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Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See This December 2016

This Year 2016, here are 15 holiday movies that you definitely need to see. Get your popcorn ready as Guest Blogger Jeremy will guide you through his top holiday movies pick this year.

Once again we’re looking forward to the holiday season and all that comes with it: parties, gifts, and movies. This year, especially, there are scores of movies everyone is anticipating. The hard part will be figuring out how to fit them all in.

Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

1. Sing
Sing stars Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon. A koala who runs a formerly grand theater that has fallen on hard times. In an animated world populated entirely by animals. Buster has one last chance to return his theater to its former glory by hosting the world’s greatest singing contest.

The field of contestants soon narrows to five finalists: A smoothly singing con artist of a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a shy teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) who suffers from stage fright, an overwhelmed mother pig (Reese Witherspoon) trying to keep up with 25 piglets, a gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking for a way out of his family’s life of crime, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) trying to get rid of her conceited boyfriend and take her career solo. Like Buster, each of them believes this is the opportunity to change their lives.

2. Assassin’s Creed
Based on the video game franchise, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain as his genetic memories are unlocked using a ground-breaking new technology. Through these experiences he learns that he is a descendant of a member of the Assassins, a secret society. Utilizing the knowledge and skills from family’s past, he is prepared to face the powerful Templar organization in his own day.

3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
This first stand-alone film in the Star Wars anthology set in the time shortly before the events of “A New Hope.” Rebel spies are uniting to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s newest weapon, the Death Star. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego lna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, and Forest Whitaker.

Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jacob (Dan Fogler), a Muggle—or No-Maj in the American vernacular—misplaced a magical case which led to the escape of some of Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) fantastic beasts in New York. Scamander had completed a trip around the world locating and documenting the extraordinary variety of magical creatures. His short stop in New York, and the escape of some of these creatures, could create grave problems for wizards and non-wizards alike.

5. Moana
In ancient Oceania in the South Pacific, Moana (newcomer Auli’i Cravalho), the only daughter of a chief who is in a long line of navigators, sets out in search of a legendary island. During her voyage, she joins with her hero, the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson), to travel across the open ocean, and then encounters huge sea creatures, incredible underworlds, and ancient legends, all while trying to help her family.

6. Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton), teams up again with his diminutive elf partner, Marcus (Tony Cox), this time to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Thurman Merman (Brett Kelley) is the cheerful kid who is able to reach the splinter of humanity in Willie’s heart.

Willie’s mother, Sunny (Kathy Bates), joins in the criminal plans, giving us an insight into where Willie’s disposition comes from. The situation is further complicated by Willie’s romantic interest in Diane (Christina Hendricks), the director of the charity he plans to rip of.

Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

7. Passengers 
On what was supposed to be a routine trip through space to a new home, two passengers, in suspended animation, are awakened by a ship malfunction 90 years too early. Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) ponder spending the rest of their lives aboard ship living in the lap of luxury. Over time, they begin to fall for each other, until they realize the danger facing their ship, and that only they can save the lives of the 5,000 passengers aboard.

8. Kidnap
Karla McCoy (Halle Berry) is living an idyllic life with her son Frankie (Sage Correa) when they go for a routine trip to the park. Frankie is suddenly kidnapped when they arrive in the park. To save him, Karla mobilizes the city to rescue her son.

9. The Space Between Us
Only after the space shuttle leaves on the first mission to colonize Mars, do we learn that one of the astronauts is pregnant. She dies in childbirth shortly after landing and never reveals the father of the first human born on Mars. Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) grows up on Mars as a curious, intelligent boy, reaching the age of 16 having only met 14 people.

Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

10. Gardner begins an online friendship with a Tulsa (Britt Robertson), a girl in Colorado. When he gets a chance to visit Earth, he wants to experience everything he could only read about while he was far away on Mars. Scientists soon learn however, that his organs can’t withstand Earth’s gravity. With Tulsa’s help, he escapes his team of scientists to search for his father and his place in the universe.

11.The Founder
Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, meets Mac and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) co-owners of a burger restaurant in Southern California in the 1950s. Impressed by their speed and efficiency, Kroc sees potential in the business and creates the opportunity to take over the company and create one of the most successful food franchises in history.

12. Why Him?
Ned (Bryan Cranston), takes his family on a vacation to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford. While there, he meets her Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend Laird (James Franco) and so the conflict begin. The overprotective father thinks the socially awkward filter-free boyfriend is completely wrong for his daughter. His panic reaches new heights when he learns that Laird is about to propose.

Lifestyle – 15 Best Holiday Movies This Year You Need To See

13. Patriots Day
Patriots Day tells the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the next search for and capture of the Tsarnaev brothers, starring J.K. Simmons as Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese of the Watertown Police Department, Mark Wahlberg as Sergeant Tommy Saunders, a composite of several Boston police officers, Kevin Bacon, as Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston FBI Field Office, and John Goodman, as Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner. The movie was filmed at the real sites where the events occurred.

14. Gold
Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a prospector and businessman down on his luck, is desperate for just one break. Wells hatches a last-ditch plan to strike it big with an equally unlucky geologist, Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) to find gold deep within the jungles of Indonesia.

15. Allied
In Casablanca in 1942, an Allied spy (Brad Pitt) and a French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) join forces to assassinate a German official. In the process they fall in love and marry. But their relationship is tested by the stresses of war when they reunite in London.

Which holiday movies are you planning to see during this festive season?

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Jeremy writes for Stylin’ Online.

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