Film Junk Poll: What is the Best Movie of 2015 So Far?


June is almost over and the first half of 2015 is now behind us, which can only mean one thing… it’s time to talk about the best movies from the first half of 2015! Although it is sometimes difficult to find any worthwhile films at this point in the year, I think there are some pretty clear standouts this time around. Obviously a handful of these have received only a limited release thus far, but there are quite a few others that were accessible to all. Either way, whether you’re looking at the big summer blockbusters or the smaller genre films and indie releases there are some pretty solid flicks to choose from. So what is the best movie of 2015 so far? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

What is the Best Movie of 2015 So Far? free polls

  • pcch7

    Is there even a doubt about it?

  • Lori Cerny

    I’m crossing my fingers that MMFR gets nominated in more than one category for an Academy Award.

  • Justin H

    wouldn’t think so, but you never know

  • Kasper

    Avengers: Age of Ultron has three votes so far. I guess Dax voted from three different devices.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Like most people, I tend to gauge the intelligence of others by how closely their opinions match mine. Dax is a frickin’ genius! :)

  • pcch7

    Charlize Theron should be a fucking lock but I’d honestly be slightly surprised if she’s even nominated. Theron, best director, best picture, editing and possibly best score. That “Let Them Up” track alone deserves a nomination. Personally I’d consider the cars to be characters so best “costume design” as well for me but that’s not gonna fly with the academy. Still, that’s 5 categories

  • Essie

    Mommy is the best film listed here and it isn’t even slightly close. Corn Island is probably my favorite thing this year, but it might be a 2014 release.

  • Punkin’ Head

    Can’t wait for the hour long argument as to what constitutes “best”

  • Anthony

    Wasn’t Selma technically a 2014 film?

  • Sean

    Yeah, I forgot it came out in limited release on Dec. 25th. Oops.

  • B.J.

    Prepare for the WRATH OF FRANK!!

  • B.J.

    How are marketing-dictated, vapid cash-graps like “Furious 7″, “Age of Ultron”, “Kingsman” or “Jurassic World” even on this list?!????
    See any list from the 70s and start * S * W * E * A * T * I * N * G *~~~~~~~

  • Sam Ungerson

    People obviously think Mad Max and Avengers are pretty good. I guess I don’t understand what the 70s remark means…

  • Captain Morgan

    77 people voted for Avengers Age of Ultron as the BEST movie of the year? Are you kidding? Jesus Christ.

  • B.J.

    The remark was referring to the difference between a time where studios made very risky movies for adults and a time where super-safe,generic kids-movies are the majority

  • Tracy Youngblood

    You’re obvious a little confused by what this poll is measuring… Yes, Avengers was a good movie to many people. However, no other movie will be able to compete with the hacker robo-votes that Mad Max will get.

  • Tracy Youngblood

    Seriously? You’re comparing the movies from the first half of 2015 to a whole decade of movies?

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    There’s also the simple statistic that more people have seen Avengers and Jurassic World than any other movie on the list. Maybe 4 or 5 movies on this list would be contenders for me since I haven’t even seen most of them.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    One could argue that the advent of the blockbuster in the 1970’s (Spielberg/Lucas) are largely responsible for the summer popcorn movies we have now.

  • pcch7

    It’s coming

  • B.J.

    yes, unfortunately that is true.
    in 1975 “Jaws” did particular damage to more complex or auteur-driven-movies.
    in 1977 “Star Wars” pretty much doomed the medium to cater to primarily under 14-yr olds from then on

  • B.J.

    I said “any list”, meaning any year of that decade (but mostly until `77). A lot of movies from that time still make waves and still are highly influential and talked-about. This doesn´t happen with 90s or `00s-films and it will certainly not happen with today´s hyper-generic PR-products.

  • Craig

    With UK release dates sometimes being different, more so with VOD films I voted for Spring although it could be a 2014.

  • Captain Morgan

    It’s measuring what people thought was the best movie of the year of 2015 so far. And apparently a lot of people think that’s Avengers 2. And you’re right, I am confused – as to how people can think this. Horses for courses I guess.

  • 9No

    I personally loved Spring and I’m a sci-fi/timetravel fan so Predestination and Ex Machina were also up there, but gotta go with Spring here. Honorable mention would be Mad Max.. :)

    Still haven’t seen movies like Inside Out, Dope, Mommy, Love & Mercy, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Slow West..

  • B MP Rooney

    Cool list whether or not the results are obvious. Good way to catch up with the Film Junk crew. Can’t find a solid copy of White God floating around just yet. ’71 is up next. Kumiko was pretty boring. I will not visit Maggie. I could not get passed the bar scene in Predestination. So it will be tough to finish… Just gunna be a great podcast this week. Lovin’ it.

  • I wish there was a way to answer polls like this with your ‘best’ movie pick but also check off all the movies in the list you’ve actually seen. Then, from all that data, there could be calculations showing which one was really the best in relation to how many people had seen it to how many people voted for it.

    Mad Max would probably still win this particular poll, but the method could come in handy when ‘best of genre’ polls pop up, etc…