I’m still adjusting to the fact that we’re in a whole new year, and 2014 has ended! Though I’ve already done a full year’s wrap-up of general movie-watching stats for 2014, I thought today I’d share my favorite discoveries of the year. There are quite a few, so the list is broken down by decade. Reviews are linked where available, if you’d like to know more about why I enjoyed these particular films the most.
What were your favorite new-to-you flicks of the year?
It’s a Gift (1923)
Now You Tell One (1926)
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
Le million (1931)
Sitting on the Moon (1936)
Sailing Along (1938)
There’s Always a Woman (1938)
Man Hunt (1941)
The Red House (1947)
The Passionate Friends (1949)
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
This Property is Condemned (1966)*
David Holzman’s Diary (1967)
Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)
Short Circuit (1986)
Broadcast News (1987)
The Very Thought of You (1999)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Ira & Abby (2006)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
10 favorite new releases of 2014:
22 Jump Street
Beyond the Lights*
The Imitation Game*
The Theory of Everything*
(Despite the amount of time I spent at the cinema, there are still a lot of films I need to catch up on from 2014, so this “new releases” list is in no way definitive — it’s just what I enjoyed most from what I did see!)
*Reviews for films marked with an asterisk have not yet been published, but will be published this month, either in the “Modern Movies” post for December or as full reviews.
What a great list! You have included so many films that I’m definitely going to have to put on my “To Watch” list.
Did you get a chance to see Birdman this year?
I didn’t, unfortunately! It didn’t play at any of the theaters near me :( But one of the local multiplexes usually does a marathon of award nominees at the end of January, so hopefully I’ll be able to see it then. I’ve heard so many good things about it!
It was my absolute favorite film of the year – I’ll be interested in reading what you thought of it.
I done a similar blog post about this earlier, 10 films I caught up with this year. The ‘Before’ trilogy, Sorry, Wrong Number and It Happened One Night were my favourites.
I haven’t seen the Before trilogy, but your classic picks are great! I feel like Sorry, Wrong Number is so underrated among Stanwyck fans.
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I need to watch more Stanwyck, throughly enjoyed that film :-)
You definitely should! Her filmography is stellar!