Here Are Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Movies and TV Shows of 2015

Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
Warner Bros. Pictures Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road.

The list includes expected choices like "Mad Max: Fury Road" and lesser known critical darlings like the vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows"

Rotten Tomatoes has announced the winners of its 17th annual Golden Tomato Awards, which honor the movies and TV shows which received the best reviews by critics during the previous year. Rather than a simple top ten list, the website, which aggregates reviews to give movies and shows ratings on a scale of 0 to 100 percent, selects a winner in a series of categories broken down by genre and region.

The best reviewed wide-release movie of 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road, does not come as a big surprise, nor do other buzzy awards-season titles like Inside Out and Carol. But the inclusion of multiple categories allows films that aren’t otherwise getting much attention, like the vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the graphic novel adaptation Diary of a Teenage Girl, to crack the list.

On the TV side, new shows like Better Call Saul, Fargo, Master of None and recent sensation Making a Murderer received ample love from critics, with the former three looking to snag an award or two at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

If you’re looking to catch up on what you may have missed in 2015, the list below is a good place to start:

Best Reviewed Films
Wide Release: Mad Max: Fury Road
Limited Release: Room
Animated: Inside Out
Action/Adventure Film: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Mad Max: Fury Road
Thriller: Sicario
Comedy: What We Do In The Shadows
Drama: Brooklyn
Romance: Carol
Horror: It Follows
Kids/Family: Paddington
Documentary: Amy
Based on a Comic Book: Diary of a Teenage Girl
Musical or Music: Love & Mercy
Foreign: Timbuktu

Regional Film Awards
UK: Shaun the Sheep
Australia: Mad Mad: Fury Road
Mexico: Güeros

TV Category Awards
New TV Series: Better Call Saul
Returning TV Series: Fargo
Comedy: Master of None
Drama: Better Call Saul
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror: Doctor Who
TV Movie or Mini-Series: Fargo
Documentary: Making a Murderer

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