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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2015 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2015 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow (2015) 10  AnimationComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

  2. EXCELLENT
  3. Movie DetailsEx Machina (2015) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A young programmer is selected to help evaluate a female A.I. dubbed Ava. Thrilling, smart.
  4. Movie DetailsGirl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2015) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    In Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a lonesome vampire stalks residents at night. Charming as hell.
  5. Movie DetailsInside Out (2015) 9  AnimationComedyFantasy
    A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
  6. Movie DetailsIt Follows (2015) 9  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A terrifying supernatural entity starts following a young woman after a sexual encounter. Gripping, ingenious.
  7. Movie DetailsMad Max: Fury Road (2015) 9  Sci-Fi
    The fourth and best chapter. Charlize Theron rebels against tyranny in post-apocalyptic Australia. Car chase!
  8. Movie DetailsMartian, The (2015) 9  Sci-Fi
    Astronaut Matt Damon, accidentally abandoned on Mars, has just one month of supplies. Compelling realism.
  9. Movie DetailsMe and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) 9  AnimationComedy
    A Pittsburgh high-schooler is deeply changed after befriending a classmate with cancer. Witty and heartbreaking.
  10. Movie DetailsPredestination (2015) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Paradoxical head-trip. A temporal agent pursues an elusive terrorist through time, tries to prevent disasters.
  11. Movie DetailsRevenant, The (2015) 9  
    The resilience of Leonardo DiCaprio, 1820s frontiersman on a fur trading expedition. Epic survival tale.
  12. Movie DetailsSelma (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.
  13. Movie DetailsSpotlight (2015) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
  14. Movie DetailsSteve Jobs (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Explores Jobs's ruthless drive to revolutionize computing. Behind the scenes of three iconic product launches.

  15. VERY GOOD
  16. Movie DetailsBig Short, The (2015) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Breaks the fourth wall to reenact the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s.
  17. Movie DetailsBrooklyn (2015) 8  
    An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, but ends up having to choose between countries/lives.
  18. Movie DetailsChristmas, Again (2015) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Life of a dejected Christmas-tree salesman. Small observations about human behavior, the importance of timing.
  19. Movie DetailsCODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Exposes the lack of women and minorities in tech. Explores reasons why and possible solutions.
  20. Movie DetailsDope (2015) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    In a tough L.A. neighborhood, an overachieving teen's life changes following an underground party. Charming.
  21. Movie DetailsExperimenter (2015) 8  Documentary/True
    True story of social psychologist Stanley Milgram's experiments on human obedience, by using electric shock.
  22. Movie DetailsGrand Night In: The Story of Aardman, A (2015) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    History of Aardman Animations, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio behind Morph, Wallace & Gromit.
  23. Movie DetailsKung Fury (2015) 8  AnimationComedyFantasySci-Fi
    In 1985, a Miami cop goes back in time to kill Hitler. Over-the-top crowdfunded action-comedy.
  24. Movie DetailsMistress America (2015) 8  Comedy
    A college freshman in New York meets her spirited stepsister-to-be. Greta Gerwig is brilliant, charming.
  25. Movie DetailsPeople, Places, Things (2015) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Graphic novelist Jemaine Clement, now single-parenting twin girls, can't get let go of his ex.
  26. Movie DetailsPigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A (2015) 8  Comedy
    Series of absurdist episodes, many involving a pair of hapless novelty salesman. Completes Swedish trilogy.
  27. Movie DetailsReality (2015) 8  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/Rare
    Surreal, compelling nonsense from absurdist Dupieux, who has taken a page from Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
  28. Movie DetailsSicario (2015) 8  
    Idealistic FBI agent Emily Blunt is enlisted to aid in the escalating inter-American drug trade.
  29. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    Abrams redeems the franchise as much as could be expected. WTF, giant Lincoln Memorial Gollum.
  30. Movie DetailsTangerine (2015) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A transgender prostitute tears through L.A. on Christmas Eve seeking her unfaithful pimp. Raunchy, empathetic.
  31. Movie DetailsTangerines (2015) 8  Documentary/True
    An Estonian tangerine farmer refuses to leave during the bloody Abkhaz-Georgian conflict. Powerful humanity.

  32. GOOD
  33. Movie DetailsAdvantageous (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Dystopian future where a middle-aged woman undergoes a drastic biomedical procedure to support her daughter.
  34. Movie DetailsChappie (2015) 7  Sci-Fi
    Both brazenly ridiculous and ingenious. Die Antwoord teaches a conscious AI how to do crimes.
  35. Movie DetailsI Cannot Go on as I Am (2015) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Silent musical by Edgardo Flores. A woman loses her job and lover. Meaning in stillness.
  36. Movie DetailsJurassic World (2015) 7  Sci-Fi
    An enjoyably self-conscious, formulaic blockbuster of dinosaur de-extinctions. Part four! Bryce Dallas Howard is fun.
  37. Movie DetailsSoaked in Bleach (2015) 7  ConspiracyMusical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Compelling docudrama about the last days of Kurt Cobain. Re-open the death investigation, Seattle PD.
  38. Movie DetailsSon of the Congo (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    Basketball star Serge Ibaka returns to the Congo with the hope of uplifting communities. Heartwarming.
  39. Movie DetailsTime Lapse (2015) 7  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A mysterious device takes pictures 24 hours into the future. Engaging time-machine premise, passable acting.
  40. Movie DetailsTomorrowland (2015) 7  Sci-Fi
    I can't resist the retro-futurism of 1960s World's Fairs. Magical adventure into an alternate dimension.
  41. Movie DetailsTurbo Kid (2015) 7  ComedySci-Fi
    Good-natured 1980s nostalgia. A post-apocalyptic wasteland with bicycles. Fun homage. Laurence Leboeuf is a delight.
  42. Movie DetailsUncanny (2015) 7  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A groundbreaking A.I. exhibits emergent behavior. Quite similar to 'Ex Machina' but actually predates it.
  43. Movie DetailsWho Took Johnny (2015) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examination into the famous 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch. Case appears essentially solved.
  44. Movie DetailsZ for Zachariah (2015) 7  Sci-Fi
    A radioactive global catastrophe. Three survivors? Mesmerizing first half. Weak love triangle. Clever water wheel.

  45. FAIR
  46. Movie DetailsEmbers (2015) 6  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Survivors of a global neurological epidemic, unable to make memories, live entirely in the present.
  47. Movie DetailsExtraordinary Tales (2015) 6  AnimationHorrorObscure/Rare
    Animated anthology of five stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe. Disjointedly connected via Death character.
  48. Movie DetailsHot Girls Wanted (2015) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Superficial documentary of lost and confused young women being exploited in the amateur porn industry.
  49. Movie DetailsParallels (2015) 6  Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths. Interesting concept, but mediocre execution.
  50. Movie DetailsSelf/less (2015) 6  Sci-Fi
    Explores the premise of transplanting minds into new bodies. Turns into a conventional action movie.
  51. Movie DetailsThese Final Hours (2015) 6  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Just hours before a global extinction event, most people go crazy. One man finds redemption.
  52. Movie DetailsTrainwreck (2015) 6  
    Commitment-phobic career woman Amy Schumer grows up. An irreverent and candid comedy about relationships.
  53. Movie DetailsVANish (2015) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A drug lord's daughter is taken hostage by amateurs. Entertaining mayhem ensues inside their van.

  54. ADEQUATE
  55. Movie DetailsHome (2015) 5  AnimationComedyFantasySci-Fi
    Adorable cuttlefish-like aliens attack Earth, then learn to love Rihanna's music. I guess? Zany, underdeveloped.
  56. Movie DetailsHunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The (2015) 5  ConspiracySci-Fi
    The downhill slide concludes. Was almost wishing Katniss would shoot every character with an arrow.
  57. Movie DetailsLast Survivors, The (2015) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    A teen girl tries to evade masked marauders in drought-stricken, post-apocalyptic Oregon. High body count.
  58. Movie DetailsMan with the Iron Fists 2, The (2015) 5  Obscure/Rare
    RZA, the kung-fu blacksmith, arrives unceremoniously in an oppressed silver-mining village in feudal China. Fight!
  59. Movie DetailsOne and Two (2015) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Siblings with teleportation powers live with their abusive father on an isolated Mennonite-like farmstead. WTF.
  60. Movie DetailsReconstruction of William Zero, The (2015) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    A geneticist with amnesia awakes under the care of his identical twin. Clever, but clumsy.


  61. Statistical ratings distribution of these 55 films (3.4% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 55 films: 7.4.

    10:1.8%

    9:21.8%

    8:29.1%

    7:21.8%

    6:14.5%

    5:10.9%

    CRAP:0%



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