Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend?
Wondering what movies you should watch this weekend? Having trouble deciding between “Suicide Squad” and “Jason Bourne” or between “The Magnificent Seven” and “Sully” ?
Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. We’ve rounded up a selection of must-see movies for the entire month from a wide variety of genres. We also understand that with numerous movie-selection comes confusion as to which one to watch first, so in order to guide you, we’ve included the movie trailers to give you some clues on the story line. These selected films have received positive reviews from critics and I bet you will enjoy watching any one of them.
Here are the Top 18 movies you should see each weekend throughout the month.
1. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 1h 36min | Biography, Drama | 9 September 2016 (USA)
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Todd Komarnicki (screenplay), Chesley Sullenberger (based on the book “Highest Duty” by) (as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
2. Jason Bourne (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 3min | Action, Thriller | 29 July 2016 (USA)
The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander
3. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Western | 23 September 2016 (USA)
Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
4. War Dogs (2016)
R | 1h 54min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 19 August 2016 (USA)
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Stephen Chin (screenplay), Todd Phillips (screenplay)
Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz
5. Suicide Squad (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 3min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 5 August 2016 (USA)
A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated criminals to form a defensive task force, with their first case leading to a potential apocalypse.
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
6. Star Trek Beyond (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 2min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 22 July 2016 (USA)
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Director: Justin Lin
Writers: Simon Pegg, Doug Jung
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
PG-13 | 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 June 2016 (USA)
After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.
Director: Dave Green
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec
Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry
8. Masterminds (2016)
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 September 2016 (USA)
A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.
Director: Jared Hess
Writers: Chris Bowman (screenplay), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay)
Stars: Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis
9. Blood Father (2016)
R | 1h 28min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 26 August 2016 (USA)
An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Director: Jean-François Richet
Writers: Peter Craig (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay)
Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna
10. Hell or High Water (2016)
R | 1h 42min | Crime, Drama | 26 August 2016 (USA)
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.
Director: David Mackenzie
Writer: Taylor Sheridan (screenplay)
Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
11. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
R | 1h 38min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 26 August 2016 (USA)
Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.
Director: Dennis Gansel
Writers: Philip Shelby (screenplay), Tony Mosher (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones
12. Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)
1h 30min | Action | 2 September 2016 (USA)
A kick boxer is out to avenge his brother.
Director: John Stockwell
Writers: Dimitri Logothetis, Jim McGrath
Stars: Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, Gina Carano
13. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 30 September 2016 (USA)
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay)
Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
14. Ben-Hur (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 5min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 19 August 2016 (USA)
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Writers: Lew Wallace (based on the novel by), Keith R. Clarke (screenplay)
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro
15. Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
R | 1h 48min | Thriller | 13 May 2016 (UK)
A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch’s plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
Director: Susanna White
Writers: John le Carré (based on the novel by), Hossein Amini
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Carlos Acosta, Radivoje Bukvic, Damian Lewis & Naomie Harris
16. American Honey (2016)
R | 2h 43min | Drama | 30 September 2016 (USA)
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law-bending and young love as she crisscrosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold
Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
17. The Girl on the Train (2016)
R | 1h 52min | Mystery, Thriller | 7 October 2016 (USA)
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Paula Hawkins (based on the novel)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
18. When the Bough Breaks (2016)
PG-13 | 1h 47min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 9 September 2016 (USA)
A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.
Director: Jon Cassar
Writers: Jack Olsen (screenplay), Jack Olsen
Stars: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco
That’s all for now, come next month we’ll post another compilation for you guys. And if you’ve not yet seen our WEEKEND PLAYLIST | SONGS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOUR DAY, 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.
Thanks for stopping by! Till you hear from me again, continue to do well, live well and dress really well. Be Classy! Have a great month!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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