film The Best Movies of 2014

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List Rules Films that were released (or widely released) in the United States in 2014.

Sure there are the Oscars, Golden Globes, and a number of other award ceremonies that hand out trophies to movies that are voted on as the best of 2014, but we want to know which 2014 movies that fans like you thought were the absolute best. Everyone has their own rankings of the top films of the year, and this is your chance to weigh in on which ones you loved the most.
 
It's time for you to enter into this hotly contested debate and vote for the best movies of 2014. While it does depend on personal taste, the movies on this list received great reviews, captured the attention of the audience, and earned a place in cinema history. These include films like Interstellar, Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Whiplash. For more 2014 movie lists, check out Ranker's lists of the funniest movies of 2014 and the best horror films of 2014.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper Karen Gillan

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry Hugh Jackman

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Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris Tyler Perry

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders Samuel L. Jackson

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Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey Matt Damon

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The Lego Movie Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks Alison Brie

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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Bill Paxton

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Bill Murray, Jude Law Willem Dafoe

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Jonathan Groff

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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly Ian McKellen

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman Keri Russell

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The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch Mark Strong

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Birdman Emma Stone, Naomi Watts Edward Norton

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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris Queen Latifah

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Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph Génesis Rodríguez

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Whiplash J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist Miles Teller

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks Julianne Moore

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Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo Bill Paxton

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler Kristen Wiig

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
Maleficent Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning Juno Temple

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Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf Logan Lerman

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Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley Ashley Judd

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Boyhood Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette Ellar Coltrane

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The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Harry Lloyd

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch Alice Eve

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The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe Laura Dern

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John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe Adrianne Palicki

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Lucy Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman Analeigh Tipton

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The Maze Runner Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien Patricia Clarkson

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The Equalizer Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz Melissa Leo

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Night at the Museum 3 Robin Williams, Ben Stiller Owen Wilson

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Neighbors Zac Efron, Rose Byrne Seth Rogen

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx Sally Field

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Chef Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara Robert Downey Jr.

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Selma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
Selma Oprah Winfrey, Common Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Non-Stop Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson Lupita Nyong'o

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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall Adam Morgan

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The Interview Eminem, James Franco Seth Rogen

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Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance Luke Evans

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The Judge Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester Robert Duvall - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Theory of Everything Jeff Rector, Laird Macintosh Victor Lundin

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300: Rise of an Empire Eva Green, Lena Headey Rodrigo Santoro

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Wild Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern Gaby Hoffmann

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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
The Expendables 3 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson Sylvester Stallone - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek Paul Brannigan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell Elias Koteas - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Giver Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes Meryl Streep

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf Odette Annable