Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top 10 Films of 2014 So Far

The Grand Budapest Hotel moved higher up the list after a second look.

Six months have passed, and it's time to look at best that 2014's first half had to offer. I didn't get to see everything, but I only have about a dozen films to catch on DVD/streaming when they're available in the next couple of months. Admittedly, my list is probably not as strong as it was last year. That said, I love my top five, and I'd be happy if it looked the same at the end of the year. I hate to just dump the list without any further comments, but I'm finishing the images for my 2014 Halfway CinSpec Awards tomorrow and didn't have time.

By the way, the films I haven't seen yet include Under the Skin, The Immigrant, The Rover, Palo Alto, Dom Hemingway, Locke, Young and Beautiful, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Raid 2, Night Moves, Venus in Fur, Begin Again, Snowpiercer, Ida, and Obvious Child.

10. X-Men: Days of Future Past (dir. Bryan Singer)

9. Joe (dir. David Gordon Green)

8. Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman)

7. Happy Christmas (dir. Joe Swanberg)

6. Words and Pictures (dir. Fred Schepisi)

5. Nymphomaniac (dir. Lars von Trier)

4. Enemy (dir. Denis Villeneuve)

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)

2. Noah (dir. Darren Aronofsky)

1. We Are the Best! (dir. Lukas Moodysson)

16 comments:

  1. NOAH at #2 is like epic awesomeness!!! It's currently my #1, but I've seen less than you (and I haven't seen We Are the Best).

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    1. Ooh, really? That's awesome!! I thought The Grand Budapest Hotel was your #1 for some reason.

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  2. Great list! I didn't realise you liked Noah so much, I still need to see it. Here is my personal top 5 list, as I still need to see a lot more movies:

    1. Under the Skin
    2. Enemy
    3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    4. Only Lovers Left Alive
    5. Happy Christmas

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    1. Thanks! I have a few problems with Noah, but it's the most powerful cinematic experience I've had so far this year.

      Nice list! Glad to see Happy Christmas on there for now. I can't wait to see Under the Skin and Only Lovers Left Alive!

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  3. I'm so hyped for Edge of Tomorrow, the trailer looked silly but I see the praise for it all the time in the blogosphere. Glad to see Enemy on your list!

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    1. Oh, I loved Edge of Tomorrow! Hope you get to see it soon. :) Enemy is awesome!

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  4. We are The Best!, Budapest Hotel, and Nym. Loved those as well!
    X-Men:DOFP I had a few issues with, but still enjoyed.

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad I rewatched Budapest Hotel. Otherwise, it barely would've made my list.

      X-Men:DOFP was just a fun ride. Still, it wouldn't have made the list if I'd seen a few more films. ;)

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  5. Great list here. My favorite so far is Enemy, followed by Under the Skin. Looks like I need to see We Are the Best! ASAP.

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    1. Thanks man! I'm dying to see Under the Skin! Hope you like We Are the Best!. It caught me by surprise, but I'm not sure how you'd react.

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  6. Great list -- so far, I've only seen The Grand Budapest hotel.

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    1. Thanks! I could see The Grand Budapest Hotel staying in my top 5 all year. But there are several unseen films that could land high on my list, like Boyhood, Under the Skin, The Immigrant, Macbeth, and Inherent Vice.

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  7. Lego Movie is my fave one so far

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    1. Nice choice. It just missed my list.

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  8. Awesome list! :) My top of 2014 so far is a toss-up between X-Men and Grand Budapest Hotel...completely contrasting, but the ones that have made the most impact!

    Just stumbled across your blog now and I'm subbed! Look forward to reading your stuff in the future!

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    1. Thanks! Nice picks. It's great to see X-Men so high.

      Thanks for the follow! Hope you like what you read! :)

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