What Movies Were Released in 2014?

"American Sniper," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "The LEGO Movie" released in 2014, and were the five highest grossing films of the year. Each of the films grossed at least $250 million domestically, as did "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Other high-grossing films in 2014 were "Maleficent," "Big Hero 6," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "22 Jump Street."

Some award-winning movies from 2014 are "Birdman," "The Theory of Everything," "Whiplash," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Foxcatcher." "Birdman" won Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Directing and Best Writing for an original screenplay at the 2015 Academy Awards. The Polish film "Ida" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and "CitizenFour," which tells the story of Edward Snowden, won Best Documentary Feature.

The 2014 films "Boyhood," "Mr. Turner," "The Babadook," "Nightcrawler" and "Leviathan" received extensive critical acclaim. Each of the films earn a rating of at least 95 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, as of 2015, and are named in the top 10 of Rotten Tomatoes' list of the top 100 movies from 2014. "Boyhood," directed by Richard Linklater, also earned a nomination for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards. Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.