Temporal Top Ten – 2014


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 211
Number of movies reviewed – 250(including 39 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. The Address
  7. All this Mayhem
  8. Amazing Spider-Man 2, The             Encore Review
  9. American Sniper                            Encore Review
  10. And So It Goes        Encore Review
  11. And the Oscar Goes To…
  12. Angriest Man in Brooklyn, The
  13. Annie
  14. As Above, So Below
  15. Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
  16. Automata
  17. Babadook, The
  18. Backcountry
  19. Bad Country
  20. Batman: Assault on Arkham
  21. Bear Story
  22. Before I Go to Sleep
  23. Before We Go
  24. Beyond the Lights
  25. Big Driver
  26. Big Eyes  Encore Review
  27. Big Hero 6
  28. Bing Crosby Rediscovered
  29. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Encore Review Encore Review 2
  30. Black or White
  31. Blended
  32. Boogaloo & Graham
  33. Boxtrolls
  34. Boyhood                   Encore Review
  35. Brick Mansions
  36. Cake
  37. Calvary
  38. The Calling
  39. Captain America: The Winter Soldier      Encore Review   Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  40. Captive, The
  41. Chaos on the Bridge
  42. Chef
  43. Citizenfour
  44. Clouds of Sils Maria
  45. Cobbler, The
  46. Cold in July
  47. Crawl or Die
  48. Cut Bank  Encore Review
  49. The Dam Keeper
  50. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  51. Divergent Encore Review
  52. Dracula Untold
  53. Draft Day Encore Review
  54. The Drop
  55. Edge of Tomorrow      Encore Review
  56. Equalizer, The
  57. Ex Machina
  58. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  59. Expendables 3, The
  60. The Fault in Our Stars Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  61. Face of an Angel, The
  62. Faults
  63. Force Majeure
  64. Fort Bliss
  65. Foxcatcher
  66. Frank
  67. Frontera
  68. Fury
  69. Get on Up
  70. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  Encore Review
  71. Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A
  72. The Giver
  73. Godzilla
  74. Gone Girl Encore Review
  75. Good Lie, The
  76. Good Marriage, A
  77. Goodbye to All That
  78. Grace of Monaco
  79. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  80. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6
  81. The Guest
  82. Heaven is For Real
  83. Hobbit, The: The Battle of the Five Armies
  84. Homesman, The
  85. Horrible Bosses 2
  86. Housebound
  87. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  88. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  89. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  90. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  91. I Origins
  92. Imitation Game, The     Encore Review
  93. In Your Eyes
  94. Infinitely Polar Bear
  95. Inherent Vice
  96. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  97. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
  98. Into the Storm
  99. Into the Woods
  100. It Follows
  101. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Encore Review
  102. Jersey Boys
  103. Jessabelle
  104. John Wick   Encore Review
  105. The Judge
  106. Just Before I Go
  107. Justice League: War
  108. Kill the Messenger
  109. Korengal
  110. Labyrinth of Lies
  111. Last Man on the Moon, The
  112. The Lego Movie
  113. Life Itself   Encore Review
  114. Lilting
  115. Love & Mercy
  116. Love Is Strange
  117. Lucy
  118. Maleficient
  119. Maps to the Stars
  120. The Maze Runner
  121. Me and My Moulton
  122. Mercy
  123. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  124. Million Dollar Arm
  125. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  126. The Monuments Men
  127. A Most Violent Year
  128. A Most Wanted Man
  129. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  130. Mr. Turner
  131. Muppets Most Wanted
  132. Need for Speed
  133. Neighbors
  134. Night Will Fall
  135. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  136. Noah
  137. Non-Stop
  138. The Normal Heart
  139. The Nut Job
  140. Obvious Child
  141. October Gale
  142. Olive Kitteridge
  143. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  144. Other Woman, The
  145. Out of the Dark
  146. Paddington
  147. Phoenix
  148. Playing It Cool
  149. Predestination
  150. Premature
  151. Pride
  152. The Prince
  153. The Purge: Anarchy
  154. Rage
  155. The Raid 2: Berandal
  156. Reasonable Doubt
  157. The Rewrite
  158. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
  159. Ride
  160. Ride Along
  161. Rio 2
  162. Rob the Mob
  163. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  164. RoboCop
  165. Sabotage
  166. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2
  167. Serena
  168. S*x Tape
  169. Signal, The
  170. Sixties, The
  171. Someone Marry Barry
  172. Son of Batman
  173. Song of the Sea
  174. Space Station 76
  175. St. Vincent
  176. Stan Lee’s Mighty 7
  177. Still Alice
  178. Taken 3
  179. Terror at the Mall
  180. Testament of Youth
  181. That Awkward Moment
  182. That Film About Money
  183. The Theory of Everything
  184. They Came Together
  185. This Is Where I Leave You
  186. Time Lapse
  187. Top Five
  188. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  189. Transcendence
  190. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  191. Two Days, One Night
  192. The Two Faces of January
  193. Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, The
  194. Unbroken
  195. Veronica Mars
  196. Voices, The
  197. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  198. War Story
  199. Water Diviner, The
  200. Welcome to New York
  201. What We Did on Our Holiday
  202. What We Do in the Shadows
  203. When the Game Stands Tall
  204. While We’re Young
  205. Whiplash      Encore Review
  206. White Bird in a Blizzard
  207. Wild
  208. Winter’s Tale
  209. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  210. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  211. You’re Not You


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