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2015 was a fantastic year for movies, we saw compelling dramas, hilarious comedies, good-quality blockbusters and some nice animations. One way to show how good 2015 was for movies is to see IMDB's Top 250 list. This list is a ranking of the top 250 movies ever judged on a movies average score from everybody. You're probably very familiar with the list, but did you know how many movies from 2015 are on it? Let's take a look!

1. The Martian

  • IMdB Rating: 8.0
  • Place: 209
  • My Rating: 9.0

Ridley Scott's, The Martian, was a fantastic movie from 2015, one of the best sci-fi's of the year! It also won Best Comedy at the Golden Globes, which is confusing, but great nonetheless! Definitely worth a watch!

2. Spotlight

  • Rating: 8.1
  • Place: 169
  • My rating: 8.9

Climbing up 40 places from The Martian comes Spotlight, one of the best films in the last year that follows The Boston Globes investigation into the priest molestation cases in Boston. A gripping drama, with amazing all round performances.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road

  • Rating: 8.1
  • Place: 171
  • My rating: 9.0

You would think that this movie would have a higher rating, being the visual masterpiece it is. Nevertheless, 8.1 is a fantastic score for such an acquired taste of a movie! An amazing cinema experience with mind-blowing set pieces.

4. The Revenant

Rating: 8.1

Place: 151

My rating: 9.1

Leonardo DiCaprio pulled out an amazing performance for this crazy true story of Mr. Hugh Glass. Beautifully directed, with an amazing cast brings this very, raw, gritty movie to life. One of Leo's best for sure.

5. Room

  • Rating: 8.2
  • Place: 122
  • My rating: 9.0

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay both put in astonishing performances in this heavily intense thriller. One of the biggest surprises of last year that will rocket boost the two of these actors' careers!

6. Inside Out

  • Rating: 8.2
  • Place: 110
  • My rating: 8.7

A perfectly cast animation that has genius ideas and a beautiful story. This is one of my favorite Pixar films just because it's such a nice movie to watch, that has some really smart comedy in it too! I can't wait for the sequel.

7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • Rating: 8.3
  • Place: 86
  • My rating: 9.2

The Force Awakens was by far the biggest blockbuster of last year, breaking records left, right and center. It was a perfect nostalgia trip for Star Wars fans and a great movie for newcomers to the franchise. It's strange to have such a blockbuster this high in the top 250, but that goes to show how much people loved it!

So there you have it guys, 7 movies made it into IMDb's top 250 list last year, which is great! So far 2016 is off to a good start with Deadpool in 68th place with an 8.4 rating, which is likely to change because big movies always go down after time. Be sure to let me know your favorite film of last year!


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