I saw majority of my favorites of 2014 without seeing a trailer or having a general idea of what said movie was about. I just knew a new Captain America was coming out, Wes Anderson was back at it, It Follow got great reviews, Ben Affleck was making his attempt at starring in Gone Baby Gone, Chris Rock was making another movie with a predominantly black cast, Where I Leave You had a cast to die for, and listen.....I had zero desire to see Paddington originally...then I watched the first 10mins of it while getting a shape up and the rest was history. 2014 was a year of pleasant suprises.
"Captain America: The Winter Solider" directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" directed by Wes Anderson
"Gone Girl" directed by David Fincher
"It Follows" directed by David Robert Mitchell
"This Is Where I Leave You" directed by Shawn Levy
"Top Five" directed by Chris Rock
"Paddington" directed by Paul King - 2 minutes ago