My Top Films Of 2015


This year, I started a little movie challenge. I decided to watch 500 movies in 500 days and blog about my cinematic journey.


This challenge (if you can really call it that, privilege might be more accurate), has meant that I have watched some truly remarkable films. Films that I would never have watched if it hadn’t been for my trusty film list.


As 2015 draws to a close, I am tempted to write a list of my favourite movies so far. However, I have decided to save that list for my half way point (which should come in early January 2016.)


So, in this post, I am going to rank the top twenty films I have seen that were released this year.


Top 20 Movies Of 2015


Here's the list again in a non-slide show format :)

  1. Inside Out 
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. It Follows 
  4. Crimson Peak 
  5. Cartel Land 
  6. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
  7. Song Of The Sea
  8. Still Alice 
  9. 45 Years 
  10. Birdman
  11. Trainwreck 
  12. Amy 
  13. Mad Max: Fury Road 
  14. Selma 
  15. Steve Jobs
  16. The Falling 
  17. The Martian
  18. Ex Machina
  19. Slow West
  20. Suffragette 

What do you think of this list? Do you agree? Disagree? Do let me know - you can leave me a comment in the section below.


I am aware that there are a few gaping holes here… Carol for one, Bridge Of Spies for another and many more. I aim to watch these films very soon and, who knows, this list might well change!


2015 has been a great year for movies. However, having had a quick look at the film release schedule, it looks like 2016 is going to be a brilliant year as well! 

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Sonia (Wednesday, 30 December 2015 15:51)

    I haven't seen all of them but I agree on most. Unfortunately I didn't like Crimson Peak as much as I wanted to. It was visually stunning but over all quite disappointing. Ex Machina is also on the same level. I had high expectations but I was disappointed.

  • #2

    Jane (Wednesday, 30 December 2015 17:03)

    Thanks Sonia! I found some aspects of Ex Machina troublingly exploitative too - I know that was kind of the point but it still jarred with me. I wonder what our list for 2016 will look like?!