Movies you must see before 2016 comes to an end

Every year, the best movies come out around November and December. There are two reasons for this: one, because this is the perfect time of year for directors to release films to rake in the big bucks around the holiday season, and two, it is the perfect time for movies to be considered for the academy awards. There are so many upcoming movies to look forward to seeing, so here’s a list of some of the most anticipated ones.

NOV. 18

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Considering J.K. Rowling is the writer of this story, you know it is going to be a good one. Harry Potter fans have been lost, knowing the legendary franchise has ended, but this movie will surely give them their fix. The production stars Eddie Redmayne and focuses on his character, Newt Scamander. Newt arrives in 1926 New York, unaware that he's walking a collision course with dark wizards, muggles and magical creatures.

NOV. 23

Allied

No movie starring Brad Pitt has ever been bad, and Allied will be no exception. With Marion Cotillard by his side, Pitt plays an intelligence officer in North Africa who encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. The movie is set in 1942 and the lovers’ relationship is put to the test by the pressures of war. According to reviews on IMDB, 9/10 people want to see this film.

DEC. 9

Office Christmas Party

This movie may not win any awards for its take on raunchy comedy, but it is highly anticipated for its star-studded cast. Jennifer Aniston plays a bad-tempered CEO, who threatens to shut down a specific branch of her corporation.  In an attempt to save the company, the branch manager, played by Jason Bateman, throws a larger-than-life Christmas party  to land a big client and save the day. Other members of the cast include Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn and T.J. Miller.

 DEC. 16

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Any Star Wars movie is guaranteed to break the box office on its opening weekend. This sci-fi adventure follows a group of unlikely heroes in their attempt to steal the plans for Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star. This is a key component in the Star Wars film industry, bridging the gap between movies and bringing the characters of the films together.  

Collateral Beauty

The legendary Will Smith plays roles in some of the world’s greatest movies. He is a flexible actor, who can tackle on any role. Although we haven’t seen him in many movies lately, Collateral Beauty may be his huge comeback. Smith plays a prosperous New York advertising executive who experiences a deep tragedy and retreats from life entirely. Inspired by friends, Smith learns to deal with his grief in a shocking and profound human way.

DEC. 21

Passengers

For months now, no one has been able to stop talking about the chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Passengers. These actors usually portray lighter roles, but in this adventure movie, they are a little more dramatic. They journey through space to a new home, but are sleeping in suspended animation and awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. The two begin to fall in love with one another after awakening, but the plot thickens when the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers are at stake.

Patriots Day

Starring Boston native Mark Wahlberg, this film tackles the true story of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Wahlberg plays Sgt. Tommy Saunders , who works with a team of investigators to hunt down the suspects of the horrible tragedy. This film also stars J.K. Simmons, John Goodman and Kevin Bacon.

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