Best Drama Movies of 2015

1.

Inside Out

7.0
8.2/10

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Directed by: Pete Docter
Release date: 2015-06-09
2.

The Martian

6.7
8.0/10

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2015-09-30
3.

Room

6.7
8.2/10

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Release date: 2015-10-16
4.

Spotlight

6.5
8.1/10

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery
Directed by: Tom McCarthy
Release date: 2015-11-06
5.

The Revenant

6.5
8.0/10

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Release date: 2015-12-25
6.

Straight Outta Compton

6.4
7.9/10

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 2015-08-13
7.

The Hateful Eight

6.3
7.8/10

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2015-12-25
8.

Ex Machina

6.3
7.7/10

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Corey Johnson
Directed by: Alex Garland
Release date: 2015-01-21
9.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

6.2
7.7/10

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Connie Britton, Nick Offerman
Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Release date: 2015-06-12
10.

The Big Short

6.2
7.8/10

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Hamish Linklater
Directed by: Adam McKay
Release date: 2015-12-11
11.

Creed

6.1
7.6/10

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rash?d, Tony Bellew
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Release date: 2015-11-25
12.

Southpaw

6.1
7.4/10

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2015-06-15
13.

The Danish Girl

6.1
7.1/10

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Release date: 2015-11-27
14.

Bridge of Spies

6.1
7.6/10

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Sebastian Koch
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2015-10-15
15.

Brooklyn

6.1
7.5/10

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Eilis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters
Directed by: John Crowley
Release date: 2015-10-20
16.

The Age of Adaline

6.0
7.2/10

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker
Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
Release date: 2015-04-16
17.

Carol

6.0
7.2/10

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 2015-11-20
18.

The Longest Ride

6.0
7.1/10

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.

Starring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Lolita Davidovich, Melissa Benoist, Jack Huston
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Release date: 2015-04-09
19.

Cinderella

5.8
6.9/10

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.

Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 2015-03-12
20.

Everest

5.8
7.1/10

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release date: 2015-09-10

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