Watchlist 2015/2016

by d_r_hysh | created - 21 Jul 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2017 | Public

Films I must see in 2015/2016

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1. The True American (2019)

Biography, Drama, History | Pre-production

A Bangladeshi Air Force officer looking to make his way in the United States is shot by an American terrorist out to kill Muslims in the aftermath of September 11th.

Director: Pablo Larraín

2. 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: 405,837 | Gross: $54.12M

3. 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: 250,917 | Gross: $72.31M

4. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 42,324 | Gross: $12.55M

5. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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: 579,083 | Gross: $183.64M

6. Knight of Cups (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 21,178 | Gross: $0.56M

7. 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: 638,971 | Gross: $228.43M

8. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

Votes: 67,577 | Gross: $1.33M

9. Blonde

Biography, Drama | Announced

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik

10. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 65,440 | Gross: $55.48M

11. Irrational Man (2015)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Joe Stapleton

Votes: 47,811 | Gross: $4.03M

12. 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: 307,882 | Gross: $46.89M

13. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 473,451 | Gross: $100.55M

14. 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: 207,159 | Gross: $31.57M

15. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 79,365 | Gross: $7.08M

16. Cleopatra

Biography, History | Announced

Cleopatra as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Angelina Jolie

17. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Mystery

72 Metascore

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 105,803 | Gross: $30.08M

18. Triple Frontier (2019)

Action, Adventure, Crime | Post-production

Five friends re-unite to take down a South American drug lord.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Adria Arjona

19. The Irishman (2019)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin

20. 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: 133,469 | Gross: $17.75M

21. Black Hole (I)

Drama, Horror, Romance | Announced

A group of high school students are afflicted by an STD known as "teen plague" or "the bug." Symptoms may include flaky skin, rash, growing a new limb or turning into a new kind of creature.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

22. Avatar 2 (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

A sequel to Avatar (2009).

Director: James Cameron | Stars: David Thewlis, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet

23. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Thriller | Announced

A man's life begins to unravel after his hauntingly familiar nightmares draw him towards a woman he has never met.

24. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

62 Metascore

In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Lily Franky, Yuki Sakurai, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 3,125

25. Fairyland

Drama | Announced

A young girl recounts growing up in San Francisco in the '70s and '80s with her gay dad.

Director: Andrew Durham

26. 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: 104,036 | Gross: $25.02M

27. Spinning Gold

Biography, Drama, Music | Pre-production

A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records.

Director: Timothy Scott Bogart | Star: Chris Rock

28. See You Tomorrow (2016)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story follows Chen Mo, the bar owner and 'ferryman', as he is slowly facing his own traumatic past, whilst helping the people around him, including his co-partner Guan Chun, the singer Ma Li and the neighbor Xiao Yu.

Director: Jiajia Zhang | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eason Chan, Angelababy

Votes: 810

29. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

41 Metascore

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 156,820 | Gross: $39.18M

30. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

68 Metascore

An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 3,037

31. Kamisama no iu tôri (2014)

117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Sôta Fukushi, Lily Franky, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 3,262

32. Flash Boys

Drama | Announced

A group of Wall Street insiders find a way to rig the stock market.

33. 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: 114,535 | Gross: $31.06M

34. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 19,655 | Gross: $17.27M

35. Life (I) (2015)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher

Votes: 6,282

36. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 33,541 | Gross: $0.35M

37. Legacy of Secrecy

Drama | Announced

Carlos Marcello and his possible involvement in the murder of JFK.

Director: David O. Russell

38. Rules Don't Apply (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga, Steve Tom

Votes: 7,167 | Gross: $3.65M

39. West Side Story

Crime, Drama, Musical | Pre-production

A remake of the 1961 film about rival gangs in New York City.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Star: Ansel Elgort

40. Rocketman (2019)

Biography, Drama, Fantasy | Filming

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell

41. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 397,074 | Gross: $151.10M

42. Holidays (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.

Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kölsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Madeleine Coghlan, Savannah Kennick, Rick Peters, Kate Rachesky

Votes: 7,982

43. 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: 112,648 | Gross: $56.45M

44. Terra Formars (2016)

108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima, Shun Oguri, Kane Kosugi

Votes: 1,344

45. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 767,709 | Gross: $363.07M

46. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 7,659 | Gross: $2.65M

47. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 82,714 | Gross: $41.01M



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