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5 Favorites: Movies of 2014… So Far

There have been many great releases in cinema this year. It’s actually shaping up to be one of my favorite years in movies as of late and we still have six months left in 2014! With the first half of the year having past, let’s take a look at my five favorite movies of the year so far. Now keep in mind I haven’t seen every movie that has been released, although I plan to see most of them, so my list is just based on the movies I’ve seen. So here we go!

5. “22 Jump Street”

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Had a lot of fun at the movie theaters with this one (22 Jump Street review) .  I loved the first and can’t complain about the follow up, having seen it twice on the big screen so far.  If you love adult, raunchy comedies then this one is for you! Phil Lord and Chris Miller are comedic genius’ and they happen to have two films on my top five list.

4. “The Lego Movie”

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Never did I expect an animated movie to have such an impact on me like this film.  I went in with low expectations, thinking it would just be a kids movie.  What caught my eye in the first place was all the superhero cameos, which was probably the reason I even saw it.  But after watching “Lego” I was astonished by how much it spoke to adults and it really is a movie for people of all ages. (also directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller)

3. “Neighbors”

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I am an enormous Seth Rogen fan so it’s no secret that this is my favorite comedy of the year so far and my number three movie overall (see our review) . I just laughed non-stop throughout this entire film and again fans of adult comedies will love it.  These Rogen movies with laugh-out-loud comedy and a little bit of emotional depth tend to never get old and I can’t wait for his next movie ( “The Interview” coming October 10)

2. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (review)

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You can almost say this is more of an American spy thriller than a comic book movie but that is the best thing about it, it’s both! I knew I would enjoy it going in because I’m a comic book movie freak to the fullest, however I didn’t think it would blow my mind like it did.  I couldn’t have asked for a better Captain America sequel and continuation of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), now let’s see how “Guardians of the Galaxy” turns out.

1. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (X-Men DOFP Review)

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Surprise surprise, my top two movies of the year so far are comic book films but I’m not at all being biased towards the genre.  These are really the top two I’ve seen all year and “DOFP” is hands down the number one!  This movie instantly became one of my favorite comic book movies of all time (3rd to be exact, behind “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight”).  To put it simple, I just haven’t had this much fun at the theater this year.  It was action packed, had a great cast, and it hit on every cylinder for what I want in a superhero film.

There is still another half a year to go before we can really see what the best movies are but so far this is my list. I’m curios to see if any movie can take X-Men’s spot as my top film. Look for some more dramatic films to make my overall 2014 list as the year progresses. What are you’re top 5 movies of the year so far?  Do you agree with my list?  Express your thoughts in the comment section.

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