Top 10 Movies of 2014

This year was my lowest film tally to date, but I put that largely down to a new job that presented itself slap bang in the middle of the year. At worst, my film count is usually around the top end of the 200s or lower 300s, but we’re talking less than 150 in this calendar year.
That means that there are some HUGE casualties that I missed at the cinema and probably won’t get around to until the latter stages of 2015.

I toyed with the notion of not even publishing a list, especially considering that I have averaged two a month for the past six months, but I felt there were some strong inclusions regardless. Please judge the selections accordingly. You would not believe some of the ‘misses’ – Birdman, Interstellar, It Follows, Whiplash, Only Lovers Left Alive, Boyhood etc.


1: Her
2: Edge of Tomorrow
3: Nightcrawler
4: The Grand Budapest Hotel
5: The Wolf of Wall Street
6: Gone Girl
7: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
8: Under the Skin
9: Housebound
10: Locke

No film has affected me more in the last 13 years than HER. Truly remarkable. I fear that after a second/third viewing it could even dislodge VANILLA SKY at the number one spot. I never knew my eyes could piss that much water.

Honourable mentions:
Cold in July. The Fault in Our Stars. Chef. The Raid 2. Begin Again. Starred Up. Starry Eyes. The Guest.

Also, I won’t bother with a ‘Bottom 10’ this year but you can pretty much quote me on my hatred for the following 2014 releases:
Life After Beth. Tammy. Horrible Bosses 2. The Inbetweeners 2. Let’s Be Cops. They Came Together.

One thought on “Top 10 Movies of 2014

  1. Michael Lee

    I like these movies a lot, I guess it is close, and I am not one hundred percent certain but, nightcrawler and Her seem to be somewhat equal as far as my adoration for both films. Do you like films like the anchorage film? Also, what will you be making a 2015 list soon?


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