These 5 great movies of 2016 will help you through the second half of the year.

2016 is half complete, and it has already seen the release of some amazing movies. But don’t fear, the best is very much yet to come. Here is a list of five upcoming movies that should get you excited for the next few months!

The Legend of Tarzan (Action/Adventure)

Tarzan's back. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Tarzan’s back. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tarzan is famous. His character and his story have been adapted to numerous movies over time, including the 1999 Disney classic. In this particular 2016 rendition, after adapting to urban life, Tarzan is called to return to the jungle to investigate the activities of a mining encampment. There is no guaranteeing this movie will be great, but the trailer looks exciting enough, and it features Christoph Waltz and Margot Robbie, both legends in their own rights. Plus, it’s Tarzan. Tarzan!

Release date: July 1

War Dogs (Action/Comedy)

War Dogs features Miles Teller and Jonah Hill. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.
War Dogs features Miles Teller and Jonah Hill. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Based on a true story, this war comedy tells the tale of two young arms dealers. The dealers, played by the very good Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, manage to win a contract with the American government to supply weapons to U.S troops in Afghanistan. While this sounds at first like a serious action movie, it is written and directed by Todd Phillips, most commonly known for his role as writer and director of the Hangover trilogy. ‘War Dogs’ actually appears to be a mix between The Wolf Wall Street, The Hangover, and The Hurt Locker. That’s not a bad mix at all.

Release date: August 19.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantasy)

Newt Scamander. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Newt Scamander. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Harry Potter is back! Well, kinda. Scripted by J.K Rowling and adapted from her 2001 book of the same name, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) on his quest to track down a number of magical creatures in 1926 New York. Newt holds striking resemblance to his literary predecessor Harry Potter in both physical appearance and character traits, appearing to be timid yet powerful and quietly confident. If it is anything like the Harry Potter series, we’re in for a treat.

Release date: November 18

The Infiltrator (Crime/Drama)

Bryan Cranston in his new role. Source: Village Roadshow.
Bryan Cranston in his new role. Source: Village Roadshow.

This one really looks badass. Everyone knows Bryan Cranston is great, and everyone also knows that Bryan Cranston is greatest when acting as Breaking Bad’s famous Walter White. Well, portraying an undercover American customs official attempting to expose a Pablo Escobar money-laundering scheme, Cranston has a real Walt vibe going on here. If that isn’t enough reason to get excited, the trailer looks good. Really good. And when has a trailer ever let us down?

Release date: July 13

Suicide Squad (Superhero/Action/Fantasy)

Villains turned heroes. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Villains turned heroes. Source: Warner Bros. Pictures.

The premise is simple: a secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black-ops missions in exchange for freedom. But the plot isn’t what’s exciting. Suicide Squad gives superhero fans the chance to see a group of epic anti-heroes tear up the world in wild fashion. But non superhero fans should also be able to enjoy the movie. There will be cool effects, funny lines, epic fight scenes, and, hopefully, two hours of genuinely enjoyable cinema.

Release date: August 5

 

 

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Writer, musician, professional movie-ist. Josh likes his films the way he likes his food: Preferably quite good.

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