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Top Indies in the iTunes Store for 2015

Ex Machina

in Filmmaking
on Dec 9, 2015

As the year winds to an end, it seems everyone’s got a Top Ten list to share. In the case of iTunes, they’ve unleashed their Best of 2015 list, which is broken down into various lists, including the most downloaded films overall, the most downloaded independent films, the most downloaded documentaries, the most downloaded films that debuted at film festivals in 2015 as well as iTunes’ editorial picks.

In other words, it’s a great place to start if you want to catch up on festival favorites or other indie hits that you may have missed so far. Interestingly, most of the most downloaded indie hits of the year actually came out last year (remember The Imitation Game?).

As you might have guessed, the top downloaded movies of the year overall skew mainstream and kid-friendly with Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World all making the list. Below are the lists of most downloaded indie films, most downloaded docs, top festival discoveries and iTunes editorial picks.

Top Independent Movies
1. The Imitation Game
2. Birdman
3. Ex Machina
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Whiplash
6. Wild
7. St. Vincent
8. True Story
9. Woman In Gold
10.  Still Alice

Top Documentaries
1. Cartel Land
2. Amy
3. Citizenfour
4. I Am Chris Farley
5. Froning
6. Meru
7. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
8. Dior and I
9. The Wolfpack
10. Propeller: A Vans Skateboarding Video

Top Festival Discoveries:
1. Ex Machina
2. True Story
3. Woman In Gold
4. Bone Tomahawk
5. Dope
6. Cartel Land
7. Mr. Holmes
8. Amy
9. The Overnight
10. I’ll See You in My Dreams

Editorial Picks:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Inside Out
Cartel Land
Ex Machina
It Follows
The Martian
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Straight Outta Compton

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