Top 10 Movies Of 2014by Pjtaylor-96-138044 | created - 07 Sep 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
These are my ten favourite movies of 2014 (#1 is the best.) Please note: I am basing this list on the UK theatrical release dates for each film.
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1. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,290,906 | Gross: $188.02M
One of my favourite films of all time, this is a beautiful science-fiction film with an incredibly unique and effecting story. It is realistic in it's entire presentation, and even when it traverses uncharted territory it feels plausible.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Votes: 942,283 | Gross: $333.18M
An extremely fun ride from beginning to end, this is one of Marvel's best efforts. It is funny, entertaining and action-packed featuring some fantastic special effects, amazing writing, full characters that feel real and is a blast.
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Votes: 389,056 | Gross: $208.55M
Not quite as good as 'Rise', this movie is nuanced in it's characterisations and presents the situation as realistically layered. The CGI is phenomenal and the writing great too.
4. The Guest (I) (2014)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Horror
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Votes: 81,867 | Gross: $0.32M
A surprise hit, this 80s horror inspired thriller features some incredibly taught set up and a frenzied final act. It's always full of surprises and is wonderfully done.
5. The Lego Movie (2014)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
Votes: 303,200 | Gross: $257.76M
This was a huge surprise, who'd have thought what appeared to be an advert for the LEGO company would turn out to be a smart, satirical comedy with enough laughs to satisfy kids and adults.
6. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Votes: 544,403 | Gross: $100.21M
A fantastic action-science-fiction film that has a unique plot and and some inventive visuals, this is one of the better films of the year due to the well-crafted characters and world as well as some great action set-pieces.
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Votes: 617,107 | Gross: $233.92M
The best X-Men film since 'X2', this flick has a great sense of fun whilst also presenting an interesting and urgent story that seamlessly blends the old with the new; a fantastic send-off for the old cast.
8. 22 Jump Street (2014)
R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.
Votes: 318,483 | Gross: $191.72M
A meta and witty sequel that knows exactly what it is and makes excellent use of that; its smart, funny and, generally, just great.
9. Nightcrawler (2014)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Votes: 402,756 | Gross: $32.38M
A dark thriller with an excellent sense of tone, this thriller is occasionally blackly humourous but always riveting; it's a fantastic look into the mind of a sociopath, and the transformation from protagonist to - arguably - antagonist is engaging.
10. '71 (2014)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.
Votes: 45,949 | Gross: $1.27M
A taught, tense thriller with an interesting back-drop that features realistically brutal action and an unconventional survival plot; this had me on the edge-of-my-seat throughout most of the run-time.