Movies I saw in 2014

I like going out to the movies.1 Lately it has become my panacea of choice after a long week of teaching2.

Just for fun, I recently went through my email confirmations and made a list of the movies I’d seen this past year. (You’ll think I’m either really awesome or really crazy. Either way, I definitely need more of a life.)

Here it is, in roughly reverse chronological order:

Movies I saw in 201434

The Imitation Game
Hobbit III
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Hunger Games III (part I)
John Wick
The Judge
Gone Girl
The Equalizer
The Drop
The Maze Runner
Walk Among the Tombstones
The Congress
November Man
Guardians of the Galaxy
If I Stay
Sin City 2
Mood Indigo
The Giver
Get On Up
Hundred Foot Journey
Begin Again
Dawn of The Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jersey Boys
Fault in our Stars
How To Train Your Dragon 2
22 Jump Street
Edge of Tomorrow
Million Dollar Arm
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Grand Budapest Hotel
The Amazing Spiderman II
Brick Mansions
The Raid 2
Captain America: Winter Soldier
The Monuments Men
Lone Survivor
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Wolf of Wall Street

  1. Especially in the city of Alamo Drafthouse []
  2. and grading papers and other stuff []
  3. These are the ones I watched in theaters that came out during 2014 — with the possible exception of “Begin Again” which has an official release date of 2013. I also saw the “South Park” movie and “Stand By Me” for the first time this past year. []
  4. Curious about my favorites? I’ll only say that “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “The Drop”, and “Boyhood” are in my top 5. “Imitation Game” might be, once I have more time to process it. I still haven’t decided how I feel about “Interstellar”. “John Wick” and “The Equalizer” were surprisingly good. The “Hobbit” finale isn’t in my top 10. []