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The Best Movies of 2015 

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List Rules Films released (or wide-released) in the US during 2015

This list of the best movies of 2015 includes all major releases as well as critically acclaimed independent films in order to rank the greatest films of 2015 and to find out which you think is the best movie of the year. It seems like each year, Hollywood tries to top itself with new movies, eagerly anticipate sequels, and reboots of old favorites. And 2015 is no exception!

Blockbuster films like American Sniper, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Kingsman: The Secret Service are included in this list along with every major movie release of 2015. From dramas and romantic comedies, to thrillers, sci-fi epics, and even documentaries, the best films of 2015 run the gamut and there's plenty of entertainment to be had, no matter what kind of movies you like!

Upvote the movies you think are the best films of 2015 and downvote the ones you think shouldn't have even been released in the first place. Keep checking back throughout the year as we'll continue to update this list with the latest releases and biggest films to determine the best movie of 2015.
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Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Released: 2015

Directed by: George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more

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GabrielDylanArteaga added Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more

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Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: February 13, 2015

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A street kid (Taron Egerton) is recruited into an elite agency's training program, just as a tech genius ...more

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Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 2015

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow, it is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. 22 years after the events of Jurassic ...more

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Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2015

Directed by: Pete Docter

Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2015

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton

Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more

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michael-galvin added Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more

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Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s ...more

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BC D added Bill Melendez

Released: 2015

Directed by: Steve Martino

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Amy Boal added Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2015

Directed by: Adam McKay

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. A group of investors bet ...more

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Maverick1 added Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Released: 2015

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 American action spy comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the 1964 TV series. In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB ...more

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jeremy-ross added Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Southpaw is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A champion boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) fights to get his daughter back as well as revive his professional career, after an ...more

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Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Feig

Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film directed by Paul Feig. A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is assigned her mission as a field agent to foil the sale of a suitcase nuke.

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MattBryant added Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Released: 2015

Directed by: Wes Ball

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on the novel by James Dashner. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow ...more

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Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks

Released: 2015

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

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Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins, Ester Dean

Released: 2015

Directed by: Elizabeth Banks

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Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

Released: March 13, 2015

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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BenNicholson added Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

Released: 2015

Directed by: Sam Mendes

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Dimos Dicoudis added Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peter Sohn

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Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes

Released: 2015

Directed by: Doug Liman

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Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2015

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

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Released: 2015

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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