More Important Than the Oscars - My Favorite Movies/Actors/Actresses of 2015

Just a quick post. I'm finally getting around to putting out my favorites of 2015, if anybody still cares. I just wanted to acknowledge the movies and actors I really enjoyed last year. I've put together my 50 favorite movies (in order) as well as 50 actors and 50 actresses I thought were great. I know that seems like a lot, but there's that much that I actively want to talk about. So, yeah, here's that.


-50 Favorite Movies-

1. Tangerine
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Predestination
4. Inside Out
5. The End of the Tour
6. Call Me Lucky
7. The Martian
8. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
9. Spotlight
10. Creed

11. Grandma
12. It Follows
13. The Wolfpack
14. Dope
15. Amira & Sam
16. Creep
17. What Happened, Miss Simone?
18. The Overnight
19. Ex Machina
20. Love and Mercy

21. Kingsman: The Secret Service
22. Danny Collins
23. The Last 5 Years
24. Boy Meets Girl
25. Tig
26. The Primary Instinct
27. The Final Girls
28. The Night Before
29. Misery Loves Comedy
30. Welcome to Me

31. Amy
32. Ant-Man
33. The Good Dinosaur
34. Best of Enemies
35. The Hateful Eight
36. People Places Things
37. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
38. While We’re Young
39. Avengers: Age of Ultron
40. Do I Sound Gay?

41. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
42. Infinitely Polar Bear
43. Unexpected
44. Buzzard
45. Spy
46. Mad Max: Fury Road
47. The Intern
48. American Ultra
49. Sleeping with Other People
50. Straight Outta Compton


-50 Favorite Actors-

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
    as Jamie in “While We’re Young”
Al Pacino as Danny Collins in “Danny Collins”
Bobby Cannavale as Tom Donnelly in “Danny Collins”
    as Paxton in “Ant-Man”
    as Sergio De Luca in “Spy”
Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre in “Straight Outta Compton”
Domnhnall Gleeson as Caleb in “Ex Machina”
    as General Hux in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
    as Jim Farrell in “Brooklyn”
    as Captain Andrew Henry in “The Revenant”
Harrison Ford as Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
James Franco as Christian Longo in “True Story”
    as James Franco in “The Night Before”
James Ransone as Chester in “Tangerine”
James Spader as Ultron in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton”

Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in “The End of the Tour”
Jason Statham as Rick Ford in “Spy”
    as Deckard Shaw in “Furious 7”
Jason Sudeikis as Jake in “Sleeping with Other People”
Jeff Daniels as John Sculley in “Steve Jobs”
    as Teddy Sanders in “The Martian”
Jemaine Clement as Will Henry in “People Places Things”
    as Vladislav in “What We Do in the Shadows”
Jeremy Jordan as Jamie Wellerstein in “The Last Five Years”
Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky in “The End of the Tour”
    as Mike Howell in “American Ultra”
John Boyega as Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
John Cusack as Brian - Future in “Love & Mercy”
Joshua Burge as Marty Jackitansky in “Buzzard”

Karren Karagulian as Razmik in “Tangerine”
Kurt Russell as John Ruth in “The Hateful Eight”
    as Mr. Nobody in “Furious 7”
Liev Schreiber as Marty Baron in “Spotlight”
Mark Duplass as Josef in “Creep”
Mark Ruffalo as Mike Rezendes in “Spotlight”
    as Cam Stuart in “Infinitely Polar Bear”
    as Bruce Banner/Hulk in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Martin Starr as Sam in “Amira & Sam”
Matt Damon as Mark Watney in “The Martian”
Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in “Creed”
    as Johnny Storm in “Fantastic Four”
Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym in “Ant-Man”
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in “Steve Jobs”

Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson in “Spotlight
Michael Shannon as Mr. Green in “The Night Before”
Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld in “Steve Jobs”
Nicholas Hoult as Nux in “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
    as Nathan in “Ex Machina”
O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube in “Straight Outta Compton”
Paul Dano as Brian - Past in “Love & Mercy”
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Ant-Man”
Richard Kind as Bing Bong in “Inside Out”
Robert De Niro as Ben in “The Intern”

RJ Cyler as Earl in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Ryan Reynolds as Jerry/Mr. Whiskers/Bosco/Deer/Bunny Monkey in “The Voices”
Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren in “The Hateful Eight”
    as Valentine in “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
    as Nick Fury in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in “Steve Jobs”
    as Isaac in “The Night Before”
Shameik Moore as Malcolm in “Dope”
Stanley Tucci as Mitchell Garabedian in “Spotlight”
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in “Creed”
Taron Egerton as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Thomas Mann as Greg in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky in “Mad Max: Fury Road”
    as John Fitzgerald in “The Revenant”


-50 Favorite Actresses-

Alicia Vikander as Ava in “Ex Machina”
Alison Brie as Lainey in “Sleeping with Other People”
Amy Poehler as Joy in “Inside Out”
Amy Schumer as Amy in “Trainwreck”
Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hiatt in “The Last Five Years”
    as Lisa in “The Voices”
Anne Hathaway as Jules in “The Intern”
Annette Bening as Mary Sinclair in “Danny Collins”
Bel Powley as Minnie in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Chanel Iman as Lily in “Dope”
Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Cobie Smulders as Samantha Abbott in “Unexpected”
Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Dina Shihabi as Amira in “Amira & Sam”
Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne in “Ant-Man”
Gail Bean as Jasmine in “Unexpected”
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue in “The Hateful Eight”
Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis in “The Martian”
Jessica Williams as Kat in “People Places Things”
Julia Garner as Sage in “Grandma”
Julie Walters as Mrs. Keogh in “Brooklyn”

Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman in “Steve Jobs”
Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan in “Steve Jobs”
Kiersey Clemons as Diggy in “Dope”
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez as Sin-Dee in “Tangerine”
Kristen Stewart as Phoebe Larson in “American Ultra”
Kristen Wiig as Alice Klieg in “Welcome to Me”
    as Charlotte in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Lily Tomlin as Elle in “Grandma”
Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Maika Monroe as Jay Height in “It Follows”
Malin Akerman as Nancy/Amanda Cartwright in “The Final Girls”

Marcia Gay Harden as Judy in “Grandma”
Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper in “Spy”
Meredith Hagner as Katelyn in “Hits”
Mickey O’Hagan as Dinah in “Tangerine”
Michelle Hendley as Ricky in “Boy Meets Girl”
Miranda Hart as Nancy B. Artingstall in “Spy”
Mya Taylor as Alexandra in “Tangerine”
Naomi Watts as Cornelia in “While We’re Young”
Olivia Cooke as Rachel in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
Phyllis Smith as Sadness in “Inside Out”

Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer in “Spotlight”
Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust in “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation”
Regina Hall as Diane in “People Places Things”
Rose Byrne as Rayna Boyanov in “Spy”
Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in “Brooklyn”
Sarah Snook as The Unmarried Mother in “Predestination”
Taissa Farmiga as Max Cartwright in “The Final Girls”
Tessa Thompson as Bianca in “Creed”
Zoë Kravitz as Nakia in “Dope”
    as Toast the Knowing in “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Zoe Saldana as Maggie Stuart in “Infinitely Polar Bear”