'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn's Top 12 Films of 2014
by Ethan Anderton
January 9, 2015
Yes, we're done with our own year-end lists counting down our favorite films amongst other things as part of our yearly Looking Back series, but director James Gunn has chimed in with a late edition of his own favorite films of 2014. We'll cut him some slack since he was busy finishing and promoting Guardians of the Galaxy (#4 on my own Top 10 Films of 2014) to get his list in before the end of the year. The social media active Gunn took to Facebook to give fans a list of his top 12 Favorite Films of 2014. They include some of our favorites like Whiplash and The LEGO Movie, and a couple that we were surprised by too.
The LEGO Movie
Edge of Tomorrow
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Raid 2
Heaven Knows What
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gunn said, "Admittedly, due to my schedule, I've probably seen less films this year than any other year, outside of the one before it when I was actually shooting. And I, of course, am not including Guardians of the Galaxy on this list, as that probably wouldn't be fair." Gunn also noted that while the list wasn't in any special order, he did specifically say that Whiplash was his favorite film of the year. And just as a reminder, which we absolutely agree with, he wants to reiterate that these are his favorite films, but that doesn't mean that they have to be yours. We all love different films for different reasons. Thoughts?