So what was your favourite kids movie, family blockbuster or teen flick of 2014? Here at Movies4Kids we’ve seen them all, and here, in reverse order of course, are the best, funniest, saddest, most exciting movies that graced cinema screens during the year. Have we included your favourite film? Let us know by commenting below!
#10: X-Men: Days Of Future Past
The sixth X-Men movie, this is the one that zaps between 1973 and 2023 so we get the cast of our dreams: James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Magneto, as well as Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Halle Berry and Peter Dinklage. Read our review here.
Angelina Jolie is the witch who cursed Sleeping Beauty but in this luscious reworking of the classic fairy tale we get to find out why. Sharlto Copley and Elle Fanning costar. You can read our review here.
#8: The Book Of Life
Gorgeous animation produced by Guillermo Del Toro, with Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum providing the voices in a story of love, life and the afterlife. Click here for our review.
#7: The Fault In Our Stars
There were other hit teen movies this year, but this one is certainly the weepiest as 16-year-old Hazel battles terminal cancer while finding love with fellow patient Augustus. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are superb as the lovestruck teens, while terrific support comes from Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe. Click here for the review.
#6: How To Train Your Dragon 2
A sequel just as good as the original, this animated adventure rejoins Hiccup, his friends and their dragons as they face a new foe on their homeland of Berk. Beautifully animated and very funny, you can read our review here.
#5: Earth To Echo
Fans of eighties movies such as ET and The Goonies will love this sci-fi adventure about three best friends who find something very special out in the desert near their home. Click here for our review.
#4: TS Spivet
A lovely story from Delicatessen director Jean Pierre Jeunet, based on the quirky book The Selected Works Of TS Spivet. Kyle Catlett stars as the 10-year-old prodigy who sets off on an adventure all alone, while support comes from Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis. Our review is here.
AND THE TOP THREE MOVIES4KIDS FILMS OF 2014 ARE…
#3: The Lego Movie
A funny, clever animated adventure featuring ordinary Lego guy Emmett (Chris Pratt) as he becomes a chosen one destined to save all the other Lego characters. Utterly adorable, and you won’t be able to get the theme song out of your head. Click here for our review.
#2: Guardians Of The Galaxy
One of the best ever Marvel comic adaptations, and the first one to be set in space as a rag-tag group led by Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) try to stop an orb that could destroy galaxies from falling into the wrong hands. Brilliant soundtrack, great performances, wit and action all add up to one of the best movies of the year. Catch our review here.
Everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear from Peru finally got his own feature film this year, and what a lovely, funny, heart-warming adventure it is. With support from Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters, it’s as adorable as the bear himself, and a classic movie for every age. Our review is here.