With 2016 on the horizon, it’s time to sit back and bask in the glory that was 2015. You’re here to fawn over all of the glad tidings that cinema brought our way over the last 12 months. In reality, every year is a good year for cinema. Sure, some years you have to wriggle your way through mountains of turgid mainstream crap in order to find a gem of a film that you can then show off to your friends about. But, this year wasn’t actually like that. This year was different.

This year Hollywood’s biggest films were some of its best. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, The Martian, Spectre, Ant-Man, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation were all bombastically entertaining, while at the other end of the spectrum Room, The Danish Girl, 45 Years, and Carol were tender and heart-breaking. Yet, they all still transpired not to make my list. But which films did? Well, without further ado, here are my top 10 movies of 2015. Enjoy. Despise. Just let me know what you think in the comments section.

10. Furious 7
Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the pure joy that action films can bring to an audience. That’s because in order to reach its fast, furious, and death-defying scenes, we normally have to sit through hackneyed characters uttering awful lines of dialogue from a script riddled with problems. Sure, Furious 7 has these issues, too. But when it came to delivering thrilling action scenes that left you gripping onto your seat in euphoria, nothing came close to matching its two biggest and best scenes; and that includes number 7 on my list.

The mountain top car chase – which saw cars inexplicably being dropped out of a plane in order to catch their target – and the Abu Dhabi tower extravaganza that disregarded everything we’ve ever come to know and love about gravity were over-the-top, ridiculous, and everything that’s great about cinema. As long as you didn’t think about them too much. Because of these scenes, watching Furious 7 was one of the most enjoyable times I had in a cinema all year. And don’t get me started on the Paul Walker tribute.

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