Temporal Top Ten – 2014


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 200
Number of movies reviewed – 230 (including 30 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. Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A
  65. The Giver
  66. Godzilla
  67. Gone Girl Encore Review
  68. Good Marriage, A
  69. Goodbye to All That
  70. Grace of Monaco
  71. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  72. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5
  73. The Guest
  74. Gunfighter, The
  75. Heaven is For Real
  76. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  77. Horrible Bosses 2
  78. Housebound
  79. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  80. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  81. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  82. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  83. I Origins
  84. Imitation Game, The
  85. In Your Eyes
  86. Infinitely Polar Bear
  87. Inherent Vice
  88. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  89. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  90. Into the Storm
  91. Into the Woods
  92. It Follows
  93. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Encore Review
  94. Jersey Boys
  95. Jessabelle
  96. John Wick
  97. The Judge
  98. Just Before I Go
  99. Justice League: War
  100. Kill the Messenger
  101. Korengal
  102. Labyrinth of Lies
  103. Last Man on the Moon, The
  104. The Lego Movie
  105. Life Itself
  106. Lilting
  107. Love & Mercy
  108. Love Is Strange
  109. Lucy
  110. Maleficient
  111. Maps to the Stars
  112. The Maze Runner
  113. Me and My Moulton
  114. Mercy
  115. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  116. Million Dollar Arm
  117. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  118. The Monuments Men
  119. A Most Violent Year
  120. A Most Wanted Man
  121. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  122. Mr. Turner
  123. Muppets Most Wanted
  124. Need for Speed
  125. Neighbors
  126. Night Will Fall
  127. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  128. Noah
  129. Non-Stop
  130. The Normal Heart
  131. The Nut Job
  132. Obvious Child
  133. Olive Kitteridge
  134. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  135. Other Woman, The
  136. Out of the Dark
  137. Paddington
  138. Phoenix
  139. Playing It Cool
  140. Predestination
  141. Premature
  142. Pride
  143. The Prince
  144. The Purge: Anarchy
  145. Rage
  146. The Raid 2: Berandal
  147. Reasonable Doubt
  148. The Rewrite
  149. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
  150. Ride
  151. Ride Along
  152. Rob the Mob
  153. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  154. RoboCop
  155. Sabotage
  156. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2
  157. Serena
  158. S*x Tape
  159. Signal, The
  160. Sixties, The
  161. Someone Marry Barry
  162. Son of Batman
  163. Song of the Sea
  164. Space Station 76
  165. St. Vincent
  166. Still Alice
  167. Taken 3
  168. Terror at the Mall
  169. Testament of Youth
  170. That Awkward Moment
  171. That Film About Money
  172. The Theory of Everything
  173. They Came Together
  174. This Is Where I Leave You
  175. Time Lapse
  176. Top Five
  177. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  178. Transcendence
  179. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  180. Two Days, One Night
  181. The Two Faces of January
  182. Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, The
  183. Unbroken
  184. Veronica Mars
  185. Voices, The
  186. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  187. War Story
  188. Water Diviner, The
  189. Welcome to New York
  190. What We Did on Our Holiday
  191. What We Do in the Shadows
  192. When the Game Stands Tall
  193. While We’re Young
  194. Whiplash
  195. White Bird in a Blizzard
  196. Wild
  197. Winter’s Tale
  198. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  199. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  200. You’re Not You


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