|Runner-Ups 1 & 2 | 50-46 | 45-41 | 40-36 | 35-31 | 30-26 | 25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1|
|I beg to differ, but whatevs|
It's that time of year, folks. And I'm ready to dispense my ever-loving wisdom on what will most likely be our beloved cinematic treasures for next year. 2015 lived up to my hype - I'm having a hard time whittling down my top 10 list (I've immensely enjoyed 21 movies this year and that's not counting Star Wars!).
With that being said, there's a lot to love about 2016. Sure, there is sequels galore and superhero movies will always make for a majority of the conversation but over half the movies on my list are 'original' films. When I say original, I consider Suicide Squad or Doctor Strange an original movie simply because it's not a sequel to anything even though it is tied to a shared universe from other movies. But movies like The Jungle Book and Ghostbusters are clearly reboots or remakes.
So there's a lot of potentially great movies on the horizon and here are first five of the movies that didn't make the cut (in alphabetical order):
Arms and the Dudes
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic
Release Date: August 16
Based on an article in Rolling Stone about two kids who became arms dealers for US troops in Afghanistan. They received a $300 million contract from the Pentagon, but would soon see it all come crumbling down. Todd Phillips, the director behind The Hangover trilogy and Old School, is a comedy vet and this sounds like such an absurd story for him to tackle, but perfect for him. The first thing that comes to mind is 2013's Pain and Gain, the based-on-a-true-story film that Michael Bay brought to life through giddy enthusiasm. It's such a bizarre story that I'm excited to see the chemistry between Miles Teller, an up-and-coming young star and the two-time Oscar-nominated Jonah Hill (still so weird to write that).