2014 in Film

It’s that time of year again! I hope you have all been having a lovely holiday season! I somehow managed to get myself to write way more movie reviews this year than I have in previous years, thanks in part to my discovering a decent system for finding free early screenings.

Criteria for this list are as follows:

  1. I saw it between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014
  2. It was released between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014
    • Exceptions will be made if they were released internationally this year
      • Snowpiercer was first released internationally last year but was released here this year so this is an exception to the exception
    •  The Wedding Ringer will be on next year’s list (if I don’t forget)

Without further ado, here is my 2014 movie roundup, in the order provided by Wikipedia:

* = early screening
** = not seen in theaters (streaming service/in-flight movie/DVD rental, etc.)
No notation indicates that I saw it in theater during its release

  1. Ride Along*
  2. From Vegas to Macau
  3. Ex-Files
  4. The Lego Movie**
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel**
  6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  7. The Right Kind of Wrong**
  8. Divergent
  9. The Trip to Italy
  10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  11. The Fault in Our Stars
  12. Edge of Tomorrow
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy
  14. Snowpiercer**
  15. The Maze Runner*
  16. The Imitation Game 
  17. Gone Girl
  18. Big Hero 6*
  19. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  20. Into the Woods*
  21. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies*

Total = 21*

*Updated 30 December with a last-minute addition to the party!
*Updated 31 December because I forgot I went to the movies in China!

I’m realizing I missed a lot of films that I really wanted to see this year. It was a really crazy year for me, and seeing movies was one of the things I sacrificed in the midst of all that chaos. (I mean, I had been wanting to see Snowpiercer since last year and I watched it yesterday so…)

Previously: 2013 in film || 2012 in film

(Do I watch fewer and fewer new releases every year, what’s going on…)

I may watch more between now and December 31, but here’s what I’ve got for you all.

2014 in film

What did you watch this year?
What movies that I missed do I have to make sure I see? (I know there are a lot, so I need help prioritizing.)