Google has announced its comprehensive list of the best movies, apps, music, TV shows and games. From Interstellar, to Adele, Fifty Shades of Grey and to my favorite of all Game of Thrones, Google’s best of lists are pretty spot on. Although I take issue with The Interview as I found that movie to be downright horrible, but I’m clearly in the minority. And the best books of the year were graced four times by Fifty Shades of Grey for 200 total shades, although I can’t argue with those selections as almost half of the females I know could not stop blabbering about the series.

Here are Google’s top five lists for Movies, TV shows, Albums and Books.

Movies of the Year 1. Interstellar 2. Lucy 3. American Sniper 4. The Interview 5. Kingsman: The Secret Service

TV Shows of the Year 1. Game of Thrones 2. The Walking Dead 3. Downton Abbey 4. Fear the Walking Dead 5. Vikings

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

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

Some of the best games and apps of the year: (descriptions are from the Google Play Store)

Complete list of the best games of 2015 can be found here.

The best apps of 2015 can be found here.

Fallout Shelter – LINK


Create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life.

Clash of Clans – LINK

From rage-­filled Barbarians with glorious mustaches to pyromaniac wizards, raise your own army and lead your clan to victory! Build your village to fend off raiders, battle against millions of players worldwide, and forge a powerful clan with others to destroy enemy clans.

DomiNations – LINK

DomiNations is an epic combat strategy game of advancement, exploration, and conquest from legendary game designer Brian Reynolds. Choose your Nation from among the greatest civilizations of the world, and lead it to ultimate victory throughout all of human history – from the Stone Age to the Space Age! Build a capital city, train your army and dominate rival Alliances to become the most powerful ruler on the planet!

Minecraft: Pocket Edition – LINK

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.

Empires and Allies – LINK

Welcome to Empires & Allies, an all-new modern military strategy game that puts the weapons of modern war at your fingertips in a never-ending battle to conquer the world.

Alphabear – LINK

Alphabear is an original word puzzle game by Spry Fox, the developer of the award winning game Triple Town.

In Alphabear, you spell words by selecting letters on a grid. When you use letters that are adjacent to each other, bears appear! The more letters you use, the bigger the bear gets, and the more points you earn!


HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO—every season, every episode of HBO’s original series—plus more of the biggest and latest movies than any other streaming service. All you need is the internet.

YouTube Gaming – LINK

YouTube Gaming keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you. Featuring videos and live streams with chat — including let’s plays, reviews, speedruns, trailers, and more from your favorite gamers and publishers — you can explore the games you care about more deeply than ever before.

With videos covering Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Garry’s Mod, and tens of thousands more, it’s all on YouTube Gaming.

Retrica – LINK

Retrica is a simple photo taking and sharing app with a near infinite combination of live filters, layout, editing, social and secret sharing options. You can shoot the same moment a million ways and share it with the world, that special someone or anyone you want.

Action Launcher 3 – LINK

Looking for a more powerful and flexible launcher that oozes Material Design? Action Launcher 3 to the rescue! Action Launcher 3 replaces your homescreen with a colorful, customizable and speedy app you’ll quickly learn to love.

Nova Launcher – LINK

The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen

Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the top launcher for modern Android, embracing full Material Design throughout.

Google Photos – LINK

Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos. Automatically organized and searchable, you can find photos fast and bring them to life. It’s the photo gallery that thinks like you do.

The apps and games listed above are just a sampling from the best of 2015 lists. As the year winds to an end and you take some time off of work, check out some of these apps, games, movies, books and more. Google’s lists really are quite good.

Source – Google Blog

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