2016 movies The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016  

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List Rules Excited 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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voting closed at #1 Captain America: Civil War May 6 Opening weekend gross: $181.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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voting closed at #2 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25 Opening weekend gross: $170.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more

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voting closed at #3 X-Men: Apocalypse May 27 Opening weekend gross: $65.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 49% X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story December 16 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move ...more

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voting closed at #4 Suicide Squad August 5

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

Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics antihero team. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated ...more

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voting closed at #4 Deadpool February 12 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 #7 Doctor Strange November 4

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

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Star Trek Beyond July 22

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

Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek, created by Gene ...more

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voting closed at #9 Finding Dory June 17 Opening weekend gross: $136.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Assassin's Creed December 21 Assassin's Creed is a 2016 American action adventure film directed by Justin Kurzel, based on the video game franchise. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor ...more

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them November 18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the 2001 book by J. K. Rowling. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New ...more

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voting closed at #13 Delete April 15 Opening weekend gross: $103.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
The Jungle Book is a 2015 film directed by Jon Favreau.

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Independence Day Resurgence June 24 Opening weekend gross: $41.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 34% Independence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction action disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods and James ...more

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voting closed at #14 Alice Through the Looking Glass May 27 Opening weekend gross: $26.9 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 30% Alice in Wonderland 2 is a 2016 fantasy adventure film written by Linda Woolverton and directed by James Bobin.

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voting closed at #15 Ghostbusters July 15

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

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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voting closed at #18 Warcraft June 10 Opening weekend gross: $24.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27% Warcraft is an upcoming 2016 American epic fantasy film. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and set in the world of Azeroth. The film was first announced in 2006 as a project ...more

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voting closed at #17 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows June 3 Opening weekend gross: $35.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

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voting closed at #17 Kung Fu Panda 3 January 29 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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Jason Bourne July 29

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

Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse. The fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct ...more

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voting closed at #20 | KevinNicoud added Now You See Me: The Second Act June 10 Opening weekend gross: $22.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

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voting closed at #21 The Secret Life of Pets July 8 Opening weekend gross: $104.3 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 74% The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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The Legend of Tarzan July 1 Opening weekend gross: $38.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 34% The Legend of Tarzan is a 2016 American adventure film directed by David Yates, based on the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard), having acclimated ...more

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voting closed at #18 Zoolander 2 February 12 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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RobertDowney added The Magnificent Seven September 23

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

The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 American western action film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. It is a reimagination of the 1960 western film of the same ...more

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voting closed at #24 | darthbare added The Conjuring 2 June 10 Opening weekend gross: $40.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

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MatthewGill added 10 Cloverfield Lane March 11 Opening weekend gross: $25 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more

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voting closed at #25 Hail, Caesar! February 5 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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voting closed at #23 Zootopia March 4 Opening weekend gross: $74 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 99% Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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voting closed at #27 | RobertDowney added The BFG July 1 Opening weekend gross: $18.8 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71% The BFG is a 1989 British animated film based on the 1982 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was first shown on Christmas Day 1989 on ITV in the UK. It was also released to theaters along ...more

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Ice Age: Collison Course July 22

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

Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios. It is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice ...more

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voting closed at #31 The Divergent Series: Allegiant March 18 Opening weekend gross: $29 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 10%

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Delete Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is an upcoming science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and will be ...more

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children December 25 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a 2016 American 3D dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs.

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Moana November 23 Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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voting closed at #38 The Nice Guys May 20 Opening weekend gross: $11  million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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voting closed at #35 | pyriel2 added Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny February 26 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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Jack Reacher 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
voting closed at #34 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back October 21

Opening weekend gross: $22.87 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 37%

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voting closed at #36 The Huntsman: Winter's War April 22 Opening weekend gross: $43.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 17% Snow White and the Huntsman 2 is an upcoming film written by David Koepp.

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darthbare added Delete November 23 Bad Santa 2 is a 2013 comedy film written and directed by Steve Pink.

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voting closed at #35 The Revenant January 8 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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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising May 20 Opening weekend gross: $8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 61% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film is a sequel to Neighbors, and follows the Radners (Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to outwit a new ...more

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drewdorrance added Whiskey Tango Foxtrot March 4 Opening weekend gross: $8 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 61% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 American biographical war comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Robert Carlock, based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: ...more

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voting closed at #40 London Has Fallen March 4 Opening weekend gross: $22 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27% London Has Fallen is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John. It is a ...more

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voting closed at #44 | pyriel2 added Gods of Egypt February 26 Opening weekend gross: $14 million; Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12% Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American adventure epic fantasy film directed by Alex Proyas and co-written with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, ...more

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voting closed at #48 Angry Birds May 20 Opening weekend gross: $39 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 43%
Angry Birds could be turned into a major motion picture, the development house behind the hit iPhone game has revealed. Rovio's Mikael Head disclosed that negotiations are underway with ...more

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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Sausage Party August 12

Opening weekend gross: $34 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more

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voting closed at #42 | sciscano added Pride and Prejudice and Zombies February 5 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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Silence December 23 Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel by Shūsaku Endō. In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam ...more

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voting closed at #43 | RobertDowney added 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi January 15 Opening weekend gross: $16 million; Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

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Inferno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Inferno October 14

Opening weekend gross: $14.86 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 20%

Inferno is a 2016 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown. The film is the sequel to The Da Vinci ...more