Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holidays were fun and festive, and this new year brings a lot of joy and change for everyone! 2014 was a really great year, so many amazing things happened. Today I wanted to share my favorite movies that came out this past year, as there were really some fantastic ones. Without further-a-do, here’s my top ten favorite movies of 2014
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Probably one of the most anticipated movies of the year, the third installment of the Hunger Game series and the first half of the final movie adaptation of the book came out in November and it was AMAZING! Although not the best of the series in my opinion, it still had its own perks and newly crafted movie magic, with more intense war scenes than 1 on 1 fights. Of course a truly spectacular cast, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, and new to the cast Julianne Moore, really made the movie, not to mention Jennifer Lawrence sings!
9. 22 Jump Street
So this movie has a special place in my heart, as it was probably the funniest movie of 2014, and maybe of the past 5 years? I think it out did it’s first movie, 21 Jump Street, and Channing Tatum + Jonah HIll is just hilariously funny to watch, especially with all the chemistry they now have since the first movie, that you can really see has grown on screen.
If you’ve never heard of this person called Angelina Jolie, then you’re probably not living life the to full extent. What Angeline Jolie does in this movie is just inspiring and all the other actors are basically her support. This modern take on Sleeping beauty is really interesting as it deals with the different evils in the world, and how corrupt someone can get from money and power.
7. The Babadook
Now for my horror fans out there, this one is quite the thriller. The Babadook is a new movie on the psychological affects someone can have when being stalked and how grief can cause people to do crazy things. In the movie, a newly widowed mother has to raise her son all by her self, and with his numerous social problems, it causes a great amount of stress on her. I love how the movie shows the darker side of parenting, and how in society we put parents on a pedestal and says they are never allowed to mess up and parenting is this wonderful magical thing, when sometimes its just really hard and scary to be a parent.
6. Gone Girl
The thriller of the year! Gone girl was quite the murder mystery movie that delved deep into the social statuses of man and wife and the consequences of lying. With its classic twists and turns, Ben Affleck does the movie so much justice, and suprise Neil Patrick Harris comes in and is amazing as well. The writing it plot is just so well done, its a must see for anyone who likes a little thrill and mystery in their movies.
Top Five everybody!
5. Into the Woods
The yearly musical has arrived and it did not disappoint! Into the Woods is a spin of Disney’s calssic tales and makes their stories intertwine with each other, and provides a great look on how these stories should have really ended. It deals with the consequences of doing something bad for a good reason, and really portrays it in a Disney way, making the message clear to all ages, and still being an entertaining musical. If you don’t like sing talking movies, you’re going to hate it. But if you like singing and MERYL STREEP! EMILY BLUNT! ANNA KENDRICK! Then this movie is 10/10. (You guys its Meryl Streep go watch it.)
4. The Fault In Our Stars
If you gasped or went “YASSS” when you read the title, then welcome fellow mega fan and hello one of the best movies of 2014. Off of John Green’s absolutely breathtaking book, the love story of two cancer patients that really good deep into the thoughts of teens and how young adults go through problems, love, and loss. The movie was such a sucess this year and i’m so proud. With such a huge fan base, the amazing cast, and JOHN GREEN!! It was no surprise how wonderful the movie was. A must see. Bring tissues.
3. Lego Movie
The wild card of this list and everyone’s in 2014. You pretty much either hate or love this movie, and boy did i love this movie. At first I thought this would be a childrens gag fest, but as I watched I realized the amazing use of satire and the actual comparison of the Lego’s society to today’s. It really is a hilarious movie with an A-list cast, I can’t think of a reason not to see it. Maybe if you don’t have a soul? Or don’t like laughing? Plus it has batman so I don’t know what else you need.
2. Guardians of The Galaxy
Oh My goodness Guardians of the Galaxy. This movie was so amazingly well done that it is only not number one because I did not read the comics so I feel i don’t have that attachment to it, but as someone who didn’t know the plot whatsoever, it was really, really good. Like really good. Chris Pratt (who was also in Lego Movie) delivers a truly award worthy job as Starlord in this Marvel comic come to life. He and an unlikely group of criminals must go and save the world. And I am so happy they did. The story is one thing but the production is just out of this world. And the soundtrack. The. Sound. Track. And Groot. I am Groot.
The big one you guys, Interstellar takes number one by far in my list of top movies for 2014. Interstellar gives us a story of Earth, a dying planet in need of a new planet for humans to live on. On the journey, Matthew Mcconaughey and Anne Hathaway leave their family and their life here on Earth to hopefully find a planet that humans can live on. The movie has such an artistic feel to it and portrays the relationships between father and children so well, I felt like i got separated from my own non-existent kids. The production and visuals of the movie are OUT OF THIS WORLD (get it), and they give you the feeling of being in outer space,while still making it feel like you’re on this impossible journey with these people that just want to help humanity. I think everyone needs to see this movie and schools should have children write reports on these kinds of movies. They truly are breath taking. Bring tissues and enjoy this movie to the fullest extent while it’s still in theaters.
Well there’s my top ten list of 2014. I hope you enjoyed and will maybe go see some you missed! Make sure to let me know you’re favorite movies and if you agree or disagree on anything. Have a wonderful 2015!