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Part 2: The Ultimate Movie Watch List, a 2014 Flashback

SoCreate CEO Justin Couto Noodle the Doodle and SoCreate CFO Rosa Couto Noodle the Doodle watching movies from the year 2014.

In 2014, the number of movies my wife Rosa, who is also the SoCreate CFO, and I watched dramatically decreased. We went from watching 54 movies in 2013 to watching just 24 movies in 2014. Times had changed for us, and over the next several years, the number of movies we were able to see plummeted. It's not all bad news. The reason for this dramatic shift in our movie-watching habits was a very special one. After years of trying, 2014 marks the year we were lucky enough to have our first child. Just thinking of it still brings a huge smile to our faces.Even with that dramatic change in our lives, thanks to Nana and Papa, we were able to sneak away for a couple of hours to still catch a movie once in a while.

Now on to the movies of 2014. Oh, don't forget to catch my recap at the bottom of the list.

Before you jump into the list, please note the following:

  • We watched these movies in 2014; it does not mean they were released in 2014

  • At the end of this list, I will give you my take and my personal favorites. 

  • The movies are listed in order from highest combined rating to lowest and not by date watched or released.

My Thoughts

2014 was another excellent year for movies. There are several great ones, and we tried to catch as many as we could. I personally loved "Boyhood," "12 Years a Slave," "Chef," and "Her." These are all must-see movies. Filmed over 12 years, "Boyhood" is a story that focuses on two siblings growing up in tough conditions.  It was directed by Richard Linklater, who is known for writing and directing movies over the course of time. He also wrote and directed one of my 2013 favorites, "Before Midnight," the last film of a trilogy that features the same two characters who are ten years older in each of the three movies. I also loved the heart wrenching “12 Years a Slave,” a compelling film about a free Black man abducted and sold into slavery. The super entertaining movie “Chef” showcases what having a passion for food is all about. Finally, there was “Her,” a film that transports you to a future where artificial intelligence is more of a part of life than it should be. The Spike Jonze Oscar-winning film is about a lonely guy that falls in love with an AI. 

Hopefully, this post will give you some ideas for things to watch in case you missed them the first time around or you feel like reliving the fantastic year we called 2014. 

Until next month,

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