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The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (and Top Indie Sellers) According to iTunes

The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (and Top Indie Sellers) According to iTunes

It seems that everyone has their top 10 lists for the year, including iTunes.

The list was compiled by members of the iTunes movies team based on their own preferences, rather than any specific user data.

It named “Guardians of the Galaxy” the “Best Blockbuster,” writing “We felt no greater jolt of pure movie fun than James Gunn’s blissfully entertaining sci-fi action-comedy – featuring a star-making performance by the wonderful Chris Pratt.”

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“Best Family Movie” went to “The Lego Movie,” which iTunes said is “jam-packed with hilarious pop culture references, superb voice performances, and a though-provoking story about the power of the individual.”

Along with many critics’ associations, iTunes named Richard Linklater Best Director. “Richard Linklater blew us away with his achingly honest, brilliantly executed coming-of-age saga — filmed with the same actors over 12 years. He captured growing up in a way we’ve never seen before.”

“Obvious Child” got a nod for the year’s “Best Discovery.” “Delightful TV scene-stealer Jenny Slate wowed us with her vibrant, winning performance as a young comedian in this promising feature debut by writer/director Gillian Robespierre.”

The iTunes store also shared their list of 10 of the year’s best movies (below).

1. “Birdman”
2. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
3. “Finding Vivian Maier”
4. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
5. “Edge of Tomorrow”
6. “Snowpiercer”
7. “Tim’s Vermeer”
8. “22 Jump Street”
9. “We Are the Best!”
10. “Whiplash”

Meanwhile, the top 10 indie sellers in the iTunes store for 2014 include a number of films from 2013, including “Dallas Buyers Club,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Her,” “Enough Said” and “August: Osage County.” For 2014, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Snowpiercer,” “Chef” and “Bad Words” made the cut.

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