Temporal Top Ten – 2014


2014

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 213
Number of movies reviewed – 259 (including 46 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.

Update 1 Jun 2021 – Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays is now #3, 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 Soldier

7. Night Will Fallselma

6. Selmalife itself

5. Life Itselffault

4. The Fault in Our Stars

3. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundaysinterstellar

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. 50 to 1
  4. ’71
  5. 99 Homes
  6. About Alex
  7. The Address
  8. All this Mayhem
  9. Amazing Spider-Man 2, The             Encore Review
  10. American Sniper                            Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  11. And So It Goes        Encore Review
  12. And the Oscar Goes To…
  13. Angriest Man in Brooklyn, The
  14. Annie
  15. As Above, So Below
  16. Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
  17. Automata
  18. Babadook, The
  19. Backcountry
  20. Bad Country
  21. Batman: Assault on Arkham
  22. Bear Story
  23. Before I Go to Sleep
  24. Before We Go
  25. Beyond the Lights
  26. Big Driver
  27. Big Eyes  Encore Review
  28. Big Hero 6
  29. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
  30. Bing Crosby Rediscovered
  31. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Encore Review Encore Review 2
  32. Black or White
  33. Blended
  34. Boogaloo & Graham
  35. Boxtrolls
  36. Boyhood                   Encore Review
  37. Brick Mansions
  38. Cake
  39. Calvary
  40. The Calling
  41. Captain America: The Winter Soldier      Encore Review   Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  42. Captive, The
  43. Chaos on the Bridge
  44. Chef
  45. Citizenfour
  46. Clouds of Sils Maria
  47. Cobbler, The
  48. Cold in July
  49. Crawl or Die
  50. Cut Bank  Encore Review
  51. The Dam Keeper
  52. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  53. Divergent Encore Review
  54. Dracula Untold
  55. Draft Day Encore Review
  56. The Drop
  57. Edge of Tomorrow      Encore Review
  58. Equalizer, The
  59. Ex Machina
  60. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  61. Expendables 3, The
  62. Fault in Our Stars, The Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4
  63. Face of an Angel, The
  64. Faults
  65. Force Majeure
  66. Fort Bliss
  67. Foxcatcher
  68. Frank
  69. Frontera
  70. Fury
  71. Get on Up
  72. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  Encore Review
  73. Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A
  74. The Giver
  75. Godzilla
  76. Gone Girl Encore Review
  77. Good Lie, The
  78. Good Marriage, A
  79. Goodbye to All That
  80. Grace of Monaco
  81. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  82. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6 7
  83. The Guest
  84. Heaven is For Real
  85. Hobbit, The: The Battle of the Five Armies
  86. Homesman, The
  87. Horrible Bosses 2
  88. Housebound
  89. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  90. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  91. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  92. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  93. I Origins
  94. Imitation Game, The     Encore Review
  95. In Your Eyes
  96. Infinitely Polar Bear
  97. Inherent Vice
  98. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  99. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
  100. Into the Storm
  101. Into the Woods
  102. It Follows
  103. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Encore Review
  104. Jersey Boys
  105. Jessabelle
  106. John Wick   Encore Review
  107. The Judge
  108. Just Before I Go
  109. Justice League: War
  110. Kill the Messenger
  111. Korengal
  112. Labyrinth of Lies
  113. Last Man on the Moon, The
  114. The Lego Movie
  115. Life Itself   Encore Review
  116. Lilting
  117. Love & Mercy
  118. Love Is Strange
  119. Lucy
  120. Maleficient
  121. Maps to the Stars
  122. The Maze Runner
  123. Me and My Moulton
  124. Mercy
  125. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  126. Million Dollar Arm
  127. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  128. The Monuments Men
  129. A Most Violent Year
  130. A Most Wanted Man
  131. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  132. Mr. Turner
  133. Muppets Most Wanted
  134. Need for Speed
  135. Neighbors
  136. Night Will Fall
  137. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  138. Noah
  139. Non-Stop
  140. The Normal Heart
  141. The Nut Job
  142. Obvious Child
  143. October Gale
  144. Olive Kitteridge
  145. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  146. Other Woman, The
  147. Out of the Dark
  148. Paddington
  149. Phoenix
  150. Playing It Cool
  151. Predestination
  152. Premature
  153. Pride
  154. The Prince
  155. The Purge: Anarchy
  156. Rage
  157. The Raid 2: Berandal
  158. Reasonable Doubt
  159. The Rewrite
  160. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
  161. Ride
  162. Ride Along
  163. Rio 2
  164. Rob the Mob
  165. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  166. RoboCop
  167. Sabotage
  168. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
  169. Serena
  170. S*x Tape
  171. Signal, The
  172. Sixties, The
  173. Someone Marry Barry
  174. Son of Batman
  175. Song of the Sea
  176. Space Station 76
  177. St. Vincent
  178. Stan Lee’s Mighty 7
  179. Still Alice
  180. Taken 3
  181. Terror at the Mall
  182. Testament of Youth
  183. That Awkward Moment
  184. That Film About Money
  185. The Theory of Everything
  186. They Came Together
  187. This Is Where I Leave You
  188. Time Lapse
  189. Top Five
  190. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  191. Transcendence
  192. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  193. Two Days, One Night
  194. The Two Faces of January
  195. Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, The
  196. Unbroken   Encore Review
  197. Veronica Mars
  198. Voices, The
  199. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  200. War Story
  201. Water Diviner, The
  202. Welcome to New York
  203. What We Did on Our Holiday
  204. What We Do in the Shadows
  205. When the Game Stands Tall
  206. While We’re Young
  207. Whiplash      Encore Review
  208. White Bird in a Blizzard
  209. Wild
  210. Winter’s Tale
  211. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  212. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  213. You’re Not You

 

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