The must-see films in 2015

By Jade Harding

Films get bigger, more dramatic, more personal and more controversial each year. We suggest the movies you need to watch in 2015…

The movie industry is constantly evolving and growing. New concepts and technology have allowed cinema to offer movie buffs new and exciting releases that push the boundaries of typical film.

From Disney wonders to in-depth documentaries there is something for everyone. We check out the blockbusters creating a buzz this year…

Mad Max: Fury Road
Release Date: May 2015
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

Synopsis: From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Release Date: July 3rd 2015

Synopsis: From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Ant Man
Release date: July 17th 2015
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll

Synopsis: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Inside Out
Release Date: July 24th 2015
Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black

Synopsis: Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions – led by Joy – try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.

IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: 18th December 2015
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Synopsis: The further adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

IMDB Rating: Voting begins after release

James Bond: Spectre
Release Date: 6th November 2015
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes

Synopsis: A cryptic message from his past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a quest to uncover a sinister organisation while M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces that want to shut down the British secret service.

IMDB Rating: Voting begins after release


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