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There’s plenty of movies that are still giving us hope for the lacklustre year

By Jay Hunter – 2016 has been a disappointing year for movies so far, although there has been some hidden gems released, many of the big blockbuster movies failed to live up to the hype. In fact, the summer box-office had to be saved by horror movies, which are of course traditional Autumnal releases.

With that being said, there’s still hope for cinema before 2016 draws to a close. Here’s 31 movies that still have us excited for the rest of the year:

 

31. Shut In

Who does it star? Charlie Heaton,  Naomi Watts,  Jacob Tremblay

What is it about? A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

When is it out? 11th November

 

30. Inferno

Who does it star? Tom Hanks,  Felicity Jones,  Ben Foster

What is it about? When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

When is it out? 28th October

 

29. Yoga Hosers

Who does it star?  Lily-Rose Depp,  Harley Quinn Smith,  Johnny Depp

What is it about? Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.

When is it out? 2nd September

 

28. Bye Bye Man

Who does it star?  Douglas Smith,  Lucien Laviscount,  Cressida Bonas

What is it about? Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.

When is it out? 9th December

 

27. Keep Watching

Who does it star? Bella Thorne,  Natalie Martinez,  Chandler Riggs

What is it about? A family become imprisoned in their own home by intruders must play a life-and-death game in which the mysterious rules become clear as the night unfolds.

When is it out? 2nd December

 

26. Why Him

Who does it star?  James Franco,  Zoey Deutch,  Bryan Cranston

What is it about? A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend.

When is it out? 25th December

 

25. Morgan

Who does it star?  Kate Mara,  Anya Taylor-Joy,  Rose Leslie

What is it about? A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

When is it out? 2nd September

 

24. Nocturnal Animals

Who does it star? Amy Adams,  Isla Fisher,  Jake Gyllenhaal

What is it about? An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

When is it out? 9th December

 

23. Akira

Who does it star? Sonakshi Sinha,  Amit Sadh,  Urmila Mahanta

What is it about? A gripping action thriller about a college girl Akira, who has grown up with the ideals of being self reliant. Her life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime involving four corrupt police officers.

When is it out? 2nd September

 

22. Sully

Who does it star? Tom Hanks,  Anna Gunn,  Laura Linney

What is it about? The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.

When is it out? 9th September

 

21. The Disappointments Room

Who does it star? Kate Beckinsale,  Lucas Till,  Michaela Conlin

What is it about? A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

When is it out? 9th September

 

20. Demon

Who does it star? Itay Tiran,  Agnieszka Zulewska,  

What is it about? A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

When is it out? 9th September

 

19. Snowden

Who does it star? Scott Eastwood,  Shailene Woodley,  Nicolas Cage

What is it about? NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

When is it out? 16th September

 

18. Operations Avalanche

Who does it star?  Matt Johnson,  Owen Williams,  Josh Boles

What is it about? In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

When is it out? 16th September

 

17. The Good Neighbour

Who does it star? James Caan,  Logan Miller,  Keir Gilchrist

What is it about? A pair of high school kids try to trick a neighbor into thinking a house is haunted, but their intended victim turns out to be far more dangerous than they imagined.

When is it out? 16th September

 

16. Friend Request

Who does it star?  Alycia Debnam-Carey,  William Moseley,  Connor Paolo

What is it about? When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

When is it out? 7th October

 

15. The Girl on the Train

Who does it star? Emily Blunt,  Edgar Ramírez,  Rebecca Ferguson

What is it about? The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house.

When is it out? 7th October

 

14. The Greasy Strangler

Who does it star? Michael St. Michaels,  Sky Elobar,  Elizabeth De Razzo

What is it about? Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

When is it out? 7th October

 

13. The Accountant

Who does it star? Ben Affleck,  Anna Kendrick,  Jon Bernthal

What is it about? A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.

When is it out? 14th October

 

12. Assassins Creed

Who does it star? Michael Fassbender,  Marion Cotillard,  Michael Kenneth Williams

What is it about? When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

When is it out? 21st October

 

11. Do Not Resist

Who does it star? Craig Atkinson

What is it about? Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brow

When is it out? 30th September

 

10. Rings

Who does it star? Bonnie Morgan,  Aimee Teegarden,  Laura Wiggins

What is it about? A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.

When is it out? 28th October

 

9. Doctor Strange

Who does it star? Rachel McAdams,  Benedict Cumberbatch,  Mads Mikkelsen

What is it about? A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.

When is it out? 4th November

 

8. Hacksaw Ridge

Who does it star? Teresa Palmer,  Luke Bracey,  Andrew Garfield

What is it about? WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

When is it out? 4th November

 

7. Bleed for This

Who does it star? Miles Teller,  Katey Sagal,  Aaron Eckhart

What is it about? The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sport’s most incredible comebacks.

When is it out? 23rd November

 

6. Arrival

Who does it star? Amy Adams,  Jeremy Renner,  Michael Stuhlbarg

What is it about? A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.

When is it out? 11th November

 

5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Who does it star? Ezra Miller,  Eddie Redmayne,  Colin Farrell

What is it about? The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

When is it out? 17th November

 

4. 31

Who does it star? Malcolm McDowell,  Richard Brake,  Jeff Daniel Phillips

What is it about? Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

When is it out? 16th September

 

3. Don’t Breathe

Who does it star? Stephen Lang,  Jane Levy,  Dylan Minnette

What is it about? A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re very wrong.

When is it out? 9th September

 

2. Blair Witch

Who does it star?  James Allen McCune,  Corbin Reid,  Wes Robinson

What is it about? After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.

When is it out? September 16th

 

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Who does it star? Riz Ahmed,  Felicity Jones,  Mads Mikkelsen

What is it about? The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

When is it out? 16th December

 

What movies are you most looking forward to? Let us know in your comments below

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