Sci-Fi Movies 2016 List

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Following the formation of the Galactic Empire, a rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.
Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Kathleen Kennedy, Forest Whitaker, Gary Whitta, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna
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Assassin's Creed

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Brendan Gleeson, Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Frank Marshall, Adam Cooper, Matias Varela, Brian Gleeson

Passengers

On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction...until they discover the ship in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Spaihts, Neal H. Moritz, Laurence Fishburne, Morten Tyldum, Stephen Hamel, Michael Mahern

Arrival

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Shawn Levy, Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Jeremy Renner, Tzi Ma
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Shin Godzilla

It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Kayoko Ann Patterson, Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, Rando Yaguchi, Hideki Akasaka
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Max Steel

The origin story chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth and fight the mysterious forces threatening their world.
Julia Pistor, Andy Garcia, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane, Mike Doyle, Stewart Hendler, Christopher Yost, Tim Kilpin

Equals

Set in a future society where emotions have been eradicated. A new breed of humans, called Equals, live peacefully until a disease begins activating emotions in its victims, who are sent away and never seen again. Hoult is set to star as Silas, who becomes infected and is outcast until he connects with Nia (Stewart), another “switched on” Equal who is able to hide her emotions.
Kristen Stewart, Ridley Scott, Guy Pearce, Drake Doremus, Nicholas Hoult, David Selby, Nathan Parker, Bel Powley

Star Trek Beyond

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams, Patrick McKay, Anton Yelchin, Justin Lin, Roberto Orci

Andron

In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle to form a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.
Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Mauro Conte, Gaia Scodellaro, Skin, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Alex Martin, Francesco Cinquemani

Approaching the Unknown

Captain William D. Stanaforth (Mark Strong) is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity’s first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.
Luke Wilson, Mark Strong, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Sanaa Lathan, Charles Baker

Independence Day Resurgence

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Joey King, Carter Blanchard

High Rise

High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife, Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble, and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Keeley Hawes, Ben Wheatley, Jeremy Thomas

Pandemic

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead a team to hunt for and rescue uninfected survivors.
Missi Pyle, Paul Guilfoyle, Mekhi Phifer, Pat Healy, John Suits, Rachel Nichols, Dustin T. Benson, Alfie Allan

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind -- a foolhardy "lombax" who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.
Sylvester Stallone, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Munroe, Michael Hefferon, Kim Dent Wilder, T.J. Fixman

PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie

In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.

When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System’s security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?
Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro

The Channel

Following a near-death experience in a car crash, teenager Cassie Stevens finds herself haunted by a shadowy figure... something has followed her back from the other side. As these visions escalate, Cassie discovers that everyone haunted by this specter has died. No shrink can help her, only a priest, Fr. McCready, who can perform the only remedy Cassie may have—an exorcism. Will it work, will she die? Or will it free the demon…
Tom Lewis, Kristen StephensonPino, Nick Clark, Jared Boghosian, Carol Anne Watts, Andrew Olson, Myron Natwick, Larrs Jackson

Midnight Special

In the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Adam Driver, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeff Nichols, Sam Shepard, Scott Haze

Identicals

The organization Brand New-U identifies networks of Identicals—people who walk like you, talk like you, but are walking through different, better lives—and helps their customers make a life upgrade: eliminating the better-life donor, and relocating their client to that brand new life. Slater seems to have the perfect life, the perfect job and the perfect girlfriend. But when Slater’s girlfriend is abducted by Brand New-U, and a corpse left in her place, he is forced to become an Identical. As he moves through a series of parallel lives, he becomes more and more obsessed with finding his girlfriend, but what he must find in the end is himself.
Nora-Jane Noone, Simon Pummell, Lachlan Nieboer, Nick Blood

Deadpool

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Lauren Shuler Donner, Paul Wernick, Morena Baccarin

400 Days

A psychological sci-fi film centering on four astronauts who are sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew’s mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all.
Brandon Routh, Ben Feldman, Matt Osterman, John Suits, Tom Cavanagh, Grant Bowler, Dane Cook, Cowan Suits

The 5th Wave

A teenage girl survives an alien invasion only to then search for her brother, who may or may not have been abducted by human-looking extra-terrestrials. She is helped by a boy who might also be an alien in disguise.
Graham King, Maika Monroe, Tony Revolori, Nick Robinson, Maggie Siff, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Tim Headington

Terminus

Blinded by the light of a falling meteor, David has a devastating car accident, leading to a profound discovery: an extra-terrestrial organism that may contain the secret of life itself. When David goes missing for two days, Annabelle searches for her father only to discover him wandering the forest, without so much as a scratch. David’s mysterious reappearance draws the attention of federal authorities and gives Annabelle reason to doubt his sanity. But David has a new sense of purpose, fueled by nightmarish visions. Driven by what he believes is an otherworldly purpose, David must convince Annabelle to believe him and complete his task before government agents can stop him, and before the world destroys itself.
Jai Koutre, Vincent Andriano, William Emmons, Marc Furmie, Brett Thornquest, Tim Maddocks, Kendra Appleton, Bren Foster

Lazer Team

Four small-town losers stumble across an alien crash site containing an incredible battle suit. One round of bickering and a quick scuffle later, they each find themselves wearing a piece of the suit, which has genetically bound itself to them. Now, they must to work together as one to save humanity. With the government chasing after them and desperate to remove their new equipment at ANY cost, the foursome must learn to use a strange alien device meant for only one person, train for a battle against an omnipotent enemy, and not kill each other in the process. They may not be strong, smart, or talented... but they’re Lazer Team.
Alan Ritchson, Matt Hullum, Michael Jones, Allie DeBerry, Josh Flanagan, Burnie Burns, Colton Dunn, Gavin Free