Best Films of 2015

I collected 20 “Best Films of 2015” lists from the Internet and combined them into one meta-list. Here are the results – all the movies on at least two of the original source lists. I have also provided the director’s last name and the country where the film originated.  If I have seen the film, I’ve added my personal rating on a 1-10 scale.

On 17 Lists
Carol (Haynes, US)

15 Lists
Inside Out (Docter & Del Carmen, US) (6/10)

13
Spotlight
(McCarthy, US) (9/10)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, US) (7/10)

12
Tangerine
(Baker, US) (9/10)

11
Son of Saul
(Nemes, Hungary) (9/10)

9
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
(Heller, US)
Timbuktu (Sissako, Mauritania/France)

8
Brooklyn (Crowley, UK) (9/10)
The Big Short (McKay, US) (9/10)
45 Years (Haigh, UK) (9/10)
Anomalisa (Johnson & Kaufman, US) (10/10)

7
Room
(Abrahamson, US) (9/10)
Creed (Coogler, US)
Ex Machina (Garland, US)
The Assassin (Hou, Taiwan)
The Look of Silence (Oppenheimer, Denmark)

6
Amy
(Kapadia, UK) (8/10)
Sicario
(Villeneuve, US)
Phoenix (Petzold, Germany)
The Martian (Scott, US)
Bridge of Spies (Spielberg, US) (8/10)
Clouds of Sils Maria
(Assayas, France)

5
Taxi
(Panahi, Iran)
It Follows (Mitchell, US) (8/10)
Mustang (Ergüven, Turkey) (9/10)
Arabian Nights (Gomes, Portugal)
Hard to Be a God (German, Russia)

4
Chi-Raq (Lee, US)
Seymour: An Introduction (Hawke, US)
The End of the Tour (Ponsoldt, US)
The Tribe (Slaboshpitsky, Ukraine)
Mistress America (Baumbach, US)
In Jackson Heights (Wiseman, US)
White God
(Mundruczó, Hungary)

3
Spy
(Feig, US)
Results (Bujalski, US)
Jauja (Alonso, Argentina)
Steve Jobs (Boyle, US)
Heart of a Dog (Anderson, US) (9/10)
Experimenter (Almereyda, US)
The Wolfpack (Moselle, US)
Beasts of No Nation (Fukunaga, US)
Girlhood (Sciamma, France)
Horse Money (Costa, Portugal)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Burton & Starzak, UK)
The Forbidden Room (Maddin & Johnson, Canada)
GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Elkabetz & Elkabetz, Israel)

2
The Revenant
(Iñárritu, US) (7/10)
Li’l Quinquin (Dumont, France)
Blackhat (Mann, US)
Magic Mike XXL (Jacobs, US)
The Kindergarten Teacher (Lapid, Israel)
Joy (Russell, US)
Straight Outta Compton (Gray, US)
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Nelson, US)
71 (Demange, US)
Love & Mercy (Pohlad, US)
Meru (Chin & Vasarhelyi, India/US)
99 Homes (Bahrani, US)
Welcome to Me (Piven, US)
Office (Hong, South Korea)
James White (Mond, US)
The Fool (Durak) (Bykov, Russia)
Cemetery of Splendour (Weerasethakul, Thailand)
The Duke of Burgundy (Strickland, UK/Hungary)
Heaven Knows What (Safdie & Safdie, US)
Listen To Me Marlon (Riley, US)