Best Movies of 2014

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The Top Ten

Guardians of the Galaxy
This movie was just fantastic. I enjoyed this movie so much it was so funny, it had amazing action scenes, and an amazing cast and characters. Chris Pratt as Star lord was just perfect, who else for granita but Zoe Saldana, Dave did a great job as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot was just perfect, and Bradly Cooper as Rocket was just 100% fantastic. This is definitely not one of your average marvel movies, the best one I've seen in a long time, better than avengers, this movie was just amazing.
I agree awesome movie loved no matter how many times you see it its awesome and you never get tired of it.
It was hard picking out of this, 22 Jump Street, How to Train Dragon 2 or X-men Days of Future Past but I ended up with this. Why? Because it's a great mix of Action, Comedy and awesome superheroes! Also Groot, Rocket and Star Lord are some of the best characters in movie history in my opinion! And the cast was great, especially Chris Pratt as Star Lord! Overall, this movie is completely badass! P. S I'm really surprised that 22 Jump Street and How to Train your dragon 2 isn't even in the top 10! WHAT!
That's because How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street were just lazy sequels to franchises that arguably didn't need or even deserve sequels. Guardians of the Galaxy was a completely fresh franchise (to most people) that really lifted the movie industry from its usual pile of smelly old cliches and awful money grabbing ventures.

What do you get when you mix stunning visuals, great voice acting and real acting, an excellently crafted story and a stagnant movie industry. The Answer: Guardians of the Galaxy!


This is my favorite movie of all time! My best friend and I saw this together, and it was fabulous! The mix of action and comedy and Chris Pratt is the greatest combination ever! All the characters are kickass and it's even a marvel movie! Chris Pratt, Star-Lord, is actually a pretty good guy to, he went to a children's hospital as Star-Lord and said hi to the kids. So what he lost a bet and had to do it, he was smiling in all of the pictures and he even said he enjoyed it!
My friend William has told me how good this film is, but I haven't saw it.
[Newest]What this movie sucks!

2The Lego Movie
Fantastic voice acting, incredible animation, awesome soundtrack (see what I did there? ), laugh-out-loud humor, and very impressive plot. This is definitely my favorite movie of 2014 so far.
The big surprise of the year, Guardians of the galaxy was great but I gotta give my vote to this one because of what they did, great story, songs and great voice acting. WAS FANTASTIC
Rarely can I say that a movie was hands down my favorite movie of the year, and it's even more rare for it to be an animated movie, but this movie was really good.
[Newest]Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 were both better than the Lego movie. Very Very overrated.

3Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Without a doubt, the best movie Marvel has released in years - it even tops the avengers! An awesome movie that is filled with action, drama, character development and plenty of suspense! A thriller worth seeing a few times over!
I honestly did not know captain america was such a badass hero until I saw this movie, although I feel it shouldn't be this high in the list


Shouldn't be so low. I loved Lego and GotG and Interstellar, but this is right up there with them as best of 2014. I don't know anyone who doesn't like this movie; it totally changed up the Marvel universe in a new and exciting way. There's really no downside
[Newest]Way better than Guardians of the Galaxy

This movie really blew away my expectations. It may flawed in some forms, but I feel that it's accuracy as a movie with a space setting was executed much more fluently than 2013's "Gravity," which had too many plot holes to actually take is seriously. The visuals by themselves were impossibly amazing, the plot twist was actually somewhat unexpected and very different from something you see in a normal Hollywood big-budget film. The acting from the main performers (minus the child actor...) was very believable as well. It may not be the best of 2014, but it's execution was some of the best I had seen in a while. I give it a strong 8/10 to a light 9/10.


As of now, I am rethinking my rating for this movie. I'd probably now give it a light 8, dare I say it a strong 7. After watching it for a second time, I realized that I really despise Anne Hathaway's role in this film, as well as some of the plot elements in the second act. Otherwise, I stand by my original opinion that this movie is nearly flawless in terms of visuals, and really used the setting to it's advantage (Something I felt that Gravity really wasted). And yes, I would still only give Gravity a 4 or 5.


First movie ever that made me cry openly. I didn't cry at the Boy in the Striped Pajamas, not at the Fault In Our Stars, not at any movie that others considered sad. Just this one. I don't know why, but this movie is so raw and emotional for me, and the music swells and falls silent at just the right moments, instead of those lame movies with music at moments where the audience is groaning inwards because it was so obviously at the wrong time, so it becomes cheesy. I don't know why I would cry at this one, but I'm weird. I absolutely, positively LOVE this movie. Deserves 7 awards, at the very least.
Really Great Movie, But I wouldn't consider it on par with films like Whiplash, The Imitation Game or Birdman. It's moments are very twisted and memorable and it's defiantly original however it's not the hype of legends like many would think nor does it set a standard for films in out of space (To be fair no one can beat 2001). But it's still a credit to Christopher Nolan and Johnathan Nolan's out of the box thinking. But compare to Inception it's The Dark Knight Rises of Christopher Nolan's IN trilogy.


[Newest]One of the best movies ever this should be number one on the list!
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5X-Men: Days of Future Past
An explosive burst of awesomeness! It manages to balance a great script with gorgeous special effects perfectly, which makes up for a highly compelling and entertaining blockbuster. Everyone's on their best and it's an absolute treat watching the character interactions. A marvelous thrill ride from start to finish.


This was a great year for movies and I saw every movie on the top 10 except for Fault in our Stars and even thought each of these movies were awesome, no film did I have a better experience watching then this. I was never a fan of the X Men films before this, and watching this the first time, I was so surprised by how good it was and how much I cared about the characters. Great movie!
Calling this better than any other movie of the year would be a complete understatement. X-Men: Days of Future Past is, besides The Dark Knight, the greatest superhero movie ever made. Just watch the movie and see for yourself.
[Newest]I loved this movie, but the more you think about the more it doesn't make sense

6Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Really? Hunger Games at #6? Come on, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was AMAZING! Best CGI EVER, stellar performances by Andy Serkis and Gary Oldman, an awesome plot, and epic action scenes all add up to this amazing film that put the Planet of the Apes franchise back in business. Guardians of the Galaxy was overrated.

Not to mention Andy Serkis' Batman impression as Caesar was cool. Not literally a Batman impression, but if you've seen the movie, you'll get what I mean...
I have to agree this movie was awesome especially when Caesar almost died sad. I can't believe that its only 7 it should be 3
A great big step from its previous film, giving me the same feeling I got after The dark knight and avengers. Everything was so fleshed out and made with such care that you felt for the apes and the humans which caused a problem for which side you hope wins
I loved the Hobbit movie almost as much as this, but decided on Planet of The Apes 2 because of how original it is--yes I said is, it's original. The movie has nearly nothing to do with the old movies and has a much different tone than the first movie in the reboot series.
[Newest]This movie in some ways, it's better than the 1st movie

7The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Wow, Just wow. It was... depressing. I don't know if I like it or not. I usually am not a big fan of intense movies like that, but this I have to vote for. Amazing movie, great plot, etc. My favorite movie is the 1st one, but still, well done.
Hey guys remember that part when... oh wait, THIS MOVIE HASN"T EVEN COME OUT YET!
The Lego Movie is good, but not as good as this. This is the better of the Hunger Games movies because more action scenes and amazing acting from Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen. )

And the Hanging Tree was on point!
[Newest]Did it need to be 2 parts?

Absolutely amazing. THAT ENDING left me sweating because of the absolute intensity of it. I loved every second of it. I've seen it three times and I don't look away once. Whenever I blink, I get a little sad because of it. Boyhood and Birdman are the other two films that I think should get first with The Lego Movie not far behind, but this one takes the cake. Absolutely amazing.


Whiplash deserves to be much higher in my opinion! How is it lower than Godzilla and The Maze Runner? Stellar sound mixing, filming, editing and directing, and JK Simmons was amazing, he totally deserved his Oscar. I think Miles Teller should have got more credit to, I think he's an amazing actor. Everything about this movie was wonderful, best movie of 2014 in my opinion!
I sat down to watch this thinking that a movie about drumming wouldn't put me on the edge of my seat. It's the most intense thing ever. I'm not kidding. And it's fantastic. Watch it. Now.
[Newest]This is the most terrible list I've seen yet

9Edge of Tomorrow
One of the most underrated movies this year
If a highly praised film maker like Christopher Nolan was attached to Edge of Tomorrow, it would have been the film of the year. Instead Nolan turned to making "clever", overlong, complex, confident and non-nonsensical yak fest films which are praised because they are original and so complicated, viewers are transfixed into feeling they saw something magnificent, when in reality it was just a unrefined mess. (inception, Interstellar)
One of the most exciting movies of the year- deserves to be higher up!
[Newest]I love this movie! Totally underrated!

10The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
I guess I'm biased because I'm from New Zealand (No, this movie did NOT come from Hollywood) But this movie took my breath away. Superior to it's predecessors in every way, this movie truly captures the enticing magic of the even more amazing Lord of the Rings trilogy in a strange, morbidly epic fashion.
I loved this movie maybe not as much as the previous two but it was still good. Never read the books so I never expected Smaug to be killed so early in the movie I thought that would be the final battle or something. But nevertheless it was a great movie.
Come on guys... Vote for it... Its exactly a masterpiece and in my opinion best movie of 2014 in every sense. The fighting scenes and the visual effects were heavenly good plus the amazing cast and their far more amazing display.
[Newest]This is my favorite movie, Jackson is right, no more stupid travels

The Contenders

Hands down best movie of 2014! Nightcrawler for the win- you have to know good acting and storyline when you see it!
My personal favorite movie of 2014.
My second best film of the year, only Guardians of the Galaxy comes before it.


The Fault in Our Stars? Mockingjay? GODZILLA? What in the world is wrong with you, people? 2014 was such a stunning year for film and you guys decide to settle for such mediocrity. You are really missing out on some incredible works of art, such as Leviathan, Whiplash, Wild Tales, Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler, Mommy and, of course, Boyhood.
This film is a masterpiece. It is an utterly unique and absolutely satisfying experience you can't quite bottle. So, come on, guys. I know your high school mates want to see Transformers, but it doesn't kill to watch well-made films every once in a while. Go see Boyhood. I swear it will be worth it.
I agree with Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, Nightcrawler and anything else but Boyhood? , come on! If not because of the "12 years in making" gimmick that movie would be suck. Not that I agree with The Fault in Our Stars, Mockingjay, Godzilla deserve in the top 10.
This one is tied for first on my list. I personally loved the emotional and physical intensity of Whiplash. The thing I loved about this movie? The realistic portrayal of an average American boyhood that one would experience in this situation. The aging of 12 years on screen in one movie that actually told a story was absolutely mind blowing. The script was really good and so was the acting. Richard Linklater is the God of independent filmmaking. He's made Dazed and Confused, Before Midnight, Before Sunset, Before Sunset, Waking Life, Bernie, and now this. I don't think this man can do wrong.


Boyhood is all just a load of smoke and mirrors that will be forgotten in a few months time while Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6 will be loved by generations to come.
[Newest]In terms of Oscar nod movies, this was the weakest. I'll take whiplash and nightcrawler over this any day.

The direction, acting, drum score, and overall ambition of this film is flawless. just bursts over originality, and theirs no other movie, ever made that's like this film. in fact. this movie perfectly provides the differences between, Movies and Films. this is a Film. and will hopefully be considered a modern classic. with an ambiguous ending that's left to interpretation.
Probably the worst list ever. Haha this is below Rio 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?! This is a modern classic and is by far the best movie of the year.
How this is 33 baffles me, as this came out of nowhere but still rocked our socks off. The film at 34, Whiplash, is amazing as well! This list is kinda terrible.
[Newest]23... I think the audience need to evolve a little bit

14How to Train Your Dragon 2
Best animated movie of 2014. It develops the characters established in the first movie to whole new levels, and deals with dark themes not often touched in a movie directed toward children. The only reason I think that it isn't in the top 10 is because not enough people have seen it.
I like the first better but the 2 is cool.


How to Train Your Dragon 1 gets 6/10 stars.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 gets 8/10 stars.
Hey guys this is the best animated movie this year. Full of entertainment, elation and emotionally resonant. Certainly deserves place in top 5. Hiccup and Toothless are just great. Ya, certainly first part is unparalleled its soundtrack was amazing. Waiting for third movie


[Newest]Its an awesome movie

15Gone Girl
The twist is great, and the ending is so unexpected that it leaves you terribly frustrated----and that's the point. GENIUS.
I am not sure how all of the Hollywood fluff above beat out this movie, it was by far the best of the year! Direction, cinematography, acting, musical score, everything about this movie was top-notch. It deserves to be much higher on this list!
This is not only one of the best movies of 2014, but one of the best movies of all time, period
[Newest]Best movie of 2014 defiantly 9/10 stuff

16Big Hero 6
How is this NOT higher! It's was an amazing movie! It had smooth beautiful animation, awesome and detailed plot, wasn't a musical, didn't involve a love story, had great humor, mad you wanna laugh and cry, need I go in?
This movie is amazing! It's funny, action packed, has a great story and sad all at the same time! Yes, I do get that Guardians of the Galaxy is higher, but Big Hero 6 should be number 2 and should defiantly be over The Fault In Our Stars! 😠
Why is this so low?!? It was the most AWESOME movies this year!
[Newest]This is too low

1722 Jump Street
Why is this so high? I loved the originality of the original even though it was a remake of a mediocre cop show. Chris Miller and Phil Lord can do no wrong, and while I liked this film, I really thought it had nearly the EXACT same plot and jokes as the first. I know that was kind of the point of the movie, I just expected the directors of The Lego Movie to be more creative than this.


Come on, the film is almost as funny as the first, was certainly one of the best comedies of the year, with a lot of hilarious quotes, deserves a much better position, guys!


It's the end of 2014, and by now, I was definitely expecting one of the most intelligent, razor-sharp, witty comedies that I've seen to be in the top ten.


[Newest]This is where the my name is jeff vine is from

18The Fault In Our Stars
Ugh, so stupid. Literally teenage girls incarnate. I cringed EXTREMELY hard in the scene where everyone clapped as they kissed in the Anne Frank museum? Talk about wet dream
I didn't really understand the buzz with this movie, it was depressing, the relationship came up in the first few pages, and they talked like elders. I mean let's be real here. It was decent but it had quite a few plot holes.
So sad but so good
[Newest]I'm not a fan of romance films but as someone who had cancer in the past I can respect this movie

This movie wasn't good, why is it on here?


You got to be kidding me, this is in 8th place? I came all the way here and waited to see Godzilla get only in 8th place? Well, if you don't know Godzilla, just buy it on the 16th of September and sit down and enjoy watching Godzilla beat up some monsters!
I was so upset with this movie it shouldn't be on here in my opinion


[Newest]I was waiting for so long for this to come out, and when it did I was AMAZED! Yeah, I wished Godzilla had more screen time but it was still awesome.

20The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson does it again! This artful roller coaster ride of a film is outrageously entertaining and superbly quirky with gorgeously dark undertones. Fascinating characters, incredible visuals, great soundtrack, terrific performances and beautifully detailed. I need to see this film again!


A quality movie light-years higher than Robocop or the pitifully bad Nut Job. I realize how early it is in the year to start cementing a top ten spot but this film deserves to be in the top 3 at the very least. This film qualifies as art.


Look at what's ahead of this masterpiece. Godzilla, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hobbit, Mockingjay, and the godawful Interstellar are all ranked 5 spots or more ahead of it. Why? They were all mediocre at best. The Maze Runner is ranked DIRECTLY below this. What the hell is wrong with the world?
[Newest]It should be in top 5. What is it doing here?!

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