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Top 50 English Movies of 2014

Positioning movies is more like fruits and dessert. However regardless of the wild mixture, among our 50 Best picture, every picture is a dazzlingly made, outstandingly fulfilling bit of silver screen that we accept will continue well. There are bosses like Martin Scorcese and Lars Von Trier, and relative newcomers like Fernando Meirelles and Anna Boden. There are documentaries, comedies and dramatizations, and in addition energized movies and even a super-saint flick. Reflecting 10 years of globalism, the producers are from the United States, New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Ireland, France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Romania, Thailand, Brazil, and about all aspects of the U.k. This article hits on top 50 English movies of 2014.

MOVIES DIRECTOR/WRITER/STARS SYNOPSIS GENRE
Godzilla

Director:

Gareth Edwards

Writers:

Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)

Stars:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston

The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Action/Adventure

Neighbours

Director:

Nicholas Stoller

Writers:

Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien

Stars:

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron

A couple with a newborn baby faces unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. Comedy

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story)

Stars:

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Action/Adventure

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Director:

Marc Webb

Writers:

Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci(screenplay)

Stars:

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life. Action/Adventure

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Director:

Michael BayWriter:Ehren Kruger

Stars:

Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor

An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them. Action/Adventure

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Director:

Seth MacFarlane

Writers:

Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin

Stars:

Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson

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. Comedy

Maleficent

Director:

Robert Stromberg

Writers:

Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault

Stars:

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Action/Adventure

Divergent

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Evan Daugherty (screenplay), Vanessa Taylor(screenplay)

Stars:

Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

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. Adventure/Romance

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Directors:

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers:

Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)

Stars:

Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson

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. Action/Adventure

The Other Woman

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writer:

Melissa Stack

Stars:

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B. Comedy/Romance

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Adam Cozad, David Koepp

Stars:

Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley

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

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writers:

Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver

Stars:

Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

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. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Action/Drama

3 Days to Kill

Director:

McG

Writers:

Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay)

Stars:

Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Action/Drama

The Fault in Our Stars

Director:

Josh Boone

Writers:

Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber(screenplay)

Stars:

Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Drama/Romance

Pompeii

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson

Writers:

Janet Scott Batchler (screenplay), Lee Batchler(screenplay)

Stars:

Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. Action/Adventure

Million Dollar Arm

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Thomas McCarthy (screenplay)

Stars:

Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Drama

RoboCop

Director:

José Padilha

Writers:

Joshua Zetumer (screenplay), Edward Neumeier

Stars:

Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton

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. Action

Guardians of the Galaxy

Director:

James Gunn

Writers:

James Gunn (screenplay), Nicole Perlman(screenplay)

Stars:

Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

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. Action/Adventure

Moms’ Night Out

Directors:

Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin

Writers:

Jon Erwin, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell

Stars:

Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun – a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours … what could go wrong? Comedy

That Awkward Moment

Director:

Tom Gormican

Writer:

Tom Gormican

Stars:

Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

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?” Comedy/Romance

Edge of Tomorrow

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay)

Stars:

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. Action

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (inspired by the works of), Wes Anderson (story)

Stars:

Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric

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. Comedy

Blended

Director:

Frank Coraci

Writers:

Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera

Stars:

Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Comedy

The Rover

Director:

David Michôd

Writers:

Joel Edgerton (story), David Michôd (screenplay)

Stars:

Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened, ruthless ex-soldier track down the men who stole his only possession. As he travels through the lawless Australian outback, he takes a damaged young man as his unwitting accomplice. Drama

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writers:

Josh Appelbaum (screenplay), André Nemec(screenplay)

Stars:

Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan Action/Adventure/Comedy

22 Jump Street

Directors:

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers:

Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel(screenplay)

Stars:

Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube

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. Action/Comedy/Crime

The Lego Movie

Directors:

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers:

Dan Hageman (story), Kevin Hageman (story)

Stars:

Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Rob Lieber (screenplay), Judith Viorst (book)

Stars:

Bella Thorne, Steve Carell, Burn Gorman

Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses. Comedy

The Expendables 3

Director:

Patrick Hughes

Writers:

Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay)

Stars:

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables”, come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. Action/Adventure/Thriller

I, Frankenstein

Director:

Stuart Beattie

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux(screen story)

Stars:

Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto

Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. Action/Fantasy

Heaven Is for Real

Director:

Randall Wallace

Writers:

Randall Wallace (screenplay), Chris Parker(screenplay)

Stars:

Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Drama

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Director:

Dean DeBlois

Writers:

Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell

Stars:

Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera

Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Animation/Adventure

Rio 2

Director:

Carlos Saldanha

Writers:

Don Rhymer (story), Carlos Saldanha (story)

Stars:

Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. Animation/Adventure

The Monuments Men

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov(screenplay)

Stars:

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray

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

Walk of Shame

Director:

Steven Brill

Writer:

Steven Brill

Stars:

Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs

A reporter’s dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money – and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life. Comedy

Interstellar

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars:

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Adventyure/Mystery

Frank

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson (as Leonard Abrahamson)

Writers:

Jon Ronson (screenplay), Peter Straughan(screenplay)

Stars:

Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. Adventure

Brick Mansions

Director:

Camille Delamarre

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Luc Besson(screenplay)

Stars:

Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. Action/Crime

Transcendence

Director:

Wally Pfister

Writer:

Jack Paglen

Stars:

Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman

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

Good People

Director:

Henrik Ruben Genz

Writers:

Kelly Masterson, Marcus Sakey

Stars:

James Franco, Kate Hudson, Anna Friel

Discovering a cache of cash in their dead tenant’s apt, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary-the thief who stole it. Action/Crime/Thriller

Noah

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

Stars:

Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins

A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. Action/Adventure

Grace of Monaco

Director:

Olivier Dahan

Writer:

Arash Amel (screenplay)

Stars:

Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s. Drama

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Suzanne Collins (novel), Peter Craig

Stars:

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. Adventure

Chef

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writer:

Jon Favreau

Stars:

Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Comedy

And So It Goes

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Mark Andrus

Stars:

Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Yaya DaCosta

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Comedy/Drama

Northmen: A Viking Saga

Director:

Claudio Fäh

Writers:

Bastian Zach, Matthias Bauer

Stars:

Ryan Kwanten, Ed Skrein, Charlie Murphy

A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives. Action/Adventure

God’s Not Dead

Director:

Harold Cronk

Writers:

Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story)

Stars:

Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White

College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson’s curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists. Drama

Vampire Academy

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay)

Stars:

Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. Action/Comedy

Rage

Director:

Paco Cabezas

Writers:

Jim Agnew, Sean Keller

Stars:

Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare

When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice. Action/Crime/Thriller

The Legend of Hercules

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Sean Hood, Daniel Giat

Stars:

Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins

The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Action/Adventure

 

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