2015 Top Ten List

  • Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)
  • Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
  • Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
  • The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin)
  • Carol (Todd Haynes)
  • The Witch: A New-England Folktale (Robert Eggers)
  • Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson)
  • The Martian (Ridley Scott)
  • London Road (Rufus Norris)
  • Additional 2015 Films By Rating

  • Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky)
  • The Gift (Joel Edgerton)
  • A Monster With a Thousand Heads (Rodrigo Plá)
  • The Overnight (Patrick Brice)
  • Our Loved Ones (Anne Émond)
  • Evolution (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
  • Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler)
  • Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)
  • The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Inside Out (Pete Docter)
  • James White (Josh Mond)
  • Rams (Grímur Hákonarson)
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
  • 45 Years (Andrew Haigh)
  • Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
  • The Wave (Roar Uthaug)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg)
  • Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson)
  • Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie)
  • Remember (Atom Egoyan)
  • Dope (Rick Famuyiwa)
  • The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Microbe and Gasoline (Michel Gondry)
  • Miss Sharon Jones! (Barbara Kopple)
  • Yakuza Apocalypse (Takashi Miike)
  • The Birth of Saké (Erik Shirai)
  • 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (Marc Silver)
  • Spotlight (Tom McCarthy)
  • De Palma (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow)
  • Thithi (Raam Reddy)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams)
  • Jafar Panahi's Taxi (Jafar Panahi)
  • Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgen)
  • My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
  • Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle)
  • Tangerine (Sean Baker)
  • In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman)
  • Suite Armoricaine (Pascale Breton)
  • Son of Saul (László Nemes)
  • Invention (Mark Lewis)
  • Creed (Ryan Coogler)
  • Amy (Asif Kapadia)
  • The Nightmare (Rodney Ascher)
  • The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé)
  • Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)
  • Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood)
  • The Revenant (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
  • Blood of My Blood (Marco Bellocchio)
  • Grandma (Paul Weitz)
  • Our Little Sister (Kore-eda Hirokazu)
  • Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda)
  • Zurich (Sacha Polak)
  • The Walk (Robert Zemeckis)
  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Douglas Tirola)
  • Irrational Man (Woody Allen)
  • Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • Where to Invade Next. (Michael Moore)
  • The Daughter (Simon Stone)
  • Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier)
  • Sisters (Jason Moore)
  • Finders Keepers (Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel)
  • Krisha (Trey Edward Shults)
  • Advantageous (Jennifer Phang)
  • Mistress America (Noah Baumbach)
  • Joy (David O. Russell)
  • Office (Johnnie To)
  • The D Train (Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel)
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (Tim Skousen & Jeremy Coon)
  • In Transit (Albert Maysles & Lynn True & David Usui & Nelson Walker & Ben Wu)
  • Furious Seven (James Wan)
  • Black Mass (Scott Cooper)
  • Cartel Land (Matthew Heineman)
  • Cop Car (Jon Watts)
  • King Jack (Felix Thompson)
  • A War (Tobias Lindholm)
  • One Floor Below (Radu Muntean)
  • Neither Heaven nor Earth (Clément Cogitore)
  • Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante)
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones)
  • Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
  • Neon Bull (Gabriel Mascaro)
  • Call Me Lucky (Bobcat Goldthwait)
  • Summertime (Catherine Corsini)
  • Ma (Celia Rowlson-Hall)
  • The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
  • A Perfect Day (Fernando León de Aranoa)
  • The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
  • Partisan (Ariel Kleiman)
  • Being Charlie (Rob Reiner)
  • Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
  • Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley)
  • Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro)
  • Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray)
  • Man Up (Ben Palmer)
  • Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux)
  • Slow West (John Maclean)
  • Viva (Paddy Breathnach)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume Three, The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes)
  • The Little Prince (Mark Osborne)
  • The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert)
  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao)
  • Les cowboys (Thomas Bidegain)
  • Tumbledown (Sean Mewshaw)
  • Trap (Brillante Ma Mendoza)
  • My King (Maïwenn)
  • Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
  • Brooklyn (John Crowley)
  • The Summer of Sangaile (Alanté Kavaïté)
  • The Big Short (Adam McKay)
  • 3 Generations (Gaby Dellal)
  • The Missing Girl (A.D. Calvo)
  • Dheepan (Jacques Audiard)
  • The End of the Tour (James Ponsoldt)
  • Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone)
  • Accidental Love (Stephen Greene)
  • Emelie (Michael Thelin)
  • Afternoon (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  • Our Brand Is Crisis (David Gordon Green)
  • Ricki and The Flash (Jonathan Demme)
  • Ted 2 (Seth MacFarlane)
  • Macbeth (Justin Kurzel)
  • Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle)
  • Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg)
  • The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari)
  • L'atessa (Piero Messina)
  • Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhang-ke)
  • The Russian Woodpecker (Chad Gracia)
  • The Ardennes (Robin Pront)
  • Maggie's Plan (Rebecca Miller)
  • Chronic (Michel Franco)
  • The Program (Stephen Frears)
  • Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman)
  • Forsaken (Jon Cassar)
  • The Hunting Ground (Kirby Dick)
  • Danny Collins (Dan Fogelman)
  • Trainwreck (Judd Apatow)
  • Live From New York! (Bao Nguyen)
  • Love (Gaspar Noé)
  • Echoes of War (Kane Senes)
  • Lazer Team (Matt Hullum)
  • Stinking Heaven (Nathan Silver)
  • Into the Forest (Patricia Rozema)
  • Suffragette (Sarah Gavron)
  • Terminator Genisys (Alan Taylor)
  • Z for Zachariah (Craig Zobel)
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness (Natalie Portman)
  • In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)
  • Bleak Street (Arturo Ripstein)
  • People Places Things (Jim Strouse)
  • Victor Frankenstein (Paul McGuigan)
  • Chi-Raq (Spike Lee)
  • Marguerite & Julien (Valérie Donzelli)
  • The Master (Xu Haofeng)
  • Sunset Song (Terence Davies)
  • Amnesia (Barbet Schroeder)
  • The 33 (Patricia Riggen)
  • Sweet Bean (Naomi Kawase)
  • Intruders (Adam Schindler)
  • Results (Andrew Bujalski)
  • A Walk in the Woods (Ken Kwapis)
  • Hardcore Henry (Ilya Naishuller)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume Two, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes)
  • Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)
  • The Gunman (Pierre Morel)
  • Unexpected (Kris Swanberg)
  • The Ones Below (David Farr)
  • The Idol (Hany Abu-Assad)
  • The Lost Arcade (Kurt Vincent)
  • Snowtime! (Jean-François Pouliot)
  • Concussion (Peter Landesman)
  • Standing Tall (Emmanuelle Bercot)
  • Dirty Weekend (Neil LaBute)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (Francis Lawrence)
  • From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas)
  • Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen)
  • Strangerland (Kim Farrant)
  • The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan)
  • A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)
  • Don't Blink: Robert Frank (Laura Israel)
  • Nasty Baby (Sebastián Silva)
  • Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)
  • The Sea of Trees (Gus Van Sant)
  • Rabin: The Last Day (Amos Gitai)
  • Don Verdean (Jared Hess)
  • Blackhat (Michael Mann)
  • He Named Me Malala (Davis Guggenheim)
  • Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
  • Arabian Nights: Volume One, The Restless One (Miguel Gomes)
  • I Saw the Light (Marc Abraham)
  • Anesthesia (Tim Blake Nelson)
  • Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry)
  • In Stereo (Mel Rodriguez III)
  • Broken Horses (Vidhu Vinod Chopra)
  • Cosmos (Andrzej Zulawski)
  • Journey to the Shore (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  • Regression (Alejandro Amenábar)
  • The Academy of Muses (José Luis Guerin)
  • Home Sweet Hell (Anthony Burns)
  • 11 Minutes (Jerzy Skolimowski)