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Movies released in 2014

  • Interstellar

    9

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

  • Gone Girl

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    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.

  • John Wick

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

  • Ex Machina

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

  • The One I Love

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation.

  • The Imitation Game

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

  • The Theory of Everything

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

  • The Judge

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

  • Whiplash

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.

  • Big Hero 6

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

  • The Fault in Our Stars

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two teens, both who have different cancer conditions, fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

  • Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.

  • Boyhood

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

  • Nightcrawler

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Louis Bloom, a driven 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. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

  • American Sniper

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle’s struggle isn’t with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids.

  • Fury

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

  • A Most Wanted Man

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

  • Camp X-Ray

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there.

  • Men, Women & Children

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.

  • I Origins

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

  • The Skeleton Twins

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

  • In Your Eyes

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other’s experiences, creating a bond that apparently can’t be broken.

  • Copenhagen

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it’s time to grow up.

  • Love & Mercy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

  • Song of the Sea

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.

  • St. Vincent

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

  • Wild

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

  • Wish I Was Here

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroad, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

  • Still Alice

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Selma

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

  • Predestination

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

  • Citizenfour

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

  • The Water Diviner

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

  • Calvary

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Father James is a small-town priest in Ireland whose Sunday confessionals suddenly include a threat to kill him in a week’s time as a matter of principle. Deeply troubled and conflicted about how to respond, Father James tries to go on with his calling through that week. However, that proves impossible as he is confronted with a troubling variety of spiritual challenges from both his estranged daughter and his own parishioners. In those dispiriting struggles, Father James’ life begins to fall apart as time runs out towards a confrontation that seems to crystallize his values and what he wants his life to be.

  • The Maze Runner

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in “The Glade” for two years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.

  • The Equalizer

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

  • Noah

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

  • Non-Stop

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bill Marks is a former cop who after dealing with his daughter’s death by drinking, is now an air marshal. While on a flight from London to New York, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is deposited to an off shore account within 20 minutes someone will die. He tries to tell the other air marshal, Hammond but Hammond doesn’t believe him.

  • The Last Man on the Moon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

  • Chef

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

  • Force Majeure

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

  • Ask Me Anything

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt takes a year off before college to find herself, all the while chronicling her adventures in an anonymous blog into which she pours her innermost secrets. Eventually, Katie’s fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.

  • The Captive

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

  • Before We Go

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

  • The Giver

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.

  • Welcome to Me

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

  • Time Lapse

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

  • Good Kill

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

  • While We're Young

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.

  • Cake

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

  • The Interview

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

  • Big Eyes

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

  • Open Windows

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.

  • The Rover

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

  • The Boxtrolls

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

  • Paddington

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

  • 22 Jump Street

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

  • Taken 3

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter.

  • Transcendence

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

  • Divergent

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

  • Black Sea

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    With the Games now destroyed and in pieces, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, now end up in the so thought “destroyed” District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the “Mockingjay” and the symbol of rebellion for the people.

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

  • Before I Go to Sleep

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.

  • The Monuments Men

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

  • The Lego Movie

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

  • The Two Faces of January

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

  • Everly

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down hitmen sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

  • Foxcatcher

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer’s prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

  • The Expendables 3

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

  • Cuban Fury

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A former salsa prodigy attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined.

  • RoboCop

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

  • That Awkward Moment

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three best friends find themselves where we’ve all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “So…where is this going?”

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

  • Lucy

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind’s full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    3

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help.

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