Film Junk’s Best and Worst Movies of 2015


To cap off our 2015 year end coverage, here is the full breakdown of our individual top 10 lists along with a few other related lists as well. These include a top 10 list from The Gasman along with his choices for best TV shows of the year. Overall, the general consensus seems to be that 2015 was a much stronger year than 2014. That being said, there were no less than three movies that made all of our lists… can you guess which ones? As always, further discussion about our choices can be found on Episode #547 of the Film Junk Podcast. What are your top 10 movies of 2015?

Jay’s Top 10 Movies of 2015


1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Creed
3. Hard to Be a God
4. Tangerine
5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
6. The Revenant
7. Slow West
8. Steve Jobs
9. It Follows
10. Taxi

Honourable Mentions: The Martian, The Clouds of Sils Maria, Ex Machina, The Gift, Anomalisa, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Sicario, Straight Outta Compton

Jay’s Top 5 Documentaries of 2015


1. Cobain: Montage of Heck
2. The Visit
3. Breaking a Monster
4. Western
5. The Nightmare

Frank’s Top 10 Movies of 2015


1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Steve Jobs
3. Sicario
4. The Revenant
5. Creed
6. Tangerine
7. The Hateful Eight
8. Anomalisa
9. Mistress America
10. Chappie

Frank’s Bottom 5 Movies of 2015


1. Hot Pursuit
2. The Gamechangers
3. Concussion
4. Wild Horses
5. Pixels

Greg’s Top 10 Movies of 2015


1. The Revenant
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Creed
4. Sicario
5. Spotlight
6. The Martian
7. Trumbo
8. Straight Outta Compton
9. Bridge of Spies
10. Love and Mercy

Honourable Mentions: Room, The Hateful Eight, Everest, Joy, The Big Short

Greg’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2015


1. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
2. The Americans
3. Fargo
4. Fortitude
5. Mr. Robot
6. Marvel’s Daredevil
7. Game of Thrones
8. Deutschland 83
9. The Good Wife
10. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Honourable Mentions: Veep, Making a Murderer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, River, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Sean’s Top 10 Movies of 2015


1. The Revenant
2. Sicario
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Creed
5. Brooklyn
6. Steve Jobs
7. Anomalisa
8. Inside Out
9. Spotlight
10. Straight Outta Compton

Honourable Mentions: Phoenix, The End of the Tour, It Follows, Tangerine, Everest, Bone Tomahawk, Slow West, Buzzard

Sean’s Top 5 Documentaries of 2015


1. Amy
2. Cobain: Montage of Heck
3. Cartel Land
4. The Nightmare
5. The Look of Silence

Sean’s Bottom 5 Movies of 2015


1. Fantastic Four
2. The Ridiculous 6
3. Fifty Shades of Grey
4. Area 51
5. Burying the Ex

  • Best :
    1. Mad Max – Fury Road
    2. Creed
    3. Goodnight Mommy
    4. Sicario
    5. Slow West
    6. Mistress America
    7. Steve Jobs
    8. Brooklyn
    9. The Man from U.N.C.L.E
    10. Ex-Machina

    Worst :
    1. Get Hard
    2. Survivor
    3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    4. Pay the Ghost
    5. Ted 2

  • devolutionary

    For those interested, here’s the 2nd Annual Junkies List (& winners):

  • Samb

    1) Duke of Burgundy
    2) Mad Max
    3) Ex Machina
    4) Creed
    5) Spotlight
    6) About Elly
    7) ’71
    8) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    9) Buzzard
    10) Sicario

    I don’t really have a worst list, but While We’re Young, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Creep, and Welcome To Me were all disappointments to some extent.

  • Sam

    Haven’t actually sat down and strongly considered my Top 10, but forcing myself to do it now, these would roughly be mine:

    1. Sicario (didn’t give it a second watch like Frank)
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road
    3. Creed
    4. Ex Machina
    5. Anomalisa
    6. Tangerine
    7. Spotlight
    8. 45 Years
    9. Steve Jobs
    10. The Revenant

    Still need to see Mommy, Duke of Burgundy, Victoria, Hard to Be a God, The Forbidden Room, etc…

    Honorable Mentions: Carol, Mistress America, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars, The Gift, Slow West, Phoenix, and It Follows.

  • Wintle

    Man, I need to catch up. I hardly saw anything this year.

    From what I did catch, the only two films that I felt were exceptional were Mad Max: Fury Road and Man from U.N.C.L.E. There were a few other above average films, but nothing worth putting on a year end list. Creed was my choice for worst, though it did end up reaching that level of awful where I had to stick with it to see just how bad it could possibly get. It did not disappoint.

  • B.J.

    Jay: ” ..A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.”
    Frank: ~foaming at the fucking mouth~

  • Jameson

    1) The Revenant
    2) Mad Max: Fury Road
    3) Goodnight Mommy
    4) Inside Out
    5) The Tribe
    6) The Duke of Burgundy
    7) It Follows
    8) Ex Machina
    9) Sicario
    10) Creed

    Honorable Mentions: Steve Jobs, Slow West, Bone Tomahawk, Star Wars

  • DrewNugent

    Man… Just looking at Gregs lists makes me miss his Film Junk presence so much :/

  • ReelJunkie

    I have a top 7:

    1. Mad Max: Fury Road
    2. Star Wars: Force Awakens
    3. Spotlight
    4. Sicario
    5. Creed
    6. Beasts of No Nation
    7. Tangerine

    Still need to watch The Revenant, Anomalisa, Room, Mistress America.

  • Reginald Gangstapants

    No kidding! It was a tresat to have that good ol’ Gasman chuckle for the Star Wars ep, tho.

  • Reginald Gangstapants

    …and by tresat, I do mean treat.

  • pAUL bLART

    Jay got dat killer top 10

  • My top 10:

    1. Mad Max Fury Road
    2. Sicario
    3. Creed
    4. Spring
    5. It Follows
    6. Slow West
    7. Clouds of Sils Maria
    8. Tangerine
    9. Mommy
    10. Star Wars The Force Awakens

    Honorable mentions to M:I 5, Spectre, Magic Mike XXL, and Bridge of Spies