Undefended: The Five Best Movies You Saw This Year.

This week, FilmFisher writers were asked to make a list of the 5 best movies they saw this year. Some made lists of movies which came out in 2014, some made lists which included both 2014 as well as films from previous years which they only got around to seeing this year.

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Please feel free to fill the comments box with your own lists!

Remy Wilkins

1. Before Midnight

2. All Is Lost

3. The Past

4. Boyhood

5. 12 Years a Slave


Elizabeth Stinnette:

I picked films I saw for the first time this year

1. The Giver

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

3. The Imitation Game

4. The Lego Movie (which increasingly improves with rising levels of sugar consumption and sleep deprivation)

5. Edward Scissorhands


Timothy Lawrence:

1. Under the Skin

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

4. The Rover

5. Enemy


Joshua Gibbs:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

2. Nightcrawler

3. Birdman

4. Enemy

5. American Hustle


Nate Douglas:

1. Tree of Life

2. Boyhood

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Snowpiercer

5. Guardians of the Galaxy


Brian Murnion

1. “Like Father, Like Son” — dir Hirokazu Koreeda

2. “The Past” — Asghar Farhadi

3. “Interstellar” — Christopher Nolan

4. “Gone Girl” — David Fincher

5. “Ida” — Paweł Pawlikowski


Sean Johnson:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

2. American Hustle

3. 20,000 Days On Earth

4. Interstellar

5. The Apartment (no one forbade repeat viewings, right?)

Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.

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