Circuit Community: Can You Predict YOUR Own Top 10 of 2015?

revenant2Here at the Awards Circuit, we fixate our lives on predicting the Academy Awards, as well as other shows that cite the best.  Constantly bickering about which actor or film isn’t listed in the predictions, the conversations often reach an impeccable height (which there’s obviously more important things to get angry about).

You may or may not think you know the Academy members, and what they’re planning to do before they even do it, but how WELL do you know YOURSELF?  Which leads me to today’s question: can you predict YOUR personal Top 10 films of 2015?  In the comments below, and based on you knowing what you like and don’t like, list the 10 films you think will end up topping your list.  Some films you may have already seen, others you haven’t even seen a single frame.  That’s the beauty of this little experiment, to see what will happen by the end of the year.  We’ll repost this at that time to compare and contrast.

Here are mine but I’m sure they’ll change by year’s end:

  1. “The Revenant” (20th Century Fox) – Alejandro G. Inarritu
  2. “Carol” (The Weinstein Company) – Todd Haynes
  3. “Freeheld” (Lionsgate) – Peter Sollett
  4. “The Danish Girl” (Focus Features) – Tom Hooper
  5. “Grandma” (Open Road) – Paul Weitz
  6. “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) – George Miller
  7. “I Saw the Light” (Sony Pictures Classics) – Marc Abraham
  8. “Bridge of Spies” (Walt Disney Pictures) – Steven Spielberg
  9. “By the Sea” (Universal Pictures) – Angelina Jolie
  10. “Amy” (A24) – Asif Kapadia


What do you think?

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Connor Olen

1.) Room
2.) Inside Out
3.) The Little Prince
4.) Me, Earl, & The Dying Girl
5.) The Revenant
6.) Ex Machina
7.) Paper Towns
8.) Bridge Of Spies
9.) Spectre
10.) The Good Dinosaur

Colin Biggs

Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, Slow West, The Revenant, Trainwreck, Spectre, Macbeth, The Salvation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Joseph Trusson

1. Freeheld- Peter Sollett
2. Inside Out- Pete Docter
3. Bridge of Spies- Steven Spielberg
4. X+Y (A Brilliant Young Mind)- Morgan Matthews
5. Me & Earl & The Dying Girl- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
6. The Walk- Robert Zemeckis
7. Steve Jobs- Danny Boyle
8. The Good Dinosaur- Peter Sohn
9. Suffragette- Sarah Gavron
10. The Danish Girl- Tom Hooper

travis larson

1. The Revenant
2. In the Heart of the Sea
3. Inside out
4. Carol
5. Ex Machina
7. The program
8. MacBeth
10. Black Mass


1- The Revenant
2- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3- The Hateful Eight
4- Steve Jobs
5- Straight Outta Compton
6- Amy
7- Joy
8- Spectre
9- Bridge of Spies
10- Mad Max: Fury Road


1. Steve Jobs
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Creed
4. Youth
5. The Revenant
6. Spectre
7. The Martian
8. Macbeth
9. Sicario
10. Black Mass

Keaton Brower

1. Joy
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Carol
4. Steve Jobs
5. The Revenant
6. Beasts of No Nation
7. Youth
8. Suffragette
9. Our Brand is Crisis
10. The Good Dinosaur


I would try to guess:
1. Inside Out
2. The Revenant
3. Joy
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. The Danish Girl
6. It Follows
7. Ex Machina
8. Suffragette
9. Carol
10. Steve Jobs

Or something like that. Spectre, Bridge of Spies, and The Hateful Eight are all strong possibilities as well.

Jack Moulton

Lets do this!

1. Anomalisa (happy to include this regarding today’s TIFF news)
2. The Revenant
3. The End of the Tour
4. Virgin Mountain
5. 99 Homes
6. The Stanford Prison Experiment (only film I’ve already seen)
7. The Program
8. The Lobster
9. Green Room
10. Brooklyn

5 alts: Room, Victoria, Youth, Carol, Steve Jobs

Aaron Engel G. Peixoto

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Victoria, the one-shot wonder from Berlin
3. Inside Out
4. The Tribe
5. Beasts of No Nation
6. Carol
7. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
8. The Good Dinosaur
9. Spotlight
10. Macbeth


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