Dr. Diane Howard's Top Ten Movies for 2014by dhoward-9 | created - 26 Jan 2015 | updated - 26 Jan 2015 | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her top ten movies for content and artistry for 2014.
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1. Son of God (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Votes: 17,107 | Gross: $59.70M
2. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 124,722 | Gross: $115.64M
PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 418,372 | Gross: $255.12M
4. The Giver (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 101,376 | Gross: $45.09M
5. Heaven Is for Real (2014)
PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Votes: 23,437 | Gross: $91.44M
7. The Monuments Men (2014)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, War
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Votes: 114,039 | Gross: $78.03M
8. Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family
The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Votes: 7,160 | Gross: $42.02M
9. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Votes: 27,770 | Gross: $51.18M
10. Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.
Votes: 14,578 | Gross: $59.17M