11 NEW MOVIES YOU MUST SEE THIS WEEKEND
Folks, are you feeling the stay-home vibe this weekend? Are you having trouble choosing interesting movies to watch from the best new releases of this month? Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. We’ve rounded up a selection of must-see movies for this month from a wide variety of genres.
As always, we’ve also included the movie trailers to give you some clues on the story line. We also know that with numerous movie selection comes confusion as to which one to watch first, so in order to guide you, we’ve included the IMDb ratings as well.
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1. London Has Fallen
IMDb RATING – 6.3/10 | Genre – Crime film/Thriller | Time – 1h 40m
After the death of the British prime minister, the world’s most powerful leaders gather in London to pay their respects. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city in chaos and ruins. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) springs into action to bring U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) to safety. When Asher falls into the hands of the sinister organization, it’s up to Banning to save his commander in chief from a horrible fate.
Release Date: March 2, 2016 (France)
Director: Babak Najafi
Film series: Olympus Has Fallen Film Series
Music composed by: Trevor Morris
Screenplay: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John
2. God’s Of Egypt
IMDb RATING – 6.8/10 | Genre – Fantasy/Action | Time – 2h 8m
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.
Release Date: February 24, 2016 (France)
Director: Alex Proyas
Budget: 140 million USD
Casting directors: John Papsidera, Nikki Barrett
Screenplay: Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama
3. Hail, Caesar!
IMDb RATING – 6.8/10 | Genre – Mystery/Drama film | Time – 1h 46m
In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn’t enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic “Hail, Caesar!” If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for the movie star.
Release Date: February 5, 2016 (USA)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Box office: 53.5 million USD
Narrated by: Michael Gambon
Budget: 22 million USD
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
IMDb RATING – 9.7/10 | Genre – Fantasy/Science fiction film | Time : 2h 31m
It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
Release Date: March 20, 2016 (Los Angeles)
Director: Zack Snyder
Executive producers: Christopher Nolan, Geoff Johns, Emma Thomas, Michael Uslan, Benjamin Melniker, Wesley Coller
Screenplay: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer
Story by: Zack Snyder, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
IMDb RATING – 6.1/10 | Genre – Comedy/Romantic Comedy | Time : 1h 34m
Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.
Release Date: March 24, 2016 (Brazil)
Director: Kirk Jones
Film series: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Film Series
Screenplay: Nia Vardalos
Producers: Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
IMDb RATING – 6.1/10 | Genre – Fantasy/Science fiction film | Time : 1h 59m
London, 1975. Robert Laing is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal. Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte. After Laing befriends Richard Wilder, a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to document the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes
Release Date : March 18, 2016 (UK)
Director: Ben Wheatley
Music composed by: Clint Mansell
Story by: J. G. Ballard
Screenplay: Amy Jump, Benjamin Taylor
7. The Divergent Series: Allegiant
IMDb RATING – 6.0/10 | Genre – Science fiction film/Action | Time : 2h 1m
Tris (Shailene Woodley) escapes with Four (Theo James) to journey beyond the wall that encloses Chicago. For the first time, they leave the only city and family they have ever known to find a peaceful solution. Once outside, they learn shocking new truths that render old discoveries meaningless. As the ruthless battle threatens humanity, Tris and Four quickly decide who to trust to survive. Tris must ultimately make difficult choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Initial release: March 9, 2016 (Philippines)
Director: Robert Schwentke
Film series: Divergent Film Series
Music composed by: Joseph Trapanese
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim, Stephen Chbosky, Bill Collage, Adam Cooper
IMDb RATING – 8.4/10 | Genre – Action/Adventure | Time : 1h 48m
From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
Initial release: February 10, 2016 (Belgium)
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Box office: 438.9 million USD
Story by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jennifer Lee, Jim Reardon
Production companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
IMDb RATING – 7.2/10 | Genre – Drama film/Comedy-drama | Time : 2h 9m
In 1921 France, a wealthy woman (Catherine Frot) follows her passion to sing in front of audiences, but no one tells her how bad she is.
Release Date : March 11, 2016 (USA)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
Box office: 7.4 million USD
Music composed by: Ronan Maillard
Screenplay: Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano
10. The Witch
IMDb RATING – 7.4/10 | Genre – Horror | Time : 1h 33m
In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another.
Release Date: February 19, 2016 (USA)
Director: Robert Eggers
Budget: 1 million USD
Screenplay: Robert Eggers
Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke
IMDb RATING – 7.5/10 | Genre – Fantasy/Drama | Time : 1h 30m
An inspirational speaker (David Thewlis) becomes reinvigorated after meeting a lively woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who shakes up his mundane existence.
Initial release: December 30, 2015 (USA)
Directors: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Box office: 3.1 million USD
Budget: 8 million USD
Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman
That’s all for now, come next month we’ll post another compilation for you guys. And if you’ve not yet seen our Top 11 Must See Movies For February 2016, go now and check it out. Have you seen any one of these already? If yes, would you be kind enough to Add Your Rating – on a scale of 1-10 what will you score the ones you’ve seen so far? Let me have your thoughts on the comment section.
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