10 films you need to see in 2015

From highly-anticipated sequels to reboots of 90s classics, 2015 promises to be a stellar year for film.

Neil Churchill January 15, 2015

The Imitation Game
Release date: out now

Set in World War II London, The Imitation Game tells the true story of mathematical genius Alan Turing as he attempts to crack Germany's Enigma Code and in the process, help the Allies to win the war. A must see for history lovers and Anglophiles.

The Theory of Everything
Release date: out now

Lead actor Eddie Redmayne has already collected a Golden Globe for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking, and the film is a hot favourite to win an Oscar or two at the Academy Awards next month. Called the successor to Einstein, The Theory of Everything displays the early years of Hawking and his love for wife Jane Wilde. Take tissues (for her); it's emotional. Red Army
Release date: January 23

A documentary on the Soviet Union's Red Army hockey team, told through the eyes of its captain Slava Fetisov. The film tells the story of the Cold War played out on the ice rink, as the renowned team mirrored social and cultural movements behind the iron curtain. Its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year had film critics gushing their approval. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release date: May 1

The most anticipated sequel to a superhero film since The Dark Knight Returns, two trailers have leaked so far for Age of Ultron (below is the second one, watch the first one here) and they've only served to excite further young and grown men alike. Expect familiar names from Marvel's back catalogue of characters, plus new hero Vision, played by Paul Bettany. Entourage
Release date: June 5

Everybody's favourite four boys from Queens and the foul-mouthed Ari Gold are back. Following the hugely popular HBO TV series, Entourage is sure to please fans who have been crying out for a continuation to the show since it finished airing in 2011. Expect celebrity appearances, beautiful women, fast cars, big houses and a lot of laughs. "Lloyd!!!" Jurassic World
Release date: June 12

The melodic theme music can't fail to transport you back to the early 90s and the original film; a true classic. Legendary director Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the latest in the franchise, and with a technology-heavy futuristic dinosaur park, expect this one to attract a new generation of T-Rex lovers. The park is open. Ted 2
Release date: June 26

Everyone's favourite foul-mouthed teddy bear returns, and while there is no trailer yet, you can expect more of the same from the film which became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time in 2012. While the plot is unknown, actors Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried have joined the cast. Don't take your parents to this one.

James Bond - Spectre
Release date: November 6

No trailer yet. All we know is that a cryptic message sends 007 on a mission to uncover a sinister organisation - one, we assume, that features newcomer Christoph Waltz at the head as a classic Bond villain. We can't wait to see the two-time Academy Award winner go face to face with Daniel Craig. Expect quips sharp enough to kill. James Bond Spectre. The Hateful Eight
Release date: not confirmed, Autumn

When the script leaked online [no, we didn't read it, and we implore you not to either] cult director Quentin Tarantino threw a tantrum and threatened to never make it. But, thankfully, he calmed down and went back to work with some of his favourite actors to make the Western. Eight people trapped in a saloon, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern. Expect blood; a lot of it. The Hateful Eight. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Release date: December 18
There's not a huge amount to go on yet, but the iconic music, a crossguard lightsabre, the Millennium Falcon and Abu Dhabi's desert is enough to have us sufficiently weak at the knees for the seventh chapter in one of the most famous film series of all time. Expect box office records to be broken.