Here’s your must-watch movie list for October 2015

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If you rather cozy up with a large popcorn and soda combo in a movie theatre than dress up for this year’s Halloween, check out our list of must-watch movies for the month of October 2015.

The Martian

The Martian is a science fiction movie about an astronaut who is left behind on Mars by his crew when they thought that he had died after encountering a fierce storm. Astronaut Mark Watney played by Matt Damon has to survive with whatever resources he has left on the planet while looking for a way to signal to Earth that he is still alive.

Based on the 2011 novel by Andy Weir, The Martian features a stellar cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Be prepared for a space tale of science, human unity and spirit that is over 2 hours long.

Release Date: 1 October 2015


12-year-old orphan Peter (Levi Miller) is whisked away to the magical world of Neverland, where he meets with the native tribes and wonders of the land. Working together with James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) to fight against the notorious pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), the rebellious and mischievous Peter discovers his true destiny — to become the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Release Date: 8 October 2015

Knock Knock

One night while working alone at home, married architect Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) finds two women at his doorstep seeking help to get to a party. Giving in to lust and seduction, Evan wakes up to find that the women are still in his house and are about to make his life a living hell.

Release Date: 15 October 2015


Crimson Peak

After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young author Edith (Mia Wasikowska) quickly lands herself at his remote gothic mansion in northern England. But they are not alone. Also living there is Thomas’ sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, who is also the guardian of her family’s dark secrets. Edith who is able to communicate with the dead begins to hear strange voices and tries to uncover the secrets behind the ghostly visions that haunt the mansion. A charmingly dark movie worth considering for the Halloween.

Release Date: 15 October 2015

Bridge of Spies

Based on a Cold War incident in 1960, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane for invasion of Russian airspace. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by the government of the United States to negotiate for his release. Using a captured Russian spy in exchange for Powers, Donovan hopes to bring the young pilot home at the height of the Cold War. Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg marks the fourth time Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks had worked with the director.

Release Date: 15 October 2015

The Walk

Daredevil Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a dream. To walk across on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.

Based on the tightrope walk by high-wire artist Philippe Petit between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on 7 August 1974, The Walk documents the story of Philippe’s death-defying walk in the United States. For this movie Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to be personally trained by Philippe himself to perform the act even though the act was shot on a sound stage with director Robert Zemeckis filling in the gaps with detailed 3D renderings of the building.

Release Date: 22 October 2015

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The Last Witch Hunter

The Last Witch Hunter is a supernatural action film about an immortal witch hunter who has to defend Earth from a resurrected Queen witch whom he slayed centuries ago. Witch hunter Kaulder (Vin Diesel), is forced to partner with a beautiful witch in order to stop a coven of witches in New York planning to destroy humanity with a plague.

Release Date: 22 October 2015

The Last Witch Hunter stars Vin Diesel