Top 10s of 2015

2015 was an interesting year for cinema–who knew Mad Max: Fury Road would be that awesome?

This past year’s films smashed records at the box office thanks to standout films such as: Furious 7, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Despite the influx of capital produced this year, when accessing each of the films that came out in 2015, one can note that the films and performances were middling in comparison to the years in the past…remember the films of 2013?

Don’t get me wrong, 2015 had many great films. I can just recall better years.

Of the films that did stick with me, I decided to rank my top films, performances and ensembles of 2015.

Top 10 Films

  1. The Hateful Eight
  2. Straight Outta Compton
  3. Creed
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  6. Steve Jobs
  7. Sicario
  8. Spotlight
  9. Jurassic World
  10. The Big Short

Honorable Mentions: Cinderella, Inside Out, The Revenant, Room, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Martian

Top 10 Performances

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio-The Revenant
  2. Jacob Tremblay-Room
  3. Michael Fassbender-Steve Jobs
  4. Benecio Del Toro-Sicario
  5. Jennifer Jason Leigh- The Hateful Eight
  6. Eddie Redmayne- The Danish Girl
  7. Mark Ruffalo-Spotlight
  8. Brie Larson-Room
  9. Michael B. Jordan-Creed
  10. Jessica Chastain-Crimson Peak

Honorable Mentions (Alphabetical order): Oshea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2), Rooney Mara (Carol),  Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Top Ensemble Cast

  1. Spotlight
  2. The Hateful Eight
  3. The Big Short
  4. Straight Outta Compton
  5. Steve Jobs
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