29 Movies Now On Netflix You May Have Missed in 2014

2014 Movies Now On Netflix Instant Streaming

In case you missed one of the many great movies that released in theaters last year, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to everyone’s late night confidant and best friend ’til the end, Netflix, we found 29 movies now available to stream that you may have missed for your viewing pleasure. Beyond this point you’ll find tales of revenge, sex, politics, family, and even LARPing that will make you laugh, cry, smile, and possibly cringe.

Blue Ruin Movie 2014 on Netflix

Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier) Rated R [90 min] – A mysterious outsider’s quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, and Amy Hargreaves

I didn’t really know what to expect going into this movie. It had been on a few end of year lists and thought I’d give it a whirl, blindly without looking up anything about it. Blue Ruin is quite unique in a way that it feels like nothing I’ve seen before. This revenge thriller is riveting as it follows an amateur hour of a vigilante seeking justice to right the wrongs against him. Macon Blair is cast perfectly as the estranged anti-hero, whose actions make for a very surprising (Watch it now)

We Are the Best Movie 2014 on Netflix

We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson) Not Rated [102 min] – Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band — despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Starring Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne

Another film that has been on a lot of underrated movies of 2014 lists. When I finally got down to watching We Are the Best! I was a bit underwhelmed. It’s all right in what it sets out to do with this coming of age story, but it feels kind of aimless at times. But somehow that feels like the point. Growing up has no rhyme or reason to it, and watching these girls start a punk band is charming to watch. “Hate the sport!” (Watch it now)

Ida Movie 2014 on Netflix

Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski) Rated PG-13 [82 min] – Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, and Dawid Ogrodnik

I’ve been watching Ida climb the Best Foreign Picture charts and took the time to see what all the fuss was about. Hailing as one of the must watch overseas movie of 2014, Ida is a truly intimate depiction of faith and family. Black and white and displayed in a boxy 5:4 aspect ratio, this art house film is very impressive based on how much it has to say in such a short time frame. Agata Trzebuchowska’s breakout performace – her only performance in fact – is mesmerizing, especially with her dark pools for eyes. Ironically, there is very little dialogue, which will test the patience of those not accustom to films that show rather than tell. (Watch it now)

Frank Movie Blu-Ray

Frank (Leonard Abrahamson) Rated R [95 min] – Frank Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal

I believe Frank is one of the most underrated movies of 2014. Between Fassbender’s astounding performance behind the giant paper mâché head, the poignant tale of this bizarre experimental band has more going for it than people have given credit. There is an incredible sadness behind all of Frank‘s indie quirk that I found quite compelling, which gives it a richness of humanity. (Watch it now)

The Sacrament 2014 Ti West

The Sacrament (Ti West) Rated R [95 min] – A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering “Eden Parish” and meeting the community’s leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. Starring Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, and Amy Seimetz

Ti West continues to master the art of the slow burn. The Innkeepers and The House of the Devil (both are also on Netflix) can attest to his sense for dread and tension. The Sacrament takes its time and builds some very unnerving sequences that will utterly chill you to the core. Not knowing anything about the tragedy surrounding the real world events this film was based on, it becomes ever more shocking once reality sets in. (Watch it now)

Nymphomaniac Movie 2014 on Netflix

Nymphomaniac: The Director’s Cut (Lars von Trier) Not Rated [117 & 123 min] – A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, and Connie Nielsen

If you were complete disgusted and offended by the lack of gratuity in Lars von Triers theatrical cut of Nymphomaniac, you’re in luck! With these extended cuts, you’ll have your fill of moral depravity for years to come. From what I know, since I’m still a bit exhausted from my first viewing, there is more bodily fluids and a few more naughty bits tossed in for good measure. I believe Nymphomaniac is a lot more accessible to stomach than Anit-Christ, but one should still err on the side of caution (Watch Vol. 1 Now) (Watch Vol. 2 Now)

Box Office Battlefield Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, and The Wind Rises

3 Days to Kill (McG) Rated PG-13 [117 min] – A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, and Amber Heard

McG can be seen here trying really, really hard to make 3 Days to Kill to be some sort of hip, super spy comedy. But for all that it tries to accomplish, there is too much sizzle and not enough steak. This isn’t the worst attempt at forcing an action movie to be something more than all explosions and sex appeal, but it definitely isn’t nearly the best. Come for the action. Stay for the Amber Heard. (Watch it now)

Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Jesse

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Christopher Landon) Rated R [84 min] – After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him. Starring Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gloria Sandoval, Molly Ephraim, and Richard Cabral

If you come in with low expectations you’re going to have a good time. Far superior than Paranormal Activity 4, but not nearly as haunting as Paranormal Activity 3, The Marked Ones fares well as an average, found footage horror. For what it’s worth, I appreciate how this film is able to take risks in tying itself to the main series it spun-off from. It has a great balance of humor and thrills, which is quite more successful than its predecessor. (Watch it now)

Snowpiercer Movie 2014

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho) Rated R [126 min] – In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and Ed Harris

You need to watch this movie immediately. Don’t even read further into the plot. Don’t even look at reviews. Just watch Snowpiercer now. Or just buy it now and you can thank me later. (Watch it now)

Happy Christmas Movie 2014 on Netflix

Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) Rated R [82 min] – After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny’s influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Joe Swanberg

It’s not a Christmas movie in the traditional sense, but Happy Christmas is a minimalistic slice of life that many who have a dysfunctional family member can relate to. It’s not the most involved or engaging story, but it works on a small indie level. Anna Kendrick, once again, does no wrong here. (Watch it now)

The One I Love Movie 2014 on Netflix

The One I Love (Charlie McDowell) Rated R [91 min] – Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them. Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss hit this one out of the park with its refreshing take on a couple trying to rekindle their love. It’s unlike any romantic dramedy you’ve seen in the past few years. I really can’t explain more than that because it has an interesting twist that is so enthralling to see unfold. The One I Love is a movie we need to talk more about. Just check it out already will ya?! (Watch it now)

The Machine Movie 2014 on Netflix

The Machine (Caradog W. James) Rated R [91 min] – Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. Things go wrong when the Ministry of Defense takes over and advances the researchers’ work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. Starring Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens, and Sam Hazeldine

There seems to be a growing trend in movies about artificial intelligence. Interstellar, Transformers, RoboCop, Big Hero 6, Transcendence, and Automata appeared in 2014. And this year we have Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Chappie to greet us before becoming our robot overlords. Although at the bottom of the totem pole, The Machine has all the good intentions to be a good appetizer for what’s to come. It makes a lot more sense than Transcendence, but it gets a little goofy with its all too serious tone. (Watch it now)

Journey to the West Movie 2014 on Netflix

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow, Derek Kwok) Rated PG-13 [110 min] – A story centered on Tang Sanzang, a Buddhist trying to protect a village from three demons, his emerging feelings for Miss Duan, the demon hunter who helps him repeatedly, and Sanzang’s transformative encounter with the Monkey King. Starring: Zhang Wen, Qi Shu, Bo Huang, and Show Luo

You could call Journey to the West the perfect B-Kung Fu movie. It has a heart of gold that doesn’t take itself too seriously with its over the top action and ridiculous special effects. Beyond its magical charisma there is a really profound message that is endearing. (Watch it now)

Stretch Movie 2014 on Netflix

Stretch (2014) (Joe Carnahan) Rated R [94 min] – A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. Starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Brooklyn Decker, and James Badge Dale

If you’re a fan of Carnahan’s previous works – Smokin’ Aces, The Grey, The A-Team, and Narc – expectations should be set to a minimum. Stretch feels too constrained and doesn’t have the punch that Carnahan’s really known for. The dialogue and tone feels like it’s trying to hard to be edgy and cool, giving off some pulpy satire vibe that doesn’t work to its benefit. There are a few entertaining moments in its pocket, especially with some if its cameos, but ultimately there just isn’t much here. (Watch it now)

Filth: watch James McAvoy as drug-crazed cop - video

Filth (Jon S. Baird) Rated R [97 min] – A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, and Imogen Poots

James McAvoy is a one man army in a movie that he cannot carry all by himself. The actor can only take this slog of a story so far before it becomes bland and uninteresting. His performance becomes pretty one note after awhile though. And for its short run time, it felt like it was over two long, which could be due to the film’s lack of fulfilling characters because all the attention is spent on McAvoy. (Watch it now)

Box Office Battlefield Oculus, Rio 2, and Draft Day

Oculus (Mike Flanagan) Rated R [104 min] – A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, and Katee Sackhoff

I cannot voice for Oculus on being good, in fact I very much dislike it. It’s boring and the main characters are highly unappealing, but I appreciate the movie’s more visceral moments of terror. It’s what Mirrors should have been. (Watch it now)

The Double Movie 2014 on Netflix

The Double (Richard Ayoade) Rated R [93 min] – A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, and Noah Taylor

The writer-director of Submarine is back with a Terry Gilliam-esque thriller starring Mark Zuckerberg. The Double‘s dark, noir world is a grotesque and enchanting place to take up residence in for an hour and a half. Eisenberg comes through spectacularly as the bumbling protagonist and his suave and dubious doppleganger. This twisted romp through someone’s ultimate nightmare of being replaced is fun to explore. (Watch it now)

Prepare for 'Knights of Badassdom' on Blu-ray and DVD April 1

Knights of Badassdom (Joe Lynch) Rated R [86 min] – Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences. Starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Moon Bloodgood, and Peter Dinklage

If you liked the LARPing aspect of Role Models, but wish to have a more B-movie approach, Knights of Badassdom should be your cup of tea. Peter Dinklage is highly enjoyable, especially since this was shot in a pre-Game of Thrones era back in 2010. The film is not that good at all, but if you’re into this kind of genre you might find some amusement. (Watch it now)

Now Available to Own Grand Piano, Wolfenstein, Nikita, and More

Grand Piano (Eugenio Mira) Rated R [90 min] – Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet. Starring Elijah Wood, John Cusack, and Kerry Bishé

This is Elijah Wood like you’ve never seen him before. People speak of the McConnaissance, but Elijah Wood is killing the horror/suspense genre as of late. There is so much exciting suspense bundled up with the dazzling piano music that you’ll get swept up in it all before you realize that only a brisk 90 minutes have passed. You cannot miss this film. (Watch it now)

Here are some more movies from 2014 – those of which I hadn’t gotten around to seeing – also available on Netflix Instant Streaming:

Check out our list of 2013 movies you may have missed, which most are still available to stream.

Look forward to more new titles from our Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.

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All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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