The Year of Film

2016 is set out to be one of the most hyped, most exciting and most anticipated years of cinema. It’s the year of superhero films. It’s the year of highly awaited sequels. It’s the year of book-to-film adaptations. Simply put, it’s all going down this year.

If you’re a big old film nerd like me, then I’m sure you’ve been counting down the days to some of these huge releases – but, wait no more! Kicking off the year with the release of Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant at the end of this week, it’s set to only get better from there.

Here are the 2016 film releases that I’m most looking forward to!


The Revenant:

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

“A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear.”

The Revenant Movie 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

Starring: Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck

“Fearing the actions of Superman left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero the world really needs.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


Starring: Ryan Reynolds

“A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.”

Deadpool Movie 2016

The 5th Wave:

Starring: Chloé Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson

“Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.”

The 5th Wave Movie 2016

Suicide Squad:

Starring: Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto

“A mix of well-known and unknown villains (Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn) are recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. The historically independent operators must bury their own interpersonal conflicts and agendas to form a cohesive unit to take on a singular task.”

Suicide Squad 2016 Movie

Gods of Egypt:

Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler

“Together Bek and the powerful god Horus wage a courageous battle to save Egypt from the throes of chaos brought on by Set, the ruthless god of darkness.”

Gods of Egypt 2016 Movie

Captain America: Civil War:

Starring: Robert Downey J., Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan

“Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.”

Captain America Civil War 2016 Movie

X-Men: Apocalypse:

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence

“With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.”

X-men Apocalypse 2016 Movie

Pride, Prejudice and Zombies:

Starring: Lily James, Lena Headey

“Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.”

Pride Prejudice and Zombies 2016 Movie

Finding Dory:

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

“The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.”

Finding Dory 2016 Movie

Alice Through the Looking Glass:

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

“Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.”

Alice Through The Looking Glass 2016 Movie

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell

“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.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2016 Movie

The BFG:

Starring: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall

“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.”

The BFG 2016 Movie

The Secret Life of Pets:

Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

“Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.”

The Secret Life of Pets 2016 Movie

Jane Got a Gun:

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton

“A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.”

Jane Got A Gun 2016 Movie


I’m so glad we have unlimited cinema passes… 2016 is going to be an incredible year for film!

Which of these are you looking forward to the most? Did I miss any?


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34 thoughts on “The Year of Film

  1. Through the looking glass, but there is one specific person I want to go with. I would see it either way, but I am hoping I can bring her to town for it because she is the biggest Alice in Wonderland geek I’ve ever met.


  2. SO MANY MOVIES TO WATCH THIS YEAR! It’s getting increasingly difficult to stay up to date with everyone, but I think you have all the most important ones down 🙂 I am curious about the Anthology movie of Star Wars as well though.

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