2015 is here – it’s finally actually the year Marty McFly travelled forward to in Back to the Future Part 2! And it’s also a year that’s chock full of big screen surprises, including some of the biggest movie franchises known to the eyes of man.
To keep you in the loop, we’ve put together a massive guide to all of the biggest films coming out between January and December 2015. Consider this your guide for planning a trip to the cinema – dive on in!
[Release dates may changebut were correct at time of writing, and we'll fill in trailers as they appear!]
Into the Woods
Meryl Street, Johnny Depp
Stephen Sondheim’s musical about interesting fairy tales comes to the big screen with some huge stars including Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick.
Big Hero 6
Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit
Already a big hit in the States, Disney’s latest is a wonderful animation about superheroes and the cuddly robots who care for them.
Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum
From the directors of The Matrix and Cloud Atlas comes a huge sci-fi opera about an ordinary woman who holds the key to saving Earth.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes
Aardman bring Shaun to the big screen in a stop-motion adventure for the whole family – Shaun goes on a mission to the big city to rescue his farmer!
Fifty Shades of Grey
Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
The source of many column inches, E.L. James’ book gets a big screen adaptation in time for Valentines day.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy
The 2012 original was an unexpected hit (and a bit of a delight) so get ready to check in again! The cast is bolstered this time by Richard Gere and more.
Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp brings us another slice of strange sci-fi with the story of a robot who just wants to live and let live.
In the Heart of the Sea
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy
Ron Howards (Apollo 13) takes us to the sea for the terrifying real-life story which inspired Moby Dick - thar she blows!
The Divergent Series – Insurgent
Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller
The first movie was a hit, so here’s the second in right quick fashion. Tris is on the run and finds surprising new allies and enemies.
Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden
Disney gives us an all new take on the classic story, with Kenneth Branagh at the helm and a ditzy fairy godmother from Helena Bonham Carter.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D
Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown
More than 10 years after the first film, here’s a sequel for ya! The crew head to the surface to stop an evil pirate played by Antonio Banderas.
Paul Walker, Vin Diesel
The gang gets in deep when the events of FF6 come back to haunt them, as Ian Shaw (Jason Statham) has an axe to grind.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth
Marvel’s continues Phase 2 with the return of the Avengers – this time facing off against a robotic evil voiced by James Spader.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
Decades after the last entry in the series, this Max is back on the road and trying to survive in a grim wasteland full of over the top action scenes
George Clooney, Britt Robertson
The Incredibles director Brad Bird has a perfect project in this Disney film about a place where dreams are made of.
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino
It’s The Rock vs Big Rocks as our favourite action hero gets caught in a massive earthquake and has to head to San Fran to rescue his daughter.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas-Howard
The recent trailer was chock full of dinos and we can’t wait to see what else this new park has in store, from director Colin Trevorrow.
Sandra Bullock, John Hamm
Before they met Gru, three brave Minions go out on a globe-trotting adventure to find a new evil master to serve.
Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke
Forget what you know, this new take on the Terminator story sees Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) travel back to a very different past to save Sarah Connor.
Seth McFarlane, Mark Wahlberg
The sequel to the comedy hit sees Ted looking to father a child (yes really) which gets him into all kinds of legal trouble.
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas
Marvel’s Phase 2 ends with Ant-Man – a film about a man who can grow to the size of an ant and retain his strength. Also he can control ants with his mind.
Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara
Joe Wright (Hanna, Anna Karenina) is conjuring up a gorgeous origin story for the character of Peter Pan. Hugh Jackman looks insane here.
Amy Poehler, Bill Hader
From the genius-level sorts at Pixar comes an internal look at the emotions which run us – this one is going to be something special.
The Fantastic Four
Miles Teller, Kate Mara
A reboot of the series with a super young cast and the director of Chronicle, this could be just the shot in the arm it needs.
Man from U.N.C.L.E
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer
For once, a new film that’s still set in the original period – Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin work in the 60’s to stop a subversive foreign agency.
Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage
Based on a cool 2010 short film, a group of ageing friends reconnect to save the world when aliens take our video games as a declaration of war.
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter
The sequel continues the story of the group who survived the labyrinth but live outside is more harsh and terrifying than they ever imagined.
Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
The classic story, but told from the perspective of lab assistant Igor – a hunchback who was befriended by the scientist Victor Frankenstein.
The Jungle Book
Bill Murray, Idris Elba
Disney goes back to the classic Rudyard Kipling story for a new take from director John Favreau (Iron Man)
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes
There’s no title yet for the next from James Bond but we do know Skyfall director Sam Mendes is returning and there might be a role for Christophe Waltz.
Last Witch Hunter
Another massive action-adventure for Mr Diesel, fighting the covens of New York in the modern day with the help of a fetching witch (Rose Leslie).
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
The final part of the series arrives. It’s been an emotional ride so far and there are more challenges for Katniss before the end as she attacks the Capitol head on.
The Good Dinosaur
John Lithgow, Frances McDormand
This alternative history asks what would have happened if the dinosaurs didn’t go extinct? Apparently, they’d talk and be cute and stuff.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill
The recent trailer caught the attention of the world and it’s looking epic indeed. Set 30 years after the original trilogy, old and new characters face a new threat to the galaxy.
Mission: Impossible 5
Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg
You just can’t keep Tom Cruise down – he’s back doing his own insane stunts in this fourth sequel, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.