Thursday, July 18

Top Ten Films

2011 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2011 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2011 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerDriveA mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor in this action drama.AmazonHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) search for Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes') remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.AmazonJ. EdgarJ. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life.AmazonThe ArtistAn egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.AmazonThe DescendantsA land baron tries to reconnect with...
2012 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2012 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2012 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerArgoActing under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.AmazonBeasts of the Southern WildFaced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.AmazonDjango UnchainedWith the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.AmazonLes MisérablesIn 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after brea...
2013 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2013 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2013 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films Winner12 Years a SlaveIn the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.AmazonFruitvale StationThe story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.AmazonGravityTwo astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.AmazonInside Llewyn DavisA week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.AmazonLone SurvivorMarcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the mos...
2014 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2014 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2014 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerAmerican SniperNavy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behAmazonBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.AmazonBoyhoodThe life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.AmazonFuryA grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.AmazonGone GirlWith his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus,...
2015 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2015 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2015 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBridge of SpiesDuring the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.AmazonCreedThe former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.AmazonInside OutAfter young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.AmazonRoomHeld captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the b...
2016 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2016 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2016 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerArrivalA linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.AmazonHacksaw RidgeWorld War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.AmazonHail, Caesar!A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.AmazonHell or High WaterA divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.AmazonHidden FiguresThe story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years...
2017 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2017 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2017 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBaby DriverAfter being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.AmazonCall Me by Your NameIn 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.AmazonDownsizingA social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.AmazonDunkirkAllied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.AmazonGet OutA young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering u...
2018 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

2018 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

2018 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerA Quiet PlaceIn a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.AmazonA Star Is BornA musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.AmazonBlack PantherT'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.AmazonCan You Ever Forgive Me?When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.AmazonEighth GradeAn introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.AmazonFirst ReformedA mi...
1985 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1985 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1985 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBack to the FutureMarty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.AmazonBlood SimpleA rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.AmazonDreamchildExploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ...AmazonKiss of the Spider WomanA gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.AmazonOut of Af...
1975 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1975 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1975 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerAlice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreA recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.AmazonBarry LyndonAn Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.AmazonConduct UnbecomingAt a British Regimental party in Colonial India, the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden, and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior Lieutenants of the crime.AmazonDog Day AfternoonA man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.AmazonFarewell, My LovelyLos Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his...