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Film The Most Anticipated Winter 2015-2016 Movies  

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It likely comes as no surprise to anyone that winter 2016 is going to be huge for films. With a mix of blockbusters, animated darlings, and independent prestige films, there's bound to be a lot of options for the moviegoing public any weekend between December 2015 and February 2016. This list of the most anticipated Winter 2015-2016 movies, is full of eagerly awaited films, both new stories and sequels alike, and surely there's something anyone can enjoy. Check out these wide-ranging films and vote up the ones you're most excited to see when they hit theaters.  Top movies in this list are expected to eventually be added to our list of the top movies of all time.

It comes as no surprise that there's a wide contingent of moviegoers who are already hyped up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But there are plenty of other movies coming out in Winter 2015-2016 that could entertain and engage you, too For January 2016 movies, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a thriller that's building buzz and looks to keep you on the edge of your seat. Even February 2016 movies have a lot of fun in store!

Get ready for 2016 winter movies today, by checking out the list of upcoming films below, watching a trailer or two, and casting your votes for the films coming out in winter 2015-2016 that you're most excited for.
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voting closed at #1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens December 18, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $238 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

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voting closed at #2 February 12, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $133 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 84% Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more

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voting closed at #3 January 29, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $41 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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voting closed at #6 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $38 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more

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voting closed at #5 February 12, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $14 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 22% Zoolander 2 is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Justin Theroux.

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voting closed at #5 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $4.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 76% The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) find ...more

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voting closed at #7 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $38.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 30% Daddy's Home is a 2014 comedy film written by Brian Burns, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay and directed by Etan Cohen.

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voting closed at #8 December 11, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten tomatoes score: 42% In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's ...more

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voting closed at #10 February 5, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $5 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an upcoming American horror comedy romance film directed by Burr Steers and co-written with David O. Russell, based on the 2009 novel of same name by Seth ...more

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voting closed at #10 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $17 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 57% Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. A divorced mother (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business

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voting closed at #12 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $9.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 9% Point Break is a 2015 action film directed by Ericson Core.

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December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $14.4 million; Rotten tomatoes score: 13%

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voting closed at #13 December 18, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $13.4 million; Rotten tomatoes score: 62% Sisters is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated ...more

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January 15, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $10 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17% The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction action film directed by J Blakeson, based on the novel by Rick Yancey. After four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks left most of Earth ...more

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voting closed at #15 January 15, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $34 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 14% Ride Along 2 is an upcoming 2016 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, a sequel to the 2014 film Ride Along. The film stars Ice Cube, Kevin ...more

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January 15, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $16 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

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voting closed at #17 February 5, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line, which includes a pregnant actress ...more

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January 22, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9% Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Dan Mazer and written by John Philips. The film stars Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza and Dermot Mulroney. It was ...more

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voting closed at #19 December 25, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $10.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 63% Concussion is a 2015 American biographical sports drama film directed by Peter Landesman, based on the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. In Pittsburgh, accomplished ...more

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January 29, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $10 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58% The Finest Hours is a 1964 British documentary film about Winston Churchill, directed by Peter Baylis. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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January 22, 2016 Opening weekend gross: $11 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29% The Boy is a 2012 animated short film directed by Adnan Lalani.

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voting closed at #23 How To Be Single February 12, 2015 Opening weekend gross: $18 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%