There's a lot to be excited about this holiday season. Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas gifts, and of course, a ton of movies to keep us at the edge of our seats.

If you've been gearing up for one legendary holiday film binge, we've listed some of the most anticipated movies you shouldn't miss.


Skyfall is among the top of our list in terms of the greatest Bond films ever conceived. Already in theatres, Spectre has a lot to prove. Others are raving about Sam Mendes pulling the latest 007 installment off. With supporting cast Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes, perhaps box office success doesn't sound too farfetched.

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Everyone knows there's a new Star Wars on the block--a brand new cast with an appearance of some of the old ones and a far cry from the Expanded Universe. There's a lot riding on this J.J. Abrams take. Is it going to make up for the miserable George Lucas prequels or is it just going to be another universal disappointment?


We can all use a dose of feminine melodrama now and again. This year, we're certain we'll be getting more than enough of it in Todd Hayne's latest, Carol. The story follows a clerk played by Rooney Mara, who falls in love with a much older (and very much married) woman played by Cate Blanchett.

The Hateful Eight 

Western epic fans are in for a treat. The latest Tarantino film is already creating a lot of buzz, both bad and good. With a three-hour movie showcasing the likes of Kurt Russell, Samuel Jackson, Tim Roth, Channing Tatum and a couple of thespians, we're pretty sure it's going to be one for the books.

The Good Dinosaur

No holiday list would be complete without binging with the kids, right? The Good Dinosaur is the second Pixar animation film this year. It gives us a glimpse to one of the world's ultimate what if scenarios: What if dinosaurs lived to co-exist with humans?

The Revenant

In today's 'Give this Guy an Oscar Already' episode, we have Leonardo Di Caprio reinventing himself once again. This time, as a man mauled by a bear and left behind by his peers in the wilderness to fend for himself. The catch? Director Inarritu shot everything using natural lighting.

The Big Short

Every year, there's always that one film that puts together the big guns from different genres in Hollywood. For 2015, we're giving it to The Big Short, which follows four finance rebels who take on the big banks after foreseeing an economic meltdown. The characters? Played by no less than Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carrell.

By the Sea

We'd be lying if we say this film not at all intrigues us. Apart from the real-life couple playing the part, there's just an air of promising (and convincing) melodrama we need to see to believe. We're hoping it's not just going to be another '70s travelogue tearjerker that's become too common. We're rooting for you, Brangelina!