The Most Anticipated December 2016 Movies

With December 2016 finally starting, it is time to list down upcoming movies to look forward to. Last month, audiences were treated to blockbuster hits such as Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Both films managed to prove that the movie industry is alive and well after a lackluster summer. So now as we move to the final month of the year, ExploreTalent is listing down the most highly anticipated December 2016 movies coming your way. From horror to space adventures, there’s a movie for everyone.

Note: release dates are subject to change without prior notice

December 2016 Movies Coming to Cinemas

1. Patriots Day

Release date: December 21

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The Boston Marathon bombing was a devastating event that shook the nation—this is what Patriots Day will focus on. The film follows the police, investigators, victims, and media who closely followed the case and worked hard to bring the perpetrators to justice. Starring Hollywood A-listers Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon, this is one movie that you wouldn’t want to miss.

2. Sing

Release date: December 21

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What list of December 2016 movies would be complete without a family-friendly animated film? Sing is the latest entry from Illumination Studios, which famously brought to life those adorable Minions from Despicable Me. What is interesting about this upcoming animated feature is that it doesn’t follow a conventional plot. Instead, it takes a new approach to the genre by focusing on a number of anthropomorphic characters who go head to head in a singing competition. Featuring the voices of Matthew McConaghey, Scarlett Johanson, and Reese Witherspoon, this movie will be perfect to watch with the whole family.

3. Incarnate

Release date: December 2

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If you thought that horror has no place on a list filled with December 2016 movies, then you’re wrong. Incarnate is a horror film featuring a stellar cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Carice Van Houten, and young Gotham actor David Mazouz. The film centers around a renowned exorcist who challenges a spirit tormenting an 11-year-old boy.

4. La La Land

Release date: December 9

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Whiplash director Damien Chazelle returns with another stunning film—La La Land. The acclaimed musical has gotten a lot of buzz during its initial screening at multiple film festivals and continues to be a strong contender for Best Picture for the upcoming Oscar awards. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play onscreen lovers in this highly anticipated film, joining them are John Legend and J. K. Simmons.

5. Rogue One: A Stars Story

Release date: December 14

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Among the list of highly anticipated December 2016 movies, Rogue One definitely has the most hype. For one thing, it is the very first spin-off in the Star Wars universe, meaning it will focus on characters that audiences have never come across with before. To add, people can look forward to the triumphant return of one of the most iconic villains in movie history—Darth Vader.