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[Best Of] Top 110 Movies of 2010 - 2014

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This is my first time doing one of these for any board, so this may be a little different than what others have done.

We had 13 ballots submitted to make up 284 films (there's a technicality here that will show itself very late in the reveals list.

I went back and fourth on the number of films before resting on starting this countdown at #110 for a couple of reasons. 

1) 110 is a nice number when considering the decade tie-in.
2) The first film that will be shown in the countdown is one that caused great debate on this board (and honestly, everywhere) after its release.

I did allow for ties on this list. I broke any ties where a film received more votes. (Due to the low volume of ballots, I decided vote volume should supersede point averages in a tie). 97 movies hit 100 movies also hit the 100 point threshold. I also tried a couple of different point variables, and it did not shuffle my top too drastically, so the formula is straight forward. Each vote was a descending scale of 2 points with #1 vote getting 100 points.

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Our first and probably only film post this evening will be all honorable mention films that received a vote but did not make the top 110 films countdown. 

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Rank Film Points Vote Count Director Year
279 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2 1 Roman Flender 2011
279 Kung Fu Panda 2 2 1 Jennifer Yuh Nelson 2011
279 The Invisible War 2 1 Kirby Dick 2012
279 Tusk 2 1 Kevin Smith 2014
279 Oculus 2 1 Mike Flanagan 2014
277 You're Next 4 1 Adam Wingard 2013
277 Obvious Child 4 1 Gillian Robespierre 2014
274 Trollhunter 6 1 Andre Ovredal 2011
274 Don Jon 6 1 Joseph Gordon-Levitt 2013
274 Afflicted 6 1 Derek Lee, Clif Prowse 2014
268 Like Someone in Love 8 1 Abbas Kiarostami 2013
268 Machete Kills 8 1 Robert Rodriguez 2013
268 Blackfish 8 1 Gabriela Cowperthwaite 2013
268 Marwencol 8 1 Jeff Maimberg 2010
268 Sound of my Voice 8 1 Zal Batmanglij 2012
268 War Horse 8 1 Steven Spielberg 2011
260 The Spectacular Now 10 1 James Ponsoldt 2013
260 Iron Man 3 10 1 Shane Black 2013
260 The Guest 10 1 Adam Wingard 2014
260 Laurence Anyways 10 1 Xavier Dolan 2013
260 White Material 10 1 Claire Denis 2010
260 John Wick 10 1 David Leitch, Chad Stahelski 2014
260 The Village of Shadows 10 1 Fouad Benhammou 2010
260 Flight 10 1 Robert Zemeckis 2012
257 The Expendables 2 12 1 Simon West 2012
257 The Muppets 12 1 James Bobin 2011
257 This is The End 12 1 Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg 2013
253 Paul 14 1 Greg Mottola 2011
253 Cropsey 14 1 Josh Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio 2010
253 A Horrible Way To Die 14 1 Adam Wingard 2011
253 The Hunt 14 1 Thomas Vinterberg 2013
250 The To-Do List 16 1 Maggie Carey 2013
250 Animals 16 1 Collin Schiffli 2014
250 Lucy 16 1 Luc Besson 2014
249 Big Hero 6 16 2 Chris Williams, Don Hall 2014
246 Starlet 18 1 Sean Baker 2012
246 Joe 18 1 David Gordon Green 2014
246 Animal Kingdom 18 1 David Michod 2010
245 Locke 18 2 Steven Knight 2013
244 Room 237 20 1 Rodney Ascher 2013
244 Keep The Lights On 20 1 Ira Sachs 2012
241 Jane Eyre 22 1 Cary Fukunaga 2011
241 Oslo, August 31st 22 1 Joachim Trier 2012
241 Your Highness 22 1 David Gordon Green 2011
240 Thor 22 2 Kenneth Branagh 2011
235 Attack the Block 24 1 Joe Cornish 2011
235 We Need to Talk About Kevin 24 1 Lynne Ramsay 2012
235 Lebanon 24 1 Samuel Maoz 2010
235 Margin Call 24 1 J.C. Chandor 2011
232 Celeste & Jesse Forever 26 1 Lee Toland Krieger 2012
232 Valhalla Rising 26 1 Nicolas Winding Refn 2010
232 Margaret 26 1 Kenneth Lonergan 2011
230 Frozen 28 1 Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck 2013
230 Martha Marcy May Marlene 28 1 Sean Durkin 2011
225 The Wolverine 30 1 James Mangold 2013
225 The Drop 30 1 Michael R. Roskam 2014
225 How to Train Your Dragon 2 30 1 Dean DeBlois 2014
225 Super 30 1 James Gunn 2011
225 Texas Chainsaw 3D 30 1 John Luessenhop 2013
224 Tracks 32 1 John Curran 2014
219 The Town 34 1 Ben Affleck 2010
219 The Lunchbox 34 1 Ritesh Batra 2014
219 Jeff, Who Lives at Home 34 1 Jay & Mark Duplass 2012
219 21 Jump Street 34 1 Christopher Miller, Phil Lord 2012
219 Bridesmaids 34 1 Paul Fieg 2011
215 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 38 1 Isao takahata 2014
215 Of Gods and Men 38 1 Xavier Beauvois 2011
215 Why Don't You Play In Hell? 36 1 Sion Sono 2014
215 Watermark 36 1 Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Rax Rinnekangas, Evan Prosfsky 2014
214 Melancholia 38 2 Lars Von Trier 2011
211 Summer Wars 40 1 Mamoru Hosoda 2010
211 Labor Day 40 1 Jason Reitman 2014
211 Song of the Sea 40 1 Tomm Moore 2014
206 The Paperboy 42 1 Lee Daniels 2012
206 The Dead 42 1 Jonathan Ford, Howard J. Ford 2011
206 Superman vs. The Elite 42 1 Michael Chang 2012
206 Stories We Tell 42 1 Sarah Polley 2013
206 The Innkeepers 42 1 Ti West 2012
205 The Hunger Games 42 2 Gary Ross 2012
200 Black Venus (Venus Noire) 44 1 Abdel Kechiche 2011
200 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 44 1 Adam McKay 2013
200 Transcendence 44 1 Wally Pfister 2014
200 Sightseers 44 1 Ben Wheatley 2013
200 The Ghost Writer 44 1 Roman Polanski 2010
199 Upstream Color 44 3 Shane Carruth 2013
194 Once Upon A Time in Anatolia 46 1 Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2012
194 Frances Ha 46 1 Noel Baumbach 2013
194 Ida 46 1 Pawel Pawlikowski 2014
194 The Secret In Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) 46 1 Juan J. Campanella 2010
194 Shutter Island 46 1 Martin Scorsese 2010
192 The Conjuring 46 2 James Wan 2013
192 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 46 2 Rupert Wyatt 2011
188 Easy A 48 1 Will Gluck 2010
188 Violet & Daisy 48 1 Geoffrey S. Fltecher 2013
188 Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever 48 1 Jeff Morris, Tim Hill 2014
188 Enemy 48 1 Denis Villeneuve 2014
184 Contagion 50 1 Steven Soderbergh 2011
184 The Ides of March 50 1 George Clooney 2011
184 The Kings of Summer 50 1 Jordan Vogt-Roberts 2013
184 Peep World 50 1 Bary W. Blaustein 2011
183 A Bag Of Hammers 52 1 Brian Crano 2012
181 Mission: Impossible  Ghost Protocol 54 1 Brad Bird 2011
181 ParaNorman 54 1 Sam Fell, Chris Butler 2012
180 Man of Steel 54 2 Zack Snyder 2013
178 Byzantium 56 1 Neil Jordan 2013
178 The Crash Reel 56 1 Lucy Walker 2013
177 The Homesman 58 1 Tommy Lee Jones 2014
177 Jiro Dreams of Sushi 58 1 David Gelb 2012
175 The Woman 60 1 Lucky Mcgee 2011
175 Nymphomaniac: Volume I 60 1 Lars Von Trier 2014
174 Captain Phillips 60 2 Paul Greengrass 2013
172 Life Itself 62 1 Steve James 2014
172 Listen Up Philip 62 1 Alex Ross Perry 2014
169 It Felt Like Love 64 1 Eliza Hittman 2014
169 Meek's Cutoff 64 1 Kelly Reichardt 2010
169 A Band Called Death 64 1 Jeff Howlett, Mark Christopher Covino 2013
168 Coherence 64 2 James Ward Byrkit 2014
167 Thor: The Dark World 64 3 Alan Taylor 2013
162 The King’s Speech 66 1 Tom Hooper 2010
162 We Are What We Are 66 1 Jim Mickle 2013
162 Mommy 66 1 Xavier Dolan 2014
162 Beasts of the Southern Wild 66 1 Benh Zeitlin  2012
162 Weekend 66 1 Andrew Haigh 2011
158 Batman: Year One 68 1 Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery 2011
158 Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story 68 1 Yousry Nasrallah 2011
158 Tim's Vermeer 68 1 Raymond Jospeh Teller 2014
158 Never Let Me Go 68 1 Mark Romanek 2010
157 Moneyball 68 3 Bennett Miller 2011
154 Mr. Turner 70 1 Mike Leigh 2014
154 Gimme The Loot 70 1 Adam Leon 2013
154 To the Wonder 70 1 Terrence Malick 2013
148 Kings of Pastry 72 1 D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus 2010
148 Hatchet II 72 1 Adam Green 2010
148 The Trip 72 1 Michael Winterbottom 2011
148 Another Earth 72 1 Mike Cahill 2011
148 Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 72 1 Stevan Riley 2012
146 Selma 72 2 Ava DuVernay 2014
146 127 Hours 72 2 Danny Boyle 2010
143 In a World 74 1 Lake Bell 2013
143 All is Lost 74 1 J.C. Chandor 2013
143 Shame 74 1 Steve McQueen 2011
139 The Secret of Kells 76 1 Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey 2010
139 Blue Ruin 76 1 Jeremy Saulnier 2014
139 Omar 76 1 Hany Abu-Assad 2014
139 Source Code 76 1 Duncan Jones 2011
136 The Guard 78 1 John Michael McDonagh 2011
136 Hobo with a Shotgun 78 1 Jason Eisener 2011
136 The Final Member 78 1 Zach Math, Jonah Bekhor 2014
133 Night Will Fall 80 1 Andrew Singer 2014
133 Our Idiot Brother 80 1 Jesse Peretz 2011
133 Nostalgia for the Light 80 1 Patricio Guzman 2011
130 Searching for Sugar Man 82 1 Malik Bendjelloul 2012
130 It’s Such A Beautiful Day 82 1 Don Hertzfeldt 2012
130 Tangled 82 1 Nathan Greno, Byron Howard 2010
129 Compliance 82 2 Craig Zobel 2012
126 Blue Valentine 84 1 Derek Cianfrance 2010
126 Take This Waltz 84 1 Sarah Polley 2012
126 Prometheus 84 1 Ridley Scott 2012
123 Two Days, One Night 84 2 Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne 2014
123 Killing Them Softly 84 2 Andrew Dominik 2012
123 Ted 84 2 Seth MacFarlane 2012
121 Super 8 86 1 JJ Abrams 2011
121 A Late Quartet 86 1 Yaron Zilberman 2012
120 The Wind Rises 86 2 Hayao Miyazaki 2014
118 The Arbor 88 1 Clio Barnard 2011
118 Mother (MADEO) 88 1 Bong Joon-ho 2010
117 The Great Beauty 90 1 Paolo Sorrentino 2013
114 The Raid 2 90 2 Gareth Evans 2014
114 The Descendants 90 2 Alexander Payne 2011
114 How to Train Your Dragon 90 2 Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Peter Hastings 2010

 

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Thanks again for doing this, @Chaos. Respect.

Looking at the honourable mentions, I voted for:

Iron Man 3, Paul, Thor, The Wolverine, The Town, Superman vs. The Elite, The Hunger Games, Easy A, Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, The King’s Speech, Batman: Year One, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, Night Will Fall and Ted.

I'm surprised Thor: The Dark World got more votes/is higher than Thor because Thor's the better of the two IMHO. I originally forgot Easy A but I was able to send an amended ballot to Chaos.

Night Will Fall is a documentary that tells and shows footage from a documentary in 1945 about liberated concentration camps. The footage from 1945 is shelved and has only recently been shown in this film. Said footage/film is horrific. Such evil on our fellow man/woman.

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I'd like to echo The Natural's thanks for doing this. Nine of mine dropped on this list. Looking forward to seeing where the other 21 placed.

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Let's see I voted for

John Wick, Thor, Thor 2, This Is The End, The Hunger Games, Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, Moneyball & The Raid 2!

 

Thanks, Good work Chaos!

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8 minutes ago, SolidGoldBomb said:

Let's see I voted for

John Wick, Thor, Thor 2, This Is The End, The Hunger Games, Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, Moneyball & The Raid 2!

 

Thanks, Good work Chaos!

Fellow Thor fan!

I forgot to vote for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Fuck.

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I dunno how I missed John Wick or Iron Man 3.  

Kinda surprised I'm the only one who voted for Bridesmaids, Tangled, and Frozen.  

Sadly less surprised that I was the sole vote for Tusk, Machete Kills, The Village of Shadows, The Expendables 2, Your Highness, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Anchorman 2, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, Hatchet II, and Hobo with a Shotgun

I do really wish more people had seen Cropsey, The To-Do List, Labor Day, The Dead, Peep World, The Homesman, In a World, and The Secret of Kells

Ah well, at least one lone soul apiece had my back with Melancholia and How to Train your Dragon.  

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7 minutes ago, Jingus said:

I dunno how I missed John Wick or Iron Man 3.  

Kinda surprised I'm the only one who voted for Bridesmaids, Tangled, and Frozen.  

Sadly less surprised that I was the sole vote for Tusk, Machete Kills, The Village of Shadows, The Expendables 2, Your Highness, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Anchorman 2, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, Hatchet II, and Hobo with a Shotgun

I do really wish more people had seen Cropsey, The To-Do List, Labor Day, The Dead, Peep World, The Homesman, In a World, and The Secret of Kells

Ah well, at least one lone soul apiece had my back with Melancholia and How to Train your Dragon.  

There's quite a few films that were voted for in general that I felt like would have made my ballot had I seen them. That was my biggest disappointment in doing this. I had a lot I should have watched for the betterment of my list. Depending on how Cinco de Mayo festivities go tonight, I should have the first 5-10 films posted this evening.

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It is always interesting to me (to tie into a couple of movies Jingus mentioned) how often children's movies (or at least Non-Pixar children's movies) get overlooked/left off

And I speak from someone who has done their fair share of movie lists on this board now.

I don't know if it is folks don't bother if they don't have kids or just don't rate them as fairly.

And yes - all you fuckers need to watch Secret of Kells

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Woof, 33 of my 50 are in that honorable mentions list.  Only got co-votes on four of them: Big Hero 6, Locke (and those were the bottom two on my list, #s 49 and 50 respectively), Coherence and Compliance.

Looking at stuff I didn't vote on, I might have been able to make room for Another Earth, John Wick and Beasts of the Southern Wild on my list.  Regret not seeing In A World, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, All Is Lost, and particularly Jane Eyre.  It's Fukunaga directing Fassbender so I should theoretically like it, but you know, it's a period piece.  Tough to bring myself to actually watch it.  Same kind of deal as Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

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I almost put Locke on the bottom of my list too, but I ended up putting a few Marvel movies like the Thors on instead. I liked The Wolverine too, probably should have voted for that as well.

I fell asleep watching Man Of Steel, so I didn't feel it was list worthy.

Anchorman 2 and Expendables 2 were both kind of disappointing sequels, just too derivative of the originals.

I probably would have put Hobo With A Shotgun on if I remembered it.

I couldn't stand Bridesmaids though, didn't like Captain Philips much either.

I thought Ted, Prometheus & Killin Them Softly were all ok, but just not too memorable and I didn't think anyone else would vote for them

I think I watched Blue Valentine, but I get it confused with every Ryan Gosling movie and they all start to blend together and I can't remember which one it was.

Kind of surprised The Hunger Games didn't make the top 110, I'd never heard of the books but I thought it was a cool movie with some great costumes and scenery and everything.

I probably would have put Divergent on if I would have remembered it too

I think I voted for 21 Jump Street also, eh, I like goofy shit.  Hmm, guess It got cut from my ballot last minute though.

Kind of sad The Raid 2 Juuuuuuuuuussst missed the list, the fight scenes in that are insane.  The fight in the car going down the interstate is some Matrix-level crazy shit.

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3 hours ago, RIPPA said:

I don't know if it is folks don't bother if they don't have kids or just don't rate them as fairly.

Yeah, that old "if it's for kids, then it can't be fun for adults nor can it be Serious Art" is a stigma which is programmed deep into our brains by the way our society has worked for the past century or more.  Despite being a childless bachelor, I seem to remain fortunately immune and can easily kill an entire happy afternoon with a Teen Titans Go! marathon.  

 

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And yes - all you fuckers need to watch Secret of Kells

YEAH.  One of the most visually gorgeous things I've ever seen in my life.  In fact (...checks IMDB...), why haven't I watched the director's next movie, Song of the Sea?  

 

47 minutes ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Regret not seeing In A World,

It's brilliant, impeccably crafted and hilariously funny.  You know how when you saw the movies Ben Affleck directed, and you're all like "damn, he was an okay actor, but he's a great filmmaker"?  Same thing with Lake Bell here.  It's a crying shame that she's never made anything else besides short films and a few episodes of Children's Hospital, but she is finally in production now on another movie she's writing/directing.  

 

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and particularly Jane Eyre.  It's Fukunaga directing Fassbender so I should theoretically like it, but you know, it's a period piece.  Tough to bring myself to actually watch it.  Same kind of deal as Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

They're both worthwhile.  I've seen all the major movie versions of Jane Eyre and a couple of TV adaptations as well, and Fukunaga easily did the best job with the material.  Fassbender provides a much more human and accessible version of Mr. Rochester than is the norm, and Mia Wasikowska shocked me with a performance which is way above her usual par.  The score is pretty hauntingly beautiful as well

It's certainly easier to watch than ANY version of Wuthering Heights, which is just one of the most suffocatingly nihilistic stories I've ever encountered in my entire life.  Yet even so, I'd eagerly recommend the Andrea Arnold version; she does an even better job than Fukunaga at handling the material in a jarringly personal, contemporary-feeling manner where they come across as living breathing bleeding human beings rather than historical waxworks.  It feels more like you're watching 12 Years a Slave than the sort of stuffy corseted diorama that you usually imagine when you hear "Victorian-era period piece".  

 

4 minutes ago, SolidGoldBomb said:

Anchorman 2 and Expendables 2 were both kind of disappointing sequels, just too derivative of the originals.

 

Agreed that Anchorman 2 wasn't as good as the first one, but, well, "it made me laugh more frequently and with greater force and volume than any other movie I saw that year" is pretty much my whole defense there.  As for Expendables 2, I'd argue that it's better than the first one.  Better-choreographed action sequences, less jerky handheld camerawork, less reliance on obvious CGI, less time wasted on extraneous subplots, better use of the special guest cameos, and a much better villain.  

 

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Kind of sad The Raid 2 Juuuuuuuuuussst missed the list, the fight scenes in that are insane.  The fight in the car going down the interstate is some Matrix-level crazy shit.

It juuuuuuust missed my list too, partly because of "I liked the first one better", but also partly because it was just all over the goddamn map.  The tense dramatic stuff involving the intricate gangland intrigue felt like I was watching Infernal Affairs IV, but then it would suddenly spring Baseball Boy and Hammer Girl on you as if this were a Stephen Chow flick.  I liked both parts, I'm just not sure I liked 'em in the same movie.  Felt like filet mignon topped with neapolitan ice cream.  

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I think about 15 of my choices didn't make the cut, then. Hopefully there are a couple of surprises and dvdvr didn't just make another list that could have ended up on Yahoo (or whatever).

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I would guess that I'm also the lone vote for each of my top 3, and they only made the list because I ranked them so high.  (It's possible that my #1 got like one other vote, but doubtful.)

I'm very curious whether my #4 got any other votes.

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3 hours ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Woof, 33 of my 50 are in that honorable mentions list.  Only got co-votes on four of them: Big Hero 6, Locke (and those were the bottom two on my list, #s 49 and 50 respectively), Coherence and Compliancep.

 

*solidarity fist bump*

 

I'm not at all surprised I was the only person to ride for ROOM 237, but I'll stump for it here.  It's a sneaky great documentary that's ostensibly just a trifle about the lovable nuts who come up with bizarre theories about the hidden meanings in THE SHINING, but is, in fact, a stealth examination of authorial intent and the subjective nature of art.  It's really brilliant.

I'd love to know who was with me on KILLING THEM SOFTLY.  Undervalued!

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4 hours ago, S.K.o.S. said:

Woof, 33 of my 50 are in that honorable mentions list.  Only got co-votes on four of them: Big Hero 6, Locke (and those were the bottom two on my list, #s 49 and 50 respectively), Coherence and Compliance.

Looking at stuff I didn't vote on, I might have been able to make room for Another Earth, John Wick and Beasts of the Southern Wild on my list.  Regret not seeing In A World, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, All Is Lost, and particularly Jane Eyre.  It's Fukunaga directing Fassbender so I should theoretically like it, but you know, it's a period piece.  Tough to bring myself to actually watch it.  Same kind of deal as Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights.

I'll be honest. Your ballot was frustrating for me, as there was quite a few on there that I probably would have voted for as well if I had seen them.

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1 hour ago, EVA said:

*solidarity fist bump*

 

I'm not at all surprised I was the only person to ride for ROOM 237, but I'll stump for it here.  It's a sneaky great documentary that's ostensibly just a trifle about the lovable nuts who come up with bizarre theories about the hidden meanings in THE SHINING, but is, in fact, a stealth examination of authorial intent and the subjective nature of art.  It's really brilliant.

I'd love to know who was with me on KILLING THEM SOFTLY.  Undervalued!

Fist bump!  Was my #43.  That opening with the harsh dissonant noise was frikkin' STAGGERING in theaters, but less so on an ordinary home-system.  Love the eternally sweaty Ben Mendelsohn.  And that beating of Ray Liotta's character was so raw and painful, it was the biggest indictment of onscreen violence that I've seen.

Other ones for me that didn't make the main list.

Trollhunter at 48
The Guest at 46
Animal Kingdom at 42
Attack the Block at 39
Celeste & Jesse Forever at 38
Jeff, Who Lives at Home at 34
Upstream Color at 47
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia at 28
The Kings of Summer at 26
To the Wonder at 16
The Guard at 12
Our Idiot Brother at 11
The Great Beauty at 6
The Raid 2 at 29
The Descendants at 21

 

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I liked Killing Them Softly. It was on my 1st draft and if I could have come up with 50, it probably would have made it.

My Not Ready For Prime Time List.

Mother #7

Two Days, One Night #10

Tim's Vermeer #17

A Band Called Death #19

Life Itself #20

Jiro Dreams of Sushi #22

Byzantium #23

Violet & Daisy #27

The Paper Boy #30

Kind of shocked to see that I was the only vote for Life Itself because I seem to remember it getting a lot of love around here, but I guess those people don't vote.

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9 hours ago, Execproducer said:

I liked Killing Them Softly. It was on my 1st draft and if I could have come up with 50, it probably would have made it.

My Not Ready For Prime Time List.

Mother #7

Two Days, One Night #10

Tim's Vermeer #17

A Band Called Death #19

Life Itself #20

Jiro Dreams of Sushi #22

Byzantium #23

Violet & Daisy #27

The Paper Boy #30

Kind of shocked to see that I was the only vote for Life Itself because I seem to remember it getting a lot of love around here, but I guess those people don't vote.

I didn't put a lot of room on my ballot for documentaries this time, and I really enjoyed Life Itself, but it wasn't one I held in as high regard as the docs I did put on my ballot.

I'll guess overall that the voting here was not very reflective of what has been a quality decade so far for documentaries.

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10 hours ago, Execproducer said:

I liked Killing Them Softly. It was on my 1st draft and if I could have come up with 50, it probably would have made it.

My Not Ready For Prime Time List.

Mother #7

Two Days, One Night #10

Tim's Vermeer #17

A Band Called Death #19

Life Itself #20

Jiro Dreams of Sushi #22

Byzantium #23

Violet & Daisy #27

The Paper Boy #30

Kind of shocked to see that I was the only vote for Life Itself because I seem to remember it getting a lot of love around here, but I guess those people don't vote.

I had 'Mother' on my list originally but it somehow was left on when I finalized my list (Much like '21 Jump Street' that should have been on my list somewhere!).

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45 minutes ago, Chaos said:

I'll guess overall that the voting here was not very reflective of what has been a quality decade so far for documentaries.

Next poll!

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2 hours ago, Execproducer said:

Next poll!

Settle down - I have the next project. I'm just waiting for these two current ones to clear

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Spoiler

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110. (Tied) American Sniper - Clint Eastwood - 2014 (92 Points, 1 Vote)
High Vote - SolidGoldBomb #5
IMDB
Rotten Tomatoes - 72%
Metacritic - 72

What Critics Said? 
I found it powerful, touching, and only occasionally infuriating, and I think Americans who care about the way we remember the Iraq war—onscreen and off—should see it - Dana Stevens - Slate

What Letterboxd Users Said?

You see what you want to see with this movie. As with Unforgiven, we've got a movie about the myths we inherit - about ourselves, about our country - and about the toll they take on us. Be you sheep, sheepdog or wolf, the toll is significant. - Sam Van Hallgren - Former Filmspotting Host/Producer

If this format proves to be too time consuming, I could change it up, but I thought I'd get a spectrum. Let me know what you think. I know this was a very debated film here. Honestly, I was surprised it was the only one that received a vote. For some reason, Rottentomatoes listed it as a 2015 film despite it getting a 2014 release in quite a few major markets.

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Here's another one before I go to the grocery store for a minute.

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110. (Tied) Hesher - Spencer Susser - 2011 - 92 Points - 1 Vote
High Vote - Hobo Joe  #5
IMDB
Rotten Tomatoes - 54%
Metacritic - 45

What Critics Said? 
That drunken speech Hesher delivers? It culminates in the punch line “one good nut,” the significance of which cannot be explained in a family newspaper. Trust me, it’s a pretty hilarious line, in context. But it’s also, as it turns out, a pretty accurate description of “Hesher.” - Michael O'Sullivan - WaPo

What Letterboxd Users Said?

Mary Poppins meets Metallica. Ride the Supercalafragalistic Lightning.. - Todd Malkin

 

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I have literally never heard of HESHER.

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