I haven't really done one of these in a long while. Perhaps the time is now because the list was a little easier to make this year. Last year seemed a bit more difficult as there were a lot more choices vying for the top spot. That said, there have still been some quality selections in 2014, and I'm enthusiastic about my top 10. Go see 'em.
There are plenty I have not seen yet that I have a feeling might shift things around a little (Birdman, Citzenfour, …) so just consider this a highly subjective chart of movies that actually made it before my eyeballs.
OK … here we go:
1. 20,000 Days On Earth
3. Particle Fever
4. Jodorowsky’s Dune
5. Under The Skin
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Only Lovers Left Alive
10. The Internet's Own Boy
Just barely not making it:
Two Days, One Night
We Are The Best!
The Trip to Italy
Dance Of Reality
The most important of the list criteria is that I'm still thinking about the film, even weeks after watching it. Those in the top 5 I think about frequently, sometimes even hauntingly (hello, Under The Skin). The Internet's Own Boy may have placed higher, but I just saw it last week … it certainly gives one a lot to think about.
About my #1: I like Nick Cave, but I don't consider myself a real 'fan.' I don't think I own any of his albums. But I'm crazy about this movie. As I commented to my girlfriend after we watched it, I wish I had a five minute version of it to play whenever I'm feeling down and uncreative … 20,000 Days On Earth made me want to go out and immediately do cool stuff.
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