Disney Pixar's Inside Out made my list, but it wasn't in the top 3! Click through for my mid-year ranking of the top 15 films of 2015.
Before we jump into the top 15 films of 2015 I've seen here are 5 documentaries I loved.
5. Dior and I
Documentary – Rubble Kings.
Narrative – Love & Mercy.
Animation – When Marnie Was There.
TOP 15 FILMS OF 2015: MID-YEAR RANKING
15. Predestination – Wonderful mind boggler to start the year. Showcased new talent in Sarah Snook and greatness from Ethan Hawke.
14. This Isn't Funny – A real special treat from DIFF 2015. Love the comedic taste of this group of fun folks.
13. Black Souls (Anime Nere) – Gritty mafia story told in the heart of the Italian mob. Ultimately a heartbreaking story of 3 brothers.
12. Mr. Holmes – Amazing performance by Ian McKellen that should garner some Oscar buzz.
11. Kingsman: The Secret Service – Outrageous fun from the highly underrated Director Matthew Vaughn.
10. '71 – Suspenseful mastery from a young director and a new super talented actor.
9. Spy – Paul Feig hits another perfect triumph with Melissa McCarthy. 50 Cent even is awesome!
8. Ex Machina – Alex Garland is a writer-now-director to keep both eyes, ears, and your entire mind on. Oscar Isaacs dance # is great.
7. Mad Max: Fury Road – Adrenaline rush the entire way through. I love the theory of who Tom Hardy's character really IS!
6. A Borrowed Identity – Wonderful Israeli film that is a great coming of age story with a Hitchcockian twist and a real sense of humor.
5. Felix & Meira – Honest and realistic look into a bold woman's choice to leave her orthodox husband. Powerful.
4. Inside Out – Pete Doctor is a real treasure to the modern film world. The Pixar Short – LAVA is also AMAZING!
1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Pure bliss. Sundance approved – Grand Jury and Audience Award winner!
Enjoy the rest of 2015.