Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures (2016) - source: 20th Century Fox

Every week, we compile a list of the movies that are opening in cinemas. These films opened on the 25th of December: Fences; Hidden Figures; 20th Century Woman; Live by Night; Toni Erdmann. Paterson opens on December 28.

Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details.

Opening in Cinemas This Week:

Fences (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Fences2h 18min | Drama

An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

Director: Denzel Washington
Writers: August Wilson (screenplay), August Wilson (play)
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson

International Release Dates

Hidden Figures (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Hidden FiguresDrama

A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

International Release Dates

20th Century Women (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - 20th Century Women1h 58min | Comedy, Drama

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.

Director: Mike Mills
Writer: Mike Mills
Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

International Release Dates

Live By Night (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Live By Night2h 8min | Crime, Drama

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning

International Release Dates

Toni Erdmann (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Toni Erdmann2h 42min | Comedy, Drama

A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter.

Director: Maren Ade
Writer: Maren Ade
Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn

Our review

International Release Dates

Paterson (2016)

Movies Opening In Cinemas During The Last Week Of 2016 - Paterson1h 58min | Comedy, Drama

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur

International Release Dates

Which of these will you be seeing? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Manon de Reeper

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Manon is the founder and Editor in Chief of Film Inquiry. Originally a Dutchie, she now lives in Perth, Australia, has a Master's degree in Global Criminology, and is a screenwriter. Lives vicariously through film.

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