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

1,159 607
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Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

730 551
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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

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The Lego Movie Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

784 390
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

489 342
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The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong

875 404
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Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

865 555
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

606 554
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Birdman Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

897 605
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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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469 340
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Whiplash J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller

527 387
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Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

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

666 376
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
WillowHalverson added How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

830 545
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

724 647
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Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

463 459
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Boyhood Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

398 309
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lendiggy added The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd

435 347
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John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

419 231
Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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Lucy Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton

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

545 410
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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

324 252
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Night at the Museum 3 Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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gschwayze added Neighbors Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen

528 543
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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Chef Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr.

184 219
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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MikeTonds added Non-Stop Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o

272 325
Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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164 241
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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Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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Wild Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

204 261
The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

107 281
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JamesMcDonnell added Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

202 267
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