Sunday, September 24, 2023

List: Top 10 Movies of 2014

This week on Episode 322 of the InSession Film Podcast, we revisited 2014 and offered up a newly revised Top 10 for that year. And 2014 was already a great year for film if you ask us. Whether it be mainstream and indie films, the year had plenty to offer in terms of quality. Animated films were particularly a stand out, verging on being perhaps the best year ever to churn out greatness from that art form. Even the Awards Season had some great contenders that year, so grappling with this list again was not easy. Which films do we remove from our lists? Which one’s do we add? As one could imagine, it was slightly stressful, but in the end we are thrilled with how our lists turned out.

NOTE: On #322 we only discussed our Top 10 movies of 2014, so be sure to listen to the show to hear us discuss why these particular films were the very best of that year. However, as you’ll see below, we have listed our full Top 20 lists from 2014.


1) Boyhood
2) The Wind Rises
3) Whiplash
4) How to Train Your Dragon 2
5) Locke
6) The Grand Budapest Hotel
7) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
8) Under the Skin
9) Calvary
10) Inherent Vice

11) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
12) Ida
13) Fury
14) Nightcrawler
15) The Lego Movie
16) Gone Girl
17) Selma
18) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
19) A Most Violent Year
20) Captain America: The Winter Soldier


1) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
2) Boyhood
3) The Wind Rises
4) Inherent Vice
5) The Grand Budapest Hotel
6) Whiplash
7) How to Train Your Dragon 2
8) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
9) The Rover
10) Snowpiercer

11) Under the Skin
12) Ida
13) Selma
14) Starred Up
15) The Lego Movie
16) Nightcrawler
17) Calvary
18) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19) Two Days, One Night
20) Frank

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Clearly there are a lot of other contenders from 2014 that battled for our lists, that just missed the cut. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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