The 27 Hottest Movies To Watch Right Now, From 'Jurassic World' To 'Straight Outta Compton'
Does "I'll see that when it's on Netflix" seem like something you say way too often? Keeping up with movie theater trends is a very real struggle that doesn't get the sympathy it deserves — especially when it comes to awards season. What your friends are going to see, what the Academy is voting for, and what's available to you seem to be three completely different things. So, how can you possibly decide what you should be watching next? And how can you even possibly know what's been released on DVD if you haven't gotten up from your couch? Well, I've got some good news for you. You can continue sitting on your couch just a little bit longer. I've picked out 27 of the hottest movies for you to watch right now on DVD and Blu-Ray. You're welcome.
Gone are the days (at least temporarily) that you will be left culture-less while your friends just can't understand how you still haven't seen that movie. It's time to get up, get dressed, maybe finally take that shower you've been meaning to take, and go out and grab the movie theater blockbusters from the past year that are now readily available for purchase. These movie blockbusters from the past year should longer be missing from your life, because you basically have no excuse not to watch them now.
Want some Emily Blunt-led FBI action? The action-drama Sicario may be a good choice.
2. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
While everyone was looking forward to the end of The Hunger Games franchise, you may have missed the continuation of this one. The second installment of The Maze Runner series is full of even more heart-pounding action.
3. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Still haven't gotten enough of Tom Cruise and his crazy stunts? Well, if so, the latest Mission Impossible movie is your best option.
Imagine being a hostage in your own home? Absolutely terrifying! And that's exactly what Kate Mara is dealing with in the thriller Captive.
Yes, really small superheroes can still be just as entertaining. If you haven't caught Paul Rudd as a superhero yet, now is your chance.
6. Ricki and the Flash
Yep, Meryl Streep was in a movie this year, and, as usual, she rocked it — literally. You have to see how incredibly talented she is for yourself.
7. America Ultra
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg make one hilarious team of stoners, and now you can take them home with you.
Amy Schumer has dominated 2015 — and the laughs will be just beginning for you if you haven't seen this instant classic yet.
9. The Gift
If you pissed someone off in high school, then this movie may hit a little too close to home. However, it may still be worth the thrill.
10. Inside Out
Disney sure knows how to give you all the feels. Grab your tissues for this one, because learning how to adult is about to get all too real.
11. Paper Towns
Did you bawl your eyes out while watching The Fault In Our Stars? Well, John Green is at it again with yet another teen romance, but, thankfully, this one is a whole lot more fun.
12. Terminator Genisys
He's back! Prepare to travel back in time with the latest Terminator film.
If you want drama and laughs, this heartwarming story about a group of kids trying to make it in Los Angeles is definitely for you.
14. Jurassic World
Well, hello, Chris Pratt. Scary new dinosaurs, running in heels, and so much more. This movie dominated the box office, so if you're still missing out... what are you waiting for?
Melissa McCarthy never fails to bring on the laughs. This movie proves that she can be both sexy and badass.
16. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Superheroes, action, villains, and even a little bit of romance. It doesn't get better than this.
17. Pitch Perfect 2
Couldn't get enough of the Bellas in the first one? Prepare to have more music stuck in your head. Seriously, it just gets harder to not want to join an a cappella group.
This movie took over the festival circuit this past year — even though it was shot completely on an iPhone. However, it's take on transgender relationships alone is what makes it something to watch.
19. Furious 7
Bring your tissues to this one, because you'll seriously miss Paul Walker by the end. However, don't worry; this movie still has all of the action you expect from a Fast & Furious film.
20. Age of Adaline
I always thought that Blake Lively had a timeless look, but, in this movie, she proves it.
Live action Disney movies seem to be all the rage these days, so catch up with Cinderella.
The horror genre took on the modern age of technology is this teen horror movie. However, after you watch this one, you may not want to Skype ever again, so beware.
23. It Follows
Horror gets personal when it takes on sex in It Follows. You may want to watch this one with your clothes on. You know, if you wouldn't otherwise. I don't know your life.
Tris' battle for freedom continues is this second installment of the popular young adult series. If you missed it, you'll want to catch up before the next one comes out.
25. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Watch out James Bond. This movie brings a very modern twist on what it means to be a British spy.
26. Fifty Shades of Grey
You might have been too embarrassed to watch this one in theaters, but, if you were, you're probably still curious. Now is the time for you to watch it all on your own with absolutely no shame.
27. Straight Outta Compton
The NWA changed hip-hop and music culture forever, but how did they do it? It all started in Compton — and now you can get an inside look at their journey.
Now that you have enough movies to last you all through 2016, get watching. The list of hottest movies gets longer every day.
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