Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Plot: Believed to have been killed while his team was evacuating Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is still alive and must figure out a way to survive alone on the planet and somehow contact Earth.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 93%
Critic Consensus: “Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott”
Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Maximiliano Hernandez
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Plot: An idealistic FBI agent is recruited by an elite task force to fight the escalating drug war along the US and Mexican border.
RT Freshness: 93%
Critic Consensus: “Led by outstanding work from Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, Sicario is a taut, tightly wound thriller with much more on its mind than attention-getting set pieces”