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Relive the year in TV and movies in just 6 minutes

This was an amazing year for movies and TV.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Dec 22, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 10:31 pm CDT

If we asked you for your favorite movies of 2014, how many could you even remember? What about TV shows? Guardians of the Galaxy and True Detective certainly made an impression, but not everything was as memorable. Luckily, this mashup video takes all of the most influential TV shows and movies of 2014 and reminds us what a great year this was for pop culture.

Created by fanvid artist Pteryx, who made a similar mashup last year, the video uses clips from 166 movies (!), 84 TV shows, and five animated works. It’s like a trailer for the entire year.

Only the most ardent of movie fanatics will recognize everything in there, but there’s definitely something for everyone—especially if you’re a sci-fi fan. It’s interesting to see what themes were popular this year, as well as the hoary old cliches that get reused again and again. Perhaps unintentionally, this video does highlight the negatives along with the positives. While 2014 brought plenty of iconic movie moments, the vast majority of those scenes focused on white characters. When you see everything edited together like this, it’s difficult to argue that Hollywood still has a diversity problem.

That being said, we challenge you to watch this video and not feel a twinge of emotion for the many, many awesome TV and movie moments we saw this year, from Doctor Who to Gone Girl to The Walking Dead.

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*First Published: Dec 22, 2014, 3:13 am CST