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50. The Nice Guys
Directed by: Shane Black

“A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.”
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49.  The Circle
Directed by: James Ponsoldt

Anticipated Films of 2016 54

“A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.”
Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

48. Rangoon
Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj

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“Love triangle set against the backdrop of the Second World War.”
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor
Genre: Romance

47. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Directed by: David Yates

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.”
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

46. Certain Women
Directed by: Kelly Reichardt

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“The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.”
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern
Genre: Drama

45. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Directed by: Ang Lee

Anticipated Films of 2016 44

“An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq.”
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History

44. Frank & Lola
Directed by: Matthew M Ross

Anticipated Films of 2016 43

“Set in Las Vegas and Paris, this love story covers the full circle of emotions: love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and eventually the search for redemption.”
Starring: Imogen Poots, Michael Shannon, Justin Long
Genre: Mystery, Romance

43. Sing Street
Directed by: John Carney

“A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.”
Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Genre: Drama, Musical

42. The Commune
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

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“A story about the clash between personal desires vs. solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 70’s.”
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Trine Dyrholm
Genre: Drama

41. Miss Sloane
Directed by: John Madden

Anticipated Films of 2016 29

“An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.”
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong
Genre: Drama

40. Wiener Dog
Directed by: Todd Solondz

anticipated films of 2016

“Chronicles the life of a dog as it travels around the country, spreading comfort and joy.”
Starring: Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin
Genre: Comedy

39. Evolution
Directed by: Lucile Hadzihalilovic

“The only residents of young Nicholas’s seaside town are women and boys. When he sees a dead body in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?”
Starring: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

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38. Maggie’s Plan
Directed by: Rebecca Miller

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“Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.”
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke
Genre: Comedy

37. Hacksaw Ridge
Directed by: Mel Gibson

Anticipated Films of 2016 39

“WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.”
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Andrew Garfield
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

36. The Light Between Oceans
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Anticipated Films of 2016 38

“A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.”
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
Genre: Drama

35. The Last Face
Directed by: Sean Penn

Anticipated Films of 2016 37

“A director of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest.”
Starring: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Genre: Drama

34. Aligarh
Directed by: Hansal Mehta

Anticipated Films of 2016 36

“Set in the city of Uttar Pradesh and based on true events, the plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality.”
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao
Genre: Biography, Drama

33. Story of Your Life
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Anticipated Films of 2016 35

“Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.”
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Genre: Sci-Fi

32. The Founder
Directed by: John Lee Hancock

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“The story of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc.”
Starring: Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman
Genre: Biography, Drama

31. The Secret Scripture
Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Anticipated Films of 2016 28

“A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.”
Starring: Rooney Mara, Theo James, Aidan Turner
Genre: Drama

30. The Wizard of Lies
Directed by: Barry Levinson

Anticipated Films of 2016 27

“The story of Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme.”
Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lily Rabe
Genre: Drama

29. Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel
Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Anticipated Films of 2016 26

Plot Unknown
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
Genre: Action

28. Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World
Directed by: Werner Herzog

“Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.”
Genre: Documentary

27. The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
Directed by: Wim Wenders

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Plot Unknown
Starring: Sophie Semin, Reda Kateb, Nick Cave
Genre: Drama

26. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Directed by: Tim Burton

Anticipated Films of 2016 25

“Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.”
Starring: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

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