AFI Names 'Boyhood,' 'Interstellar' & More as the Top Films of 2014
by Ethan Anderton
December 8, 2014
There's just over three weeks left in 2014, and while there are still some films that have yet to get a wide release, much of the press and awards correspondents have already seen the films that are likely to be rounded up for Oscar nominations and whatnot next year. That means more and more end of the year lists will be counting down the Top 10 Films of 2014, and the latest is the American Film Institute (AFI). And while the institute had a hard time narrowing down their list this year (they've listed 11 films instead of just 10), they've included one potentially questionable title. Check out the list of AFI's Movies of the Year!
Here's the American Film Institute's picks for the Best Films of 2014 straight from AFI:
Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
In case you haven't already raised your eyebrow, Into the Woods is the film that seems a little out of place. Of course, I haven't seen it yet, but the fairytale musical just doesn't feel like one of those movies that is one of the best of 2014, especially considering all the spectacular indie films that are out there getting tons of acclaim. However, I'm very pleased to see films like Whiplash, Boyhood and Nightcrawler on that list (it would be nice if they all got Best Picture nominations too). And if I'm honest, I'm glad that Interstellar got some love. It's a divisive film, but it's ambitious, grand and powerful. Thoughts on AFI's picks?