It is hard to believe that 2015 is just a few short weeks from coming to a close. It was full of ups, downs and a few sideways maneuvers. Hopefully every single one of our readers can look back through the year and pluck out some amazing moments, achievements and a few ah-ha learning moments. In typical year-end fashion, the worlds biggest publications will start to dropping their various versions of the Year in Review. Be it the best movies, best tv series, best PC game or best dressed. Whatever you are into, you will find a recap of the year somewhere, by somebody. Google follows suit in this yearly tradition by crunching the numbers from users on Google Play and pieces together the best of everything. Whether or not you end up agreeing with the masses is a completely different topic.

So what made the best of the best in 2015? Well, according to the Google Play data crunch team, a whole heck of a lot of things. They break down each list into various categories The entertainment side of hings covers Best Movies, TV Shows of the Year, Albums of the Year and Books of the year. Check it out:

Movies of the Year: 1. Interstellar  2. Lucy 3. American Sniper 4. The Interview 5. Kingsman: The Secret Service 6. Big Hero 6 7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 8. Get Hard 9. Avengers: Age of Ultron 10. Jurassic World

TV Shows of the Year: 1. Game of Thrones  2. The Walking Dead 3. Downton Abbey 4. Fear the Walking Dead 5. Vikings 6. Better Call Saul 7. The Big Bang Theory 8. Rick and Morty 9. Archer 10. American Horror Story

Albums of the Year: 1. 25 from Adele 2. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late from Drake  3. To Pimp A Butterfly from Kendrick Lamar 4. Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) from Various Artists 5. Beauty Behind The Madness from The Weeknd 6. Dark Sky Paradise (Deluxe) from Big Sean 7. American Beauty/American Psycho from Fall Out Boy 8. Dreams Worth More Than Money from Meek Mill 9. Compton from Dr. Dre 10. DS2 (Deluxe) from Future

Books of the Year: 1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James 2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E L James 3. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James 4. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James 5. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen  and Jim DeFelice 6. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins 7. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn 8. The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir 9. Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E L  James 10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Any surprises in there? I know a few of he movies and TV shows that I enjoy occasionally made the lists. As for tunes, I don’t listen to much that didn’t originate prior to the mid 90’s. I will certainly be checking out some of the things I am not familiar with to see how they fair to me. The list above isn’t all the details that exist though. There is a complete page dedicated to the best of 2015 for apps and games as well.

The games front shows what many of you might suspect. Titles like Crossy Roads, Fallout Shelter, Clash of Clans and Mortal Combat X are obvious choices. Dude Perfect 2, Doodle Jump, Alpha Bear and Prune might not have been on your radar though.

App brought in titles like YouTube Kids, HBO Now, Showtime, Skype, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Nova Launcher. Some lesser known apps like Wishbone, Doodle: Schedule Maker, Cleo for Messenger and Memrise Learn Languages Free might be worth checking out.

You can browse the entire 2015 collection of entertainment, apps and games on the dedicated Google Play Store Best of 2015 page at your leisure.

  • Savannah ADAMS

    youtube for kids isn’t available outside of us. I ended up downloading it from here