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Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

 

The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2015

by Kam Williams

Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

 

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10 Best Big Budget Films

 

1. Kingsman: The Secret Service

2. The Revenant

3. Furious 7

4. Unfriended

5. Creed

6. Jurassic World

7. The Martian

8. Black Mass

9. Trainwreck

10. Inside Out

Big Budgets Honorable Mention

11. It Follows

12. Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens

13. McFarland, USA

14. American Ultra

15. Southpaw

16. Insidious: Chapter 3

17: Run All Night

18. Straight Outta Compton

19. Insurgent

20. Concussion

21. Pitch Perfect 2

22. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

23. Get Hard

24. Mad Max

25. The Gallows

10 Best Independent Films

1. Dope

2. Spotlight

3. Desert Dancer

4. Brooklyn

5. Room

6. Tangerine

7. Mistress America

8. Carol

9. Ex Machina

10. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

Independent Films Honorable Mention

11. Welcome to Me

12. I’ll See You in My Dreams

13. Suffragette

14. The Danish Girl

15. The Gift

16. Love & Mercy

17. Big Muddy

18. Shelter

19. Good Kill

20. Meet the Patels

21. No Escape

22. Old Fashioned

23. Forever

24. The Rewrite

25. Like Sunday, Like Rain

10 Best Foreign Films

1. Mustang (Turkey)

2. The Second Mother (Brazil)

3. Girlhood (France)

4. Frame by Frame (Afghanistan)

5. Cartel Land (Mexico)

6. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch (Sweden)

7. Beasts of No Nation (Ghana)

8. Farewell, Herr Schwarz (Poland)

9. Something Better to Come (Russia)

10. Winter on Fire (Ukraine)

Foreign Films Honorable Mention

11. Goodnight Mommy (Austria)

12. The Boy and the World (Brazil)

13. Man from Reno (Japan)

14. Above and Beyond (Israel)

15. Days of Grace (Mexico)

16. The Look of Silence (Indonesia)

17. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Japan)

18. My Voice, My Life (Hong Kong)

19. 1001 Grams (Norway)

20. Mateo (Cuba)

21. Sweet Micky for President (Haiti)

22. Voices of Auschwitz (Poland)

23. Assassin (Taiwan)

24. When Marnie Was There (Japan)

25. The Dead Lands (New Zealand)

10 Best Documentaries

1 He Named Me Malala

2. Hitchcock/Truffaut

3. The Wrecking Crew

4. Listen to Me Marlon

5. The Hunting Ground

6. Best of Enemies

7. 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

8. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

9. What Happened, Miss Simone?

10. The Wolfpack

Documentaries Honorable Mention

11. Racing Extinction

12. What Our Fathers Did

13: Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church

14. Iris

15. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

16: Rosenwald

17. Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

18. Bass Clef Bliss

19. Peace Officer

20. Where to Invade Next

21. Welcome to Leith

22. 1971

23. (T)error

24. The Human Experiment

25. The Hand That Feeds

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