Summer 2016 Movies You Need to See

The temperature is going warmer, school is coming to the end and the cinemas are going to be packed. That can only mean one thing—summer! The most highly anticipated movies from Hollywood are officially going head to head in the box office, and you have the freedom to choose which ones you are going to watch.

To help you with that decision, ExploreTalent has put together a list of movies that you won’t want to miss.

1. Finding Dory

Release date: June 17, 2016


Fans have waited for the sequel to Finding Nemo for more than a decade, and it surely was worth the wait when Pixar announced that the next movie will center around the lovable character Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres). Finding Dory currently dominates the worldwide box office, and it is poised to become the most profitable film of 2016.

2. Swiss Army Man

Release date: June 24, 2016


Imagine Harry Potter as a dead but flatulent corpse. That is exactly what the Sundance Festival hit Swiss Army Man is all about. Paul Dano plays a suicidal castaway who happens to see a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). The duo then goes on an epic adventure around the island.

Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert nabbed the Dramatic Directing Award for this during the film festival, and the lead stars got critical praise for their performance.

3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Release date: June 24, 2016


Sticking to survival theme is the indie film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film is currently the number one movie in its homeland, New Zealand, and has captivated critics worldwide. It features a star-making performance by young actor Julian Dennison, who plays a orphan running off to the wilderness with the help of his uncle.

4. The BFG

Release date: July 1, 2016


The movie adaptation of the beloved classic by Roald Dahl is sure to appeal to those who grew up reading this story. The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, and the film follows the titular character who shows a young girl all the wonders and perils going on in his world.

5. Star Trek Beyond

Release date: July 22, 2016


Star Trek fans can rejoice as the new film features the likes of Justin Lin (Fast and the Furious, True Detective) in the director’s seat and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams serving as executive producer. Expect this to be yet another big hit when it hits cinemas.

6. Lights Out

Release date: July 22, 2016


For people who enjoy the horror genre or simply cannot get enough of those Conjuring or Insidious films, you’ll need to mark your calendars for yet another feature courtesy of acclaimed director James Wan. Lights Out is actually based on the 2013 short film of the same name.

7. Jason Bourne

Release date: July 29,2016


Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne and another familiar face returning to the franchise is Julia Stiles. New additions include Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, and Tommy Lee Jones. There is a bit mystery surrounding the plot, but considering that it is directed by Paul Greengrass, who handled the second and third installment, fans can count on him in making it another thrill ride.

8. Suicide Squad

Release date: August 5, 2016

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Villains take the center stage in the DC comics adaptation Suicide Squad. A slew of A-lister actors are giving this movie its much deserved buzz after the heavily criticized Batsman vs. Superman drew in flack upon its release earlier this year.

The likes of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, and the new Joker played by Jared Leto are set to entertain audiences as they team up to form the most entertaining antihero movie of 2016.

9. Sausage Party

Release date: August 12, 2016


When Seth Rogen announces that he is going to make an animated R-rated film, the audiences can bet it’s going to be a good one.

Sausage Party follows a group of food products that try to avoid being cooked. Other familiar voices in the cast include Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, and Kristin Wiig.

10. Kubo and the Two Strings

Release date: August 19, 2016

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Game of Thrones actor Art Parkinson plays the titular character in the animated gem Kubo and the Two Strings. The movie is set in ancient Japan, where the young Kubo encounters a spirit from his past that makes him a target of several gods and monsters.