2014 The Best Actresses of 2014  

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List Rules Actresses who had the best performances in 2014 films. Vote based only on their work in 2014.

A lot of beautiful, talented, and familiar faces were back on the big screen in 2014 delivering engaging, emotional, and exciting performances, but who were the best actresses of 2014? We've gathered the film actresses who gave some of the best performances of the year on this 2014 best actress list, and now it's your turn to vote. Some might end up nominated for Oscars in 2015, but all turned in great roles and memorable performances. These popular actresses were all at the top of their game in 2014.

Where will you rank Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Anna Kendrick? Do Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Rosamund Pike, and Chloe Grace Moretz deserve to be in the conversation for best 2014 actress? Did Evangeline Lilly, Emily Blunt, or Anne Hathaway give stunning performances in their 2014 movies to make it onto your best actress list&

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Amy Adams Big Eyes, Lullaby

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Rosamund Pike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl, Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Long Way Down

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie, Love and Mercy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Serena, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Cate Blanchett The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Monuments Men

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Reese Witherspoon Inherent Vice, The Good Lie, Wild

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Anna Kendrick Into the Woods, Cake, The Last 5 Years

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Meryl Streep Into the Woods, The Giver, The Homesman

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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Julianne Moore Still Alice, Maps to the Stars, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Emma Stone Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Magic in the Moonlight, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Chloë Grace Moretz Dark Places, The Equalizer, If I Stay

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Scarlett Johansson Deep Down, Lucy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Lupita Nyong'o Non-Stop

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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Judi Dench Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Kate Winslet A Little Chaos, Divergent

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Anne Hathaway Interstellar, Song One, Rio 2

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Keira Knightley The Imitation Game, Laggies, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Emily Blunt Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow

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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Jessica Chastain A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Miss Julie

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Patricia Arquette is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Charlize Theron A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Olivia Wilde Black Dog, Red Dog, The Longest Week

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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Marion Cotillard Two Days, One Night

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Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Ellen Page X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Jennifer Garner Danny Collins, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible

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Shailene Woodley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Shailene Woodley The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, White Bird in a Blizzard

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Angelina Jolie Maleficent

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Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Laura Dern Wild, The Fault in Our Stars, When the Game Stands Tall

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Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Evangeline Lilly The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Margot Robbie Suite Française

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Kristen Wiig The Skeleton Twins, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hateship Loveship

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Elle Fanning is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Elle Fanning The Boxtrolls, Maleficent, Low Down

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Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Kristen Stewart Adventureland, The Runaways, Clouds of Sils Maria

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Julia Roberts The Normal Heart

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Michelle Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Michelle Monaghan Playing It Cool, The Best of Me, Fort Bliss

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Felicity Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Felicity Jones The Theory of Everything

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Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Brie Larson 21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 13 Going on 30

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Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Quvenzhané Wallis 12 Years a Slave, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Annie

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Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Cara Delevingne Anna Karenina, Kids in Love, The Face of an Angel

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Sivan Levy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Sivan Levy Joe + Belle, Water Wells, Water Wells

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Piper Perabo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Piper Perabo The Prestige, Looper, Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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Kate Upton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Kate Upton Tower Heist, The Three Stooges, The Other Woman

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Rooney Mara Trash

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Kaya Scodelario is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Kaya Scodelario Moon, Clash of the Titans, The Maze Runner

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Catherine Keener is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Catherine Keener War Story, Elephant Song, Nailed

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Patricia Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Patricia Clarkson Annie, October Gale, The Maze Runner