Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Loved it. I know saying this is going to make some fans groan, but I think this is my favorite film in the series. It all boils down to the characters and The Force Awakens marks the first time that I have liked/enjoyed ALL of the main characters in a Star Wars film. Yes, even Kylo Ren. Especially, Kylo Ren.
I was not bothered by the similarities to A New Hope. Perhaps it is because I haven't seen any of the original trilogy films in at least a decade and was never one to rewatch them over and over before that. It might be because I view the film as a changing of the guard, our old heroes handing off the reins of the story to the new, and feel that building the new beginning off the back of the old isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I did have a problem with parts of the story being rushed or even left out for the sake of time, but that did not diminish my enjoyment of the film.