Top 10 Films of 2015


2015 was a great year for films. We had lots of great blockbusters as well as memorable indie films. Here’s our choice of top 10 movies from the ingeniously captivating indie It Follows to the recent mega-blockbuster Star Wars.


  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller): This action-packed film was somewhat unexpected but, thanks to an incredible direction and what are probably the most thrilling car chase scene in cinematic history, was an inevitable success both commercially and artistically.


  1. It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell): It Follows presents the anxieties of casual sexual encounters and its repercussions married to one of our deepest fears – to be chased by an inescapable, inhuman “It”.


  1. Inside Out (dirs. Ronaldo Del Carman, Pete Docter): Starring emotions with personalities, Pixar delivers yet again a delightfully novel film captivates the hearts and minds of both young and old.


  1. Spotlight (dir. Tom McCarthy): Smart and honest, this film elegantly depicts the garish details of a riveting true story without giving lionizing its protagonists.


  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (dir. J. J. Abrams): Star Wars is a cultural (and commercial) giant, fuelled by state-of-the-art special effects and cross-generational nostalgia. J. J. Abrams did millions of fans right with this film and adeptly sets up the pieces for this much-anticipated space saga.


  1. Carol (dir. Todd Haynes): One of the most elegantly-shot and romantic films of the year, Carol is expected to garner more critical acclaim come the awards season.


  1. The Martian (dir. Ridley Scott): Surprisingly funny and thoroughly exciting, this film faithfully adapts its best-selling literary source and gives Matt Damon an excellent stage to display his acting chops and unique brand of charisma.


  1. Room (dir. Lenny Abrahamson): Room is another great film about surviving captivity (and similarly adapted from a novel). This time, though, it features a young mother and son and the film’s antagonist is much more human.


  1. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (dir. Christopher McQuarrie). With excellent story and direction, Rogue Nation continues the resurgence of the Mission: Impossible franchise and proves that Tom Cruise remains Hollywood’s best action star.


  1. 45 Years (dir. Andrew Haigh): Strangely beautiful, 45 Years tells the story of a couple after the husband finds that the body of his ex-girlfriend from 50 years ago has been found – perfectly preserved.


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