The second end of the year list is here as it is time to lay out my favorite movies I saw in 2015.  There a couple of notes about the list that I want to get out of the way before we get started.. The first is that when I go to the movies, I want to be entertained.  Some people take movies a pure pieces of art, others take them as entertainment.  I’m much more on the latter half of that and my list reflects that.  They might not be the deepest movies or the ones that will win all the awards, but they are the ones I enjoyed the most.  The second note is that the score I gave a movie when I reviewed it does not matter when it comes to this list.  Thoughts on movies change as time passes and I rewatch them.  Also, while The Revenant and The Hateful 8 have been in limited release, they are not out where I live so I have yet to see them. So while they might deserve spots on this list, you won’t find them on here. As with my worst movies list, you can click on the title of any movie on the list to read my review. Here we go:

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Believe it or not, whether you’ve seen The Force Awakens or not, whether you even like Star Wars or not, you have all been part of history.  The newest addition to the Star Wars saga shattered pretty much every opening weekend record there is, including the U.S. domestic record.  It posted around 247 million there alone (close to my $250 million prediction).  But this is more than just how much money the movie made or how many records it broke.  Let’s take a step back and look at the impact this movie has made on the entire world.

This review is spoiler-free.

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Ladies and gentlemen, a round of applause please for J.J. Abrams.  Star Wars is back, my friends.

I know I’m a little late on this, but I wanted to see it twice to give you the best review possible.  I have to keep it short to avoid spoilers and trust me, you don’t want this movie spoiled for you.  The Force Awakens follows a new generation of characters who, with the help of some of the old characters we know and love, take on the evil First Order, led by Kylo Ren.  Trust me, that’s all you need to know about the plot.  See the movie to find out more.