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


  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

denotes a three-way tie for tenth-place