I didn't see enough movies this year to do a proper year-end list. For example, I haven't seen THE DANISH GIRL. Who makes a top ten without seeing THE DANISH GIRL? Not me, mister. So in no particular order, here are movies that meant a great deal to me.
  1. It Follows
    w/d. David Robert Mitchell
  2. Spring
    d. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorehead, w. Justin Benson
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
    d. George Miller, w. Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
  4. Clouds of Sils Maria
    w/d. Olivier Assayas
  5. Creed
    d. Ryan Coogler, w. Coogler & Aaron Covington
  6. Tangerine
    d. Sean Baker w. Baker and Chris Bergoch
  7. The Duke of Burgundy
    w/d. Peter Strickland
  8. Spotlight
    d. Tom McCarthy, w. Josh Singer & McCarthy
  9. Bridge of Spies
    d. Steven Spielberg w. Matthew Charmin and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  10. Steve Jobs
    d. Danny Boyle, w. Aaron Sorkin
  11. Sicario
    d. Denis Villeneuve, w. Taylor Sheridan
  12. Mississippi Grind
    w/d. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
  13. Inside Out
    d. Pete Docter, w. Docter & Meg LaFauve & Josh Cooley
  14. Mistress America
    d. Noah Baumbach, w. Baumbach & Greta Gerwig
  15. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    d. J.J. Abrams, w. Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
  16. Magic Mike XXL
    d. Gregory Jacobs, w. Reid Carolin
  17. Crimson Peak
    d. Guillermo del Toro, w. del Toro & Matthew Robbins