The movies from 2014 recommended by Tobias Nyström

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1. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 25,254 | Gross: $1.81M

2. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Director: James Napier Robertson | Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson

Votes: 5,367 | Gross: $0.06M

3. The Drop (2014)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 134,456 | Gross: $10.72M

4. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

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

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 434,254 | Gross: $25.44M

5. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 632,161 | Gross: $91.13M

6. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 85,786 | Gross: $8.11M

7. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,388 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Salting the Battlefield (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This is a re-release of the original title Salting the Battlefield (2014).

Director: David Hare | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Shazad Latif, Felicity Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 3,196

Note that this is the third film in the triology that starts with Page Eight and Turks & Caicos.

9. Spring (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

A young man in a personal tailspin flees from US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti, Nick Nevern

Votes: 21,502 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Still Alice (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

72 Metascore

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

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 119,008 | Gross: $18.75M

11. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

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

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 368,599 | Gross: $35.89M

12. Turks & Caicos (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Worricker is a retired spy living in the Caribbean. He realizes he is in trouble when four "businessmen" show up. They look like mob bosses, but one actually works for the CIA. He gets help from two former MI5 colleagues back in London.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper

Votes: 5,108

Note that this is the second film in the triology that starts with Page Eight and ends with Salting the Battlefield.

13. Wild (I) (2014)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 112,144 | Gross: $37.88M

14. Wish I Was Here (2014)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

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

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Kate Hudson

Votes: 35,227 | Gross: $3.59M

15. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

88 Metascore

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

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,853 | Gross: $2.80M

16. Men, Women & Children (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

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

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner

Votes: 28,556 | Gross: $0.46M

17. What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A family of 5 is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated and hope their 3 kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with and will do anything for granddad.

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

Votes: 17,847



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