2015: A Year in Films

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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 644,935 | Gross: $91.13M

2. Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson | Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews, Mike Vraney

Votes: 1,847

3. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,831

4. A Haunted House (2013)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

20 Metascore

Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte, David Koechner

Votes: 41,724 | Gross: $40.04M

5. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

17 Metascore

Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins

Votes: 18,823 | Gross: $17.33M

6. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

25 Metascore

Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

Directors: Will Finn, Daniel St. Pierre | Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Votes: 5,434 | Gross: $8.46M

7. Mercenaries (2014)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure

The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Brigitte Nielsen

Votes: 2,193

8. To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Director: Rob Meltzer | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Megan Boone

Votes: 11,869

10. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 10,463 | Gross: $0.38M

11. Card Subject to Change (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE: PRO WRESTLING'S UNDERGROUND takes you deep inside the underground world of professional wrestling. This compelling film follows several wrestlers as they make their ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Disbrow | Stars: Kevin Sullivan, Johnny Falco, Michael Verdi, Everett Titus

Votes: 237

12. Saturday Night (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Ken Aymong

Votes: 332

13. Outsourced (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.

Director: John Jeffcoat | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Asif Basra, Matt Smith

Votes: 11,026 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Dark Skies (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 67,269 | Gross: $17.41M

15. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 138,829 | Gross: $3.33M

16. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Jong-Un Kim, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 294,346 | Gross: $6.11M

17. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't stand idly by.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 314,938 | Gross: $101.53M

18. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 416,953 | Gross: $350.13M

19. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 546,000 | Gross: $42.34M

20. Take That: Look Back, Don't Stare (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

A documentary telling the story of the newly reformed Take That. Global mega star 'Robbie Williams' rejoins his former band mates for the first time in over 15 years to record Take That's ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Davies, Fred Scott | Stars: Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen

Votes: 112

21. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 52,351 | Gross: $50.84M

22. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Votes: 72,541 | Gross: $54.24M

23. Not Another Celebrity Movie (2013)

95 min | Comedy

Charlie Sheen getting the idea that Justin Bieber is his biological son, and recruiting famous friends like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Donald Trump to help him kidnap the Bieb.

Director: Emilio Ferrari | Stars: Dave Burleigh, Joey Sagal, John Di Domenico, Reed Thompson

Votes: 165

24. WolfCop (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

Director: Lowell Dean | Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley

Votes: 5,879

25. Ouija (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Director: Stiles White | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos

Votes: 45,651 | Gross: $50.86M

26. Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

72 Metascore

A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Paul Williams, Warren Beatty, Robert Blake, Karen Carpenter

Votes: 853 | Gross: $0.04M

27. Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer (2014)

98 min | Documentary

Ric Burns examines history of The National Enquirer and the life and gangland ties of its founder, Gene Pope. The film also tells of Mr Pope's upbringing in New York City with his newspaper... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Star: Edward Susman

Votes: 111

28. The Scribbler (I) (2014)

R | 88 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

32 Metascore

A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as "The Siamese Burn."

Director: John Suits | Stars: Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 4,591

29. The Little Rascals Save the Day (2014 Video)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Doris Roberts, Greg Germann, Lex Medlin, Valerie Azlynn

Votes: 1,287

30. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 496,687 | Gross: $43.04M

31. Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The history of Larry Flynt and the iconoclastic adult magazine he created.

Director: Michael Lee Nirenberg | Stars: Paul Cambria, Kenneth De Martines, Gail Dines, Alex Ebel

Votes: 249

32. Let's Be Cops (2014)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev

Votes: 124,065 | Gross: $82.39M

33. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 42,643 | Gross: $2.45M

34. Love Is Now (2014)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A summer of love for Audrey and Dean where they discover significantly more than they ever expected.

Director: Jim Lounsbury | Stars: Eamon Farren, Claire van der Boom, Anna Torv, Dustin Clare

Votes: 258

35. Furious 7 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

67 Metascore

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Votes: 345,306 | Gross: $353.01M

36. The Sheik (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

The Sheik is a pop culture documentary that chronicles Khosrow Vaziri's electrifying career. From his upbringing in Iran, to his journey in America, to his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

Director: Igal Hecht | Stars: Jack Black, Jim Duggan, Mick Foley, Todd W. Fulkerson

Votes: 905

37. Signal to Noise (2014– )

Documentary

A documentary series centering on the video game industry.

Votes: 187

38. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.

Director: Des Doyle | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, David Boreanaz, Matthew Carnahan

Votes: 1,151 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Burt's Buzz (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

A look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees.

Director: Jody Shapiro | Star: Burt Shavitz

Votes: 718

40. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 3,080 | Gross: $0.21M

41. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 700,622 | Gross: $459.01M

42. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

54 Metascore

A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Kiah Roache-Turner | Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius

Votes: 15,114

43. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 821,017 | Gross: $154.06M

44. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 80,995 | Gross: $14.48M