5 Best Movies of 2015
2015 was a pretty good year for new movies. Romantic fairytales and powerful biopics, crazy science fiction and epic historical dramas all hit the big screen. We’ve put together a list of the 5 movies that touched and inspired us the most, gave us food for thought and astounded us with their visual effects.
Perhaps you missed some of these, but if so, then you’ll have something to do during the long winter holidays!
A Robinson Crusoe story, except it’s set in space. There’s not a huge amount of what we would call conventional action in this Ridley Scott movie. On of the members of the expedition to Mars (Matt Damon) is unable to leave the red planet with his fellow astronauts in time before a sand storm hits. He spends many gruelling months alone on this far off world trying to figure out how to survive for up to four years. Although it has a relatively straightforward plot at its heart, this movie is utterly captivating and beautifully shot, and its humour and spirit allows the audience to see life with all its difficulties from a different perspective, even if they seem overpowering at first.
Mad Max: Fury Road
A continuation of the story about how a future oil crisis on Earth submerges the planet in war and destruction. Gangs of thugs prowl around ready to tear anyone they see into shreds anybody for a drop of fuel. Even if you haven’t seen the previous parts, this movie is worth a watch. You can almost feel the kinesthetic energy and see the unbelievable beauty of the Namib Desert. You’ll also be reminded once again why Charlize Theron deserves large pay checks.
This film was created by the producer of “Forrest Gump“, Robert Zemeckis. It tells the true story of the professional tightrope walker Philippe Petit who decided to ”walk" between the famous twin towers of the World Trade Center.
This movie recounts the tragic events that happened during an expedition to the Himalayas in 1996. Vivid camera work and intense drama dominate throughout the whole film. This movie will be remembered for a long time.
Criticizing or praising the Bond series makes no difference, because it’s not going anywhere. It will always feature beautiful women, luxurious cars, nerve-wracking chases and of course, the handsome and brilliant Agent 007. Played once again by Daniel Craig, James Bond acquired a more believable character here. Now he is not only the invulnerable and impeccable hero, but he also suffers and shows the pain he experiences. The cast is also brilliant: Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci — need we say more?