Movies I went to see in theaters in 2014

3rd conssecutive year of theater going lists! Enjoy
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1.
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
 
2.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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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
 
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.)
 
4.
American Hustle (2013)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (138 mins.)
 
5.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
 
6.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
 
7.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. (105 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
8.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
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Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. (92 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
 
9.
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
10.
Winter's Tale (2014)
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A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. (118 mins.)
Director: Akiva Goldsman
 
11.
RoboCop (2014)
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In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. (117 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
12.
Labor Day (2013)
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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. (111 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
13.
Lone Survivor (2013)
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Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
14.
The Monuments Men (2014)
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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. (118 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
15.
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
16.
Pompeii (2014)
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A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. (105 mins.)
 
17.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. (102 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
18.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
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The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. (92 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
 
19.
Non-Stop (2014)
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An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes. (106 mins.)
 
20.
Need for Speed (2014)
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Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. (132 mins.)
Director: Scott Waugh
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Rio 2 (2014)
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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. (101 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
 
23.
Divergent (2014)
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In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. (139 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
24.
Noah (2014)
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Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
25.
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
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While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. (107 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
 
26.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
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When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
27.
Sabotage (2014)
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Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
28.
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
 
29.
Neighbors (2014)
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After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down. (97 mins.)
 
30.
Godzilla (2014)
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The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
31.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
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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
 
32.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
33.
Walk of Shame (2014)
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A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
 
34.
Maleficent (2014)
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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. (97 mins.)
 
35.
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
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As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. (116 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
 
36.
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
 
37.
Enemy (2013)
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A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
 
38.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
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Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. (165 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
39.
Transcendence (2014)
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A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. (119 mins.)
Director: Wally Pfister
 
40.
Chef (2014)
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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
41.
Bad Words (2013)
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A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. (89 mins.)
Director: Jason Bateman
 
42.
Locke (2013)
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence. (85 mins.)
Director: Steven Knight
 
43.
3 Days to Kill (2014)
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A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. (117 mins.)
Director: McG
 
44.
Blended (2014)
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After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. (117 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
45.
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
 
46.
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
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When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down. (83 mins.)
 
47.
22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
 
48.
Sex Tape (2014)
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A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. (94 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
49.
Snowpiercer (2013)
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Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
 
50.
Hercules (2014)
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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
51.
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
 
52.
The Expendables 3 (2014)
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Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. (126 mins.)
Director: Patrick Hughes
 
53.
Lucy (2014)
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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (89 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
54.
The Maze Runner (2014)
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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape. (113 mins.)
Director: Wes Ball
 
55.
Dracula Untold (2014)
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As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. (92 mins.)
Director: Gary Shore
 
56.
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
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Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. (114 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
 
57.
The November Man (2014)
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An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
58.
The Equalizer (2014)
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A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
59.
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
 
60.
The Judge (2014)
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Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (141 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
61.
The Boxtrolls (2014)
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A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (96 mins.)
 
62.
Let's Be Cops (2014)
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Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. (104 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
 
63.
Fury (2014)
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A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945. (134 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
64.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
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When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home. (101 mins.)
 
65.
Interstellar (2014)
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
 
66.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
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Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (81 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
67.
Into the Storm (2014)
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Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. (89 mins.)
Director: Steven Quale
 
68.
Nightcrawler (2014)
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When Louis Bloom, a con 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. (118 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
 
69.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (123 mins.)
 
70.
John Wick (2014)
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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. (101 mins.)
Director: Chad Stahelski
 
71.
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
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Twenty years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption. (109 mins.)
 
72.
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
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Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. (92 mins.)
 
73.
Serena (2014)
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
74.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
75.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
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Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. (98 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
76.
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
 
77.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
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The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (102 mins.)
 
78.
The Babadook (2014)
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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
 
79.
The Interview (2014)
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Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission. (112 mins.)
 
80.
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. (108 mins.)
Director: Sean Anders
 
81.
The Lego Movie (2014)
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An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. (100 mins.)
 
82.
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
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Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Johnson