My Top 25 Best Movies of 2014


Here we are at last, the final list of the yearly retrospect: The Top 25 Best Movies of 2014. Possibly notable movies I haven’t seen include Relatos Salvajes, Mandariinid, Blue Ruin, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, God Help the Girl, What We Do In The Shadows, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, Mommy, The One I Love, Inherent Vice, Coherence, We Are the Best!, Love is Strange, and The Guest.

Honourable Mentions: 
Bird People, The Fault in Our Stars, John Wick, Listen Up Philip, Dear White People, Filth, The Lego Movie, Grand Piano, The Rover, Two Days One Night, Begin Again, Calvary, The Normal Heart, Pride, Laggies.

THE top 25 BEST movies OF 2014

“AT SOME POINT, THERE WOULD
SIMPLY BE NO POINT,
#25 STILL ALICE, directed by RICHARD GLATZER
This self obsession is a waste of living. It could be spend in surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness and friendship, and dancing. 
#24 ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, directed by JIM JARMUSCH

The torment didn’t make the music. He was always musical, if anything it slowed him down.
#23 FRANK, directed by LENNY ABRAHAMSON
All power comes from God.
As long as it suits Him, fear not.
#22 LEVIATHAN, directed by ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV
“WE ARE GROOT.
#21 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, directed by JAMES GUNN

We’re not asking – we’re demanding.
#20 SELMA, directed by AVA DUVERNAY
Do the same thing as last time. 
Everyone’s happy.
#19 22 JUMP STREET, directed by PHIL LORD and CHRISTOPHER MILLER

Know your place. Keep your place. 
#18 SNOWPIERCER, directed by JOON-HO BONG
When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can’t do.
#17 A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, directed by J. C. CHANDOR
“YOU THINK IF HE WAS PREGNANT, HE WOULD BE WORRYING ABOUT YOU RIGHT NOW?
NO, HE’D BE TRYING TO GET THAT FUCKING THING OUT OF HIS BODY.”
#16 OBVIOUS CHILD, directed by GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE
“PEOPLE WIND ME UP.
HOW?
THEY’RE IGNORANT.”
#15 UNDER THE SKIN, directed by JONATHAN GLAZER




I want to know that I’m not driving
in one direction.
#14 LOCKE, directed by STEVEN KNIGHT
Two first class tickets for two first class ladies.
#13 NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. I, directed by LARS VON TRIER
On the stairs of Death I write
your name, Liberty.
#12 MAPS TO THE STARS, directed by DAVID CRONENBERG
I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it.”
#11 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, directed by WES ANDERSON
“Cruising on a lake,
you think that’s discreet?
#10 STRANGER BY THE LAKE, directed by ALAIN GUIRAUDIE
“You might have run, too,
and left your kids behind.
#09 FORCE MAJEURE, directed by DAN GILROY
“IF IT’S IN A WORD OR IN A LOOK, YOU
CAN’T GET RID OF THE BABADOOK.”
#08 THE BABADOOK, directed by JENNIFER KENT
 Chaos is order yet undeciphered.
#07 ENEMY, directed by DENIS VILLENEUVE

You have to behave cause
they will kill you.
#06 STARRED UP, directed by DAVID MACKENZIE
There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.
#05 WHIPLASH, directed by DAMIEN CHAZELLE

The only time you liked yourself was when you were trying to be someone this cunt might like.
#04 GONE GIRL, directed by DAVID FINCHER
Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on AN athlete’s life.
#03 FOXCATCHER, directed by BENNET MILLER

“I’d like to think if you’re seeing me,
you’re having the worst day of your life.”
#02 NIGHTCRAWLER, directed by DAN GILROY
“popularity is the slutty
little cousin of prestige.”
#01 BIRDMAN, directed by ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

SHARE YOUR FAVOURITES movies of the year IN THE COMMENTS!

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  • Love to see Birdman so high up and those are gorgeous pictures you chose, love the one from Maps to the Stars, this should be the one Moore is winning awards for

  • This is such a great list that it’s shameful I haven’t seen so many of them! I’ll try to make 2015 MY year.. where I see pretty much every big big movie out there. Though for me, it’s the 2015 releases that I count in as the best.. which will automatically make the first half of the month pointless for me, cause most movies are from 2014 that are running in cinemas. Anyway, yes, I agree with Sati, I think the selection of images is bang on!

    • Oh there are so many awesome movies coming this year… though most of them are summer releases, still so far away! I understand that feeling, I had it in 2013 when I totally failed to watch new films. Hope it works out for you!

      Thanks, I had to really dig for some of them!

  • I love you for a number of reasons – Birdman is #1; Enemy, Nightcrawler & Starred Up are not only on your list but close to the top; and Boyhood is NOT on your list

  • Those quotes for Gone Girl and Birdman are absolute perfection. I’m hoping Birdman takes the gold over Boyhood so so much.

  • Great list. This is probably the only list where I see Force Majeure in top ten. Loved that film, it was such a pleasant surprise. And of course, glad to see Whiplash, Gone Girl and Birdman. These also are in my Top Ten list.

    • I found Force Majeure very impressive, what a great concept. Oh I gotta check out your list!

  • wildedash

    Great list. I’m so behind on blogging mine is still to come, but I’m loving catching up with everyone else’s.

  • Josh

    Yay! Birdman was my #1, until I saw Mommy. 🙂 I also watched Leviathan and Maps to the Stars recently, and it’s great to see them on the list. Nice picks.