The Top 20 Must-See Movies Of 2016


2016 is a good year to be alive.

There are so many awesome movies to look forward to!

1. Deadpool  February 11

Gifted with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humour, mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) adopts the alter ego Deadpool and hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

2. Zoolander 2 – February 12

Models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) must stop a conspiracy to kill the world’s most beautiful people.

3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25

Mankind faces a new threat as Batman (Ben Affleck) embarks on a personal vendetta against Superman (Henry Cavill).

4. The Jungle Book – April 15

After a fearsome tiger threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery.

5. Captain America: Civil War – May 6

A feud between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) leaves the Avengers in turmoil.

6. X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27

As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) from destroying mankind.

7. Warcraft – June 10

Fleeing their dying home to colonize another, fearsome orc warriors invade the peaceful realm of Azeroth.

8. Finding Dory – June 17

With help from Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful fish embarks on a quest to reunite with her mother (Diane Keaton) and father (Eugene Levy).

9. Independence Day: Resurgence – June 24

Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.

10. The BFG – July 1

A young girl (Ruby Barnhill), a queen (Penelope Wilton) and the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) must stop an invasion of man-eating giants.

11. Star Trek Beyond – July 8

Stranded on a hostile planet, Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the Enterprise crew face an alien threat.

12. Ghostbusters – July 15

Four women (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon) battle troublemaking specters.


13. Jason Bourne 5 – July 29

The amnesiac super-spy, who’s been off the grid since 2004, will resume his search for answers about his past.

14. Suicide Squad – August 5

Supervillains accept a secret government mission that will likely result in their deaths.

15. Gambit – October 7

A spin-off from X-Men, Gambit (Channing Tatum) is probably going to be something of a heist film located in the Louisiana bayou.

16. Doctor Strange – November 4

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.


17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18

Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) must track down an array of magical creatures in 1926 New York.

18. Moana – November 24

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.


19. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16

Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.


20. Assassin’s Creed – December 21

Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), a descendant of the mysterious secret society the Assassins, must use his deadly skills to battle the powerful Templar organization.


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.