Best new-to-me film discoveries of 2015

The best films released before 2014 that I saw for the first time in 2015.

I have logged 397 films on Letterboxd for 2015, have watched a few that are not on this site, and probably forgot a few more. This includes viewings of films I had already seen, including multiple viewings of some films this year (I probably logged Meshes of the Afternoon half a dozen times this year). For simplicity's sake, I saw 400 films this year, and by my count, 111 were released in 2014 or 2015, leaving me with 289 "old" films, including re-watches. I didn't count re-watches but for simplicity's sake assumed there were 39 so a top 50 could be a list of the…

  • The Captive

    1

  • The Text of Light

    2

  • L'Avventura

    3

  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    4

  • Dream Work

    5

  • Stalker

    6

  • Almayer's Folly

    7

  • City Lights

    8

  • The Puppetmaster

    9

  • To Sleep with Anger

    10

  • Out 1

    11

  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    12

  • On Dangerous Ground

    13

  • The Headless Woman

    14

  • Insiang

    15

  • The Animals of Eden and After

    16

  • The 47 Ronin

    17

  • Born in Flames

    18

  • The Green Ray

    19

  • Girl with Hyacinths

    20

  • The Third Man

    21

  • High and Low

    22

  • Inland

    23

  • Losing Ground

    24

  • Seeking the Monkey King

    25

  • Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl

    26

  • Blood

    27

  • The Hole

    28

  • The River

    29

  • Duelle

    30

  • Chimes at Midnight

    31

  • Early Summer

    32

  • Late Spring

    33

  • The True Story of Jesse James

    34

  • Mikey and Nicky

    35

  • Dreams

    36

  • Gun Crazy

    37

  • Anticipation of the Night

    38

  • The World of Apu

    39

  • Aparajito

    40

  • Raw Deal

    41

  • The Only Son

    42

  • Passing Fancy

    43

  • Mysteries of Lisbon

    44

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    45

  • The Fearmakers

    46

  • The Brick and the Mirror

    47

  • Barren Lives

    48

  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

    49

  • The Naked Spur

    50

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

    51