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Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« on: December 10, 2015, 07:33:18 PM »
Folks have been bringing it up in the movie thread, and it is the season, so I figured I'd make up a more official place for it.

Another year, another massive avalanche of new release films. A bunch of which were worth watching. Some were even great! I generally build a list of nominations up in my head over the course of the year based on what I see, but I also go right down to the wire before I actually make a Best Of list. Gets trickier each year, with so many high-profile movies getting hyper-limited releases just before Christmas and then actually go wide in the new year (and I'm rather anal about what makes my list; one such qualification being that I have to actually see it in the 2015 calendar year). Still, I'll do my best to get to as many as I can before the ball drops, especially a few that I'm sure I'm going to love to bits (lookin' your way, The Hateful Eight).

How about the rest of you? What's rocked your cinematic world this year? I'll say up front: I've been seeing a lot of Mad Max: Fury Road love so far... and I approve. Everyone keep doing that.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 07:50:16 PM »
I don't really have an order but this is probably close:

Mad Max: Fury Road
Inside Out
The Martian
Creed
Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation
The Babadook
Avengers: Age of Ultron
It Follows
Selma
Ex Machina
Ant-Man
Montage of Heck

HM: Crimson Peak, The Gift, Amy, The Final Girls, Straight Outta Compton, The Wolfpack, The Witch and Love & Mercy

(I haven't seen Hunger Games 4, Bone Tomahawk, Bond, The Good Dinosaur or Force Awakens yet)
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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 09:32:51 PM »
Obviously very early and subject to change:

1. Room
2. The Martian
3. Creed
4. Inside Out
5. Mad Max Fury Road
6. Brooklyn
7. Spotlight
8. Steve Jobs
9. Sicario
10. The Gift

Honorable mentions: Amy, The Voices, Crimson Peak, Grandma, Straight Outta Compton, MI: Rogue Nation, Trainwreck, Kingsman, Ex Machina

Worst movie of the year: Knock Knock


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 10:43:34 PM »
I don't really have an order but this is probably close:

Mad Max: Fury Road
Inside Out
The Martian
Creed
Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation
The Babadook
Avengers: Age of Ultron
It Follows
Selma
Ex Machina
Ant-Man
Montage of Heck

HM: Crimson Peak, The Gift, Amy, The Final Girls, Straight Outta Compton, The Wolfpack, The Witch and Love & Mercy

(I haven't seen Hunger Games 4, Bone Tomahawk, Bond, The Good Dinosaur or Force Awakens yet)

Two of those were 2014 - Babadook was Jan 2014, so it's nearly two years old already! Selma was 2014 too, (It was mostly snubbed by the Oscars last year, remember?)

Gonna watch a few more in the next couple of weeks before I post a list.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 11:24:21 PM »
That makes my list 10 instead of 12, works out well

Mad Max: Fury Road
Inside Out
The Martian
Creed
Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation
It Follows
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ex Machina
Ant-Man
Montage of Heck

HM: Crimson Peak, The Gift, Amy, The Final Girls, Straight Outta Compton, The Wolfpack, The Witch and Love & Mercy

(I haven't seen Hunger Games 4, Bone Tomahawk, Bond, The Good Dinosaur or Force Awakens yet)
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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2015, 04:35:55 PM »
Last day of the year? I'm always down to the wire, but this is the first time in the last few years I've actually got a list down before January. How about that.

Pretty good year for movies, I'd say. Of the 84 new releases I saw, here are my 15 favorites:

15. Bone Tomahawk
14. The Big Short
13. Spy
12. It Follows
11. Cinderella
10. Magic Mike XXL
9. Selma
8. The Hateful Eight
7. Steve Jobs
6. Spotlight
5. Shaun the Sheep Movie
4. What We Do In The Shadows
3. Inside Out
2. The Martian
1. Mad Max: Fury Road


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 08:43:49 PM »
hmmm...
10. Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Cinderella
8. Jurassic World
7. Ant-Man
6. Trainwreck
5. Inside Out
4. The Peanuts movie
3. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 08:20:42 AM »
I haven't sat down to compile a list of ten yet, but INSIDE OUT is definitely number 1.



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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2016, 02:53:49 PM »
I really liked Inside out a lot too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what great ideas they come up with should they decide to do a sequel.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 02:30:36 PM »
Favorite movie for me is Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, was a summer 2014 movie in Japan, but hit blu-ray and saw it with my friends in 2015.

That whole trilogy is great, live-action movie adaptation of my favorite anime/manga series, and I think movie fans new to Kenshin could enjoy it too. Just great great with a wandering swordsman.

For released officially in 2015, I'll have to give it to The Force Awakens since I've seen it three times.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 02:41:57 PM »
Favorite movie for me is Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,
No relation to Green Inferno I hope.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
Here is my list.  I've separated them into two lists again (wide release and limited release).  I've also added a new list of the top 10 movies I haven't seen.  This is based on my interest level of them, and how much I think I will like them.

Wide Release
1   The Force Awakens
2   Mad Max: Fury Road
3   Ex Machina
4   The Martian
5   Creed
6   Inside Out
7   The Big Short
8   Brooklyn
9   Steve Jobs
10   The Hateful Eight

Limited Release
1   Room
2   What We Do in the Shadows
3   99 Homes
4   Dope
5   Sleeping with Other People
6   Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
7   Slow West
8   Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
9   Experimenter
10   Tig

Top 10 movies I haven't seen
1   Anomalisa
2   I Smile Back
3   Tangerine
4   Best of Enemies
5   A LEGO Brickumentary
6   The Assassin
7   The Hunting Ground
8   Two Days, One Night
9   Cartel Land
10   Listen to Me Marlon

I may get grief for having Star Wars at number 1, but I mostly put it there since it is the only movie in this list that I will still be talking about 10 years from now.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2016, 06:37:40 PM »
Letterboxd just sent me a 'my year in review' email.
258 films watched, 446 hours of film watched.
Most watched director: Martin Scorsese (no surprise)
Most watched actor: Bess Flowers? Did NOT see that coming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bess_Flowers
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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 09:20:00 PM »
Letterboxd just sent me a 'my year in review' email.
258 films watched, 446 hours of film watched.
Most watched director: Martin Scorsese (no surprise)
Most watched actor: Bess Flowers? Did NOT see that coming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bess_Flowers

I also got this email, but it's not really reliable since I only logged movies I saw in theaters for most of the year (I started logging everything I watched toward the end of the year).  This year I'm logging every movie I watch for the first time, ignoring any re-watches, so the data will be more useful to me when I get my recap next year.

As it stands, my most watched actor of 2015 is Domhnall Gleeson, which is no surprise since he was in everything in 2015.  Most watched director is Robert Zemeckis, because I saw the Back to the Future marathon in theaters and I also saw The Walk.  94 films logged, 179 hours.


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Re: Your Favorite Movies of 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2016, 09:32:07 PM »
Letterboxd just sent me a 'my year in review' email.
258 films watched, 446 hours of film watched.
Most watched director: Martin Scorsese (no surprise)
Most watched actor: Bess Flowers? Did NOT see that coming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bess_Flowers

I also got this email, but it's not really reliable since I only logged movies I saw in theaters for most of the year (I started logging everything I watched toward the end of the year).  This year I'm logging every movie I watch for the first time, ignoring any re-watches, so the data will be more useful to me when I get my recap next year.

As it stands, my most watched actor of 2015 is Domhnall Gleeson, which is no surprise since he was in everything in 2015.  Most watched director is Robert Zemeckis, because I saw the Back to the Future marathon in theaters and I also saw The Walk.  94 films logged, 179 hours.

The easy solution, if you want it, is to log everything, so that you get accurate stats/records, and start a list which is only your first time watches.
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