Temporal Top Ten – 2014


2014

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 206
Number of movies reviewed – 243 (including 37 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. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Encore Review
  9. American Sniper Encore Review
  10. And So It Goes Encore Review
  11. And the Oscar Goes To…
  12. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
  13. Annie
  14. Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
  15. Automata
  16. Babadook, The
  17. Backcountry
  18. Bad Country
  19. Batman: Assault on Arkham
  20. Bear Story
  21. Before I Go to Sleep
  22. Beyond the Lights
  23. Big Driver
  24. Big Eyes  Encore Review
  25. Big Hero 6
  26. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Encore Review
  27. Black or White
  28. Blended
  29. Boogaloo & Graham
  30. Boxtrolls
  31. Boyhood Encore Review
  32. Brick Mansions
  33. Cake
  34. Calvary
  35. The Calling
  36. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Encore Review   Encore Review 2    Encore Review 3
  37. The Captive
  38. Chaos on the Bridge
  39. Chef
  40. Citizenfour
  41. Clouds of Sils Maria
  42. The Cobbler
  43. Cold in July
  44. Crawl or Die
  45. Cut Bank  Encore Review
  46. The Dam Keeper
  47. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  48. Divergent Encore Review
  49. Dracula Untold
  50. Draft Day Encore Review
  51. The Drop
  52. Edge of Tomorrow      Encore Review
  53. Equalizer, The
  54. Ex Machina
  55. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  56. Expendables 3, The
  57. The Fault in Our Stars Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  58. Face of an Angel, The
  59. Faults
  60. Force Majeure
  61. Fort Bliss
  62. Foxcatcher
  63. Frank
  64. Frontera
  65. Fury
  66. Get on Up
  67. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  Encore Review
  68. Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A
  69. The Giver
  70. Godzilla
  71. Gone Girl Encore Review
  72. Good Lie, The
  73. Good Marriage, A
  74. Goodbye to All That
  75. Grace of Monaco
  76. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  77. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 4 5 6
  78. The Guest
  79. Gunfighter, The
  80. Heaven is For Real
  81. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  82. Horrible Bosses 2
  83. Housebound
  84. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  85. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  86. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  87. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  88. I Origins
  89. Imitation Game, The     Encore Review
  90. In Your Eyes
  91. Infinitely Polar Bear
  92. Inherent Vice
  93. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  94. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
  95. Into the Storm
  96. Into the Woods
  97. It Follows
  98. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  Encore Review
  99. Jersey Boys
  100. Jessabelle
  101. John Wick   Encore Review
  102. The Judge
  103. Just Before I Go
  104. Justice League: War
  105. Kill the Messenger
  106. Korengal
  107. Labyrinth of Lies
  108. Last Man on the Moon, The
  109. The Lego Movie
  110. Life Itself
  111. Lilting
  112. Love & Mercy
  113. Love Is Strange
  114. Lucy
  115. Maleficient
  116. Maps to the Stars
  117. The Maze Runner
  118. Me and My Moulton
  119. Mercy
  120. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  121. Million Dollar Arm
  122. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  123. The Monuments Men
  124. A Most Violent Year
  125. A Most Wanted Man
  126. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  127. Mr. Turner
  128. Muppets Most Wanted
  129. Need for Speed
  130. Neighbors
  131. Night Will Fall
  132. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  133. Noah
  134. Non-Stop
  135. The Normal Heart
  136. The Nut Job
  137. Obvious Child
  138. Olive Kitteridge
  139. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  140. Other Woman, The
  141. Out of the Dark
  142. Paddington
  143. Phoenix
  144. Playing It Cool
  145. Predestination
  146. Premature
  147. Pride
  148. The Prince
  149. The Purge: Anarchy
  150. Rage
  151. The Raid 2: Berandal
  152. Reasonable Doubt
  153. The Rewrite
  154. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film
  155. Ride
  156. Ride Along
  157. Rio 2
  158. Rob the Mob
  159. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  160. RoboCop
  161. Sabotage
  162. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2
  163. Serena
  164. S*x Tape
  165. Signal, The
  166. Sixties, The
  167. Someone Marry Barry
  168. Son of Batman
  169. Song of the Sea
  170. Space Station 76
  171. St. Vincent
  172. Still Alice
  173. Taken 3
  174. Terror at the Mall
  175. Testament of Youth
  176. That Awkward Moment
  177. That Film About Money
  178. The Theory of Everything
  179. They Came Together
  180. This Is Where I Leave You
  181. Time Lapse
  182. Top Five
  183. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  184. Transcendence
  185. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  186. Two Days, One Night
  187. The Two Faces of January
  188. Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, The
  189. Unbroken
  190. Veronica Mars
  191. Voices, The
  192. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  193. War Story
  194. Water Diviner, The
  195. Welcome to New York
  196. What We Did on Our Holiday
  197. What We Do in the Shadows
  198. When the Game Stands Tall
  199. While We’re Young
  200. Whiplash      Encore Review
  201. White Bird in a Blizzard
  202. Wild
  203. Winter’s Tale
  204. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  205. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  206. You’re Not You

 

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