My Favorite 10 Films of 2014

Favourites of 2014

As always, the discrepancy between UK/US release dates has pushed a few releases into the blurry divide. Her, Escape from Tomorrow, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave and Inside Llewyn Davis would all be in there if they were earlier/later up the release schedule. I also didn’t catch Disney’s Frozen until January, but it was well worth the near-insane levels of pre-teen hype.

Narrowly missing out on this years top bunch are The Raid II, Locke, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 22 Jump Street, Frank, Noah, Only Lovers Left Alive, Interstellar, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the mismarketed summer favourite Edge of Tomorrow.

My least favourite couple of the year, for old time’s sake, were the inert and humourless Robocop remake and Sony’s second crappy Amazing Spider-Man movie.

10) Snowpiercer (dir. Bong Joon Ho)

9) The Lego Movie (dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller)

8 ) Guardians of the Galaxy (dir. James Gunn)

7) Gone Girl (dir. David Fincher)

6) The Babadook (dir. Jennifer Kent)

5) Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

4) Calvary (dir. John Michael McDonagh)

3) Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy)

2) Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)

1) Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)