The Most Anticipated 2013 Films  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Only films with a release date in 2013.

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List of the most eagerly anticipated movies opening in 2013. Before the year gets going, it's interesting to take a look at what films people are most excited about seeing in the coming year. Will these movies live up to expectations? Will sleeper hits come to dominate people's thinking about 2013 films, with the most conventionally exciting titles eventually fading into the background? Voting on a list like this in advance can potentially answer these questions down the road. (Don't believe me? Check out the Most Anticipated Films of 2012 here!)

2013 will continue many of the trends set in the preceding years. Remakes remain a staple of big-budget Hollywood, with new takes on "Carrie," "Evil Dead" and "Robocop" coming to theaters. Expect a steady stream of sequels, threequels and beyond as well, with "Monsters Inc.", "Despicable Me," "Die Hard," "GI Joe," "Scary Movie," "Star Trek," "The Fast and the Furious," "The Hangover," "The Smurfs," "Grown Ups," "300," "Percy Jackson," "Sin City," "The Hunger Games," "RED," "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit" all getting follow-ups in 2013. Comic books will continue to be fodder for tentpole films, with sequels to "Thor" and "Iron Man" hitting theaters, as well as a new take on Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and a reimagining of Superman's origin in Zach Snyder's "Man of Steel." To see more clips from 2013's biggest films, check out this list of 2013 Movie Trailers.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley
The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen
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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
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Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve
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Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima
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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal
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Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse
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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
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Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson
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Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman
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Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis
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Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro
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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer
Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
AndrewW.Curley added Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan
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Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman
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Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna
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Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
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Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
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Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane
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Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
AndrewW.Curley added Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel