#1 Get Out February 2017
Just because you're invited, doesn't mean you're welcome.
Director: Jordan Peele. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Keith Stanfield, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, LilRel Howery, Stephen Root, Erika Alexander, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Lyle Brocato, Julie Ann Doan, Geraldine Singer.
Overview: A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate.
Genre: Horror. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: R.
#2 John Wick: Chapter Two February 2017
Never stab the devil in the back
Director: Chad Stahelski. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan, Ruby Rose, Peter Stormare, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Common, Lance Reddick, Thomas Sadoski, David Patrick Kelly, Claudia Gerini, Perry Yung, Tobias Segal, Nico Toffoli.
Overview: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.
Genres: Thriller, Action, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#3 The Lego Batman Movie February 2017
Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman.
Director: Chris McKay. Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Conan O'Brien, Doug Benson, Billy Dee Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green.
Overview: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Genres: Action, Animation, Comedy. Countries: Denmark, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: PG.
#4 Jolly LLB 2 February 2017
Director: Subhash Kapoor. Cast: Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor, Elli Avram, Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, Sayani Gupta, Manav Kaul, Inaamulhaq, Sushil Pandey.
Overview: A blunt, abrasive and yet oddly compassionate Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly, a small-time struggling lawyer who moves from Kanpur to the city of Nawabs to pursue his dream of becoming a big-time lawyer.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 20m.
#5 The Salesman June 2016
Director: Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Mehdi Koushki, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Maral Bani Adam, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Sam Valipour, Shirin Aghakashi, Emad Emami, Sahra Asadollahe, Ehteram Boroumand.
Overview: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Genre: Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#6 The Red Turtle June 2016
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit.
Overview: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Genres: Animation, Drama. Countries: France, Japan. Runtime: 1h 20m.
#7 Split January 2017
Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley, Brad William Henke, Sebastian Arcelus, Neal Huff, Kim Director, Lyne Renee, Maria Breyman, Peter Patrikios, Steven Dennis, Jon Douglas Rainey, Jalina Mercado.
Overview: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m.
#8 I, Daniel Blake October 2016
Director: Ken Loach. Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Sharon Percy, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Mark Burns, Micky McGregor, Colin Coombs, Harriet Ghost, Bryn Jones, Viktoria Kay, Mick Laffey, Julie Nicholson, John Sumner.
Overview: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Belgium, France, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#9 Toni Erdmann February 2016
Director: Maren Ade. Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Vlad Ivanov, Hadewych Minis, Ingrid Bisu, Trystan Pütter, John Keogh, John Keogh, Cosmin Padureanu.
Overview: Without a warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Countries: Austria, Germany. Runtime: 2h 42m.
#10 Fences December 2016
Director: Denzel Washington. Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Mele, Lesley Boone, Jason Silvis, Tra'Waan Coles.
Overview: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m.
#11 Hidden Figures December 2016
Meet the women you don't know, behind the mission you do.
Director: Theodore Melfi. Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Olek Krupa, Gary Weeks.
Overview: The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m.
#12 Paterson November 2016
Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Kara Hayward, Sterling Jerins, Helen-Jean Arthur, Owen Asztalos, Kacey Cockett, Luis Da Silva Jr., Jared Gilman, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Frank Harts, Barry Shabaka Henley, Joan Kendall, Dominic Liriano.
Overview: Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#13 Patriots Day December 2016
The inside story of the world's greatest manhunt.
Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Melissa Benoist, Michael Beach, Erica McDermott, Shawn Contois, Khandi Alexander, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Jake Picking, Jimmy O. Yang, Lana Condor.
Overview: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m.
#14 Dangal December 2016
Director: Nitesh Tiwari. Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Vivan Bhatena, Girish Kulkarni.
Overview: The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India's first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).
Genres: Drama, History. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 41m.
#15 A Monster Calls October 2016
Stories are wild creatures.
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona. Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu, James Melville, Dominic Boyle, Max Gabbay, Oliver Steer, Ben Moor, Jennifer Lim, Frida Palsson.
Overview: A boy attempts to deal with his mother's illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping to a fantastical world.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy. Countries: Spain, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m.
#16 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story December 2016
A Rebellion Built on Hope
Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang, Forest Whitaker, Jonathan Aris, Valene Kane, Genevieve O'Reilly, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee.
Overview: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG-13.
#17 La La Land December 2016
Here's to the fools who dream.
Director: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tom Everett Scott, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Josh Pence, Anna Chazelle, Meagen Fay, Hemky Madera.
Overview: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m. Rated: PG-13.
#18 Jackie December 2016
I want them to see what they have done to Jack.
Director: Pablo Larraín. Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Max Casella, Sunnie Pelant, Beth Grant, Corey Johnson, Marla Aaron Wapner, Nathan Ferguson, Caspar Phillipson, Lindsay Dyan Epp, Georgie Glen, Yann Bean.
Overview: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Chile, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#19 Moana November 2016
The ocean is calling
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Phillipa Soo, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House.
Overview: 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.
Genres: Music, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG-13.
#20 Lion November 2016
The search begins
Director: Garth Davis. Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, David Wenham, Pallavi Sharda, Benjamin Rigby, Eamon Farren, Menik Gooneratne, Anna Samson, Priyanka Bose, Emilie Cocquerel, Deepti Naval, Divian Ladwa.
Overview: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m.
#21 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them November 2016
Director: David Yates. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Josh Cowdery, Ronan Raftery, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Johnny Depp.
Overview: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with 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.
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
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