Here comes the most important list of last year – the best movies of 2015. I should warn you though, this list is a weird one because I had only two 5 coffee cup rated movies I saw last year, and all the rest had been mushed into the 4 cup ratings – giving me a task of ranking A LOT of movies I liked in an order were many didn’t even make the cut. What that means is that this list is technically not set in stone, except the Top 3, that is not interchangeable!
Movies I haven’t seen yet that could most possibly be on this list: The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Inside Out.
Honorable mentions: The Final Girls, Southpaw, Spotlight, Spy, Jurassic World.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
I thought long and hard about whether to place Star Wars here because I wasn’t as excited for it as millions were. But for what it’s worth, for a person who hadn’t seen any Star Wars movies before (at this point I have seen the first four episodes), The Force Awakens did a hell of a good job raising the interest and standing alone as a great adventure movie.
Still a little unhinged about this whole experience and the way the movie ended. Simple, minimal and filmed in a single location, Ex Machina definitely deserves praise for giving so much with so little. And I’m so glad I took the time to see it before the end of the year because I loved it.
Biggest surprise of the year, The Man From U.N.C.L.E had me laughing and cheering along. As a fan of Ritchie’s work, I was hesitant about his latest adaption but the man proved me wrong. Funny, quick and perfectly cast, this is definitely a movie I will rewatch every now and then.
Now, this might be a controversial pick because In Your Eyes is a sci-fi infused romance movie that might not be everyone’s cup of coffee. I loved it though, I gave it the highest rating and I have no regrets. Sure, this might not be as timely as some of the other choices in this list, but it’s definitely a movie that made my 2015 a little bit better… and that’s what counts.
What could I say that hasn’t possibily been said before about Mad Max: Fury Road? Well, I’ll say this. If my grandfather at the age of 70, would have made a movie as cool, as badass, as thrilling, as epic, as detail oriented, as powerful and as phenomenal as George Miller made Mad Max: Fury Road, I would have the coolest grandfather on the whole planet!0