As 2016's cinematic pickings are still pretty slim for the most part ahead of blockbuster season, what better time to catch up with all of those 2015 movies you missed at the cinema, or perhaps haven't even heard of yet? These films for the most part were not major Oscar contenders or box office successes, but largely scored solid-to-strong reviews and have earned their place in the annals of film history through their undeniable creativity. Some of these films are weird, some of them are sad, while others are bloody and brutal, but each delivered an experience that simply couldn't be found in your local multiplex. They had limited releases and are likely to become cult hits over the next few years as film buffs discover than on Blu-ray and VOD. It's time to forget about the Oscar bait and discover those below-the-radar gems you'll be telling all your friends about. Here are 20 awesome 2015 movies you might've missed...
20. The Lobster
The Plot: In a dystopian future, single people are given 45 days to find a partner, or are turned into an animal of their choice and released into the nearby forest. Why It's Awesome: Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps) has concocted a terrifically twisted premise for his latest effort, and the execution is similarly superb, a dark satire of the premium society places on romantic relationships and our behaviours to that end. The cast is stupid-good, including Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley and Lea Seydoux, and Lanthimos puts them to good use with his ferociously inventive, sinister and hilarious package that won't be for everyone, but is nothing if not absolutely unique.
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