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Channel24's top 10 movies of 2014

2014-12-12 06:00

Cape Town - 2014 has seen some of the greatest movies of our time gracing theatres all across the globe.

Varying in topics these works of art have evoked emotions, sparked debates and answered those pesky questions or simply entertained many of us and gotten us out of our funk. We have decided to compile ten of our favourite films that were released this year.

We countdown our top 10 movies of 2014

10) What If

This is a romantic comedy that is genuinely romantic and genuinely funny.

9) Hard to Get

A South African production on par with Hollywood action movies, Hard To Get was probably the best investment ever made in this industry.

8) The Drop

With terrific dialogue and electric chemistry between Gandolfini and Hardy, this film is definitely for acting connoisseurs who like the finer art in film making, especially crime films, rather than guns blazing and bones being fed to pigs.

7) Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy are not superheroes. They are scoundrels in the nicest and worst ways, and one only hopes that they keep this up for the (hopefully) many installments to come.

6) Boyhood

Boyhood is little more than an admittedly very impressive gimmick, but the truly wondrous thing about Richard Linklater's latest and perhaps greatest film is the way he uses this "gimmick" to tell a story that perfectly and accurately captures the process of growing up.

5) The Lego Movie

It is hard for any creators of an animation to appeal to not just kids but adults as well, and The Lego Movie wins on that front.


4) Maleficent

A retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is almost solely driven by the sheer will and skills of its heroine and surprising villain.


3) Gone Girl

This thriller keeps you on the edge of the seat while it all seems pretty predictable the way the story was crafted - the amazing cast and the exploration of relationships and the things people do within them makes this thriller one of the best films ever made.


2) Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Blam! Blast! Bomb! Boom! Stuff flying everywhere. Guns shooting. Bratatat! Pew! Pew! Splat! It's that kind of a movie.


1) Interstellar

Christopher Nolan has done an immaculate job in bringing each character alive and the desperation to save the human race will light a spark in every viewer to believe that there is hope for people on earth after all.

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