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The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated June 14, 2019 67.6k votes 8.4k voters 181k views 100 items

List Rules Excited for a movie coming out in 2015 but don't see on here? Add it yourself! Opening weekend grosses listed represent domestic ticket sales only.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Avengers, Jedis and dinosaurs lead the way for a busy 2015 movie schedule as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Jurassic World entertain movie fans. But they aren't the only big, highly anticipated movies hitting theaters. The Hunger Games caps their movie franchise with the second part of Mockingjay, Kung Fu Panda completes its trilogy, and The Fantastic Four gets rebooted with a new cast. Indeed, there are sequels galore with Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike XXL, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Conjuring 2, James Bond 24, Taken 3, and many more. 

Looking for some original movies? You might want to check out the Wachowski Siblings' Jupiter Ascending, Pixar's Inside Out, or Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard.

Regardless of movie tastes, 2015 has something for everyone. Which films are you anticipating the most? Vote below, and get ready to eat lots of popcorn!
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voting closed at #1 December 18, 2015

Actors: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong'o, Max von Sydow, + more

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Opening weekend gross: $238; Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% 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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voting closed at #3 June 12, 2015

Actors: Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, David Oyelowo, B. D. Wong, Brandon Richardson, + more

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Opening weekend gross: $204.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% 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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voting closed at #1 May 1, 2015

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, + more

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Opening weekend gross: $187.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 75% 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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voting closed at #4 November 20, 2015

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, + more

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Opening weekend gross: $101 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #6 November 6, 2015

Actors: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, + more

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Opening weekend gross: $73 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 63% Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James Bond film series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pitted against the global organization Spectre and their ...more

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voting closed at #5 June 26, 2015

Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth, + more

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Opening weekend gross: $33 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 47% Ted 2 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. It is the sequel to MacFarlane's 2012 film Ted. The film stars ...more

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #6 July 10, 2015

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, + more

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Opening weekend gross: $115.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%  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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Mission: Impossible - Ro... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #10 July 31, 2015

Actors: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, + more

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Opening weekend gross: $56 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the fifth film in the series. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on the run from ...more

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voting closed at #9 July 1, 2015

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Sandrine Holt, + more

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Opening weekend gross $44.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 27% Terminator 5 is an upcoming 2015 adventure action sci-fi movie written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Gale Anne Hurd and Patrick Lussier and directed by Alan Taylor.

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #8 July 17, 2015

Actors: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, + more

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Opening weekend gross: $57.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 80% 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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voting closed at #6 April 3, 2015

Actors: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, + more

Directed by: James Wan

Opening weekend gross: $147.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 82% Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan, and the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic ...more

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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #14 November 6, 2015

Actors: Bill Melendez

Directed by: Steve Martino

Opening weekend gross: $45 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 85% The Peanuts Movie is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. The ...more

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voting closed at #13 August 7, 2015

Actors: Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Toby Kebbell, + more

Directed by: Josh Trank

Opening weekend gross: $26.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 9% Fantastic Four (stylized as Fant4stic) is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. After teleporting to an alternate universe which ...more

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Ricki and the Flash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
August 7, 2015

Actors: Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield, + more

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Opening weekend gross: $7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 59% Ricki and the Flash is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme. A musician (Meryl Streep) who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking ...more

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October 2, 2015

Actors: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, + more

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Opening weekend gross: $55 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% 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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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
July 31, 2015

Actors: Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy, Jane Krakowski, Randy Quaid, + more

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Opening weekend gross: $21.1 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 24% National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #10 May 15, 2015

Actors: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, + more

Directed by: George Miller

Opening weekend gross: $44.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 98% 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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voting closed at #31 October 23, 2015

Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Scott Caan, Taylor Kinney, + more

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Opening weekend gross: $1.5 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 8% Rock the Kasbah is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Glazer. The film stars Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Zooey Deschanel, ...more
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Alvin and the Chipmunks:... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
December 18, 2015

Actors: Kaley Cuoco, Bella Thorne, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate

Directed by: Walt Becker

Opening weekend gross: $14.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 13% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a 2015 American live action/computer animated family comedy film directed by Walt Becker and the fourth and most recent installment in the Alvin and the ...more
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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #41 October 9, 2015

Actors: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, + more

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Opening weekend gross: $7.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 85% Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. Structured into three acts, with each act taking place before a product ...more
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She's Funny That Way is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #48 August 21, 2015

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O'Neal, Jennifer Esposito, + more

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Rotten Tomatoes score: 34% She's Funny That Way is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and co-written with Louise Stratten.
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voting closed at #33 February 12, 2015

Actors: Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, + more

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Opening weekend gross: $36.2 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 75% 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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Paper Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
Paper Towns July 24, 2015

Actors: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

Directed by: Jake Schreier

Opening weekend gross: $12.6 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 56% Paper Towns is a 2015 American mystery, comedy-drama film directed by Jake Schreier, based on the novel by John Green. After an all night adventure, Quentin's life-long crush, Margo (Cara ...more

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voting closed at #51 July 10, 2015

Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, + more

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Opening weekend gross: $5.4 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 20% Self/less is a 2015 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tarsem Singh and written by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Matthew Goode ...more
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The Intern is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies for 2015
voting closed at #66 September 25, 2015

Actors: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, + more

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Opening weekend gross: $17.7 million; Rotten Tomatoes score: 60% The Intern is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Nancy Meyers. Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and ...more

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