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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ranking the Movies I Saw This Year

Unfortunately, I still need to see The Interview and Birdman, so this list is not finalized, but it's as good as can be! (I don't think the number one spot will change, though.)

16. Tammy - Nope.

15. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - I actually saw this movie back in 2007. It was called Spider-Man 3. NEXT!

14. Let's Be Cops - Better than I thought it was going to be, but then again I did think it was going to be a really really bad movie. I'll stick to Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on New Girl!

13. Obvious Child - An interesting turn in the career of former SNL cast member Jenny Slate that has many thinking she'll be attending the Academy Awards.

12. Neighbors - Seth Rogen definitely helped make this movie work, which is rare for frat house movies.

11. Muppets Most Wanted - Definitely inferior to the 2011 predecessor, but a worthy companion movie. I think it worked as a sequel and oh, yeah. Tina Fey!

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - A great example of a movie that far exceeded its predecessor.

9. Listen Up Philip - Don't let your opinion of Jason Schwartzman be swayed by the terrible person that is Philip.

8. 22 Jump Street - I preferred the first one, but the endearing performance of Jonah Hill was enough to overcome the cliches in the self-deprecating sequel.

7. They Came Together - A splendidly satirical commentary on the romantic comedy genre with an all-star cast that includes Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Max Greenfield, and Jack MacBrayer.

6. The Skeleton Twins - Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig play twins who re-enter each other's lives after serendipitously failed suicide attempts on the same day. Enough said.

5. Fury - A stellar war - yet, not war - movie that actually sees Brad Pitt get overshadowed by a young, up-and-coming talent in Logan Lerman.

4. This Is Where I Leave You - The family comedy starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver has me eager to read the original version in book form.

3. Unbroken - Some of my favorite parts of the book were left out, but that could not take away from the beauty of this well-done film.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy - This reinvention of the superhero movie genre turned Chris Pratt into a movie star, had Bradley Cooper voice a talking raccoon, and force "Hooked on a Feeling" back into people's consciences.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The crown jewel of Wes Anderson films, this movie is a magical masterpiece about a world long since forgotten - except by the movie's protagonist, brilliantly portrayed by Ralph Fiennes.

1 comment:

  1. Your top two are pretty good for those spots. Not seeing Northpole or The Nine Lives of Christmas on this list, though. Hmm...