As movie releases go, 2015 is kind of a big deal.

From "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," this year is packed with sequels, blockbusters, and potential awards bait -- all vying for our hard-earned allowance money and, more importantly, our coveted thumbs up.

Audiences have seen everything from gritty sci-fi ("Fury Road") to inventive animated fare ("Inside Out") -- and there's even more movies on the way that are eager to get into our eyeballs. As we creep up on the end of the year, Moviefone's editors have put together a list of 2015's best films so far.