2015 Movie Preview

by gabe5525 | created - 13 Apr 2013 | updated - 26 Apr 2015 | Public

These are my 100 most anticipated movies of 2015. Some movies on this list have been scheduled for 2015 [TBA] due to no official release date being given.

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1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 736,414 | Gross: $936.66M

[Release Date: December 18]

2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 572,281 | Gross: $459.01M

[Release Date: May 1]

3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 227,898 | Gross: $281.72M

[Release Date: November 20]

4. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond... See full summary »

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 331,503 | Gross: $200.07M

[Release Date: November 6]

5. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 388,546 | Gross: $54.12M

[Release Date: Fall 2015]

6. Inside Out (I) (2015)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

94 Metascore

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 477,389 | Gross: $356.46M

[Release Date: June 19]

7. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 152,994 | Gross: $93.44M

[Release Date: May 22]

8. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 488,851 | Gross: $652.27M

[Release Date: June 12]

9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 707,757 | Gross: $153.64M

[Release Date: May 15]

10. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Votes: 276,070 | Gross: $195.04M

[Release Date: July 31]

11. Furious 7 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Votes: 319,240 | Gross: $353.01M

[Release Date: April 10]

12. Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 420,165 | Gross: $180.20M

[Release Date: July 17]

13. Crimson Peak (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

Votes: 110,678 | Gross: $31.06M

[Release Date: October 16]

14. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine

Votes: 503,685 | Gross: $128.26M

[Release Date: February 13]

15. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 243,054 | Gross: $72.31M

[Release Date: October 16]

16. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 556,825 | Gross: $183.64M

[Release Date: December 25]

17. Black Mass (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 146,970 | Gross: $62.58M

[Release Date: September 18]

18. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 615,283 | Gross: $228.43M

[Release Date: November 25]

19. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 100,248 | Gross: $25.02M

[Release Date: December 11]

20. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 109,151 | Gross: $56.45M

[Release Date: December 25]

21. Le Petit Prince (2015)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

Director: Mark Osborne | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 45,023 | Gross: $1.34M

[Release Date: TBA]

22. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 63,221 | Gross: $3.71M

[Release Date: November 25]

23. Steve Jobs (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 129,632 | Gross: $17.75M

[Release Date: October 9]

24. The Peanuts Movie (2015)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.

Director: Steve Martino | Stars: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi

Votes: 36,816 | Gross: $130.18M

[Release Date: November 6]

25. The Walk (II) (2015)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

70 Metascore

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc

Votes: 102,200 | Gross: $10.14M

[Release Date: October 2]

26. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 169,500 | Gross: $43.48M

[Release Date: September 18]

27. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 53,986 | Gross: $1.21M

[Release Date: April 17]

28. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

Votes: 85,000 | Gross: $123.09M

[Release Date: November 25]

29. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 283,100 | Gross: $46.89M

[Release Date: September 18]

30. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 131,448 | Gross: $56.12M

[Release Date: August 9]

31. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 223,766 | Gross: $45.45M

[Release Date: August 14]

32. Cinderella (I) (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 128,946 | Gross: $201.15M

[Release Date: March 13]

33. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 382,794 | Gross: $25.44M

[Release Date: April 10]

34. It Follows (2014)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

Votes: 160,331 | Gross: $14.67M

[Release Date: March 27]

35. Jane Got a Gun (2015)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western

49 Metascore

A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 17,139 | Gross: $1.51M

[Release Date: September 4]

36. Minions (2015)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

56 Metascore

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin

Votes: 177,712 | Gross: $336.05M

[Release Date: July 10]

37. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

36 Metascore

Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 52,298 | Gross: $35.09M

[Release Date: July 24]

38. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Music

63 Metascore

After a humiliating commando performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow

Votes: 120,674 | Gross: $184.30M

[Release Date: May 15]

39. Paddington (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 70,930 | Gross: $76.22M

[Release Date: January 16]

40. Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

Votes: 220,543 | Gross: $89.76M

[Release Date: July 1]

41. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 202,476 | Gross: $31.57M

[Release Date: March 27]

42. Aloha (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 48,889 | Gross: $20.99M

[Release Date: May 29]

43. San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes

Votes: 174,998 | Gross: $155.19M

[Release Date: May 29]

44. Mr. Holmes (2015)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan

Votes: 54,392 | Gross: $17.74M

[Release Date: July 17]

45. Ricki and the Flash (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

54 Metascore

A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 19,366 | Gross: $26.82M

[Release Date: June 26]

46. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

23 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Ryoko Seta

Votes: 9,536 | Gross: $0.02M

[Release Date: TBA]

47. Entourage (2015)

R | 104 min | Comedy

38 Metascore

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut.

Director: Doug Ellin | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 68,321 | Gross: $32.36M

[Release Date: June 5]

48. Southpaw (2015)

R | 124 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 185,822 | Gross: $52.42M

[Release Date: July 31]

49. Macbeth (2015)

R | 113 min | Drama, History, War

71 Metascore

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, Frank Madigan

Votes: 45,949 | Gross: $1.11M

[Release Date: TBA]

50. Paper Towns (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance