10 top films still to come out in 2016

  • 10 top films still to come out in 2016

We're over halfway through the year, but the high-quality films are still rolling in, with the second half of the year going to feature some incredibly cinema releases.

Here are ten films that could easily be amongst the candidates for the best film of the year...

The BFG - 22nd July

Probably Roald Dahl's best story (yeah, take that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) had been brought to life by legendary director Steven Spielberg, teaming back up with Bridge of Spies Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, who plays the titular friendly giant.

Ruby Barnhill - in her first big screen role - plays Sophie, who is taken from her bed and brought to giant country by the kind giant to learn about catching dreams, snozzcumbers and frobscottle and discovers the even bigger child-eating giants.

With a cast that also includes Bill Hader, Jermaine Clement and Rafe Spall, the tale looks like the most faithful to Dahl's tale, full of wonder and impressive effects, The BFG will be loved by young and old this year.

Finding Dory - 29th July

The forgetful blue tang fish that was the breakout star of Pixar's original underwater adventure returns for her own feature film.

Voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, with Nemo safely home after his ocean adventure, Dory's memories spark her into action on an adventure to find her family, while meeting a whole host of interesting good and bad new sea-life.

With such Hollywood talent as Idris Elba, Dominic West, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton providing voices expect another box-office-busting, tear-jerking, heart-warming classic from Pixar.

Suicide Squad - 5th August

With comic book films bossing the box office in the past few years, this is a new take, with a team of supervillains instead of the tried-and-tested superheroes that we've seen so far.

Margot Robbie plays fan-favourite Harley Quinn and we're introduced to Jared Leto's fan-dividing and much-awaited version of The Joker, plus Will Smith, Viola Davis, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.

To gain a reduced sentence for their crimes, DC 'antiheroes' including Deadshot and Killer Croc are sent on dangerous black ops missions. With some of the best trailers in 2016, if they are any measure of how the finished film will be, then we're in for something very fresh and very exciting indeed.

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Sausage Party - 2nd September

Seth Rogen has drafted in all of his comedy pals for the first-ever 3D adult computer animated comedy, which follows the life of a sausage, in the film which Rogen and writing pal Evan Goldberg admitted they started with a humorous name and worked backwards for the rest.

Lovingly sending-up Toy Story, Rogen voices Frank, a sausage that lives in a supermarket with all the other groceries and then is purchased, which Frank believes is fulfilling his food destiny, only to discover that when they are cooked, it is torture and death for the food.

Frank and his hot dog bun girlfriend have to escape the kitchen and warn their supermarket friends, with a who's who of comedy voicing, including Jonah hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, and James Franco.

Expect bad language, crude humour and a very funny take on the Pixar stories.

Bridget Jones's Baby - 16th September

Bridget is back 12 years after her 'happy ever after' which didn't turn out quite as she had hoped; having split up from Mark Darcy, Bridget finds herself single, in her forties and deciding to focus on her career, only for things to take a turn when she finds herself pregnant.

The only problem is that Bridget can't be sure whether the father is Mark, or a dashing American (played by Patrick Dempsey, after Hugh Grant passed up a returning role).

With over a decade's worth of expectations from Bridget Jones fans, the third film has a lot to live up to, but if Renée Zellweger and director Sharon Maguire (who directed the first Bridget Jones) nail it, then we'll have the best comedy film in a year full of high-quality.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - 30th September

Tim Burton takes on the adaptation of Ransom Briggs' 2011 novel about a mysterious woman on a mysterious island who looks after orphaned children with strange powers.

Eva Green plays Miss Peregrine, in lieu of Burton and Helena Bonham-Carter having a falling out, along with Asa Butterfield and a host of talented child actors, plus some spectacular looking effects for the peculiar children's powers.

Coming off the back of Ransom Briggs' very successful novel it already has a huge following and if it is as good as it looks, we could have our latest unstoppable young adult fiction franchise.

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Doctor Strange - 28th October

The latest superhero in the MCU, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the arrogant surgeon whose hands are ruined in a car accident and then mentored to become a sorcerer by the Ancient One.

It seems that Marvel can do no wrong, even with lesser known (and more absurd) properties like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy raking in the millions at the box office and Doctor Strange is another property that Marvel expect to insert into their massive Avengers/MCU franchise.

Boasting a top line-up; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen are all set to star, with Tilda Swinton playing the Ancient One, expect another multi-million dollar gross.

The Accountant - 4th November

Fresh from his adventures in the Batsuit, Ben Affleck plays a 'math savant' forensic accountant who moonlights as a sleeper assassin for the mob.

While it might sound like a daft idea, it's shaping up to be a tense action thriller with plenty of frenetic action set pieces and with a cast list including Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons, it's not short of stars.

After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set Ben Affleck back somewhat; expect this to return him to his Argo-levels of fan appreciation.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 18th November

When the Harry Potter book and movie series ended, millions of people had a massive hole in their heart for the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling's creation.

J.K. Rowling also missed Harry Potter and all of the lovely money that he brings in, so set about expanding the Potter universe, and penned a tale about Newt Scamander, a wizard who arrives at New York's Magical Congress, only for his briefcase full of fantastic and dangerous creatures to let the beasts loose on an unexpecting Big Apple.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne plays Newt in the Potter spin-off/prequel which will be the first in a trilogy, and with Potter director David Yates behind the camera, you know this will be a great addition to the Harry Potter universe and will gross hundreds of millions of dollars from the pockets of HP fans.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 16th December

With Disney now owning Star Wars, they are promising to release Star Wars films every December henceforth, and the first one will be Rogue One - the story of a band of Rebel fighters attempting to steal the plans for the first Death Star.

Taking place very shortly before Episode IV: A New Hope, director Gareth Jones (The Raid, Godzilla) has described it as being similar to a war film, stating: "It's the reality of war. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good. It's complicated, layered; a very rich scenario in which to set a movie."

Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen play just a few of the Rebel force, while James Earl Jones has confirmed he will provide the voice of a returning Darth Vader.

The Force Awakens became the third highest grossing film of all time and was praised virtually across the board, so this has a lot of expectations as Disney's first universe-building Star Wars spin-off.

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