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15 must-watch movies for 2015
By Emma Dibdin
We unveiled the first part of our essential guide to 2015’s must-watch movies yesterday, and with the new year now less than 24 hours away, it’s time to bring out the big guns.
Below are the top 15 films you need to see in the year ahead.
Release date: July 17
Why you should see it: Yes, there are reasons aplenty to be skeptical about Ant-Man. Even setting aside the fundamentally eyebrow-raising concept (a man whose superpower is shrinking), the departure of long-standing director Edgar Wright this spring was troubling, as were the subsequent director search and reported script rewrites. But Marvel has earned the benefit of the doubt, and with a cast that includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll, Ant-Man is definitely a must-see. After all, we were skeptical about Guardians of the Galaxy, and look how that turned out.
14. Mad Max: Fury Road
Release date: May 15
Why you should see it: One of the buzziest trailers to emerge from this year’s somewhat downbeat Comic-Con was the first footage from George Miller’s Mad Max reboot, which stars Tom Hardy in the title role. After nearly a quarter of a decade in development hell, the franchise’s fourth film is shaping up to be a dark and compelling post-apocalyptic thrill ride, with Miller promising a “chase movie” set in a land where people have resorted to primitive behaviour.