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The Best of Movies and Television in 2015

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Poldark. Photo: BBC

2015 has come and gone and it was another great year in the world of movies and television. So we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites a la Silver Petticoat style. We picked movies, TV movies and TV shows based on what aired in the U.S. in 2015 focusing in on categories and content that suits our site.

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Read on for our fun awards including categories about the most entertaining movies and TV shows of the year, romance, acting, period dramas, and, of course, the most swoon-worthy leading men. The awards were picked by us – the Silver Petticoat Review Editors!



Best Romantic Drama 


Brooklyn Movie Image
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Best Feminist Film


Suffragette - Carey Mulligan
Photo: Focus Features

Best Animated Film

Inside Out

Photo: Pixar

Best Romantic Space Opera

Jupiter Ascending

Photo: Warner Bros.

Best Gothic Romance

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak - Thomas and Edith
Photo: Universal Pictures/Legendary

Best Fairy Tale Film Adaptation


Photo: Disney

Best Teen Comedy

The Duff

wesley and bianca the duff
Photo: CBS Films

Best Sci-Fi Film

The Martian

movies and television in 2015
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Best YA Film Adaptation

Insurgent (TIE) 

Photo: Summit Entertainment
Photo: Summit Entertainment

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (TIE) 

Literary Men - Peeta
Photo: Lionsgate

Most Underrated Period Drama

Effie Gray

effie and millais
Photo: Sovereign Films/High Line Pictures

Most Underrated Drama

The Walk

movies and television in 2015
Photo: TriStar Pictures

Most Underrated Spy Film

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Most Underrated Comedy

The Intern

The Intern2
Photo: Warner Bros

Literary Leading Man You Want to Marry

Gabriel from Far From the Madding Crowd

Photo: Fox Searchlight

Most Swoon-worthy moment in a Film

Ellis gives Adaline “book” flowers in The Age of Adaline.

ellis and adaline flowers featured
Photo: Lionsgate

Best Movie Couple

Han Solo and Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

movies and television in 2015
Photo: Disney


By on January 5th, 2016

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6 thoughts on “The Best of Movies and Television in 2015”

  1. Ahh! So many favorites. Love all of the teen flicks listed, ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Far from the Madding Crowd,’ ‘Hawaii Five-O,’ ‘Poldark,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ S.H.I.E.L.D., ‘Arrow,’ Miss Fisher, ‘Call the Midwife,’ and so many more! Also, I agree that ‘Blindspot’ has a very promising new couple, and BOO to the break up of the Castle’s. I’m watching the season before the current and even married, they are so cute together – there’s plenty of fun and flirty banter still. Having them married makes it all the more entertaining I think.

    • There was definitely a lot of great films and shows this year! And I don’t really understand this new breaking up couples trend. I’m more upset by Scully and Mulder for the new X-Files since I don’t watch Castle. But that plot has been happening more frequently and I truly don’t get it. Creatively, it just doesn’t feel true to the stories.

  2. Great choices! Of COURSE Peggy and Jarvis are the best crime fighting duo. I love them together, and iZombie is a fantastic show. This reminds me that I have to see “Far From the Madding Crowd”. I didn’t get it as a Christmas gift, so it looks like I’ll be buying it myself. I thought I was the only person who thought Jupiter Ascending was enjoyable despite its faults. 🙂

    • Thanks! And of course. 🙂 I LOVE them! Yeah, I think Jupiter Ascending had an unfair attack on it. The film is not that bad. It’s really quite entertaining despite some of the flaws.


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