Top 20 Lists

These are my picks for Top 20 Films of the year.
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1. Her (Spike Jonze)
2. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)
3. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron)
4. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
5. Short Term 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton)
6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
7. Prisoners (Dennis Villeneuve)
8. Mud (Jeff Nichols)
9. Wadjda (Haifaa Al Mansour)
10. Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass)

11. The Great Passage - Fune wo Amu (Ishii Yuya), 12. Stoker (Chan-wook Park), 13. Rush (Ron Howard), 14. The Act of Killing - Jagal (Joshua Oppenheimer), 15. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen), 16. 12 Years a Slave  (Steve McQueen), 17. The Hunt - Jagten (Thomas Vinterberg),  18. Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee), 19. Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams),  20. Ilo Ilo (Anthony Chen).

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
2. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)
3. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
4. Argo (Ben Affleck)
5. Lincoln (Stephen Spielberg)
6. Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
7. The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard)
8. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
9. Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau) 
10. Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul)

11. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), 12. Skyfall (Sam Mendes), 13. Chronicle (Josh Trank), 14. ParaNorman (Chris Butler and Sam Fell), 15. Holy Motors (Leos Carax), 16. The Raid (Gareth Evans), 17. Looper (Rian Johnson),  18. Headhunters - Hodejegerne (Morten Tyldum), 19. The Avengers (Joss Whedon),  20. The Imposter (Bart Layton).

1. A Separation - Jodái-e Náder az Simin (Asghar Farhadi)
2. Senna (Asif Kapadia)
3. Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
4. The Adventure of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)
5. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
6. Contagion (Steven Soderbergh)
7. 50/50 (Jonathan Levine)
8. The Kid with a Bike - Le Gamin au vélo (Dardenne Brothers)
9. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt)

11. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson), 12. Submarine (Richard Ayoade), 13. Moneyball (Bennett Miller), 14. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols), 15. Shame (Steve McQueen), 16. You are the Apple of My Eye (Giddens Ko), 17. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius),  18. Young Adult (Jason Reitman), 19. Bullhead (Michaël R. Roskam),  20. The Ides of March (George Clooney)


1. (tie) The Social Network (David Fincher)
1. (tie) Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
2. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
3. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
4. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
5. How To Train Your Dragon (Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois)
6. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
7. The Fighter (David O. Russel)
8. Poetry - Shi (Lee Chang-dong)
9. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
10. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)

11. Confession - Kokuhaku (Tetsuya Nakashima), 12. Catfish (Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman), 13. Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn), 14. Easy A (Will Gluck), 15. Waiting for 'Superman' (Davis Guggenheim), 16. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle), 17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1 (David Yates), 18 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Edgar Wright), 19. Hello Ghost Hellowoo Goseuteu (Kim Young-Tak), 20. The King's Speech (Tom Hooper).


1. A Prophet - Un prophète (Jacques Audiard)
2. District 9 (Neill Blomkamp)
3. (500) Days of Summer (Mark Webb)
4. Up (Pete Docter)
5. Star Trek (JJ Abrams)
6. Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
7. In the Loop (Armando Iannucci)
8. Up In The Air (Jason Reitman)
9. Mother - Madeo (Bong Joon-ho)
10. Fantasic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)

11The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Män som hatar kvinnor (Niels Arden Oplev)12.  Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer), 13. The Damned United (Tom Hooper), 14. The Cove (Louie Psihoyos), 15. Where The Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze), 16. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow), 17. An Education (Lone Scherfig), 18. Coraline (Henry Selick), 19. Avatar (James Cameron), 20. Drag Me To Hell (Sam Raimi).


1. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
2. Summer Hours - L'Heure d'été  (Olivier Assayas)
3. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)
4. The Class - Entre les murs (Lauren Cantet)
5. Departures - Okuribito (Yojiro Takita)
6. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
7. Let The Right One In - Låt den rätte komma in (Tomas Alfredson)
8. Man on Wire (James Marsh)
9. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard)
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)

11. Changeling (Clint Eastwood), 12. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle), 13. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh), 14. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller), 15. Iron Man (Jon Favreau), 16. Milk (Gus van Sant), 17. Be Kind Rewind (Michael Gondry), 18. Charlie Bartlett (John Poll), 19. The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy), 20. Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)


1. Zodiac (David Fincher)
2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
3. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
4. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
5. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
6. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile (Cristian Mungiu)
7. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen)
8. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Le scaphandre et le papillon (Julian Schnabel) 
10. Kala (Joko Anwar)

Honorable Mentions: Into The Wild (Sean Penn), The Orphanage - El Orfanato (Juan Antonio Bayona), Freedom Writers (Richard LaGravanese), The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel), Juno (Jason Reitman)
There's a bunch of great films I haven't seen yet from this year.


1. The Lives of Others - Das Leben der Anderen (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
2. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
3. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
4. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)
5. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
6. Pan's Labyrinth - El Laberinto del Fauno (Guillermo del Toro)
7. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
8. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)
10. V For Vendetta (James McTeigue)

The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel), 12. The Queen (Stephen Frears), 13. Thank You For Smoking (Jason Reitman), 14. Volver (Pedro Almodovar), 15. Borat (Larry Charles), 16. Babel (Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu), 17. Dreamgirls (Rob Marshall), 18. Inside Man (Spike Lee), 19. The Descent (Neil Marshall), 20. United 93 (Paul Greengrass).

(last updated: 17 June 2014) 


  1. 2007: Into The Wild, Juno, & Lars and real Girl :)

  2. 2011 : A Separation,Weekend, The Kid With A Bike
    2010 : Le Quattro Volte, Somewhere, Certified Copy
    2009 : Everyone Else, Alamar, A Prophet
    2008 : The Wrestler, Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, Wall E
    2007 : There Will Be Blood, Assasination Of Jesse James, Lust Caution