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Movies 2016: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Captain America,' more new films we can't wait for

While 2015 saw lots of box office records shattered, but 2016 might just offer the year of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" a run for its money.

Here are some of the films -- big and small -- we're most looking forward to..

'Anesthesia'

Tim Blake Nelson writes, directs and stars in
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Tim Blake Nelson writes, directs and stars in this drama about a philosophy professor at Columbia University who gets mugged and how it affects everyone around him. Also starring Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart and Michael K. Williams. (Jan. 8)

'Hail, Caesar!'

A new movie by the Coen brother is
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A new movie by the Coen brother is always a cause for celebration. Here, Josh Brolin plays a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s dealing with the kidnapping of the star (George Clooney) of a movie studio's next big film. (Feb. 5)

'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller's 2001 comedy
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Ben Stiller's 2001 comedy "Zoolander," about a male model and his brainless friends, has become such an esteemed modern classic that the idea of a sequel -- even with original stars Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell -- sounds worrisome. The trailer, however, promises good things, despite a minor controversy over Benedict Cumberbatch as a gender-ambiguous model named All. (Feb. 12)

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

The Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and The
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The Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and The Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) have to take on the devastating Doomsday. Except to see other DC Comics heroes like Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and more. (March 25)

'Everybody Wants Some'

Richard Linklater's new movie focuses on a group
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Richard Linklater's new movie focuses on a group of college baseball players, and features a largely unknown cast. Little is known about the plot -- Linklater movies don't always have one, anyway -- but what makes this movie special is that it's being called a "spiritual sequel" to his beloved 1993 film "Dazed and Confused." (April 15)

'The Jungle Book'

Jon Favreau adapts the Rudyard Kipling book about
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Jon Favreau adapts the Rudyard Kipling book about a boy raised by animals in the jungle. Featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken. (April 15)

'Captain America: Civil War'

It's a showdown between superheroes as politics put
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It's a showdown between superheroes as politics put Captain America and Iron Man on different sides of the table. Rumor has it that we'll also get to see Tom Holland's Spider-Man for the first time here. (May 6)

'Snowden'

Director Oliver Stone tells the story of CIA
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Director Oliver Stone tells the story of CIA worker Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in this new, sure to be controversial, biopic. (May 13)

'Finding Dory'

Though few specifics are known about the plot,
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Though few specifics are known about the plot, a sequel to "Finding Nemo" is bound to pull in audiences, and Pixar is still the gold standard for animated films (yes, even despite "The Good Dinosaur"). Ellen DeGeneres returns to play the voice of Dory, the forgetful blue tang, who goes off in search of her own family. (June 17)

'Warcraft'

Could this be the first quality video game
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Could this be the first quality video game movie? Ace director Duncan Jones ("Moon," "Source Code") takes on the popular fantasy game about humans and orcs battling. (June 10)

‘The BFG’

Steven Spielberg directs this adaptation of the Roald
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Steven Spielberg directs this adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel about a young girl who befriends the Big Friendly Giant. (July 1)

'Ghostbusters'

Who you gonna call? This time around, it's
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Who you gonna call? This time around, it's Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, as the foursome battles ghosts in this continuation of the popular comedy franchise. (July 15)

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Set 70 years before Harry Potter, this adventure
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Set 70 years before Harry Potter, this adventure follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who wrote the title textbook that The Boy Who Lived studied from at Hogwarts. (Nov. 18)

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