The Tech’s Best of 2014

This year, all departments of The Tech voted on the best movies, music albums, and TV shows of 2014. With a wide selection of best-of titles, from Oscar-nominated movies to lesser-known music albums and TV shows, The Tech presents its 2014 favorites in t

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone


Directed by Richard Linklater

Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes Anderson

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, and Tony Revolori

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Directed by Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, and America Ferrera


Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine


Directed by Ava DuVernay

Starring: David Oyelowo, Tessa Thompson, Tom Wilkinson, and Lorraine Toussaint

The Imitation Game

Directed by Morten Tyldum

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode

The Lego Movie

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, and Elizabeth Banks

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Directed by Bryan Singer

Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence

2014 Forrest Hills, by J. Cole

Released: December 9, 2014

Record Label: Dreamville, Roc Nation, and Columbia Records.

Benji, by Sun Kil Moon

Released: February 11, 2014

Record Label: Caldo Verde Records

I Never Learn, by Lykke Li

Released: May 2, 2014

Record Label: LL Recordings and Atlantic Records

Music for the Uninvited, by Leon Vynehall

Released: March 17, 2014

Record Label: 3024

Nikki Nack, by tUnE-yArDs

Released: May 5, 2014

Record Label: 4AD

Run the Jewels 2, by Run the Jewels

Released: October 24, 2014

Record Label: Mass Appeal, Sony RED

St. Vincent, by St. Vincent

Released: February 24, 2014

Record Label: LomaVista/Republic

The Feast of the Broken Heart, by Hercules & Love Affair

Released: May 26, 2014

Record Label: Moshi Moshi

The Outsiders, by Eric Church

Released: February 11, 2014

Record Label: EMI Nashville

Too Bright, by Perfume Genius

Released: September 23, 2014

Record Label: Matador

Game of Thrones

Created by David Benioff and D. B .Weiss

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Lena Headey

House of Cards

Created by Beau Willimon

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara

How to Get Away With Murder

Created by Peter Nowalk

Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, and Alfred Enoch

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Created by HBO/John Oliver

Hosted by John Oliver

Parks and Recreation

Created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur

Starring: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Aziz Ansari


Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

The Good Wife

Created by Robert and Michelle King

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, and Archie Panjabi

The Legend of Korra

Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

Starring: Henry Rollins, Grey DeLisle, Bruce Davison, and Alyson Stoner


Created by Jill Soloway

Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker

True Detective

Created by Nic Pizzolatto

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan