Amy’s 2014 Movies Revisited
I think my movie watching plateaus at +200 features , so I think it’s quite safe to admit that my Top10 after my end-of-the-year lists have finally settled. Quite early in April, compared to July last year! Though I do have to admit that I feel I’m still missing a couple of Chinese language titles (*cough*Gone with the Bullets (一步之遥)*cough*) and a couple of other Japanese titles.
My confession of 2014 is that I didn’t feel quite as strong about the movies that I got to watch- only rated six movies with full 4-star ratings, compared to over 15 titles in 2013. Or maybe one becomes pickier as the years go by. As a result, I feel a lot more comfortable with my Top15 picks, instead of the usual ten. The only problem? I didn’t actually keep an orderly history track of my likes.
Final thoughts? So glad to see Canada representing (so strongly!), surprised I was so lukewarm with most Korean (mainstream) films, low representation of Chinese films (they’ve become harder to come by with subtitles) and massive presence of Indian movies covering a third of this Top15.
|Rank||Favorite 2014 Movies as Seen in 2014||Favorite 2014 Movies Seen by 2015||Status|
|1||Bangalore Days (2014, India)||Haider (2014, India)||+|
|2||Haider (2014, India)||Bangalore Days (2014, India)||–|
|3||X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, USA)||Whiplash (2014, USA)||*|
|4||Boyhood (2014, USA)||X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, USA)||–|
|5||Aberdeen (香港仔) (2014, Hong Kong)||Mommy (2014, Canada)||*|
|6||Enemy (2013, Canada / Spain)||When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー) (2014, Japan)||*|
|7||Maps to the Stars (2014, Canada / France / Germany / USA)||Boyhood (2014, USA)||–|
|8||Dedh Ishqiya (2014, India)||PK (2014, India)||*|
|9||The World of Kanako (渇き。) (2014, Japan)||Han Gong-Ju (한공주) (2014, Korea)||*|
|10||Pride (2014, UK / France)||Dedh Ishqiya (2014, India)||–|
|11||Coming Home (归来) (2014, China)||Aberdeen (香港仔) (2014, Hong Kong)||–|
|12||Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, USA)||Maps to the Stars (2014, Canada / France / Germany / USA)||–|
|13||Nightcrawler (2014, USA)||Enemy (2013, Canada / Spain)||–|
|14||Filmistaan (2012, India)||Jigarthanda (2014, India)||*|
|15||Gone Girl (2014, USA)||Predestination (2014, Australia)||*|