I know people hate this, but TFA is the best one.
  1. Good acting
  2. Strong female lead
    Like, an ACTUAL strong female lead that's believable, not forced. No pun intended.
  3. True to the originals
    In theme, feel, look, etc.
  4. Completely ignores midichlorians
  5. Good pace
    It's fast, but never awkward.
  6. Most importantly, A SYMPATHETIC VILLAIN!
    Finally, Star Wars gives us a villain we can care about and understand. Kylo Ren is everything Darth Vader should have been.
  7. Lastly, George Lucas doesn't like it
    This is a dead giveaway that it's the best one.