Favorite Films of 2015

Phoenix

The following are my favorite films of 2015 (ranked), followed by some honorable mentions (listed alphabetically).

  1. Phoenix (dir. Christian Petzold)
  2. Victoria (dir. Sebastian Schipper)
  3. Inside Out (dirs. Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen)
  4. Anomalisa (dirs. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson)
  5. Spotlight (dir. Tom McCarthy)
  6. Creed (dir. Ryan Coogler)
  7. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (dir. Marielle Heller)
  8. Room (dir. Lenny Abrahamson)
  9. The Look of Silence (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)
  10. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller)
  11. The Hateful Eight (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
  12. Magic Mike XXL (dir. Gregory Jacobs)
  13. Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
  14. The Big Short (dir. Adam McKay)
  15. Experimenter (dir. Michael Almereyda) / The Stanford Prison Experiment (dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez)
  16. Brooklyn (dir. John Crowley)
  17. Carol (dir. Todd Haynes)
  18. Bridge of Spies (dir. Steven Spielberg)
  19. The Martian (dir. Ridley Scott)
  20. What We Do in the Shadows (dirs. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement)

Honorable Mentions

  • Ant-Man (dir. Peyton Reed)
  • Crimson Peak (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (dir. Christopher McQuarrie)
  • Spy (dir. Paul Feig)
  • Tangerine (dir. Sean S. Baker)
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