At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!

1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars 7

Release Date: December 18

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

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Director: J.J. Abrams

What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars saga where Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi left off, Luke Skywalker aims to restore the Jedi Order while Leia and Han Solo work with the New Republic against the remnants of the Galactic Empire and a new potential threat.

2Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers 2

Release Date: May 1

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and James Spader

Director: Joss Whedon

What It's About: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

3Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Release Date: June 12

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer and Jake Johnson

Director: Colin Trevorrow

What It's About: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.

4Ted 2

Ted 2

Release Date: June 26

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert and Mila Kunis

Director: Seth MacFarlane

What It's About: Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital's follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films' Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

5Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Fury Road

Release Date: May 15

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë Kravitz

Director: George Miller

What It's About: From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary "Mad Max" franchise, comes "Mad Max: Fury Road," a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

6Furious 7

Furious 7

Release Date: April 3

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black, Djimon Hounsou and Tony Jaa

Director: James Wan

What It's About: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. The film will mark the final entry for Paul Walker as Brain O'Conner after the actor passed away during production of the film.

7Terminator Genisys

Terminator 5

Release Date: July 1

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke and Byung-hun Lee

Director: Alan Taylor

What It's About: When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future...



Release Date: July 17

Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, John Slattery and Neil Hamburger

Director: Peyton Reed

What It's About: The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man." Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.


Bond 24

Release Date: November 6

Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw

Director: Sam Mendes

What It's About: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

10Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Release Date: February 13

Cast: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

What It's About: When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey, as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana started to realize she wants him, despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey - despite of the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family - Grey is consumed by the need to control everything.

11The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Hunger Games 4

Release Date: November 20

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and Natalie Dormer

Director: Francis Lawrence

What It's About: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.



Release Date: May 22

Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson.

Director: Brad Bird

What It's About: From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever.

13Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Release Date: August 7

Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell and Tim Blake Nelson

Director: Josh Trank

What It's About: A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.



Release Date: March 6

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver

Director: Neill Blomkamp

What It's About: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings -- some good, some bad -- and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

15The Hateful Eight

Hateful 8

Release Date: November 13

Cast: Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Remar and Bruce Dern

Director: Quentin Tarantino

What It's About: Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...

16Mission: Impossible 5

Mission: Impossible 5

Release Date: July 31

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

What It's About: No plot details have been revealed at this time. The movie will follow the latest adventures of spy Ethan Hunt.



Release Date: July 24

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox

Director: Chris Columbus

What It's About: In Pixels, intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them and attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist.

18Jem and the Holograms

Jem and the Holograms

Release Date: October 23

Cast: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Ryan Guzman, Nathan Moore, Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald

Director: Jon M. Chu

What It's About: The music-driven film follows a young woman who transforms into a pop star with the help of her best friends and a pair of high-tech earrings.

19The Peanuts Movie

Peanuts Movie

Release Date: November 6

Cast: Bill Melendez, Noah Johnston, Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi and Madisyn Shipman

Director: Steve Martino

What It's About: In Peanuts, a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world's most lovable beagle - and flying ace! - embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.



Release Date: October 9

Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day

Directors: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley

What It's About: The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World.

21Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Release Date: October 9

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg

Director: Danny Boyle

What It's About: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.



Release Date: July 24

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris

Director: Gil Kenan

What It's About: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi ("Spiderman," "Evil Dead", "The Grudge") and director Gil Kenan ("Monster House") contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

23Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Release Date: August 14

Cast: Jason Mitchell, Corey Antonio Hawkins, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr. and Paul Giamatti

Director: F. Gary Gray

What It's About: In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.



Release Date: June 5

Cast: Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton, Ronda Rousey and Haley Joel Osment

Director: Doug Ellin

What It's About: Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back...and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

25Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

Release Date: May 15

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Hana Mae Lee and Adam DeVine

Director: Elizabeth Banks

What It's About: The sequel centers on the Barden Bellas entering an international a cappella competition that no American team has ever won. Pitch Perfect stars Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skylar Astin (Jesse), Brittany Snow (Chloe), Anna Camp (Aubrey), Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy), Adam DeVine (Bumper) and Alexis Knapp (Stacie) reprise their roles from the original blockbuster, alongside new cast member Hailee Steinfeld. Elizabeth Banks also returns as Gail, and makes her feature directorial debut with this highly-anticipated sequel.

26San Andreas

San Andreas

Release Date: May 29

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario

Director: Brad Peyton

What It's About: After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be's just getting started.

27Scouts Vs. Zombies

Scouts Vs Zombies

Release Date: October 30

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Sarah Dumont, Patrick Schwarzenegger, David Koechner and Cloris Leachman

Director: Christopher Landon

What It's About: Tye Sheridan (Mud, Dark Places), Logan Miller (I'm In the Band, Night Moves), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

There you have it. The 27 biggest movies of 2015. And there will surely be a few more surprises to come before the year is out. What do you most look forwarded to seeing? Is there anything you don't want to see? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!

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