The Watchlist of Some Interesting Movies of 2014 (Regularly Updated)

by tomas-161-121355 | created - 06 Jun 2014 | updated - 01 Apr 2016 | Public

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1. Aimer, boire et chanter (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,084

2. Party Girl (I) (2014)

96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married.

Directors: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis | Stars: Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis

Votes: 960

3. Miss Julie (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Samantha Morton, Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Nora McMenamy

Votes: 4,443

4. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 33,572 | Gross: $2.44M

5. 99 Homes (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown

Votes: 25,749 | Gross: $1.41M

6. Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 5,581

7. 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: 3,654

8. The Keeping Room (2014)

R | 95 min | Drama, Western

58 Metascore

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three women must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Muna Otaru

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Qin ai de (2014)

128 min | Drama

A story centered around a divorced couple living in a southern Chinese city Shenzhen and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Wei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong, Lei Hao

Votes: 1,694

10. Rosewater (2014)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

Director: Jon Stewart | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer

Votes: 9,706 | Gross: $3.13M

11. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,611 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,090 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Anime nere (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

Director: Francesco Munzi | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Votes: 2,327 | Gross: $0.10M

14. Effie Gray (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson

Votes: 3,455 | Gross: $0.34M

15. Beloved Sisters (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

66 Metascore

The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner

Votes: 1,243 | Gross: $0.05M

16. 1001 Gram (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: 1,238

17. Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku (2014)

120 min | Drama

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Director: Mipo Oh | Stars: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 402

18. Kurmanjan datka (2014)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The relevant epic story of the strong-willed, courageous and independent woman before her time, Kurmanjan, who is revered to this day for her diplomacy for saving her nation from complete destruction when the Russians invaded.

Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz | Stars: Elina Abai Kyzy, Nasira Mambetova, Aziz Muradillayev, Adilet Usubaliyev

Votes: 3,221

19. Pretty Rosebud (2014)

81 min | Drama

A career woman stuck in an unhappy marriage struggles to find happiness living in a fishbowl, where cultural and religious traditions are smothering a woman dying to be free.

Director: Oscar Torre | Stars: Chuti Tiu, Kipp Shiotani, Dana Lee, Bel Hernandez

Votes: 385

20. Comet (2014)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple's six-year relationship.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Justin Long, Emmy Rossum, Kayla Servi, Eric Winter

Votes: 15,772

21. Arrête ou je continue (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. On a hike together one afternoon, Pomme declares her ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Fillières | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Brochet, Joséphine de La Baume

Votes: 399 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Watashi no otoko (2014)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

After losing everything in a tsunami, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by 26-year-old distant relative Jungo Kusarino. They live as father and daughter but share a profound sense of loss. Jungo... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Tadanobu Asano, Aoba Kawai, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 475

23. Brev til Kongen (2014)

75 min | Drama

Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. But we soon realize that each and every one of them has ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci

Votes: 220

24. Before I Disappear (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

47 Metascore

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley

Votes: 8,270 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Haganenet (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz, Gilles Ben-David

Votes: 822

27. Eat Your Bones (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Charles Hue | Stars: Frédéric Dorkel, Jason François, Michael Dauber, Moïse Dorkel

Votes: 389

28. De behandeling (2014)

Not Rated | 131 min | Mystery, Thriller

Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Herbots | Stars: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche, Laura Verlinden

Votes: 6,943

29. Man from Reno (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

69 Metascore

A mystery outside of San Francisco brings together small-town sheriff Paul Del Moral, Japanese author Aki Akahori, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.

Director: Dave Boyle | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuyo Shiba

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.09M

30. Gett (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

90 Metascore

After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.

Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger

Votes: 5,372 | Gross: $0.99M

31. Hyena (I) (2014)

Unrated | 112 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?

Director: Gerard Johnson | Stars: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski

Votes: 2,472

32. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 3,340

33. H. (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.

Directors: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia | Stars: Robin Bartlett, Rebecca Dayan, Will Janowitz, Julian Gamble

Votes: 438

34. Xenia (2014)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou, Marisha Triantafyllidou

Votes: 3,068 | Gross: $0.00M

35. The Search (III) (2014)

135 min | Drama, War

37 Metascore

A French woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a lost young boy in war-torn Chechnya in 1999.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Annette Bening, Maksim Emelyanov, Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev

Votes: 2,161

36. Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

66 Metascore

There are places you go, where the things you do will matter to a lot of people. Then there are places you will go, where the things you will do matter only to a very few. But to those few, they will matter - a lot.

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman

Votes: 399

37. 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: 5,610 | Gross: $0.14M

38. The Trip to Italy (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan

Votes: 13,338 | Gross: $2.87M

39. Mula sa kung ano ang noon (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: 434

40. Bird People (2014)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.

Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier, Roschdy Zem, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 2,704 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Amour Fou (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 1,178 | Gross: $0.01M

42. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Director: James Napier Robertson | Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson

Votes: 5,037 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Tu Dors Nicole (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

While her parents are away, a young woman and her friend are hanging out for the summer, and are joined by her brother and his bandmates.

Director: Stéphane Lafleur | Stars: Julianne Côté, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine, Luc Senay, Anne-Renée Duhaime

Votes: 1,834

44. Lucifer (I) (2014)

110 min | Drama

On his downfall from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer passes through the earthly paradise, a village in Mexico, and start playing with its citizens' lives.

Director: Gust Van den Berghe | Stars: María Acosta, Jeronimo Soto Bravo, Norma Pablo, Gabino Rodríguez

Votes: 242

45. Ukkili kamshat (2014)

100 min | Drama

Two Kazakh brothers are about to lose their ancestral tumbledown house to corruption and nepotism while their little sister loses her capacity to breathe and their mother loses her mind.

Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov | Stars: Yerbolat Yerzhan, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zainalova, Bauyrzhan Kaptagai

Votes: 107

46. The Sublime and Beautiful (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

David Conrad is a college professor and sometimes philanderer raising three children in a small Kansas suburb with his wife Kelly. When sudden tragedy strikes the family in the days before ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Robbins | Stars: Blake Robbins, Laura Kirk, Matthew Del Negro, Anastasia Baranova

Votes: 217

47. As It Is in Heaven (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

71 Metascore

After the death of the Prophet, a man is called to lead his small religious sect as they anxiously await the end of the world they were promised.

Director: Joshua Overbay | Stars: Todd Bagley, Shannon Kathleen Baker, Luke Beavers, Kassandra Botts

Votes: 72 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Emrouz (2014)

88 min | Drama

A taxi driver takes a young woman at a small Iranian hospital. As long as he gets there he realizes that he must take crucial decisions that may change his life.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Soheila Golestani, Roozbeh Hesari, Ashkan Jenabi, Hesam Mahmoudi

Votes: 572

49. Red Rose (I) (2014)

87 min | Drama, Romance