Watched in 2014by rickumali | created - 23 Mar 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2015 | Public
Movies from 2014.
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1. Divergent (2014)
PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 387,505 | Gross: $150.95M
Decent adaptation, and good action! Saw this with Mia and Jenn at Burlington AMC. 03-23-2014.
2. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 317,921 | Gross: $27.11M
Awesome awesome! They took a work that defied adaptation, and made it work. Awesome. 04-06-2014.
3. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 373,802 | Gross: $107.10M
An engrossing and gripping thriller. Very realistic! 04-11-2014.
4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 254,056 | Gross: $198.68M
Finally watched this epic with Jenn! A sweeping but sad story! 05-01-2014.
5. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 526,230 | Gross: $145.00M
This is an action movie that exceeds every expectation. Completely and totally awesome. 08-07-2014.
6. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 549,470 | Gross: $56.67M
Powerful! I had just finished reading the book, and the movie complements it. A worthy Best Picture winner. 08-30-2014.
7. The Maze Runner (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 372,255 | Gross: $102.43M
Fast and exciting! Saw this with Mia. 09-21-2014.
8. 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: 68,391 | Gross: $6.26M
Captivating. Watched this while I was 'working from home.' Not a lot of emotional content, except for the end. 09-23-2014.
9. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 512,043 | Gross: $124.99M
This is an incredible visual experience. And a haunting emotional story. A master work by a master craftsman, Ang Lee. 10-04-2014.
10. Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 69,874 | Gross: $83.35M
Very funny movie! Jenn, Mia and I saw this at the Capitol. 11-29-2014.
11. Big Hero 6 (2014)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 346,487 | Gross: $222.53M
Fun ride! Emotional too! Jenn, Mia and I saw this in Burlington. 12-26-2014.
12. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 601,381 | Gross: $59.10M
Jenn and I watched this over two evenings. Nutty! Bizarre. We'll never forget Boy with Apple. 12-31-2014.