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18 Big Movies You Can't Miss In 2016 (Sci Fi & Fantasy)

Updated on July 1, 2016

Movies, Movies and Movies

The year 2016 is surely a year of Hollywood movies and is one of the most awaited years for many movie fans especially for comic book and gaming fans.

There are tonnes of movies coming out this year especially movies based on comic book and video games based movie. And if you are a fan of sci-fi , comic book or a video games fans and you love to watch your fantasy movies on the big screen this year is going to be one of the greatest years of your life.

And I have a small list that I wanna share with you all so that if you want to you can add few more movies that are coming out and can not afford to miss them. So, I present you a list of 18 big sci-fi , comic book or fantasy movies that you can't miss.

Let's begin.

18 Big Movies You Can Not Miss

(Note: Trailers are given below the info and few of the movies in the list have already been released)


1. Deadpool

Fox latest movie adaptation of marvel comics has released this year thanks to the leaked footage and fan support we all have witnessed the merc with a mouth on the big screen, An R-rated movie with Ryan Reynold's as Deadpool has left the audience wanting more. With all the superb tv spots and teaser moviegoers were already hyped and after the release, the movie has successfully introduced a whole new concept to the superhero movies. Which makes this movie not to be missed.

Release Date: February 8, 2016, Status: Released

IMBD: 8.2 Rotten Tomatoes: 83%


2. Midnight Special

Midnight Special is sci-fi thriller movie and is a totally different genre and movie goers will like it is an emotional thriller ride and provide people with the break from comic book movies and something different. The movie is about a father and son running from the government and his father everything in possession to save his child. The boys have some superpowers and are involved in a world changing phenomena. Witness yourself how far a father can go to save his child.

Release Date: March 18, 2016

Status: Released


Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

3. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Another superhero genre movie that is one of the most anticipated ones and which managed to blow up the comic-con when it was announced and was always in the news for one or another reason. The movie got mixed reviews critics called it a disaster and fans loved the movie. The reason to watch it is simple it is one of its kinds. Superman battles Batman, an event which is surely not to be missed accompanied some great visual effects by director Zack Synder. All of these points make this movie that should not be missed. ( And if you have missed it in theatres don't worry there will be an 3 hrs long extended R- rated cut). Best parts of the movie batman , wonder woman , the visual treat given by Zack Snyder.

Release Date : 25 March 2016, Status: Released

IMDB: 7.2 Rotten Tomatoes: 23%


4. Jungle Book

Jungle book is one of the most recognised and was beloved animated tv show of 90's especially in India, I still remember singing the Hindi version title song every time when I was an around 7 or 8 years it was not only famous in India but was also loved all over the world till date. And ts version of jungle book is a beautiful masterpiece of Jon Favreau and show us how far the cinema has come in terms of visual beauty with the help of latest technologies. Jungle book will surely bring back all the amazing memories of your childhood that you had with the cartoon version. And I feel people will love it.

Release Date: April 6, 2016,

Status : Released


Rotten Tomatoes:95%


5. Captain America: Civil War

Another big clash of superheroes is back and yes with a war between the Avengers. Captain America Civil war is the 3 movie of Captain America Trilogy movies and also a sequel to Age of Ultron. It deals with the aftermath of both winter soldier as well as Age of Ultron also . The movie is great and contains the best hand to hand action sequence and tonnes of spider man and ant man moments. But if you think it is going to be like comics well you are wrong my friend this movie is totally different to the one in comics. Civil War is a fun entertaining movie and is one of the biggest next chapters in the marvel movie universe.

Release Date: 6 May 2016

Status: Released

IMDB: 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

6. X-Men: Apocalypse

With Bryan Singer back and Fox high on Deadpool success, Fox studios are back with another x men and this time, it's the apocalypse , In my region the movie was released 1 week earlier than in other countries. And I loved it the movie does have some issues with the pacing in the first half but in the second half, you will be reminded why you loved X-men movies. The movie has many easter eggs as well as it has great end credited scene. For all the X-Men fans this movie is a must watch for those people.

Release Date: 20th May 2016 (India)

Status: Released

IMDB: 7.5

Rotten Tomatoes: 47%

7. Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the looking glass is direct sequel to 2010 Tim burton's Alice in wonderland despite having mixed review Alice in wonderland was an enormous hit and Disney might want the same result from its sequel i guess so despite all the money talk i liked Alice in wonderland as it was all new by saying this I mean it had better graphics so I liked the story telling and to be honest I have never seen or read any other story of Alice other than wonderland so I m excited to see the next part and it will be a sort of new and people who liked previous should watch it and those who are like me never saw the looking glass or read it like me should give a try even if you don't wanna go in theaters and watch it try watching this movie at home.

Release Date: May 26, 2016

Status: Released

IMDB: 6.4

Rotten Tomatoes: 29%



8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of Shadows

TMNT 2 is a movie I was looking forward too as I loved the previous movie it was not great but it was funny and I liked it except shredder being a giant robot. And I have just watched TMNT 2 and it is better than the previous movie a sequel actually better than the first and if you are turtle fans of the late 90's show live version or the cartoon version you will like this movie. This movie is more like a fan service for the children of 90's who used to watch it on Saturday morning with breakfast. And it has a great end credit theme song for all turtles fan. It is not the greatest movie but it is better than the first and it captures true nature of our turtles plus it has Stephen Amell (Green Arrow) playing Casey Jones.

Release Date: 3 June 2016

Status: Released

IMDB: 6.6

Rotten Tomatoes: 37%

9. Warcraft

This year is not only of comic book movies but even some big movies based on big video games will debut too. And one of the most famous one "Warcraft" will be releasing this year. Based on all time favourite and one of the most successful video game world of warcraft .But the question regarding the video games based movie is always the same will it break the curse? In the past video game movies have a track record of underperforming than the expectations. But one thing is sure that die-hard fans of Warcraft will go and watch. And it also different than other movie releasing this year that is mostly are comic book movies. The movie is about a war going between human and orcs, Human and ogres world is separated by a portal and sometimes through that portal orcs kidnaps bunch of humans these orcs have an evil leader who sucks energy from anything living so he sucks energy from humans and also from some of his people and their land is being destroyed so few orcs decide to go against their leader and team up with humans in order to take him down I like adventure fantasy movies based on the time period of kings,knights and big giants or orcs or monsters. So, I think they do deserve at least one chance.

Release Date: 10 June 2016 (India ,In many other regions it may release in May)

Status: Released in many countries

IMDB: 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 29%

10. Independence Day: Resurgence

After 20 years the threat of Alien has returned we have prepared ourselves for this moment so have they. The fate of humankind now all depends on what we have learned and prepared ourselves in 1996 .

In 1996 independence day was released and after 20 years the sequel has returned with the old cast as well as with some new cast and I still remember how much I enjoyed Independence day and many people including me are super excited for this sequel I m even more excited than I was for Star Wars Force Awakens. And with the trailer released for this movie, it was so great so much beautiful CGI . This movie will appeal both new and old generation . Who knows it might even break Star Wars Force Awakens records.

Release Date: 24 June 2016

Status: Not released yet


11. The Legend of Tarzan

A boy who grew in the jungle of Africa between Apes we all know that story don't we ? Thanks to the cartoon tv show everyone used to see when they were kids I know used too and it was pretty good we even had few cartoon movies also.This movie will take you on the next chapter of Tarzan's journey where we will find out about what happened after the happy ending when Jane and Tarzan were together happily ever after. Tarzan was a big deal back in the days and with all the technologies we have, I do really wanna see a good movie version of Tarzan it is similar to Jungle book and I wish the movie is also as good as Jungle book we had this even with little bit similarities but totally different plot I wanna see my one of the favourite tv show succeed.

Release Date: 1 July 2016

Status: Not yet released

12. Ghostbusters

Just like Independence Day we have another movie which is coming this year though it is a reboot with 3 female lead as our very own ghost busting unit. I m very much excited for this one. I watched ghostbusters when I was a kid and now I gonna get a reboot version and I can not wait for this movies plus it includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Melisa McCarthy I loved her in spy and even in identity theft. I hope this reboot is great with all the women power in it I m looking forward to this movies.

Release Date: 15 July 2016

Status: Not Yet

13. Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek and Star trek into the darkness now we are going to see a 3 movie in the trilogy Star Trek beyond. To be honest, I was not a great fan of old star trek and I have hardly seen them but the new star trek movie in 2009 made me a fan and by watching the trailers this movie shows a real adventure trip which has always been the of Enterprise and in the last 2 movies they never used this factor they were based on more mission type which is not but according to what they say in movie it's about exploring new worlds and I think this will explore new worlds and I do wanna watch a movie where they explore the world and face new adventures. And by the looks of the trailer till now it looks pretty amazing. Star trek have always been fun and entertaining even into the darkness was little dark but it was still fun and emotional too and don't want to miss this factor of the movies.

Release Date: July 22, 2016

Status: Not yet

August - November

14. Suicide Squad

We have seen superhero team-ups X-Men, fantastic 4 , Avengers but this wall we are going to witness DC supervillains team-up Suicide squad many of the dc fans know it through comics and many from the animated movie Batman Assualt on Arkham . It's always fun to watch our favourite comic books on big screen and this time with our favourite villains Joker, Dead shot , Harley Quin, Lady Shiva , Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc . This movie will introduce Jared Leto as our new Joker and Will smith as Deadshot , Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and also there will be a small cameo of Batfleck who is being known as the best incarnation of Batman on screen.

Release Date : 6 August 2016

Status: Not released yet

15. Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes awesome as Khan in star trek great as Dr strange mind blown. Dr strange with a great trailer just showed how a movie could be made trippy. I m not a fan of Dr Strange but I m a fan of Benedict and I have so far loved his work and the way the trailer was I can no longer wait for the movie but the sad part is it is in November. It even actually looks fresh and different so I do wanna watch because I think it will be quite different than other marvel movies like ant man and liked ant man movie . Finger crossed I do have high hopes for this movie.

Release Date : 4 November 2016
Status: Not released yet

16. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry potter series was a series that grew with me like a friend every single year and I was missing it from past few years and now a spin-off prequel movie brings all the memories of childhood I never wanted the franchise to end I know it's selfish but being a fan saying goodbye was hard and now the new prequel I think it will surely be a lot of entertainment and fun to watch. I m all open for one more ride to the wizarding world. The trailer has not shown much but what is shown in trailers it is more likely to be related to magical creatures far more than we think. Watch the trailer right below

Release Date : 18 November 2016

Status: Not released yet


17. Assasin's Creed

Assasin Creed is the most popular game franchise of Ubisoft after Prince of Persia, I love this game and I have played almost every part of this game till date and I really don't want this game to face tragedy like Prince of Persia I do believe if any game can break the curse of video games on big screen it is this one. I like Michael Fassbender as Magneto and I wanna see him go into the animus and have some great action scene in ancient time. It is not clear whether he 'll play as Desmond or it will be some new story and by the looks of a trailer so far the movie seems to be awesome.

Release Date : 21 December 2016

Status: Not released yet

18. Star Wars Rouge One

Many of us have seen star wars new hope and almost all the movies including force awaken but we never saw how Darth Vader lost plans of his first Death Star and this spin-off movie will show us what really happened. With Force awakens having an enormous success we will have to wait for one of the most anticipated spin-off movies of this year. And I think we will once again meet Darth Vader on the big screen

Release Date: 14 December 2016

Status: Not released yet

(Note: Critics review doesn't matter the only way to find out whether movie will be good or bad is to watch it yourself)

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