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Best of 2014

A collection of the best films (that I've seen) to be released in 2014. Some of these technically came out in 2013, but hey, distribution ain't that easy.

These films are judged first on story, then cinematography and composition, acting, tone and emotional impact.

While this list is long, it does not represent my most favorite to least favorite, it's simply the best films to come out this year (that I've seen) in the order of how much I enjoyed them.

I assure you, the last film on this list is still one I would rave about.

  • Birdman

    1

  • Under the Skin

    2

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    3

  • Nymphomaniac

    4

  • Borgman

    5

  • Inherent Vice

    6

  • Whiplash

    7

  • Nightcrawler

    8

  • Boyhood

    9

  • Big Bad Wolves

    10

  • Gone Girl

    11

  • Fury

    12

  • Interstellar

    13

  • The Raid 2

    14

  • Chef

    15

  • Cold in July

    16

  • John Wick

    17

  • The Babadook

    18

  • The Frame

    19

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    20

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    21

  • Life Itself

    22

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    23

  • Snowpiercer

    24

  • Predestination

    25

  • The Drop

    26

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    27

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    28

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    29

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    30

  • Locke

    31

  • Starred Up

    32

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    33

  • Enemy

    34

  • Dear White People

    35

  • The Imitation Game

    36

  • Wish I Was Here

    37

  • The Congress

    38

  • Foxcatcher

    39

  • The Lego Movie

    40

  • 22 Jump Street

    41

  • Noah

    42

  • The Double

    43

  • Coherence

    44

  • Stretch

    45

  • The Zero Theorem

    46

  • The Rover

    47

  • Horns

    48

  • Maps to the Stars

    49

  • Starry Eyes

    50