The Best Movies of 2015

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List Criteria: Films released (or wide-released) in the US during 2015

This list of the best movies of 2015 includes all major releases as well as critically acclaimed independent films in order to rank the greatest films of 2015 and to find out which you think is the best movie of the year. It seems like each year, Hollywood tries to top itself with new movies, eagerly anticipate sequels, and reboots of old favorites. And 2015 is no exception!

Blockbuster films like American Sniper, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Kingsman: The Secret Service are included in this list along with every major movie release of 2015. From dramas and romantic comedies, to thrillers, sci-fi epics, and even documentaries, the best films of 2015 run the gamut and there's plenty of entertainment to be had, no matter what kind of movies you like!

Upvote the movies you think are the best films of 2015 and downvote the ones you think shouldn't have even been released in the first place. Keep checking back throughout the year as we'll continue to update this list with the latest releases and biggest films to determine the best movie of 2015.
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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    Star Wars Episode VII: the For... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Kingsman: The Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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    The Martian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

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    Minions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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    Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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    Kurt Russell

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    Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson

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    Sicario is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


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    Spectre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Daniel Craig

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    Furious 7 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Dwayne Johnson, Iggy Azalea, Vin Diesel

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    Mission: Impossible 5 - Rogue ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson

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    Room is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Brie Larson

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    Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, Alexandra Shipp

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    Bridge of Spies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

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    Spotlight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    The Big Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

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    Spy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham

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    Southpaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris

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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Hugh Grant, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

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    Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins, Ester Dean

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    Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

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    Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Saoirse Ronan, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

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    Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson

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    Chappie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley

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    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

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    Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Ryan Reynolds

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    The Wedding Ringer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

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    Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese

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    It Follows is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston

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    The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Lili Taylor

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    Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

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    Taken 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

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    San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Dwayne Johnson, Kylie Minogue, Alexandra Daddario

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    Terminator Genisys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Matt Smith

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    Paddington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

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    Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg

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    Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw

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    Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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    Pixels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Adam Sandler, Ashley Benson, Peter Dinklage

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    Carol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2015


    Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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    The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2015

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    Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

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