Superheroes, villains and beloved book characters come to life on the big screen this year. Check out this list of movies you definitely must watch, in the order of Malaysian release dates.
1) Ola Bola
Let's kick-off with the local movie scene. We have Chiu Keng Guan’s Ola Bola, which focuses on the glory days of Malaysian football, back in the 70's. Featuring a multi-cultural cast and scenes that will certainly have Malaysians reminiscing about simpler times in our history, this looks to be a promising film.
Release date in Malaysia: 28th January 2016
Have you watched the trailer of this movie? Unlike the other superheroes, Deadpool is snarky, sassy and funny. Also, he is played by this attractive guy named Ryan Reynolds. You may have heard of him.
Release date in Malaysia: 11th February 2016
3) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
With Batman and Superman fighting each other, the situation gets complicated. A new threat, Doomsday, is created. Looks like Wonder Woman may just have to save the day.
Release date in Malaysia: 24th March 2016
4) The Jungle Book
Another animated Disney classic gets the live-action treatment, and this one seems to be a feast for the eyes, with lush landscapes to take in, and amazingly realistic CGI wildlife to admire from the safety of your cinema seat.
Release date in Malaysia: 14th April 2016
5) Captain America: Civil War
2016 is definitely the year for superhero feuds. Marvel’s offering features our beloved Captain America facing off with none other than his fellow Avenger, Ironman. Whose side are you on?
Release date in Malaysia: 28th April 2016
6) X-Men: Apocalypse
Our favourite mutants are back once again, only this time it’s in the 80's, and everyone has interesting hair changes (looking at you, Professor X). Oh, there’s a new baddie in town too, and let’s just say you wouldn’t want to mess with someone called Apocalypse.
Release date in Malaysia: 19th May 2016
7) Alice in Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass
It’s back to Wonderland with Alice and she has grown up now, but something has pulled her back to her childhood haunt, where she will meet some old friends like the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and perhaps some new foes.
Release date in Malaysia: 26th May 2016
8) Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad wants to make sure you don’t forget the villains, what with all the superheroes dominating the screens in 2016. Jared Leto’s terrifying Joker is just one reason why you should definitely make a date with this Squad.
Release date in Malaysia: 4th August 2016
9) Doctor Strange
It’s Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn to put on a superhero cape, but Doctor Strange is… well, let’s just say he lives up to his name. It will certainly be a treat to see this accomplished actor breathe life into another fascinating persona.
Release date in Malaysia: 3rd November 2016
10) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
If you thought the Harry Potter franchise was done, you’re wrong. Rejoice, Potterheads! There is a spin-off coming to you, and it stars Eddie Redmayne. This time, Muggles will get a look into the American version of witchcraft and wizardry, and it’s all with J.K Rowling’s input so it should be quite a treat!
Release date in Malaysia: 17th November 2016
Of course, there are many other cool movies releasing this year, though we think these 10 will definitely be the standouts. What are your favourite picks in 2016? Let us know in the comment box!
This article was contributed by Thash Nathan.