This page lists 31 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
06/15/14 @ 12:40 22 Jump Street Phil Lord, Chistopher Miller 2014 Century 20 Daly City
01/02/14 @ 15:30 American Hustle David O. Russell 2013 Century 20 Daly City
11/08/14 @ 13:30 Birdman Alejandro González Iñárritu 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
08/17/14 @ 15:45 Boyhood Richard Linklater 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
02/12/14 @ 13:00 Broken Circle Breakdown Felix von Groeningen 2012 Quad Manhattan NY
06/02/14 @ 13:00 Chef Jon Favreau 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
11/28/14 @ 15:40 Dear White People Justin Simien 2014 Regal Union Square Manhattan NY
05/06/14 @ 14:10 Draft Day Ivan Reitman 2014 Century SF Centre San Francisco
10/23/14 @ 11:30 Fury David Ayer 2014 Century 20 Daly City
02/15/14 @ 13:00 Girl on a Bicycle Jeremy Leven 2013 Quad Manhattan NY
10/11/14 @ 13:20 Gone Girl David Fincher 2014 Century 20 Daly City
04/01/14 @ 13:00 Great Beauty, The Paulo Sorrentino 2013 Four Star San Francisco
12/01/14 @ 13:05 Happy Valley Amir Bar-Lev 2014 Cinema Village Manhattan NY
08/21/14 @ 12:20 Hundred-Foot Journey, The Lasse Hallström 2014 Regal 10 Sonora
12/14/14 @ 12:05 Imitation Game, The Morten Tyldum 2014 Embarcadero San Francisco
06/12/14 @ 19:00 Internet's Own Boy, The Brian Knappenberger 2014 Roxie San Francisco
11/11/14 @ 15:00 Interstellar Christopher Nolan 2014 Century 20 Daly City
08/21/14 @ 11:50 Magic in the Moonlight Woody Allen 2014 Regal 10 Sonora
02/17/14 @ 12:00 Monuments Men George Clooney 2014 Regal Union Square Manhattan NY
03/24/14 @ 15:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff 2014 Angels Angels Camp
09/26/14 @ 13:30 My Old Lady Israel Horovitz 2014 Stonestown San Francisco
01/24/14 @ 12:00 Nebraska Alexander Payne 2013 Embarcadero San Francisco
05/13/14 @ 16:00 Neighbors Shawn Levy 2014 Century 20 Daly City
05/13/14 @ 13:45 Other Woman, The Nick Cassavetes 2014 Century 20 Daly City
01/16/14 @ 14:20 Philomena Stephen Frears 2013 Embarcadero San Francisco
04/27/14 @ 19:30 Railway Man, The Jonathan Teplitzky 2013 Lighthouse Pacific Grove
11/19/14 @ 12:05 Theory of Everything, The James Marsh 2014 Embarcadero San Francisco
09/22/14 @ 16:05 This is Where I Leave You Shawn Levy 2014 Boulevard Eureka
02/19/14 @ 12:10 Tim's Vermeer Teller 2013 Argonaut Manhattan NY
12/26/14 @ 15:45 Top Five Chris Rock 2014 Century 20 Daly City
12/20/14 @ 14:10 Whiplash Damien Chazelle 2014 Bridge San Francisco