The Top 10 Movies of 2015

This year, there was a seemingly endless supply of entertainment options that you could watch around the clock on screens big and small, where each week saw the release of new and interesting comedies, dramas, documentaries, Oscar and/or Razzie bait, and the sheer volume of product threatened to completely overtake our lives if we bothered to watch it all.  But, enough about Netflix...

BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!

No, I'm here to talk about this year's movies, and what a year it was.  By my count, I saw 154 new movies - most in the theater, many On Demand.  This past week was a madcap dash to the finish line, trying to fit in all the late Christmas Day releases (Joy, The Hateful Eight, Daddy's Home), as well as some of the critically acclaimed films I hadn't seen yet (Danny Collins, The Look of Silence).  I wasn't able to see the new Point Break in time, but something tells me my Top 10 list will be just fine without it.

It wasn't easy picking only 10, but then again, it never is.  I could have easily made a Top 15 or 20, but that's a chicken shit way to go, and I'm no chicken shit.  So, let's quit the chit chat (anybody see that new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer?), and get to it.

First, a round of applause for these Honorable Mentions that lurk just outside the Top 10 and could have cracked the list in any other year:

  • Steve Jobs
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • The Big Short
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Ex Machina
  • Room

And now, here they are - my Top 10 Movies of 2015, in descending order:

Agree?  Disagree?  What made your list?  Weigh in below!  And, check back soon because I'll be posting about this year's worst movies, the most overrated/disappointing ones, and the movies you probably haven't seen but should.

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