2015: My Year in Movies Review

2015 was a fantastic year for movie-goers. If you like lists like I do, here are a few of them to give you a peek into how my year went watching some great flicks:

My Favourite 2015 Movies:bb8
10. Mr. Holmes
9. Kingsman: the Secret Service
8. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
7. Cobain: Montage of Heck
6. Jurassic World
5. Straight Outta Compton
4. Inside Out
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Ex Machina
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Favourite Performances of 2015
6. Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe,
Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Daisy Ridley as Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4. O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Straight Outta Compton
3. Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. Oscar Isaac as Nathan, Ex Machina
1. Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road

My Favourite 20 Pre-2015 movies that I watched in 2015
20. Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
19. Diabolique (1955)
18. Searching for Sugarman (2012)
17. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
16. Do the Right Thing (1989)
15. The Babadook (2014)
14. Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before Midnight (1995/2004/2013)
13. Joyeux Noel (2005)
12. King Kong (1933)
11. Snowpiercer (2013)
10. Interstellar (2014)
9. Foxcatcher (2014)
8. Moon (2009)
7. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
6. The Color Purple (1985)
5. The Wages of Fear (1953)
4. Wild Tales (2014)
3. Nightcrawler (2014)
2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
1. Whiplash (2014)

My Most Anticipated 2015 Movies:
10. Black Mass
9. Spotlight
8. South Paw
7. The Danish Girl
6. The Big Short
5. The Martian
4. The Hateful Eight
3. The Revenant
2. The Peanuts Movie
1. Creed

My Most Anticipated 2016 Movies:
10. The BFG — Roald Dahl book + Steven Spielberg = yes please
9. 
The Lobster — A dystopian society movie, and if you read the plot synopsis of this one, I’m pretty sure it’ll make your list too.
8. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny — LOVED the first one, and though this one will have a different director, it has the same writer. My hopes aren’t sky high, but I’m pretty excited.
7. Race — I love period pieces, but especially when they cover events I particularly care about.
6. Ice Age: Collision Course — Two of my favourite animated characters in all moviedom are Sid and Scrat. I could watch them all day. Keep those IA movies coming.
5. Deadpool — Love this character, though I don’t know much about him. I’m really looking forward to discovering his story.
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Obvious reasons here…
3. Suicide Squad — It’s been a long time since I was this excited about a comic book movie based solely on the trailer.
2. Anything Martin Scorsese might direct in the next 12 months.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Even though I’m not crazy about the latest trailers and tease posters (i.e. they let too much cat out of the bag), I’m still pumped to see this one.

And finally…

The 52 “Movies of the Week” for 2015

1. Boyhood
2. Gone With the Wind
3. The Social Network
4. Ghandi
5. Inception
6. Jurassic Park
7. Rocky
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. Glitter (Razzie winner)
10. Fargo
11. To Kill a Mockingbird
12. Almost Famous
13. The Wizard of Oz
14. The Passion of the Christ
15. Predator
16. Remember the Titans
17. The Godfather Part II
18. Superman
19. North By Northwest
20. Titanic
21. Léon: The Professional
22. Toy Story
23. Phantom of the Opera
24. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
25. Footloose
26. School of Rock
27. Juno
28. Robocop
29. Seven Samurai
30. Some Like It Hot
31. Annie
32. A League of Their Own
33. Anchorman
34. Mississippi Burning
35. Whiplash
36. Dead Poets Society
37. A Few Good Men
38. Titanic
39. Finding Dory
40. Singin’ in the Rain
41. Lawrence of Arabia
42. Beauty and the Beast
43. King Kong
44. The Shining
45. Schindler’s List
46. Double Indemnity
47. Ratatouille
48. American Graffiti
49. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
50. Christmas Vacation
51. The Polar Express
52. Miracle on 34th Street
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About troycarruthers

I am a franchise owner/technician specializing in mobile auto paint and tire rim repair. I live in New Brunswick, Canada, with my wife and children whom I love even more than movies.
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3 Responses to 2015: My Year in Movies Review

  1. I LOVE LISTS! A few questions though… the list of pre-2015 movies you watched in 2015… is that a list of movies you never saw before now or are those a list of all pre-2015 movies you have watched in 2015 either for the first time or again… and if so…. you have seen King Kong before… right?

    Also…. really? Is my enthusiasm for the Ben-Hur remake not rubbing off on anyone????

    • Aw I should have included Ben Hur in my list. Good call. I’m totally looking forward to that one.

      Yes, that list is movies that I watched for the first time, all within The last 12 months. I thought I had seen King Kong but I hadn’t. I must’ve just been remembering bits and pieces from TV when I was a kid.

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