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.
THE AGE OF ADALINE
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
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.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E
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.
IN YOUR EYES
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.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
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
Love all those movies, too! Great choices!
Thanks! Great to see them being loved. 😀
There’s lots of great choices here. I also enjoyed In Your Eyes, that’s a different pick. I like that you went with it.
It is a different pick and I like having it in my list because why the hell not. Sometimes we connect with movies that others won’t like, and that’s fine.. I’m still shocked to hear a person say they saw Fifty Shades twice (or more) because it’s so good, but hey, if they like it, fine. 😀
Some REALLY good stuff on their. If I counted right our lists share four choices. It was also nice to see such love for UNCLE. I felt that film was unfairly brushed aside many many folks.
Four is a rather big number.. I might not have seen some from your list (I’ll drop by soon to comment). And UNCLE was a surprise for me.. I expected to not love it but I just ended up loving every minute of it. Such a fun Ritchie movie.. I wish he did more movies, and I wish he did a movie set in the current time. I’m rather interested to see how he interprets social media and the whole web thing into his plots.. I’d be very very very interested to see something like Snatch in the 21st century.
It was a fun movie. I loved the dry wit, the funny play on fashion, and the way the three main characters played off each other. Don’t know if it will happen but I would absolutely see a sequel.
I remember hearing something about a sequel.. might have been something I dreamed though.
I think they had one planned but I’m not sure if the movie made enough to green light one. My fingers are crossed.
Nice list! The Age of Adaline wasn’t my favorites but it was a fun movie – loved the characters and the story. It had some kinks I wish could’ve been worked out. Happy to see Man from U.N.C.L.E. on here too! That is by far Guy Ritchies’ best so far.
I added this here because Adaline was the biggest surprise for me as a character and I love her. And I can’t believe myself when I say Bake Lively was the perfect choice for the movie.. and Hunman, and Ford.. it just all clicked with me. Ritchies’ best is still Snatch but UNCLE comes close to sharing the bar with it.. not quite though… I’m a Snatch girl through and through.
Sweetness you have 3 of my favorites in your top 5. The other two I have not seen but will
Well I guess good movies are good movies. 😀
In Your Eyes is the only film I haven’t seen from the list. As for the others, they are great films although I have mixed feelings for Brooklyn. Age of Adaline was unexpectedly pleasant, one of the good surprises of the year.
It’s probably the oddest pick in this list as well.. being a movie from 2014 and an indie flick that might not please everyone. Definitely check it out though, I think you might enjoy it.
Yay for Sicario making your top 10!
Yeah cool! Sicario and Ex Machina made my list too! Glad you loved them. Interesting top 10 🙂 I haven’t heard of In your eyes, but I should check it out now huh 🙂
In Your Eyes is the odd one out in this list, being the movie not everybody’s going to love but I always recommend people to try it out.. 😉
Except for The Man from UNCLE I pretty much agree….and haven’t seen In Your Eyes.
Why wouldn’t you agree with The Man from UNCLE.. it’s fun!
Ohhh I love that In Your Eyes is listed here, let alone at number 2! Yeah, perhaps not a film for everyone, but I quite enjoyed it as well.
Great picks! Fury Road is so deserving of that top spot. What an amazing film.
I’m so glad In Your Eyes is number 2 because it’s honestly one of my favorite movies of all time. It just feels so intimate, personal, and beautiful.
Exactly! Nice to hear there’r more love towards it!