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Fifty Nine Films (2015) - Worthwhile Watching

By Ian Berke

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Ever have the experience of wondering what to order on Netflix, check out at the library or purchase? This list, offered by one of Splash Magazines Worldwide film critics, Ian Berke presents very worthwhile films that can keep you busy and thinking for years to come.


Best films (59 including documentaries) of 2015, listed in order of viewing:

Selma (USA)*

Selma (Photo-courtesy of Selma website)

American Sniper (USA)*

Still Alice (USA)*

Still Alice (Photo - courtesy of Still Alice website)

A Most Violent Year (USA) 

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (various countries)   

Timbuktu (France & Mauritania)*

Two Days, One Night (Belgium & France)

Song of the Sea (Ireland & Denmark)

Leviathan (Russia)*

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel & France)*

Wild Tales (Argentina)*

Tangerines (Estonia & Georgia)

About Elly (Iran & France)*

About Elly (Photo - Courtesy of About Elly website)

Testament of Youth (United Kingdom)*

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (USA)*

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (Photo - courtesy of Foxsearchlight)

Tangerine (USA)

Borrowed Identity (Israel & Germany)

The End of the Tour (USA)

Phoenix (Germany & Poland)*

Diary of a Teenage Girl (USA)*

The Second Mother (Brazil)

Coming Home (China)* [My best foreign language film of the year]

Black Mass (USA)

Goodnight, Mommy (Austria)

Breathe (France)

99 Homes (USA)

Truth (USA)

Suffragette (United Kingdom)*

Brooklyn (United Kingdom & Canada)*

Spotlight (USA)* [My best American film of the year]

Theeb (United Kingdom & Jordan)

Carol (USA)*

Carol (Photo - Courtesy of The Weinstein Co.)

Beasts of No Nation (USA)

The Big Short (USA)*

Mustang (Turkey, Germany & France)

Room (Ireland & Canada)



She’s Beautiful When She's Angry (USA)*

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (various countries)*

The Salt of the Earth (Brazil & France)

Forbidden Films (Germany)

Seymour: An Introduction (USA)

The Wolfpack (USA)

Amy (United Kingdom)*

Cartel Land (Mexico & USA)

Claude Lanzmann: Specters of the Shoah (Canada, USA & UK)

The Armor of Light (USA)

Caravalho’s Journey (USA)

The Look of Silence (Denmark & Indonesia)*

Listen to Me Marlon (United Kingdom)*

Listen to me Marlon (Photo- Courtesy of Alamy/Showtime)

The New Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)

Best of Enemies (USA)

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (USA)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (USA)*

Heart of a Dog (USA)

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (Iran)*

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (USA & United Kingdom)

The Pearl Button (Spain, France & Chile)

Hitchcock/Truffaut (USA & France)

In Jackson Heights (USA)


* Actually reviewed, but everything on this list deserved a review.   Have a great New Year, filled with more wonderful films on the big screen.     Ciao, Ian



Published on Jan 09, 2016

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