There is only less than 5 months left before 2016 ends, and it has been a year filled with great films such as Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, and Deadpool.
For this week’s Top Lists, I’ll be showing you trailers for the 5 films you should watch before the year ends.
SEPTEMBER 16 – Snowden
Genre: Biographical, Triller
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage
Synopsis: The film follows Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in June 2013.
OCTOBER 14 – The Accountant
Genre: Action, Thriller
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow
Plot: Christian Wolff is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a forensic accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.
NOVEMBER 4 – Doctor Strange
Genre: Superhero, Adventure, Fantasy
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams. Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton
Premise: After Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One, who later becomes Strange’s mentor in the mystic arts.
NOVEMBER 18 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Colin Farrell
Synopsis: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America for a meeting with an important official. At this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.
The mistake has a devastating effect on both the Wizarding World and the Muggle World, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind. Newt battles to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples.
DECEMBER 21 – The Space Between Us
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure
Starring: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, and Britt Robertson
Synopsis: The first human born on Mars, whose astronaut mother was discovered pregnant on the voyage (carried out by the Space Launch System) and died in childbirth because of Mars’ gravity, travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl that he video chatted with while on Mars, to discover how he came to be, and they fall in love. At the same time, other members of the space program race to return him to Mars due to his body not being used to the Earth’s environment, thus putting his life in danger.
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