"Birdman," "Boyhood," "Under the Skin," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Gone Girl" are some of the top movies of 2014. Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb have different movies in their top movies list of 2014, but the above movies feature in most of these lists. "Unbroken," "The Lego Movie," "Whiplash," "Nightcrawler" and "Two Days, One Night" are some of the other top movies of 2014.
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "Birdman" is a satirical drama film with Michael Keaton playing the lead role. The movie also starred Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Andrea Riseborough in various supporting roles. Iñárritu wrote the story of the movie along with Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo. The movie received nine Academy Award nominations and won four, including best picture, best director, best cinematography and best original screenplay. Michael Keaton also won a Golden Globe as the best actor in a musical or comedy.
Writer director Richard Linklater's coming-of-age film "Boyhood" was shot over a period of 12 years. It revolves around a boy, Mason, and his experiences growing up as a child of divorced parents in Texas. The movie had Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith and Patricia Arquette in the lead roles.