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25. The Death and Life of John F Donovan
Directed by: Xavier Dolan

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“An American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.”
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Bella Thorne, Taylor Kitsch
Genre: Drama

24. La La Land
Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Anticipated Films of 2016 49

“A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.”
Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Finn Wittrock
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

23. Seller
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

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Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Genre: Drama

22. It’s Only The End Of The World
Directed by: Xavier Dolan

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“Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.”
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel
Genre: Drama

21. Where to Invade Next?
Directed by: Michael Moore

“To learn what the US can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.”
Starring: Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker
Genre: Documentary

20. The Great Wall
Directed by: Yimou Zhang

“A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.”
Starring: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

19. The Neon Demon
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

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“When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.”
Starring: Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks
Genre: Horror, Thriller

18. Paterson
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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“Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet.”
Starring: Adam Driver, Kara Hayward, Sterling Jerins
Genre: Drama

17. Everybody Wants Some
Directed by: Richard Linklater

“A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.”
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman
Genre: Comedy

16. Untitled WWII Romantic Thriller
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Anticipated Films of 2016 17

“1942. After falling in love with a French agent during a dangerous North African mission, an Allied counter-intelligence agent is quietly notified that the woman he has married and had a baby with is likely a Nazi spy.”
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

15. Snowden
Directed by: Oliver Stone

Anticipated Films of 2016 13

“CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.”
Starring: Scott Eastwood, Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller

14. The BFG
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

“A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.”
Starring: Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

13. Sully
Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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“The story of American pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who heroically landed a troubled aircraft full of passengers on the Hudson River. But the storm was yet to come, a storm which could ruin the life of a hero.”
Starring: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn, Laura Linney
Genre: Biography, Drama

12. LBJ
Directed by: Rob Reiner

Anticipated Films of 2016 14

“The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.”
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Woody Harrelson, Jeffrey Donovan
Genre: Drama

11. Voyage of Time
Directed by: Terrence Malick

Anticipated Films of 2016 15

“An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.”
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
Genre: Documentary

10. The Unknown Girl
Directed by: The Dardenne Brothers

Anticipated Films of 2016 20

“A doctor attempts to uncover the identity of a patient who died after she refused her treatment.”
Starring: Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet
Genre: Drama 

9. Madly
Directed by: Shion Sono/Anurag Kashyap/Sebastián Silva/Gael García Bernal/Mia Wasikowska/Natasha Khan

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“A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world’s most visionary directors.”
Starring: Radhika Apte, Kathryn Beck, Tamsin Topolski
Genre: Drama

8. Hail, Caesar !
Directed by: Coen Brothers

“A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line.”
Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

7. Manchester By The Sea
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

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“An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.”
Starring: Casey Affleck, Gretchen Mol, Michelle Williams
Genre: Drama

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6. Florence Foster Jenkins
Directed by: Stephen Frears

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“The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.”
Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama

5. Salt and Fire
Directed by: Werner Herzog

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“A scientist blames the head of a large company to cause an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to present eruption signs, they must unite to avoid a disaster, despite their ideological differences.”
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Michael Shannon, Werner Herzog
Genre: Thriller

4. Julieta
Directed by: Pedro Almodovar

Anticipated Films of 2016 16

“Julieta’s life in 2015 finds her on the verge of madness; 30 years earlier, we see a more prosperous time in her life.”
Starring: Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner
Genre: Drama

3. Endless Poetry
Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

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“Through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the Chilean artist’s youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations”
Starring: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Adan Jodorowsky
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy

2. Silence
Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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“In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.”
Starring: Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield
Genre: Drama, History

1. Untitled Terrence Malick Project
Directed by: Terrence Malick

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“Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.”
Starring: Rooney Mara, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender
Genre: Drama, Music

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