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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

1,148 587
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Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

1,285 634
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WarrenMitchell added Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

1,164 608
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Interstellar Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

732 551
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Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

1,035 628
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The Lego Movie Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie

749 583
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The Grand Budapest Hotel Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

786 390
American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

839 589
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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

491 343
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The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong

877 404
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Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez

869 555
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

609 555
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Birdman Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

898 606
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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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472 340
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Whiplash J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Miles Teller

530 388
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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

668 376
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

831 546
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

724 648
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Divergent Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd

463 459
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Boyhood Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

399 309
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lendiggy added The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd

438 347
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John Wick Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki

420 231
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

617 527
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The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

546 411
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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

325 252
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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

528 545
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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355 399
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Chef Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr.

185 219
Selma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
Selma Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr.

275 357
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MikeTonds added Non-Stop Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong'o

273 326
Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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166 241
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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MattBryant added The Interview Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen

289 401
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Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

36 39
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189 198
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147 292
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Wild Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

204 262
The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2014
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232 301
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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

281 334
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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

202 267
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WillowHalverson added The Giver Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Meryl Streep