My Top Ten Movies Watched At Home In 2015

I’ll be posting a list of My Top Ten 2015 Movies (by UK release date) tomorrow but, as always, I also like to do a list of my favorite older films that I watched at home for the first time in the past year. I watch more movies at home in a year than I do in the cinema so it seems silly to ignore them as there are often some great ones that I’ve just seen for the first time.

I keep a full (sadly ranked!) list of what I watch throughout the year HERE and see that I watched 73 films at home in 2015. Yikes! That seems excessive. Well, I’ll admit that I don’t pay attention to half of them as they’re playing in the background while I do other stuff (especially those really shitty movies I’ve ranked at the very bottom of the list of 73). But I loved some of them so I’d like to highlight not just ten but the top fifteen. You should all know by now that I can’t ever make a top ten list only containing ten things! πŸ˜‰ But I did manage no ties…

So here are My Top Ten Movies Watched At Home In 2015 counting down to my very favorite (including the next five as honorable mentions). I’m proud that I’ve managed to review the full Top Ten other than my number one. Hmm… I really should say something about that one!

Honorable Mentions:

15. Miracle Mile
14. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
13. The Unbelievable Truth
12. Waxwork
11. Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Top Ten:

10. eXistenZ

9. Melancholia

8. Short Term 12

7. Dredd

6. We Are The Best!

5. Road House

4. Escape From Alcatraz

3. The Last Unicorn

2. Grave Of The Fireflies

1. Escape From New York

I wanted to keep this list simple so I’ve said nothing about any of these movies. But feel free to discuss them with me in the comments! πŸ™‚ I’ll say it was pretty easy deciding the order for these but I did have a hard time deciding which movie to put at number one for tomorrow’s list. Number one & two were so close! But I still managed no ties for tomorrow.

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35 thoughts on “My Top Ten Movies Watched At Home In 2015

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ Happy to hear from another Short Term 12 fan. I think Brie Larson has been great in everything I’ve seen her in so far. Dredd was fun and I was SO impressed with The Last Unicorn. Can’t believe I’d not even heard of it until this past year!

    • Haha! Thanks! I love this comment. I think this list is further proof that I’m clearly mental. I mean… from Road House to Grave Of The Fireflies? What a nutjob. πŸ˜‰

  1. Yay for Dredd! Yay for eXistenZ! Aaand that’s all I’ve seen from your top ten. #1 and #2 are right at the top of my “why haven’t you got round to watching these yet, you lunatic?!” list, though.

    • Yay! For… Those two! πŸ™‚ Yeah, my top two were also on MY “why the hell haven’t I watched these yet” list. In fact, both were watched right away in January (Fireflies on 01/01/15) when I try to start the year making myself watch things I’ve put off for years. Funny that they’re easily the top two. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m still in shock that u’d never seen Road House before this month. what wrong with u mutant??

    Nice list. Which Pelham is it? The original or the bad Denzel/Travolta remake? Knowing u, probably the latter πŸ™‚

  3. Some bold picks there, like Melancholia. I never loved getting depressed so much πŸ˜‰ Some gnarly cult classics too, like Road House (remake with Ronda Rousey coming) and Mr. Snake Plisken. Who do you want for the remake? Oh, and I still need to see Short Term 12… cuz Brie Larson. Thanks for the reminder.

    • For the Escape From New York remake? I want it to not happen! Lol. Remakes piss me off. Other than Dawn of the Dead, which was awesome. πŸ˜‰ I suppose Road House can’t be made WORSE. Ha! But I’d still probably skip that remake. I’ll be skipping the Point Break one – looks awful. Melancholia was so beautiful to look at – I liked it a lot. And Brie Larson is amazing! I’ve loved her in the few things I’ve seen. If you’re a fan, Short Term 12 is a must. πŸ™‚

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  5. The Taking Of Pelham 123 was a great movie. As someone who used to have to take the subway daily it had me keeping more alert.

    One movie I viewed again at home was the rap version of Spinal Tap. It’s 1993’s Fear Of A Black Hat.

    • Yeah, I really enjoyed Pelham. I love movies from the Seventies. Also NYC movies. Which is odd, as I’ve never been there plus I’m also slightly too young to remember much of the Seventies. πŸ™‚ Hmm – I’ve never seen Fear Of A Black Hat (or really heard of it but the name sounded familiar). I looked it up. I like the sound of that!! πŸ™‚

  6. Well this is perfectly saucy. Kurt Russell always looks like such a Billy Bad-ass. I admit to never having seen Road House, but that does look like fun. Really glad you’ve seen Short Term 12, that was one of my favorites of 2013, the acting in that from such young people was astonishing.

  7. Surprised and glad that Grave of the Fireflies is so high. It’s a tearfest, but I love it. And you just now saw Escape from New York? Wow! A great list, even if I’ve only seen the top three.

    • I love it too, even though it’s so so depressing. 😦 I love my Studio Ghibli, though. I know – I can’t believe I’d never seen Escape From New York before. Glad I finally did! You might like Escape From Alcatraz. It’s very good. πŸ™‚

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  9. I have GOT to see this Road House movie… it’s been all over your blog since Christmas wrapping time hahahahahaha. Looks like you caught some awesome movies this year, yay!

    • I’m pretty happy with what I saw at home this year! I somehow often manage to watch loads of shit while at home… Hehe – I wasn’t kidding about Road House being my new Christmas present wrapping movie. It made wrapping so much fun! πŸ˜‰

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