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The Best Movies of 2014

Updated November 18, 2020 38.5k votes 5.1k voters 199.7k 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 Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    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 Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel...  more

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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
    American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and...  more

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    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey
    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher...  more

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman,...  more

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    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris
    Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted...  more

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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph
    Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by...  more

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    The Lego Movie

    Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell
    The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and...  more

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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
    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 Apes

    James Franco, Gary Oldman
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves...  more

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    J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
    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 2

    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
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    22 Jump Street

    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris
    22 Jump Street is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller,...  more

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    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo
    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 Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly
    The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter...  more

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    John Wick

    Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe
    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 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure...  more

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Bill Murray, Jude Law
    The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by...  more

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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch
    The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a...  more

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    The Equalizer

    Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz
    The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine...  more

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    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
    Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired...  more

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    Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014...  more

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    Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf
    Fury is a 2014 American film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt)...  more

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    The Maze Runner

    Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien
    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 Tomb

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by...  more