2014 Media in Review: Movies on DVD/streaming

My favorite category of the Media in Review series is the list of movies I watched on DVD/streaming. But before we get to the actual list, let’s look at some numbers.

In 2014, I watched 36 movies on DVD or streaming. That’s down seven from 2013’s total of 43, but only down two from 2012’s total. Of the 36, only 13 (36 percent) were rewatches, and 23 were new to me. I watched the most movies (six) in November (half of them were new to me) and zero in September.

As far as decades, go, the 90s and the 10s were my go-to years, with 13 each. Genres had a pretty even draw between family/animated films and comedies. If you mix action/adventure and comic-book movies, they just barely win out. I took in a few franchises: Tron, Jaws and the two Terminator films that matter, and I thought I’d do some old-school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but never made it past the first one. Maybe this year. And I also went a little Robin Williams kick with Aladdin, Hook, Jumanji and, regrettably, Flubber.

And now, on to the list! Italicized movies were rewatches. Like last year, I’ll probably break out a “10 movies I’m glad I watched” list a little later.

1. Mulan (1998), family

2. A League of Their Own  (1992), sports
3. Double Dragon (1994), Action Adventure

4. Tron (1982), Science Fiction

5. Tron Legacy (2010), Science Fiction
6. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Drama
7. Thor: The Dark World (2013), Comic Book
8. Click (2006), Comedy
9. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010), Science Fiction

10. Just One Time (1999), Independent
11. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Fantasy
12. The Witches of Oz (2011), Fantasy

13. Odd Thomas (2013), Thriller
14. Sneakers (1992), Heist
15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Adventure
16. R.I.P.D. (2013), comedy
17. Underdogs (2013), sports

18. What About Bob? (1991), comedy
19. Band of Brothers (2001), war (miniseries)
20. LEGO movie (2014), family

21. Aladdin (1992), family
22. Hook (1991), family

23. Blind Dating (2006), romantic comedy
24. Jaws 2 (1978), Thriller
25. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2013) comic book

26. Neighbors (2014), comedy
27. Galaxy Quest (1999), comedy
28. Jaws 3 (1983), Thriller
29. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1982), Adventure
30. The Terminator (1984), Sci-Fi
31. T2: Judgment Day (1991), Sci-Fi

32. Jumanji (1995), Family
33. Flight Plan (2005),
34. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), comic book
35. Flubber (1997), Family
36. 22 Jump Street (2014), Comedy


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