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Breaking down the MTV Movie Awards

While the films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars were dramatic and brave pieces of cinematic art, the Movie of the Year category at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards features candidates that pack a little more punch. Daring, nuanced pieces like "Spotlight" or "Brooklyn" have been cast aside in favor of some of the biggest action flicks and box office superstars.

Ahead of this year's MTV Movie Awards, here is a quick breakdown of the biggest films and why they are deserving of recognition:

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Another installment in the wildly successful Marvel comics movie series, "Age of Ultron" featured the return of some of America's favorite superheroes. Forbes found that although the film grossed over $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, it was not one of the series' strongest chapters. Still, between Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, there is likely something for everyone to enjoy in this one.

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Considered a major Oscar snub, this was one of the year's most intriguing films. Sylvester Stallone returned as Rocky Balboa, this time as the trainer and mentor for Adonis Johnson, the son of his old rival Apollo Creed. This dramatic film is perhaps the most serious of any nominee for Movie of the Year, but it also has a fun and energetic side to it.

Ryan Reynolds first portrayed the character Deadpool in the 2009 movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." This year, the notoriously sarcastic superhero got his own film, turning things up for a genre usually associated with family fun. As a result, "Deadpool" was the first R-rated movie in the "X-Men" series, according to Cinema Blend.

Jurassic World
Director Colin Trevorrow did the "Jurassic" franchise a great service with his imaginative film. Fans finally got to see the park in all of its glory, and the attention to detail in this movie is quite impressive. With subtle call backs to old characters and themes as well as appearances from some of the older movies' most iconic dinosaurs, this film dominated the box office for most of the summer in 2015. Box Office Mojo reported that until another film on this list came along, "Jurassic World" was the third most successful film in history.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Although "Jurassic World" was a wildly successful film in its own right, the latest "Star Wars" movie took it to the cleaners. It grossed north of $2 billion dollars in global ticket sales, nearly $300 million more than "Jurassic World."

With several new "Star Wars" films expected to be released in the next few years, this was a great step forward for the franchise.

Straight Outta Compton
This powerful biographical movie recaptures the glory of the rap group N.W.A. and highlights the impact they had on music and race relations in the country in the late 1980s. Famous hip hop legends like Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and more are brought to life in this epic film.

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