Best Science Fiction Films of 2015- Updated with trailer for "Terminator: Genisys"


Another year is almost done, and it's time for the annual previews for some of the best upcoming films of the following year. Due to personal issues, I wasn't able to finish all my preview hubs like I had planned last year, but I promise all my readers that I'll try hard to make up for that this year.

For those of you who are new to these previews, I generally just provide the reader with casting information for each preview, while giving them a trailer to it as well. Sadly, some of these movies have not released a trailer yet, but I will be adding them as soon as they become available.

Take in mind that release dates are subject to change, so please be sure to check your local listings for any changes.

Anyway, it's been said that 2015 might be the biggest year for movies, and it could very well be. We have the much anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" coming out, and we have the long anticipated follow ups to many great historic science fiction franchises. Many which include the likes of "Star Wars", "Jurassic Park" and even a brand new "Terminator" film that's allegedly going to be a reboot and sequel. Wow, talk about confusing.

Plus, there's the final movie chapter to "The Hunger Games" franchise to look forward to, so it could be a big year if your a movie fan. Without further delay, let's get on with the show.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Director: J.J. Abrams

Writers: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas

Cast: Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Dixie Arnold, Crystal Clarke

Synopsis: A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set 30 years after Return of the Jedi.

Release Date: December 18, 2015

Jurassic World

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Writers: Michael Crichton, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly

Cast: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lauren Lapkus, Katie McGrath, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Brian Tee, Eddie J. Fernandez, Andy Buckley

Synopsis: Set twenty two years after the events of "Jurassic Park.", where Dr. Hammond's dream of building an amusement park on the island filled with dinosaurs is finally a reality. There are various restaurants and hotels set up all over the island, and guests can get closer to the dinosaurs than they ever thought possible. Maybe Dr. Malcolm was wrong when he had his doubts about the possibility, or was he?

Release Date: June 12, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Director: Alan Taylor

Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Aaron V. Williamson, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Douglas Smith, Sandrine Holt, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Gladis, Dayo Okeniyi, Kerry O'Malley, Teri Wyble

Synopsis: In this latest installment to the "Terminator" franchise, "Terminator: Genisys" not only promises to continue the story of John Connor's fight against the machines, but it promises to reboot the franchise as well that could lead to a new trilogy.

Release Date: July 1, 2015


Director: Robert Schwentke

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Brian Duffield, Veronica Roth

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Ray Stevenson, Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Suki Waterhouse, Emjay Anthony

Synopsis: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

Release Date: March 20, 2015

Jupiter Ascending

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Douglas Booth, Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Terry Gilliam, Eddie Redmayne, James D'Arcy, Vanessa Kirby, Tuppence Middleton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Christina Cole, Doona Bae, Kick Gurry

Synopsis: In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign.

Release Date: February 6, 2015


Director: Chris Columbus

Writers: Adam Sandler, Timothy Dowling, Tim Herlihy, Patrick Jean

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Brian Cox, Jane Krakowski, Lainie Kazan, Rob Archer, James Preston Rogers, Rose Rollins, Matthew Lintz, Elizabeth Jeanne le Roux

Synopsis: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.

Release Date: July 24, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writers: Danny Strong, Peter Craig, Suzanne Collins

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone

Synopsis: After being symbolized as the 'Mockingjay' Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

Release Date: November 20, 2015


Director: Brad Bird

Writers: Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen

Cast: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Laurie, Pierce Gagnon, Lochlyn Munro, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer, Thomas Robinson, Michael Rowe, Monique Ganderton, Paul McGillion, Shiloh Nelson

Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Release Date: May 22, 2015

The Martian

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood

Visual Effects: Jason McDonald

Art Department: Sarah Ginn

Costume and Wardrobe: Dan Walker

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: Andy Weir

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Matt Damon

Synopsis: An astronaut, stranded on Mars, struggles to survive.

Release Date: November 25, 2015


Director: Tim Johnson

Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, Adam Rex

Voice Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Steve Martin

Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

Release Date: March 27, 2015


Director: Tarsem Singh

Writers: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Emily Tremaine, Mariana Paola Vicente, Jesica Ahlberg, Steffie Grote, Teri Wyble, Brendan McCarthy, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Gary Weeks

Synopsis: An extremely wealthy elderly man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man, but all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Release Date: April 17, 2015

Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols

Writer: Jeff Nichols

Cast: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, Dana Gourrier, Scott Haze, Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Camp, James DuMont, Mike R. Moreau, Wayne Pére, Wendy Clarice Jordan, David Jensen, Kerry Cahill, Billy Slaughter, Lucy Faust, James Moses Black, John R Mangus, Elton LeBlanc, Garrett Hines, Sharon Landry

Synopsis: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Release Date: November 25, 2015


Director: Henry F. Anderson III

Writers: Robert Reece, William Schneider

Voice Cast: Ron Perlman, Chris Colfer, Robbie Daymond, Meg Crosbie, Julie Wittner, Rob Edwards, Nickie Bryar, Jeff LaPensee

Synopsis: ROBODOG is a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldn't be more different. KC (Kinetic Canine) is a bright, energetic but overzealous robotic dog, while MARSHALL is an old, curmudgeonly real dog, set in his ways and has little patience for anything new. This canine odd couple embarks on the adventure of a lifetime where each will learn the true nature of friendship, and not to judge a book by its cover.

Release Date: January 16, 2015

Ex Machina

Director: Alex Garland

Writer: Alex Garland

Cinematographer: Rob Hardy

Film Editor: Mark Day

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Chelsea Li, Corey Johnson, Evie Wray, Deborah Rosan, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman, Elina Alminas, Ramzan Miah

Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

Release Date: April 10, 2015


Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Miranda Frigon, Sean O. Roberts, Yo-Landi Visser, Robert Hobbs, Brandon Auret, Ninja, Kevin Otto, Dan Hirst, Paul Hampshire, Janus Prinsloo

Synopsis: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings - some good, some bad - and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Release Date: March 6, 2015

Project Almanac

Director: Dean Israelite

Writers: Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark

Cast: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston, Gary Grubbs, Katie Garfield, Sam Lerner, Gary Weeks, Patrick Johnson, Allen Evangelista, Hillary Harley, Michelle DeFraites, Anthony Reynolds, Michael Entrekin, Gabriela Fraile, Agnes Mayasari, Rashia Whitlock, Fred Galle, Alexandra Bartee, Joshua Brady, Cameron Fuller, Macsen Lintz

Synopsis: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Release Date: January 30, 2015

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Ally Lewis 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

OMG I'm so excited for all these movies! Especially Star Wars and Jurassic World. This article just made my day :) lol

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the hub, and thanks for stopping by.

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KeithTax 2 years ago from Wisconsin

Too many sequels. I prefer an original movie with an original idea. Seems much of the 'new idea' stuff is missing in Hollywood. It is a good list, however. Kindof a cheat sheet of when to plan an outing with the kids.

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

Well some of these films are originals though like "Chappie." Although it seems like a modern retelling of "Short Circuit" if you ask me, but it looks very good. Plus, I heard "The Martian" might be pretty good next year, but we'll have to wait and see. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

Insurgent finally released a teaser, so I added on this hub preview. Enjoy guys.

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

Found a new movie to add to the preview list

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

A Jurassic world trailer is finally here

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

The new star wars trailer is here! Come check out my hub to see the new trailer.

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Stevennix2001 2 years ago Author

Just reboot the damn franchise already. Looks like we finally got a trailer for the new "Terminator: Genisys."

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