2015 Movies That Will Likely Kick Butt

A friend of mine mentioned that we need to take advantage of $5 movie nights more often, so that got me wondering what all’s coming out next year. Here’s a list of 2015 movies I’m super excited about and will gladly spend $5 or more to see in theaters. These are listed in order of release. (Click on the titles to be taken to the trailer.)

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In the Heart of the Sea

Ron Howard, one of the greatest directors of all time in my opinion, returns to what he’s best at doing in this story about a crew of whale hunters who set out to find the real Moby Dick.




Brad Bird, a Toy family favorite (Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, M:I – Ghost Protocol) returns to Disney and directs a movie that is sure to garner reinterst in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.


Jurassic World

I have to be honest. I don’t care if this turns out to be as bad as the second Jurassic movie. The point is, it’s dinosaurs. And they’re chasing people. It comes out on Father’s Day and I told my wife that’s what I’d like to do that Sunday. She didn’t like that idea. I mean, I’ve been waiting 65 million years for this, amiright?

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Inside Out

It will have been two years with no new Pixar movie. I’m going to need this. As, I’m sure, every other Pixar fan in the world will as well.



There have been some great Peter Pan movies in the past (Hook, Finding Neverland) and others that have fallen flat. But when I stumbled across this trailer, I’ve got to say, I can see this as being added to our growing Peter Pan collection.


The Cobbler

With the exception of Reign Over Me, I have not been a fan of Adam Sandler since I became a grown-up (pun semi-intended). But this one actually looks promising with a pretty heavy strong emotional pull. To be honest, as a writer, I was pretty frustrated that I didn’t come up with this idea myself.


The Walk

Good news!! Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, The Polar Express) is actually filming another live-action movie!! Hopefully he’s done with those ugly motion-sencored animated movies for good and sticks with what he’s actually good at.

Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller

They had me at Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.



I can get on board with this as long as they don’t try to make it all hip and modern.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II

Good news about having to wait until Part I comes on video next year is that my wife and I won’t have to wait too terribly long to see this one. We just have to find a babysitter by then.


The Good Dinosaur

What’s the only thing that can possibly be better than two Pixar movies in one year? A Pixar movie about dinosaurs, of course! (I’m gonna need a little boy in the family so I can have someone to share my dinosaur enthusiasm with.)


Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, per say, but I don’t hate the franchise, either (okay, the acting is consistently bad throughout). But with Disney and J.J. Abrams pairing up, I am 100% excited about this movie. I can’t see how it can possibly be bad.


Mission: Impossible – 5

Hated the first two Mission:Impossible movies, but 3 and 4 rocked my world (this coming from a guy who doesn’t like action movies). Bring it.

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30 thoughts on “2015 Movies That Will Likely Kick Butt

  1. I think The Cobbler is my favorite from this list. To be honest, ever since the kiddos arrived, movies are rare for us, but that one looks interesting enough we might have to hunt down a babysitter :). Thanks for sharing!


  2. I’m looking forward to The Hunger Games and Star Wars (because, well, who isn’t, at least a little), but nothing can top my excitement over In The Heart of the Sea. I had initially read that it was going to be released this year, so I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for it.


  3. Great post!
    I’m with you all the way. M:I 5 totally. Tomorrowland (just saw the trailer yesterday before Big Hero 6), super excited! In the Heart of the Sea, Jurassic World has me hyped up. From the looks of it 2015 is going to be pretty epic.
    I also saw the trailer of Inside Out yesterday. Not exactly sure I’m excited for it but the concept is cute. It could potentially be good 🙂


    1. How was Big Hero 6? Dying to see it. Keep in mind Inside Out is directed by the guy that did Monsters, Inc. and Up. Should be phenomenal.


      1. Big Hero 6 was amazing. If you are highly emotional like the girl sitting a few seats away from me, then bring tissues. She spent most of the movie sniffling and sobbing away.

        I didn’t know that about Inside Out. Now, I am intrigued 🙂


  4. I was with you for 95% of this post but… you hated the first Mission Impossible movie???? No-no-no… Although I thought 3 and 4 were great, I still feel like the first had something that the sequels have lacked…


    1. I’d say that Mission Impossible 1 was the best one, with 4 being second and I forgot if I liked 2 more than 3 or vice versa. There was one MI film that was pretty dark and I remember not liking it quite as much as the others.


        1. That was probably the one that I didn’t really care for then. It was just a little too dark for me since I watch Mission Impossible for the light atmosphear and solid fights. For Terminator, I’m not sure who the actors are, but I believe that the trailer is making its world debut next week so parts of the plot should finally be revealed!


  5. Thanks for the heads up on all these movies. We went to see ‘The Imitation Game’ last Friday – Benedict Cumberbatch was great as the man who invented the ‘computer’ that decoded the German’s Enigma machine. No action in this one but I do like a good action film too and I agree with Tim, Mission Impossible 1 is the best!


  6. That’s a lot of films! It’s a pretty strong roster and lately there are a lot of good films coming out. For 2015 I’ll be watching

    Avengers Age of Ultron
    Star Wars
    Jurrassic World (Probably)
    Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
    Mission Impossible 5


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