The top 10 movies of 2014, according to Time Magazine, include "Birdman," "Wild Tales," "Citizenfour," "Nightcrawler" and "Jodorowsky's Dune." Rounding off the list are the films "Goodbye to Language," "Lucy," "The LEGO Movie," "Boyhood" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
The movie "Birdman," directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, stars Michael Keaton as Riggin Thomson, who directs a Broadway play in an attempt to be remembered as something other than a comic-book hero he played decades earlier. "Birdman" also stars Edward Norton, Zack Galifianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
"Wild Tales," by Argentinian writer-director Damian Szifron, is a dark comedy about the hijacking of an airplane.
"Citizenfour" is the story of the controversial political figure Edward Snowden, who released information to the American public detailing the spying programs of the National Security Agency.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaall as news cameraman Lou Bloom, "Nightcrawler" is a psychological drama as well as a satire of the media.
"Goodbye to Language," directed by Jean-Luc Godard in his first 3D feature film, addresses the topics of love, life and the history of film.
"Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by French writer-director Luc Besson, is a thriller about a woman who gains supernatural powers with the introduction of a powerful new drug into her nervous system.