As with each year, this is my top 20 films of the past 12 months. The disclaimer is of course that this is my opinion only, and that it is not films released in the last 12 months, merely films I have watched for the first time and blogged about in that time. So here it is:
20 – The Last Days Of Edgar Harding: An entertaining film, with some great acting on show.
19 – Girlfriend: A heart-warming tale of first love, and the way people should be treated.
18 – The Big Wedding: A great comedy film, with an even better cast. Plenty of laughs.
17 – My Family And Other Animals: A wonderful story of a family that moves abroad to grow as a unit, and eventually realise just what they mean to each other.
16 – A Few Best Men: A very funny film, with some touching moments sprinkled over a whole lot of laughs.
15 – Man Of Steel: Gripping, entertaining and a true adaptation of the Superman story. It was the best Superman film I’ve seen in a long time.
14 – Warm Bodies: Based on the novel of the same name, this is a good, well-acted film that kept me entertained the whole way through.
13 – Jack The Giant Slayer: An action-packed film, acted out really wel by the great cast.
12 – Stuck In Love: A heart-warming film about the effects of break-ups, family drama, and ultimately love.
11 – Percy Jackson & The Sea Of Monsters: The follow-up to The Lightning Thief, it was an entertaining film that provided plenty of laughs and some brilliant character development thrown in.
10 – Now You See Me: A terrific film, telling a story of revenge through magic and trickery. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested, and the last few will shcok and amaze you.
9 – The Mortal Instruments, City Of Bones: Drawn from the series by Cassandra Clare, this action-packed film packs a serious punch, with the added bonus of terrifc acting from the entire cast.
8 – Looper: A fantastic film, bringing together great acting with an interesting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and guessing what will happen next.
7 – Les Miserables: Billed by many as the highlight of the film year, this adaptation of the novel and theatre show was a huge hit, with fantastic performances really highlighting the well-know story.
6 – The Hobbit, The Desolation Of Smaug: The second film of The Hobbit trilogy, it picks up where the previous installment left off, and the action continued all the way through. The acting was superb, there were some great cameos, and it set up the final part of the trilogy perfectly.
5 – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower: A fantastically acted, superbly written story about a young man’s life being damaged, and how he can slowly put it back together again by finally admitting he needs help. It’s an emotional story with an uplifting end.
4 – Star Trek Into Darkness: Continuing with the trend of great follow-ups, Star Trek Into Darkness continues to develop on the character introduced in the first one, and also introduced one of everyone’s favourite villains. It’s definitely worth a watch.
3 – I Killed My Mother: A French-Canadian film that took the world by storm a few years back. I finally got around to watching it, and it was superb. Fantastic writing and directing, coupled with supreme acting and the emotional story mad eit a highlight of the year.
2 – Kick-Ass 2: The very entertaining and brutal follow-up, it developed the characters still in play from Kick-Ass, and intoduced some more entertaining ones to the mix. The story was strong, the acting was good, and the violence was bloody. What more could you want?
1 – Thor 2, The Dark World: The mystical and fantastic sequel to Thor, and part of the Marvel cinematic universe, this film took the characters we all know and love, made them even more interesting, entertaining and complex, and gave them a brilliant story to act out. It truly was my favourite film of the year (in no small pat down to Tom Hiddleston’s superb acting as Loki).
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