The Ten: Best Movies of 2015
Project-Nerd loves the movies, so we’re back with another Top Ten list. With last year’s movies closing up shop, the team at Project-Nerd decided to get together and share their favorites of 2015 by voting on what they loved the most.
Even though it feels like 2015 is lacking in the award contenders, big blockbusters and famed franchises made a splash in the box office and on our top ten list. Movies were as strong as they have been in recent years, and the action, sci-fi, and comic genres shined again.
How It Works
Each current staff member of Project-Nerd was asked to submit his or her top ten movies of the year. The lists were then combined into a spreadsheet with each first place pick getting ten points down to the tenth choice receiving one point. Once the points were combined, any tiebreakers were decided on based on how many people voted for them.
11 Project-Nerd staff members returned ballots of their top movies of the year.
The #1 movie was on all returned ballots
30 different movies were voted for
The #9 movie was on the least amount of ballots of movies in the top ten
Here is Project-Nerd’s The Ten Best Movies of 2014, starting with number ten…
10. The Hateful Eight
Potentially listed higher had it had more screen time with the voters, The Hateful Eight was the second least voted movie on the list but was loved enough to crack the final ten.
9. It Follows
This horror movie received fewer votes than any other top-ten finisher, but was so loved by those that voted for it, it not only made the cut but made it a couple spots in.
The second of Marvel’s 2015 movies made it on the list thanks to some last-minute voters pushing it over the top. Ant-Man actually appeared on 40% of the ballots, but never went above the top five.
7. The Martian
A movie I thought would have been higher was still loved enough to make the list. Only on 40% of the ballots and only ranked higher than five once, The Martian still made its impression.
Daniel Craig’s last bout as James Bond was recognized by half of the Project-Nerd team members who voted, giving it a nice spot on the top ten list.
5. Jurassic World
The temporary king of the box office did not go unrecognized by the Project-Nerd team. With most of the staff being the right age for this movie to hit the nostalgia trigger, it’s no surprise we find it on the top half of our list.
4. Ex Machina
Ex Machina was a dark horse if there ever was one this year. Quietly released earlier in the year, the fantastic science-fiction film was loved by the Project-Nerd team, tying for third place point wise but getting edged out due to less first place votes.
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman was a resounding success that was talked about and praised almost all year in the Project-Nerd groups. The movie popped up on 60% of the ballots and received more first place votes than any other title.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
Present on more than two-thirds of the ballots, the return of Mad Max was well received by the Project-Nerd team. So much so, it made it to number two and had a first place vote.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Was it even close? No. Just like Guardians of the Galaxy destroying last year’s list, Star Wars: The Force Awakens produced even better results. It showed up on everybody’s ballot, included multiple first place votes, and had a margin of more than double the second place’s points.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation all narrowly missed the list while Pan and What We Do In the Dark were also on multiple ballots.
What We Do in the Dark and The Revenant were the highest-rated movies by a single voter to not make it on the list.
That’s it for Project-Nerd’s Top Ten Movies of 2015. What movies did you love this year? Let us know in the comments below.