9 Most anticipated thriller movies in 2015

We all have these inner cravings inside our systems to de-stress by watching a good movie. And choices of each one varies depending on the mood. While majority of us enjoy watching a feel good flick whilst resting, some would prefer watching a fast-paced movie. We could pick among the wide list of movie genres. But today, we are going to talk about thriller/action films. I personally enjoy watching action films, most especially those having a touch of heist since this keeps my brain working even though I am relaxing. Movies with plots of secret service, bank robbery, intelligent forces, and the like- these are just some, to name a few. And although the plots of some movies are the same, the storyline still differs, not to mention the screenplay and logical coherence that the writers and directors have formatted. Also, never discount the fact that actors have a great impact in a movie- be it a blockbuster or a rotten one. If, however, you are not sure about what flick to watch and are afraid to spend your money for just some flop films thus wasting your time, first try to watch the full movie trailer and read movie reviews from critics. I highly recommend you do this. This is actually helpful and handy. So now, listed below are short movie descriptions. These movies are the must-watch this year. Try to check it out!

The Gunman

  1. The Gunman

An American action thriller film entitled The Gunman was based on the best-selling novel entitled The Prone Gunman written by Jean-Patrick Manchette. The story goes this way- a former Special Forces soldier by the name of Martin Terrier wanted to spend his life with his love, thus opting to resign. However, the situation was not that easy since he has to first clear out his reputation. This pushed him to traverse Europe. The director of this film was Pierre Morel. The Gunman film stars Award-winning actor Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Javier Bardem, and Peter Franzén. The film was released on March 15, 2015.

The Gambler

  1. The Gambler

This mystery/suspense and drama movie (another creation from the Paramount Pictures) entitled The Gambler, featured an English Literature professor and at the same time risk-taker gambler by the name of Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). Upon learning that he would not be getting as much inheritance as expected, he ventured into this dangerous vice- gambling. As time passes by, he always gets indebted to several gamblers, often having to stake his life as collateral. This being the case, he suffered a dysfunctional relationship with his mother. This movie, which was directed by Rupert Wyatt, was a remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan. The film was released on December 25, 2014.


  1. Chappie

Chappie (stylized as CHAPPiE) is an American Science-Fiction, Action and Adventure film. This is about a robot named CHAPPiE which was created by Deon (Dev Patel), who was inspired to make change for the betterment of mankind. What makes CHAPPiE different from other robots is that he has the ability to think and feel. However, a man who is corrupt and is thirsty for power (Hugh Jackman) is determined to destroy CHAPPiE.  In order to survive, the robot has to fight against those people, including the authorities, who are thinking that mankind is at risk. This movie was directed by Neill Blomkamp and was based on his short film entitled Tetra Vaal. The film was released on March 4, 2015.

Black Sea

  1. Black Sea

Black Sea is a British adventure thriller film about an ex-naval officer (Jude Law) who formed a group of sailors to search through the depths of the Black Sea for a sunken Nazi U-boat which was rumored to be containing tons of gold. The agreement was to divide the loot in equal share. Along the search, however, greed rooted in the heart of one of the crews among them. The catch is this: how are the men going to return home alive. This was directed by Kevin Macdonald. The film was released on December 5, 2014 at United Kingdom and January 23, 2015 at United States.

Jupiter Ascending

  1. Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending is an action, adventure, and fantasy film directed by The Wachowskis (Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski). These siblings are known for their works such as The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.  Jupiter Ascending is about a caretaker named Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who unbeknownst to her, is destined to save the universe. Her knight in shining armor is an ex- soldier Caine Wise (Channing Tatum) who traversed all the way to the planet Earth to save her from her greedy heirs. This film was first released in Belgium on February 4, 2015. Although the makers of this film were highly acclaimed, this film received negative ratings from critics due to its incoherent logic, screenplay, and story line.


  1. Blackhat

Blackhat is an American action crime thriller drama film directed by Michael Mann. The story goes this way: A nuclear plant in Hong Kong exploded because someone hacked the pumps. After this incident, the Mercantile Trade Exchange in Chicago also got hacked. The US FBI thus agreed to work hand-in-hand with the Chinese government to find the criminals responsible for the cyber-crime act. To solve the case, the leader of the Chinese team decided to release Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), a convicted hacker, to have someone knowledgeable enough to help.  As they proceed with the case, Hathaway discovered that the computer code that he once made back when he was still a youth was the one that triggered the explosion in China. The film was released on January 15, 2015 in the Netherlands.


  1. Kingsman: The Secret Service

Another success from the Brits, Kingsman: The Secret Service is an action comedy film that was based on the comic book entitled The Secret Service which was written by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. This film is about a boy who fears to have spent his life in prison because of some youthful mischief. He was rescued though, by someone from a secret-spy organization. Kingsman: The Secret Service film was likened to the James Bond series, this time with a young leading man, but still enjoys the access to different killer toys and paraphernalia. This film was starred by Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, Michael Cain, and Mark Strong; and was directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film was released on January 29, 2015 for United States, and released at other countries on February 18, 2015.


  1. Project Almanac

Project Almanac is about a group of geeky teenagers who constructed a time machine. They discovered it when they were looking through some old videos. David Raskin (Jonny Weston) noticed that in the video of his 7th birthday, he saw himself- as a teenager. Thus, they dug up their childhood history (David with his sister). As youngsters, however, they did everything to enjoy their access to that time machine. This American sci-fi thriller film was directed by Dean Israelite. The casts include Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, and Amy Landecker. The film was released on January 30, 2015 in the United States.

Taken 3

  1. Taken 3

Being the third and last of the sequels, Taken 3 highlights the skillful tactics of Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) as this time, the killers sought after his wife (Famke Janssen), brutally killing her. This French-American film directed by Olivier Megatonis among the must-sees of 2015. As was true with the two series- Taken 1 (2008) and Taken 2 (2012), this film never lost its ‘family side’ twist.  Movie goers, along with the critics, when asked about their opinion regarding the movie, said that this film is somewhat ‘unrealistic’ as compared to the first one. Well, a man’s opinion can never satisfy our curiosity, so better yet, just watch the movie. The film was released on January 1, 2015.