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Top 10 Films of 2014, Your Personal Favorites?

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    Pretty straight forward. I've seen a lot of films this year and feel that 2014 turned out to be a fantastic year for film. As so many years prior have been in my opinion a little underwhelming, I thought it worth my time to jot down my top 10 of the year. Agree with me? What were your favorites, sans award talk? Just what films really stood out for you?

    In basically this order, give or take, I say:

    Whiplash
    Wild
    The Imitation Game
    Interstellar
    Chef
    How To Train Your Dragon 2
    Boyhood
    The Interview
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Birdman


    Shout out to Selma, Lucy, X-Men Days of Future Past, Grand Budapest Hotel, Fury and Kill The Messenger. That would round out my 11-16, for those keeping count.
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    I'm much more of a fan of independent films, but my favorite major picture of the year was Selma. I'm a big history guy and I thought it was extremely well done.
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    MediaMan Wrote: I'm much more of a fan of independent films, but my favorite major picture of the year was Selma. I'm a big history guy and I thought it was extremely well done.
    You should check out Whiplash then. It was ultimately distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, so it's not 100% indie. But it did start out as a Sundance short film and worked it's way all the way to being re-shot for full feature length production, and I would definitely consider it non-Hollywood.



    Same goes for Wild. It was debuted in the Telluride Film Festival.

    I wonder, would you consider it indie if it debuted in a film festival? That's pretty much the tell tell mark, right? Or what specifically constitutes a film as 'indie'? I really enjoy indie, non-Hollywood films too, as they usually are way more original, more daring, more thought provoking over typical Hollywood, tired formulas.