List of films I have watched in 2014 and my picks of the best films of the year.


It’s the time of the year again for me to list down how many of the films released this year that I have watched, ranging from Hollywood to Hong Kong movies, and also one Malaysian film in 2014. I believed most of the films listed below would have my personal movie review for it here in my blog of which you can search easily for it if you want to.

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Hollywood films: (* indicates the number of stars I given to that particular film with the most one having five, my top 10 films in bold)

1) Boyhood. ***
2) Non-Stop. ****
3) Robocop. ****
4) The Lego Movie. *****
5) Pompeii. ***
6) Captain America: The Winter Soldier. ****
7) Divergent. ****
8) Rio 2. ***
9) The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ***
10) Godzilla. ****
11) X-Men: Days of Future Past. ***
12) How To Train Your Dragon 2. ****
13) The Fault in our Stars. ****
14) Edge of Tomorrow. ****
15) Maleficent. ****
16) Transformers: Age of Extinction. ***
17) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. ****
18) The Purge: Anarchy. ***
19) Guardians of the Galaxy. ****
20) Hercules. ***
21) Lucy. ****
22) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ***
23) Into The Storm. ***
24) The Maze Runner. ****
25) Annabelle. ***
26) Ouija. ***
27) Animal. ***
28) Extraterrestrial. ****
29) Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort. **
30) As Above, So Below. ***
31) The Theory of Everything. *****
32) Fury. ****
33) Nightcrawler. ****
34) The Pyramid. ****
35) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. ****
36) ’71. ****
37) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. ***
38) The Interview. **
39) Penguins of Madagascar. ****
40) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. ****
41) Unbroken ****
42) The Imitation Game *****
43) Big Hero 6. ****
44) Interstellar. *****
45) Whiplash. *****
46) Under The Skin. **
47) The Grand Budapest Hotel. ****
48) Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). ****

My picks for the best film and acting in the respective categories below:

Best Film (Drama, Overall) : The Theory of Everything.

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Best Film (Sci-Fi): Interstellar.

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Best Film (Superhero): Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Best Film (Horror): The Pyramid.

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Best Film (Animated): The Lego Movie.

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Best Film (Youth): Divergent.

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Outstanding performances by an actor:

: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

: Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Outstanding performances by an actress:

: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

: Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Outstanding young stars:

: Shailene Woodley (The Fault in our Stars, Divergent)

: Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, ’71)

: Miles Teller (Divergent, Whiplash)

Also not to forget some Hong Kong films of the year that I have watched.

Hong Kong films(* indicates the number of stars I given to that particular film with the most one having five)

1) From Vegas to Macau. ***
2) Golden Chicken 3. ***
3) Hello Babies. ***
4) Lan Kwai Fong 3. ***
5) The Monkey King. ***
6) Temporary Family. ***

Nothing outstanding from any of the Hong Kong films I have watched this year. By the way, I have also watched one local (Malaysian) Chinese film. The film eventually became the highest grossing local film, and for me, also considered a giant leap for Malaysian cinema.

Malaysian film:  (* indicates the number of stars I given to that particular film with the most one having five)

1) The Journey. ****

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So, as of current (updated – February 2015), the total number of films released this year that I have watched is at 55. That is over my earlier target of 50. Great!

Last but not least, I would like to wish Happy Winter Solstice Festival to all Chinese! This festival that falls on 22 December (today) every year, also known as Dongzhi Festival is never complete without having a bowl of tangyuan (balls of glutinous rice) that symbolises reunion. Have you had yours already?

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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