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2014 Movies The Most Anticipated Films of 2014  

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List of the most eagerly anticipated movies opening in 2014. 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 2014 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 2013 here!)

2014 will continue many of the trends set in the preceding years. Remakes remain a staple of big-budget Hollywood, with new takes on "Robocop" coming to theaters. Expect a steady stream of sequels, threequels, reboots and beyond as well, with "Godzilla", "Need For Speed," "Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Veronica Mars," "The LEGO Movie," "22 Jump Street," "Dawn Of the Planet of The Apes," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Muppets Most Wanted," "300: Rise of an Empire," "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," "The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay," "Expendables 3," and "The Hobbit" all getting follow-ups in 2014. Comic books will continue to be fodder for tentpole films, with sequels to "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hitting theaters, as well as the return of some great directors with David Fincher's "Gone Girl," PT Anderson's "Inherent Vice," and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.

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Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah 22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe Noah is a 2014 American biblically inspired epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and inspired by the story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. The film ...more

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Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. It is a reboot of the Godzilla film franchise and retells the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times as a ...more

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Set ...more

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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and the third installment in the franchise. The mercenary group come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and is the fourth film in the series. After a dangerous bounty ...more

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Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro 300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of its ...more

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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson The Maze Runner is a 2014 American science fiction dystopian action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name. The film is the first installment in ...more

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George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, ...more

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Dumb and Dumber To is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner, Jeff Daniels Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 American road buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is the third film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a direct ...more

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson This film is a 2014 American neo-noir action film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few ...more

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Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a 2014 American action thriller film, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Branagh, and Keira Knightley star in leading roles. The film features ...more

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American 3D science fiction action comedy film based on the franchise of the same name. A reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the film ...more

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Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton RoboCop is a 2014 action science fiction film written by Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier, Nick Schenk and 2 others and directed by José Padilha.

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Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Celine Dion Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, and the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Directed by James ...more

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Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film. The film takes place in a future where Earth is ...more

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Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Steve Carell Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical true crime drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, ...more

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Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by Anderson is from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It ...more

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Kristen Bell, James Franco, Jamie Lee Curtis The Veronica Mars Movie Project is a 2014 Shorty Special Awards-nominated/winning kickstarter curated by Rob Thomas.

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Matt Grippi added Frank Grillo The sequel to the low-budget 2013 horror hit about a world where crime is legal for one day per year.
The Purge: Anarchy is a 2014 American social science fiction action horror directed and written by James DeMonaco. It is the sequel to the 2013 film The Purge and stars Frank Grillo, Carmen ...more

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Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Steve Schirripa Jersey Boys is a 2014 American biographical musical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same name. The film tells the story of the musical group ...more

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Get on Up is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Get on Up is a 2014 American biographical drama film about the life of singer James Brown directed by Tate Taylor and written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth. The film stars an ensemble cast ...more

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman Fury is a 2014 American war film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt) makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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Unbroken is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Jack O'Connell Unbroken is a 2014 American biographical war drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of ...more

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Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara Transcendence is a 2014 science fiction film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglen. The English-language co-production stars Johnny Depp, ...more

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, John Hurt Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy and adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel ...more

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen The Interview is a 2014 American political satire comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling ...more

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Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne The lives of 17-year-old Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway, a half-vampire and her vampire best friend Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, at the "St Vladimir's Academy" school

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Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots Need for Speed is a 2014 action film written by George Nolfi and to be directed by Scott Waugh.

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The Curse of Styria is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
The Curse of Styria Stephen Rea, Eleanor Tomlinson, Erika Marozsán Styria is a fantasy horror mystery thriller film written and directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky and Mark Devendorf.

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Chef is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Manganiello, Terrence Howard Sabotage is a 2014 American crime action film, directed by David Ayer, written by Skip Woods and Ayer and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film was both a critical and commercial failure.

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Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell, Ariel Winter Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and ...more

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Sex Tape is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry Sex Tape is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Married couple Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segel) wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has ...more

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated Films of 2014
Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne Annie is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck, based on the 1977 Broadway musical. A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her mean foster mom ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas Pompeii is a 2014 German-Canadian-USA 3D historical disaster film produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Inspired by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed the Pompeii city ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Aaron Eckhart I, Frankenstein is a 2013 horror thriller film written by Stuart Beattie and Kevin Grevioux and directed by Stuart Beattie.