Souls in the Shell
One of the great highlights of 2015 was Alex Garland's Ex Machina. His debut as a director had none of the regular starting jitters and went straight for the jugular. Posing as an erotic treatise on artificial intelligence, it is actually a stinging indictment on human, and particularly masculine, stupidity.
When it played at the start of the Imagine film festival in Amsterdam (which had "We Love Robots" as this year's theme, as luck would have it), it not so much opened that festival as conquered it, immediately giving the fest its audience winner.