20 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2014
While it is true that mega blockbusters like Avengers 2, Batman vs. Superman and Star Wars 7 are scheduled to be released in 2015, that does not mean that this year is not bursting with must-see movies. 2014 is going to be another memorable year, from Christopher Nolan’s return to direction to Ryan Gosling making his directorial debut. So whether you are interested in movies that might win an Oscar or just summer popcorn fodder, we present to you 20 movies we can’t wait to see in 2014, and you would not want to miss them either.
Movies made by Paul Thomas Anderson are never easy, and this time he takes on the challenging of bringing Thomas Pynchon’s crime novel Gravity’s Rainbow to the big screen. Thus, a thriller that has been masterfully constructed can be expected that will be overflowing with talent.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Wally Pfister has worked as Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer and has also won an Oscar. This year, he makes his directorial debut in this cerebral sci-fi starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Rebecca Hall about a man who is murdered and his consciousness is transfer to a computer.
Release date: April 18, 2014 (USA)
18. Child 44
Based on Tom Rob Smith’s crime novel, Tom Hardy stars in this movie as a disgraced Soviet MGB agent during Stalin’s time who is given the task of investigating a series of grisly murders. With Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace also in the cast, this movie will probably end up being a top-notch thriller.
Release date: 2014 (USA)
17. How To Catch A Monster
Ryan Gosling makes his directorial and writing debut with this indie drama that is about a single mother who herself in a dark underworld. With Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and Matt Smith all in the same movie, fans might as well go crazy about this one.
Director: Ryan Gosling
16. X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Based on the most-loved X-Men comic, the X-Men movie is truly one of a kind by uniting actors who starred in the original trilogy and who starred in 2011’s first Class. Add Game Of Thrones’ mastermind Peter Dinklage and the fearsome Sentinels, and we have this year’s most exciting superhero movie.
Release date: May 23, 2014 (USA)
15. Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis (the creators of The Matrix) bring a new and original concept that has plenty of things to be excited about. The concept revolves around an earthbound woman (Mila Kunis) who discovers that she is probably the Queen Of The Universe.
Release date: July 18, 2014 (USA)
14. Gone Girl
This is one literary mega-adaption that many are looking forward to, especially considering the fact that Gillian Flynn’s bestseller is being translated onto film by David Fincher. Ben Affleck stars in the movie alongside Rosamund Pike in the role of the mysteriously disappearing Amy.
Release date: October 3, 2014 (USA)
13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Bill Murray and overhead, sepia-toned filters all indicate the fact that Wes Anderson has made his return. His previous movie Moonrise Kingdom was simply delightful, and now he brings a movie that is set in inter-war Europe, with Jude Law, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton in the lead roles.
Release date: March 7, 2014 (USA)
It might surprise some that Russell Crow is starring in a reworking of a Biblical story that is laden with CGI and has quite a big budget. What is going to make this movie a lot better is that it is directed by Darren Aronofsky, with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson also starring.
Release date: March 8, 2014 (USA)
The cop dramas by director and writer David Ayer have always been dark and realistic. When it comes to the subject of his latest movie about a World War II tank crew when Allied army invaded Nazi Germany, he has some insight into it after having served in the United States navy.
Release date: November 14, 2014 (USA)
10. The Imitation Game
It is a good thing that the biopic of Alan Turing, the renowned cryptographic pioneer, which has been quite publicized, is finally nearing its release. What is even better is that the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) stars in the lead role along with other British talent.
Release date: 2014 (USA)
Spike Jonze, the indie director, brings a movie starring Scarlett Johansson in a role that could be compared to Siri, the personal assistant app, except that she seems to be far more advanced, sexy and witty. The movie is basically a technological satire.
Release date: December 18, 2013 (USA)
8. Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon may have been ill-received, Michael Bay returns to the ludicrous and lucrative Transformers franchise with a fresh cast including Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer. What is going to excite fans is the fact that movie will include the beloved Dinobots.
Release date: June 27, 2014 (USA)
The long awaited reboot of the movie about the gigantic Japanese sea monsters is finally set to be released this year. Judging from the atmospheric, moody trailer, and considering the cast of talented actors, this movie could end up surprising by proving to be a hit.
Release date: May 16th, 2014
After Christopher Nolan’s Inception, the high expectations for Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi drama is are not surprising. Another must-see movie of this year that Matthew McConaughey stars in as the lead, along with Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, Interstellar is definitely going to be huge.
Release date: November 2014
5. Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel comic books have always seem have made quite the perfect transitions to the big screen. However, doing the same with the Guardians of the Galaxy must have been quite challenging. Fortunately, the cast seems to be quite promising, and we might even get to see The Collector.
Release date: August 1, 2014 (USA)
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Much like the third installment of previous Spider Man trilogy, what is worrisome about Marc Webb’s reboot sequel is that it again a trio of villains. Yet, Andrew Garfield certainly makes a fine Spider Man and Emma Stone is splendid as Gwen Stacy, so there is enough reasons to be optimistic about this movie.
Release date: May 2, 2014 (USA)
3. The Monuments Men
Yet again, George Clooney steps behind the camera, this time his lens has turned towards World War II and the bizarre true story of the Monuments, Fine Arts And Archives Program. This movie has definitely got to be great, considering the squad of experienced and leading Hollywood men staring in it, including Bill Murray, John Goodman and Matt Damon.
Release date: February 7, 2014 (USA)
2. Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey made quite an eye-catching turn in Magic Mike, and his role in Dallas Byers Club might actually help him catch the Academy’s eye. McConaughey’s performance as the HIV positive Texas rodeo cowboy in the movie is simply astonishing, especially since he lost 20kgs of weight for the role.
Release date: November 1, 2013 (USA)
1. 12 Years A Slave
Even before the debut media screening of the movie was over, Steve McQueen’s gorgeous, unflinching historical drama was declared a front-runner for the Oscars. The movie is packed with unforgettable performances, especially by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender. It really is a masterpiece.
Release date: November 1, 2013 (USA)
January 2014 is already nearing its end, and 11 more months remain in this year, so tune in and make sure you do not miss these 20 movies we can’t wait to see in 2014.