2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes: 79% (76 Reviews)
IMDB: 6.0 (15k Votes)

Director: Craig Zobel (Compliance)
Starring: Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he's nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxw4KFxPcoY

Netflix: Canada

The Overnight

The Overnight - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Comedy, Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes: 82% (115 Reviews)
IMDB: 6.2 (9k Votes)

Director: Patrick Brice (Creep)
Starring: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R54tN3njkpE

Netflix: US / Canada

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama, Romance

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (132 Reviews)
IMDB: 6.9 (14k Votes)

Director: Marielle Heller (A Walk Among the Tombstones)
Starring: Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni

Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she's sleeping with her mother's boyfriend.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mkyrd8twIY

Netflix: US / Canada

99 Homes

99 Homes - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (136 Reviews)
IMDB: 7.1 (13k Votes)

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern

After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfttvNCIJvE

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Biography, Drama, Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% (80 Reviews)
IMDB: 6.9 (14k Votes)

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Starring: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Thomas Mann, Every Young Actor in Hollywood

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XN2X72jrFk

James White

James White - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (65 Reviews)
IMDB: 7.2 (2k Votes)

Director: Josh Mond
Starring: Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi

James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1aVC6LJ3uc

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (86 Reviews)
IMDB: 6.7 (7k Votes)

Director: Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio)

Evelyn is studying lepidopterology under the older Cynthia, who frequently lectures on her studies. Evelyn is romantically involved with Cynthia and works as a maid in her home, where she is subject to strict behavioural expectations and high standards for cleanliness. When Evelyn does not complete tasks to Cynthia's satisfaction, she is punished.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTTr5-JmuU

Netflix: US / Canada / Mexico

Phoenix

Phoenix - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (112 Reviews)
IMDB: 7.3 (9k Votes)

Director: Christian Petzold

A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zildFIFKjlc

Netflix: US

Tangerine

Tangerine - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Comedy, Drama

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (134 Reviews)
IMDB: 7.1 (11k Votes)

Director: Sean Baker

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALSwWTb88ZU

45 Years

45 Years - 2015 Films You Might Have Missed

Drama, Romance

Rotten Tomatoes: 97% (162 Reviews)
IMDB: 7.1 (16k Votes)

Director: Andrew Haigh (Weekend)
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXAnjA9tAnQ

Netflix: US / Canada / Mexico / UK / Ireland / Australia
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