steve jobs

What a great year 2015 was. As early as May, we had films of such range as Ex Machina, What We Do In The Shadows, The Voices, Pitch Perfect 2, and two Top Ten Contenders in It Follows and Mad Max: Fury Road. We got great films from every genre, ranging from comedy, action, horror, satire, sports, western, indie and straight drama, and for the second year in a row, the list was topped by an artsy, revolutionary biopic anchored by a fantastic lead performance, Steve Jobs. Even the documentaries were great, from the entertaining Best of Enemies and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead to the sobering The Look of Silence and The Hunting Ground. Meanwhile, the five worst films of the year, by far, were Tomorrowland, Fifty Shades of Grey, the godawful Fantastic Four, the abysmal The Gallows, and the shockingly bad The Cobbler (which is especially odd because the director of this nightmare also made the #9 best film of the year Spotlight). I even had to bring back my Last Forever More prize for something so atrocious it didn’t even deserve to be ranked. That honor went to Lava, the short in front of Inside Out. God, it was heinous. It’s too early to be rethinking any of these choices, but if there were any films I was mad I couldn’t manage to work into my Top Ten, I would say What We Do In The Shadows, The Revenant, H8ful Eight, Anomalisa and The Big Short all had a potential shot. At any rate, it was a fantastic year, and I could recommend anything in that first 37 at a moment’s notice.

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. Inside Out
  3. Brooklyn
  4. Creed
  5. Room
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  8. Carol
  9. Spotlight
  10. It Follows/Mad Max: Fury Road/Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  11. The H8ful Eight
  12. What We Do In The Shadows
  13. The Revenant
  14. Anomalisa
  15. The Big Short
  16. Furious 7
  17. The Stanford Prison Experiment
  18. Ex Machina
  19. Straight Outta Compton
  20. The End of the Tour
  21. Love and Mercy
  22. Spectre
  23. Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation
  24. Ant-Man
  25. Spy
  26. The Peanuts Movie
  27. Son of Saul
  28. The Martian
  29. The Visit
  30. Trainwreck
  31. The Good Dinosaur
  32. Black Mass
  33. People, Places, Things
  34. The Last Five Years
  35. The Voices
  36. Dope
  37. Pitch Perfect 2
  38. Trumbo
  39. Youth
  40. Joy
  41. Tangerine
  42. Beasts of No Nation
  43. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  44. Jurassic World
  45. Entorage
  46. The Walk
  47. The Danish Girl
  48. The Ridiculous Six
  49. Tomorrowland
  50. Fifty Shades of Grey
  51. Fantastic Four
  52. The Gallows
  53. The Cobbler

DOCUMENTARIES

  1. Best of Enemies
  2. The Look of Silence
  3. The Hunting Ground
  4. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
  5. Amy
  6. The Wolfpack
  7. I Am Chris Farley

Last Forever More: Lava