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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
Big Eyes, Lullaby
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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
marshallthornton00 added The Lego Movie, Love and Mercy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1
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Rosamund Pike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Gone Girl, Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Long Way Down
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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
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
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Monuments Men
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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
carlybobarly added Still Alice, Maps to the Stars, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1
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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Inherent Vice, The Good Lie, Wild
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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Into the Woods, Cake, The Last 5 Years
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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Into the Woods, The Giver, The Homesman
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
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
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
Deep Down, Lucy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
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Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Non-Stop
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Interstellar, Song One, Rio 2
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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
A Little Chaos, Divergent
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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow
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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
guardianhps added The Imitation Game, Laggies, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
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Jessica Chastain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Miss Julie
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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Black Dog, Red Dog, The Longest Week
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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
jsnungaray added A Million Ways to Die in the West
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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
carlybobarly added Two Days, One Night
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Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past
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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actresses of 2014
Danny Collins, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible