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The Most Anticipated 2013 Films 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated June 14, 2019 7.8k votes 902 voters 34.8k views 56 items

List Rules Only films with a release date in 2013.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

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Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Released: 2013

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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The Hobbit: The Desolati... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alan Taylor

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Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Mangold

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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

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Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gavin Hood

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Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

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Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
AndrewW.Curley added Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

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Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

Released: 2013

Directed by: John Moore

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Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton

Released: 2014

Directed by: José Padilha

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Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

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Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro

Released: 2014

Directed by: Noam Murro

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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Justin Lin

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47 Ronin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated 2013 Films
Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Released: 2013

Directed by: Carl Rinsch

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Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Armie Hammer

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

Released: 2013

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

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