Top 10 Best Movies of 2014

on December 31, 2014

Continuing from my previous articles, the worst movies of 2014, I’m going to be running through my best films of the year (my opinion).

10. Jimmy’s Hall 


I didn’t know anything about Jimmy’s Hall beforehand,  but it came out of nowhere and really got under my skin. Having watched so many films, it hard for a film to actually make me angry (in a good way) and make me think about stuff.

9. Her 


A great thought provoking film which makes you think about social media and loneliness, but also about where technology could go.

8. Tusk


I’ve always been a Kevin Smith fan, and the past couple of years have been rough for him filmmaking wise, but what started off as a idea from a podcast turned into a decent movie. Full of all his humour and little injokes, and seems to be his resurgence into filmmaking.

7. Nightcrawler 


A stunning performance from Jake Gyllenhal who crews the scenery around him, and not only that but a great character, a true anti-hero searching for the American dream.

6. Pride


Its been a while that I have seen a British movie which is different, and it made a pleasant change from what most British movies are. It wasn’t a gangster movie, or a wedding movie. It was just a movie with  a good solid story and great performances.

5. Begin Again


This film came out of nowhere for me. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good, or it to be just a romantic comedy – but it turned out to be a really good flick, and one of the surprise hits of the year for me.

4. Captain America: Winter Soldier 


I’m a Marvel fan, so I always look forward to a MCU film. The thing about Captain America is that he’s the Superman of the franchise. He’s a boy scout, a do-gooder. You can’t really do much with him, but this wasn’t your typical superhero movie – it was more a spy thriller made with superheroes. It gave Cap more depth and made for an interesting movie.

3. Chef


Chef was my film of the half year – it was just a good mix of food porn but also had quite a lot of heart.

2. Gone Girl

Gone Girl kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. Having never read the book I didn’t really know what to expect, and for the whole movie till the reveal I was questioning whether Ben Affleck had actually done the deed. Then the reveal came and I was hooked in till the end

1. Guardians of the Galaxy


Guardians could have been a disaster. It was a total unknown property to most of the casual audience. But unlike most of the Marvel Movies before it, it was just a lot of fun. It had a totally different tone to what came before it.

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