The Movies of 2014 (U.S. Releases)

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Top Ten List

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel Dir. Wes Anderson. With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham 10
  2. Under the Skin Dir. Jonathan Glazer. With Scarlett Johansson, Adam Pearson 10
  3. The Homesman Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. With Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Meryl Streep 9
  4. We Are the Best! Dir. Lukas Moodysson. With Mira Barkhammer, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne 9
  5. Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay. With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey 9
  6. Inherent Vice Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Joanna Newsome 9
  7. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Dir. Isao Takahata. With Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Isao Hashizume 9
  8. Blue Ruin Dir. Jeremy Saulnier. With Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack 9
  9. Boyhood Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelai Linklater 9
  10. The Double Dir. Richard Ayoade. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige 8

This list is sporadically updated, so click here to read my original Best Movies of 2014 list.

All Movies Seen (Alphabetical Order)

About Alex Dir. Jesse Zwick. With Jason Ritter, Nate Parker, Max Greenfield, Aubrey Plaza 4
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Dir. Marc Webb. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan 6
American Sniper
 
Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Jonathan Groff 3
Annie 
Dir. Will Gluck. With Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne 2

The Babadook Dir. Jennifer Kent. With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Haylay McElhinney, Daniel Henshall 8
Begin Again
Dir. John Carney. With Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener 4
Beyond the Lights
Dir. Gina Pryce-Bythewood. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver 8
Big Hero 6 Dir. Don Hall, Chris Williams. With Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, James Cromwell 6
Birdman
Dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu. With Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone 7
Blue Ruin Dir. Jeremy Saulnier. With Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack 9
The Boxtrolls
Dir. Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi. With Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris 7
Boyhood 
Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelai Linklater 9

Calvary Dir. John Michael McDonagh. With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson 8
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. With Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford 6
Citizenfour
Dir. Laura Poitres. Documentary about Edward Snowden 8

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dir. Matt Reeves. With Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell
Dear White People
 
Dir. Justin Simien. With Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell 7
The Double 
Dir. Richard Ayoade. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige 8
Draft Day Dir. Ivan Reitman. With Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella 7

Edge of Tomorrow Dir. Doug Liman. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson 8
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Dir. Chiemi Karasawa. Documentary about Elaine Stritch
Ernest & Celestine
 
Dir. Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner. With Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner 8

The Fault in Our Stars Dir. Josh Boone. With Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe
Foxcatcher
 
Dir. Bennett Miller. With Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave 5

Godzilla Dir. Gareth Edwards. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche
Gone Girl
Dir. David Fincher. With Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens 7
The Grand Budapest Hotel
 
Dir. Wes Anderson. With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham 10
Grand Piano
Dir. Eugenio Mira. With Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé, Allen Leech 7
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dir. James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper 6
The Guest Dir. Adam Wingard. With Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer 8

The Homesman Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. With Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Meryl Streep 9
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dir. Dean DeBlois. With Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett 5
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One 
Dir. Francis Lawrence. With Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore 5

The Imitation Game Dir. Morten Tyldum. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong 4
The Immigrant
Dir. James Gray. With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Angela Sarafyan 8
Inherent Vice
 
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Joanna Newsome 9
Interstellar
Dir. Christopher Nolan. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine 7
Into the Woods 
Dir. Rob Marshall. With Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine 6

Jersey Boys Dir. Clint Eastwood. With John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Christopher Walken 3

Labor Day Dir. Jason Reitman. With Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire 4
The LEGO Movie
Dir. Phil Lord, Chris Miller. With Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett 7
Like Father, Like Son
Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda. With Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki, Riri Furanki 8
Listen Up Philip
 
Dir. Alex Ross Perry. With Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter 8
Lucy Dir. Luc Besson. With Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked 7

Maleficent Dir. Robert Stromberg. With Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton 4
Men, Women and Children
Dir. Jason Reitman. With Ansel Elgort, Kaitlyn Dever, Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler 3
The Monuments Men
Dir. George Clooney. With George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett 4
Mr. Turner
 
Dir. Mike Leigh. With Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson 7
Muppets Most Wanted
Dir. James Bobin. With Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steven Whitmire 6

Neighbors Dir. Nicholas Stoller. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco 4
Nightcrawler
Dir. Jon Gilroy. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton 8 
Noah 
Dir. Darren Aronofsky. With Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins 3
Nymphomaniac Dir. Lars Von Trier. With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf 3

Only Lovers Left Alive Dir. Jim Jarmusch. With Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt 8

Palo Alto Dir. Gia Coppola. With Emma Roberts, Nat Wolff, James Franco, Val Kilmer 6

Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay. With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey 9
Snowpiercer
Dir. Bong Joon-ho. With Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris 8
Still Alice Dir. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. With Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth 8

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Dir. Isao Takahata. With Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Isao Hashizume 9
They Came Together
Dir. David Wain. With Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Teyonah Parris, Christopher Meloni 8
Transcendence
Dir. Wally Pfister. With Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman 2
The Trip to Italy
Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan 8
Two Days, One Night Dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. With Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salee 8

Under the Skin Dir. Jonathan Glazer. With Scarlett Johansson, Adam Pearson 10

Veronica Mars Dir. Rob Thomas. With Kristen Bell, Enrico Moriccone, Jason Dohrig, Krysten Ritter 6

We Are the Best! Dir. Lukas Moodysson. With Mira Barkhammer, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne 9
Whiplash
Dir. Damien Chazelle. With Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser 7
Wild 
Dir. Jean-Marc Vallee. With Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, W. Earl Brown 8

X-Men: Days of Future Past Dir. Bryan Singer. With Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender 7

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