Top 2015 Films: My Choices

The Year of 2015 in Films:

I went to the movies 167 times. That is more than last years trips to the cinema. I spent 1,902 dollars and 67 cents on movie tickets. I spent 983 dollars and 42 cents on Blu-ray's and DVDS this year. I am a movie nerd.

First things first, I vote on movies that can be seen by the public. I don't vote on films that only a hand full of people can see because of screener's. True film choices are made if the public can see the movie. If a movie is made in 2014 but does not get a wide release until 2015 then that film will be voted for in 2015 because it will be seen by the masses and therefore are eligible.

This year was really not that hard for A Bucket of Corn to choose their top 10 films of the year. There was some wonderful Oscar worthy spectacular films to grace the cinema, but there were those few movies that never get the credit they deserve. That never get the push they deserve because they don't have high budgets or famous people, or the push of Hollywood or the glitz and glamour of the red carpet type persona.

When I go into a movie, I don't go into the movie expecting it to be an Oscar worthy picture. I go into it to be entertained, to be struck with something thought-provoking or sometimes just a feature for senseless eye candy.

All movies don't have to be put out by Hollywood or the elite makers of cinema, for movies are movies.

My list consist of movies with high-class of the screen, starring some bigwigs. There is some lower class Cinema starring some bigwigs that never got the push, and there are those that nobody's ever heard of.

To be a true movie reviewer you have to adventure outside of just Hollywood cinema or the big budget set up, for there are countless movies that never make it to the big screen, that never get the Hollywood push. There are films that come direct to video. There are films that go through the indie theater market. There are films showcased publicly that fight and struggle to be seen. There are foreign films.

So without further a-do, my top ten film list that I feel created something new and fresh and entertaining.

My List goes as Follows:

My Personal 10 Favorite Films of 2015

My Personal 10 Film Choices for The Oscars

My Personal 20 Honorable Mentions

My 10 Best Documentaries:

My Personal Choice of Best TV Series of 2015

Top 5 Animated Feature Films

Top 10 Actor Performances

Top 10 Actress Performances

Top 5 Directors of 2015


Best Blu-ray Special Edition Releases

Top 5 Special Effects Films

Top 5 Best Plots 

Best Foreign Film

Best Makeup

Top 5 Horror Films

Top 5 Guilty Pleasures

My Most Anticipated films of 2016

And without further ado, let's begin:


Top 10 Oscar Worthy Films: Number in Order after Pictures:

10. The Big Short
9. The Danish Girl
8. Spotlight
7. Steve Jobs
6.  Room
5. The Martian
4. The Hateful Eight
3. Carol
2. Mad Max Fury Road
1. The Revenant

My Personal Top 10 Favorite Films: Number in Order after Pictures:

10. Child 44
9. Dope
8. Ex Machina
7. Monkey Kingdom
6. The Danish Girl
5. It Follows
4. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
3. The Gift
2. Straight Outta Compton
1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated: Number in Order after Pictures:

5. Shaun the Sheep
4.  When Marnie Was There
3. The Peanuts Movie
2. Inside Out
1. Anomalisa

Top 10 Documentary’s: Number in Order after Pictures:

10. X-Rated The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
9. Batkid Begins
8. Rammstein in Amerika
7. Unbranded
6. Human
5. Amy
4. High There
3. My Brother’s Bomber
2. Racing Extinction
1. Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Top 5 Blu-ray Companies:

5. 88 Films

4. Shout/Scream Factory

3. Twilight Time

2. Severin

1. Arrow Video

Top 5 Blu-ray Special Editions:

5. Manos Hands of Fate

4. Back to the Future Set

3. Garbage Pail Kids (Scream Factory)

2. Contamination (Arrow Video)

1. Nightmare Castle (Severin)

Top Actors:

10. Matt Damon in The Martian
9. Idris Elba in Beast of No nation
8. Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies
7. Michael Shannon in 99 Homes
6. Paul Dano in Love & Mercy
5. Steve Carell for The Big Short
4. Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs
3. Bryan Cranston for Trumbo
2. Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl
1. Leonardo Dicaprio for The Revenant

Top Actresses:

10. Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
9. Jane Fonda in Youth
8. Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs
7. Helen Mirren in Trumbo
6. Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina
5. Jennifer Lawrence for JOY
4. Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight
3. Lily Tomlin for Grandma
2. Brie Larson for Room
1. Rooney Mara for Carol

Top Directors:

5. Lenny Abrahamson Room
4. Tom McCarthy Spotlight
3. Todd Haynes for Carol
2. Alejandro G Inarritu for The Revenant
1. George Miller for Mad Max

Best Movie Plot:

5. The Revenant

4. Mr. Holmes

3. The Hateful Eight

2. The Danish Girl

1. It Follows

Best Television Show:

5. Narcos

4. The Man in the High Castle

3. Code Black

2. Mr. Robot

1. Frontline

My Top 5 Horror Films of 2015: Number in Order after Pictures:

5. Crimson Peak
4. Deathgasm
3. Goodnight Mommy
2. IT Follows
1. Headless

Top 20 Honerable Mentions of 2015, Number in Order after Pictures:

20. Everest
19. In the Heart of the Sea
18. Intern
17. Joy
16. The Duke of Burgundy
15. Blackmass
14. Legend
13. The Walk
12. 99 Homes
11. Tangerine
10. The Gunman
9. A Walk in the Woods
8. Tomorrow Land
7. Sicario
6. Love & Mercy
5. Lost River
4. Creed
3. Krampus
2. Bridge of Spies
1. Bone Tomahawk

Best Foreign Film:

Son of Saul

Best Makeup/Costumes:

Mad Max Fury Road

5 Best Special/Visual Effects:

5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4. Ex Machina

3. The Revenant

2. The Martian

1. Mad Max Fury Road

Top 4 Guilty Pleasures: Crappy films that I find thoroughly Popcorn Entertaining: Number in Order after Pictures:

4. The Lazarus Effect
3. Tales of Halloween
2. The Visit
1. San Andreas 

My 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2016:

So there you go, A Bucket of Corns list of Top Films. Another year over and tons of movies watched. Now onto 2016 movie trips. As of this writing I have already been to the theater, 12 times. Already watched 37 movies, 12 on the big screen the rest in my comfortable lazy boy chair. Lots of popcorn and lots of entertainment.

Here is to a new year of movie watching. I thank you all for making A Bucket of Corn a wonderful place. A Bucket of Corn has grown wonderfully throughout the years. I never would have expected the love and fandom that has embraced A Bucket of Corn, I thank you all.