What Are TIME Magazine's Picks for the Best & Worst Films of 2014?
Now that Edgar Wright has chimed in with his Top 10 Films of 2014, that's opened the flood gates for others to start delivering their lists of what they believe are the best films of the year. The latest contribution comes from TIME Magazine, who always delivers a rather eclectic and strange list. Last year they included Fast & Furious 6 on their Top 10 list, naming it better than some heavy awards contenders that year. This year, their list has a couple surprising inclusions, making for a very weird collection of movies being dubbed the best of 2014. And for those interested, they also delivered a spot-on list of the worst films of the year.
Here's TIME Magazine's lists of the Top 10 Films of 2014, straight from their website:
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. The LEGO Movie
5. Goodbye To Language
6. Jodorowsky’s Dune
9. Wild Tales
And then here's the list of the 10 Worst Movies of 2014, which is mostly agreeable:
2. A Million Ways To Die In The West
3. Men, Women & Children
4. Walk Of Shame
5. Let’s Be Cops
6. The Legend Of Hercules
7. Winter’s Tale
8. Nut Job
10. Hateship Loveship
Perhaps the most surprising inclusion is Lucy, which also made David Ehrlich's Top 25 Films of 2014 yesterday. The film is bold and wild, but I'd hardly deem it one of the best in the year when there are dozens of phenomenal films to choose from. However, I'm happy to see The LEGO Movie and Jodorowsky's Dune get some love, even if their inclusion on the same list as Goodbye to Language seems weird as hell. My only true disagreement is that A Million Ways to Die in the West is not the second worst movie of the year, not by a longshot. But I'm not worked up enough to write an editorial like when they put Cloud Atlas on that list back in 2012. What do you think of TIME's end of the year picks?