Mental Musings

Favorite Movies 2014

December 31, 2014

I love reading year-end lists and enjoy creating my own, but making a top 10 or 20 list would be somewhat pointless since I sucked at movies this year, not watching many or a wide variety at all (oldest movie I watched was from 1995). Since I watched so few of the 2014 releases, and making lists like this are almost more for me to remember my year, than for whatever anyone else might get from them, I decided to just rank every movie I watched (excluding re-watches of ones seen previous to 2014). The list includes, and is separated vertically and (mostly) alphabetically by, 2014 and non-2014 releases.

I have pretty positive experiences when I watch movies, and enjoy most everything I see in some respect. Others may disagree with my opinion, so I provided the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB information for each movie to show the difference or similarities of my opinion to critics and other viewers. Since I like more movies than I dislike, I separated them into the following generally positive categories:

Not My Thing – Movies I watched that were not my cup-o-tea, I was bored in, or simply didn’t like.

Terrible in a Hilarious Way – Some movies are so bad, or opposite of the type of movie I enjoy, that simply being exposed to the foreign or absurd elements makes for an enjoyable viewing experience with like-minded friends.

Not Bad / Qualities I Like – Movies I enjoyed while watching, but didn’t leave much of an impression on me. I would still probably watch most again if a friend wanted to or I was really bored.

Highly Enjoyed – Movies I liked while watching and have thought about since. I would definitely repeat watch and recommend to certain people. (Some could probably move up to Near Favorites given more time or another view).

Near Favorites – Movies I had a really good experience watching and highly enjoyed.

Favorite Movies of the Year – Movies I personally enjoyed the most this year. Not necessarily the best film making, message, or anything of the sort, but simply personal favorites.

(I should also note there are movies like Blackfish I thought were really good films everyone should see, but in no way would they be movies I would call a personal favorite of the year.)

 

Not My Thing

2014 Non-2014
Godzilla Carrie
Godzilla Carrie
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
That Awkward Moment
 That Awkward Moment 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
 Compliance
 Compliance
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
 The Guest
 The Guest
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Purge: Anarchy
 The Purge
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

 

 Terrible in a Hilarious Way
2014 Non-2014
 God’s Not Dead  LOL
 God's not Dead  LOL
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

 

Not bad / Qualities I like
2014 Non-2014
22 Jump Street Bronson
22 Jump Street Bronson
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Maze Runner Capturing the Friedmans
The Maze Runner 1 Capturing the Friedmans
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Neighbors Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Neighbors Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Unknown Known Drinking Buddies
The Unknown Known Drinking Buddies
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
GOON
Goon
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
It’s A Disaster
Its A Disaster
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Outbreak
Outbreak
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Prince Avalanche
Prince Avalanch
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Thor: The Dark World
Thor The Dark World
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
You’re Next
You're Next
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

 

Highly Enjoyed

2014 Non-2014
Alan Partridge Blackfish
Alan Partridge Blackfish
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Big Hero 6 Chronicle
Big Hero 6 Chronicle
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier In A World…
Captain America In A World
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Guardians of the Galaxy Olympus Has Fallen
Guardians of the Galaxy Olympus Has Fallen
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Pacific Rim
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Pacific Rim
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes  IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Jodorowsky’s Dune  Robot & Frank
Jodorowsky's Dune Robot & Frank
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes  IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Lucy Rush
Lucy Rush 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes  IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Nightcrawler Searching for Sugar Man
Nightcrawler 1 Searching for Sugarman
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Particle Fever Side By Side
Particle Fever Side by Side
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
They Came Together
They Came Together
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes 
Wild
Wild 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X Men Days of Future Past
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes 
Obvious Child
Obvious Child 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

 

 Near Favorites

2014 Non-2014
Gone Girl The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Gone Girl The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Grand Budapest Hotel The Raid: Redemption
The Grand Budapest Hotel The Raid 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Interstellar Short Term 12
Interstellar Short Term 12
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Babadook
The Babadook 1
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
The Raid 2
The Raid 2
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Under the Skin
Under the Skin
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

 

Favorite Movies of the Year

2014 Non-2014
Edge of Tomorrow Blue Ruin
Edge of Tomorrow Blue Ruin
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes
Snowpiercer Frances Ha
Snowpiercer Frances Ha
IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes IMDB / Rotten Tomatoes

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