2015 was quite a year for film, with many memorable classics being released. However, there can only be one winner and that film has turned out to be none other than George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. The post-apocalyptic action epic has dominated Top 10 lists, won unanimous praise and was even named the Greatest Film of 2015 by the National Board of Review.
Now, it has the distinction of being Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed film of the year, alongside Oscar-tipped drama Room, both towering above the rest of the critical aggregator site.
Fury Road scored 97% “fresh,” a score that also saw it being the best-reviewed sci-film of the year. Room, a harrowing drama about a mother and son living in extreme circumstances, was named the best film on limited release with 99%. While Pixar’s Inside Out and Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, both scored 98% – higher than Mad Max – they had less reviews posted and were therefore placed lower, according to the site’s measurements.
It Follows (with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) got best horror movie, while Brooklyn was named the site’s best drama and Amy (96%) got best documentary.Carol (94%) was named best-reviewed romance, while Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (93%) was the site’s best-reviewed action movie.
Best Reviewed Movies and TV Shows of 2015
Best Wide Release: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Limited Release: Room
Best New TV Show: Better Call Saul
Best Returning TV Show: Fargo
Best Reviewed Movies of 2015 – Regional
Tomatazos Award (Best Film – Mexico): Güeros
Best Film – UK: Shaun the Sheep
Best Film – Australia: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Reviewed Movies of 2015 By Genre
Best Action Movie: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Best Animated Movie: Inside Out
Best Comedy: What We Do in the Shadows
Best Comic Book / Graphic Novel Adaptation: The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Drama: Brooklyn
Best Foreign Language Movie: Timbuktu
Best Horror Movie: It Follows
Best Kids / Family Movie: Paddington
Best Musical / Music Film: Love & Mercy
Best Romance: Carol
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Thriller: Sicario
Best Reviewed TV Shows of 2015
Best Drama: Better Call Saul
Best Comedy: Master of None
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror: Doctor Who
Best TV Movie / Miniseries: Fargo
Best Documentary Series: Making a Murderer