2014 took us from a claustrophobic theater on Broadway all the way through a wormhole and back. We watched a woman hike 1,000 miles and we saw a boy grow into a man before our eyes. A talking raccoon opened a can of whoop-ass on the galaxy and Tyler Perry was, somehow, great in Gone Girl. All of this and I’ve barely scratched the surface of amazing experiences in cinema this past year. Disclaimer: Seeing as filmwriting isn’t a full-time gig for me, I obviously was unable to see every movie that came through theaters in 2014. This is simply the best of what I saw.
Without further ado, I present my picks for the 20 best movies of 2014.