2015: My year of living cinematically

by MizAnthrope | created - 02 Jan 2015 | updated - 19 Mar 2016 | Public

This is what I've watched during the year of 2015

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1. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,696 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Babylon (2014)

95 min | Drama

A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.

Stars: Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Bertie Carvel, Cavan Clerkin

Votes: 1,993

3. Divergent (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

48 Metascore

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

Votes: 405,637 | Gross: $150.95M

4. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,318 | Gross: $2.49M

5. The Smashing Machine (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, Dawn Staples, Bas Rutten

Votes: 1,619

6. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt

Votes: 83,328 | Gross: $1.88M

7. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,683

8. One Romantic Night (1930)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

A scheming mother wishes to make a succesful match between her daughter and a prince, yet another man, a commoner, may stand in the way.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque, Conrad Nagel, Marie Dressler

Votes: 361

9. 12 Monkeys (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.

Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 36,909

10. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 38,716 | Gross: $29.13M

11. The Damned (1947)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Oslo, April 19th 1945, as the Third Reich is living its last days, a group of Nazis and sympathizers (a Wehrmacht general; an SS commander and his "assistant"; an Italian industrialist and ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Henri Vidal, Florence Marly, Fosco Giachetti

Votes: 570

12. The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors.

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 2,269

13. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 58,023

14. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 127,534 | Gross: $34.02M

15. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary

The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 1,069

16. Blue Ruin (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack

Votes: 60,558 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Innocence (II) (2004)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery

78 Metascore

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 5,385

18. Le récit du colonel (1907)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short

Legendary French director Louis Feuillade does what he does best in THE COLONEL'S ACCOUNT. What begins as the simple telling of a story erupts into chaos as the tale becomes reality. One ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Alice Tissot, Maurice Vinot, Renée Carl

Votes: 139

19. Une dame vraiment bien (1908)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy

A beautiful young woman walking home from visiting the shops. Causes more than enough problems for every man she passes, who stop to admire her beauty.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Louis Feuillade | Star: Renée Carl

Votes: 218

20. Spring (1909)

Not Rated | 2 min | Fantasy, Short

Nymphs and cupids dance in celebration of the arrival of Spring.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Henri Duval, Christiane Mandelys, Maurice Vinot

Votes: 115

21. La fée des grèves (1909)

7 min | Short, Fantasy

A prince captures a sea fairy. He falls in love with her and wants to marry her. The fairy wants to return to the sea. The prince allows her to return and then decides to follow her. They live happily ever after.

Director: Louis Feuillade

Votes: 116

22. La Possession de l'enfant (1909)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short

In the lobby of a court house, we see a family leaving the court room right after the judge has awarded custody of the child to the father. The mother is heartbroken and begs for the child,... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Renée Carl, Christiane Mandelys, Maurice Vinot

Votes: 106

23. La tare (1911)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short

THE DEFECT is considerably longer than Feuillade's shorter works and significantly shorter that his better-known achievements, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. The director's efforts at ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Jean Aymé, Renée Carl, Henri Collen, Max Dhartigny

Votes: 86

24. Heliogabalus, Tyrant of Rome (1911)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Drama

The dissolute Emperor Heliogabalus dresses as a woman, and looses lions among his guests.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Jean Aymé, Louise Lagrange, Luitz-Morat, Léonce Perret

Votes: 224

25. Le trust, ou les batailles de l'argent (1911)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Short

A young inventor is kidnapped to force him to tell the secret of his invention, but he foils his captors thanks to a pen with invisible ink.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Renée Carl, René Navarre, Paul Manson, Jean Devalde

Votes: 91

26. Le coeur et l'argent (1912)

18 min | Drama, Short

The innkeeper's daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man. Raymond, the young woman's fiancé, is devastated. After a few ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis Feuillade, Léonce Perret | Stars: Suzanne Grandais, Renée Carl, Raymond Lyon, Paul Manson

Votes: 119

27. La hantise (1912)

23 min | Short

A wife obsesses over the fact that a fortune teller revealed husband's voyage to America is doomed, he is booked to sail on the Titanic.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Renée Carl, René Navarre, Miss Édith, Henri Jullien

Votes: 78

28. Tragic Error (1913)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

An aristocrat is taken murderous jealousy after seeing his young wife by chance in a movie with another man.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Suzanne Grandais, Ernest Bourbon, Paul Manson

Votes: 109

29. Tiny Tim and the Adventures of His Elephant (1913)

9 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Bout de Zan is a very precocious young man! When the circus comes to town, he does what any kid might do in this situation--he steals the circus' elephant!!! Later, he sits on the curb with... See full summary »

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Poyen, Jeanne Saint-Bonnet, Renée Carl, Juliette Malherbe

Votes: 136

31. The Mysterious Lady (1928)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance

An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Albert Pollet

Votes: 1,118 | Gross: $0.54M

32. The Omega Man (1971)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 27,111 | Gross: $8.72M

33. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man, while being romantically pursued by a cab driver.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 4,138

34. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 7,254 | Gross: $0.25M

35. Days of Being Wild (1990)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

96 Metascore

A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau

Votes: 16,123 | Gross: $0.14M

36. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A handsome prince rides a flying horse to faraway lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess.

Directors: Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch

Votes: 4,865

37. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 155,472 | Gross: $60.13M

38. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 329,979 | Gross: $18.34M

39. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,412

40. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 24,767

41. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Votes: 5,136 | Gross: $4.36M

42. Sons of Liberty (2015– )

TV-14 | 270 min | Drama, History

The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

Stars: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Henry Thomas

Votes: 3,661

43. Les Biches (1968)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacqueline Sassard, Stéphane Audran, Nane Germon

Votes: 2,820

44. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 34,511 | Gross: $0.20M

45. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama

A sophisticated and self-assured woman from Paris joins a middle-class rural estate as a maid and causes quite a stir among the variously uptight, perverse and violent inhabitants.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret, Michel Piccoli, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 7,597 | Gross: $0.02M

46. Bad Words (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Rohan Chand

Votes: 44,570 | Gross: $7.76M