Year after year, movies compete against each other at the box office. This time around, the battle to supremacy was rather fierce, as several big name stars and high budgeted films tried to eke each other out in the rankings. This year’s best movies are as follows:
10. Rio 2
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $498, 681,682
Released by Fox, this 3D animated film featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and Leslie Mann showcases the second part of the adventures and misadventures of two Rio de Janeiro bird species named Blu and Jewel, along with their offspring. Rio 2 is a comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha.
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $524,976,069
The Godzilla film has been released and retold many times. And its 2014 edition could just be the best one. Godzilla is definitely one of the most popular movie monsters of all time. This year, it made a comeback to take revenge against humanity’s scientific arrogance. This film’s latest version is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston.
8. How To Train Your Dragon 2
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $615,001,225
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is yet another computer animated film in its second outing. The story of Hiccup and Toothless continues as they discover an ice cave filled with hundreds of wild dragons. However, their peace was disturbed by a mysterious dragon rider. The two friends vowed to protect and restore peace in the land. Directed and written by Dean DeBlois, this film features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera, among others.
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $707,442,782
As one of the best movies of 2014, the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leads us to a time when the apes rule and the humankind appears to be the minority. A pandemic disease hit the world and 10 years after, a group of apes have survived the fatality along with a few human beings. It then becomes ape versus human survivors in the quest to know which race must dominate the earth.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $708,982,323
Spider-man is indeed one of the world’s most favorite superheroes. There’s really no doubt that this movie starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx will be hailed as one of the best movies of 2014. The film’s storyline may remain to be the never-ending battle between Spider-man and Oscorp, but the audience loves watching the movie just the same. After all, it’s always about Spider-man’s new antics and the nice special effects used in the film. Those are enough to draw in the crowd.
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $714,083,572
In this movie, Steve Rogers comes back as Captain America ready to save the world from its modern battles. This time, an old enemy is making a new threat. The Winter Soldier is about to create turmoil around the world but Captain America is here to save the day. The second installment of this superhero film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. It stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson.
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $746,045,700
This list of the best movies of 2014 is strongly dominated by Marvel and DC superheroes, with this one no exception. The X-Men topped the box office charts this 2014 and the film’s storyline is about Wolverine being sent in the past in order to change history. His mission is to prevent a particular event from happening, which spelled the doom of both mutants and humans. Bryan Singer directs this film that stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $757,464,074
Maleficent will change the way you know your fairy tale. And that could be the reason why it is among the best movies of 2014. Maleficent is a very powerful fairy turned vengeful, leading her to curse an infant princess out of wrath. However, it turns out that the same princess holds the key to the peace in their troubled land. This movie made it big in the box office with Robert Stromberg at the helm. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $765,068,000
What will happen if the Guardians of the Galaxy is composed of a group of space criminals working together to stop a fanatical villain? Ronan the Accuser is poised to destroy the galaxy but the Guardians is prepared to stop him on his tracks. This movie is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, and Bradley Cooper, among others.
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction
Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1,087,289,076
The Autobots should escape their bounty hunter or they’ll go extinct. This is the plot of one of the best movies of 2014. In their quest for survival, Optimus Prime and his group found an unlikely ally in a mechanic and his daughter. Together, they protected each other from sure extinction. This top film of 2014 is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor.