Hey guys! I’m still working on seeing a few more movies before I unveil my top 15 movies of 2016. In the meantime I made this video of my top 15 movie moments of 2016. Some of my top 15 won’t make this list because they are more great all around but not for a particular moment. Other movies that I liked but didn’t love or were even disappointed in still had a memorable moment that made the list.
Here is the countdown!
15. Family Montage- Storks-
This ending montage of families of all types getting babies ended the film on just the right note. On my blog review some readers mentioned how much being included, even for just a moment in an animated film meant to them. I also love the Lumineers song to accompany it.
14 Ending- Jungle Book-
I enjoyed this more realistic take on Jungle Book and probably my favorite part is the ending. I like it because I hate the ending of the original animated classic. I don’t like the girl singing about being an indentured servant her whole life and then hypnotizing Mowgli with her beauty to leave his friends. In this new version we have an empowered Mowgli who figures out a way to defeat Shere Khan by himself. That was awesome!
13. La La Land Opening-
12. Dory finds her Parents Again- Finding Dory-
We’ve been following Dory through 2 films and to see her reunite with her parents was truly touching. The film’s message on disabilities is wonderful highlighted by Dory’s parents reassuring her how proud they were of her.
11. Finding Internet Success- Presenting Princes Shaw
I loved this documentary about a small time youtuber who gets found by a musician who uses one of her songs for his compilations. The two meet and it was heartwarming and lovely. This scene is when she first hears her song on youtube. It’s powerful stuff!
10. The Flood- Queen of Katwe
I don’t really have a great picture or video for this one but Queen of Katwe moved me emotionally and I wish more people had been to see it. One moment I was particularly struck by was when a flood comes and destroys everything. It is devastating and intense.
9. Captain America: Civil War
I love the way Marvel combines action with witty banter, and the airport scene in Civil War is one of the best examples of this. It was so freakin entertaining!
8. Agnostic Eulogy- Things to Come
This wonderful movie starring Isabelle Huppert features the only speech on agnosticism to ever make me tear up. The film is about the world of Huppert’s character falling apart and so this eulogy was so heartfelt for the character.
7. Darth Vader Throw-down- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
I was disappointed in Rogue One for the most part but I did enjoy this awesome thrown down with Vader showing his strength more than we have seen before. It was awesome
6. Standing on the Ground- Fences
Viola Davis could give acting class based on this movie. It is such a compelling performance and made me feel angry right along with her.
5. Brown Shoes- Sing Street
After being picked on by the principal for wearing brown shoes the concert at the end of Sing Street is so engaging. I was cheering and had a smile on my face for days. It also doesn’t hurt that the songs are super good.
4. Acid Scene- 10 Cloverfield Lane
I’ve seen this movie a number of times and my jaw still is on the floor when this scene happens. It is intense and scary and a particular moment completely shocked me.
3. Frozen Chicken Scene- Manchester By the Sea-
There are a number of moments I could have picked from this film but the breakdown the teenager character had I could highly relate too. He is troubled by his father not being able to be buried and seeing the chicken reminds him of that. It was very powerful.
2. How Far I’ll Go- Moana
Everything about this scene is Disney magic. I love the voice actor and the songs and builds momentum very well. I was cheering for Moana!
1 One More- Hacksaw Ridge
Seeing our lead character go back into horrific battle time and again to rescue his fellow soldiers was incredible to watch. The violence makes his action all the more inspiring and significant to our posterity.
Just thinking of these moments makes me happy! Have you seen any of these films and if so what did you think of my picks?