Temporal Top Ten – 2014


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 185
Number of movies reviewed – 209 (including 24 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 2/4/17 – Night Will Fall is now #6, all subsequent titles are bumped down one slot

My Top Tenx-men

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

10. Big Hero 6paddington

9. Paddingtoncap 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. Cold in July
  40. Crawl or Die
  41. Cut Bank  Encore Review
  42. The Dam Keeper
  43. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  44. Divergent Encore Review
  45. Dracula Untold
  46. Draft Day
  47. The Drop
  48. Edge of Tomorrow
  49. Equalizer, The
  50. Exodus: Gods and Kings
  51. The Fault in Our Stars Encore Review Encore Review 2
  52. Face of an Angel, The
  53. Faults
  54. Force Majeure
  55. Fort Bliss
  56. Foxcatcher
  57. Frontera
  58. Fury
  59. Get on Up
  60. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem  Encore Review
  61. The Giver
  62. Godzilla
  63. Gone Girl
  64. Good Marriage, A
  65. Goodbye to All That
  66. Grace of Monaco
  67. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  68. Guardians of the Galaxy Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  69. The Guest
  70. Heaven is For Real
  71. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  72. Horrible Bosses 2
  73. Housebound
  74. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  75. Hundred-Foot Journey, The
  76. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  77. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
  78. I Origins
  79. Imitation Game, The
  80. In Your Eyes
  81. Infinitely Polar Bear
  82. Inherent Vice
  83. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  84. Interstellar Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  85. Into the Storm
  86. Into the Woods
  87. It Follows
  88. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  89. Jersey Boys
  90. Jessabelle
  91. John Wick
  92. The Judge
  93. Just Before I Go
  94. Justice League: War
  95. Kill the Messenger
  96. Korengal
  97. Labyrinth of Lies
  98. Last Man on the Moon, The
  99. The Lego Movie
  100. Life Itself
  101. Love & Mercy
  102. Love Is Strange
  103. Lucy
  104. Maleficient
  105. Maps to the Stars
  106. The Maze Runner
  107. Me and My Moulton
  108. Mercy
  109. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  110. Million Dollar Arm
  111. A Million Ways to Die in the West
  112. The Monuments Men
  113. A Most Violent Year
  114. A Most Wanted Man
  115. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  116. Mr. Turner
  117. Muppets Most Wanted
  118. Need for Speed
  119. Neighbors
  120. Night Will Fall
  121. Nightcrawler  Encore Review
  122. Noah
  123. Non-Stop
  124. The Normal Heart
  125. The Nut Job
  126. Obvious Child
  127. Olive Kitteridge
  128. One I Love, The   Encore Review
  129. Other Woman, The
  130. Out of the Dark
  131. Paddington
  132. Phoenix
  133. Playing It Cool
  134. Predestination
  135. Premature
  136. Pride
  137. The Prince
  138. The Purge: Anarchy
  139. Rage
  140. The Raid 2: Berandal
  141. Reasonable Doubt
  142. The Rewrite
  143. Ride
  144. Ride Along
  145. Rob the Mob
  146. Robin Williams Remembered: Pioneers of Television (2014)
  147. RoboCop
  148. Sabotage
  149. Selma Encore Review Encore Review 2
  150. S*x Tape
  151. Signal, The
  152. Someone Marry Barry
  153. Son of Batman
  154. Song of the Sea
  155. Space Station 76
  156. St. Vincent
  157. Still Alice
  158. Taken 3
  159. Terror at the Mall
  160. That Awkward Moment
  161. That Film About Money
  162. The Theory of Everything
  163. They Came Together
  164. This Is Where I Leave You
  165. Time Lapse
  166. Top Five
  167. Toy Story That Time Forgot
  168. Transcendence
  169. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  170. The Two Faces of January
  171. Unbroken
  172. Veronica Mars
  173. Voices, The
  174. A Walk Among the Tombstones
  175. War Story
  176. Water Diviner, The
  177. Welcome to New York
  178. When the Game Stands Tall
  179. While We’re Young
  180. Whiplash
  181. White Bird in a Blizzard
  182. Wild
  183. Winter’s Tale
  184. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
  185. X-Men: Days of Future Past Encore Review



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