Here’s your must-watch movie list for October 2016

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Marvel's Doctor Strange movie still
Marvel's Doctor Strange

A best-selling novel, the last superhero movie for the year and plenty of gun fights make our list of must-watch movies for the month of October 2016.

The Girl on the Train

Adapted from the hit thriller novel by Paula Hawkins, the movie centres around the character Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), who became alcoholic after divorcing her cheating husband. During her daily commute to work, Rachel starts fantasising about the relationship of her neighbours, Scott and Megan Hipwell. Fantasy and reality begins to blur when she witnessed something from the train window and Megan goes missing.

Release Date: 6 October 2016

Operation Mekong, 湄公河行动

After crew members from two Chinese cargo ships were massacred at the Mekong river, the Thai, Laos, Burmese and Chinese governments formed a joint task force to take down a drug lord who controls the portion of the river known as the Golden Triangle. Expect a lot of explosions, action and firepower.

Release Date: 6 October 2016


Waking up in a hospital in Florence, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon has no recollection of what has happened in the past few days, and unknowingly became the target of a massive manhunt. Trying to retrace his steps and believing that he has been framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Langdon is confronted with the toughest riddle he has ever faced. Failing to solve it could mean the end of the human race.

Release Date: 13 October 2016

The Accountant

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant who works in a small-town accounting firm by day, and moonlights as a forensics accountant for criminal organisations by night. When Wolff takes on a robotics company as a legitimate client, a Treasury agent is dispatched to investigate Wolff.

Release Date: 13 October 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher stars Tom Cruise and is the sequel to the 2012 action thriller, Jack Reacher. In the sequel, Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old military unit and was accused for a homicide case that happened 16 years ago. On the run from court martial after breaking out a soldier, Reacher is on the run to clear his name and find out who is behind it.

Release Date: 20 October 2016

Marvel’s Doctor Strange

After losing his career as a renowned neurosurgeon, Doctor Stephen Strange travels to the Himalayas and seeks out the Ancient One where he learns the mystic arts. As he begins to master the powers to travel through time and change reality, a former pupil of the Ancient One and one of the Masters of the Mystic Arts, Kaecilius, comes to destroy the world protected by the Ancient One.

2016 has been an odd year for superheroes for both Marvel and DC. While their movies have not happily lived up to expectations, the best superhero movie of the year may not have been found in summer. Starting over with a new origin story to introduce a new character to the Marvel cinematic universe, Benedict Cumberbatch makes his Marvel debut as the Sorcerer Supreme, tutored by a cast of masters with Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo. Mads Mikkelsen finally becomes a villain for Marvel, and Rachel McAdams will be the anchor to Strange’s old life and new duties.

Release Date: 27 October 2016