2014 Films Worth Seeingby Frosty_Critic | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 06 Jun 2015 | Public
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1. Sand Castles (2014)
Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
3. Blue Jasmine (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...
Votes: 175,458 | Gross: $33.41M
4. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 390,545 | Gross: $27.30M
5. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Votes: 408,240 | Gross: $150.12M
7. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
8. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 70,163 | Gross: $1.01M
10. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Votes: 66,355 | Gross: $17.24M
13. Happy Christmas (2014)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
Votes: 6,961 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Hellion (2014)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »
Votes: 4,993 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Cold in July (2014)
R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
Votes: 31,185 | Gross: $0.41M
17. Web Junkie (2013)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese ... See full summary »
18. The Voices (2014)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
19. Little Accidents (2014)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.
21. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.
Votes: 10,644 | Gross: $0.62M
23. Low Down (2014)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.
Votes: 1,594 | Gross: $0.04M
24. Imperial Dreams (2014)
87 min | Drama
A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
25. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Votes: 13,587 | Gross: $1.43M
27. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
Votes: 36,091 | Gross: $5.28M
28. God's Pocket (2014)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss.
Votes: 9,793 | Gross: $0.10M
29. Wish I Was Here (2014)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.
Votes: 34,270 | Gross: $3.59M
30. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.
Votes: 78,167 | Gross: $1.88M
31. Locke (2013)
R | 85 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 116,387 | Gross: $1.36M
33. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Votes: 562,498 | Gross: $424.67M
34. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 11,016 | Gross: $4.95M
35. Frozen (I) (2013)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
Votes: 499,198 | Gross: $400.74M
36. About Time (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Votes: 250,496 | Gross: $15.32M
39. Bernie (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.
Votes: 52,776 | Gross: $9.20M
40. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
42. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Votes: 35,502 | Gross: $0.18M
44. All Is Lost (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Votes: 69,007 | Gross: $6.26M
45. After the Dark (2013)
R | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
46. The Final Member (2012)
R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum - the world's only Penis museum. Over 40 years, the founder and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,051 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary