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There are numerous films set to be released in 2016. While some films are in production but do not yet have definite release dates, others have announced release dates but have yet to begin filming.

2016 films[edit]

January – March[edit]

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium Ref.
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8 The Forest Focus Features Jason Zada (director); Sarah Cornwell (screenplay) Horror Live-action
[1]
Untitled Blumhouse horror Universal Pictures Horror Live-action
[2]
15 The Nut Job 2 Open Road Films Family, Comedy, Action Animation
[3]
Ride Along 2 Universal Pictures Tim Story (director); Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (screenplay); Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong Comedy, Action Live-action
[4]
29 Untitled New Line horror New Line Cinema Horror Live-action
[5]
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12 Deadpool 20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment Tim Miller (director); Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick (screenplay); Ryan Reynolds Comedy, action-adventure Live-action
[6]
Gods of Egypt Summit Entertainment Alex Proyas (director/screenplay); Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless (screenplay); Courtney Eaton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman Action, fantasy Live-action
[7]
How to Be Single New Line Cinema Christian Ditter (director); Marc Silverstein, Abby Kohn (screenplay); Lily Collins, Alison Brie Romantic comedy Live-action
[8]
Untitled Pets project Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney (directors); Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio (screenplay); Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet Adventure, Comedy Animation
[9]
26 Ben-Hur Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Timur Bekmambetov (director); Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman Adventure Live-action
[10]
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4 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 20th Century Fox Tim Burton (director); Jane Goldman (screenwriter); Eva Green Fantasy Live-action
[11]
Zootopia Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios Byron Howard (director); Jared Bush (screenplay); Animation
[12]
11 Warcraft Universal Pictures / Legendary Pictures Duncan Jones (director/screenplay); Charles Leavitt (screenplay); Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu, Clancy Brown Action, Adventure, Fantasy Live-action
[13]
18 The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1 Summit Entertainment Noah Oppenheim (screenplay); Theo James, Naomi Watts Sci-Fi, Action Live-action
Boss Baby 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks Animation Tom McGrath (director) Animation
23 Christ the Lord Focus Features Cyrus Nowrasteh (director/screenplay); Betsy Nowrasteh (screenplay) Biblical, drama Live-action
[14]
25 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment Zack Snyder (director); Chris Terrio (screenplay); Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Holly Hunter, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy Action-adventure Live-action
[15]
Beverly Hills Cop 4 Paramount Pictures Brett Ratner (director); Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec (screenplay); Eddie Murphy Comedy Live-action
[16]

April – June[edit]

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium Ref.
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8 Clifford the Big Red Dog Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment David Bowers (director); Matt Lopez (screenplay) Comedy Live-action / Animation [17]
Race Focus Features Stephen Hopkins (director); Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse (screenwriters); Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten Drama, Sports Live-action [18]
15 The Best Man Wedding Universal Pictures Malcolm D. Lee (director, screenplay); Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall Comedy Live-action [19]
22 The Huntsman Universal Pictures Frank Darabont (director/screenplay); Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron Fantasy Live-action
[20]
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6 Captain America 3 Marvel Studios Anthony Russo, Joe Russo (directors); Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (screenwriters); Chris Evans Action Live-action
[21]
13 Untitled R-rated comedy Universal Studios TBA Comedy Live-action
[22]
27 Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass Walt Disney Pictures James Bobin (director) Linda Woolverton (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Ed Speleers, John Sessions Fantasy Live-action
[23]
X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment Bryan Singer (director/screenplay); Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty (screenplay);Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Evan Peters Superhero Live-action
[24]
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3 Sausage Party Columbia Pictures Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon (director) Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen, Ariel Shaffir (screenplay); Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig Comedy Animation [25]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies/Platinum Dunes Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (screenwriters); Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, William Fichtner Action, comedy Live-Action
[26]
10 Now You See Me: Now You Don't Lionsgate Jon M. Chu (director); Ed Solomon, Pete Chiarelli (screenplay); Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Thriller Live-action
[27]
Uncharted Columbia Pictures Seth Gordon (director); Marianne Wibberly & Cormac Wibberly (screenplay); Action-adventure Live-action
[28]
17 Finding Dory Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios Andrew Stanton (director) Victoria Strouce (screenplay); Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe Family Animation
[29]
The Nice Guys Warner Bros. Shane Black (director/screenplay); Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe Action, thriller Live-action
[30]
24 Independence Day 2 20th Century Fox / Centropolis Entertainment Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Dean Devlin, Carter Blanchard (screenplay); Bill Pullman Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Live-action
[31]
The Mummy Universal Pictures Alex Kurtzman (director); Jon Spaihts (screenplay) Action-adventure, horror Live-action
[20]
Transformers 5 Paramount Pictures Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John DiMaggio, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Live-action
[32]

July – September[edit]

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium Ref.
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1 Angry Birds Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation[33] Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly (directors); Jon Vitti (screenplay); Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos Animation Animation
[34]
The BFG Touchstone Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures Steven Spielberg (director); Melissa Mathison (screenplay) Fantasy Live-action
[35]
Tarzan Warner Bros. David Yates (director); Stephen Sommers, Stuart Beattie (screenplay); Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou Action-adventure Live-action
[36]
8 Doctor Strange Marvel Studios Scott Derrickson (director); Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer (screenplay); Action Live-action
[37]
15 The Bourne Betrayal Universal Pictures Paul Greengrass (director); Matt Damon Action, thriller Live-action
[38]
Ice Age 5 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott, Adventure Animation
[39]
22 Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur Warner Bros. Guy Ritchie (director); Joby Harold (screenplay); Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba Action-adventure Live-action
[40]
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Lionsgate Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (screenplay) Action-adventure Live-action
[41]
29 Planet of the Apes 3 20th Century Fox Matt Reeves (director/screenplay); Mark Bomback (screenplay); Science fiction Live-action
[42]
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5 Untitled The Smurfs reboot[43] Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation Kelly Asbury (director); Karey Kirkpatrick, Chris Poche (screenplay) Adventure, family, comedy Animation
[44]
Suicide Squad Warner Bros. / DC Entertainment David Ayer (director); Justin Marks (screenplay) Superhero, Action, Adventure Live action
[45][46]
12 Spectral Universal Pictures / Legendary Pictures Nic Mathieu (director); Ian Fried, John Gatins, George Nolfi (screenplay); James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Bruce Greenwood, Emily Mortimer Action, Sci-Fi Live action
[47]
19 The Projects: Rise of Redemption 11:59 Pictures Alex Hale (director/screenplay); Alex Hale Action, Sci-Fi Live action
[48][49]
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23 Ninjago Warner Bros. / Warner Animation Group Animation
[50]
Popeye Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation Animation
[51]
30 Deepwater Horizon Summit Entertainment J. C. Chandor (director); Matthew Sand, Matthew Michael Carnahan (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg Drama, Disaster Live-action
[52]

October – December[edit]

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium Ref.
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7 Live by Night Warner Bros. Ben Affleck (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning Crime Live-action
[53]
Monster High Universal Pictures Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage (producer) Comedy, Fantasy, Musical Live-action
[54]
14 A Monster Calls Focus Features Juan Antonio Bayona (director); Patrick Ness (screenplay); Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson Fantasy Live-action
[55]
Inferno Columbia Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Ron Howard (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Tom Hanks Mystery, thriller Live action
[56]
21 The Jungle Book: Origins Warner Bros. Andy Serkis (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett Fantasy Live-action
[57]
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4 Trolls 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks Animation Mike Mitchell (director); Erica Rivinoja (screenplay): Family, Comedy Animation
[58]
Skull Island Universal Pictures / Legendary Pictures Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director); Max Borenstein (screenplay); Tom Hiddleston Action-adventure, Fantasy Live-action
[59]
11 The Sinister Six Columbia Pictures / Marvel Entertainment Drew Goddard (director/screenplay); Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Michael Massee Action, Adventure Live-action
[60]
18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Warner Bros. / Heyday Films David Yates (director); J.K. Rowling (screenplay); Fantasy Live-action
[61]
23 Moana Walt Disney Pictures / Walt Disney Animation Studios Ron Clements, John Musker (directors) Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure Animation
[62]
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16 Untitled Star Wars stand-alone film Walt Disney Pictures / Lucasfilm Gareth Edwards (director); Gary Whitta (screenplay) Science fantasy Live-action
[63]
21 Untitled Illumination Entertainment project Universal Studios / Illumination Entertainment Animation
[64]

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