Best Movies of 2014

The Top Ten

1 Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy Product Image

Guardians: Slightly overrated, but it's still great

Lego Movie: Everything is awesome, except for the Academy

Winter Soldier: Favorite film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Interstellar: Was my most anticipated movie of 2014, and it mostly delivered, but the ending was too sappy and happily-ever-after

Days of Future Past: love this movie! It's my all-time favorite Marvel movie

Dawn of the Apes: A masterpiece on a Shakespearean scale

Mockingjay Part 1: Slow, but well-made, Catching Fire is still way better

Whiplash: My favorite film of 2014! This will be a classic in the future

Edge of Tomorrow: Surprisingly badass and smart, but not a lot of people saw it because the marketing was terrible

Big Hero 6: One of Disney's best

My favorite movies that aren't in the Top 10: Fury, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Birdman, The Babadook, Nightcrawler, Locke, John Wick, and 22 Jump Street

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! - tomovista10

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.

2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier Product Image

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

This should not be behind the Toy Story wannabe with an annoying song, a hodgepodge of stupid jokes, and a way too overdone plot.

3 The Lego Movie The Lego Movie Product Image

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.

1 of the reasons it's so great is that it could have been just another simple kids movie, and to be honest, that's kinda what I was expecting when it first came out, but this movie went the extra mile and made it enjoyable for teens and adults too, its really rare for an animated movie that's not Disney or Pixar to do that

4 X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Days of Future Past Product Image

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.

Haven't seen the movie yet - but it's completely badass. If I'm wrong, I'll shave my head.

5 Interstellar Interstellar Product Image

Sorry to seem like a Troll but I find it intolerable for this movie to be number 2.

Interstellar was another recent indication that Nolan has in recent years become too confident in his own shtick. The two major issues. It was too long, and It had way too much nonsense.

Video communication across the galaxy only travels one way? When they travel to that planet for 20 earth years and leave the guy behind, he decides not to waste his life in the hibernation thing, but to spend it doing nothing by himself in space? Cooper decides to trust Hathaway's character in picking planets despite all the evidence implies the other planet is more likely to have life; purely because she liked the guy on the other planet better. And this trust comes after her actions resulted in the other crew member dying? Plus she's supposed to be the scientist with the objective viewpoint. And for some reason McConauhey's character isn't rescued from the middle of space and the black hole until his ...more

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.

This movie got too much hate for the wrong reasons. I think this film will age well. Time will tell.

6 Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6 Product Image

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?

BH6 never got the attention it needed (thanks Frozen), and that bothers me. It's got humor, heart, action, excitement, and interesting characters. Not to meant a Fall Out Boy song! 10/10 film

The Lego Movie was HILARIOUS! Guardians of the Galaxy was epic. The Fault In Our Stars was heart wrenching. And Captain America was so AWESOME. But this movie was all of that. ALL OF IT. BIG HERO 6 won the Oscar for BEST ANIMATED PICTURE. Wake up people. This should be in the Top 10. And the Top 5. Where? I don't know, because I liked the above mentioned movies. BUT it should be there, so click your checkmarks and vote.

Why is this so low?!? It was the most AWESOME movies this year!

7 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Product Image

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.

A new planet of the apes wow they have been making these films since 1980 wow how many more this is getting old how many times can glorified monkeys take over our planet I mean soon they will try so these films really preparing us for the ape takeover. Thanks

8 Whiplash

The thing is, this movie was never about Jazz. It was never about drumming. It was never even about music in the first place. It was about the tumultuous depth of a teacher-student relationship.

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 love this movie. I love the music because it is amazing. Fletcher was scary the first time, he made his band successful which is amazing. I love Whiplash with Miles Teller from Divergent in it. Miles Teller had trouble with the difference of rushing and dragging the first time, but he worked hard on it, so. Good Movie

9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Product Image

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!

Movie hasnt came 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!

10 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Product Image

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.

I cried twice just in the last 15 minutes before the credits. This movie may just be an ending to the trilogy but it's an action-packed, emotional, and epic finale. The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings saga is henseforth the best movie franchise ever filmed.

Other honorable mentions:
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow (or "Live. Die. Repeat." whatever)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Not-so--honorable mentions:
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Legend of Hercules

The Contenders

11 Godzilla Godzilla Product Image

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

Jeez, just because its your second favorite movie doesn't mean you have to tell someone "get over it." - Trollsfan536

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 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.

This has the greatest setting I have ever seeing! This my friend you just simply must see!

12 Nightcrawler Nightcrawler Product Image

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.

This movie and Whiplash are underrated because blockbuster take their place. These movies should be in the top 5 and Hunger games was bad.

13 Boyhood Boyhood Product Image

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 you on everything, Boyhood was one of the most realistic and beautiful films ever made. The soundtrack to it probably adds to the nostalgia of people of my/our generation as well. This, Imitation Game, Calvary, Interstellar were probably the best but Boyhood on 1! - Bicyclerepairman

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.

This movie isn't just the best movie of 2014, it is one of the best movies that I have ever seen. And I've seen a lot of movies.

14 How to Train Your Dragon 2 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Product Image

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is by far the best film and one of the best examples of how to craft a proper sequel I have ever seen. It expands its beautiful world by developing each individual character and giving each one there moment to shine, properly continuing the story and expanding it with new sub plots that aren't in too numerous of number so that it does not overcrowd the movie,improves the quality of the film compared to its original in almost every way,leaves enough plots hanging for the audience so that they are intrigued and want to find out what happens in the next film but not too many so that the film does not feel incomplete,and it does this in 102 minutes?! Its an incredible feat for animation and for cinema in my opinion, and its one of the best animated sequels this decade so far and one of the best sequel so far in the decade overall.

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.

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

15 Birdman Birdman Product Image

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.

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.

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.

23... I think the audience need to evolve a little bit

16 Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow Product Image

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!

Awesome film, it's more underrated than it deserves to be. Tom Cruise's acting here is tops! And it has an original concept and great CGI and visuals, everything about this movie is to be loved! If you haven't already, watch this film!

17 22 Jump Street 22 Jump Street Product Image

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.

This is a hilarious movie. I can't believe that this isn't in the top ten

18 The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel Product Image

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.

Signature Wes Anderson but I prefer most of his other films over this one any time, it felt rushed and chaotic mind some great visually entertaining moments and a good cast. But doesn't come close to Boyhood, Calvary, Interstellar, Imitation Game, Mommy of Birdman in my opinion. Still good fun though.

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?

19 The Fault In Our Stars The Fault In Our Stars Product Image

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

This the best love story that just not involve two people who cried for each other and make some promises which sounds weird and unreal it's just more than a love story this about real life. If anyone who hate this movie I don't think that he/she serious in life

So sad but so good

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.

20 Gone Girl Gone Girl Product Image

One of the best movies I've seen in a long time, a plot that twists in the middle of the movie in an incredible and unpredictable way when you think you figured it out. It did not get the attention it deserves because people would not give it a try but this is a masterpiece

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

21 The Maze Runner The Maze Runner Product Image

This is absolutely one of the best movies I've ever seen. The casting is perfect, the setting of The Glade is accurate through my eyes. This movie is absolutely amazing. If you read the books. If there are any hate comments under this movie, it's probably because you haven't read the books and you don't have a good understanding. The books provide better detail like any other book would. But I think this movie should be in the top ten!

In my opinion it was WAY better and more original than divergent because divergent copied hunger games

Divergent is the Hunger Games and The Giver mixed together. Why do people like it so much?

Really suck. This movie confuses and has a crazy story line, meaningless experiment. Hated it so much. No story at all. No victory, no satisfaction. 1/10 is what I will give for this movie. Please try to make a better movie script for gods sake. Not even worth watching, waste of time.

Divergent was nothing like the book either so both of these suck

This movie was amazing. Dylan O Brien acts with raw emotion and is totally hot. The set is amazing, and the action was amazing and upbeat. How is this not in the top ten.

22 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Product Image

An amazing film, Amazing villains, Amazing cast, Amazing cinematography, Amazing everything.

You've gotta be kidding me! I hadnt seen any marvel movies before and I came to see this for some weird reason, and I was stunned! Yeah the Lego movie is great too so I'm not slagging anything off, I just think this should be much higher than 18, its one of the best movies I've seen! Brilliant acting too!

I don't know why people hate this movie so much. 52%on rotten tomatoes?! Probably just nostalgia from the original trilogy. I personally like this more than Spider-Man 3

Only 1 thing makes this movie good Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

23 Divergent Divergent Product Image

Am I the only one here who thinks that Divergent has too many plot holes and is completely unoriginal? I mean, come on, people! It's the Hunger Games and The Giver mixed together into this cliche catastrophe!

I'm really sorry, first replier, but the fact that you Divergent is one of the best films you've ever seen only makes the whole in my soul bigger and my faith in humanity smaller.

Best movie I ever seen in my whole live! 1

Why isn't his top ten?! VOTE PEOPLE VOTE!

I was pleasantly surprised. The book was decent but the movie was far better. Better movie than the first hunger games, which was unpolished in my opinion.

24 Muppets Most Wanted

Another muppets this has to be good

I don't want to sound like a hater but I thought this movie was kinda stupid. Granted, it was funny in some scenes but the plot was terrible and the muppets were dumber than usual

For whatever reason I hated this movie so much

So funny I love it so so so so much

25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mr. Peabody & Sherman Product Image

I can' wait to see it

Oh man, this movie was AWESOME! It's got time traveling! And alternate versions of characters!

I need to see it!

I love the ancient Egypt scene is the best one

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