Hollywood enjoyed a year of blockbuster hits as well as visually stunning indie flicks in 2014.
Little White Lies magazine compiled some of the best movies of the year in a single video countdown. Relive the year’s more buzzworthy films like Gone Girl and Boyhood, and also catch up on indie and foreign titles that you may have missed.
As a bonus, the magazine also included music from films that didn’t quite make it into their top 25 list, including Birdman and Guardians of the Galaxy.
11 Fall Film Suggestions Based on Your Tumblr Fandom
1. For the Social Justice Bloggers
Pride, a movie based on the real life story of a gay and lesbian organization that came to the aid of a less than open minded group of English miners striking during the ’80s, shows what might happen if all the all the bigoted people social justice bloggers rail against read their posts, shed their prejudices, and went out to join their local gay-straight alliance.
While Tumblr might make it look like band is all about making tongue flutter jokes and building forts out of music stands, Whiplash shows a darker side of band practice, starring one young drummer who’s willing to give up everything to please his abusive director and become the best musician he can be.
If you’re the type who gets into fan-fiction in which Sherlock was (really, in canon) gay, rocked ’40s fashion, and somehow used his super brain to help win WWII? Well now it’s coming to the big screen as Bennedict Cumberbatch plays real life code-cracker Alan Turning in The Imitation Game, releasing in the U.S. on Nov. 21.
For every art blogger still sketching Jack Skellington ready to defend the genius of Tim Burton to the death, even if it means pretending to love Dark Shadows, there’s a brand new Burton project to pay homage to. Big Eyes tells the true story of Margaret Keane, a painter famous for her big-eyed portraits who took her husband to court when he claimed he was the real artist behind the eyes — there’s someone who would understand the pain of seeing your art reblogged without credit.
5. For Those Still Blogging Angrily About The Last Air Bender
For race-bending cast creators, supporters of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, and all the bloggers still puzzling over certain people’s anger over the accurate casting of Rue, Dear White People is a film that features a diverse cast discussing important issues of race, while working in some pretty solid jokes about Taylor Swift and Gremlins. The film hits theaters Oct. 17.
6. Not Quite Harry Potter, But Enough to Satisfy Potterheads
You know that crazy Harry Potter fan-fiction story where he dips a little too far into the dark arts, accidentally gets goat hair in his polyjuice potion and grows magical horns? Horns gives Mr. Radcliffe one of his darkest roles yet. Regardless of the verdict on the film itself, which hits theaters on Halloween, the HP fandom will at least be grateful for the new GIFs.
Tumblr users are often quick to say they’re using the Advice Duck meme’s more sinister, criminal pro-tips for the short story they’re writing. But what if someone put the tips to practical use? Check out the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl, hitting theaters Oct. 3, and try to figure out if the next Batman or Dr. Horrible had a hand in Jane Bennet’s disappearance.
Because turning 18 does not mean you know what to major in. Or what your career should be. Or if you should have some fruit for breakfast or a giant bowl of Trix. In Laggies, you can watch Keira Knightley grapple with not-quite-true adulthood, starting on Oct. 24.
We all love our Office clips and Magic Mike GIFs, but just like you don’t want to be defined by your past, you can recognize your favorite comedic actors or cinematic strippers can change and grow. Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum star in Foxcatcher, which hits theaters Nov. 14 and is already generating a lot of Oscar buzz.
Because there is more to life, even Tumblr life, than bad dad jokes and Avengers GIFs, here’s a biopic about Stephen Hawking, a man of science fighting for his life, with (of course) a bit of a love story thrown in. The Theory of Everything hits theaters Nov. 7.
Based on the trailer alone, another title for Men, Women and Children could be The Internet Is a Sad, Sad, Place That Will Lead to Heartbreak and Misery. This movie will open all the feels on what it’s like to be a teen with a parent who doesn’t understand them — or the Internet. It releases Oct. 17.