2015 has been an eventful year for us. Our departure from the radio to working online has taken a lot of work and firstly we would like to thank you all for helping our growth in the last few months.
It was annual tradition when we were on air to have a listeners top ten films of the year where we would take votes, tally them up and put together a list of the top ten films listeners had voted for- a tradition we intend to keep now we are online. For the last few weeks we have been taking votes from people online via social media and e-mail and also taking them down face to face with people on trips to the cinema. We have had tons votes this year which would you like to thank-you for and over 100 films were mentioned in peoples top 10 lists. How we have ranked them is by rewarding number 1 on films lists with 10 points, number 2 with 9, 3 with 8, so on and so forth. Only two points separated the top two this year so it’s been one hell of a race. Without further ado here is our reader’s top 10 films of 2015.
10: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Sneaking into the top 10 is Avengers: Age of Ultron, the follow up to 2012’s hugely successful Avengers Assemble. Whilst the film was not quite up to the quality of it’s predecessor it still proved a highly entertaining way to round off Marvel’s phase two and like its predecessor made Marvel a killing at the Box Office.
9: It Follows
David Robert Mitchell’s horror movie It Follows clearly managed to strike a chord with our readers as well as it comes in at number 9 on their list of the best films of 2015. The movie’s smart take on the teen horror genre was a refreshing change from the usual teen slasher flicks and it’s nerve shredding score and tension clearly hooked others as much as it hooked us.
Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario was one of the stand out thrillers of the year and delivered some of the best tension seen in 2015. Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt all provided awards worthy performances and the film is arguably the best of Villeneuve’s career to date.
7: Jurassic World
Like Star Wars: The Force Awakens Jurassic World proved to be a huge nostalgia fest and whilst we weren’t fans of it here (check our review) our audience clearly disagreed with us. The film smashed box office records the world over and is still at the time of writing 2015’s highest grossing movie.
6: The Martian
It’s no surprise that The Martian made its way onto this list. Ridley Scott’s return to space was a hit with critics and audiences alike and featured on both of our top movies of the year lists. Matt Damon also gave us some of the best work he has in a while in a film that proved to be in a lot of ways the perfect blockbuster
The love for Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy has been pretty universal and it takes its rightful place on our reader’s top 10 list at number five. Amy was one of the most poignant documentaries of 2015 and in a world where documentary makers feel the need to make the movie about them Kapadia’s story telling approach proved a refreshing and entertaining change.