Best Drama Movies of 2014

1.

Interstellar

7.3
8.6/10

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who 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.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2014-11-05
2.

Whiplash

6.9
8.5/10

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Release date: 2014-10-10
3.

Gone Girl

6.7
8.1/10

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.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2014-10-01
4.

Mommy

6.7
8.1/10

A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.

Starring: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard, Alexandre Goyette
Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Release date: 2014-05-22
5.

The Imitation Game

6.6
8.0/10

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.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Release date: 2014-11-14
6.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

6.6
8.1/10

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2014-02-26
7.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

6.4
7.6/10

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2014-06-26
8.

The Theory of Everything

6.4
7.7/10

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney
Directed by: James Marsh
Release date: 2014-11-26
9.

Nightcrawler

6.4
7.9/10

When Lou Bloom, 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.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm
Directed by: Dan Gilroy
Release date: 2014-10-23
10.

The Fault in Our Stars

6.3
7.7/10

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell
Directed by: Josh Boone
Release date: 2014-05-16
11.

Boyhood

6.3
7.9/10

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Libby Villari
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2014-06-05
12.

Black Mirror: White Christmas

6.3
9.2/10
Black Mirror: White Christmas
In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share a Christmas meal, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world, but are both men who they appear to be?
Starring: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Janet Montgomery
Directed by: Carl Tibbetts
Release date: 2014-12-16
13.

Fury

6.3
7.6/10

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its 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.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2014-10-15
14.

Birdman

6.2
7.7/10

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Release date: 2014-08-27
15.

Still Alice

6.1
7.5/10

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae
Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Release date: 2014-12-05
16.

I Origins

6.1
7.4/10

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Starring: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Release date: 2014-07-18
17.

The Judge

6.1
7.4/10

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong
Directed by: David Dobkin
Release date: 2014-10-08
18.

Unbroken

6.0
7.2/10

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

Starring: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Miyavi, Finn Wittrock
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Release date: 2014-12-25
19.

Feast

5.8
8.3/10
Feast
This Oscar-winning animated short film tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
Starring: Tommy Snider, Katie Lowes, Ben Bledsoe, Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily
Directed by: Patrick Osborne
Release date: 2014-11-07
20.

If I Stay

5.8
6.8/10

Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock singer/guitarist. However, a car wreck changes everything in an instant, and now Mia's life hangs in the balance. Suspended between life and death, Mia faces a choice that will decide her future.

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Liana Liberato, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Release date: 2014-08-21

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