My Best Films of 2014

It’s mid-February, the Oscars are less than a week away, and here I am finally coming out with my best list. The main reason why is due the theatrical patterns here where I live. For example, Still Alice, with Julianne Moore’s superb performance, only opened up here on February 13th. A Most Violent Year opened just one week earlier. If I keep waiting to see every film that should be considered, among them, The Babadook, Inherent Vice, it would be October. That said, here are my top 10, as well as, some honorable mentions.

10. LIFE ITSELF

Life Itself

9. NIGHTCRAWLER

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8. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

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7. WHIPLASH

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6. THE IMMIGRANT

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5. BIRDMAN

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4. IDA

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3. SELMA

Selma

2. BOYHOOD

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1. THE IMITATION GAME

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Honorable Mentions

(in alphabetical order)

A Most Violent Year

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Big Eyes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Finding Vivian Maier

Gone Girl

Mr. Turner

The Normal Heart

The Skeleton Twins

The Theory of Everything

Top Five

Venus in Fur

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4 comments on “My Best Films of 2014

  1. Great list – we share some key picks. Of the Best Picture Oscar nominees I feel The Imitation Game is the best, though like most years the true best pictures weren’t even nominated.

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    • John Greco says:

      I am surprised The Imitation Game never gathered any steam for best picture awards. It looks like Boyhood or Birdman is going to walk away with it.

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  2. The Lady Eve says:

    As is usual the past several years, I have seen only a few of the past year or so. Usually wait for them to show up TV. Loved Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive.” Still waiting for the rest – probably should make an effort to go to the movies more often.

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  3. Sam Juliano says:

    Fabulous Top Ten list and honorable mention scroll John!!! We do share similar taste and a great number of exact Top Ten selections! Bravo!!!

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