My Favorite Movie Moments Of 2014

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Was 2014 a great year for movies, or what?! I’m currently hard at work on narrowing down my top ten list, but want to take an even bigger step back and examine the year as a whole, and the countless moments that made 2014 the best year in film since 2010 (remember 2010? Man, those were the good ol’ days…)

Here are my favorite movie moments of 2014, in no particular order:


  • Emily Blunt does push-ups (again and again and again) – Edge of Tomorrow 
  • “He’s spending T.I.M.E. in jail” – They Came Together
  • They enter the wormhole in Interstellar 
  • Ed Harris’ final speech in Snowpiercer 
  • “You’ve got the cape!” – Into the Woods 
  • Patricia Arquette’s final speech in Boyhood 

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  • The opening credits/dance sequence in Guardians of the Galaxy 
  • “Take your hands off my lobby boy!” – The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • Ninjas attack the prom – Dumb and Dumber To 
  • “Well, I’m not an aardvark.” – The One I Love
  • Nick finds the woodshed in Gone Girl 


  • The Robert De Niro party in Neighbors 
  • The Interrogation Song in Muppets Most Wanted 
  • Spider-Man saves a kid from bullies in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 
  • “Step away from my fucking theremin” – Frank 
  • “Agony!” – Into The Woods 
  • Willem Dafoe throws the cat out of a window – The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • Michael Caine impressions – The Trip to Italy 
  • The end credits of 22 Jump Street 
  • “I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” – Into the Woods 
  • The Millenium Falcon shows up in The LEGO Movie


  • The halo jump in Godzilla 
  • Baby Groot dances in Guardians of the Galaxy 
  • The ski chase in The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • “And we were gonna use rabbits.” – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
  • The elevator fight – Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
  • “Butt plugs. Plural.” – Stretch 


  • The Quicksilver scene – X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • The spinning tank shot in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The docking sequence in Interstellar 
  • Paul Rudd orders Amy Poehler a muffin – They Came Together
  • Amy’s “Cool Girl” speech in Gone Girl 
  • The Arnim Zola scene – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Gwen meets her fate – The Amazing Spider-Man 2


  • Koba gets the guns – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
  • “We’re just like Kevin Bacon!” – Guardians of the Galaxy 
  • The final car chase in Nightcrawler 
  • The elevator beatbox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
  • Magneto drops a stadium on the White House in X-Men: Days of Future Past 
  • “There’s hope for your, Private. Hope in the form of glorious combat, battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged.” – Edge of Tomorrow 


  • Godzilla‘s finishing move
  • The twist – The LEGO Movie 
  • Tom Cruise rolls under a truck – Edge of Tomorrow 
  • Jon Favreau goes ballistic on a food critic in Chef 
  • “You are not ape.” – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
  • The Hanging Tree – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Snowpiercer‘s school car
  • The “You could say that again…” sequence in They Came Together 


  • Hiccup takes flight in How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • The highway fight in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • I Love You All” – Frank 
  • “Mr. Jones is my father. Call me Motherfucker.” – Horrible Bosses 2 
  • Bad Cop’s parents won’t hold still in The LEGO Movie
  • The creation story in Noah 


Note: the idea for this list – including the format – is not my own. I got it from one of my favorite movie writers, F This Movie’s Patrick Bromley.


4 thoughts on “My Favorite Movie Moments Of 2014

  1. wack. this might have been better written if you were not in such a hurry to make it look like you didn’t use patrick bromley’s original concept for an article… just sayin…

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