10Eye in the Sky (2016)
We start our top 10 movies to rent 2016 list in the war room. Complications arise when a lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya. The moral implications of modern warfare are confronted head to head when an air strike has been given the green light, but a nine-year-old girls wonders into the targeted area.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy.
8Miles Ahead (2016)
Miles Ahead makes our top 10 movies to rent 2016 list because it’s not just about the music. It’s about what we all face at one time or another in our lives; questions about who we really are, what we have to say and how will we say it. How will we be defined and who gets to say so? Oh yeah…we get to know a bit more about the legendary jazz artist Miles Davis too.
7Elvis & Nixon (2016)
On a December morning in 1970, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon (Kevin Spacey). The untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Yes sir, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll makes our top 10 movies to rent 2016 list.
6The Shallows (2016)
Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground.
5The Big Short (2015)
In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry (Christian Bale) realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investor’s money into credit default swaps. Viewed as insane, his actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) and hedge fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) but enrage his investors. All in all they make buckets of cash off the housing market catastrophe. Of all the top 10 movies you must rent 2016, make certain you watch this one.
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma. One of the most enlightening top 10 movies to rent 2016.
On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers Rob Hall (Jason Clarke), Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin), and others start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the climbers must endure freezing temperatures in an epic battle of survival.
#2 on our top 10 movies to rent 2016 list stars Tom Hardy. Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and his unstable twin brother Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy) start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police detective Nipper Read (Christopher Eccleston) on their heels, the brothers still continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.
1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her friends: Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), and others for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow–who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that could eventually determine the future of millions.