It is that time of year when everyone gives a top (insert number here) list of whatever, so who am I to buck tradition?! No-one that’s who! So here is my top five movies of 2015 in reverse order.
Gothic Period Romance with a twist of Horror? Yes please! I guess I am one of the few people that thought that way since Crimson Peak bombed in the theaters, but I like what I like, and Crimson Peak was a lot of fun provided you knew what you were getting in too. If you thought you were going to see a thrilling horror flick, I could see being disappointed. If you haven’t seen it, you should give it a try.
Inside Out proved that Pixar still has a little something left in the tank. Pixar seems to get rich making us all cry, but Inside Out reminded us that a little sadness is important. This was a wonderful movie, and it will easily sweep all the top Animated Film honors this award season.
Every time we have to save Matt Damon from something it makes great cinema. He should just be in peril 24/7. This was also the film that showed that Ridley Scott still knows how to make movies that people want to watch, and reminded film makers everywhere that one man we know in danger is much more gripping than ten’s of thousands that we don’t.
This may surprise a few of you that this came in at #2 and not #1, but that is only because #1 was so blindsidingly good. Star Wars: The Force Awakens lets geeks everywhere be unashamed to love Star Wars again and judging by all the box office records they are not alone. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is my third favorite Star Wars film and that is high praise.
Oh man this movie! When I heard they were making a new Mad Max, I could not have cared any less, but then there was this perfect trailer. That got me interested and then everything they showed of Fury Road after only made it look better. There was no way it was going to live up to all the hype it was building. It turns out people weren’t hyped enough! With the positive buzz that Mad Max: Fury Road is still getting it may when some awards that are usually saved for boring addiction dramas. One more thing, it something I thought was impossible: it was progressive without being preachy. No smug here!
I kind of surprised myself by not having a comic book movie on this list this year, but with like eight million coming out next year that will probably change for 2016. What did your list look like? Let me know!