It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2015. Which means we’ve already seen about half the films we’re likely to this year. Which, then, means now is as good a time as any to stop and reflect upon some of the big highlights of the year so far.
Our entire staff voted on the top 10 list that follows. The results run the gamut from quirky indie to broad comedy to R-rated action. Find /Film’s list of the top 10 films of 2015 so far after the jump.
We’ll begin with some of the films that didn’t make the list… but could have under slightly different circumstances.
Our list only includes films released in the U.S. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015, not counting festival openings, and as a result there are several titles we’ve seen and loved but had to disqualify. Those include:
- Tangerine (July 10)
- The Stanford Prison Experiment (July 17)
- The End of the Tour (July 31)
- Best of Enemies (July 31)
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl (August 7)
- Sleeping With Other People (August 21)
- How to Dance in Ohio (TBA)
- Finders Keepers (TBA)
- The Witch (TBA)
While there was a lot of consensus — especially around the top 5 films — a few of us championed titles that went ignored by everyone else. Our highest ranked unique (i.e., landing on only one ballot) entries are:
- Cinderella (Angie’s #3 movie)
- A Most Violent Year (Devindra’s #4 movie)
- The Duke of Burgundy (Russ’ #4 movie)
- World of Tomorrow (Russ’ #5 movie)
And then, of course, there were the films that missed our top 10 by just a point or two. Those are:
- Dope (missed by 1 point)
- Jurassic World (missed by 1 point)
- Furious 7 (missed by 2 points)
Our top 10 countdown begins on the next page.