In my mind the second reason is the saddest thing. I love movies and to come away from a year with not many movies making a worthwhile impression on me is slightly disappointing. Sure there have been movies that have entertained the heck out of me. But there needs to be something that gels with me.
Thankfully I've managed to find four movies that really hit the spot with me and will now list them out for you to peruse. This will be short and simple but there you have it.
Pacific Rim: This movie is just fun. Massive monsters versus giant robots whats not to like? You also have mad man Guillermo Del Toro behind the scenes who seems to understand the highs and lows we want to experience in a monster movie.
Spring Breakers: I didn't think I would like this movie but I was wrong. Very close to visual poetry that just washes over you with meaning. Don't be fooled by the flash up front, beating beneath it is a movie that is worth the time to watch.
The Conjuring: I like ghost stories and this one is well told. A likeable cast really grounds the movie and makes you care. Some great scares and tension overcome any flaws in the script. You will crap your pants at the idea of a haunted doll.