Film Pulse’s Top 20 Movies of 2014

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2014 was a great year for movies, and rather than struggling to decide on 10 best films this year, we decided to just double it up and each come up with 20 of our favorites.

Be sure to let us know what your favorites of the year were and take a look below for our lists. For a more detailed discussion on myself and Kevin’s picks, click here to check out our year-end podcast.

I want to sincerely thank all of our fantastic writers that make this site all that it is, and to our wonderful community of readers and listeners- you’re all amazing and I can’t wait to begin our 2015 journey through cinema together.

Without further delay, here are our individual top 20 films of 2014:

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‘Boyhood’

Adam Patterson

  1. Boyhood 
  2. The Raid 2
  3. Birdman
  4. Blue Ruin
  5. Nothing Bad Can Happen
  6. A Most Violent Year
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Whiplash
  9. Coherence
  10. The Lego Movie
  11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  12. Land Ho!
  13. Inherent Vice
  14. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  15. The Guest
  16. Borgman
  17. Under the Skin
  18. Starred Up
  19. Snowpiercer
  20. Wetlands
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‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’

Kevin Rakestraw

  1. The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  2. The Raid 2
  3. Mood Indigo
  4. Nothing Bad Can Happen
  5. Listen Up Philip
  6. National Gallery
  7. Under the Skin
  8. The Rover
  9. Birdman
  10. Borgman
  11. The Lego Movie
  12. Enemy
  13. The Double
  14. Coherence
  15. Joy Kevin
  16. Inherent Vice
  17. The Dance of Reality
  18. 12 O’Clock Boys
  19. A Most Violent Year
  20. Starred Up
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‘Whiplash’

Ernie Trinidad

  1. Whiplash
  2. Birdman
  3. Nightcrawler
  4. The Raid 2
  5. Interstellar
  6. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  9. Selma
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  11. We Are the Best!
  12. Enemy
  13. Under the Skin
  14. Guardians of the Galaxy
  15. Gone Girl
  16. The LEGO Movie
  17. A Most Violent Year
  18. Two Days, One Night
  19. The Wind Rises
  20. The Interview
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‘Under the Skin’

Blake Crane

  1. Under the Skin
  2. Whiplash
  3. Boyhood
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. Only Lovers Left Alive
  7. Snowpiercer
  8. Two Days, One Night
  9. The Babadook
  10. Ida
  11. Coherence
  12. Nightcrawler
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy
  14. Blue Ruin
  15. Jodorowsky’s Dune
  16. Calvary
  17. Edge of Tomorrow
  18. Locke
  19. Cheap Thrills
  20. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes