Ranking November 2015’s Movies From Worst To Best

Oscar contenders, big-budget blockbusters and...a crappy holiday movie...

November has been a huge, diverse month for cinema, what with a litany of Oscar hopefuls trotting out on limited release ahead of their wide rollouts, a couple of widely-anticipated blockbusters looking for box office dominance, and of course, those cloying holiday movies that always hit cinemas at this time of year. It's been a pretty damn solid month on the whole: the Oscar contenders were mostly strong, the blockbusters hit their targets (financial and otherwise), and it was only Christmas fare and a few low-level dramas that left audiences and critics cold. In short, there's not much in terms of major disappointments this past month, but a lot of great movies that delivered exhilarating experiences. Next month is, of course, an historically epic month at the movies, with with an even bigger torrent of films flooding multiplexes for Christmas Day, with the likes of David O. Russell, Quentin Tarantino and Alejandro G. Iñárritu unleashing their latest maybe-masterpieces upon film lovers. But before then, here are November 2015's movies ranked from worst to best...

17. Love The Coopers

RottenTomatoes Score: 21% (3.7/10 average score) Box Office: Made for a fairly modest $17 million, the film has just barely made its budget back, though will probably end up profitable as it's sold to Netflix and other home video outlets for seasonal plays over the next few years. Verdict: If you've seen the trailer, you were tipped off that this one was going to be a seasonal dud akin to the terrible likes of New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, terrible ensemble "comedies" starring ridiculously talented casts... who are then completely wasted on wretched scripts. Though it's less sentimental than expected and has some harsh edges, it's ultimately a tedious and uninteresting excursion, lacking the necessary cast chemistry and refreshing observations on the holiday period to make it worthwhile. Unless you're the most undemanding (and possibly inebriated) yuletide viewer, do yourself a favour and give it a miss.

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