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#MoviesPH in 2015, Part 7: Best English-Language Films of 2015

We now bring you our top English-Language Films of 2015.

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1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller). One of the most glorifying experience in cinema, Mad Max: Fury Road is everything you could hope for in a movie. It has drama, action, comedy, suspense, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The amount of satisfaction a viewer can have after watching the film is immense, as if it’s something a person is waiting for.

Our rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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2. THE MARTIAN (Ridley Scott). Entertainment at its best. The Martian is Ridley Scott’s redemption to his glorious career in science fiction. The film doesn’t have one single dull moment, it combines fun, wit, proper attitude of the character and a visually breath-taking scenery. One of the best films of 2015.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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3. INSIDE OUT (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen). Genius. Even though the film is operating in an abstract idea, everything actually makes sense. Inside Out is one of the best original films of 2015. It’s not short on fun, adventure, drama and imagination.

Our rating 5 out of 5 stars

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4. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (J.J. Abrams). So, everybody probably know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the biggest film of 2015. Breaking every record from the US and worldwide. No surprise there as the film is the most anticipated film this year, or even for the decade. Thankfully, the fans and the moviegoers wasn’t disappointed with the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise. While it may not be as original or as groundbreaking as the first Star Wars ever released back in 1977, the film boasts visually stunning pictures even in action sequences and what made it special is that it has the magic of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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5. SICARIO (Denis Villenueve). Smart, thrilling, eye-opening and daring. Sicario is a conscience ride, a journey of whether breaking the good and the bad. The film’s message is haunting as it is reality’s irrevocable truth. There’s too much in the film that leaves you with more than just its suspenseful confrontations and disturbing images.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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6. THE LITTLE PRINCE (Mark Osborne). Nothing short of brilliance, adapting something beloved and making it modern but still grasps the essence of its source material. The Little Prince is a heartfelt journey of maturity, acceptance and being young at heart. The animation looks magical as it jumps from 3D animation to stop-motion animation.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Creed

7. CREED (Ryan Coogler). Save the best for last, right? Creed is amazing. Not only because of its boxing sequences but also how the story was built to get there, that edge-of-your-seat and powerful finale. It’s both entertaining and smart. The film keeps it personal from start to finish which makes it a fulfilling experience.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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8. THE WALK (Robert Zemeckis). Watching the film felt magical. Robert Zemeckis again, uses the medium of filmmaking to tell a story in the most magnificent way. Also, the storytelling is also accompanied by a tremendous use of 3D.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Spy

9. SPY (Paul Feig). We know Melissa McCarthy is probably game in doing almost anything to make her movie funny and Spy is that perfect example. From making herself be the joke of the film to actually have fun of everything she’s doing which reflects in the film. It’s a laugh out loud action comedy film that squeezes every bit of talent in McCarthy.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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10. ANT-MAN (Peyton Reed). One of the funniest Marvel film, Ant-Man gets its comedy right from its cast. But its treatment is also refreshing even though some of it is Edgar Wright trademark which left the film due to creative differences with Marvel. But the film is highly entertaining and can be equal with Guardians of the Galaxy when it comes to wit but not originality.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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11. THE GOOD DINOSAUR (Peter Sohn). Second presentation of Disney-Pixar, The Good Dinosaur feels far from other Pixar films because of its treatment. It’s a bit formulaic but it works because of its charms and sincerity. There’s a lot of mature themes tackled here and they were delicately presented through good values in family and friendship.

Our rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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12. MR. HOLMES (Bill Condon). Staying away from the action, the adventure and the ladies. Mr. Holmes is a heartfelt little story that may be the biggest mystery in his life. Sir Ian McKellen did a terrific job and the story may be simple and quiet but it hits the heart.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

PAPER TOWNS

13. PAPER TOWNS (Jake Schreier). Soulful, sincere and honest. Paper Towns may have least known stars but its story gets the young, hopeful and innocent love. How a person believes love as a fairy tale, Nat Wolff and Cara Delevinge has a bright future ahead of them and this film is a great start.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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14. BRIDGE OF SPIES (Steven Spielberg). Though we’ve probably seen Tom Hanks in a role like in Bridge of Spies and Steven Spielberg already made something like this, the film still delivers the needed suspense and ends with a heart-warming and a cautionary not to be prejudice whatever the differences people have.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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