Best to Worst of 2014

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1. Men, Women & Children (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner

Votes: 26,147 | Gross: $0.46M

One of the best I've seen, showing us people's lives when attached to social media.

2. Whiplash (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 531,191 | Gross: $13.09M

Never have I seen a film this year as intense as this one. Such rhythm, such passion, such dedication, such energy.

3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 471,742 | Gross: $42.34M

A film that satirizes superhero films, and showing us the corruption of movie stars and criticism in general. Michael Keaton gives his best performance ever in a film.

4. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,144,072 | Gross: $188.02M

Christopher Nolan's finest work.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 817,985 | Gross: $333.18M

Marvel Studios keeps getting better and better!

6. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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69 Metascore

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Votes: 289,153 | Gross: $124.87M

One of the sleeper hits of the year.

7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 360,407 | Gross: $202.85M

In the beginning, there was doubt...but this managed to replace that doubt with extreme enjoyment.

8. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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62 Metascore

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

Votes: 119,918 | Gross: $16.17M

Mark Ruffalo, Kiera Knightely, and James Corden at their absolute best!

9. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 249,597 | Gross: $177.00M

A fantastic family film, brilliant sequel, and fantastically animated movie. One of the best I've ever seen.

10. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 331,226 | Gross: $222.53M

Within this Neo-Renaissance era Disney has going on, I'm going to be looking forward to whatever comes next. I do hope that this gets a sequel.

11. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 281,301 | Gross: $257.76M

Great humor, exciting gags, and the first thing Lego related I've liked since childhood.

12. Jersey Boys (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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54 Metascore

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 28,212 | Gross: $47.03M

One of the first Broadway musical movies that puts the focus more on the characters and story, than performing songs.

13. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 69,583 | Gross: $14.48M

The most tame that Tim Burton has ever been, and among his best films.

14. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 148,848 | Gross: $0.92M

Original, frightening, and an actual horror film, "The Babadook" is probably going to gain more of a cult following as time goes on, which I'm hoping for dearly.

15. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 685,856 | Gross: $167.77M

One of David Fincher's finest works.

16. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 361,663 | Gross: $32.38M

Slick, dark, exciting, and inventive.

17. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 214,964 | Gross: $4.56M

This is a film that was given limited release, and deserved better treatment.

18. Wild (I) (2014)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 102,092 | Gross: $37.88M

Reese Witherspoon gives one of the best performances of the year, and is deserving of its nominations.

19. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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70 Metascore

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.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 579,875 | Gross: $259.77M

America, *beep* yeah!

20. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

Votes: 571,806 | Gross: $59.10M

Wes Anderson manages to bring forth another visually captivating film.

21. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 351,458 | Gross: $337.14M

For a film that's split into two parts, it manages to do a good job at being a stand alone film in and of itself.

22. Fury (2014)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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64 Metascore

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Votes: 352,047 | Gross: $85.82M

Intense, gruesome, and all around entertaining, "Fury" is definitely a great film.

23. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 578,089 | Gross: $233.92M

It's arguably the best of the X-Men films.

24. Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 133,175 | Gross: $54.45M

Loved it more than the first film, especially with it's twists and turns with Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine.

25. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 129,672 | Gross: $13.76M

Visually stunning, and just as good as the first film.

26. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 374,301 | Gross: $43.04M

An action film that kicks more ass than I was expecting it to.

27. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 221,284 | Gross: $92.17M

It doesn't focus on action, but rather sets the tone more on the suspense, thrills, and mystery.

28. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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71 Metascore

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.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

Votes: 296,861 | Gross: $191.72M

It's a sequel to a film that I didn't like...and yet, this one had me laughing all the way through the movie.

29. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Votes: 17,783 | Gross: $30.51M

The film manages to be a well made take on the life of James Brown, to it's best efforts.

30. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 367,053 | Gross: $208.55M

If it wasn't for Andy Serkis, this film would have not been that investing.

31. Veronica Mars (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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62 Metascore

Years after walking away from her past as a young private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion, in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

Director: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell

Votes: 44,705 | Gross: $3.32M

Much like the show, it's smart, calculative, and entertaining.

32. Dracula Untold (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Shore | Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson

Votes: 155,471 | Gross: $56.28M

A slick and interesting take on an iconic monster.

33. The Book of Life (2014)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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67 Metascore

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez | Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman

Votes: 54,829 | Gross: $50.15M

A good film with some of the most fascinating animation I've seen this year.

34. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 248,964 | Gross: $150.16M

Very funny!

35. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 27,017 | Gross: $51.18M

While not as good as "The Muppets," this film does still keep up the strong humor and charm that the Muppets are known for.

36. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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53 Metascore

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.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith | Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon

Votes: 67,919 | Gross: $83.35M

With the idea they set up with in the previous Madagascar films, they finally embrace the idea they had and give them a spin-off.

And it turns out to be a pretty damn good movie.

37. Top Five (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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81 Metascore

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart

Votes: 23,807 | Gross: $25.28M

A very funny film, and one of the best from Chris Rock.

38. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 407,733 | Gross: $255.12M

Enjoyed it fine.

39. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 328,798 | Gross: $200.68M

Enjoyable

40. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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71 Metascore

A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 501,892 | Gross: $100.21M

The premise is really interesting.

41. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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44 Metascore

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.

Director: Seth MacFarlane | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 151,184 | Gross: $43.14M

While not as good as "Ted," I still enjoy what jokes do work, and even the song numbers.

42. The Interview (II) (2014)

R | 112 min | Comedy

6.6
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52 Metascore

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.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 271,937 | Gross: $6.11M

One of the most controversial movies of the past few years. But I managed to like it fine.

43. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 29,008 | Gross: $85.91M

A remake of a film I don't like, based on a musical I don't like, done in a style I don't like...and it turned out to be a really big surprise for me.

44. The Expendables 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.1
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35 Metascore

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.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 145,183 | Gross: $39.32M

It's fun. That's all I ask for.

45. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 196,812 | Gross: $58.61M

A surprisingly decent remake.

46. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

Votes: 53,617 | Gross: $111.51M

A film that actually manages to be loyal to its cartoon predecessor, and also works fine as a stand alone film.

47. Oculus (I) (2013)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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61 Metascore

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 98,506 | Gross: $27.70M

Who would have thought the WWE Studios could make a good movie? This was a surprise.

48. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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50 Metascore

Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 113,209 | Gross: $71.96M

A rare moment when Hollywood actually listens to what the public wants.

49. If I Stay (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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46 Metascore

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 98,570 | Gross: $50.47M

While a bit slow, it more than makes up for it with its cinematography and acting.

50. Wish I Was Here (2014)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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43 Metascore

A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Kate Hudson

Votes: 32,887 | Gross: $3.59M

It has it's flaws, but I managed to like it.

51. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 47,599 | Gross: $50.84M

Imaginative, but no where near as good as ParaNorman or Coraline.

52. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

Votes: 248,042 | Gross: $106.58M

It's stupid, cheesy, bloody...but it was entertaining.

53. Divergent (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

Votes: 377,998 | Gross: $150.95M

An actually pretty decent movie.

54. The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 358,357 | Gross: $102.43M

It's tense, but the ending feels a bit forced and flawed.

55. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

Votes: 76,715 | Gross: $30.70M

meh...

56. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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36 Metascore

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.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden

Votes: 109,891 | Gross: $86.21M

It's alright.

57. Let's Be Cops (2014)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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30 Metascore

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.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev

Votes: 116,527 | Gross: $82.39M

Clever premise, not as many jokes.

58. Tammy (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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39 Metascore

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney

Votes: 40,902 | Gross: $84.53M

I think people may have been expecting too much.

59. Into the Woods (2014)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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69 Metascore

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt

Votes: 115,359 | Gross: $128.00M

As someone who's seen and performed this show, it's hard to really find a proper balance on how to judge this movie.

60. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 268,715 | Gross: $245.44M

It's so damn long...but it could have been way worse.

61. Hercules (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 127,830 | Gross: $72.69M

Ratner...

62. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 98,764 | Gross: $45.09M

Questionable.

63. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.7
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40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Goûchy Boy

Votes: 35,510 | Gross: $20.29M

If the film was R rated, then I could see it justified a bit.

64. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

Votes: 373,987 | Gross: $126.66M

It's an odd one, I'll say that.

65. Unbroken (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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59 Metascore

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 121,298 | Gross: $115.64M

"Unbroken" is a film that had the potential to be great...but, MAN did it waste that potential!

66. I, Frankenstein (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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30 Metascore

Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Virginie Le Brun

Votes: 71,921 | Gross: $19.08M

Well, that was dumb.

67. Tusk (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.4
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55 Metascore

A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez

Votes: 36,481 | Gross: $1.82M

Nothing but sheer uncomfortable moment after moment.

68. Annabelle (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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37 Metascore

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

Votes: 105,603 | Gross: $84.27M

As a predecessor to "The Conjuring" and a horror film on its own, it fails.

69. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 193,745 | Gross: $23.02M

I can understand it's difficult to transition from cinematographer to director, especially after being under the wing of Christopher Nolan, but I think Wally Pfister does need some more experience.

70. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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31 Metascore

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Votes: 184,234 | Gross: $191.20M

Ugh...

71. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy

Votes: 60,101 | Gross: $30.58M

Boring and wasteful.

72. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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42 Metascore

When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Gloria Sandoval

Votes: 34,997 | Gross: $32.46M

Incredibly dull.

73. Vampire Academy (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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31 Metascore

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 46,335 | Gross: $7.79M

Much like R.I.P.D, it's incredibly unoriginal and horribly paced.

74. Ouija (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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38 Metascore

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Director: Stiles White | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos

Votes: 40,367 | Gross: $50.86M

Without a doubt the worst film from both Platinum Dunes AND Hasbro.

75. The Legend of Hercules (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.2
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22 Metascore

The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee

Votes: 48,412 | Gross: $18.85M

For a film in 2014 with a budget of $70 million, it looks like complete garbage, and it was.

Looks like "Hercules in New York" isn't the worst Hercules movie anymore.

76. Earth to Echo (2014)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.8
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53 Metascore

After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

Director: Dave Green | Stars: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt

Votes: 16,968 | Gross: $38.92M

Even if it wasn't found footage, it's garbage regardless.

77. The Identical (2014)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music

5.1
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25 Metascore

Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock 'n' roll star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.

Director: Dustin Marcellino | Stars: Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $2.82M

What in the hell was this?

78. Sex Tape (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper

Votes: 94,112 | Gross: $38.54M

*beep* you, Hollywood.

79. Endless Love (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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30 Metascore

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick

Votes: 35,435 | Gross: $23.39M

It's a remake of a poor adaption of a great book.

Not only is the original better, this film turns out as one the worst remakes ever made, if not THE worst.

80. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 282,585 | Gross: $241.41M

This completely misses the point and is nothing but a complete mess of a film that hardly has any character to it.