Board 8 > Movie of the Year - 2014

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kateee
03/13/19 6:49:27 PM
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post your favorite movie/MotY from 2014. no lists or honorable mentions, just one. posting more than one isn't discouraged actually but i'll only record your #1. you may also answer for years you've missed or change your pick.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aSwnPxC_JR8UEFfdpvQiGBAYA5K4NR-PTaetPVOH1wI

if you want to be listed under a different name in the spreadsheet, tell me.

some stuff from 2014:

The Babadook
Big Eyes
Big Hero 6
Birdman
The Book of Life
Boyhood
Captain America Winter Soldier
Citizenfour
Clouds of Sils Maria
Dear White People
Deux jours, une nuit / Two Days, One Night
Ex Machina
Gett
Godzilla
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
An Honest Liar
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
It Follows
John Wick
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Lego Movie
Life Itself
Magical Girl
Mommy
Paddington
Phoenix
Plemya / The Tribe
The Raid 2
Still Alice
Turist / Force Majeure
What We Do in the Shadows
Whiplash
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Zombeavers
/ The Fool
LordoftheMorons
03/13/19 6:53:30 PM
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Boyhood

Fantastic year. These were also all great movies:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Birdman
Interstellar
Whiplash
The Imitation Game
Gone Girl
The Theory of Everything
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StifledSilence
03/13/19 6:58:01 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Bear Bro
The Empire of Silence
KCF0107
03/13/19 7:00:48 PM
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Birdman

Whiplash or Gone Girl would have been my choice on many other years.
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SwiftyDC
03/13/19 7:09:19 PM
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Ex Machina

Gone Girl, close 2nd.
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Johnbobb
03/13/19 7:13:40 PM
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Nightcrawler

Fantastic fucking year
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Snake5555555555
03/13/19 7:16:08 PM
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This year is fucking superb, not to play out HMs but this year definitely needs it.

1. The Guest

2. Nightcrawler
3. Predestination
4. Creep
5. Whiplash
6. The Purge: Anarchy
7. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. What We Do in the Shadows
10. Honeymoon

HMs:
Wild
John Wick
The Raid 2
Ex Machina
It Follows
Non-Stop
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The Babadook
Housebound
Birdman
Veronica Mars
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy
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SwiftyDC
03/13/19 7:16:22 PM
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1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - Terminator 2
1992 - Reservior Dogs
1993 - Nightmare Before Christmas
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1997 - Titanic
2001 - A Beautiful Mind
2002 - City of God
2004 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 - Batman Begins
2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street
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Dilated Chemist
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Xeybozn
03/13/19 7:26:22 PM
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Whiplash
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DoctorBIind
03/13/19 7:36:57 PM
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Really great year.

Boyhood (#14)

HM to It Follows (#38) and Ex Machina (#43). Also loved Edge of Tomorrow and Interstellar!
PrinceKaro
03/13/19 7:39:17 PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
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KeepAnEyeOut
03/13/19 7:41:24 PM
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The Duke of Burgundy
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Hardcore_Adult
03/13/19 7:48:13 PM
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Guardians! Guardians!
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StifledSilence
03/13/19 8:08:32 PM
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Im gonna change my answer to Edge of Tomorrow.
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Bear Bro
The Empire of Silence
MetalmindStats
03/13/19 9:33:38 PM
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John Wick

HMs: Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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tyder21
03/13/19 9:35:35 PM
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Nightcrawler

God, 2014 rules.
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Mythiot
03/13/19 9:37:14 PM
17
Song of the Sea
ZenOfThunder
03/13/19 9:51:22 PM
18
John Wick
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Seginustemple
03/13/19 9:55:50 PM
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Gone Girl
KokoroAkechi
03/13/19 10:15:22 PM
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Gone Girl
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Vengeful_KBM
03/14/19 1:26:22 AM
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1. Whiplash

2. Interstellar
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Birdman
5. Gone Girl
6. Into the Woods
7. Song of the Sea
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9. The Babadook
10 (tie). Nightcrawler/What We Do in the Shadows
TheKnightOfNee
03/14/19 8:12:05 AM
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Ex Machina
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XIII_rocks
03/14/19 9:02:58 AM
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Budapest Hotel
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TheCodeisBosco
03/14/19 9:59:09 AM
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Birdman
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Now crack that combination:
27 99 23.
Pokewars
03/14/19 10:03:46 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel

2013 - The Book Thief
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FelinFine
03/14/19 12:37:10 PM
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2011: The Tree of Life
2012: Moonrise Kingdom
2014: The LEGO Movie
kateee
03/14/19 1:20:24 PM
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Whiplash
SuperNiceDog
03/14/19 1:29:09 PM
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ex machina.

THe only one of those movies I saw. Not a great year for movies
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tennisboy213
03/14/19 4:11:44 PM
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Gone Girl
madadude
03/14/19 5:46:38 PM
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1. Clouds of Sils Maria

2. Maps to the Stars
3. Boyhood
4. Winter Sleep
5. Eden
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
7. It Follows
8. Listen Up Philip
9. Song of the Sea
10. Whiplash
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SwiftyDC
03/14/19 6:30:27 PM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
ex machina.

THe only one of those movies I saw. Not a great year for movies


Hell nah, it was a pretty damn good year for movies. You better do yourself a favor and go down the list and watch them before calling a year bad, .
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VengefulKaelee
03/14/19 6:33:58 PM
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Dammit these weird disparities keep happening. Ex Machina is on my list for 2015 (and this time I can literally point to the Academy Awards as backup on that). Not that it replaces Whiplash for my #1, but still, going by random film festival dates rather than actual release dates is quite confusing.
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SwiftyDC
03/14/19 7:00:02 PM
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Change to Edge of Tomorrow.

I loved Ex Machina, too. But EoT is one of my favorite movies ever. Its definitely my favorite Cruise movie. One of those movies where Ill never get tired of watching it.
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kateee
03/14/19 9:57:25 PM
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i've already said that i'm using the year listed on imdb/letterboxd for everything which lists the year of first release regardless of whether it was a wide release or not. so it's not so much that i'm "going by random film festival dates" but for sake of consistency.

and i don't see how just because the initial release was at a film festival, that doesn't count as an "actual" release. whether or not it was accessible to everyone, that's when it came out and a release date. there are a bunch of films that only get limited releases at the end of every year and don't get a wide release until the next year. and non-English language films can go for a year without seeing a release rendering them inaccessible for some people here within the year but that shouldn't disqualify them from appearing on a best of the year list.

and while imdb is by no means the sole authority on release dates or anything, it's one of the more visible sources of movie information which factored into my decision to use as the basis for the years. although to be fully transparent i use letterboxd. but letterboxd links to the imdb page on every movie so they pretty much use the same release date outside of one exception that i know about.

so yeah there are going to be discrepancies in years sometimes but i've used release years as listed by imdb/letterboxd and i'm going to keep doing so because that was the criteria i set at the beginning and i want to be consistent on that front.

although if anybody wants to change picks based on using different release years, i'm fine with that. the lists in the first post aren't strict rules we have to go by so everyone's free to use whatever criteria they want for their personal lists.

i think i only told one person so far that they couldn't pick something because it didn't match the release year so i'll obviously take that back now.
Mythiot
03/15/19 12:05:39 AM
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kateee posted...
i've already said that i'm using the year listed on imdb/letterboxd for everything which lists the year of first release regardless of whether it was a wide release or not. so it's not so much that i'm "going by random film festival dates" but for sake of consistency.

and i don't see how just because the initial release was at a film festival, that doesn't count as an "actual" release. whether or not it was accessible to everyone, that's when it came out and a release date. there are a bunch of films that only get limited releases at the end of every year and don't get a wide release until the next year. and non-English language films can go for a year without seeing a release rendering them inaccessible for some people here within the year but that shouldn't disqualify them from appearing on a best of the year list.

and while imdb is by no means the sole authority on release dates or anything, it's one of the more visible sources of movie information which factored into my decision to use as the basis for the years. although to be fully transparent i use letterboxd. but letterboxd links to the imdb page on every movie so they pretty much use the same release date outside of one exception that i know about.

so yeah there are going to be discrepancies in years sometimes but i've used release years as listed by imdb/letterboxd and i'm going to keep doing so because that was the criteria i set at the beginning and i want to be consistent on that front.

although if anybody wants to change picks based on using different release years, i'm fine with that. the lists in the first post aren't strict rules we have to go by so everyone's free to use whatever criteria they want for their personal lists.

i think i only told one person so far that they couldn't pick something because it didn't match the release year so i'll obviously take that back now.

I think we should stick with imdb/letterboxd years, since it sets a definite objective standard on release years so we don't have any weird stuff like movies being sorted into different years.
madadude
03/15/19 1:06:25 AM
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Yeah its definitely best to have a definite standard like imdb/letterboxd dates. Otherwise you start getting into exceptions and the further back you go the more unclear it gets, especially for limited release films (which is 99% of the ones where this is an issue anyway because very few wide release movies open at festivals and then aren't released until the following year since most wide release movies are produced within the studio system.
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Vengeful_KBM
03/15/19 1:08:21 AM
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Sorry, didn't mean for that to come off as an attack or anything. My sources just tend to go by when a film was released for general audiences, so I've gotten confused myself a couple times because we have different lists. That's all I meant. I agree it's good to have a standard, and the IMDB page is as good a standard as any!
kateee
03/15/19 2:07:20 AM
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i mean i definitely have my own biases factoring into why i chose imdb release dates as the standard. i rarely even go to the theater these days. i don't always have the time, i don't really care about seeing a movie as soon as it's out and i really don't like paying $17 every time especially when there's already a bunch on my watchlist.

so i don't even keep up with current releases and when i'm looking into movies for my personal lists, it always involves sites like imdb/letterboxd. i'm almost always looking back at stuff/years and as a consequence the years on those sites are the years i associate with the movies.

this topic series is more about showcasing personal picks than anything so i don't have a problem if people want to stick to the same choices from their personal lists. but for my personal lists and the lists i've been putting in the OP they're compiled using the criteria mentioned before. it's more that i'm letting people know WHY something would appear on a list for a certain year than saying everyone has to adhere to that standard. like i've said before, there's been one time where someone posted a movie and i said it was for another year. i forget who it was but it was for Pokemon 2000. and i've said i'll take that back. other situations like that, i'm presuming it's been people deviating from their lists on their own to match up with the standard i've been using.

the lists in the OP are there for reference and to encourage participation since i know some people either don't keep personal lists or won't go looking stuff up and you got to make things as easy as possible when you run things like this.

i think something like this was going to come up for games as well if that topic series ever happens because release years for those can be all over the place as well with remakes and updated versions in addition to regional differences. for my personal games list, i use the NA home release year and there have been some situations that can mess with the consistency i want. at least with movies i have a way of making it easy with a single source.
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