The Best Films of 2015 Shortlistby threehoursnolan | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 28 Jul 2017 | Public
Work in progress. Narrowing down the best films of 2015 into a top 10. In alphabetical order.
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1. 45 Years (2015)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Votes: 27,836 | Gross: $4.25M
3. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $0.29M
6. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy
A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.
Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $0.05M
7. Cosmos (2015)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A young man, hoping to write a novel, visits a French guest-house with a friend, he but finds himself distracted by a strange mystery and the stranger inhabitants of the home.
Votes: 1,374 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Crimson Peak (2015)
R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Votes: 118,962 | Gross: $31.06M
9. Dheepan (2015)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Votes: 12,264 | Gross: $0.25M
10. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 17,266 | Gross: $1.33M
11. Evolution (2015)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?
12. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 432,188 | Gross: $54.12M
14. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography
A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
Votes: 1,746 | Gross: $0.14M
15. Inside Out (I) (2015)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Votes: 533,395 | Gross: $356.46M
17. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 181,531 | Gross: $8.70M
19. Mustang (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Votes: 30,777 | Gross: $0.85M
20. The Pearl Button (2015)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.
21. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 617,980 | Gross: $183.64M
22. Sicario (2015)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Votes: 327,302 | Gross: $46.89M