TIME and Entertainment Weekly Pick the Best and Worst Movies of 2014


We’ve got a couple of additional year end top 10 lists to bring to your attention this week, both coming from magazines that decided to celebrate not only the best movies of the year but also the worst ones as well. Richard Corliss at TIME and Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly have a lot of familiar picks on their lists and a fair bit of overlap as well, with both putting Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel in their top 3. I think the former goes outside the box a bit more by including Luc Besson’s Lucy and Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales, however. Their picks for worst films of the year are also somewhat predictable, but Nashawaty’s #1 is surprising (and perhaps controversial). What do you think of their picks? Check out the full lists after the jump and let us know what you think.


Top 10
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Boyhood
3. The Lego Movie
4. Lucy
5. Goodbye to Language
6. Jodorowsky’s Dune
7. Nightcrawler
8. Citizenfour
9. Wild Tales
10. Birdman

Bottom 10
1. Blended
2. A Million Ways to Die in the West
3. Men, Women & Children
4. Walk of Shame
5. Let’s Be Cops
6. The Legend of Hercules
7. Winter’s Tale
8. Nut Job
9. Transcendence
10. Hateship Loveship


Top 10
1. Whiplash
2. Boyhood
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Life Itself
5. Selma
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. Gone Girl
8. Snowpiercer
9. Birdman
10. Jodorowsky’s Dune

Bottom 5
1. Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Let’s Be Cops
4. Transcendence
5. The Monuments Men

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  • Colin

    Nymphomaniac on EW’s bottom five? Someone be trollin’ (and trawlin’) for clicks.

    Also, The Monuments Men?? Sure it’s a bit of a disappointment, but it’s hardly bottom 5 material.

  • Indianamcclain

    Am I the only one that thought X-Men was way better than Guardians of the Galaxy?

  • Jonny Ashley

    On TIME’s number 4: “Alright and lets add that Scarlett Johanssen movie that everyone’s talking about” “What was it called?”

  • ECONOMYpolitica

    Best movie I saw was SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Great stuff!

  • ECONOMYpolitica

    Nope, I did, too. X-Men was really well-made.

  • Indianamcclain

    Thank you

  • Worst movie is such a strange thing to list, there is so many bad movies out there. And Nymphomaniac for sure does not belong on that list.

  • Oh, and it’s laughable to put Lucy on the list of best movies of the year.

  • devolutionary

    They probably confused it with Under the Skin.

  • Oh, that would explain it. At least we can hope that that is what happened! :)

  • Jameson

    I loved DOFP and thought Guardians was extremely overrated.

  • Jameson

    The fact that neither list has Under The Skin is very telling of their credibility.

  • pcch7

    Nope. Days of Future Past is second only to The Grand Budapest Hotel for me so far.

  • Jesse Bajenaru

    I was actually pleasantly surprised by both! Great blockbusters.

  • CrumbThumber

    I will defend Let’s Be Cops and a Million Ways to Die in the West. Shouldn’t be top 10, but shouldn’t be bottom 10.

  • Technically a 2013 movie if I’m not mistaken.

  • Jamie Schultz

    its idiotic to put monuments men in the worst category