You may want to buy some movie passes in advance this year, because there are a lot of highly anticipated films set to hit the theaters over the next 12 months. Sequels and book adaptations are going to dominate the film world this year, and these are the ones you just cannot miss.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
For Star Wars buffs, it feels like forever (over 30 years!) since there’s been a new movie, but there is good news this year: you can satiate your appetite for cross-galaxy adventure with The Force Awakens, still starring Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Leia, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Release date: December 18, 2015.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Seeing this movie is going to be epic, but you may also be gloomy after you finish it since it’s the last time you’ll be seeing Katniss and Peeta on the big screen. The final battle for the independence of Panem continues in this final segment, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and many other stars. Release date: November 20, 2015.
Fifty Shades of Grey
This movie has been long-anticipated by many women ever since the bestselling book was released a few years ago. Jamie Dornan stars as the gorgeous, elusive Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, so how can you resist? Release date: February 13, 2015.
Any Disney princess fans out there? Well, how does an all-new rendition of everyone’s favorite fairy tale sound? Lily James brings Cinderella to life in this classic tale of love and magic. Release date: March 13, 2015.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence clearly know they’re a winning team, so we are all looking forward to more movies starring this dynamic duo. This time, Lawrence portrays a single mom making every effort to become a successful entrepreneur, despite all the hardships she encounters. Release date: December 25, 2015.
Another action-packed series that hasn’t been seen on screen for many years is Jurassic Park. In Jurassic World, a new theme park is created on an island, and when the number of visitors starts decreasing, they envision a new attraction that goes terribly wrong. Release date: June 12, 2015.
Ant Man? He may not sound like a life-saving, intimidating superhero, but he really is. Ant Man (Paul Rudd) is able to shrink in size, increase in strength, and hopefully save the world. Release date: July 17, 2015.
An all-star cast, including Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal, is trapped in a snowstorm during an expedition on Mt. Everest. Even in real life, many people die on this famous trek, so will anyone in this group survive? Release date: September 18, 2015.