WATCH LIST: The 2016 Holiday Movie Calendar

2016 is winding down, but it still has a few more big movies left up its sleeves.  Our 2016 Holiday Movie Calendar has 10 movies you need to see before the New Year.

The Year in Movies is winding down.

You had your early appetizers of light comedies & indulged on your main course of hearty summer blockbusters.

Now it’s time for dessert.

From the big savory sequels to the sugar-coated Oscar-contenders, here are all the movies you need to see before 2016 hands you the check.

1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantastic beasts and where to find them

Release Date: 11/18/2016
Selling Point: In addition to the fresh American setting, you finally have an excuse to add a new wand to your collection.

2. Bleed for This

miles teller bleed for this

Release Date: 11/23/2016
Selling Point: Everyone loves to watch a good comeback story…and people punch each other in the face.

3. La La Land

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Release Date: 12/09/2016
Selling Point: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, together again.

4. Miss Sloane

miss sloane

Release Date: 12/09/2016
Selling Point: Jessica Chastain at her most glamorous…and ruthless.

5. Office Christmas Party

office christmas party

Release Date: 12/09/2016
Selling Point: Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and an open bar. Go ahead and RSVP us “Yes” on that one.

6. Collateral Beauty

collateral beauty

Release Date: 12/16/2016
Selling Point: A proper Holiday Movie Season isn’t complete without at least one tear-jerker.

7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

star wars rogue one

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Release Date: 12/16/2016
Selling Point: Too many to name, but let’s go with a bad-ass rebel in a leather jacket, an epic fight against a galactic empire and the long-awaited return of Darth Vader to start.

8. Assassin’s Creed

assassin's creed

Release Date: 12/21/2016
Selling Point: Michael Fassbender parkour-ing his way across the rooftops of Spain could be enough to make this the first truly great video-game adaptation.

9. Gold


Release Date: 12/25/2016
Selling Point: There’s nothing better than McConaughey at his sleaziest.

10. Why Him?

why him?

Release Date: 12/25/2016
Selling Point: Breaking Bad’s Heisenberg vs. a shirtless James Franco. Why Not?

Bonus: Live by Night

live by night

Release Date: 1/13/2017 Wide, 12/25/2016 in New York and LA
Selling Point: Ben Affleck ditches the Batsuit and gets back behind the camera for a violent gangster epic.