Saturday, 27 December 2014

Calling All Listeners! Request for Top 10 Lists

Merry Christmas, listeners (both new and old). We trust you're enjoying the festive season and wish you all a very Happy New Year! Roll on 2015 and another bumper-year of movies.

Preparations are now under-way here at Movie Matters HQ -- as we cram in any final notable films before locking our lists -- to record and release our customary epic "Top 10 Films of the Year" episode. The bumper-length yearly review shows are something of a Movie Matters tradition -- we've done one every year since we started, and they've always proved to be interesting (and occasionally controversial) affairs.

As with our previous Top 10s, we'd love it if as many listeners (and even non-listeners!) as possible could submit their own Top 10 lists, either in text or MP3 form. (If submitting an MP3, please try to keep it below five minutes in length.) The criteria for which films qualify for inclusion are yours to decide, though let us know what they are. (Some examples: released theatrically in your home country in 2014; released theatrically in the film's country of origin in 2014; released on DVD/Blu-ray in 2014.)

In addition to your Top 10 favourites list, we'd also be happy to hear what your biggest disappointment was, most pleasant surprise and indeed what your worst film of the year was.

Please leave a comment with your lists, send them to or post them as a response to our Letterboxd list.

We look forward to hearing from you and featuring your contributions on the finished podcast!


  1. Based on UK cinema release dates,

    2. Starred Up
    3. Nightcrawler
    4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    5. '71
    6. Svengali

    I still haven't seen Mr Turner, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Frank, Calvary, Jimmy's Hall, Locke or The Double but I know they'll be the ones fighting out the other places.

    1. Cheers for these, Mark. If you're able to fill out the rest of your Top 10 before we record (probably some time in the second half of January), let me know; otherwise we'll just go ahead with yours as a Top 6.

  2. Thanks mate. You can add Jimmy's Hall in to the mix now, at number 6 please, with Svengali down to number 7 :)