2014 Top Ten List

  • The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)
  • Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  • Bird People (Pascale Ferran)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
  • Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
  • Last Days in Vietnam (Rory Kennedy)
  • It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
  • Breathe (Mélanie Laurent)
  • Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur)
  • Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Rose Wilder)
  • Additional 2014 Films By Rating

  • Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman)
  • Heaven Knows What (Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie)
  • Christmas, Again (Charles Poekel)
  • Not My Type (Lucas Belvaux)
  • John Wick (Chad Stahelski)
  • The Mend (John Magary)
  • Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie)
  • Journey to the West (Tsai Ming Liang)
  • Court (Chaitanya Tamhane)
  • Güeros (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
  • Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)
  • Buzzard (Joel Potrykus)
  • The Drop (Michaël R. Roskam)
  • Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
  • A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor)
  • '71 (Yann Demange)
  • National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman)
  • Girlhood (Céline Sciamma)
  • Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore)
  • Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
  • Life Itself (Steve James)
  • Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo)
  • The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Peter Jackson)
  • The Salvation (Kristian Levring)
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz)
  • Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • Get On Up (Tate Taylor)
  • Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
  • The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Chapman Way & Maclain Way)
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • Far From Men (David Oelhoffen)
  • In the Name of My Daughter (André Téchiné)
  • Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
  • God's Pocket (John Slattery)
  • Angels of Revolution (Alexey Fedorchenko)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi)
  • Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
  • Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)
  • Gabriel (Lou Howe)
  • The Babadook (Jennifer Kent)
  • The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Francis Lawrence)
  • The Skeleton Twins (Craig Johnson)
  • Wild Tales (Damián Szifrón)
  • If You Don't, I Will (Sophie Fillières)
  • The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
  • The Fool (Yuriy Bykov)
  • The Humbling (Barry Levinson)
  • Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak)
  • The Heart Machine (Zachary Wigon)
  • Gone Girl (David Fincher)
  • What We Did on Our Holiday (Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin)
  • Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
  • Actress (Robert Greene)
  • Predestination (The Spierig Brothers)
  • The Internet's Own Boy (Brian Knappenberger)
  • H. (Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia)
  • The Blue Room (Mathieu Amalric)
  • Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  • Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yinan)
  • The Little Death (Josh Lawson)
  • 99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)
  • Pride (Matthew Warchus)
  • The Longest Week (Peter Glanz)
  • 5 Flights Up (Richard Loncraine)
  • She's Lost Control (Anja Marquardt)
  • Hercules (Brett Ratner)
  • The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)
  • Coming Home (Zhang Yimou)
  • The Two Faces of January (Hossein Amimi)
  • The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones)
  • Seymour: An Introduction (Ethan Hawke)
  • The Interview (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg)
  • Goodnight Mommy (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala)
  • Private Violence (Cynthia Hill)
  • The Yes Men Are Revolting (Laura Nix & The Yes Men)
  • Over Your Dead Body (Takashi Miike)
  • Love at First Fight (Thomas Cailley)
  • Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée)
  • Maleficent (Robert Stromberg)
  • Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • Lucy (Luc Besson)
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien)
  • Ned Rifle (Hal Hartley)
  • Li'l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
  • Faults (Riley Stearns)
  • Veronica Mars (Rob Thomas)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Kenneth Branagh)
  • Man From Reno (Dave Boyle)
  • Break Point (Jay Karas)
  • Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Dead Snow: Red vs Dead (Tommy Wirkola)
  • Into the Woods (Rob Marshall)
  • Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre)
  • Mommy (Xavier Dolan)
  • Jackie & Ryan (Ami Canaan Mann)
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)
  • The Trip to Italy (Michael Winterbottom)
  • The Mule (Tony Mahony)
  • Big Eyes (Tim Burton)
  • Still Alice (Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland)
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane)
  • La Sapienza (Eugène Green)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer)
  • Match (Stephen Belber)
  • The New Girlfriend (François Ozon)
  • Housebound (Gerard Johnstone)
  • Unfriended (Leo Gabriadze)
  • Félix & Meira (Maxime Giroux)
  • Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner)
  • Queen & Country (John Boorman)
  • The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)
  • Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen)
  • Kelly & Cal (Jen McGowan)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves)
  • Cold in July (Jim Mickle)
  • Alléluia (Fabrice Du Welz)
  • WHITEY: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger (Joe Berlinger)
  • Extraterrestrial (Colin Minihan)
  • Spring (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)
  • Hyena (Gerard Johnson)
  • The Vanished Elephant (2014, Javier Fuentes-León)
  • 5 to 7 (Victor Levin)
  • Camp X-Ray (Peter Sattler)
  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper (Nick Broomfield)
  • My America (Hal Hartley)
  • Luna (Dave McKean)
  • Paradise Lost (Andrea di Stefano)
  • Stray Dog (Debra Granik)
  • Two Night Stand (Max Nichols)
  • Digging Up the Marrow (Adam Green)
  • The Connection (Cédric Jimenez)
  • Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)
  • Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)
  • The 50 Year Argument (Martin Scorsese & David Tedeschi)
  • The One I Love (Charlie McDowell)
  • Dig Two Graves (Hunter Adams)
  • Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
  • Two Shots Fired (Martín Rejtman)
  • Welcome to Me (Shira Piven)
  • Before I Disappear (Shawn Christensen)
  • My Old Lady (Israel Horovitz)
  • Little Accidents (Sara Colangelo)
  • St. Vincent (Theodore Melfi)
  • The Green Prince (Nadav Schirman)
  • And So It Goes (Rob Reiner)
  • Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello)
  • Devil's Due (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett)
  • Manglehorn (David Gordon Green)
  • Creep (Patrick Brice)
  • Love Is Strange (Ira Sachs)
  • 10,000 KM (Carlos Marquet-Marcet)
  • Calvary (John Michael McDonagh)
  • Cymbeline (Michael Almereyda)
  • White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki)
  • Rage (Paco Cabezas)
  • Futuro Beach (Karim Aïnouz)
  • Fury (David Ayer)
  • This Is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy)
  • Testament of Youth (James Kent)
  • Son of a Gun (Julius Avery)
  • Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood)
  • 24 Days (Alexandre Arcady)
  • Fed Up (Stephanie Soechtig)
  • Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  • The Captive (Atom Egoyan)
  • Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
  • About Alex (Jesse Zwick)
  • Amour fou (Jessica Hausner)
  • The Raid 2 (Gareth Evans)
  • Misunderstood (Asia Argento)
  • The Better Angels (A.J. Edwards)
  • The Great Invisible (Margaret Brown)
  • Happy Valley (Amir Bar-Lev)
  • Fishing Without Nets (Cutter Hodierne)
  • Still the Water (Naomi Kawase)
  • Lilting (Hong Khaou)
  • The 11th Hour (Anders Morgenthaler)
  • The Kindergarten Teacher (Nadav Lapid)
  • Revenge of the Green Dragons (Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo)
  • Alex of Venice (Chris Messina)
  • NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (Jeremy Whelehan)
  • Marie's Story (Jean-Pierre Améris)
  • That Lovely Girl (Keren Yedaya)
  • Madame Bovary (Sophie Barthes)
  • Life of Riley (Alain Resnais)
  • Low Down (Jeff Preiss)
  • Jamesy Boy (Trevor White)
  • While We're Young (Noah Baumbach)
  • Black Souls (Francesco Munzi)
  • X/Y (Ryan Piers Williams)
  • Effie Gray (Richard Laxton)
  • Theeb (Naji Abu Nowar)
  • Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
  • American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)
  • Jimmy's Hall (Ken Loach)
  • Alive Inside (Michael Rossato-Bennett)
  • Cuban Fury (James Griffiths)
  • October Gale (Ruba Nadda)
  • Growing Up and Other Lies (Darren Grodsky & Danny Jacobs)
  • A Long Way Down (Pascal Chaumeil)
  • Five Star (Keith Miller)
  • Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (Kiah Roache-Turner)
  • Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland)
  • Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo)
  • 21 Years: Richard Linklater (Michael Dunaway)
  • The Rover (David Michôd)
  • Return to Ithaca (Laurent Cantet)
  • The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)
  • 3 Hearts (Benoît Jacquot)
  • Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • Starry Eyes (Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer)
  • Moms' Night Out (The Erwin Brothers)
  • White God (Kornél Mundruzcó)
  • Shelter (Paul Bettany)
  • Boulevard (Dito Montiel)
  • Sex Tape (Jake Kasdan)
  • Kill Me Three Times (Kriv Stenders)
  • Barefoot (Andrew Fleming)
  • Wish I Was Here (Zach Braff)
  • The Riot Club (Lone Scherfig)
  • Good People (Henrik Ruben Genz)
  • All the Wilderness (Michael Johnson)
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Johnnie To)
  • Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg)
  • Before I Go to Sleep (Rowan Joffé)
  • Life After Beth (Jeff Baena)
  • Love, Rosie (Christian Ditter)
  • The Theory of Everything (James Marsh)
  • An Open Secret (Amy Berg)
  • Grace of Monaco (Olivier Dahan)
  • Time out of Mind (Oren Moverman)
  • Automata (Gabe Ibáñez)
  • Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  • The Forger (Philip Martin)
  • Young Ones (Jake Paltrow)
  • An Eye for Beauty (Denys Arcand)
  • Tusk (Kevin Smith)
  • Glassland (Gerard Barrett)
  • Good Kill (Andrew Niccol)
  • Hit by Lightning (Ricky Blitt)
  • Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg)
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness (Peter Chelsom)
  • Breastmilk (Dana Ben-Ari)
  • The Search (Michel Hazanavicius)
  • Freezer (Mikael Salomon)
  • Affluenza (Kevin Asch)
  • Men, Women & Children (Jason Reitman)
  • War Story (Mark Jackson)
  • Blackbird (Patrik-Ian Polk)
  • Premature (Dan Beers)
  • Dark House (Victor Salva)
  • Persecuted (Daniel Lusko)
  • For the Plasma (Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan)
  • The Bag Man (David Grovic)
  • Miss Meadows (Karen Leigh Hopkins)
  • Panic 5 Bravo (Kuno Becker)