TOP 10 2014
2014 was without any doubt a great year for movies! From January to December amazing movies were released worldwide and there was always something great to talk about! I never thought about giving so many great ratings in just one year but again, I wasn’t expecting so many amazing movies. Picking the best films among so many choices was definetely not an easy task and unfortunatley, I had to leave great movies behind.
10. BEGIN AGAIN
- Directed by: John Carney
- With: Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo
- 104 Minutes
John Carney’s new movie has the style of “Once”, the energy of Adam Levine and the singing skills of Keira Knightley. A “feel-good” movie that will conquer everyone who decides to watch it…
- Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
- With: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton
- 126 Minutes
Bong Joon-ho is the mind behind one the most captivating sci-fi thrillers I’ve ever seen… “Snowpiercer” is a powerful work about fighting against the oppression.
- Directed by: Dan Gilroy
- With:Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
- 117 Minutes
“Nightcrawler” was a defying experience that I enjoyed so badly I couldn’t help but smile when it was all over… A thrilling journey through the world of journalism that shows how the city shines brightest at night…
7. THE LEGO MOVIE
- Directed by: Christopher Miller and Phil Lord
- Voices: Will Farrell, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Patt, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill
- 100 Minutes
Whether you watch it with your children, alone or accompanied with your friends, this movie will bring you almost two hours of pure awesomeness!
- Directed by: Steven Knight
- With: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott
- 85 Minutes
“Locke” is a strong movie with an intriguing and mysterious story and an amazing and captivating performance by Tom Hardy, that ends up being a great surprise for all moviegoers…
5. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Directed by: James Gunn
- With: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper
- 121 Minutes
With an addicting soundtrack, charismatic heroes and an amazing cast, James Gunn nails it big time with Marvel’s funniest team of super-heroes!
- Directed by: Christopher Nolan
- With:Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
- 169 Minutes
For 3 hours I felt like I was in space alongside with McConaughey saving mankind from extinction in one of the most absorbing and beautiful cinematic experiences I’ve ever seen.
3. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
- Directed by: Wes Anderson
- With: Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton
- 100 Minutes
An exquisite and extraordinary journey, brilliantly executed and filled with an amazing story… “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is another amazing movie by the hands of the talented Mr. Wes Anderson.
2. GONE GIRL
- Directed by: David Fincher
- With: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris
- 149 Minutes
David Fincher proves once again that he is an amazing director with this thrilling and exciting new movie. “Gone Girl” captures all the essence from Flynn’s novel with a terrific performance by Rosamund Pike and the amazing mysterious atmosphere.
- Directed by: Richard Linklater
- With: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
- 165 Minutes
The way Linklater represents the family dynamics is truly natural and thanks to that “Boyhood” allows its viewers to reflect on their personal lives. In the end, one can see the heart and soul Linklater has given to his amazing project.
Since there were some movies from 2013 that were only released in 2014 here in Portugal here it is a version of the Top 10 with these movies included:
Some movies like Foxcatcher, Whiplash and Birdman will only be released in the next two months here in Portugal, so they will only be part of next year’s TOP.
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Happy new year!