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Another year comes to a close, and once again it’s time for my top 10 favorite movies of the year, this year 2015. I love my top 10 list, so I’m going to get right into this, but first of all, we need some preliminaries. Some ground rules here between us. First of all, I have not seen every movie that has come out in 2015. I know this. This happens every year. Every year there are movies I just don’t see. It’s okay. The world has kept spinning every year I’ve done this, which is about half a decade. It will continue to spin this next year because of it. I also know and accept that I have seen every movie I am going to see in 2015, so there is very little reason to postpone this video any longer. Every year there is that one movie that gets a limited release in December, and then gets a wider release in January, and I don’t get to see it until January after I do my top 10 favorite movies of that year.
Here’s a list of my most favorite movies this year
This year it’s The Revenant. I don’t know if The Revenant would make my top 10 list. I haven’t seen it. I’m not psychic but, so happens I won’t see it until January. Sorry about that. I really want to see The Revenant, but of the movies I have seen this year, these are my 10 favs. Remember this is my very subjective top 10 list. These are not reviews of the movies. In fact, the movies on this list, they might not have the best acting. They might not have the most solid script. They might not have the best cinematography. They don’t need it in order to be my favorites. This is my list. This is what touched me in here. This is what hit me where I live. For those of you who are here to have fun with the top 10 list, let’s talk about my top 10 favorite movies of 2015.
Starting off this list is Bridge of Spies.
I ultimately rolled a 3-sided dice for number 10. I do that every year. These movies could all be number 10, but in this one, I’m doing Bridge of Spies. Bridge of Spies was just an intriguing movie. I love the Cold War era. I love the conflict. I love the strife. I love how no shots were fired. It was just all espionage and information. Steven Spielberg showed us he’s still got it. He can direct tension. He can make us root for a normal guy who shouldn’t be in that situation, who was the perfect guy to negotiate that situation.
Coming up next, Ex Machina.
This is one of those movies like I said in my review, the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. This was an intriguing movie. Ultimately, 3 characters in the entire movie. The performances in this movie alone blew my mind. Oscar Isaac in this movie, I was like, “I will probably like you in everything. Holy shit, you’re in a Star Wars movie!” You thought he was great in Star Wars? Different kind of great in Ex Machina, but still great. It’s a movie about humanity, telling it with artificial intelligence. It reminded me of my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone ever. I’ll tell you here. I didn’t tell you in my review. I didn’t want to spoil it, but it’s The Howling Man. Once I made that connection, it was almost doomed to be on my top 10 list just like one of my favourite (the original) Suicide Squad movie: One of the movies I love most.
next was the surprise of the summer for me, Straight Outta Compton.
This movie was an interesting biopic. Not going to lie, the neighborhood I grew up in, they were the ones stomping on the NWA CDs. It was really fascinating for me to see a fictionalized version of what happened from the other side of the fence. I enjoyed it. I was intrigued. I was hooked. I loved the music. I’m not going to lie to you. I bought the NWA CD. It’s in my car right now. I listen to it quite often.
Next one on our list, James Bond got a facelift for a new generation.
Kingsman: The Secret Service. This was the most fun I’ve had in a spy movie that knew it was a ridiculous spy movie. A movie very rarely knows exactly what it is. This movie knew it was James Bond for a new generation. It had cool gadgets. It had kickassery. It has a ridiculous bad guy who ate McDonald’s. The church shootout scene alone in Kingsman probably gave it a place in my top 10 list. The last shot in this movie is admittedly a bit awkward, but who cares? The rest of the movie is so kickass.
you won’t know what it is. The original came out in the 70s.
It captured everyone’s heart. Now a new chapter comes out in 2015 uses most of the notes from the original, if not making it a complete retelling of the original, but we all love it anyway. That’s right. It’s Creed. Creed was an extension of the Rocky universe done in the perfect way. It had kickass fights. It had great characters. It integrated Sylvester Stallone perfectly with the story and got one of the best performances out of him we’ve seen in a long time. In terms of the Rocky universe, this is right up there with the original Rocky itself.
next on the list Quentin Tarantino’s, The Hateful Eight.
Like Ex Machina, after I saw the movie, I was like, “The more I think about this, the more I just love the shit out of it.” It’s almost a cheat when Tarantino comes out with a new movie. I’m like, “It’s probably going to be on my list.” The guy just captivates us with dialogue. In this case, he has given us a mystery. A mystery that is probably better the second time you watch it. I haven’t seen it a second time yet, but I really want to. I will say The Hateful Eight gave me the most unique cinematic experience of 2015. In that, it’s really hard to place it somewhere on this list. To say it’s better because of this or not as good as the other movies because of that. I wish more movies gave you the experience that The Hateful Eight gave me, but I’m glad they don’t because that makes The Hateful Eight a little more special. Pretty solid batting average for Tarantino at this point.
Now, this movie is a movie I guess some people thought I hated, Mad Max: Fury Road.
I’m not even lying to you guys. I met a fan at PAX, and he was like, “I got a bone to pick with you, man. How come you didn’t like Mad Max: Fury Road?” I was like, “What?” Yeah, it’s really weird. I guess when I said I’d buy Mad Max: Fury Road on Blu-Ray it meant, “Hey, I only buy shitty movies.” No, not the case. I buy movies that are pretty fucking cool. Mad Max: Fury Road is one of those movies. Mad Max: Fury Road was exciting. It was fun. The movie doesn’t stop. It is a kickass, cool ass movie that showed us that practical effects, hey guess what, it makes a movie better. Again, apparently most movies on this list, the more I watched it, the more I was like, “Oh yeah, it’s great. It’s great! It’s better.” Another fun movie that knows it’s a fun kickass movie. You can’t ask for more than that.
number 3 was the best Pixar movie I have seen in years, that’s Inside Out.
For me, Inside Out was just pure genius. Someone was like, “It’s just a movie explaining puberty.” I was like, “Yeah! You’re telling me how cool the movie is because that’s a genius concept.” It has heart. It has the feels. It has a great premise, a unique premise. I laughed, I cried, I saw the movie again. I laughed more. I cried more.
Number 2. Like usual, number 2 and number 1, I almost had to flip a coin to see what went where because I love both for very different reasons.
Coming in at number 2 that’s The Martian.
Unlike most movies I watch, I actually read the book before I saw the movie because it just sounded like a genius concept. I read the book, and it was a great book, and then I saw the movie, and it was a great movie based on a great book that I read. This is an updated version of the man versus nature tale. It was funny. It was intense. Again, it was heartfelt. It is a guy alone on Mars who is doomed to die, but he has to science the shit out of that situation to live. A worthy fight for life if ever there was one.
Number 1. That’s right. Don’t blink, and always believe me when I say, “I am a fan of movies first, and I critique movies second.” Like I said, “Subjective list.”
I am a fan. Star Wars: The Force Awakens because no movie in 2015 gave me as much fun with the buildup of a movie, and has given me this much fun after the release of a movie.
My friends and I, we talk Star Wars. We watch Star Wars. I’ve seen this movie a few times. I like it more every time I watch it. I feel like, most anybody will enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s all a matter of how much they let themselves. This movie did exactly what I wanted it to do. It gave Star Wars CPR for me. If you love the prequels fantastic, but for me the saga just needed something, and this was the something. If for nothing else, it is the bridge. I feel like people who love the prequels can love this movie. People who love the original trilogy can love this movie. We could all play Star Wars together. Certainly awoke the Star Wars fan in me. That feeling in m just embodies why I love movies. That’s why it’s got to be my number 1 movie of 2015.
That’s my list! Did you enjoy it?
Those are my top 10 favorite movies of 2015. Like I said, I know I haven’t seen them all, but those are the ones I love.
Those are the ones that touched me. Those are the ones that made me go, “Yeah, movies.” Another year down, another fun year on YouTube. What is your top 10 list? What are your top 10 favorite movies of 2015? Whatever they are, comment below. Let me know. Do you agree with my list? Great! Let me know. Do you not agree with my list? Great! Let me know. It’s cool if you disagree, but if you’re going to be a douche about it, please go fuck yourself. You can disagree without being a douche. I’m just saying, we all want to have fun here, so don’t be a cock. However, I hope you had a great year of movies in 2015. I do want to hear what your list is. As always, if you like what you’ve seen here, and you want to see more. Click right here to see more.