Favorite Films of 2014

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Sure, thirty films make for a long list, but I could not resist this year. All tiers are arranged alphabetically.

First Tier

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (dir. James Gunn)
  • Ida (dir. Paweł Pawlikowski)
  • Mr. Turner (dir. Mike Leigh)
  • Whiplash (dir. Damien Chazelle)
  • Wild (dir. Jean-Marc Vallée)

Second Tier

  • The Babadook (dir. Jennifer Kent)
  • Calvary (dir. John Michael McDonagh)
  • Foxcatcher (dir. Bennett Miller)
  • The Guest (dir. Adam Wingard)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (dir. Dean DeBlois)
  • Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune (dir. Frank Pavich)
  • The LEGO Movie (dir. Phil Lord; Christopher Miller)
  • Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay)

Third Tier

  • Big Hero 6 (dir. Chris Williams)
  • Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman)
  • Force Majeure (dir. Ruben Östlund)
  • Gone Girl (dir. David Fincher)
  • John Wick (dir. David Leitch; Chad Stahelski)
  • Leviathan (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • Locke (dir. Steven Knight)
  • A Most Wanted Man (dir. Anton Corbijn)
  • Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy)
  • The Raid 2 (dir. Gareth Evans)
  • Snowpiercer (dir. Bong Joon-ho)
  • We Are the Best! (dir. Lukas Moodysson)
  • Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (dir. Sion Sono)

 

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