This page lists 32 films I saw in theaters in 2014. My movie database lists only films I see in theaters, not those I see on TV, videotape, DVD, or the internet. My culture page lists other cultural events.

I had no expectations of Sorrentino's The Great Beauty, so it took me totally by surprise. I have a few quibbles, but I loved it. It's great cinema, and sadly that's rare lately. My personal relationship with Aaron Swartz and his family makes it impossible for me to be objective about The Internet's Own Boy, but I thought it was wonderful. Very hard for me to watch, well worth it, really a compelling work. I loved Iñárritu's Birdman too; fabulous cast giving several great performances, amazing camera work, engaging plot. With Amores Perros and Biutiful, I'm not sure any current director has a more compelling oeuvre.

On the downside: Girl on a Bicycle was just terrible, Monuments Men had no redeeming virtues, and Magic in the Moonlight was disappointingly formulaic.

I have kept movie date/title/director data consistently since 1982, with additional details since 2010. I also have some incomplete data from earlier years.

See also: 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1972 1973 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

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Date Title Director Year Theater City
08/21/14 @ 11:50 Magic in the Moonlight Allen, Woody 2014 Regal 10 Sonora
10/23/14 @ 11:30 Fury Ayer, David 2014 Century 20 Daly City
12/01/14 @ 13:05 Happy Valley Bar-Lev, Amir 2014 Cinema Village Manhattan NY
05/13/14 @ 13:45 Other Woman, The Cassavetes, Nick 2014 Century 20 Daly City
12/20/14 @ 14:10 Whiplash Chazelle, Damien 2014 Bridge San Francisco
02/17/14 @ 12:00 Monuments Men Clooney, George 2014 Regal Union Square Manhattan NY
06/02/14 @ 13:00 Chef Favreau, Jon 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
10/11/14 @ 13:20 Gone Girl Fincher, David 2014 Century 20 Daly City
01/16/14 @ 14:20 Philomena Frears, Stephen 2013 Embarcadero San Francisco
02/12/14 @ 13:00 Broken Circle Breakdown Groeningen, Felix von 2012 Quad Manhattan NY
08/21/14 @ 12:20 Hundred-Foot Journey, The Hallström, Lasse 2014 Regal 10 Sonora
09/26/14 @ 13:30 My Old Lady Horovitz, Israel 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
11/08/14 @ 13:30 Birdman Iñárritu, Alejandro González 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
06/12/14 @ 19:00 Internet's Own Boy, The Knappenberger, Brian 2014 Roxie San Francisco
02/15/14 @ 13:00 Girl on a Bicycle Leven, Jeremy 2013 Quad Manhattan NY
05/13/14 @ 16:00 Neighbors Levy, Shawn 2014 Century 20 Daly City
09/22/14 @ 16:05 This is Where I Leave You Levy, Shawn 2014 Boulevard Eureka
08/17/14 @ 15:45 Boyhood Linklater, Richard 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
06/15/14 @ 12:40 22 Jump Street Lord, Phil 2014 Century 20 Daly City
11/19/14 @ 12:05 Theory of Everything, The Marsh, James 2014 Embarcadero San Francisco
06/15/14 @ 12:40 22 Jump Street Miller, Chistopher 2014 Century 20 Daly City
03/24/14 @ 15:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Minkoff, Rob 2014 Angels Angels Camp
11/11/14 @ 15:00 Interstellar Nolan, Christopher 2014 Century 20 Daly City
01/24/14 @ 12:00 Nebraska Payne, Alexander 2013 Embarcadero San Francisco
05/06/14 @ 14:10 Draft Day Reitman, Ivan 2014 Century SF Centre San Francisco
12/26/14 @ 15:45 Top Five Rock, Chris 2014 Century 20 Daly City
01/02/14 @ 15:30 American Hustle Russell, David O. 2013 Century 20 Daly City
11/28/14 @ 15:40 Dear White People Simien, Justin 2014 Regal Union Square Manhattan NY
04/01/14 @ 13:00 Great Beauty, The Sorrentino, Paulo 2013 Four Star San Francisco
02/19/14 @ 12:10 Tim's Vermeer Teller 2013 Argonaut Manhattan NY
04/27/14 @ 19:30 Railway Man, The Teplitzky, Jonathan 2013 Lighthouse Pacific Grove
12/14/14 @ 12:05 Imitation Game, The Tyldum, Morten 2014 Embarcadero San Francisco