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The 20 Best Movies of 2015

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Most of us are looking forward to next year’s movie line up now that 2015 is nearing its end. I mean, who wouldn’t? Next year, exciting films such as Captain America: Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, and Leonardo de Caprio’s The Revenant will hit the big screen.

2015, however, has been a remarkable year for the movie industry as well, and we’ve watched several films that were nothing short of entertaining. This year, theaters were graced with epic historical dramas, comedy, romantic fairy tales, and science fiction films that touched our hearts and captured our imaginations.

Let’s take a look at 20 of the best films of 2015 once again. And if you happened to miss it, this holiday season might be the best time to catch up.

#20. Woman in Gold

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Helen Mirren portrays the role of a Jewish Refugee named Maria Altman, who is now in her 80’s. During WWII, the Nazis plundered her family’s treasures. Now, Altman seeks justice and fights the Austrian government to regain them, including Gustav Klimt’s painting, the ”Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer,” otherwise known as the Golden Adele, which was owned by her aunt. This film is based on a true story.

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#19. The Martian

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In an action/adventure/thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) was separated from the rest of his crew after a vicious sand storm hit Mars. He was presumed dead, so they left him alone on the hostile planet for several, gruelling months. Watney, now with very limited resources, has to find a way to send a signal back to Earth and tell them he’s alive. It is a gripping tale of survival, and Matt Damon’s superb acting enables the audience to relate to the character’s struggles.

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#18. The Intern

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Written and directed by Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated) The Intern is a comedy that stars the legendary Robert de Niro as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who learned that retirement is not as good as people claim it to be. So, he decides to apply as a senior intern at an online fashion site owned by the young and workaholic Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

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#17. Mad Max: Fury Road

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This action-packed, sci-fi movie is set in post-apocalyptic Australia. Oil crisis drove the people to war and destruction, and ruthless gangs are ready to kill anyone. Furiosa (Charlize Theron), rebels against a despotic ruler and searches for her homeland, thinking that it’s her only chance of surviving the chaotic world. She eventually finds help from unlikely people including Max (Tom Hardy), a drifter searching for peace of mind following the death of her wife and child.

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#16. Spectre

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Luxurious cars, gorgeous women, nerve-wracking action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat—what else can anyone ask for from this latest James Bond movie? Daniel Craig plays as Agent 007 again, but this time, he shows a bit more of his human side. The agent shows pain and suffering; he’s not the perfect and indestructible hero like in the rest of the Bond films. Spectre also stars Ralph Fiennes, the beautiful Monica Belluci, and Christoph Waltz.

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#15. Battle for Sevastopol

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Bitva za Sevastopol is a biography drama about a legendary female sniper named Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a young student who was forced to enlist in the army during WWII. Seeing that she is a threat, the German High Command wants her dead—at all cost.

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