IMDb reveal most popular movies of 2016 including Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, and Ghostbusters

Plus The Legend of Tarzan, Captain America: Civil War, and Ghostbusters

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 20 December 2016 11:43

Over the last year, numerous blockbusters have sunk with critics, including Suicide Squad, Warcraft, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

However, those three films all made IMDb’s top films of 2016; a list compromised of the top 10 films released in the last year that proved ‘most consistently popular with IMDb users’.

The official synopses for the list reads: “These rankings are not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance, but on pageviews by our combined web and mobile audience.”

As proven by the list, page views don’t necessarily lead to a good film. At number 10, for instance, is the Margot Robbie starring Legend of Tarzan, a film that seemingly impressed neither critics or the general public, holding a 6.3 IMDb score and 44 on Metacritic.

Unsurprisingly, the newly rebooted Ghostbusters, which proved highly controversial, came in at number eight. Critics were a little more forgiving to Paul Feig’s flick, the film holding a 60 rating on Metacritic, while IMDb users voted the film down to 5.4.

The top five films were all superhero blockbusters, created by either Marvel Studios, Warner Bros., or Fox. That superhero bubble won’t be bursting anytime soon.

IMDb's most popular films of 2016

10. The Legend of Tarzan

9. Warcraft: The Beginning

8. Ghostbusters

7. The Magnificent Seven

6. The Jungle Book

5. X-Men: Apocalypse

4. Deadpool

3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2. Captain America: Civil War 

1. Suicide Squad

Meanwhile, IMDb recently revealed the most popular actors of 2016, with Margot Robbie - who featured in both Suicide Squad and Tarzan - topping the list.

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