As 2014 winds down, like most cinephiles, we’re looking to get our hands on the titles that may have slipped under the radar or simply gone unseen. With the proliferation of streaming options, it’s thankfully easier than ever to play catch-up, and to assist with the process, we’re bringing you a rundown of the best titles of the year available to watch.

Curated from Best Films of 2014 So Far list we published for the first half of the year, it also includes films we’ve enjoyed the past few months and some we’ve recently caught up on. This is far from a be-all and end-all year-end feature (that will come at the end of the year), but rather something that will hopefully be a helpful tool for readers to have a chance to seek out notable, perhaps underseen, titles from the year.

Note that we’re going by U.S. theatrical releases and the streaming services are limited to solely to the territory as well. If you want to stay up-to-date with new titles being made available, check out our weekly column. In the meantime, see our rundown below, which will be updated as new titles hit streaming services, so make sure to bookmark. One can also click titles to see our official reviews or additional coverage.

20,000 Days on Earth (Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard) // AmazoniTunes
22 Jump Street (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
The Babadook (Jennifer Kent) // iTunes
The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Chapman and Maclain Way) // Netflix
Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Borgman (Alex van Warmerdam) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
The Boxtrolls (Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Boyhood (Richard Linklater) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Calvary (John Michael McDonagh) // Amazon – iTunes – Google
Camp X-Ray (Peter Sattler) // Amazon iTunes Google
Cheap Thrills (E.L. Katz) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
Coherence (James Ward Byrkit) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Cold in July (Jim Mickle) // AmazoniTunesGoogle


The Congress (Ari Folman) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Double (Richard Ayoade) // NetflixAmazon iTunesGoogle
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Enemy (Denis Villeneuve) // Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
A Field in England (Ben Wheatley) // Amazon PrimeiTunes Google
Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Frank (Lenny Abrahamson) //AmazoniTunesGoogle
Gloria (Sebastián Lelio) //AmazoniTunes Google
God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch) //AmazoniTunesGoogle
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards) //AmazoniTunesGoogle
Gone Girl (David Fincher) //AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) //AmazoniTunes Google
Grand Piano (Eugenio Mira) //NetflixAmazon iTunesGoogle
The Guest (Adam Wingard) // iTunes


Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) // Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Hellion (Kat Candler) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Hide Your Smiling Faces (Daniel Patrick Carbone) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski) // Netflix – Amazon PrimeiTunesGoogle
The Immigrant (James Gray) // Netflix
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (Brian Knappenberger) // YouTube
It Felt Like Love (Eliza Hittman) // Netflix Amazon iTunesGoogle
Jealousy (Philippe Garrel) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Jodorowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada) // Amazon – iTunes – Google
Land Ho! (Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) // Amazon iTunes – Google

Life Itself (Steve James) // iTunes
Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Locke (Steven Knight) // Amazon iTunes Google
Manakamana (Pacho Velez and Stephanie Spray) // Netflix iTunes Google
The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh) // NetflixAmazoniTunes Google
Mistaken For Strangers (Tom Berninger) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt) // Amazon Prime – iTunesGoogle
Noah (Darren Aronofsky) // Amazon iTunes Google
Non-Stop (Jaume Collet-Serra) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Norte, the End of History (Lav Diaz) // Netflix – iTunesGoogle

Nymphomaniac (Lars von Trier) // NetflixiTunes
Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut (Lars von Trier) // Amazon
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre) // Amazon iTunes Google
The One I Love (Charlie McDowell) // Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch) // Amazon iTunesGoogle
Palo Alto (Gia Coppola) // Amazon iTunesGoogle
The Rover (David Michôd) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Snowpiercer (Bon Joon-ho) // Netflix – AmazoniTunesGoogle
Starred Up (David Mackenzie) // Amazon iTunesGoogle
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie) // NetflixAmazon

Tim’s Vermeer (Teller) // AmazoniTunes Google
The Trip to Italy (Michael Winterbottom) // Netflix – iTunes
They Came Together (David Wain) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer) // Amazon Prime iTunes Google
Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski) // NetflixAmazoniTunes Google
Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel) // Netflix
We are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson) // NetflixAmazoniTunes Google
What Now? Remind Me (Joachim Pinto) // iTunes
Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Sion Sono) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
Young & Beautiful (Francois Ozon) // NetflixAmazoniTunesGoogle
Young Ones (Jake Paltrow) // AmazoniTunesGoogle
The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam) // AmazoniTunesGoogle


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