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At the end of this year – 2016 – I will be adding to my Top Albums compilation post with a Top Movies compilation post, complete with a post full of details, images and just the top movies I watched. My goal is to review movies throughout the year, like I do albums. Then at the end, post the Top Movies in a dedicated blog post. Thanks to Kapgar for the nudge.

For this particular post, I decided to backtrack a bit and take you back to 2015 for the movies I actually watched/viewed. And since my mind needs a reminder of the movies I did watch this year, I used this site to scan through what movies came out and which ones I recognized by name. So this list might not be as comprehensive as I would like it to be. It’s my first time doing a post like this, so cut me some slack here, won’t you?

Movies I Watched

These include those I saw in the theater and the ones I saw on DVD or digital download, but not including the best of, which are listed separately below.

  • Mistress America
  • Insurgent
  • The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  • Tomorrowland
  • Hot Pursuit
  • Aloha
  • San Andreas
  • Ted 2
  • Terminator: Genisys
  • Pixels
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Fantastic Four
  • Keith Richards: Under The Influence

Best of 2015

These were the movies that I really liked watching. Ones that I made it a point to see multiple times in both the theater and on video.

  1. Trainwreck
  2. – I laughed my ass off at Amy Schumer and the rest of the cast that made this a fun watch.

  3. Minions
  4. – BEEEE-DO… BEEEE-DO… BEEEE-DO. Nothing more left to say here. Oh, mass Minions were non-stop funny.

  5. Spy!
  6. – Melissa McCarthy proves her comedic chops in this star-studded laugh-fest.

  7. Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
  8. – Touching and brilliant. Saw this one on the last night of Sundance last year. It won the top prize the next day. I want to see this again.

  9. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  10. – Another Sundance viewing that was super loud, but well worth it.

  11. Jurassic World
  12. – Dinosaurs gone loose on an island of tourists. Plus, Jimmy Fallon cameo was very cool.

  13. Inside Out
  14. – Pixel creates something unique and awesome, with heart and thought and mind. Literally.

  15. Straight Outta Compton
  16. – The story of N.W.A. by its members, but with different actors. A very powerful story that’s told with a hard edge. No other way to explain the history of this legendary rap and hip-hop group.

  17. The Martian
  18. – I got about half way through reading the book and couldn’t wait to see the movie. The best Matt Damon retrieval story yet [sorry Saving Private Ryan and Interstellar]. If you like anything technical and sci-fi, this is a must watch film.

  19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  20. – Not a single fault with this movie, in the eyes of this Star Wars fan. I’m sure I could be really nickpicky, but I won’t be. I’ve seen it twice so far and want to see it more times in the theaters. Glad this Force was Woken up, thank to J.J. Abrams.

Movies I Want To See

These are the list of movies I want to still watch, but never did during their release in 2015. I am surprised that this list is one shorter than the movies I watched list. That’s a good thing for this distracted man.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Road Hard
  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Love & Mercy
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Ant-Man
  • Paper Towns
  • Grandma
  • Steve Jobs
  • Room
  • Atari: Game Over
  • Suffragette
  • Brooklyn
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Spectre
  • Trumbo
  • Carol
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Creed
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Sisters