Best-Reviewed Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies 2015

 

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 111.89%
Critics Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.
Synopsis: Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#2
Adjusted Score: 108.141%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.
Synopsis: The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

#3

The Martian (2015)
91%

#3
Adjusted Score: 104.008%
Critics Consensus: Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.
Synopsis: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#4

Ex Machina (2015)
92%

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.119%
Critics Consensus: Ex Machina leans heavier on ideas than effects, but it's still a visually polished piece of work -- and an uncommonly engaging sci-fi feature.
Synopsis: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 96.551%
Critics Consensus: The Forbidden Room may frustrate viewers looking for a linear experience, but those seeking a challenge -- or already familiar with director Guy Maddin's work -- will be rewarded.
Synopsis: A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get... [More]
Directed By: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson

  • Dr.Malicious, MD

    The only reason why people like the new Mad Max is because of feminism. Seriously, I’m supposed to believe that old women can take on grown ass men (that also look to mostly be in their prime) who outnumber them while going something like 150 mph? With cartoonish villains and silly plot devices along with blatantly obvious (yet misguided) social commentary, the whole film feels like a Social Justice Warrior wet dream (i.e Men, specifically white men, are evil savages while all women are helpless angelic victims…give me a break).

    Plus, Mad Max has almost NO personality or charisma (whether this a consequence of the script/direction or Tom Hardy’s acting is up for debate). So the guy can kill a bunch of gang bangers in the previous film, but gets his ass kicked by a one armed chick? More feminist bullshit. Note that I am referring to the character Mad Max and not the actors who played him.

    Seriously, I can’t remember a single line or anything memorable that he did in this movie, it was all Furiosa. Mad Max took a back seat in his own movie (which is indicative in how male and female feminist want men, specifically white men, to take a backseat in male dominated professions and let women take over simply on the virtue of being women), pathetic. Why not just called the film what it was; A spinoff, not a sequel. This was Furious Furiosa, not Mad Max. But of course all the beta males (manginas) and feminism (who unfortunately now make up the vast majority of media representation) jumped for joy for this overrated drivel…

    • pankamil

      I love this movie because of its mastery in cinematography, choreography, and editing; not because of some imaginary feminist stuff that people see in it for some reason. (Hey, saving princesses is not exactly what SJWs see as a proper plot!) Max is basically the same character he was in the Thunderdome – he is mainly an observer, like any main character in any George Miller movie from the last 20 years. Furiosa was a great character. Nux was a great character too. And Immortan Joe. All the bad guys were. World created for this movie was amazing. That’s why people love this movie. Propaganda has nothing to do with it.

      • Dr.Malicious, MD

        George Miller himself admitted that the film is feminist. And all those technical achievements don’t mean anything if all they sum up to is flavor-of-the-year politically correct bs…(Also, Thunderdrome was terrible)

        • dfsfdv

          Is it not possible to be a great film as well as be feminist?

          • Dr.Malicious, MD

            I partially don’t like films that adhere to contemporary biased ideologies (referring to 3rd wave feminism, here), so no in my opinion. Also, the film is just silly and overrated; most people only like it BECAUSE it is feminist. The film has almost no timeless qualities to it like say The first Mad Max or The Road Warrior. The film just seems to pander to SJW’s in my opinion…

          • Not for people like him.
            Fortunately, there aren’t a lot of them.
            Unfortunately, they tend to have a lot of time to whine about these things.

        • Timothy Keefe

          Rescuing sex slaves from a warlord is not feminism vs patriarchy, it’s good vs evil, but you’re entitled to your own opinion. It makes me happy that your misogyny and the onanistic love of your own intelligence have kept you from experiencing joy.

          • Dr.Malicious, MD

            OK RT approved this comment so Ill just rewrite it, weird…

          • Dr.Malicious, MD

            Hmm I posted a comment to you earlier but whatever, I’ll post again.

            “Rescuing sex slaves from a warlord is not feminism vs patriarchy, it’s good vs evil, but you’re entitled to your own opinion.”

            Actually it does considering that George Miller himself called his film feminist. And that is the point: He is equating patriarchy (Specifically “White Male Patriarchy”) with evil and feminism as good. He clumsily incorporates contemporary socio-political ideologies with the subtlety of a fart at a funeral.

            *” It makes me happy that your misogyny and the onanistic love of your own intelligence have kept you from experiencing joy.”*

            And it makes me happy that you are an pretentious, condescending, beta who is unable to comprehend his own sophistry (Criticizing feminism =/= misogyny). You know nothing about me, or how I utilize my intelligence. Lol you’re so dumb that you actually think that because I didn’t like this overrated film I somehow don’t know how to experience joy. A moronic comment from a moronic person (i.e, you). Next!

    • sprode

      Seems fitting that your name is Dr. Malicious.

    • Lucas Lima Batista Lima

      Nobody who like Fury Road like because of feminism, this argument is pathetic,and liar,everybody who like Fury Road like because of ACTION!!!!!!!!!

      • Dr.Malicious, MD

        The “Action” is feminist idealist garbage and, once more, THE DIRECTOR HIMSELF ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE FILM IS FEMINIST, LOOK IT UP. So I’m supposed to believe that old women can take on grown men??

        • Lucas Lima Batista Lima

          The action is action nothing more, there is no feminist action genre, you hate so much feminists or is misogynistic

          • Dr.Malicious, MD

            “The action is action nothing more, there is no feminist action genre”

            Did I say there was? Have you not heard of social commentary before? Here is an article of George Miller admitting to being a feminist (and that his film is as well): http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/05/mad-max-fury-road-george-miller-interview.

            “…, you hate so much feminists or is misogynistic.”
            Muhsajoneeeeeee!!
            Hating feminism is muhsajoneee!
            Muh feminism!

            You address none of the points that I made and resort to pathetic ad hominem attacks. You can’t even comprehend that criticism of an ideology is not the same as criticism of a gender (false equivalence fallacy). Or that adhering to whatever popular (trendy) soc-political climate of the day relinquishes the timeless of a film (Like Road Warrior) and makes them nothing more than mere propaganda. You are a sheep: an ideologue without an original thought in that vacuous space of matter you call a brain. Either that or you are just a troll and I shouldn’t waste anymore time responding to you…

    • fire lion

      Wut? Bro Im a totally anti feminist but you sound dumb.

      • Dr.Malicious, MD

        Ok but you have no counter argument so that only exposes how dumb you are.

  • Renato Rocha

    Mad Max is very very good, but is super overrated, it’s not that all.

  • Jake Armistead

    Mad Max was superb, loved every minute of it. Best action movie since Die Hard for me.

  • Paul Valentine

    Mad Max was horrible, no plot, no character development, just one stupid chase scene after another. I gave up about halfway through.

    • Lucas Lima Batista Lima

      Horrible?? Mad Max is amazing, And the chase scenes are one of the best stories of cinema,Open your mind…

  • Big V

    As hard as it is to admit I did enjoy mad max more than force awakens. Max felt fresher and furiosa was amazing. Also it really was the practical effects that wowed me. I haven’t had such a sense of wonder in a while.

  • Nikolas D. Zografos

    All of the people claiming its the feminism that is getting this all of its accolades:

    I could give a rats-ass about feminism, and I still considered this to be the freshest, most exhilarating movie I’ve seen in theaters, possibly ever.

    It has nothing to do with the message, I was hooked from the opening frames. It has everything to do with the cinematography, the film’s style, the editing, the score. It wins on every level.

    If you can’t appreciate the beauty of this movie, then perhaps film isn’t your cup of tea.

  • fire lion

    Mad Max was so overrated. Even Thunderdome had more soul.

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