2014 Chronicle of The Cinema

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1. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 405,880 | Gross: $350.13M

2. Dancing Arabs (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Razi Gabareen, Yaël Abecassis, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 1,542 | Gross: $0.28M

3. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 317,765 | Gross: $25.38M

4. The Dinner (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Tensions between two brothers and their families escalate when a video of two teenagers, possibly son of one brother and daughter of the other, beating a homeless woman to death, shows up.

Director: Ivano De Matteo | Stars: Alessandro Gassmann, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio, Barbora Bobulova

Votes: 1,320 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Force Majeure (2014)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren

Votes: 42,471 | Gross: $1.36M

6. Foxcatcher (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 126,838 | Gross: $12.10M

7. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 105,944 | Gross: $0.33M

8. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 627,851 | Gross: $91.13M

9. Jersey Boys (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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: 30,661 | Gross: $47.03M

10. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 43,801 | Gross: $1.09M

11. Life Itself (2014)

R | 121 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 14,165 | Gross: $0.81M

12. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 43,713 | Gross: $3.49M

13. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 140,367 | Gross: $10.62M

14. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,493 | Gross: $1.34M

15. Still the Water (2014)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Nijirô Murakami, Junko Abe, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 2,336

16. Tales (2014)

88 min | Drama

A series of seven vignettes about different people dealing with their every day problems in modern day Iran, that are loosely related to each other.

Director: Rakhshan Banietemad | Stars: Habib Rezaei, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Golab Adineh

Votes: 1,070

17. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 365,951 | Gross: $35.89M

18. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 153,779 | Gross: $3.11M

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

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

75 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: 626,934 | Gross: $233.92M

20. Selma (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 78,401 | Gross: $52.08M

21. The Divine Move (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime

A professional baduk player infiltrates his local underground gambling scene to avenge his brother's death.

Director: Beom-gu Cho | Stars: Kil-kang Ahn, Sung-Ki Ahn, Greg Chun, Marc Diraison

Votes: 1,740

22. My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

Director: Mo-young Jin | Stars: Byeong-man Jo, Gye-yeol Kang

Votes: 522 | Gross: $0.09M

23. The Fatal Encounter (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Drama

King Jeongjo (Hyun-Bin) attempts to protect his royal powers from the conflict of two factions: Noron and Soron.

Director: J.Q. Lee | Stars: Hyun Bin, Jae-yeong Jeong, Jung-suk Jo, Eun-chae Jung

Votes: 877

24. Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama

Go-ni's nephew, Ham Dae-gil, enters the gambling underworld only to be used as a scapegoat in a deal gone wrong. Now he's planning his revenge by entering one big fatal game.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Seung-Hyun Choi, Se-Kyung Shin, Yoon-seok Kim, Hae-jin Yoo

Votes: 1,704 | Gross: $0.25M

25. Ode to My Father (2014)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, War

Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy's vow to take care of his family marked the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning 60 years.

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Yunjin Kim, Dal-su Oh, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $2.30M

26. Miss Granny (2014)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 74-year-old widow realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. She mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Eun-kyung Shim, Moon-hee Na, In-hwan Park, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 2,436

27. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Drama, History

Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jinwoong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 9,001 | Gross: $2.59M

28. Wild Life (2014)

102 min | Drama

Paco and Nora once were an ideally matched couple. Both loved nature, nomadic or semi-nomadic life and agreed to raise their children far from the corruption of the consumer society. But ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu

Votes: 537

29. Silent Heart (2014)

97 min | Drama

Three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother's wish to die before her disease worsens gets harder to handle as old conflicts come to the surface.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Morten Grunwald

Votes: 1,443

30. Magical Girl (2014)

127 min | Drama, Thriller

The father of a terminally ill girl is determined to grant his daughter's last wish, a ridiculously expensive collectors' costume from a Japanese TV series. The request will drive him into a journey within his city's dark underbelly.

Director: Carlos Vermut | Stars: José Sacristán, Marina Andruix, Raimundo de los Reyes, Lucía Pollán

Votes: 5,084

31. Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)

97 min | Drama, Romance

Thirty-year-old Alice's occupation is rather unusual for a woman : she works as an engineer on a freighter. She loves her job and does it competently but even in a greasy blue overall a ... See full summary »

Director: Lucie Borleteau | Stars: Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Listen Up Philip (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Ross Perry | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 5,781 | Gross: $0.14M

33. Horse Money (2014)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

84 Metascore

"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Benvindo Tavares

Votes: 1,141

34. From What Is Before (2014)

TV-MA | 338 min | Drama

88 Metascore

The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Perry Dizon, Roeder, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel

Votes: 467

35. All Yours (2014)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Argentine hustler finds himself in a love triangle with a portly Belgian baker and the baker's comely employee.

Director: David Lambert | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Monia Chokri, Augustin Legrand

Votes: 277

36. The Postman's White Nights (2014)

90 min | Drama

83 Metascore

The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Aleksey Tryapitsyn, Irina Ermolova, Timur Bondarenko, Viktor Kolobkov

Votes: 1,431

37. Hungry Hearts (2014)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

48 Metascore

The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.

Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Brandon Reiss

Votes: 3,847

38. Black Sea (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall

Votes: 32,371 | Gross: $1.17M

39. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 430,746 | Gross: $25.44M

40. A Most Violent Year (2014)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 60,803 | Gross: $5.74M

41. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 46,524 | Gross: $1.27M

42. 100 Yen Love (2014)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô, Miyoko Inagawa

Votes: 1,267

43. 1001 Grams (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

65 Metascore

When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Hildegun Riise, Stein Winge

Votes: 1,317

44. 24 Days (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 580

45. Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik

Votes: 16,121

46. Alive Inside (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,808 | Gross: $0.15M

47. Backcountry (I) (2014)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

62 Metascore

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

Votes: 16,275

48. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller