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20 Movies Premiering In 2014 That You Should Already Be Lining Up For

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Happy New Year! You did it! You made it through an entire year of pop culture without lying down in the street and waiting for Justin Bieber to hit you with his car.

Now, I’ll allow you precisely thirty seconds of patting yourself on the back and celebrating before we get down to business. Do you have any idea how many movies there are coming out this year that you need to get pumped for? And how quickly these things get out of hand if you don’t address them promptly? You’re barely prepared this year — don’t try to lie to me — and if you don’t do something soon, you’re gonna be faking your way through every awards season party that you get yourself invited to.

So to prevent that social tragedy from taking place again, I’ve put together a handy list of twenty movies that you should be looking forward to in the next twelve months, if you aren’t already.

Now GET GOING.

1. The Monuments Men

Based on the true story of a WWII platoon whose task is to return art from Nazi thieves to its original owners, this movie is super star-studded, featuring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett, among others.

2. Noah

Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson, a retelling of the biblical story of Noah with an emphasis on apocalyptic themes.

3. Divergent

The highly anticipated movie version of the YA novel, starring Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior, a girl who doesn’t fit into the roles that her divided society has assigned to her. Also featuring the extremely attractive Theo James and an up-and-coming actress named Kate Winslet. Maybe you’ve heard of her.

4. Maleficent

A retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the wicked queen (played by Angelina Jolie) and the events that led her to curse Princess Aurora, played by the decidedly non-British Elle Fanning

5. Foxcatcher 

The true story of brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, both Olympic Wrestling Champions, and Dave’s murder by paranoid schizophrenic John duPont. Starring Channing TatumSteve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo.

6. The Maze Runner

I haven’t heard too much about this myself except that a lot of people are really excited about it, so here’s the IMDb blurb: “Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.”

7. Interstellar

The teaser trailer tells you absolutely nothing, but it’s the story of a group of explorers who discover a way to use wormholes to travel through space. Oh and it’s written and directed by Christopher Nolan and acted in by an insane cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway.

8. The Normal Heart

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An adaptation of the stage show of the same name chronicling the rise of AIDS in the gay community in the 1980s, the movie stars Julia Roberts, more Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, and Taylor Kitsch, among many others.

9. Child 44

Child 44 Gary Oldman and Tom HardyIn the Stalin era of the Soviet Union, somebody’s murdering kids, and as its investigated more fully, all signs seem to point to the very top party leadership. Starring Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy.

10. Non-Stop

Another movie about Liam Neeson being a badass, this time as an air marshal aboard a hijacked international flight. Also starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery

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  • Romylove

    Seriously? No release dates?

    • Romylove

      1. The Monuments Men- February 7
      2. Noah- March 28
      3. Divergent- March 21
      4. Maleficent- May 30
      5. Foxcatcher- TBA
      6. The Maze Runner- September 19
      7. Interstellar- November 7
      8. The Normal Heart- “spring 2014″
      9. Child 44- “late 2014″
      10. Non-Stop- February 28
      11. Into The Woods- December 25
      12. The Giver- August 15
      13. Life After Beth- January 31
      14. God’s Pocket- January 17
      15. Serena- “April 2014″
      16. A Most Wanted Man- January 19
      17. The Imitation Game- “late 2014″
      18. Mockingjay Part 1- November 21
      19. Gone Girl- October 3
      20. Dark Places- September 5

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      A lot of the time, release dates change over the course of a year, and as you noticed when putting it together yourself, some of them were pretty nonspecific. But thank you for doing that! Very helpful.

  • Kathy

    These films look great – something to look forward too. :-)

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Hurray!

  • Alyssa

    The Fault in Our Stars (which has some overlap with the cast of Divergent) is supposed to come out in June and make everyone cry forever.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      This is a true fact!

  • isabella

    22 Jump Street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katie

    I’ve never found Tom Hardy that attractive, but his jawline in that photo is insane and now I love him.

    Also, are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence the new Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks?

  • Lauren

    That’s not the real trailer for “The Maze Runner”. The real one has not come out yet, and they make this trailer seem way scarier than the book is, although it was a very good book!

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