We’re now into December, the final month of the year, and while there are still some big movies to come, including a much-anticipated sequel you’re probably all aware of (yes, “Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” obviously), many are looking back. We’ve started our year-end features already, and more esteemed publications like Sight & Sound and Cahiers du Cinéma have published their Top 10s already.
The latest — in a theoretically more democratic way — to unveil their favorites, or at least the most popular, is venerable movie database IMDb, who’ve used their daily rankings to pick out the top-rated movies and TV shows of the year, via our sister site Thompson On Hollywood and the two videos below.
The TV side is perhaps less surprising, with “Game Of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” topping the list. Superhero shows do well too, with “Arrow” in third, “Daredevil” in fourth and “The Flash” in tenth, while “Narcos” comes in fifth, again suggesting that it’s one of Netflix’s biggest series to date.
There are perhaps more surprises on the movie side, with superhero pics “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” at the bottom of the Top 10, and mega-hits “Jurassic World” and “Furious 7” nowhere to be found. Instead, Pixar’s “Inside Out,” actioner “Mad Max: Fury Road” and sci-fi film “The Martian” lead the way, with films as diverse as “Straight Outta Compton,” “Sicario,” “Me and Earl and The Dying Girl” and “Ex Machina” also appearing.
Do they match your own IMDb browsing and rating? Are you upset that the general public have overlooked your own favorites? Let us know what you think of the lists below.