YAM’s Top Films of 2014


The YAM Magazine team got together for our annual movie discussion. Tusks were out, discussions on distribution dates were put on the table, and some hard lobbying was done to put our favorites forward to battle it out. As a result, though local movie distribution is still king, we have some very awesome titles sprinkled here and there for everyone’s taste.

As a tradition, do look forward to our Top Films of 2014 Redux later in 2015.

These are some of the titles that could have made it into our list~

  • 100 Yen Love (百円の恋) [Trailer]
  • Aberdeen (香港仔, dir. Pang Ho-Cheung)
  • The Amazing Catfish
  • The Babadook
  • Begin Again
  • Black Coal, Thin Ice (白日焰火)
  • Blind (Norwegian Film)
  • Coming Home (归来) [Trailer]
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Double (dir. Richard Ayoade)
  • El Elefante Desaparecido
  • Filmistaan
  • Force Majeure (Turist)
  • Foxcatcher
  • Frank
  • The Guest (dir. Adam Wingard)
  • Haemoo (Sea Fog, 해무)
  • Han Gong-Ju (한공주)
  • Honeymoon (dir. Leigh Janiak)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
  • If I Stay
  • Killers (キラーズ, dir. Mo Brothers)
  • Life Itself
  • Lilting
  • Love Is Strange (dir. Ira Sachs)
  • Lucy
  • Maleficent
  • Mardaani
  • A Most Violent Year (dir. J. C. Chandor)
  • Mr. Turner
  • The One I Love (dir. Charlie McDowell)
  • PK [Trailer]
  • Pride
  • Réalité (dir. Quentin Dupieux)
  • Relatos Salvajes
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Still Alice
  • Stretch (dir. Joe Carnahan)
  • They Came Together (dir. David Wain)
  • Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit)
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • When Animals Dream (Når Dyrene Drømmer)

Without further ado, here are our Top35 Films of 2014~

4 Responses

  1. Glad to see Haider made the top 10! I’m still not sure how I feel about some things towards the last act, but there were so many powerful scenes!

    • Amy says:

      I’m ecstatic! I actually like the last act enough, I wish I had a better build up of Haider and see more of his relationship with his parents, especially with his father to make me believe his bond could be strong enough to trump his mother’s. Except for Ghazala, everyone sorta feels like a check-up list of characters. Think I’m gonna prioritize that review xD

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