Looks like it's that time of year again - the end, that is. And with it comes the usual end-of-year lists. And since this particular Screen Nation editor suffers from serious FOMO, we've decided to jump on the "Best of 2015" bandwagon as well (in fact, check out our "Best Films of 2014" video here).
Unfortunately, most of the Oscar frontrunners like the critically acclaimed, Cate Blanchett-starring "Carol", or much hyped-about outings like Tarantino's upcoming passion project "The Hateful Eight" have yet to reach our desperately anticipating shores, so we'll be presenting you with a list of our favourite movies that were released in Australia this year (that is not Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because come on, that's basically a given at this point; let's give the little guys the spotlight for a change), in the form of a neat little supercut below:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
The Lobster - dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Mad Max: Fury Road - dir. George Miller
99 Homes - dir. Ramin Bahrani
The End of the Tour - dir. James Ponsoldt
The Martian - dir. Ridley Scott
While We're Young - dir. Noah Baumbach
Inside Out - dir. Pete Docter
Sicario - dir. Denis Villeneuve
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter - dir. David and Nathan Zellner
A Most Violent Year - dir. JC Chandor
It Follows - dir. David Robert Mitchell
Girlhood - dir. Celine Sciamma
Dear White People - dir. Justin Simien
Creed - dir. Ryan Coogler
Kingsman: The Secret Service - dir. Matthew Vaughn
Mistress America - dir. Noah Baumbach
Ex Machina - dir. Alex Garland
Youth - dir. Paolo Sorrentino
"We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We're kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize a little bit with other people. And for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us." - Roger Ebert
Do you agree or disagree with our list?
What were your favourite movies of 2015?
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