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Top Movies of 2015

I like watching movies as much as the next guy. I’m not a movie buff, and I’m not one who analyzes movies from various angles. I either enjoy a movie or I don’t. I don’t like independent movies, long movies, European movies or movies where nothing happens. I like a nice, entertaining Hollywood movie starring beautiful people. So my movie lists may not be the most surprising or the most intellectual. Oh well.

I have watched a sum of 95 movies this year (I only include movies I have not watched before). An all time record. I have identified my top movies, which are as follows:


The Judge

Ah, The Judge. I was quite scared going into this, because it looked long, dark and intimidating. It was all these things, but excellent. It’s about a lawyer called Hank Palmer who visits his childhood home. His father, a prominent judge, is soon a murder suspect. Both Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are wonderful. I don’t really think any movie with Robert Downey Jr. could be bad, anyways. This is the best thing I watched this year, goes right to my favorites.


Kingsman: The Secret Service

This was a blast. Wonderful, action packed movie. It’s about a spy organization set in London, and a totally gruesome global threat. Much like James Bond, but better. Colin Firth and Michael Caine, both who take movies from good to excellent, are amazing. Full of surprises. Also, hilarious.


The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, who cracks the Germans’ code during World War II. It’s excellent, heartbreaking, and of course, Benedict Cumberbatch is out of this world. A must watch.


Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

This isn’t a movie, but it is still something I watched in 2015. It’s a documentary based on the book of the same name by Lawrance Wright. As the name clearly shows, it’s all about Scientology. It talks about the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the current leader, David Miscavige, and of course, Tom Cruise. There are lots of eyewitness accounts. It’s haunting. I couldn’t stop thinking or talking about it. You won’t be able to, either. A must watch.

All in all, it was a pretty great year. I haven’t seen Spectre, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay – Part 2, The Intern, Macbeth, and a whole lot of other movies which I know I’d love. But it’s quite difficult – I actually haven’t been to a movie theater since April. So there are a whole bunch of new movies I haven’t seen. They’ll probably be on my top movies of 2016, lagging slowly behind.



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