Top 20 of 2014

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1.
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
2.
Boyhood (2014)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
 
3.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
3.
Nightcrawler (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (117 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
 
5.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
6.
What If (2013)
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Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
7.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
8.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
9.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
 
10.
Chef (2014)
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A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
11.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
12.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
13.
St. Vincent (2014)
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A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (102 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
14.
Gone Girl (2014)
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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
15.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
16.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
16.
Marvellous (2014 TV Movie)
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The life of Neil Baldwin, a man who has shrugged off his perceived limitations to live an incredible life. (90 mins.)
Director: Julian Farino
 
18.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
19.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
 
19.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson