10 Non-Blockbusters Totally Worth Your Watching in 2016

Posted 2016/03/09 5923 0

2016 is a big year for superhero movies as well as other blockbusters. However, there are still many low-budget movies that are totally worth watching. And here are 10 examples:

1. 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction thriller film and the directorial debut of Dan Trachtenberg. The film was written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stucken, and Damien Chazelle and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher, Jr. The movie tells the story of a young woman who wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost. 10 Cloverfield Lane to be released on March 11, 2016 in DLP and IMAX 2D.

2. High-Rise

High-Rise is a 2015 British science fiction action thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy and Keeley Hawes. Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 modern classic novel, it centres on a young doctor (played by Tom Hiddleston) who is seduced by the lifestyle of a high-rise apartment building in which the residences get more expensive the higher up you go - ranging from the council housing-esque bottom floors to the wild opulence of the penthouse. The film is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2016 by StudioCanal.

3. Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is an American 3D stop-motion fantasy film produced by Laika for Focus Features. It is being directed by Travis Knight and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The film stars Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, George Takei and Ralph Fiennes. The story is set in ancient Japan, where a young boy named Kubo cares for his mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo's life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. The film is set for an August 19, 2016 release.

4. Me Before You

Me Before You is an American romantic drama film directed by Thea Sharrock and written by Jojo Moyes. The film is based on the 2012 novel Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Janet McTeer. The movie tells the story of a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. The film is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on June 3, 2016.

5. La La Land

La La Land is an American musical comedy-drama film directed and written by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Meagen Fay. The movie tells the story of a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) who fall in love but face difficulties as they become more successful. Summit Entertainment will release the film on December 16, 2016.

6. Sully

Sully is an American-Australian-British biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow. The film stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan, and Jerry Ferrara. The story is about Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) who must land US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River after the plane strikes a flock of geese on Jan. 15, 2009. The film will be released by Warner Bros. on September 9, 2016.

7. Snowden

Snowden is an 2016 American biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald. The film is based on the book The Snowden Files by Luke Harding. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Melissa Leo, Timothy Olyphant, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage and Tom Wilkinson. It tells the true story of Edward Snowden, an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to The Guardian in June 2013. Snowden is scheduled to be released in North America on September 16, 2016, by Open Road Films.

8. The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is an American psychological thriller film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, and Édgar Ramírez. Tells the stories of unhappy, untrustworthy or even evil women, The Girl on the Train promises to be another Gone Girl. The film will be released on October 7, 2016.

9. The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans is an 2016 American drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the novel of same name by M. L. Stedman. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. The movie tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. The film is scheduled to be released by Touchstone Pictures on September 2, 2016.

10. The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon is an American-Danish horror thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and co-written by Mary Laws and Refn and starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone. It focuses on Jesse, an aspiring model, who moves to Los Angeles, where her vitality and youth are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means to get what she has.