A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.


James Gunn
130 ( 19)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pratt ... Peter Quill
Zoe Saldana ... Gamora
Dave Bautista ... Drax
Vin Diesel ... Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper ... Rocket (voice)
Lee Pace ... Ronan
Michael Rooker ... Yondu Udonta
Karen Gillan ... Nebula
Djimon Hounsou ... Korath
John C. Reilly ... Corpsman Dey
Glenn Close ... Nova Prime
Benicio Del Toro ... The Collector
Laura Haddock ... Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn ... Kraglin / On Set Rocket
Peter Serafinowicz ... Denarian Saal

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After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the galaxy. Written by James Hake

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From the studio that brought you "The Avengers". See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Debuted in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 in January 1969. Dave Bautista was born on January 18, 1969. See more »


After Ronan's ship crashes and Quill/Star Load gets the Infinity Stone, Gamora takes one of the "spare" orbs and slaps it down on the Stone in Quill's hand. She does not open the orb, she just slaps it on top of the Stone and the Stone magically jumps inside the still closed orb. See more »


[first lines]
Grandpa: Peter. Your momma wants to speak with you. Come on, Pete, take these fool things off.
[takes headphones]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No raccoons or tree creatures were harmed during the making of this film." See more »


Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Immy's review : A classic
19 August 2020 | by heyimmyxSee all my reviews

As someone who is not a fan of Marvel nor superhero movies, I really enjoyed this film. Despite its recycled plot, what makes this stand out from the other generic movies is the loveable and refreshing characters, the killer music, and the distinct and unique design and atmosphere. The main characters were fascinatingly individual, separating themselves from the other more dull and shallow characters I've seen in superhero movies. They had a infectious and heartwarming dynamic together, which created something very moving to watch, as we witness five very different people try and get along, evoking chaos and some hilarious conflicts. The way they were introduced was genius, as what turns from them plotting against each other, turns into them teaming up and helping one another. The characters were genuinely loveable, especially the mischievous Rocket, and the sweet and selfless Groot, who you instantly fall in love with. The movie had the perfect blend of comedy and drama, knowing exactly when to throw in a joke, and not being afraid to add some lighthearted humour to the serious scenes. What's great about this movie is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, and almost has a satirical tone to the 'Superhero' genre. Every dramatic moment became something funny, and so the movie didn't become this overly melo-dramatic and cliche superhero film. It knew when to tone it down. That's why it worked for someone like me who can't take the superhero movies seriously. The soundtrack was legendary, providing a mix of glam rock and roll and hardcore rock, creating a fun and thrilling atmosphere, and really evoking a sense of 'epicness'. Finally, the CGI was incredibly realistic and aesthetically compelling, producing a beautiful yet distinct backdrop for the characters. Overall, this movie is a fun, witty and heartwarming experience with excellent music, effects and a genuine and heartfelt core. Highly recommend!

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Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,320,883, 3 August 2014

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