Well it turns out that actually, 2014 has been a pretty good year for cinema - despite a few disappointments, the majority of anticipated pictures have lived up or even exceeded the hype surrounding them, a situation that comes around just once a blue moon. So I've made a list of the films released in 2014 in the UK that I would consider the ones you need to see.
This is by no means a definitive list - there are a fair few films that have been making the rounds in other lists that I never got round to seeing or haven't been released in the UK yet, but of the films I have seen, these are the ones I would most recommend, the films that for one reason or another I would consider 'required viewing'.
So, in the order that I saw them;
The Wolf of Wall Street