The Movies of 2015 (U.S. Releases)

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Top Ten List 

  1. World of Tomorrow Dir. Don Hertzfeldt. With Julia Pott, Winona Mae 10
  2. Carol Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson 10
  3. Mistress America Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Heather Linda, Matthew Shear 10
  4. Phoenix Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf 9
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne 9
  6. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Dir. Roy Andersson. With Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom 9
  7. Ex Machina Dir. Alex Garland. With Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander 9
  8. Girlhood Dir. Celine Sciamma. With Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré 9
  9. Spotlight Dir. Tom McCarthy. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian D’Arcy James 9
  10. Magic Mike XXL Dir. Gregory Jacobs. With Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Andie Macdowell 

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All Reviews (Alphabetical Order)

45 Years Dir. Andrew Haigh. With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay 7
‘71
Dir. Yann Demange. With Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sam Reid, Sean Harris 6

About Elly Dir. Asghar Farhadi. With Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Peyman Moaadi 9
Aloft
Dir. Claudia Llosa. With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell 4
Amy
Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about Amy Winehouse 8
Anomalisa Dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson. With David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan 6
Ant-Man 
Dir. Peyton Reed. With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña 7
Arabian Nights: Volume One, The Restless One Dir. Miguel Gomes. With Carolotto Cota, Adriano Luz, Rogerio Samora 6
The Assassin Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien. With Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Sheu Fang-Yi, Zhou Yun 7
Avengers: Age of Ultron 
Dir. Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson 7

Beasts of No Nation Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga. With Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, David Dontoh 4
The Big Short Dir. Adam McKay. With Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt 5

Blackhat
Dir. Michael Mann. With Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom, Viola Davis 3
Bone Tomahawk Dir. S. Craig Zahler. With Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson 8

Bridge of Spies
 
Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Jesse Plemons 8
Brooklyn Dir. John Crawley. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent 8

Carol Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson 10
Chappie
Dir. Neill Blomkamp. With Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver 3
Chi-raq Dir. Spike Lee. With Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson 7
Cinderella
Dir. Kenneth Branagh. With Lily Collins, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter 4
Clouds of Sils Maria
Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz 6
Creed Dir. Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad 8

Crimson Peak Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. With Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Humnam 7

The Danish Girl Dir. Tom Hooper. With Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts 4 
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
 
Dir. Marielle Heller. With Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni 8
The Duke of Burgundy 
Dir. Patrick Strickland. With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna, Fatma Mohammed 9

Eden Dir. Mia Hansen-Love. With Felix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Hugo Conzelman, Roman Kolinka 4
The End of the Tour
Dir. James Ponsoldt. With Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Joan Cusack, Becky Ann Warren 6
Entourage Dir. Doug Ellin. With Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven 1
Ex Machina Dir. Alex Garland. With Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander 9

Fantastic Four Dir. Josh Trank. With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell 2
Far from the Madding Crowd Dir. Thomas Vinterberg. With Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen 5
Fifty Shades of Grey Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson. With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle 7
The Forbidden Room Dir. Guy Maddin. With Udo Kier, Mathieu Amalric, Geraldine Chaplin, Caroline Dhavernas 8

Girlhood Dir. Celine Sciamma. With Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré 9
The Good Dinosaur Dir. Peter Sohn. With Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Sam Elliott 6
Grandma Dir. Paul Weitz. With Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott 6

The Hateful Eight Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins 5
Hot Girls Wanted Dir. Ronna Gradus, Jill Bauer. Documentary about amateur pornographers. 1

I’ll See You in My Dreams Dir. Brett Haley. With Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Rhea Perlman, Sam Elliott 8
Inside Out
Dir. Pete Docter. With Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Kaitlyn Dias 8
Irrational Man Dir. Woody Allen. With Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley 4
It Follows Dir. David Robert Mitchell. With Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary 5

Jauja Dir. Lissandro Alonso. With Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman, Vii Bjork Malling Agger, Ghita Norby 5 
Joy
 
Dir. David O. Russell. With Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Bradley Cooper 7
Junun Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. Documentary about Jonny Greenwood’s album recording in India 6
Jupiter Ascending
Dir. Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. With Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne 3
Jurassic World 
Dir. Colin Trevorrow. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan 4

Kingsman: The Secret Service Dir. Matthew Vaughn. With Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine 4
Krampus Dir. Michael Dougherty. With Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman 4

Kumiko the Treasure Hunter Dir. David Zellner. With Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard 8

The Last Five Years Dir. Richard LaGravenese. With Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan 4
Love & Mercy Dir. Bill Pohland. With Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti 7

Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne 9
Magic Mike XXL Dir. Gregory Jacobs. With Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Andie Macdowell 9
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Dir. Guy Ritchie. With Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki 7
Maps to the Stars Dir. David Cronenberg. With Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams 6
The Martian
Dir. Ridley Scott. With Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels 6
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. With Thomas Mann, R.J. Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman 3
The Mend Dir. John Magary. With Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner 7

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. With Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin 8
Mistress America Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Heather Linda, Matthew Shear 10
Mommy
Dir. Xavier Dolan. With Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement 6
Mustang Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüyen. With Günes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu 7

Paddington Dir. Paul King. With Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman 8
Pan
Dir. Joe Wright. With Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Headlund, Rooney Mara 3
The Peanuts Movie Dir. Steve Martino. With Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, Mariel Sheets, Alexander Garfin 6
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Dir. Roy Andersson. With Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom 9
Pitch Perfect 2
Dir. Elizabeth Banks. With Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow 3
Phoenix Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf 9

Queen of Earth Dir. Alex Ross Perry. With Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit 7

The Revenant Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter 5
Ricki and the Flash
Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Audra MacDonald 6
Room Dir. Lenny Abrahamson. With Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy 7

Saint Laurent Dir. Bertrand Bonello. With Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Louis Garrel, Lea Seydoux 5 
Sicario
Dir. Denis Villeneuve. With Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber 7
Shaun the Sheep Movie Dir. Mark Burton, Richard Starzak 8
Son of Saul Dir. Laszlo Nemes. With Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont 7
Spectre Dir. Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes
4

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Dir. Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell. With Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas 6
Spotlight Dir. Tom McCarthy. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian D’Arcy James 9
Spy Dir. Paul Feig. With Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law 8
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Dir. J.J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford 8
Steve Jobs Dir. Danny Boyle. With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels 7

Tangerine Dir. Sean Baker. With Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, James Ransome 6
Timbuktu Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako. With Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed 9
Tomorrowland Dir. Brad Bird. With Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie 7
Trainwreck 
Dir. Judd Apatow. With Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Lebron James, John Cena 6

The Walk Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale 5
The Wedding Ringer Dir. Jeremy Garelick. With Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco 1
What We Do in the Shadows Dir. Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi. With Jonathan Brugh, Stuart Rutherford, Cori Gonzalez 8
When Marnie Was There Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. With Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima 7
While We’re Young Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried 8
The Wolfpack Dir. Crystal Moselle. Documentary about the reclusive Angulo Brothers 4
World of Tomorrow Dir. Don Hertzfeldt. With Julia Pott, Winona Mae 10