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Best Films of 2015

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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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Trash (2014)
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Road Hard (2015)
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Being Evel (2015)
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People who added this item 580 Average listal rating (385 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Life (2015)
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.9


6.8/10

A documentary about pushing the limits on the body, love, and your dreams. Filled with challenging imagery and strange real-life characters.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (290 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Ted 2 (2015)


6.9/10


This sequel certainly didn't have the same effect on the general public the first one did; but I didn't find it worse in any way. Perhaps people wanted something new in the second, or perhaps they just didn't want a second... Either way, it's it has plenty of funny scenes that take make up a decent enough comedy with a funny cameo that could have been so much funnier. Can't spoil it for you.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1

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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Tribe (2014)


6.9/10


A film completely told and performed in sign language. It's an impressive feat. Unfortunately the story isn't relatable, a little too brutal without necessity, and drab. I appreciate and enjoyed the unique nature of the film and some of the visual and the increased awareness of sound.
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People who added this item 1546 Average listal rating (963 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.4


6.9/10


I grew tired of the X-Men franchise last year and this may be the year I grow tired of the Marvel/Avengers movies. Nothing really impressed me in this bloated action movie that seemed to forget what made the first one successful, very similar to how I view Iron Man 1 and 2.

Even with this I can't deny the skills that went into making the production, plus it's become impossible to dislike anything with Downey.
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.6


6.9/10


Yeah, it's one extended episode, but fuck it, I liked most of the Entourage episodes; so I'm going to like this. But I'll admit I'm glad I didn't pay $10 to see it in the theatre.

Most of the cameos were fun, but at a point it kind of just seemed like they were out to prove how many cameos they could fit in one movie. I'm pretty certain they managed to even beat Zoolander. Then again, Zoolander 2 is coming out...
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6.9/10


After a rocky first act, with subpar acting and direction, this becomes an entertaining dive into the troubling life of the man who made chess popular... for about a year.
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People who added this item 329 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6


7.0/10


David O Russell knows how to direct memorable ensemble performances; but for the first time in his career he managed to only create one memorable character and direct one impressive performance. Jennifer Lawrence nails this role; but with the casting of Cooper, DeNiro, Ladd, Rossellini, and Madsen I was underwhelmed. They all do a fine enough job; but nothing their characters are simply not interesting.

Perhaps it's not the acting... maybe it's the script, maybe it's Russell just not delivering top-notch material like we've grown accustomed to.

In the end something was clearly missing. It seems like it should have been a surefire hit; but I left the theatre wanting more... more than just a bunch of interesting scenes and one strong character.

I still rated this a 7/10 because I certainly liked it enough; but was disappointed after seeing the affective trailer and knowing the director and cast can do better.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8


7.0/10


A documentary people were quick to dismiss, but when watched you will see how pure it really is. A comedian takes his celebrity, brings attention to a sport he loves, and to a cause he is passionate about.
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People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4


7.1/10


A solid boxing film that doesn't bring much of anything new to the table. Whitaker does his typical damaging effect to films. At least the soundtrack was spot-on.
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2


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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Cartel Land (2015)
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People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (327 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7


7.0/10


A fun action comedy that highlights McCarthy's strengths and brings a new kind of comedy to Statham's repertoire
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People who added this item 632 Average listal rating (381 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5


7.1/10


A technically impressive film, from the cinematography, production, sound design, to the score. The acting is all passable, too, but the movie struggles in story. What's an intriguing first act slowly turns into a tolerable second act that is proceeded by a silly third act, in a movie that presents itself as anything but silly.
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7.1/10

Tradition. Order. Freedom. Justice. Protest. Equality.
A well-acted and directed film that could have improved on pace and effective dramatic peaks; but it ultimately sent the message clear by the end.
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7.1/10


The most beautiful and one of the best actresses of her time. Her performances will live on and now her personality will stick with me.
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cinderella (2015)


7.1/10


Beautiful production design and legit cinematography capture an old story with a refreshing look. The acting is fine but I can't help think Branagh could have done more as a director who has previously successfully translated Shakespeare plays into films.
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4


7.1/10


Finally, the submarine movie is back! It gets close to the claustrophobia of 'Das Boot' and the turmoil in 'Crimson Tide' but beats them in cinematic beauty while losing to them in story development.
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People who added this item 344 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2


7.2/10


Schumer is a very polarizing comic so it's quite a gamble creating a movie with her in the lead. Luckily she does just fine, supported with an all-star cast. It's respectably enjoyable throughout, even if nothing too memorable comes from it.
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Amy


7.1/10


A very good documentary on the late crooner. Her talents were on full display as well as the suffocating paparazzi and media that followed a woman who wanted none of it.
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6


7.1/10


Knowing this isn't going to be high-brow going in, it's easy to find the laughs and pratfalls in this comedy that didn't reach its full potential but will leave you satisfied. As anyone who knows me will know I basically like anything Will Ferrell touches, with the exception of his efforts in 2005.
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People who added this item 1105 Average listal rating (751 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7


7.2/10


This is a fairly fresh large scale, spy adventure with high energy all the way to the end. The over-the-top violence (especially the church scene) is what cripples this and prevents it from being a first-rate film demanding repeat viewings.
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7.2/10


With only three total actors in this downplayed post-apocalyptic film, director Craig Zoebel successfully focuses on these characters who slowly build with much more than just dialogue.
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.1


7.2/10


There is absolutely nothing original or impressive about this film beside the fact that Ferrell is unstoppable in his comedic efforts. Apparently he can't do anything wrong.
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.4
Don Verdean (2015)


7.2/10


Rockwell is always likable, Clement is always funny, and Hess always directs a strange comedy film. Thankfully they all keep these streaks alive. Of course this movie will be misunderstood and far underseen.
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9


7.3/10


A musical about a relationship, starting with the breakup... and its beginning... and then right before the break up... back to early in the relationship...

The lyrics are what drive the story in what is otherwise a second-rate film. The organization is clever and works and it brings us to an ending that really gets at the core, no matter where you are in your romantic life.
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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
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7.2/10


The film carries the franchise along nicely. This is a well-executed, intelligent action movie. Too bad I watched 'Going Clear' a couple of weeks before seeing this and couldn't get Cruise's crazy out of my mind. I try not to let external factors get in the way of a good movie, but he has made it too difficult. At least he's still good at what he does, unlike Travolta.
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1


7.3/10


Big Willy coming at us with a Nigerian accent and makes us really not care for the NFL and proves sports and dreams are really run by big money and big business.
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.4


7.3/10


Since the minions are the funniest part of the 'Despicable Me' movies why not give them their own movie? Luckily for us they are more than a one-note group of characters. This movie does a very nice job of giving the three main minions their own personality, making them identifiable and more than just jibberish-jabbering yellow pills.

This has been dismissed as less of a movie than the 'Despicable Me' movies, but I must disagree. It has as strong of a story and since the minions never slow down in their comedic timing and antics, I find it to actually be a better movie overall. It's one of the funniest movies of the year, in fact.
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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4


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This is a laugh-out-loud animated romp from Aardman. There is no dialogue and at no point does that hinder this adventurous comedy of errors.
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7.4/10


A sexy/strange dive into the eccentric world of two lovers and an obsession with butterflies.

The film techniques and symbolism surrounding the butterflies ended up being the most interesting part of the film, once the unique love story falls flat after a rousing first half.
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9


7.5/10


Westerns can serve as great settings for beautiful cinematography and Robbie Ryan delivers. His filming takes us through John Maclean's debut film effectively, especially important considering the uneven pacing.

Highlights are the superb acting lead by the great Michael Fassbender and supported by one of the greatest supporting acting actors, Ben Mendelssohn. And the finale is well worth the wonderfully slow-paced (hey, the title warns you!) trip we are taken on.
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People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (307 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1


7.5/10


Beautifully-crafted cinematography and production design accompanies fine acting from Vikander and Redmayne. The story is okay and the direction was fine enough, more so in its subtle moments.
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People who added this item 1120 Average listal rating (753 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Ant-Man (2015)


7.5/10


As soon as I was certain to be done with the Marvel/Avengers movies after watching the somewhat tiresome 'Age of Ultron' I was convinced to watch this. I went for it because I'm a big fan of Paul Rudd...

Thankfully the recommendation was mostly valid. This was better and more entertaining. Partly because I enjoy origin stories more than their sequels nearly every time and party because, well, Paul Rudd made this a watchable movie. If it were someone of less caliber this movie may have been mostly forgettable.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7


7.6/10


Mads Mikkelson is one of the best actors out there and here he is dominating the screen in a new genre. There isn't anything too surprising or original as the story goes, but the filmmaking is quite noteworthy and it's sort of a badass film overall.
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7.7/10


A hypnotic untraditional love story that takes all of its elements seriously and layers them with finesse.
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If you weren't aware of how much of a dick Steve Jobs was, this documentary makes it very clear.
Alex Gibney, one of today's best documentarians, puts together a thorough and well-filmed unveiling of the life of one of the most influential and brutal people in the modern world.
The opening is great, because it makes people look like idiots, idolizing a man they didn't really know.
Just like his personality, there are some really nice moments that keep him looking human.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz.
Created in December 2015
Updated August 2018
- Recently added: McFarland USA, The Longest Ride and 45 Years
Movies Seen: 128


Another stellar year in the world of film. I have many more I haven't seen; but these are the films I enjoyed most in the year twenty fifteen.
Enjoy!

Also Seen:
Rated 6/10

Jumbo Wild
Sisters
Magic Mike XXL
Jurassic World
Digging for Fire
In the Heart of the Sea
Pan
Vacation
Truth
Focus
Redirected
Aloha
Peace Officer
Rated 5/10
A Deadly Adoption
Hotel Transylvania 2
Pitch Perfect 2
Unfriended
Hot Girls Wanted
The Face of an Angel
Rated 4/10
The Loft
Jupiter Ascending
Rated 2/10
Bare
Fifty Shades of Grey


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