The Rankings of the Films of 2015, A Year Later
A year ago at the end of 2015 – as we do every year – we tallied the current standings of the global rankings of the films of the year.
At that time, the rankings included the following twenty films, in the following order:
#1 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
#2 – Mad Max: Fury Road
#3 – Inside Out
#4 – The Martian
#5 – Ex Machina
#6 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
#7 – Kingsman: The Secret Service
#8 – Ant-Man
#9 – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
#10 – Sicario
#11 – Creed
#12 – Jurassic World
#13 – Spectre
#14 – Straight Outta Compton
#15 – Spotlight
#16 – The Hateful Eight
#17 – Furious 7
#18 – Steve Jobs
#19 – Bridge of Spies
#20 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Let’s find out exactly how much has changed over the course of 2016 by Flickcharters continuing to rank the films of 2015…
- At #20, we’ve got Bridge of Spies, which fell only one slot down from its original spot at #19.
- At #19, we have the first new entry to the list – Brooklyn.
- At #18, Steve Jobs holds steady.
- At #17, is Straight Outta Compton – falling down 3 places from #14.
- At #16, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with a huge drop down 7 places from its previous #9 slot!
- At #15, we have Ant-Man, which also seems to have lost some of its luster – dropping 7 from its initial #8 position.
- At #14, another new entry – The Big Short.
- At #13, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which dropped 7 places from its previously quite lofty #6 place.
- At #12, Kingsman: The Secret Service only dropping 5 slots from its former #7 location.
- At #11, Sicario which only dropped 1 place from #10.
- At #10, with Creed we have the first positive shift – up 1 place from #11.
- At #9, The Hateful Eight gets a huge boost – up 7 places from its prior #16 point. (With a Christmas Day release, and it being a Tarantino film, there’s no surprise here why it raised over time.)
- At #8, we have Spotlight making similar gains – up 7 notches from #15. (Winning the Oscar for Best Picture certainly helped this one!)
- At #7, The Revenant appears new to the top 20.
- At #6, another new item gaining notoriety after awards season – Room.
- At #5, Pixar’s Inside Out, falling 2 marks shy of its preceding #3 pedestal.
- At #4, Ex Machina gaining 1 from its previous #5 position.
- At #3, The Martian up by 1 taking Inside Out‘s last placement.
- At #2, Mad Max: Fury Road, just narrowly bested by…
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens continuing to hold its comfortable lead at #1.
With four new films in the top 20 (Brooklyn, The Big Short, The Revenant, and Room), that means we also lost some:
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, now sitting at #22
- Jurassic World, now down at #27
- Spectre, right behind at #28
- and Furious 7, at #30
Other films now just outside the top 20 sitting between some of those pushed-out films include:
- At #21, The Witch (or as some call it, The VVitch)
- At #23, The Green Room
- At #24, The Lobster
- At #25, Anamolisa
- At #25, Carol
- and Dope at #29
So, you can see that a lot can change in the span of a year’s worth of rankings (that’s almost 19 million, to be specific).
How do you like the new order? Happy to see the movements, or was it closer to perfection before?