American Film Institute Names Its Best TV Shows and Best Movies of 2015 — Here Are the AFI Top 10 Lists

Dec 18, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The prestigious American Film Institute TV Programs of the Year and Movies of the Year lists are out for 2015, and among the headlines, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” just hitting theaters today, was named one of the year’s 10 most outstanding movies.

The TV side is represented mostly by cable series, as has been the trend lately.

In addition to its top 10 lists, the organization bestowed an AFI Special Award on the series “Mad Men” for “its contributions to America’s cultural legacy.” The group noted that the AMC series, which ended its run this year, made the AFI Awards list a total of seven times, more than any other TV show in the history of the awards.

Here are the lists …

AFI TV Programs of the Year for 2015

“The Americans”

“Better Call Saul”




“Game of Thrones”


“Master of None”

“Mr. Robot”


AFI Movies of the Year for 2015

“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”


“Inside Out”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”



“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

“Straight Outta Compton”

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  1. What? No The Walking Dead? It was riveting this year, as it is every year. I call foul.

  2. I’m disappointed “Man in the High Castle” isn’t on the list.

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