The Best Older Movies I Saw in 2015

An annual tradition here at The End, this is a look at my favorite film discoveries of the year, any movie more than a few years old that I saw for the first time in 2015. Previous years include: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006. I watched 368 or so movies in 2015, roughly third of which qualify for this list. That’s a sizable decline from last year, where half the films I watched were discoveries, a result of spending more of my movie-time this year on new releases for Seattle Screen Scene and on rewatches for They Shot Pictures. Here are 75 that I liked.

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1. Linda Linda Linda (Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2005)

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2. It Felt Like a Kiss (Adam Curtis, 2009)

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3. News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977)

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4. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)

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5. Le bonheur (Agnès Varda, 1965)

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6. The Civil War (Ken Burns, 1990)

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7. Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty, 1934)

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8. Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa, 1965)

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9. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940)

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10. The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford, 1953)

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