These Are The 6 Movies You Have To Watch In Cinemas Before 2016 Ends

You gotta see on the big screen to fully appreciate them!

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1. Doctor Strange

Now showing.

Synopsis: Dr. Stephen Strange, a surgeon who reexamines the world after getting involved in a terrible car accident. During his quest for answers, he finds the Ancient One, and battles unusual forces. This movie is Dr. Strange's first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though fans will have already been tipped for his appearance during 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' when his name was mentioned as a potential threat to Hydra.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, and Benedict Wong.

2. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Release Date: 17th November 2016

Synopsis: Potterheads rejoice as we're brought back to the Wizarding World, following the adventures of Newt Scamander after his magical beasts escape in New York City. With the screenplay written by J.K. Rowling, you know this is going to be epic!

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, and Colin Farrell.

3. Assassin's Creed

Release Date: 22nd December 2016

Synopsis: Through revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th-century Spain. Callum discovers he is a descendant from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and Michael Kenneth Williams.

4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Release Date: 15th December 2016

Synopsis: This is the first standalone film in the Star Wars universe and it promises to be very different to what we've seen before. The story follows the rebel efforts to steal the plans to the original Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, and James Earl Jones reprising his role as the voice of Darth Vader.

5. Moana

Release Date: 1st December 2016

Synopsis: Moana, an adventurous teenager, sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder.

Voiced by: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger.

6. Passengers

Release Date: 29th December 2016

Synopsis: In this sci-fi thriller, Aurora and Jim are passengers aboard a spaceship carrying 5,000 sleeping people. They awaken from suspended animation 90 years too early after their pods malfunction. Unable to return to a state of sleep, the duo have no choice but to live out the rest of their lives on the ship. They soon realise that the ship is in danger and they are the only ones able to save their fellow passengers.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt.

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