Favorite Movies of 2014

by JohnFMars | created - 13 Jan 2015 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

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1. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 411,108 | Gross: $32.38M

2. It Follows (2014)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Director: David Robert Mitchell | Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

Votes: 186,098 | Gross: $14.67M

3. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 771,705 | Gross: $167.77M

4. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 469,054 | Gross: $43.04M

5. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 306,971 | Gross: $257.76M

6. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

Votes: 82,869 | Gross: $0.32M

7. Too Many Cooks (2014 TV Short)

TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.

Director: Chris 'Casper' Kelly | Stars: Ken DeLozier, Tara Ochs, Katelyn Nacon, Justin Scott

Votes: 3,354

8. The Voices (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

58 Metascore

A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 48,964

9. Housebound (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Harper

Votes: 29,928

10. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 355,551 | Gross: $200.68M

11. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

46 Metascore

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 142,149 | Gross: $13.76M

12. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 58,739 | Gross: $0.60M

13. Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise.

Director: Randall Lobb | Stars: Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman, Mark Askwith, Richard Rosenbaum

Votes: 797

14. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 22,323

15. Sabotage (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams

Votes: 55,973 | Gross: $10.51M

16. WolfCop (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror

As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

Director: Lowell Dean | Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind, Corinne Conley

Votes: 5,632

17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

31 Metascore

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Votes: 193,222 | Gross: $191.20M

18. Skin Trade (2014)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

39 Metascore

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests, NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White

Votes: 7,013 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Perfect Sisters (2014)

TV-MA | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.

Director: Stanley M. Brooks | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley, Mira Sorvino, James Russo

Votes: 5,820

20. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

21 Metascore

A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time he has left.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo

Votes: 19,785

21. The November Man (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

38 Metascore

An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 59,673 | Gross: $24.98M

22. Let Us Prey (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge

Votes: 8,297

23. A Perfect Christmas List (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

As a last wish, a recently hospitalized grandmother, Evie, tasks her daughter and granddaughter, Sara, with a list of festive accomplishments to do together before Christmas, hoping that ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Ellen Hollman, Beth Broderick, Aaron Hill, Richard Karn

Votes: 549

24. Animal (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator.

Director: Brett Simmons | Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye

Votes: 5,925

25. Christmas at Cartwright's (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A single mom gets a holiday job as a department store Santa to help boost her finances, and then an angel enters her life and brings about some positive changes, including the spark of a new romance.

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan, Wallace Shawn, T.J. McGibbon

Votes: 1,364

26. Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

29 Metascore

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director: Trevor White | Stars: Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods

Votes: 5,127

27. Correcting Christmas (2014 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A woman travels back one year in time to the Christmas before her broken engagement and tries to repair what went wrong. She discovers that this is a challenging undertaking.

Director: Tim O'Donnell | Stars: Kelly Overton, Michael Muhney, Gloria Loring, Mark Hutter

Votes: 893

29. JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge (2014 Video)

Short, Comedy

This was a contest run by funny or die website. In which recipients could edit and submit videos of Jean-Claude Van Damme made from a blue screen short trailer.

Director: Andy Maxwell | Stars: Nick Corirossi, Maggie Graber, Andrew Kramer, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 106

30. I, Frankenstein (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

30 Metascore

Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Virginie Le Brun

Votes: 75,331 | Gross: $19.08M

31. The Pyramid (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

24 Metascore

An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

Director: Grégory Levasseur | Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Christa Nicola

Votes: 21,704 | Gross: $2.76M

32. 1 Chance 2 Dance (2014)

G | 89 min | Drama, Family

When a seventeen-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted mid-semester of her senior year, she finds herself in a small East Coast high school where her heart will be divided between two boys, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Deyoe | Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Justin Ray, Rae Latt, Poonam Basu

Votes: 493

33. Preservation (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

44 Metascore

An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want to turn them all into trophies.

Director: Christopher Denham | Stars: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue

Votes: 5,087

34. Mercy (I) (2014)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney

Votes: 4,573

35. Heavenly Sword (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Heavenly Sword is a dramatic tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and ... See full summary »

Director: Gun Ho Jang | Stars: Anna Torv, Alfred Molina, Thomas Jane, Ashleigh Ball

Votes: 1,742

36. Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

Tom Sizemore stars in the most explosive Behind Enemy Lines yet! Seal Team 8 must fight their way through the Congo to defuse one of the greatest threats the world has ever known.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Oseyemi, Michael Everson

Votes: 2,713

37. Best Christmas Party Ever (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Jennie Stanton (Torrey DeVitto) throws the best Christmas parties every year for her company, Petra's Parties. Things are a little different this year, as Petra is retiring and looks to the... See full summary »

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Steve Lund, Linda Thorson, Kalinka Petrie

Votes: 1,484

38. Pelle Politibil på sporet (2013)

73 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Ploddy the Police Car stumbles on environmental criminals threatening rare animals when he is to meet the Crown princess.

Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Stars: Aerli Austen, Ashley Bril, Ash Crist, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 190

39. Christmas Icetastrophe (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A meteorite brings ice and freezing temperatures, which threatens to harm the residents of a small town at Christmas.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Victor Webster, Jennifer Spence, Richard Harmon, Tiera Skovbye

Votes: 1,079

40. The Secret Santa (2014 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A journalist intrigued by some unexplained events during Christmas time goes looking for Santa Claus.

Director: Geoffrey Madeja | Stars: Annabel Armour, Charlie Babbo, Brian Boland, Christy Bonstell

Votes: 56

41. Cam2Cam (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

28 Metascore

An American tourist in Bangkok encounters a mysterious group of web performers harboring a terrible secret.

Director: Joel Soisson | Stars: Tammin Sursok, Jade Tailor, Sarah Bonrepaux, Russell Geoffrey Banks

Votes: 707

42. The Hungover Games (2014)

R | 85 min | Comedy

A spoof on The Hangover (2009), The Hunger Games (2012) and other movies, TV series etc. 4 men, with hangovers after a bachelor party, find themselves in a future, dystopian, kill or be killed game.

Director: Josh Stolberg | Stars: Ross Nathan, Sam Pancake, Ben Begley, Herbert Russell

Votes: 9,811



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