My Films of 2014

Posted by Tom Brogan on Thursday, January 1, 2015
1. Blue Ruin (UK release date 21 February; GFF)
Written and directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Eve Plumb

2. 12 Years a Slave (UK release date 10 January)
Directed by Steve McQueen
Written by John Ridley
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and Lupita Nyong'o

3. The Rover (UK release date 15 August)
Written and directed by: David Michôd
Story by: David Michôd and Joel Edgerton
Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy

4. The Skeleton Twins (UK release date 7 November)
Directed by: Craig Johnson
Written by: Craig Johnson, Mark Heyman
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell

5. Gone Girl (UK release date 3 October)
Directed by: David Fincher
Written by: Gillian Flynn
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry

6. American Hustle (UK release date 1 January)
Directed by David O. Russell
Written by: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence

7. Frank (UK release date 9 May)
Directed by: Lenny Abrhamson
Written by: Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan
Starring: Doomnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gylenhall, Scott McNairy, Michael Fassbender

8. Nightcrawler (UK release date 31 October)
Written and directed by: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton

9. Her (UK release date 14 February)
Written and directed by Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johanssen

10. The Wolf of Wall Street (UK release date 17 January)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Written by Terence Winter
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and Kyle Chandler

11. Dallas Buyers Club (UK release date 7 February)
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Written by: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Starring: Matthew McConaghey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

12. Bad Neighbours (UK release date 3 May)
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Written by: Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien
Starring: Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne, Zach Effron

13. Mistaken For Strangers (UK release date 22 February; GFF)
Directed by Tom Berninger
Starring: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger

14. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UK release date 7 March)
Written and directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric and Saoirse Ronan

15. God's Pocket (UK release date 8 August)
Directed by: John Slattery
Written by: John Slattery, Alex Metcalf
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro

16. Inside Llewyn Davis (UK release date 24 January)
Written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake

17. Cold in July (UK release date 26 June)
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Written by: Jim Mickle, Nick Damici
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson

18. Obvious Child  (UK release date 29 August)
Written and directed by: Gillian Robespierre
Starring: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman and David Cross

19. Under the Skin (UK release date 14 March)
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Written by: Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Joe Szula and Kryštof Hádek

20. Chef  (UK release date 27 June)
Written and directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt and Bobby Cannavale

21. Guardians of the Galaxy (UK release date 31 July)
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel andBradley Cooper

22. The One I Love (No UK cinema release)
Directed by: Charlie McDowell
Written by: Justin Lader
Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson

23. Life of Crime (UK release date 5 September)
Written and directed by: Daniel Schechter
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, John Hawkes, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins

24. Snowpiercer (No UK cinema release)
Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
Written by: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson
Starring: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer

25. August: Osage County (UK release date 24 January)
Directed by: John Wells
Written by: Tracy Letts
Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Benedict Cumberbatch

26. Starred Up (UK release date 21 March)
Directed by: David MacKenzie
Written by: Jonathan Asser
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend

27. '71 (UK release date 10 October)
Directed by: Yann Demange
Written by: Gregory Burke
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Charlie Murphy and Paul Anderson

28. Stretch (UK release date 7 October; Online)
Written and directed by: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker and Ed Helms

29. Pride (UK release date 12 September)
Directed by: Matthew Warchus
Written by: Stephen Beresford
Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine and Ben Schnetzer

30. A Most Wanted Man (UK release date 5 September)
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Written by: Andrew Bovell
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brühl

31. Calvary (UK release date 11 April)
Written and Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson, Aidan Gillen and Dylan Moran

32. What We Do In The Shadows (UK release date 21 November)
Written and Directed by: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby and Jonathan Brugh

33. Edge of Tomorrow (UK release date 28 May)
Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson

34. Willow Creek (UK release date 2 May)
Written and Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Starring: Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson

35. Fury (UK release date 22 October)
Written and directed by David Ayer
Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal

36. Wish I Was Here (UK release date 19 September)
Directed by: Zach Braff
Written by Zach Braff, Adam Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, Joey King and Mandy Patinkin

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