Top 15 Films of 2015

15. The Martian

Director: Ridley Scott | Writer: Drew Goddard

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

 

14. Sicario

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Writer: Taylor Sheridan

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.

 

13. Chappie

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

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.

 

12. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Writers: Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram

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.

 

11. Legend

Director: Brian Helgeland | Writer: Brian Helgeland

The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

 

10. Ant-Man

Director: Peyton Reed | Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd

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.

 

9. Inside Out

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | Writers: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

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.

 

8. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Director: George Miller, Ronnie Del Carmen | Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

 

7. Spectre

Director: Sam Mendes | Writers: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

 

6. The Revenant

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ronnie Del Carmen | Writers: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu

In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

 

5. The Age of Adaline

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Writers: J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

 

4. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Writer: Christopher McQuarrie

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.

 

3. The Hateful Eight

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Writer: Quentin Tarantino

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?

 

2. Joy

Director: David O. Russell | Writer: David O. Russell

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

 

1. Steve Jobs

Director: Danny Boyle | Writer: Aaron Sorkin

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.