Best Movies of 2016 So Far

2016 has been a year which has produced some very good movies but no legendary picture. It was just another year with few popular superhero movies coming up at various times along with some mystery thrillers that kept the people entertained. However, there were few movies that really impressed the masses and here in this list of Best Movies available on MovieBox, we have tried to come up with the most popular movies of the current year that were really good to watch.

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is the third part of the superhero epic in which we see various superheroes taking sides and fighting among themselves. The two sides are Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) who fight over some ideological differences. The story starts with a mission including new Avengers team and lead by Captain America which results in several casualties. Thus the UN asks Avengers to sign a deal where they need to take permissions from UN panel before taking any action. Tony Stark feels guilty about this loss and forces the Captain to sign the deal. Captain America, on the other hand, the free Avengers team will then be corrupted by politics and bureaucracy. This difference in opinions results in war between the two teams when Captain’s old friend, The Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) becomes one of the suspects.

There are many old as well as new superheroes in the Civil War like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) from the old movies. Ant-man (Chadwick Boseman), a new and young Spider-Man (Tom Holland) are new appearances. The movie is full of action and has been directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.


Deadpool came as a surprise in the starting of the year. It was a different kind of superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson and Deadpool. Unlike other superheroes, who are always serious, crying and tensed about their missions, Deadpool is a chilled out, naughty, humorous and extraordinary superhero. The movie starts when Wade learns that he has terminal cancer and agrees to participate in a secret experiment that might cure his disease. However, the experiment is way more torturous than he thought and leaves him with burnt irreparable skin and advanced healing powers. He then turns himself into Deadpool and goes out to take revenge on those who did this to him. The supporting actors include Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano and T.J. Miller and has been directed by Tim Miller.


Arrival is a recent movie which has been released just a few weeks back. The movie stars Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams in another movie based on Alien invasion. Despite of being based on a very common genre, the movie has received a very positive response from the viewers as well as from the critics. Arrival focuses on two people, a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) and a linguist (Amy Adams) finding a way to communicate with the mysterious aliens who have planted their huge ships at various places around the globe. The thrilling part is that they do not know whether the aliens are the threat to the world or not. Arrival also has Michael Stahlberg and Forest Whitaker as supporting actors and has been directed by Denis Villeneuve.

The Jungle Book (2016)

The new version of Jungle Book released this year is a re-imitation of tales by Rudyard Kipling. The director of the movie, Jon Favreau has made use of spectacular graphics as well as CGI to produce a whole community of real looking animals that stay around Mowgli (Neel Sethi), the boy who was raised up in Jungle in between the animals by a pack of wolves. However, the boy is hunted by a tiger names Sher Khan (Idris Elba) who wants to kill the child. However, the increasing danger for Mowgli forces his guardian Bagheera (ben Kingsley) to take him out of the jungle to the ‘man village’ where he can stay safely away from Sher Khan. While Bagheera takes him to the village, Mowgli meets a lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray). Mowgli helps him get honey and they become friends. Also in between, Mowgli saves an elephants’ child by getting him out of the pit. When Bagheera tell Baloo that he needs to let Mowgli go, Mowgli is kidnapped by the Bandar-log. The king of the Bandar-log, King Louie (Christopher Walken) wants Mowgli to summon “the red flower” or fire for him. However, he escapes and learns that Sher Khan has killed Akela. Mowgli runs in anger towards the village and brings back the red fire to kill Sher Khan. In this attempt, he sets the forest on fire by mistake. However, with his clever thinking he fights Sher Khan to bring the entire forest together once again. The movie is far better than the previous versions and instead of being a kid movie, the film was a big hit at the box office.

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Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second movie of the Superman franchise. The movie starts with Superman saving Louis Lane and in the process, getting framed for killing innocent people. This makes the local public concerned over Superman’s presence on earth. Also, Bruce Wayne has been looking over Gotham as Batman for about two decades and holds Superman responsible for countless innocent lives lost in the fight between Superman and General Zod. Superman also wishes to expose Batman’s identity to the world as the billionaire seems dangerous to him.

On the other hand, Lex Luthor, the owner of Lex Corp also sees Superman as a threat to the mankind and convinces the Senator to get the Kryptonite from the Indian Ocean for him. The Kryptonite has been left from the failed attempt by general Zod of transforming earth into Krypton. Wayne then tries to steal data from Lex Luthor in an event, but the drive is stolen by Diana Prince. The file tells her about some metahumans with special abilities including herself. Following this, Batman has a dream in which he gets captured by Superman’s army and gets killed. He is brought to consciousness by a time traveler who tells that Lois Lane has to play a big role in upcoming threat and also he needs to find others. Also, when Batman tries to steal the kryptonite from Luthor, Superman stops him and orders him to stop his activities. Luthor on the other hand also kills the senator Finch and other people in a bomb blast.

Batman retrieves Kryptonite and builds weapons to beat Superman. He then lures Superman on to LexCorp tower for a fight. Lex also have a monster ready made out of Kryptonite power to kill superman. What happens in the fight and how the monster makes thins dirtier is really impeccable to watch in the movie. However, the movie was not praised much by the critics. But it did not fail in turning into a box office hit. 

Best Movies of 2016 So Far
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