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The Best Films of 2014 Voting/Pimping Thread

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That's interesting about the voting for Interstellar.  Those who liked it, liked it a lot.

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I had to go back and re-check ballots when I found it up so high, but yeah everyone who voted for it (Yours truly included) loved it.  I will post the full list later, need to clean it up a little bit.

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Since we usually reveal our own ballots after all is said and done, here is mine.

 

1. Under the Skin
2. Birdman
3. The Raid 2
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Whiplash
6. Black Coal, Thin Ice
7. Inherent Vice
8. 2 Days, 1 Night
9. Calvary
10. Jodorowsky's Dune
11. War Story
12. The Rover
13. Force majeure
14. American Sniper
15. Tim's Vermeer
16. The Drop
17. Only Lovers Left Alive
18. We Are The Best!
19. Selma
20. Frank
21. Wild
22. Man on High Heels
23. Enemy
24. Edge of Tomorrow
25. Dear White People
26. The Lego Movie
27. Guardians of the Galaxy
28. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
29. St. Vincent
30. Kung Fu Jungle

 

I'd be interested to see what other people might have voted for that didn't make the cut.

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Here's mine:

 

1. Interstellar
2. Birdman
3. Whiplash
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
5. Gone Girl
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
8. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
9. Nightcrawler
10. How to Train Your Dragon 2
11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
12. Edge of Tomorrow
13. Frank
14. Big Hero 6
15. Boyhood
16. Chef
17. Enemy
18. 22 Jump Street
19. Horns
20. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
21. The Lego Movie
22. Calvary
23. The Guest
24. The Double
25. The Raid 2
26. John Wick
27. The Grand Budapest Hotel
28. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
29. What We Do in the Shadows
30. Inherent Vice

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Here's mine:

Interstellar, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Horns were 3 I wanted to get to, but ran out of time.  Boyhood, John Wick, Nightcrawler and CA:TWS were on my 1st draft, but had to get chopped. I decided I wanted to read Gone Girl before I saw the film, but then I read it and seeing the film dropped in importance when I had so many others to watch. Not that I didn't like the book, but it was far from as good as the build-up. I'll watch the movie eventually.

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My ballot:

 

1. Whiplash
2. The Babadook
3. It Felt Like Love
4. Enemy
5. Coherence
6. The Drop
7. Foxcatcher
8. Stretch
9. The Two Faces Of January
10. Honeymoon
11. Big Hero 6
12. Force Majeure
13. Starred Up
14. Listen Up Philip
15. 99 Homes (this must have been showing as 2014 on RT when I voted - I know I checked.  It's on there as 2015 now)
16. Locke
17. Nightcrawler
18. Kill The Messenger
19. A Coffee In Berlin
20. The Guest
21. The Raid 2
22. Ida
23. Starry Eyes

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Mine was thus:

1. The Lego Movie

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

3. Edge of Tomorrow

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

5. Godzilla

6. X-Men: Days of Future Past

7. Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead

8. The Raid 2: Berendal

9. Into the Woods

10. Tusk

I didn't realize Only Lovers Left Alive was in contention, or else that would've easily been my #1 and everything else would've been bumped down a notch. In hindsight, I've really got Godzilla too damn high. Also, Snowpiercer and Under the Skin should have both been on there, not sure why I missed those. And if I wanted to stretch the list out and was feeling particularly generous, Sin City 2 could've snuck onto the tail end of the ballot.

Still kinda surprised Whiplash took the top spot. Just judging from the comparative hype from the top-ranked movies, I would've expected Birdman to easily win out; but maybe our poll was thrown off by just how small a survey sample we really had.

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"Someone get the man some water. He's black, he's been through a lot!"

 

 

aka Caley's List of Top Film for 2015

 

 

40. Draft Day

39. Transformers: Age of Extinction

38. Joe

37. Alan Partridge

36. Godzilla

35. Noah

34. Neighbors

33. The Drop

32. Lucy

31. Happy Christmas

30. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

29. Snowpiercer

28. Divergent

27. The Fault in Our Stars

26. Edge of Tomorrow

25. Bad Words

24. The Interview

23. Like Father, Like Son

22. Gone Girl

21. The Equalizer

20. 22 Jump Street

19. Boyhood

18. Inherent Vice

17. The Grand Budapest Hotel

16. Blue Ruin

15. The Trip to Italy

14. American Sniper

13. Foxcatcher

12. Locke

11. The Lego Movie

 

 

"I wish they'd all die in a fire."

 

aka The Top Ten

 

 

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Either you're deliberately out of tune and sabotaging my band or you don't know you're of tune, and that's even worse.

10. Whiplash (Directed by Damien Chazelle)

 

Previous #10s: Gravity (2013); The Imposter (2012); Rango (2011); Winter’s Bone (2010); Chocolate (2009); Miracle at St. Anna (2008); Sunshine (2007); Three Times (2006)

 

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She does look like she licked a homeless guy's ass.

09. Birdman (Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)

 

Previous #09s: Mud (2013); Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012); Super 8 (2011); The Other Guys (2010) ;Taken (2009); Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008); Atonement (2007); The Protector (2006)

 

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You can either hand over your son or you can die screaming next to him.

08. John Wick (Directed by Chad Stahelski & David Leitch)

 

Previous #08s: Prince Avalanche (2013); The Dark Knight Rises (2012); Trollhunter (2011); Enter the Void (2010); Sita Sings the Blues (2009); The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); Juno (2007); The Science of Sleep (2006)

 

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Well maybe next time you should cut deeper.

07. The Skeleton Twins (Directed by Craig Johnson)

 

Previous #07s: Gimme the Loot (2013); The Raid: Redemption (2012); Win Win (2011); Inception (2010); Departures (2009); Burn After Reading (2008); There Will Be Blood (2007); Takeshis’ (2006)

 

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I'd like to think if you're seeing me you're having the worst day of your life.

06. Nightcrawler (Directed by Dan Gilroy)

 

Previous #06s: Upstream Color (2013); Argo (2012); Our Idiot Brother (2011); Please Give (2010); Goodbye Solo (2009); Gran Torino (2008); Away From Her (2007); Apocalypto (2006)

 

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Do you think I'm pretty?

05. Under the Skin (Directed by Jonathan Glazer)

 

Previous #05s: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013); The Master (2012); The Skin I Live In (2011); Animal Kingdom (2010); Where the Wild Things Are (2009); Be Kind, Rewind (2008); The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007); Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

 

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We need to fix this before I go.

04. Interstellar (Directed by Chrstopher Nolan)

 

Previous #04s: To the Wonder (2013); Safety Not Guaranteed (2012); Attack the Block (2011); The Fighter (2010); Moon (2009); The Wrestler (2008); No Country For Old Men (2007); Volver (2006)

 

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Only a fool argues for the pride of a dead man.

03. The Raid 2 (Directed by Gareth Evans)

 

Previous #03s: Short Term 12 (2013); Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012); Take Shelter (2011); True Grit (2010); Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans (2009); In Bruges (2008); The King of Kong (2007); Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

 

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I'm pretty sure the answer is: "I am Groot."

02. Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn)

 

Previous #02s: Her (2013); Killing Them Softly (2012); Drive (2011); I’m Still Here (2010); Silent Light (2009); Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Michael Clayton (2007); Babel (2006)

 

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I believe in ketchup!

01. We Are the Best (Directed by Lukas Moodysson)

 

Previous #01s: Nebraska (2013); Seven Psychopaths (2012); The Tree of Life (2011); Four Lions (2010); Observe and Report (2009); Shotgun Stories (2008); Gone Baby Gone (2007); The Fountain (2006)

 

(Since I did this list, I've seen four more 2014s, three of which would find their way onto my list 'They Came Together', and 'Chef', with the former landing somewhere around 35ish and the latter somewhere around 23-25)

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