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We polled our contributors to find out what their favorite films of 2014 were and the results are in!

Looking at the films we saw in 2014, I think it's safe to say it was a pretty stellar year for good movies. From big, smart blockbusters like Planet of the Apes and Interstellar, to mind-bending indies like Coherence and The One I Love, there's a ton to catch up on.

My advice? Bookmark this page and catch up to every film on it. Also, if we're missing a person favourite, let us know in the comments. I'm sure there's a ton of great movies we've forgot to include.

See you in 2015, everyone!


Between Stake Land and We Are What We Are, Jim Mickle has emerged as one of the best director's of southern gothic around. And Cold In July is no exception. It's a tense, moody, modern western with a killer last act that will leave you breathless.

With its time-twisting plot, Edge of Tomorrow is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. As humorous as it is exciting, this scifi flick was one of the biggest box-office letdowns while also it's biggest surprise.

The smart little indie that could, Coherence is a tightly crafted scifi mystery, with relationships at its core. Go find it!

A loving mash-up of 80s tones, The Guest is also a tense thriller with a great new lead in Dan Stephens.


Snowpiercer is cerebral scifi at its best. It's also full of action and flair that only a Korean director can bring to the table.

J. C. Chandor's 80s set thriller will play your moral compass in ways you don't expect.

This Australian set horror sequel outshines the original by becoming it's own thing entirely and amping up the action. Terrifying and thrilling.

The Planet of The Apes reboot continues to impress with brains as well as all the things we expect from popcorn movies.

A mix of twilight zone and indie relationship comedy, The One I Love is as mind-bending as it is touching.

Forget the dreary and pompous Hunger Games movies, The Maze Runner is fast paced and fun post-apocalyptic YA.

Under The Skin is guaranteed to get under yours. Ambitious and ambiguous.

One of the best documentaries about a film that was never made. Also a loving tribute to the wild dreams of madman Jodorowsky.

Sharlto Copley wakes up in a grave full of dead bodies. Open Grave only gets crazier from there.

It's so great to have irreverent and exciting space opera back again. Great soundtrack. Chris Pratt emerges as a leading man.

What we lose in close quarter brawling , we gain in an expanded scope in The Raid 2. Full of some of the most unbelievable action sequences put to film.

The Voices hasn't been released wide yet, but it stars Ryan Reynolds who becomes a killer, guided along the way by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog in this comedy crime horror thriller.

Clumsy storytelling notwithstanding, we haven't seen anything like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar since 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan has been raking in the accolades for his gut wrenching film about a widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone.

Self-aware artificial intelligence comes online in The Machine, one of the best independent scifi actioners of the year.

Touching and mind-bending, one man's quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. Festival favourite.

You've heard about it. Now go see it already!

Russian scifi epic, Hard to be A God, has been a labour of love for more than 10 years. We recently learned that Kino will release the film in 2015, but our French correspondent got to see the film. We're jealous. Watch for it next year!

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Koolz (3 years ago) Reply

Interstellar was a amazing what the hell are you talking about clumsy story telling? The film was full of the Esoteric.
Sometimes you guys say some stupid sh##t.


agentorange (3 years ago) Reply

My favourite thing about Interstellar was Nolan's impressionistic use of sound and score to bring new dimension to the more emotional moments. Tje score is one of the best of the year. Many of the visual's were also amazing, but, honestly, there were a lot of story beats that didn't work for me. And I'm not talking about the vig idea stuff. If I get some time I can outline them, but let me just say it boggles my mind that Intersetllar gets a pass where Prometheus didn't.


Lov (3 years ago) Reply

But a lot of loopholes.


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Wumpus (3 years ago) Reply

Interesting point, AO. I plan to see Interstellar soon and will keep the Prometheus comparison in mind. IMHO, the latter was a potentially brilliant movie that needed a few more script revisions to fix a very problematic plot. Is Interstellar another beautiful film with big ideas and some amazing scenes that are let down by a plot that alternates between weak and cringe worthy? I guess I'll see...

Thanks for putting The Babadook on this list. Just saw it - terrific!


Digger (3 years ago) Reply

Open Grave and The Machine were fantastic.


wtf (3 years ago) Reply

snowpiercer is definitely not a must. i would take it off the list and add "automata" instead.


agentorange (3 years ago) Reply

Snowpiercer stays, but,yeah, Automata belongs on here for sure. Great, great scifi film from 2014.


Lenny (3 years ago) Reply

Ugh NO to Snowpiercer, Automata and Babadook. Despised all three.
Big Hell YES for Open Grave, Coherence, Edge of Tomorrow, The One I Love, Under the Skin, and Apes.
Still really need to see The Guest, Maze Runner and just now finding out about Cold in July. I loved Stakeland!
Have to check out a couple of those others mentioned too.
Interstellar had it's problems with overwrought sappy drama and a kooky time bending finisher but I'll be damned if it still wasn't the best 70mm movie experience I had all year!


agentorange (3 years ago) Reply

I'll probably have to post an honourable mentions list as I have now seem a ton more great films from this year including Blue Ruin (wow).

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