Best of 2014 Halfway Through The Year

So we’re at the halfway point in the year and I think it’s time to go through my top 5’s for the year so far, going through my top 5 films, performances (male and female), scenes and my most anticipated for the rest of the year. Like all of my lists, these will be films that have had a UK release this year so some films released in the US last year will be included.
Top 5 Male Performances:

  1. Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
  2. Michael Fassbender – Frank
  3. Michael B Jordan – Fruitvale Station
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  5. Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Honourable Mentions:
  • Jesse Eisenberg – The Double
  • Tom Hardy – Locke
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Top 5 Female Performances:
  1. Lupita N’yongo – 12 Years A Slave
  2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
  3. Sarah Paulson – 12 Years A Slave
  4. Octavia Spencer – Fruitvale Station
  5. Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
Honourable Mentions: 
  • Naomie Harris – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Emma Watson – Noah
Top 5 Scenes:
  1. Lemmons – The Wolf of Wall Street
  2. Prison Break – X-Men: Days of Future Past
  3. The Credits – 22 Jump Street
  4. San Francisco Fight – Godzilla
  5. The Creation Tale – Noah
Honourable Mentions:
  • Spaceship – The Lego Movie
  • I Love You All – Frank
  • We’re Doing A Sequel – Muppets Most Wanted
Top 5 Most Anticipated for the Rest of 2014:
  1. Interstellar
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Foxcatcher
  4. Boyhood
  5. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Honourable Mentions:
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Congress
Top 5 Films of 2014:
  1. 12 Years A Slave
  2. Fruitvale Station
  3. The Lego Movie
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. Frank
Honourable Mentions:
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • 22 Jump Street
  • The Double
So those are my lists for halfway through the year. Keep in mind that I haven’t seen a lot of films from earlier on in the year, and most of those I had seen were holdovers from last year. That said, I still think this has been a strong year so far and the brilliant looking set of films coming out later this year could make 2014 one of the best years for film in recent memory.
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