It’s that time of year again, we asked the Movies Plus writing team to check through their old cinema ticket stubs and pick out their favourite films from 2015. This year almost everyone had Disney/Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ in their top five, making it our runaway winner of the year. Sadly the list doesn’t include movies released this December so films such as ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘Peanuts’ & ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ haven’t made it in.

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1/ Inside Out
Watch our interview with the directors of Inside Out

2/ Whiplash

3/ Mad Max – Fury Road
Read our interview with Mad Max star Charlize Theron

4/ Sicario
Check out our interview with Emily Blunt for Sicario

5/ Older Than Ireland
Read our interview with the director of Older Than Ireland

6/ Birdman

7/ Amy
Read our interview with the director of Amy

8/ It Follows
Read our behind the scenes interview from the set of It Follows

9/ The Martian
Check out our article on the career of Matt Damon

10/ Carol
Read our interview with Cate Blanchatt

11/ Enemy

12/ Precinct Seven Five

13/ Kingsman – The Secret Service

14/ Spy

15/ John Wick
Watch Irish audiences discussing John Wick

16/ Glassland
Interview with the director of Glassland

17/ Ex-Machina
Watch our interview with the star of Ex-Machina Domhnall Gleeson

18/ Ant-Man

19/ Brooklyn
Read our interview with the director of Brooklyn

20/ Shaun The Sheep
Check out our visit to Aardman studios & Interview with director Peter Lord

21/ The Lobster
Read our interview with Colin Farrell

22/ Tangerine

23/ The Queen Of Ireland

Watch our interview with Panti

24/ A Most Violent Year

25/ Spectre

26/ The Spongebob Movie : Sponge Out Of Water

27/ Trainwreck

28/ Bridge Of Spies

29/ Black Mass

Read our interview with the director of Black Mass

30/ Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation


  • filmbuff2011

    It’s that time of the year again 🙂 Films Of The Year are a bit early for me yet. There are still a few films left to open, so I’ll post my Top 15 here on 27th December, once I’ve seen the last films to open, Daddy’s Home and In The Heart Of The Sea.

  • filmbuff2011

    Some great choices overall and I’d certainly agree with most of the titles here. Inside Out was a wonderful return to form for Pixar, Whiplash had some flawless acting, Sicario was gripping and Mad Max: Fury Road was the most action-packed film of the year (John Wick was a close second). Though, I’m a little baffled as to the inclusion of Enemy and The Lobster. Also, no room for Macbeth, The Look Of Silence or The Duke Of Burgundy?

  • emerb

    Great list guys – couldn’t do any better! All my choices would be on the list but sadly there are quite a few i never saw. My top 5 are Mad Max, The Martian, Brooklyn, Trainwreck and Queen of Ireland but of all the films on that list that i have seen, there is not one i didn’t enjoy 🙂

  • filmbuff2011

    I’ve just seen one of the films of 2016. I was at a preview of Lenny Abrahamson’s new film Room last night. A stunning 5-star film. As it doesn’t open for another month, technically I’ll have to include it in next year’s list. I’m certain I’ll remember it a year from now. It’s a film that lingers in the memory long after the credits roll. Oscars await…

  • emerb

    I’ve heard much great talk about the new film Room – lucky you @filmbuff2011:disqus – you always get to the previews. I can’t wait to see it, i know it will be my film of 2016.

    • filmbuff2011

      Check out Odeon Screen Unseen – that’s where I saw Room. You get a preview of an upcoming release for just a fiver. Of course, you don’t know what the film is going to be – it’s usually something a bit different. They drop some cryptic clues though. The next one is on 4th January.

  • filmbuff2011

    Here’s my final 15 Films Of The Year…

    1. A Most Violent Year
    2. Sicario
    3. It Follows
    4. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
    5. Birdman
    6. Whiplash
    7. Mad Max: Fury Road
    8. Amy
    9. Macbeth
    10. Precinct Seven Five
    11. Ex Machina
    12. John Wick
    13. The Martian
    14. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
    15. The Look Of Silence

    Honourable mentions go to:

    45 Years, American Sniper, Bridge Of Spies, Carol, Crimson Peak, Everest, Force Majeure, Glassland, Grandma, Hyena, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Krampus, Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter, Let Us Prey, Love & Mercy, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, Mommy, Patrick’s Day, Selma, Song Of The Sea, Spectre, The Duke Of Burgundy, The Gift, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, The Theory Of Everything, The Visit, The Wolfpack, White God and Wild Tales.

  • emerb

    Fair play – good choices but i wouldn’t agree with your first 3 – i guess it would be dull if we all had the same taste! I haven’t seen your number 1 and i wouldn’t have chosen Sicario or It Follows next. I didn’t see a fair few of the ones on your list but I can’t keep up – you’ve seen everything!

    • filmbuff2011

      Thanks Emerb. You made some good choices too. There’s still some time left this Christmas to catch up with the best films of 2015 🙂

      • emerb

        Yes, i still haven’t seen Star Wars but the one i’m really dying for is The Room. The Revenant looks good too. Let’s hope 2016 is a good movie year 🙂