Dec 232015
 

45 Years Still

This was a year of so many wonderfully inclusive, sweet, exciting, different, heartbreaking and magical films. And if you were to think for a second that statement is an exaggeration – I believe that the top six films on this list are better than any film I saw last year. It was the year of smart, fun, thoughtful and strong women as protagonists in films. It could always be better, there’s always room for improvement, but I hope that the films on this list in some way represent the amazing women in film this year and my feelings regarding that.

The lack of descriptions for each film is intentional. I want to invite conversations with this list. ASK me about any of the choices, talk to me, tell me what you thought. They are exact in rank, but when all is said and done, they were all-inclusive and exciting in some way, and I learnt some thing from each and every one. These are the movies that made my year:

The rest of the best – Honourable mentions to Honourable movies:
Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, Blackhat, Brooklyn, Crimson Peak, Inside Out, The Intern, Last Cab to Darwin, Nasty Baby, The Night Before, Spy, Tale of Tales, Unexpected, Victoria, Welcome to Me, Wild.

The Top 25:

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25. Heaven Knows What

 

LOST
24. Lost River

 

JOY

23. Joy

 

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22. Carol

 

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21. Inherent Vice

 
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20. Tales

 

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19. Tangerine

 
BEYOND THE LIGHTS - 2014 FILM STILL - Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker - Photo Credit: Suzanne Tenner  Copyright © 2013 Blackbird Productions, LLC

18. Beyond The Lights

 

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17. By The Sea

 

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16. Infinitely Polar Bear

 
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15. The Lobster

 

Chap
14. Chappie

 

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13. Ricki And The Flash

 

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12. Wild Tales

 

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11. The Dressmaker

 

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10. Phoenix

 

HOMESMAN
9. The Homesman

 

SICARIO
8. Sicario

 

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7. 99 Homes

 

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6. Holding The Man

 

TAXI
5. Taxi

 

MAD MAX
4. Mad Max Fury Road

 

The trilogy of love:

 

SELMA

3. Selma

The fight for love.

 

MAGIC

2. Magic Mike XXL

The Meaning of love. (What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more.)

 

45 YEARS

1. 45 Years

The Destruction of love. The movie that broke me.

 
That trilogy of love should be compulsory viewing for every human existence. All three films dissected love and inclusiveness and they defined for me what I want to think or feel when I see a film.

Now, pretty please. Tell me of all the films that made your year.

By Chris Elena

  One Response to “My Favourite Films of 2015 [Chris]”

  1. I liked Inherent Vice a lot, and loved Wild Tales. There are many films on your list I want to see.

    My favourite film I saw this year was probably A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

    Oh and I really enjoyed the new Star Wars film.

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