There were a staggering 659 films released in 2013, and promise to be around the same this year. If you break that down, that’s about 12.6 films on average that came out each week, and since nobody has that much free time (or money) to spend at the cinema, well, plenty of movies are bound to slip through the cracks. Last year, films like Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing and the coming-of-age film Short Term 12 were among the many films largely ignored by audiences. And in 2014, amid all the crappy sequels and unimaginative remakes, audiences overlooked many excellent movies. Here are some of the best.