Temporal Top Ten – 2014


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 197
Number of movies reviewed – 225 (including 28 Encore Reviews)


I loved the movies of 2014, not only because it was the first full release year where I reviewed every movie I watched, but because there are at least twenty films that could have found spots on this list, but since I have to fair, I (begrudgingly) widdled it down to just 10.

Of the 9 best picture nominees, only 2 were able to crack my top ten and neither of them are among the two favorites that duked it out for the golden guy back in Feb.

For anyone who saw my end of the year top ten, you will notice slight changes between that list and this one because time and rewatches help to skew the perceptions from what they were beforehand. (For better or for worse)

Perhaps in another 6 months or 6 years, my opinion will once again change.

My #1 was actually a very easy choice because I love this movie and have already seen it 4 times (and I constantly have an urge to see it again very soon)

#2 is one of the most intense and innovative movies that I’ve seen in the last few years and despite many people faulting it for it’s length and science, it still remains very high on my list of favorite movie.

#3 is actually a guilty pleasure because it’s a love story that really drew me in, I’ve already seen it 3 times this year and can’t get enough of the characters.

#4 is a very emotional documentary for movie lovers like me and it is one of the few movies on this list that I’ve only seen once (so far) because it is not an easy watch.

#5 and #6 are interchangeable in my book because they are both great biopics that both deserved much more recognition than they got.

#7 and #10 are two excellent additions to the ever expanding superhero universe, both sequels IMHO are even better than their predecessors.

#8 is the only movie that I’ve seen since I made my end of year top ten and it was one that both I and my entire family extremely enjoyed because it had a great story and was hilarious.

#9 is a great addition to the Disney canon and is another one of these movies that I feel the urge to rewatch again soon when I get the chance.

Update 2 Apr 17 – Night Will Fall is now #6, all subsequent titles are bumped down one slot

Update 31 Mar 2019 – The Sixties is now #9, all subsequent titles are bumped down one slot.

My Top Tenx-men

Honorable mention – X-Men: Days of Future Pastbig hero 6

Honorable mention – Big Hero 6paddington

10. Paddington

9. The Sixtiescap am

8. Captain America: The Winter Soldieras

7. American Sniper

6. Night Will Fallselma

5. Selmalife itself

4. Life Itselffault

3. The Fault in Our Starsinterstellar

2. Interstellarguardians

1. Guardians of The Galaxy

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2014

  1. 22 Jump Street
  2. 3 Days to Kill
  3. ’71
  4. 99 Homes
  5. About Alex
  6. All this Mayhem
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Encore Review
  8. American Sniper Encore Review
  9. And So It Goes Encore Review
  10. And the Oscar Goes To…
  11. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
  12. Annie
  13. Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
  14. Automata
  15. Backcountry
  16. Bad Country
  17. Batman: Assault on Arkham
  18. Bear Story
  19. Before I Go to Sleep
  20. Big Driver
  21. Big Eyes  Encore Review
  22. Big Hero 6
  23. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Encore Review
  24. Black or White
  25. Blended
  26. Boogaloo & Graham
  27. Boxtrolls
  28. Boyhood Encore Review
  29. Brick Mansions
  30. Cake
  31. Calvary
  32. The Calling
  33. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  34. The Captive
  35. Chaos on the Bridge
  36. Chef
  37. Citizenfour
  38. Clouds of Sils Maria
  39. The Cobbler
  40. Cold in July
  41. Crawl or Die
  42. Cut Bank  Encore Review
  43. The Dam Keeper
  44. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  45. Divergent Encore Review
  46. Dracula Untold
  47. Draft Day Encore Review
  48. The Drop
  49. Edge of Tomorrow
  50. Equalizer, The
  51. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  52. Expendables 3, The
  53. The Fault in Our Stars Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  54. Face of an Angel, The
  55. Faults
  56. Force Majeure
  57. Fort Bliss
  58. Foxcatcher
  59. Frank
  60. Frontera
  61. Fury
  62. Get on Up
  63. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  Encore Review
  64. The Giver
  65. Godzilla
  66. Gone Girl Encore Review
  67. Good Marriage, A
  68. Goodbye to All That
  69. Grace of Monaco
  70. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  71. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5
  72. The Guest
  73. Gunfighter, The
  74. Heaven is For Real
  75. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  76. Horrible Bosses 2
  77. Housebound
  78. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  79. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  80. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  81. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  82. I Origins
  83. Imitation Game, The
  84. In Your Eyes
  85. Infinitely Polar Bear
  86. Inherent Vice
  87. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  88. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  89. Into the Storm
  90. Into the Woods
  91. It Follows
  92. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  93. Jersey Boys
  94. Jessabelle
  95. John Wick
  96. The Judge
  97. Just Before I Go
  98. Justice League: War
  99. Kill the Messenger
  100. Korengal
  101. Labyrinth of Lies
  102. Last Man on the Moon, The
  103. The Lego Movie
  104. Life Itself
  105. Lilting
  106. Love & Mercy
  107. Love Is Strange
  108. Lucy
  109. Maleficient
  110. Maps to the Stars
  111. The Maze Runner
  112. Me and My Moulton
  113. Mercy
  114. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  115. Million Dollar Arm
  116. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  117. The Monuments Men
  118. A Most Violent Year
  119. A Most Wanted Man
  120. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  121. Mr. Turner
  122. Muppets Most Wanted
  123. Need for Speed
  124. Neighbors
  125. Night Will Fall
  126. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  127. Noah
  128. Non-Stop
  129. The Normal Heart
  130. The Nut Job
  131. Obvious Child
  132. Olive Kitteridge
  133. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  134. Other Woman, The
  135. Out of the Dark
  136. Paddington
  137. Phoenix
  138. Playing It Cool
  139. Predestination
  140. Premature
  141. Pride
  142. The Prince
  143. The Purge: Anarchy
  144. Rage
  145. The Raid 2: Berandal
  146. Reasonable Doubt
  147. The Rewrite
  148. Ride
  149. Ride Along
  150. Rob the Mob
  151. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  152. RoboCop
  153. Sabotage
  154. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2
  155. Serena
  156. S*x Tape
  157. Signal, The
  158. Sixties, The
  159. Someone Marry Barry
  160. Son of Batman
  161. Song of the Sea
  162. Space Station 76
  163. St. Vincent
  164. Still Alice
  165. Taken 3
  166. Terror at the Mall
  167. Testament of Youth
  168. That Awkward Moment
  169. That Film About Money
  170. The Theory of Everything
  171. They Came Together
  172. This Is Where I Leave You
  173. Time Lapse
  174. Top Five
  175. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  176. Transcendence
  177. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  178. Two Days, One Night
  179. The Two Faces of January
  180. Unbroken
  181. Veronica Mars
  182. Voices, The
  183. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  184. War Story
  185. Water Diviner, The
  186. Welcome to New York
  187. What We Did on Our Holiday
  188. What We Do in the Shadows
  189. When the Game Stands Tall
  190. While We’re Young
  191. Whiplash
  192. White Bird in a Blizzard
  193. Wild
  194. Winter’s Tale
  195. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  196. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review
  197. You’re Not You


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