Best Films of 2014

I collected 15 “Best Films of 2014” lists and combined them into one list.  Here are the results.  The numbers in bold indicate how many lists the movie is on. I have included every film on two or more of the original lists, along with the director’s name and the country(s) where it was produced.  If I’ve seen the film, I have added my personal rating on a 1-10 scale.

12
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, US)

11
Boyhood (Richard Linklater, US) (10/10)

7
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland) (9/10)
Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, US) (9/10)
Selma (Ava DuVernay, US) (8/10)

6
Mr. Turner
(Mike Leigh, UK) (9/10)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US) (7/10)
Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, US)

5
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, US)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, US) (9/10)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, US) (9/10)

4
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Turkey)
Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, France) (9/10)
Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, Sweden) (8/10)
Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium) (9/10)
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, US)

3
The Immigrant
(James Gray, US) (7/10)
Gone Girl (David Fincher, US) (8/10)
Love Is Strange (Ira Sachs, US)
American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, US) (8/10)
Dear White People (Justin Simien, US)
Bird People (Pascale Ferran, France)
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry, US)

2
National Gallery
(Frederick Wiseman, US)
The Theory of Everything (James Marsh, UK) (8/10)
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, UK)
Unbroken (Angelina Jolie, US)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, US)
A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor, US)
The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France/Brazil)
Life Itself (Steve James, US) (7/10)
Locke (Stephen Knight, UK)
Fury (David Ayer, US)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, US)
Get On Up (Tate Taylor, US)
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, US)
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, US) (8/10)
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, US)

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