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The Best Movies of 2014

Updated November 18, 2020 38.8k votes 5.1k voters 199.5k views118 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters 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 Galaxy1
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the...  more
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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier2
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel...  more
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  • American Sniper3
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and...  more
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  • Interstellar4
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher...  more
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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past5
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

    Released2014

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman,...  more
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  • Gone Girl6
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    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted...  more
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  • Big Hero 67
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

    Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by...  more
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  • The Lego Movie8
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    The Lego Movie

    Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Miller, Chris McKay, Phil Lord

    The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and...  more
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  • Edge of Tomorrow9
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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt

    Released2014

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film directed by Doug...  more
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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes10
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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves...  more
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  • Whiplash11
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    Whiplash

    J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

    Released2014

    Directed byDamien Chazelle

    Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A promising young drummer...  more
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  • How to Train Your Dragon 212
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    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

    Released2014

    Directed byDean DeBlois

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by...  more
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  • 22 Jump Street13
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    22 Jump Street

    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris

    Released2014

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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  • Nightcrawler14
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    Nightcrawler

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

    Released2014

    Directed byDan Gilroy

    Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy in...  more
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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies15
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter...  more
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  • John Wick16
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    John Wick

    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Leitch, Chad Stahelski

    John Wick is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch....  more
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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 117
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure...  more
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  • The Imitation Game18
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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

    The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a...  more
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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel19
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Bill Murray, Jude Law

    Released2014

    Directed byWes Anderson

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by...  more
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  • The Equalizer20
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    The Equalizer

    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2014

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine...  more
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  • Maleficent21
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    Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

    Released2014

    Directed byRobert Stromberg

    Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired...  more
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  • Birdman22
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    Birdman

    Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

    Released2014

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

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  • Fury23
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    Fury

    Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf

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    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Fury is a 2014 American film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt)...  more
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  • The Maze Runner24
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    The Maze Runner

    Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien

    Released2014

    Directed byWes Ball

    The Maze Runner is a 2014 American science fiction dystopian action thriller film directed by...  more
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  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb25
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    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Released2014

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by...  more
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