The Top 10 Unmissable Films In 2016
We’re well into 2016 and there’s plenty of new movies to watch that have either just been released, or they’re on their way to a cinema near you in the months to come! While you plough through your year-end Netflix queue and peruse your local video stores, look for the following 10 films to hit cinema and the internet in 2016, and you definitely don’t want to miss them!
Terrence Malick has been a busy bee with two films coming to the screen in 2016. One is titled ‘Voyage of Time’ while his other film, ‘Weightless,’ makes the list. Set in Austin, Texas, ‘Weightless’ has been rumoured to star a myriad of big names, including Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman.
The acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar saw some heavy criticism with his previous film, so 2016 is his chance to gain back the favour of critics. ‘Silencio’ tells the story of a woman at two times in her life (1985 and present-day) and played by two different actresses (Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte). The film’s plot details are still vague, but Almodóvar reports the film will be about themes such as “inevitable destiny” and “the unfathomable mystery which makes us abandon the ones we love.”
Martin Scorsese has been the mind behind great and iconic movies, so we hope that ‘Silence’ is no different. The film tells the story of two Jesuit Portuguese Catholic priests who travel to Japan to locate their mentor and spread the word of God, only to be met with violent and brutal persecution.
The Coen brothers return to the big screen with a comedy film about Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood “fixer” set to help the cast and production of an upcoming film. The movie’s leading actor, Baird Whitlock, is kidnapped by a mysterious group named “The Future,” which leaves Mannix in charge of collecting his ransom and saving the star.
‘THE NICE GUYS‘
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling team up for this ironic dark comedy from the director of ‘Iron Man 3,’ Shane Black. Come for the campy 1970’s Los Angeles atmosphere, stay for the great casting: Matt Bomer is another co-star, as well as Kim Basinger, who hasn’t teamed up with Crowe since the 1997 film ‘L.A. Confidential‘.
Olivier Assayas featured actress Kristen Stewart in his well-received 2015 film ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ and now he’s showcasing her talents again in his 2016 film ‘Personal Shopper.’ This ghost story shows Stewart as a personal shopper in the world of Paris fashion.
Andrea Arnold gained cinematic buzz after her recent ‘Wuthering Heights’ update, and her upcoming film ‘American Honey’ is gaining attention because of her shift from British period novels to a new subject matter, an American teenage coming-of-age story.
This may be a film based on a video game, but the star-studded cast and talented director might take this film out of its niche category and into the big leagues. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, this Justin Kurzel directed film shouldn’t disappoint.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is well on his way to being a superstar director and his newest film ‘The Salesman’ should cement this status for good. Supposedly based on the play ‘Death of A Salesman‘ by Arthur Miller, we look forward to his potential take on the canon.
Possibly the most enigmatic film on the list, ‘Paterson’ is a movie helmed by Jim Jarmusch, the director and writer known for movies like ‘Stranger Than Paradise’ and ‘Broken Flowers.’ The available information? The film will star Adam Driver and will be about a bus driver and poet.