My Top 100 First Time Viewings in 2015by sol- | created - 22 Feb 2015 | updated - 27 Dec 2015 | Public
Of the 250+ films that I have seen for the first time in 2015 (so far) these are the ones that I liked the most.
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1. Secret Honor (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
4. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
Votes: 19,352 | Gross: $7.29M
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 534,659 | Gross: $42.34M
6. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 440,238 | Gross: $118.50M
7. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Votes: 436,464 | Gross: $25.44M
9. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 304,858 | Gross: $83.82M
10. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 63,443 | Gross: $0.70M
12. Combat Shock (1984)
R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.
13. 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: 339,154 | Gross: $46.89M
14. Omar (2013)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.
Votes: 12,355 | Gross: $0.36M
16. A Gunfight (1971)
GP | 89 min | Romance, Western
Two aging gunfighters in need of money come to an agreement to organize an actual showdown between them and sell tickets for it. The townsfolk is more than interested to see the "show".
17. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Votes: 12,780 | Gross: $11.75M
18. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 394,963 | Gross: $107.10M
19. On Golden Pond (1981)
PG | 109 min | Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Votes: 25,879 | Gross: $119.29M
20. Old Enough (1984)
PG | 92 min | Drama
Twelve-year-old, well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite pastimes, like make-up, shop-lifting, ... See full summary »
21. Wild (I) (2014)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
Votes: 112,613 | Gross: $37.88M
22. Choose Me (1984)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Several lost-soul night-owls, including a nightclub owner, a talkback radio relationships counseller, and an itinerant stranger have encounters that expose their contradictions and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $2.49M
23. Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Votes: 40,002 | Gross: $13.36M
24. Mikey and Nicky (1976)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
25. Slacker (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.
Votes: 18,465 | Gross: $1.23M
26. Grace Quigley (1984)
PG | 87 min | Comedy
Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »
28. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.
29. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 56,029 | Gross: $8.95M
30. Enter the Void (2009)
Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Votes: 63,527 | Gross: $0.34M
34. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 79,642 | Gross: $14.48M
36. The Woman in the Window (1944)
Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.
37. This Is the End (2013)
R | 107 min | Comedy
6 Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.
Votes: 366,899 | Gross: $101.47M
38. Le Grand Amour (1969)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
After fifteen years of average married life and stifling in-laws, a businessman undergoes a midlife crisis and pursues his attractive young secretary.
39. The Suitor (1962)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult since he still lives at and studies in his parent's house. His parent's would rather... See full summary »
40. Fright Night (1985)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Votes: 55,436 | Gross: $24.92M
41. Snowpiercer (2013)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.
Votes: 251,756 | Gross: $4.56M
42. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Votes: 231,571 | Gross: $0.07M
45. Breakfast of Champions (1999)
R | 110 min | Comedy
A portrait of a fictional town in the midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealership owner that's on the brink ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,393 | Gross: $0.18M
47. Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Jerry Ryan is wandering aimlessly around New York, having given up his law career in Nebraska when his wife asked for a divorce. He meets up with Gittel Mosca, an impoverished dancer from ... See full summary »
48. Barcelona (1994)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,340 | Gross: $7.27M
49. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance