The story so far... Top 12 films @ Russelling Reviews in 2014

The story so far...
Best films Russelling Reviews in 2014

There are good and bad films every year. We are moving into the final season of films for 2014. The industry is ramping up for the awards season and many of the best films are yet to come. 

For the sake of not forgetting the films from the first part of the year so far, here are the top 12 films from Russelling Reviews in 2014. 

Why twelve? What is wrong with being different? Honestly, we did not know which films to drop to make it a top ten. 

The list will be compiled by the film's overall ratings. Then there will be categories added for consideration when choosing a film from the beginning of the year. The top 12 does include films with mature ratings. Read the reviews before considering the films.  

Top 12 films based on overall rankings
  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  2. Fury
  3. Edge of Tomorrow
  4. The Lego Movie
  5. Maleficent
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. Chef
  8. Lone Survivor
  9. Hector and the Search for Happiness
  10. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  11. Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier
  12. The Giver
Top cinematic value films (list based on cinematic value only)
Top family films
  1. The Lego Movie
  2. Maleficent
  3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Pleasant surprises in 2014
  1. Maleficent
  2. The Giver
  3. Hector and the Search for Happiness
  4. Moms' Night Out - New ground for a Christian film
Films to miss
  1. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
  2. Left Behind
Reel Dialogue: Asking the bigger questions
1. What makes a film appealing? 
2. What are your thoughts on the top 12? 

You might have others to add to the list. We cannot review all films and you might like to add some to the list, send them our way.

Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews