8. Allied – November 23, 2016
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
Romantic thriller based on an incredible true story between two unlikely lovers at the height of the Second World War. The year is 1942 and German intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) encounters French Resistance assassin Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in war-torn North Africa.
A surprising romance soon blossoms but when the two are reunited in London, the pressures of war threatens to put their love to the ultimate test.
9. Moana – November 23, 2016
Director: Ron Clements & John Musker
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Nichole Scherzinger, Auli’i Cravalho
Disney’s latest animated blockbuster follows the people of Ocenia, a remote mystical island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Upon learning of her peoples great history of voyaging across vast oceans, adventurous teenager and natural navigator Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) sets out in search of the fabled islands her people once called home.
On her epic seafaring voyage, she encounters the mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), who guides her on her quest to find the mysterious master wavefinder. Together, the two come face-to-face with countless perils, creatures and yet they still manage to overcome the odds in this fun filled family flick.
10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16, 2016
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed
Eighteen years have passed since the rise of the tyrannical Galactic Empire, yet a small group known as the Rebel Alliance still hold out for hope. Their latest recruit, young lowly criminal Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), is about to face the biggest challenge of her life.
Enlisted by rebel leader Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) to work alongside Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), her mission is the steal the plans to the Empire’s latest weapon – The Death Star. The ragtag group of rebels form an unlikely friendship as the full force of the Empire threatens to wipe out their way of life.
11. Collateral Beauty – December 16, 2016
Director: David Frankel
Starring: Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley
From Academy Award winning director David Frankel, we find renowned New York advertising executive Howard Inlet (Will Smith) escapes from reality following a series of tragic events which envelop him in darkness.
In a desperate bid to bring him back from the brink, Whit (Ed Norton), Simon (Michael Pena) and Claire (Kate Winslet) encounter three mysterious people who encourage him to forget about his troubled past and live for the now.
12. Fences – December 16, 2016
Director: Denzel Washington
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo
Directed by the Academy Award winning Denzel Washington and adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play, Fences follows Troy (Denzel Washington) a former Negro League baseball player struggling to make ends meet.
Now a waste collector, Troy along with his family are forced to face everyday racism and the events that led his life down this path in 1950’s Pittsburgh.
13. Assassin’s Creed – December 21, 2016
Director: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
Based on the award winning video game series, Assassin’s Creed follows the life of Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender). Harnessing ground-breaking technology, Lynch is able to unlock his genetic memories where he discovers that his 15th century ancestor Aguilar was a member of the secretive group known as the Assassins. Amassing Aguilar’s knowledge and skills, Lynch sets out to right the wrongs of our modern world.
14. Passengers – December 21, 2016
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
Sci-fi thriller in which we find the Starship Avalon on its 120 year voyage to the distant colonial refuge known as Homestead II. With over 5,000 people on board, two of the sleep chambers malfunction and open prematurely.
Writer Aurora Dunn (Jennifer Lawrence) and mechanical engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) awaken 90 years before their voyage is due to reach its destination.
Coming from opposite backgrounds, Aurora fascinated with cosmic travel and Jim just desperate to leave Earth, the two soon learn that the error that caused their pods to malfunction is the least of their worries aboard the sprawling spacecraft.
15. Gold- December 25, 2016
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Rachael Taylor, Bryce Dallas Howard
Epic drama based on an incredible true story following one man’s desperate bid to have it all and finally achieve the elusive American Dream. Modern day prospector Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) as they set out to find gold deep within the dark, uncharted jungles of Indonesia.
The two embark on their journey assuming that finding the gold would be the hard part, they had no idea that keeping their hands on it would be even harder.