Now that the year is in it's final days, I think it is time for me to give you Moviepilot readers out there my top 10 favorite movies of the year. And if your looking for Into the Woods, I will see it. But it will not be on this list. Now I have gathered up every film I have seen this year and have rated the (in my opinion) top 10 best films this year. And don't try to judge me if you hated one of the movies on this list.
10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Coming in at #10 is one movie that had me roaring with some laughs and thrills. The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Though some people say they hated this movie, I digress. This Spidey adventure had Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro (the perfect choice) and Paul Giamatti in a cameo as Rhino. But the only thing that threw me off in this film was Dane DeHaan's version of the Green Goblin. Though he played a great Harry Osborn, his version of the goblin threw me off a little bit. A great action flick for any Spider-Man fans out there.
9. The Lego Movie
Taking #9 is the only movie that can prove that 'Everything is Awesome': The Lego Movie. This movie gives me a glimpse of what I loved about the Lego building toys growing up. I even wounded up playing some of the Lego video games including Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. It was fun, thrilling, had excellent voice acting and a great team of directors that can prove that anything is possible when your part of a team. And nothing can be more powerful than that one simple message.
Taking spot #8 is a movie that has a monster of a great time. Godzilla is not only the perfect reboot of the famous movie monster, but it is the Godzilla movie that the 21st century needs. Great action, epic monster battles, fun human cast (including Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as a cute couple) and a riveting story about the legendary monster who is sworn to protect mankind from annihilation. Directed by Gareth Edwards, this monster movie proves to be even better than last year's Pacific Rim.
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Coming in at #7 is the one movie that gives us a taste of life in the eyes of our primitive equals. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Continuing nearly a decade after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we see the life that main character Caesar (played brilliantly by Andy Serkis) takes after his experiences in that film. A new cast of humans take the helm including Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke. I was so impressed with this movie, I thought that this Apes film was even better than Tim Burton's 2001 remake. So I seriously hope they continue to impress us as moviegoers with this new series of Planet of the Apes.
Coming in at #6 is one movie that gave another remake tone in the story. The RoboCop. Of course if any of you have seen the original three films, you already know what to expect from this movie. It features a riveting story, fun characters and stunning man vs machine action sequences that proves that this movie is the RoboCop that the 21st Century deserves to see for future generations. Now try not to judge this one. I totally liked this movie because it had some of my fave actors in the movie.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
Coming through to the fifth place in this list is another superhero movie. But this one takes place in the depths of outer space. I am talking of course about Guardians of the Galaxy. It takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the tones of both Star Trek and Star Wars combined into one riveting story about a band of misfit heroes who must work together to save the universe from an evil warlord, who is out to retrieve a mysterious artifact. Great characters, funny humor, an awesome sense of 80's music in some parts of the movie and a very intriguing Easter egg with Thanos at the center of it.
4. X-Men Days of Future Past
In spot #4 is the one movie that revives a franchise that was forgotten for a few movies but is what it needed to be: X-Men Days of Future Past. It was directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the first two films, it brought back nearly everyone from the previous films and it delivered a really action-packed and fun story that captivated my imagination in the superheroism that this movie delivered. And the cast still fits into their roles perfectly.Thank you Bryan Singer!!!
3. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Taking the third spot on this list is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!!! It is the fulfilling final chapter in the Hobbit Trilogy and the concluding entry in the Middle Earth Saga directed by Peter Jackson. It had epic battles, intriguing Lord of the Rings references, and a really touching finishing moment that leads straight to Fellowship of the Ring, this installment is what it needs to be: an epic conclusion to a nearly 10 year epic (think Harry Potter if you will). So to Peter Jackson, I salute you!!!
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Coming in spot #2 is the one movie that is only the first half of another young-adult novel series finale: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1. This film takes a very interesting turn-the-tide story in the Hunger Games universe as it has gone from fight-to-the-death to all out war!! Great propaganda sequences, Jennifer Lawrence stole the show as Katniss, Julianne Moore as President Coin was great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman's first-to-last performance was awesome. Heck, I have had a really, really great time with the first half of the two-part (thanks a lot Twilight; Harry Potter I give credit to for being awesome) finale which will bring everything to it's end in Mockingjay Part 2 next Fall. I sure hope it all ends where it needs to end.
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
And the grand finale on this Top 10 list goes to....Captain America: The Winter Soldier!!! It is what I think to be one of Marvel's best films ever since The Avengers itself (at least till Avengers: Age of Ultron hits). It was fun, exciting, action packed, had a political thriller tone to the story which I enjoyed. Everything was changing when the tide took the Marvel Cinematic Universe where it needed to go and the direction was done perfectly by the Russo Brothers. Chris Evans was awesome, Scarlett Johansson was great, Robert Redford delivered a very sinister Alexander Pierce, Samuel L. Jackson delivered Nick Fury at where he needed to be and everything is taken into where no hero has ever taken his/her direction in this epic action flick that delivers Marvel at it's best ever!!!
So which film on this list is on your Top 10 list? Which was your all-time favorite from this year? Leave your thoughts down below in the comments.