As 2015 winds down, like most cinephiles, we’re looking to get our hands on the titles that may have slipped under the radar or simply gone unseen. With the proliferation of streaming options, it’s thankfully easier than ever to play catch-up, and to assist with the process, we’re bringing you a rundown of the best titles of the year available to watch.

Curated from the Best Films of 2015 So Far list we published for the first half of the year, it also includes films we’ve enjoyed the past few months and some we’ve recently caught up on. This is far from a be-all, end-all year-end feature (that will come at the end of the year), but rather something that will hopefully be a helpful tool for readers to have a chance to seek out notable, perhaps underseen, titles from the year.

Note that we’re going by U.S. theatrical releases and the streaming services are limited solely to the territory as well. If you want to stay up-to-date with new titles being made available, check out our weekly column. In the meantime, see our rundown below, which will be updated as new titles hit streaming services, so make sure to bookmark. One can also click titles to see our official reviews or additional coverage.

’71 (Yann Demange) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
About Elly (Asghar Farhadi) // Netflix – iTunesGoogle
Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner) //Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Amy (Asif Kapadia) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Ballet 422 (Jody Lee Lipes) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga) // Netflix
Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Blackhat (Michael Mann) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Buzzard (Joel Potrykus) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
Call Me Lucky (Bobcat Goldthwait) //Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) // Amazon – iTunesGoogle
Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas) // AmazoniTunesGoogle


The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The End of the Tour (James Ponsoldt // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Entertainment (Rick Alverson // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Ex Machina (Alex Garland) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Experimenter (Michael Almereyda) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Faults (Riley Stearns) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap) //NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Hard to Be a God (Aleksei German) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Heaven Knows What (Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Horse Money (Pedro Costa) // Netflix


Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Inside Out (Pete Docter) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Iris (Albert Maysles) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso) // NetflixiTunes – Google
Junun (Paul Thomas Anderson) // iTunes
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgen) // HBO GO
Li’l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer) //AmazoniTunesGoogle
Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) // AmazoniTunesGoogle


Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Man From Reno (Dave Boyle) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Martian (Ridley Scott) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Mend (John Magary) //NetflixAmazon – iTunesGoogle
Mississippi Grind (Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) // AmazoniTunes
Paddington (Paul King) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Partisan (Ariel Kleiman) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Phoenix (Christian Petzold) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson) // Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry) // Netflix AmazoniTunesGoogle
Results (Andrew Bujalski) //NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle


The Russian Woodpecker (Chad Gracia) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark BurtonRichard Starzak) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Slow West (John Maclean) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Spring (Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
Tangerine (Sean Baker) //Netflix – Amazon – iTunesGoogle
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur) //Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Unexpected (Kris Swanberg) //Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Walk (Robert Zemeckis) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt) // Vimeo


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