Welcome to RT’s 17th Annual Golden Tomato Awards, in which we honor the best-reviewed movies and TV shows of 2015. From the biggest Hollywood hits to the most provocative indies, we’ve got the films that won the critics’ hearts — and probably inspired you as well.

Best-Reviewed Movies/TV


Best-Reviewed Movies by Genre


Best-Reviewed TV Shows by Genre


How it works

  • The rankings represent the most up-to-date Tomatometer scores as of December 31, 2015.
  • Limited releases are defined as opening in 600 or less theaters at initial release. Platform releases, or movies initially released in fewer than 600 theaters that later expand, are categorized as Wide Release. Foreign releases are defined as non-English language films.
  • In order to qualify for a Golden Tomato Award, a movie must have been released in theaters in 2015, and it must have at least 40 reviews. We use an adjusted Tomatometer score that takes into consideration the number of reviews in addition to the base Tomatometer score.
  • For TV, the winners are determined by which Certified Fresh TV seasons/movies have the highest Tomatometer scores, and the number of reviews is the tiebreaker. A season of a TV show is Certified Fresh when it has a score of 75 percent or higher, with at least 20 reviews, and at least 5 reviews by top critics. A TV movie is Certified Fresh when it has at least 40 reviews. All eligible TV seasons/movies must have premiered in the 2015 calendar year.