Top 25 of 2015


2015 was one hell of a year: So many good movies, so many good life moves, over 52000 words written, 53 twitter followers (@OutToTheMovies), and 3 legitimate comments!  I’ve loved getting to write all my billions of movie related thoughts that flow through me day to day.  To those of you who have read the blog, whether it be one post or almost all of them, I greatly thank you.  I’m an amateur lover of the movies, and I know my typos are ample, but when I post half of my articles while at work, there’s usually not time to edit.

This next year should be interesting.  Deadpool was funny, Eddie the Eagle was surprising, and The Witch was FRICKING INCREDIBLE!  I can’t wait to see what’s in store, but for now, let’s start with those movies I missed this year that I regret being unable to see in time:

The “Sorry I didn’t see you list” is:

  • Breathe
  • Freeheld
  • Futuro Beach
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Hard to be a God
  • I Smile Back
  • James White
  • Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
  • Labyrinth of Lies
  • Meadowland
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Mustang
  • Slow West
  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me
  • Spring
  • Tangerines
  • The Tribe
  • Victoria
  • Wild Tales

I just didn’t watch The Hateful Eight

Following the Top 25, I’ll have some stats on my nominations as well:

And my Top 25 of 2015 are….

  1. Queen of Earth

  1. Spy

  1. The End of the Tour

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  1. Tom at the Farm

  1. Sleeping with Other People

  1. Bridge of Spies

  1. Tangerine

  1. Straight Outta Compton

  1. The Diary of a Teenage Girl

  1. Beasts of No Nation

  1. Love & Mercy

  1. Creed

  1. Brooklyn

  1. Inside Out

  1. Far from the Madding Crowd

  1. Clouds of Sils Maria

  1. Son of Saul

  1. Phoenix

  1. Sicario

  1. Steve Jobs

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road

  1. 45 Years

  1. Spotlight

  1. Carol

Nomination tally:


Carol (Won 4)



Mad Max Fury Road (Won 6)



Diary of a Teenage Girl (Won 3), Sicario, Spotlight (Won 2)



Ex Machina, Inside Out (Won 2), The Martian (Won 1), Steve Jobs (Won 1)



I’ll See You In My Dreams, 45 Years, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Won 1)



Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Creed (Won 1), Grandma, It Follows, Love & Mercy, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, Phoenix, Spy (Won 1), Tangerine (Won 1), Trainwreck



The Revenant, Sleeping with Other People, Son of Saul (Won 1)



The Assassin, Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Clouds of Sils Maria (Won 1), Dope, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Last Five Years, MacBeth, Map to the Stars, Mr Holmes, Queen of Earth, Room, Straight Outta Compton, What We Do in the Shadows, Youth
Top 25 with no Nominations: Tom at the Farm, The End of the Tour

Outside Top 25 with most nominations: The Martian, Ex Machina

Repeats from last year:

  • Michael Keaton won Best Actor in Comedy last year for Birdman.  Best Supp Actor Drama for Spotlight this year.
  • #23 last year went to Jesse Eisenberg’s The Double.  This year’s #23 is The End of the Tour
  • Adam Stockhausen won last year for The Grand Budapest Hotel.  He’s nominated again for Bridge of Spies
  • Jacqueline Durran followed up a nomination for Mr Turner with one for MacBeth.



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