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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Updated September 9, 2020 114.9k votes 4.5k voters 83.1k views72 items

List RulesExcited for a movie coming out in 2016 but don't see it below? Add it yourself! Opening weekend grosses listed represent domestic ticket sales only.

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If 2015 taught us anything at the movies, it’s that big budget flicks are just as popular as ever. A total of 61 films grossed over $100 million worldwide, with Jurassic World leading the way, raking in nearly $1.7 billion globally. This year looks like it may match the blockbusters of 2015, here are the most anticipated movies of 2016.

There is certainly no shortage of superheroes on this upcoming movies list. Perhaps the two most anticipated movies of 2016 are Deadpool and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It will be interesting to see a new Marvel superhero (played by Ryan Reynolds) franchise take shape, and audiences are definitely already on the edge of their seats, waiting to see whether Ben Affleck is more Christian Bale or George Clooney, when it comes to playing The Dark Knight.

There are also several animated films coming out in 2016. Dory gets her very own flick in Finding Dory. The addictive game Angry Birds is finally coming to the big screen. And, if you haven’t had enough of Kung Fu Panda, the third installment will come at audiences in 3D on January 29.

If you’re into remakes, re-imaginings, or spinoffs, the future movies 2016 should not disappoint. The all-girls Ghostbusters crew starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones hits theaters on July 15. Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway star in Alice Through the Looking Glass, where Alice returns to Wonderland and travels back in time in order to save the Mad Hatter. Additionally, J.K. Rowling makes her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Harry Potter spinoff starring Eddie Redmayne.

Which do you think are the best movies coming out soon? Be sure to up vote for the upcoming Hollywood movies that you are most excited for.
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    Suicide Squad
    3,872
    1,249

    ActorsWill Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Opening weekend gross: $135 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%

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  • 2
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ActorsBen Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Opening weekend gross: $170.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%
  • 3
    Deadpool
    2,589
    934

    Deadpool

    February 12

    ActorsRyan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano

    Directed byTim MIller

    Opening weekend gross: $133 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 4
    Captain America: Civil War

    ActorsChris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Opening weekend gross: $181.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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  • 5
    X-Men: Apocalypse
    3,371
    1,364

    ActorsJennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Opening weekend gross: $65.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 49%
  • 6
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    3,535
    1,335

    ActorsFelicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen

    Directed byGareth Edwards

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  • 7
    Finding Dory
    3,026
    1,564

    ActorsEllen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Opening weekend gross: $136.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
  • 8
    Doctor Strange
    2,682
    1,397

    Doctor Strange

    November 4

    ActorsBenedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Opening weekend gross: $85 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

  • 9
    Star Trek Beyond
    2,376
    1,597

    ActorsChris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho

    Directed byJustin Lin

    Opening weekend gross: $59.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 10
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    2,123
    1,381

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    November 18

    ActorsEddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Delete
    1,788
    1,207

    Delete

    April 15

    ActorsBill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Opening weekend gross: $103.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
  • 12
    Independence Day Resurgence

    ActorsLiam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Opening weekend gross: $41.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%

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  • 13
    Assassin's Creed
    1,965
    1,631

    Assassin's Creed

    December 21

    ActorsMichael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling

    Directed byJustin Kurzel

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  • 14
    Jason Bourne
    395
    205

    ActorsMatt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    Opening weekend gross: $60 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

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  • 15
    Kung Fu Panda 3
    986
    840

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    January 29

    ActorsAngelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, Seth Rogen

    Directed byJennifer Yuh Nelson

    Opening weekend gross: $41 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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  • 16
    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    ActorsJohnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas, Rhys Ifans

    Directed byJames Bobin

    Opening weekend gross: $26.9 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

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  • 17
    The Secret Life of Pets
    1,546
    1,220

    ActorsLouis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks

    Directed byYarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud

    Opening weekend gross: $104.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

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  • 18
    Zoolander 2
    1,122
    1,005

    Zoolander 2

    February 12

    ActorsBen Stiller, Owen Wilson

    Directed byJustin Theroux

    Opening weekend gross: $14 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%
  • 19
    Now You See Me: The Second Act

    ActorsDaniel Radcliffe, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo

    Directed byJon M. Chu

    Opening weekend gross: $22.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%
  • 20
    Ghostbusters
    2,043
    1,905

    ActorsBill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Walton, Ron Jeremy

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Opening weekend gross: $46 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

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  • 21
    Zootopia
    475
    461

    Zootopia

    March 4

    ActorsGinnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence

    Directed byByron Howard

    Opening weekend gross: $74 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%

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  • 22
    The Magnificent Seven
    894
    1,033

    ActorsDenzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Directed byAntoine Faqua

    Opening weekend gross: $35 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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  • 23
    Ice Age: Collison Course
    1,270
    1,382

    Ice Age: Collison Course

    July 22

    ActorsJohn Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, Denis Leary,

    Directed byMike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu

    Opening weekend gross: $21.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%

  • 24
    The Legend of Tarzan
    1,136
    1,371

    ActorsAlexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Opening weekend gross: $38.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%

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  • 25
    Warcraft
    1,296
    1,575

    Warcraft

    June 10

    ActorsPaula Patton, Ben Foster, Clancy Brown, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Opening weekend gross: $24.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27%

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