If you thought 2015 was a good year for movies, wait until you see the line-up for 2016! The bar was raised last year and 2016 aims to top it as best it can. Not sure what to watch? Check out a handy guide below for the biggest and best films of the next twelve months. Watch superhero vs superhero, ghost vs ghostbuster, human vs orc, and Seth Rogen vs Chloe Grace Moretz. Best starting queueing outside your cinema now, 2016 is going to be a big year for the movies!
The Hateful Eight
Released: January 8th
What better way than to start the cinematic year with a brand new Quentin Tarantino film? Three years after Django Unchained, this time with another take on the western genre. Focusing on eight strangers trapped together in a cabin during a blizzard, the film looks to be full of classic Tarantino esque dialogue and memorable characters. Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Roth are just a few members of the ensemble piece, also joined by Michael Madsen and Tarantino regular, Samuel L. Jackson. Django Unchained was one of the funniest and most violent films of 2012 and The Hateful Eight looks to be very much in the same vein and that’s no bad thing.
Released: January 15th
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are friends turned enemies in this tense thriller, based on a true story from Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a world class hunter who is unexpectedly mauled by a bear while on a hunting trip. Glass then seeks vengeance on his team when they leave him to die. The film suffered long delays in shooting and in harsh conditions so expect the performances to be raw and very real. Maybe this will finally be Leo’s time to win an Oscar. Expect a brutal, tense, seat gripping tale of vengeance and anger!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Released: February 11th
Based off the acclaimed novel that’s… uh… based of the acclaimed novel, the most unlikely of genre mash ups comes a reality as Jane Austen’s classic literary romance novel becomes infested with the living dead. With the same characters from the 1813 novel but reimagined as capable killers against the zombies plaguing their society, this looks to be the zaniest film of the year. But quite possibly, the most fun! This was written by the same man who came up with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter so really, we all should have seen this coming.