There is no denying that 2015 was a year marked with some of the greatest blockbuster movies of all times. Ranging from the legendary Star Wars-The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible, Avengers, Jurassic Park and Mad Max-The Fury Road, it goes without saying that some of these releases will never be forgotten. So what does 2016 have in store for us? 2016 seems to be a very promising year. The first week of January is barely over and the aroma of the Hollywood recipe has filled the web. Below you will find a comprehensive list of some of the best blockbuster movies slated for January. Moreover, we will be updating this site with the best blockbuster release slated for February, so you can come back right here for a quick refresher.
1. January 2016 Releases: 400 Days (January 12, 2016 )
In this science fiction blockbuster, four astronauts are sent on an expedition to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of a deep space travel. After 400 days of a simulated mission, their brain’s activity begins to deteriorate as they lose contact with the outside world. When things get ugly, they are forced to exit the ship. They learn the hard way that their mission may not have been a simulation after all.
Running time: 1hours 31 minutes
2. January 2016 Releases: The Treasure (January 8, 2016 )
Costi lives a peaceful life with his 6 years old son. He sees himself as a hero and a leader of the oppressed. One evening his neighbor pays him an unexpected visit and reveals to him a million dollar secret that have been hidden for so long: The secret is about a treasure that was buried in his grandparent’s garden. Alarmed by this news, his mind goes foggy. Now he has to hire a metal detector with a promise to give half of the treasure. The two accomplices have only one weekend to get the job done. Despite the challenges, Costi is determined that no one would stop him from locating the treasure.
Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes
3. January 2016 Releases: The Masked Saint (January 8, 2016)
The movie centers the twisted story of a former WWE Superstar Granstaff who retires from his wrestling career to become a town priest. When Samuel witnesses rampant injustice and atrocities within the town, he has to do everything possible to protect the town. He decides to watch over the town as a masked vigilante in a hood to deal with the bad guys.. While facing crises at the church and at home, he has to evade the police so as to hide his identity and reconcile with his calling as a pastor.
4. January 2016 Releases: Detective Chinatown (January 15, 2016 )
Talented yet suffering from stammering problem, Qing did not qualify to the police academy. To relieve the agony, Qing travels to Thailand to visit his distant and proud relative Tang who calls himself the “best detective in Chinatown” but is in fact a scheming hooligan. It happens that after a night of drinking, Tang becomes the prime suspect of a mysterious murder and escapes with Qing. The two becomes the talk of the town and are faced with a back-breaking task of evading the police, clearing their names within 7 days and avoiding the mafia.
Movie Director: Sicheng Chen
Running Time: 2 hours 16 minutes
5. January 2016 Releases: The 5th Wave (January 22, 2016)
The story is set in a dystopian world ruled by vicious aliens who have already decimated the human population. A teenage girl Cassie Sullivan manages to survive the alien invasion only to lose her brother in the midst of the tumult who may or may not have been abducted by the aliens. She is helped by a boy who might also be an alien in disguise.
6. January 2016 Releases: Terminal (January 22, 2016)
Confused by the light of a falling meteor, David suffered a disastrous car accident that led to an ardent discovery: an extraterrestrial organism that may contain the secrets of life not known by man. When he goes missing for 2 days, Annabelle begins to search for him. David’s mysterious disappearance for 2 days which raises more questions than answers draws police attention and makes Annabelle question his sanity. David now has a new sense of life driven by nightmarish vision. He has a task of convincing Annabelle to believe in him as he completes his task before the world destroys itself.
Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes
7. January 2016 Releases: IP Man 3 (January 22, 2016)
In this 3rd release of the blockbuster martial arts series, a band of ferocious gangsters make attempt to take over the city led by Mike Tyson-a crooked property developer. The Master IP (Donnie Yen) is forced to take a stand against this new enemy. This gives rise to some of the most incredible fight scenes as fists and sucker punch flies.
8. January 2016 Releases: Synchronicity (January 22, 2016)
A genius physicist Jim invented a machine that can fold space-time continuum and a callous tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to steal it. When Jim uses it to tear and penetrate the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. Jim must now prove that it works by finding a flower that is an identical match to it in the present in order to protect the right to his invention. Jim soon discovers that Dahlia belongs to a mysterious Abby who was in league with Klaus to seduce him to reveal his secrets. Jim has to go back in time to prevent the conspiracy from happening where he uncovers surprising truth about Abby and his own future.
Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes
9. January 2016 Releases: The Boy (January 22, 2016)
Greta a young American Woman who seeks to escape her troubled past secures a job with a wealthy family as a nanny to an 8 years old mysterious kid. She is given strict rules to follow when taking care of their son Brahms and warned that bad things could happen if she breaks any of the rules. Disturbed by the realization that Brahms is not a kid but a porcelain doll, she decides to break some rules to find out more about Brahms.
Every time she breaks a rule, something strange happens in the house. Desperate to unravel the mystery of the porcelain doll, she invites a delivery man to help her solve the mystery. She later comes to realize that she was not really hired, but chosen.
Lauren Cohan (Greta)
Rupert Evans (Malcolm)
Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes
10. January 2016 Releases: Martyrs (January 22, 2016)
Ten years old Lucie escapes from an estranged warehouse where she had been held captive for a long time. Deeply traumatized, she is agonized by disturbing night terrors of the orphanage where she was imprisoned. She finds solace after meeting Anna, a girl of her age. ten years later and still pursued by demons of her orphanage, she decides to track down the family that tortured her. As Lucie and Anna gets closer to the agonizing truth, hell breaks lose and they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. They have to escape or else a martyrs fate awaits them.
Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes
11. January 2016 Releases: The Pastor (January 25, 2016)
After accomplishing a planned brutal knife attack in prison, a former gang leader (Arturo Muyshondt) lands in a solitary confinement in prison. Here he believes in God and discovers his true calling as a pastor when paroled from prison. In his community, he seeks out the youth in order to show them an alternative path to the vanity gang lifestyle surrounding them. He is determined to end the gang violence but is met with resistance from the gang leaders who threaten his life, his family, and his community. The pastor now has to choose between his new Holy life or revert back to his earlier gang lifestyle to end the violence once and for all.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
12. January 2016 Releases: The Finest Hours (January 29, 2016)
A massive nor’easter hit New England on 18th Feb 1952 wreaking havoc on the ships including the SS Pendleton which was ripped in half trapping more than 30 sailors onboard. It was now upon Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) to inspire the frightened clue to compel the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out of the storm. Meanwhile, word of the wreckage reaches the US Coast Guard Station and a rescue operation is sent to rescue the stranded men. Some daring men manage to set off in the 60-foot high waves and hurricanes in a wooden lifeboat.
13. January 2016 Releases: Jeruzalem (January 22, 2016)
The film follows two American girls who decide to follow a handsome anthropology student on his trip to Jerusalem. The expedition is ruined when the trio gets caught up in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the Holy walls of Jerusalem the three travelers must strive to find their way out as hell breaks loose on them.
13. January 2016 Releases: Lazer Team (January 27, 2016)
The story features 4 town losers who accidentally stumble across an alien crash site which contains an incredible battle suit. Eventually, they find themselves wearing a piece of a suit which has genetically bound itself to them. Now they must unite forces to save humanity. With the government desperately chasing after them in order to take the suit, they must work smart using a certain alien device to fight against an omnipotent enemy.
Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes