Western movies tend to make a comeback every couple of years, and 2016 will be no exception. Ranging from the deep Western drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, to what is sure to be another outrageous offering from director Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight. Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Channing Tatum star in The Hateful Eight, and it’s already stunning audiences with its coming attraction trailer. Also in the mix are a few Western comedies, including Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie, The Ridiculous 6, whose over-the-top cast boasts Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, Luke Wilson and Danny Trejo, among others. The TV series Longmire will return for a fifth season (to its new Netflix home) and the remake series of Westworld is also coming to HBO in 2016. Yet another remake—The Magnificent Seven—is also scheduled for release next September.
THE REVENANT – JANUARY 8
In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.
SEASON 5 – NETFLIX
Netflix announced that they have renewed the Western for a 10-episode Season 5, just seven weeks after the plucked-from-the-ashes fourth season debuted on the streaming service.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard, and get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The one-hour drama features actors Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden.
An outlaw (Adam Sandler) who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.