2015 Recap – The Top 100 Movies of the Year

by - January 1st, 2016 - Features

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The Top 100 Movies of 2015

For the past couple of years I’ve been tracking everything I watch for the first time over at Letterboxd. This year that number came to 410 films that I’d never seen before, and of that number 241 were features that were released to domestic theatres at some point during 2015. Keeping track of all this is can be rather interesting, to say the least, and as such I tend to monitor both my favorites as well as the movies that rubbed me the wrong way, sliding things up and down each list as the months go by.

What’s the point of all this? The point is that it allows me to compile a full Top 100 list, all ranked in something a semblance of an order of preference and all of which I think I worthy of taking a look at. Please note, I’ve thrown the 2014 films released domestically in 2015 back onto this list. It’s the year I saw them in, after all, so to my way of thinking they deserve to be here. Also, if you’d care to follow my antics over at Letterboxd, just click here and make sure to say hello. I’m always up for making a new friend or two.

So, without further ado…

1. Clouds of Sils Maria
2Mad Max: Fury Road
3Sicario
4It Follows
5Carol

Carol (2015) PHOTO: The Weinstein Company

Carol (2015)
PHOTO: The Weinstein Company

6Inside Out
7. Son of Saul
8Cinderella
945 Years
10Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk (2015) PHOTO: RLJ Entertainment

Bone Tomahawk (2015)
PHOTO: RLJ Entertainment

11Phoenix

Phoenix

12Spotlight
13Creed
14Tangerine
15Victoria

Testament of Youth (2015) PHOTO: Sony Pictures Classics

Testament of Youth (2015)
PHOTO: Sony Pictures Classics

16Testament of Youth
17Steve Jobs
18Timbuktu
19When Marnie Was There
20The Gift

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) PHOTO: LucasFilm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
PHOTO: LucasFilm

21Star Wars: The Force Awakens
22Love & Mercy
23Room
24The Diary of a Teenage Girl
25Jimmy’s Hall

Queen of Earth (2015) PHOTO: IFC Films

Queen of Earth (2015)
PHOTO: IFC Films

26Queen of Earth
27The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
28Best of Enemies
29Straight Outta Compton
30Brooklyn

Grandma (2015) PHOTO: Sony Pictures Classics

Grandma (2015)
PHOTO: Sony Pictures Classics

31Grandma
32We Are Still Here
33Mustang
34Tangerines
35Ex Machina

Ex Machina (2015) PHOTO: A24

Ex Machina (2015)
PHOTO: A24

36Macbeth
37The Look of Silence
38Bridge of Spies
39Cartel Land
40Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes (2015) PHOTO: Roadside Attractions

Mr. Holmes (2015)
PHOTO: Roadside Attractions

41Far from the Madding Crowd
42The Hunting Ground
43I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
44Gemma Bovery
45Shaun the Sheep Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) PHOTO: Lionsgate

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
PHOTO: Lionsgate

46McFarland, USA
47White God
48Goodnight Mommy
49Ricki and the Flash
50Sisters

Sisters (2015) PHOTO: Universal Pictures

Sisters (2015)
PHOTO: Universal Pictures

51Wildlike
52Spy
53Crimson Peak
54The Walk
55The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie (2015) PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

The Peanuts Movie (2015)
PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

56The End of the Tour
57Beasts of No Nation
58Merchants of Doubt
59The Danish Girl
6099 Homes

Joy (2015) PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

Joy (2015)
PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

61Joy
62Trainwreck
63Magic Mike XXL
64Dope
65The Revenant

The Revenant (2015) PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

The Revenant (2015)
PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

66I Smile Back
67The Big Short
68Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
69Dior and I
70The Martian

The Martian (2015) PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

The Martian (2015)
PHOTO: 20th Century Fox

71Backcountry
72Slow West
73Suffragette
74What We Do in the Shadows
75The Salvation

The Salvation (2015) PHOTO: IFC Films

The Salvation (2015)
PHOTO: IFC Films

76A Girl Like Her
77Jurassic World
78Good Kill
79The Hallow
80Krampus

Krampus (2015) PHOTO: Universal Pictures

Krampus (2015)
PHOTO: Universal Pictures

81The Final Girls
82Ant-Man
83The Age of Adaline
84Predestination
85Miss You Already

Miss You Already (2015) PHOTO: Roadside Attractions

Miss You Already (2015)
PHOTO: Roadside Attractions

86Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
87Match
88While We’re Young
89Black Sea
90Sleeping with Other People

Mistress America (2015) PHOTO: Fox Searchlight

Mistress America (2015)
PHOTO: Fox Searchlight

91Mistress America
92Results
93Pawn Sacrifice
94The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II
95Anomalisa

Anomalisa (2015) PHOTO: Paramount Pictures

Anomalisa (2015)
PHOTO: Paramount Pictures

96Carl(a)
97The Overnight
98The Connection
99The Good Dinosaur
100Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

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