From A+ to F, the best and worst of 2014 (ranked by grade.)

A+ = Potential Masterpiece
A = Most Excellent
A- = Excellent
B+ = Very, Very Good
B = Very Good
B- = Good
C+ = Really Solid
C = Solid
C- = Flawed
D+ = Not very good, serious flaws
D = Tremendously not good, glaring problems
D- = Utter Disaster
F = Useless Trash

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes A+
Boyhood
A+

How to Train Your Dragon 2 A
10,000 KM (Long Distance) A
Starry Eyes A
The Raid 2 A
Wetlands A

The Guest A

Guardians of the Galaxy A-
22 Jump Street A-
The Rover A-
X-Men: Days of Future Past A-
Cold in July A-
The Skeleton Twins A-
Sequoia A-
Nymphomaniac: Part 1 A-
Enemy A-
Cheap Thrills A-

The Lego Movie A-
Blue Ruin
A-

Whiplash A-

I Origins B+
The One I Love B+
Edge of Tomorrow B+
Venus in Furs B+
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Shwartz B+
To Kill a Man B+
In Order of Disappearance B+
Chef B+
Nymphomaniac: Part 2 B+
Noah B+
The Heart Machine B+
Honeymoon B+
The Grand Budapest Hotel B+
The Infinite Man B+
Young Ones B+

Calvary B+

Magic in the Moonlight B
Sex Tape B
Life Itself B
Snowpiercer B
Frank B
Happy Christmas B
Intruders
B
Night Moves B
Godzilla B
The Trip to Italy B
Oculus B
Fort Tilden B
Space Station 76 B
The Wind Rises B
The Overnighters B

Camp X-Ray B

Afflicted B-
Life Feels Good B-
The Grand Seduction B-
Obvious Child B-
Mystery Road B-
Starred Up B-
The Double B-
Dom Hemingway B-
Under the Skin B-
Sabotage B-
Animals B-
The Lunchbox B-
Creep B-
Stalingrad B-
Appropriate Behavior B-

Fishing Without Nets B-

Get On Up C+
Deliver Us From Evil C+
Tom at the Farm C+
The Babadook C+
Half of a Yellow Sun C+
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 C+
Hellion C+
Joe C+
Arlo and Julie C+
Mr Peabody & Sherman C+
Dinosaur 13 C+

Life After Beth C+

Gold C
A Million Ways to Die in the West C
Difret C
Mirage Men C
Cannibal C
Fight Church C

Zip Zap and the Marble Gang C
JIMI: All is By My Side C
Captain America: The Winter Soldier C
Cuban Fury C
The Muppets: Most Wanted C
Need for Speed C
Non-Stop C
Grand Piano C
Robocop C
The Past C
Only Lovers Left Alive C

Locke C

Grand Central C-
Filth C-
The Fault in Our Stars C-
Time Lapse C-
Transcendence C-
Among the Living C-
Cesar Chavez C-
Pompeii C-
3 Days to Kill C-
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones C-
The Monument’s Men C-
God’s Pocket C-
Wish I Was Here C-

A Most Wanted Man D+
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit D+
Canopy D+
Willow Creek D+
Decoding Annie Parker D+
300: Rise of an Empire D+
Bad Words D+
Labor Day D+
The Better Angels D+

Into the Storm D
About Last Night D
Standing Aside Watching D
Firestorm D
Palo Alto D
Ping Pong Summer D
Son of God D
That Awkward Moment D
Jamie Marks is Dead D
Gimme Shelter D

The Purge: Anarchy D-
Leading Lady D-
Brick Mansions D-
Divergent D-
Yakona D-

Hercules F
They Came Together F
Maleficent F
Another F
Foxy Merkins F

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