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Empire releases its Brit-tastic Top 50 of 2014

Posted by jargononline on January 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Oh those crazy Brits. What with their teas, driving on the wrong side of the road, sunless skies, fancy names for gross things and the like. But one thing they do know is film and being home to the world’s biggest movie magazine, Empire, is one of the reasons I love them so. Now said magazine has published their Top 50 of the Year list (because ten is for cowards and the elderly) and it does not disappoint.

Now because their list does feature so many I will not post the entire list here, but mostly because I just don’t want to. So here are the top, which I’m sure everyone will agree with.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy

4. Inside Llewyn Davis

3. The Wolf of Wall Street

2. Nightcrawler

1. Boyhood

I understand what you’re thinking: “Numbers 4 and 3 are from 2013, right?” Yes you are technically correct, but considering how this is the UK they get movies a little later. So seeing as how those both came out relatively late in 2013 they didn’t get them until 2014. So in terms of general release dates they were 2014 films. Confusing I know, but at least the other three are consistent with the 2014.

Boyhood being so #1 is no surprise. Critics Top 10 currently has it ranked first on the amount of top ten lists it has ranked, making more lists than any movies of the 21st century. “Nightcrawler” and “Guardians” are also high on that list, but the latter is far more surprising.

It scored critics but this amount of attention is staggering. Sure, it won’t make any waves at the Oscars given its genre, but the fact so many people are accepting it and that’s lingered this far to the end of the year is testament to its cultural standing.

Do these movies make your list? If so keep it to yourself. Don’t be cluttering my comment section.

 



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