Every year Google compiles top ten lists of the most searched terms in various categories. Here is 2016’s list of the most searched movies we googled.
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 48m
Summary: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Release date: February 12, 2016 (India)
Director: Tim Miller
Box office: 760.3 million USD
Film series: X-Men
Budget: 58 million USD
2. Suicide Squad
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2h 16m
Summary: Figuring they’re all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.
Release date: August 5, 2016 (India)
Director: David Ayer
Box office: 745.6 million USD
Budget: 175 million USD
Music director: Steven Price
3. The Revenant
2015 ‧ Drama film/Thriller ‧ 2h 36m
Summary: Hugh Glass, a legendary frontiersman, is severely injured in a bear attack and is abandoned by his hunting crew. He uses his skills to survive and take revenge on his companion who betrayed him.
Release date: February 26, 2016 (India)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Box office: 533 million USD
4. Captain America Civil War
2016 ‧ Science fiction film/Action ‧ 2h 27m
Summary: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
Release date: May 6, 2016 (India)
Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Box office: 1.132 billion USD
Budget: 250 million USD
5. Batman v Superman
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 3h 3m
Summary: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gothan City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known.
Release date: March 25, 2016 (India)
Director: Zack Snyder
Box office: 872.7 million USD
Film series: Justice League Film Series
Budget: 250 million USD
6. Doctor Strange
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 55m
Summary: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Initial release: October 13, 2016 (Hong Kong)
Director: Scott Derrickson
Box office: 647.3 million USD
Budget: 165 million USD
Production company: Marvel Studios
7. Finding Dory
2016 ‧ Comedy-drama/Adventure ‧ 1h 45m
Summary: Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory, who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin and Nemo. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom and dad, Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank, a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey, a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Release date: June 17, 2016 (India)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Box office: 1.027 billion USD
Featured song: Unforgettable
Film series: Finding Nemo
2016 ‧ Buddy cop film/Adventure ‧ 1h 48m
Summary: From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
Initial release: February 10, 2016 (Belgium)
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Featured song: Try Everything
Box office: 1.024 billion USD
Budget: 150 million USD
9. The Conjuring 2
2016 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 2h 14m
Summary: In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.
Release date: June 10, 2016 (India)
Director: James Wan
Box office: 320.2 million USD
Film series: The Conjuring Film Series
Budget: 40 million USD
10. Hacksaw Ridge
2016 ‧ Drama film/History ‧ 2h 19m
Summary: The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines – braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Initial release: October 16, 2016 (Australia)
Director: Mel Gibson
Production company: Summit Entertainment
Box office: 100.7 million USD