50: Best of 2014 – Film

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This week: completing our round-up of 2014, Josh and Chris each count down their top ten films to gain UK release last year.

Josh’s Top Ten

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (d. Martin Scorsese)
2. Boyhood (d. Richard Linklater)
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (d. Wes Anderson)
5. Gone Girl (d. David Fincher)
6. Bastards (d. Claire Denis)
7. Godzilla (d. Gareth Edwards)
8. 12 Years a Slave (d. Steve McQueen)
9. Under the Skin (d. Jonathan Glazer)
10. The Wind Rises (d. Hayao Miyazaki)

Honourable mentions:
Her (d. Spike Jonze)
Edge of Tomorrow
(d. Doug Liman)
Life Itself
(d. Steve James)
Paddington
(d. Paul King)
Nightcrawler
(d. Dan Gilroy)
22 Jump Street
(d. Chris Miller & Phil Lord)
The Babadook
(d. Jennifer Kent)
Mistaken for Strangers
(d. Tom Berninger)
Mr. Turner
(d. Mike Leigh)
Starred Up
(d. David Mackenzie)
Two Days, One Night
(d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
A Touch of Sin
(d. Jia Zhangke)
Only Lovers Left Alive
(d. Jim Jarmusch)
We Are the Best!
(d. Lukas Moodysson)
Goodbye to Language
(d. Jean-Luc Godard)

 

Chris’ Top Ten

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (d. Wes Anderson)
2. Boyhood (d. Richard Linklater)
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (d. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
4. Under the Skin (d. Jonathan Glazer)
5. The Wolf of Wall Street (d. Martin Scorsese)
6. Goodbye to Language (d. Jean-Luc Godard)
7. Her (d. Spike Jonze)
8. 12 Years a Slave (d. Steve McQueen)
9. Bastards (d. Claire Denis)
10. Nymph()maniac (d. Lars von Trier)

Honourable mentions:
God Help the Girl (d. Stuart Murdoch)
Venus in Fur (d. Roman Polanski)
Two Days, One Night (d. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
The Overnighters (d. Jesse Moss)
Mr. Turner (d. Mike Leigh)
The Homesman (d. Tommy Lee Jones)
The Wind Rises (d. Hayao Miyazaki)
We Are The Best! (d. Lukas Moodysson)
Only Lovers Left Alive (d. Jim Jarmusch)
Stranger by the Lake (d. Alain Guiraudie)
Edge of Tomorrow (d. Doug Liman)
Calvary (d. John Michael McDonagh)
Noah (d. Darren Aronofsky)
Maps to the Stars (d. David Cronenberg)
A Touch of Sin (d. Jia Zhangke)