Finally, November 2016 was the month we have all waited for. A month filled with great movies nearly every week. It took forever for the greatness to arrive, but what a month. Here are the best movies of the month including some reviews by totally awesome individuals.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Director: Scott Derrickson (Sinister)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofer
Budget: 165 million
Box Office: Domestic 206.4 million Worldwide 617.7 million
IMDb: 7.9 of 140,000+
Doctor Strange was yet another big hit for Marvel. While the reviews were mixed (like just about everything this year) I loved the movie. I found it funny and visually stunning. Cumberbatch was perfect for the role, the villain I wish wasn’t a one off, but he had more conviction than others. Among the better I’ve seen from Marvel lately.
Need more? Check out my full review of Doctor Strange. Don’t worry, I’m not much for spoilers.
JumpcutUK and I weren’t on the same page with this one, but their opinion is still valid. Check out why below.
Of course we can’t forget my good man Aristotle and his awesome spoiler free review.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special)
Starring: Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
IMDb: 7.2 of 2,500+ reviews (90% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Budget: NA Box Office 4.1 million domestic (limited release)
I have a review for this film coming soon from JumpcutUK, but I will need to post it when they publish it. For now let me say that this movie is beautiful. Featuring two powerful leads in Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. It portrays the love of the Loving family without the need of excessive words. Another outstanding Jeff Nichols film.
Reel Dude Reviews had a great review and here it is.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker,
IMDb: 8.4of 62,000+ ratings
Budget: 47 Million
Box Office: 63.2 million
Worldwide: 94.1 million
A very unique and relatively realistic alien first contact movie. It doesn’t deliver the action, but rather in concepts and philosophical debate.
I really liked this movie and it’s many philosophical points. Plus, the filmmaking style is pretty sweet. Here is my review.
Aristotle Full Throttle also had a good review of this film. Please watch it and check his other reviews out. He is quite interesting.
Reel Red Reviews had another great review of Arrival.
Finally, we can’t forget the good people of JumpcutUk for what they provided us.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Director: David Yates (Harry Potter films 5,6,7,8)
Writer: J.K. Rowling
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, Ron Pearlman, Ezra Miller
IMDb: 7.8 of 83,000+ ratings
Box Office: Domestic: 161.1 million
Worldwide: 479.7 million
I may not be a huge Harry Potter world fan, but I enjoyed this movie and it made enough profit to justify its existence to the studio. (Though I’m sure some hardcore fans will disagree.)
Here is my review of Fantastic Beasts
Need a second opinion? JumpcutUK happens to be magical when it comes to reviews.
Finally, Aristotle brings us home in awesome fashion. I’ll admit that I like the guy because of his sense of humor and that we often to almost always agree on films.
The Edge of Seventeen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Hailee Steinfield
IMDb: 8.0 of 3,000 ratings.
Budget: 9 million
Box Office: 10.7 Million
I really didn’t expect to like this film as much as I did, but it was absolutely fantastic. I wish more films took this style of humor and writing.
Check out my review down below!
Genre: Animated, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho
IMDb: 8.3 of 6,000 ratings
Box Office: 81 million (Opening weekend)
Disney yet again made an excellent animated film. It is fun for the whole family!
Check out my review below!
Lion (Limited Release)
Starring: Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel
IMDb: 7.5 of 795 ratings
Going to be fair that I didn’t get to see this film yet because it hasn’t really come near my area it is so limited. Though I am hearing good things. So if you like a good drama and people like Dev Patel and Rooney Mara. You may need to check this one out.
A Street Cat Named Bob
IMDb: 7.4 of 1,000+ ratings
If you can find this indie comedy about a street cat and struggling musician. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised.
Genre: Drama, War, History
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving
IMDb: 8.6 of 28,000+
Box Office: Domestic 53.1 million
Worldwide: 71.2 million
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this movie. Though I’ve also heard it is brutal to watch at times. Mel Gibson never holds back the violence and this is no exception. If you want a film which is very well acted, detailed, and directed near perfection. There are few war films in history better than this one. Best of all it is about a man who wanted to save lives rather than take them. (Those are the greatest heroes of all.)
Manchester by the Sea (Limited)
Starring: Casey Affleck
IMDb: 8.6 of 2,000 ratings
A drama starring Casey Affleck. I hear it is also very good. Well worth your time if you like a solid drama. Watch it and please enjoy.
Nocturnal Animals (Limited)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb: 8.0 of 9,500+ reviews
Check out what the good people of JumpcutUK say about this one.