2016 is going to end soon and it’s time to reveal the most-searched movies on the IMDB website. This list is just perfect to prove that superhero movies are dominating Hollywood like anything as all the top 5 movies in our list are superhero movies! This list also proves that general audiences are the ones who ultimately decide the fate of a movie and not the film critics. Let’s have a look at the top 5 searched movies of 2016 in IMDB
The reason why Suicide Squad is in the top list is that it was such a hyped movie prior to its release. The teasers and trailers were promising like anything and everyone were hoping for something really massive from DC. But the movie received mixed reviews upon its release and most of the critics panned the movie. Despite the negative criticisms, the movie managed to collect a decent amount of money from the box-office. The actual fact is that Suicide Squad is much better than most of the overrated (especially critically acclaimed) movies of 2016.
Captain America: Civil War
It’s not at all a surprise to see this movie in the top list. Ever since the announcement of the film, the hype and popularity that this movie received were just phenomenal. Everyone was eagerly waiting to see their favorite superheroes on the big screen once again. The movie also introduced the ‘new Spider-Man’ to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans and moviegoers enjoyed the movie alike and the critics also praised the movie. Captain America: Civil War collected a whopping sum of $1.53 billion from the box-office.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was another DC movie in which fans had great hopes. Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman was a hot topic of discussion at that time. Many criticized the studio’s decision to cast Ben Affleck as Batman, but he proved them all wrong with his stellar performance. Even though the movie was a disappointment, it had its moments, especially the epic battle between Batman and Superman.
Deadpool is way different from the contemporary superhero movies, and it was one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. Topics related to the movie were discussed like anything in the social media. The movie received positive reviews from both the critics and normal viewers. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool and he over shined in his career-defining the role and can you guys imagine anyone else in that role?
X-Men: Apocalypse is the third Marvel film in our list. Everyone had high hopes in the ninth installment in X-Men film series as its predecessor, X-Men: Days of Future Past was too good. The movie received mixed reviews upon its release and most of the critics criticized the movie for its overloaded action sequences. However, the money managed to collect a considerably decent amount from the box-office.