During last night’s Golden Globes (the pregame to the Oscars), I was happier than ever to cheer on some of my favorite movies from the past year.
You see, a strange change happened to me last year… I went from being the girl who didn’t have the slightest clue what movie was out, and wasn’t well versed on any of those classics I should have seen (like the Godfather), to someone up on all the latest movies, knows the top movies of the moment, and can tell you anything you want to know about those indie movies you might not have heard of yet.
My new found love of movies has something to do with our local theatre, the Regal Cinema, I’ve mentioned several times on the blog. They show the top movies of the year both Hollywood and foreign films every weekend for really affordable prices ($7). They have opened my eyes to this world of movies so much so that when I told the theatre manager George “I am not a movie person” he was shocked – after all, he sees me there just about every weekend!
I decided to put together this list to highlight those movies I’ve seen in 2014. I might be missing a few, but I didn’t start thinking about this until a few weeks ago when I racked my brain to remember everything.
Five Favorite Movies Seen in 2014
Boyhood: This movie won Best Drama in the 2015 Golden Globes and rightfully so. The lives of one fictional family are filmed over 12 years (the same cast throughout). If you watch for no reason but to see how this story comes together, and watch people grow up before your eyes, you will not be disappointed.
Chef: Watch this one on a full stomach… or with a feast in front of you. The food in this movie is brilliantly filmed, and has a great story line as well. If you’re a foodie or just love to cook this is one to watch!
The Butler: A beautiful, true story of a man who was born a slave and then worked as a butler for eight Presidents throughout the course of the civil rights movement.
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: This movie should win an award for longest title – ever! It’s the best film to come out of Sweden this year, and his absolutely hilarious. The main character is portrayed by Sweden’s Will Ferrell so you know you are in for a laugh with this one.
The Lunchbox: A wonderful story showcasing India’s lunchbox delivery system and two people who fall in love over the food they share. It’s such a great story, I could not stop talking about it for days after watching.
One of my goals for 2015 is to watch all the movies nominated for best film prior to the Oscars on February 22nd. The list of nominations will be out on Friday. Wish me luck!
What’s the best movie you saw in the past year?