30 Films To See in 2016

This month we have been counting down 30 Films to see in 2016 in order of their UK release. The full countdown including exclusive gifs is also available here on our Tumblr page. Let us know if you agree with our list.

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Number 1 – The Danish Girl – 1st January 2016

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard

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Number 2 – The Hateful Eight – 8th January 2016

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino 

Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Tim Roth, Kurt Russel, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen 

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Number 3 – The Revenant – 15th January 2016

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

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Number 4 – Deadpool – 10th February 2016

Directed by: Tim Miller

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić 

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Number 5 – Pride Prejudice and Zombies – 11th February 2016

Directed by: Burr Steers

Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Lena Headey

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Number 6 – Zoolander 2 – 12th February 2016

Directed by: Ben Stiller 

Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig

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Number 7 – Triple 9 – 12th February 2016

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet

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Number 8 – Hail, Caesar! – 4th March 2016

Directed by: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum

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Number 9 – Knight of Cups – 4th March 2016 (USA release date as it does not yet have a UK release date)

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Joe Manganiello, Joel Kinnaman, Nick Offerman

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Number 10 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – 25th March 2016

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot 

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Number 11 – Zootropolis – 25th March 2016

Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush 

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Mark Smith, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Raymond S. Persi, Alan Tudyk 

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Number 12 – The Jungle Book  – 15th April 2016

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o

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Number 13 – The Huntsman: Winter’s War  – 8th April 2016

Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Colin Morgan, Sam Claflin, Nick Frost

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Number 14 – Captain America: Civil War – 29th April 2016

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt

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Number 15 – Everybody Wants Some – 13th May 2016

Directed by:Rickard Linklater

Cast:Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Will Brittain

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Number 16 – X-Men: Apocalypse – 19th May 2016

Directed by:Bryan Singer 

Cast:James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor, Josh Helman

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Number 17 – Warcraft – 3rd June 2016

Directed by:Duncan Jones

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu

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Number 18 – The Secret Life of Pets – 24th June 2016

Directed by:Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney

Cast:Louis C.K, Ben Kingsley, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, James Woods, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Max von Sydow, Bill Hader, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Wayne Knight, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks

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Number 19 – Independence Day: Resurgence – 24th June 2016

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch, Angelababy, Joey King

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Number 20 – The Legend of Tarzan – 8th July 2016

Directed by:David Yates

Cast:Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie,  Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt

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Number 21 – Star Trek: Beyond – 22nd July 2016

Directed by:Justin Lin

Cast:Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella

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Number 22 – Finding Dory – 29th July 2016

Directed by:Andrew Stanton

Cast:Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Ed O’Neill, Willem Dafoe, Vicki Lewis, Idris Elba, Dominic West

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Number 23 – Suicide Squad – 5th August 2016

Directed by:David Ayer

Cast:Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Karen Fukuhara

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Number 24 – The Magnificent Seven -23rd September 2016

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard, Luke Grimes, Sean Bridgers, Billy Slaughter, Cam Gigandet, Vinnie Jones

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Number 25 – The Girl on the Train -7th October 2016

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Édgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon

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Number 26 – Doctor Strange -28th October 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton

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Number 27 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -18th November 2016

Directed by: David Yates

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrel, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Jenn Murray, Gemma Chan

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Number 28 – Moana – 2nd December 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk

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Number 29 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 16th December 2016

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris 

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Number 30 – Assassin’s Creed – 30th December 2016

Directed by: Justin Kurzel

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson 

Rebecca Seghini

Rebecca Seghini

Author/Designer at The Film Magazine
Film and media graduate, Disney obsessed, Sci-Fi and Fantasy nerd and I love a good musical. I consider The Wizard of Oz to be the greatest movie of all time. I am also a massive Lord of the Rings, Batman and Star Wars fan girl. Basically, I will give pretty much anything a watch. My life goals are to one day have Disney perfect hair and to cover myself in movie related tattoos
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