Monday, February 01, 2016

Movie Monday: Favorite Movies Watched in 2015

I decided to try something different and made a list of all the movie we watched in 2015 - you can see the full list here, including links to all my reviews. I'm so glad I did this and took a look back - we saw so many amazing movies last year! I had forgotten about a lot of them, so it was great to revisit them. Just remember, this is a list of movies we watched in 2015, not necessarily those that came out last year (though we saw more new releases than usual!). We watched 54 movies all together, and my list is organized alphabetically, within genres.

Besides the full list, here are some superlatives to whet your appetite:

Best Movie of the Year
Chef  - hard to choose just one, but I loved this warm, funny, uplifting movie

Favorite Suspense/Thrillers
Before I Go To Sleep
Dark Places 

Favorite Dramas (so many good ones to choose from!)
Hector and the Search for Happiness
The Imitation Game
The Judge
Still Alice
The Way
Favorite Comedies
St. Vincent
This is Where I Leave You

Favorite Sci Fi Movies
12 Monkeys
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Favorite Documentary
Without a Home

Favorite Family/Animated Movie
Shaun the Sheep           

Best Uplifting Movies
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Redwood Highway 
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 
The Way
What were your favorites movies you watched in 2015?


  1. What a great post, so many of these I have not seen! Chef is one of our favorites too. It inspired my husband to let me get a panini maker and the boys loved the Cuban sandwiches I made with the recipe from that movie. So good. I may have to check some of these out, are most of these on Netflix?

    1. Yes, Chef just made me feeling happy - food, music, family, and road trips - all of my favorite things :) I LOVE Cuban sandwiches - that's then the dairy intolerance really gets to me!

      I have no idea which ones are on Netflix! We just signed up for it 2 weeks ago. I watched many of these free on Amazon Prime or we borrowed them from Redbox or - very rarely - actually went to the theater! I am just starting to explore Netflix...


  2. I love the idea of creating a list of movies! I don't watch many - and just realized how many movies (especially book to movies) I'd been meaning to watch but missed - like Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep.

    1. Thanks for reminding me - I meant to add another list here - movies based on books - we watched a LOT of book adaptations last year! My husband and I really loved Before I Go To Sleep (better than Gone Girl) - both the book and the movie! And the movie made from Gillian Flynn's Dark Places was also excellent. Oh, and The Martian movie was wonderful! See? Told you there were a lot of them!