• Enemy
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • It Follows
  • The Selfish Giant
  • Nightcrawler

Favourite films of 2014

Still to see: Mommy and others.

Near misses: Locke, Under the Skin, The Double, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,…

  • All the President's Men
  • Zodiac
  • The Insider
  • Goodfellas
  • United 93

True Lies

A list of my favourite films that are, to at least some degree, based on true events. Let me know…

  • Up
  • Spirited Away
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Monsters, Inc.

Motion Pictures

My favourite animated films.

  • Heat
  • The Killing
  • Rififi
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Usual Suspects

Stealing Beauty

My favourite heist films.

  • Alien
  • The Terminator
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Empire Strikes Back

Space Race

My favourite science fiction films. I’m conflicted about a few from my action list not being included here, so let’s…

  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • Beginners
  • Blue Valentine
  • Inception
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Rust and Bone

Favourite films of 2012

Based on US release date, my picks of the year.

  • The Shining
  • Let the Right One In
  • Jaws
  • Psycho
  • Shaun of the Dead

Fright Night

Things that go bump in the DVD player. My favourite horror films.

  • Die Hard
  • Fight Club
  • Heat
  • Aliens
  • Lethal Weapon

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

My favourite action set-pieces.

  • Drive
  • Senna
  • We Were Here
  • The Descendants
  • Moneyball
  • Stoker
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • All Is Lost
  • A Hijacking

Favourite films of 2013

Still to see: 12 Years a Slave.

  • Blue Caprice
  • It's a Disaster
  • Leviathan
  • Narco Cultura
  • Something in the Air

The Dissolve’s best 2013 films that made under $100,000

Based on Box Office Mojo’s figures for US domestic theatrical take, as selected by the critics at The Dissolve.