The science fiction and fantasy films to watch in 2016

By Delia Bennett

Posted on January 21, 2016 in Film with tags

Where to get your fill of science fiction, fantasy and horror on the big screen in 2016. Don’t want to leave your sofa? Check out our round-up of which new television shows to watch this year.

Tell us which films you’re looking forward to in the comments!

The 5th Wave

Based on Rick Yancey’s novel, the movie follows Cassie Sullivan, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, and her race to save her younger brother, Sammy, after four waves of deadly alien attacks have left the world decimated.

UK release date: January 22, 2016



Deadpool is not your average superhero. Based on the Marvel Comics character, he’s not super handsome and he didn’t ask to be a hero, but the former Special Forces op turned mercenary (played by Ryan Reynolds) is ready to kick some ass and hopefully save the world.

UK release date: February 10, 2016


The Witch

This tale of a New England family torn apart by witchcraft and black magic looks genuinely terrifying. We can’t wait.

UK release date: March 11, 2016



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The tangled lovebirds from different social classes in Jane Austen’s classic tale, Pride and Prejudice,  are about to encounter a new challenge — an army of zombies. This heavily anticipated film, starring Lily James and Douglas Booth, is based on the 2009 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith.

UK release date: February 11, 2016


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superman’s powers have come under scrutiny and people have begun to question what kind of hero they need or if a hero is needed at all. Batman arrives to fight Superman, and meanwhile, a new dark power emerges. Full disclosure: the trailer has given us goosebumps.

UK release date: March 25, 2016


Midnight Special

A father disappears with his son,and a worldwide manhunt ensues when it is revealed that the little boy may not be of this world…

UK release date: April 15, 2016


Captain America: Civil War

Another hotly anticipated Marvel Comics film emerges, Captain America: Civil War. This latest installment follows a new rift between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).

UK release date: April 29, 2016


X-Men Apocalypse

The sequel to the 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series is finally here (almost), bringing the world’s first mutant apocalypse with it.

UK release date: May 19, 2016


Independence Day: Resurgence

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, they’ve found something else out there and it’s bigger than the last time…

UK release date: June 24, 2016



Ghostbusters 2016

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy will make you laugh out loud at this comedic reboot of the Ghostbuster‘s franchise.

UK release date: July 15, 2016


Suicide Squad

Now that the first trailer has been released (last night!!!), we can’t wait to see more of these dangerous super villains in August!

UK release date: August 5, 2016


A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness’s bestselling novel gets the film treatment.

UK release date: October 21, 2016


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

We return to J.K. Rowling’s magical world once more with Newt Scamander’s New York adventures, set seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

UK release date: November 18, 2016


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Directed by Tim Burton, so we know we’re in for a treat, and based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, the film follows 16-year-old Jacob Portman who has accidentally found himself on a mysterious island with a group of strange orphans.

UK release date: December TBD, 2016


The Little Prince

Discover the beloved story we’re sure you all read as children, The Little Prince…coming soon in 3D animation! We’re told it will be a bit of a departure from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s original text, and that elements of The Little Prince narrative will be woven in with an original tale about a young girl who befriends the story’s elderly aviator narrator.

UK release date: TBD, 2016


Ratchet & Clank

Based on the video game series, the Ratchet & Clank animated film tells the story of two unlikely heroes and their struggle to save the Solana Galaxy from a dastardly alien named Chairman Drek.

UK release date: TBD, 2016


 Neon Demon

Neon Demon

From Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn comes a horror film about an aspiring model who moves to LA and gets a bit more than she bargained for.

UK release date: TBD, 2016


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