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Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road makes a spectacle of its explosive, edge-of-your-seat plot. And it’s even better in monochrome.

The most visually stunning films of 2015 so far

Souped up, saturated and begging for a screen grab – these eye-watering optical feasts will refuse to let you blink

Mad Max: Fury Road came out in theatres and flogged its dystopian landscapes and seat-clinging explosions to an audience that didn’t yet realise that’s exactly what they wanted. When someone on Reddit posted instructions on how to watch the film in black & white, the orgiastic experience could be relived. It’s been a bumper year for films that have both substance and style in spades. It’s not enough to simply cobble together a plot in the age of the screen grab. Aesthetic is paramount. Some have even dedicated their spare time to harvesting the most album-worthy stills from films; the Twitter @oneperfectshot tells you an entire story – so, like, 1000 words? – in one picture. The Art of Movie Stills does something similar on Tumblr. But which recent cinematic releases are destined to be framed and hung? Click through the gallery below to whet your appetite for the movies that deserve a rewatch.

Slow West is available 19th October on digital download and 2nd Nov on Blu-ray and DVD