Another year in film is winding down, leaving a trail of Oscar contenders and Christmas movies as it passes into the horizon. December seems like as good of a time as any to look back on some of the great films that came out this year, everything from The Lego Movie to Gone Girl.
We’re going to hand the metaphorical mic over to David Ehrlich, an editor who for several years has compiled mashups of what he considers the best films over the year. His choices are always a little controversial (Godzilla makes the top 25; Birdman does not), but he certainly knows how to make a montage. Even if you don’t know some of the odder films in Ehlrich’s list, they’re worth watching here. We guarantee you’ll want to watch Why Don’t You Play in Hell? after this.