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The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

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by The Playlist Staff
January 6, 2014 1:14 PM
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70. "The Duke of Burgundy"
Synopsis: An amateur butterfly expert experiences "wayward desires," causing relationship troubles.
What You Need To Know: While his excellent debut "Katalin Varga" went mostly unnoticed, British director Peter Strickland made more of his splash with his excellent arthouse giallo homage "Berberian Sound Studio." For his follow-up, he's teamed with fellow Brit Ben Wheatley, who's producing the new film, which is described as a "dark melodrama." "Berberian Sound Studio" actress Chiara D'Anna has the lead role, while Danish actress Sidse Babette Knudsen, best known as the lead of cult TV drama "Borgen," also features.
Why It's Anticipated: With his first two films, Strickland established himself as one of the most original new voices in independent film. This looks less genre-inflected than 'Berberian,' but there's no reason to expect anything that isn't very special here, especially with Wheatley also on board to lend a helping hand. It's exciting to see "Borgen" star Knudsen getting a big-screen breakthrough, and if nothing else, you can expect some exemplary sound design.
Release Date: Could surface as early as Cannes, though TIFF may be the better bet. IFC Films have the U.S. rights.

69. “True Story”
Synopsis: Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) is a journalist for the New York Times whose world is rocked when he discovers a murderer named Christian Longo (James Franco) has been living in Mexico under his identity. When Longo is brought back to the U.S., the only person he’ll tell his story to is Finkel.
What You Need to Know: Despite names like Jonah Hill and James Franco starring and Brad Pitt producing, there’s been zero build-up for “True Story.” The movie was announced back in 2012, and a year later casting has slowly firmed up with the recent addition of Felicity Jones (“Like Crazy”) joining as Hill’s character’s girlfriend. With Hill proving his "Moneyball" turn wasn't a fluke with another range-expanding performance in “The Wolf of Wall Street," now might be the time to start getting some buzz around this despite the relatively inexperienced background of theater director Rupert Goold (his only screen credit is the Ben Whishaw-starring adaptation of “Richard II” for television).
Why Is It Anticipated: The story is utterly insane and it’s recommended you read Finkel’s novel of the same name, despite its authenticity coming under fire after publication. The real Longo murdered his family, allegedly under the belief he couldn’t provide the life they deserved, and after fleeing to Mexico he lived under the name Michael Finkel. Franco as Longo sounds fantastic, especially considering how deep the actor gets into his evil roles (“Spring Breakers” and “Homefront” are recent examples). Hill continues to grow as a solid actor and this could cement him as a lead in dramatic fare. If the script gives even an ounce of the real story this is based on, it could be a serious awards contender especially if it comes up against a similar true-crime story with “Foxcatcher.”
Release Date: The film is in post-production, so look for it on the festival circuit.

68. “The Gambler”
Synopsis: A literature professor with a gambling problem runs afoul of gangsters.
What You Need To Know: It’s a remake of the deeply overlooked 1974 film of the same name starring James Caan and Lauren Hutton and based off the autobiographical (and yet fictionalized) life of screenwriter James Toback. It's a terrific underseen movie that’s ripe for a remake.
Why Is It Anticipated: For one the story is great, a dark morality drama that's not unlike "Michael Clayton" or "The Insider," and the talent is exceptional. Rupert Wyatt (the unexpectedly good “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) will be at the helm, "The Departed" screenwriter William Monahan wrote the screenplay and the picture is slated to star Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and Jessica Lange. After the smash box-office success/surprise of ‘Rise,’ Wyatt could have gotten any gig he wanted. And while he toyed with the idea of the sequel, he got out and chose this instead.
Release Date: TBD and considering it hasn’t shot yet, there’s some debate whether the picture will be ready this year. Fingers crossed.

67. "God Help the Girl"
Synopsis: Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
What You Need To Know: Not many indie musicians have turned to filmmaking, but there's something about the storytelling in the music of Scottish tweecore favorites Belle And Sebastian that's always made Stuart Murdoch seem like he could do the job well. In the works for a few years now, "God Help The Girl," based on Murdoch's concept album from a few years back, is a full-blown musical, set in Murdoch's home of Glasgow, produced by Barry Mendel ("Rushmore"), funded in part through Kickstarter, and starring Emily Browning ("Sucker Punch"), Hannah Murray ("Game of Thrones") and Olly Alexander ("Enter the Void").
Why It's Anticipated: We love a good musical here at The Playlist, and we love it even more when someone ambitiously tackles the genre as their feature debut with a musical. As such, there's a lot of curiosity value to seeing how "God Help the Girl" turns out, but we're confident that this might work out, especially as we know that the songs are already out there, and already good. It could still be a mess, but Murdoch's had some top-flight technical support, and has a strong central trio in the leads, so we're optimistic about this.
Release Date: Premieres at Sundance, and hopefully a full release will follow not long after that.

66. "Ex Machina"
Synopsis: A young coder of the world's largest Internet company wins an exclusive competition, only to arrive at the private mountain retreat to discover that he'll interact with an artificial intelligence housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
What You Need To Know: Alex Garland has been the screenwriter behind some of the smartest and most notable genre films of the last decade or so, including "28 Days Later," "Sunshine," "Never Let Me Go" and "Dredd," and it seems like he's sticking to similar territory for his directorial debut, which brushes against the same kind of zeitgeist-y AI/singularity-related territory seen in "Her" and "Transcendence." This seems to be more of a chamber character piece, and Garland's assembled some damn fine actors for the film: Domhnall Gleeson is the young programmer, Oscar Isaac is the reclusive CEO, and Alicia Vikander, assisted by some CGI, is the robot.
Why It's Anticipated: We don't love any of Garland's work unreservedly (he has a problem with endings in particular), but there's always been something fascinating about the way he plays with genre, and the chance to get something unfiltered from him about such a fascinating subject, is a very promising one. He's got some heavyweight backers too, with Danny Boyle regular Andrew Macdonald and the legendary Scott Rudin both producing, while the excellent Rob Hardy ("The Forgiveness Of Blood," "The Invisible Woman") shot the film. More importantly than anything however, is the cast: Gleeson, Isaac and Vikander have been among the standout breakout stars of the last few years, and something that teams them in such close proximity is something to be welcomed.
Release Date: Unknown, but TIFF is probably a good bet.

65. "Slow West"
Synopsis: At the end of the 19th century, a 17-year-old boy travels across the American Frontier with a mysterious traveler in search of the woman he loves.
What You Need To Know: Every star reaches a point where their name means enough that they can serve as a producer and get passion projects set up, and that time has come for Michael Fassbender. He's been developing this ambitious western with director and former Beta Band member John Maclean for a few years now, with the pair previously collaborating on the BAFTA-winning short "Pitch Black Heist." Their latest was shot in New Zealand late last year, with Kodi Smit-McPhee in the lead role and Ben Mendelsohn in support.
Why It's Anticipated: Fassbender has shown pretty good taste in selecting his projects, so the idea of something that he's self-generated is one that hopefully bodes well. "Pitch Black Heist" showed that Maclean has some real directorial chops, too, and we like that he's moving into features with a western, which is hardly the hippest of genres for a first-time filmmaker. Plus the cast is great: Smit-McPhee's been hugely impressive in the likes of "The Road" and "Let Me In," and Mendelsohn's always a welcome presence, especially if he gets to square off against Fassbender.
Release Date: Started filming in October, so should be ready in time for the fall festivals.

64. “The Trip to Italy”
Synopsis: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise the meta version of their anti-friendship from the original, Britain-bound “The Trip” and this time journey to six different restaurants dotted around Italy.
What You Need To Know: Michael Winterbottom’s original “The Trip” aired as an episodic TV show in Britain while in the U.S. it was abridged into feature film format. No doubt the sparring duo will be exchanging similar thoughts on life, celebrity and aging along the way in this followup, and hopefully competing some more in their impersonations of Roger MooreMichael Caine et al.
Why Is It Anticipated: There’s something so deliciously moreish about “The Trip” that it has become standard hangover fare in Playlist Towers, a hilarious, off-kilter, weird hybrid of road movie, gastronomic tour and entertainingly bitter skewering of the clashing egos of the two men at its heart. And so we’re delighted that more is on the way, and assume the further-from-home Italian setting will only work to throw Brydon and Coogan more uncomfortably close together, this time in spectacular, sun-dappled locations.
Release Date: Sundance bow is planned for the 115-minute film version, and the television version will air in the U.K. next year, though no date firmed up yet.

63. "Nightcrawler"
Synopsis: A young man begins work as a freelance crime journalist in L.A.
What You Need To Know: As far as directorial debuts, "Michael Clayton" was one of the best of the last decade, marking director Tony Gilroy as a definite filmmaker to watch. As such, we've got our eyes locked on "Nightcrawler," the first movie by Tony's younger brother Dan, a screenwriter in his own right (credits include "The Fall" and "The Bourne Legacy"). Jake Gyllenhaal, who's been going from strength to strength recently thanks to things like "Prisoners" and "Enemy," takes the lead here with Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed and Rene Russo in support, while "Michael Clayton" and "There Will Be Blood" cinematographer Robert Elswit is the DoP.
Why It's Anticipated: Dan Gilroy's credits aren't as dazzling as his brother's, but there's enough there to get excited about this, especially with a premise, that while is mostly under wraps, sounds like it could be dark, pulpy fun, shining a light on a world that's not often been seen on screen. But the main reason we're pumped for this is Gyllenhaal, who's been consistently excellent of late, and should have a role to really get his teeth into here (he even put himself in hospital while shooting the film, so he sounds pretty committed). It's good to see the hugely talented Riz Ahmed from "Four Lions" get a big American role too.
Release Date: TIFF seems likely.

62. "The New Girlfriend"
Synopsis: A young woman becomes depressed after her best friend dies, but finds new strength after discovering a secret about the dead woman's husband.
What You Need To Know: Francois Ozon is among France's best filmmakers and has been on a prolific and successful run of late with "In The House" being followed swiftly by "Jeune Et Jolie." Ozon's not slacking either: he's already moved on to this thriller/melodrama, based on a short story by Ruth Rendell (whose books also inspired Claude Chabrol's "La Ceremonie" and Almodovar's "Live Flesh"). Anais Demoustier takes the lead role, with the great Romain Duris ("The Beat That My Heart Skipped," "Populaire") also starring.
Why It's Anticipated: We don't love everything of Ozon's, but he's a consistently fascinating director, whose can tackle a variety of genres and interests while remaining instantly recognizable. "In The House" in particular was one of his best films in some time, and he seems like a good fit for Rendell's work. We're also excited to see him team up with Duris, who for a decade now has proven himself to be one of France's most exciting actors.
Release Date: Filming didn't start until late last year, so Cannes might be a stretch. Venice or TIFF are probably better bets.

"The Imitation Game"

61. “The Imitation Game"
Synopsis: The true story of English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.
What You Need To Know: The life of Alan Turing is a fascinating, desperately sad one that, while it's well-known (his cyanide-laced apple suicide inspired the logo for Apple), has surprisingly never been brought to the screen. But Graham Moore's script for "The Imitation Game" topped the Black List in 2011 and has had a huge amount of talent circling it since, with Leonardo DiCaprio and David Yates among those linked to it. In the end, it was "Headhunters" director Morten Tyldum who was the man in charge, with Benedict Cumberbatch seemingly perfectly cast as Turing. He's joined by Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Mark Strong and Charles Dance for a project that looks to focus both on Turing's codebreaking years and his homosexuality.
Why It's Anticipated: Again, Turing's story is positively bursting with drama, and if its Black List placement is anything to go by, Graham Moore's script tells it very nicely indeed. Tyldum made a very impressive breakthrough with "Headhunters," and will hopefully bring the same mix of style and substance here, while this'll hopefully provide Cumberbatch with the showcase that "The Fifth Estate" spectacularly failed to be. There's a strong supporting cast in place too, and some top behind-the-scenes talent as well: Clint Mansell is scoring the film, and "Argo" editor William Goldenberg is cutting the flick.
Release Date: Another one that's likely heading to TIFF, ahead of an awards season bow.

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77 Comments

  • Niks | June 3, 2014 7:17 AMReply

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  • The Rook | May 26, 2014 2:08 PMReply

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  • Erin | April 29, 2014 6:31 PMReply

    "Principal" photography, re: Sin City.

  • hi | April 16, 2014 4:28 AMReply

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  • Ashley | March 24, 2014 8:09 PMReply

    Where... Is... Divergent?

  • ras | March 9, 2014 5:11 AMReply

    it's sad when only 1 film out of 100 of the "most anticipated of 2014" features people of color. it's even more ludicrous when biblical stories, that if portrayed accurately would feature people of color prominently, boasts all white casts. can't help but be amazed at how comfortably hollywood perpetuates institutional __(fill in the blank)__. hollywood REALLY has to do better. and so do you, playlist staff.

  • M. | February 25, 2014 6:56 PMReply

    Inherent Vice will probably win Best Picture, Best Director, not unless David Fincher dominates the competition away, somehow I see that happening?
    I'm calling Steve Carrell for Best Actor now.

  • 89 | February 21, 2014 9:36 AMReply

    Great list. Nice to see at least there's someone who doesn't cram their top 10 with superhero flicks...

  • Cfmgirl | February 15, 2014 10:53 PMReply

    Divergent, anybody? They're keeping it secret, son not many people know about it, but believe me it'll leave you stunned.

  • Paul | February 17, 2014 9:30 PM

    I have heard, from multiple sources, that it is terrible.

  • Danny | February 8, 2014 7:12 PMReply

    To the writer about the movie Noah,the Bible is not and should never be referred to as mythology!

  • kyle | February 18, 2014 11:59 PM

    anything in the bible proven as facts or mere fairly tales & mythology?

  • Reifer | February 6, 2014 2:41 PMReply

    Will MGM's "Creed" being helmed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan (Fruivale Station) come out this year? Thats my indie-to-mainstream director (Coogler) turn that I'm anticipating.

  • John | February 17, 2014 9:15 PM

    Highly doubtful. Jordan is filming Fantastic Four before anything else.

  • Brett | January 24, 2014 2:14 PMReply

    I don't get Terrence Malick and how he's suddenly trying to overwhelm us with projects. I'll tell you this, though. He picked the wrong year to do it.

  • erica | January 19, 2014 1:35 PMReply

    Hello !
    Dom Hemingway

  • Siga | January 15, 2014 2:50 PMReply

    wow wow just a minute i did not see one black star list in this lot as again black stars gone missing in action well as for me i am a syfy buff so i will end up watching a few fantasy and syfy most of the rest can go scatter in the wind. WHERE ARE THE BLACK ANTICIPATED MOVIES
    IS 2014 GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF BLACK MOVIE STARS??????????????

  • - | January 14, 2014 5:00 PMReply

    Got to be Inherent Vice for me. Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson collaborating again would've been enough on its own, never mind the rest of that cast. Jesus.
    Then I'd say Interstellar, Grand Budapest Hotel and Gone Girl.

  • Josh Labron | January 11, 2014 11:27 PMReply

    What was so bad about The Amazing Spider-Man? I thought it was excellent

  • JAB | January 11, 2014 8:50 PMReply

    "Interstellar" far & away tops my list of 2014's films to see. My favorite sci-fi movies have posed deep philosophical/metaphysical/existential questions. "2001", (the often overlooked) "Contact" & "Bladerunner" are not exactly popcorn movies. This could be Nolan's (the Nolans') swing for the galaxies. Look at the mind bending "Inception".
    I was hoping "Gravity" would've been more like this like Cuaron's excellent "Children Of Men".

  • Max | January 10, 2014 1:18 PMReply

    I was looking for Mad Max but then I remembered. 2015 : /

  • Daniel | January 10, 2014 1:47 AMReply

    Edge of Tomorrow. Why didn't they just make this 'Groundhog Day' rip-off with Bill Murray, as the next long-wanted 'Ghostbusters?'

  • Daniel | January 10, 2014 1:44 AMReply

    Jupiter Ascending. 'A young woman discovers that she shares the same DNA as the Queen Of The Universe, and goes on the run with a genetically engineered former soldier who's part wolf.
    Wreck it Ralph. A young video game girl who shares the same DNA as the monarch of a video game universe, and goes on a race with the help of a former video game character who's part super-strong mutant.

    I liked the second, a lot. WIW
    Will not care for the first. JA

  • Daniel | January 10, 2014 1:35 AMReply

    'Inexperienced superhero' is an oxymoron. You mean 'inexperienced soon-to-be superheroes'. For "Big Hero 6". One needs experience to be labeled a hero of any kind.

  • Addy | January 8, 2014 9:15 PMReply

    I agree with SARAHB.

    One film I am anticipating that isn't on this list is "Repentance" with Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, and Mike Epps.

    Dear Indiewire editors, the existence of affiliate "Shadow and Act" does not mean films of that or any other diaspora do not need to be represented on your site. Thank you.

  • RPG | January 8, 2014 1:22 AMReply

    It's "Maps to the Stars." Plural, not singular.

  • SarahB | January 7, 2014 11:33 PMReply

    I wish I could say that I was surprised by the glaring lack of diversity in the casts for these films. A list of 100 2014 releases and outside the few shot in Asia, none have non-white leads. Judging by these casts one would think that talented black, Latin, Arab, Indian, and Asian actors do not exist in the West.

  • Just Shut Up. | January 10, 2014 3:29 AM

    jesus christ, Sarah, just shut up please?

  • Michael | January 7, 2014 2:56 PMReply

    Really excited for Sils Maria, Binoche is one of my favourites actress and it will be great to see her with Kristen Stewart who is on my radar. I think is almost sure Sils Maria is going to Cannes.

    Waiting for The Rover too. An original, interesting movie with a great cast and a wonderful director. Not sure if is going to Cannes, but Tiff almost sure.

  • lol | January 8, 2014 2:12 PM

    I'm almost sure that The Rover or Maps To The Stars will be screened at Cannes,but Sils Maria probably is going to Venice.No need drama at Cannes.I hope.

  • Maria | January 7, 2014 3:29 PM

    Agree with you. Sils and The Rover are two of the bt movies to look forward to this 2014 with Midnight Special.

  • Suzan | January 7, 2014 3:12 PM

    I think the same, Sils is almost sue to go to Cannes because of the movie itself, the director, the kind of movie, frgeting it was filmed in Germany, France and some other place I don't remember now.
    The Rover I really hope to see it in Cannes. And I think its possible, Map to the stars is kind of overrated,personally not looking forward it.

  • h | January 7, 2014 1:30 PMReply

    What happened to the The young and prodigious T.S. Spivet?

  • j | January 7, 2014 10:21 AMReply

    Great article guys, thanks.

  • cirkusfolk | January 7, 2014 9:58 AMReply

    Comon, not to mention the new Transformers anywhere in the article is too snobbish even by my standards. The fact they dropped Douche Lebouf and now have Mark Wahlberg is reason enough to see it regardless of your feelings about the first three. Also, where is Zero Theorem?

  • cirkusfolk | January 7, 2014 10:12 AM

    Ok. I see where you mentioned Terry Gilliam in the last sentence along with David Gordon Green for Joe.

  • cirkusfolk | January 7, 2014 10:02 AM

    Also worth mentioning, Dom Hemingway, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Equalizer.

  • annie | January 7, 2014 9:25 AMReply

    Calling it now: Inherent Vice will this year`s biggest disappointment.

  • joe | January 7, 2014 6:49 PM

    calling it now the best of the decade

  • Lenz | January 7, 2014 5:45 AMReply

    Godard's Farewell to Language 3D.

  • Marko | January 7, 2014 2:53 AMReply

    Definitely the most comprehensive anticipated list out there. Many thanks.

    If anyone's interested, feel free to check out my top 70 for 2014. I put down a couple not listed here on Indiewire, eg. BODY ART (Luca Guadagnino/Isabelle Huppert, Denis Lavant, David Cronenberg & Sigourney Weaver) and JOURNEY TO THE WEST (Tsai Ming-Liang/Denis Lavant & Kang-Sheng Lee):

  • George | January 7, 2014 1:54 AMReply

    We all know how many sequels and remakes are made every year, but there are very few on this list. Of course that's a good thing but...

    How many films are being made in 2014?!?!?!?!

  • Justin | January 6, 2014 9:37 PMReply

    Really surprised Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert didn't make this list. It starts shooting next week.

    I'm assuming the writers here think it's going to be a 2015 release.

  • Something | January 6, 2014 8:47 PMReply

    Nice list
    *see Emma Stone*
    Dropped

  • biguy | January 6, 2014 8:38 PMReply

    PLEED IS LOVE, PLEED IS LIFE

  • hy | January 6, 2014 8:28 PMReply

    Joe Wright's "A Season in the Congo"?

  • oogle monster | January 6, 2014 8:25 PMReply

    Did you guys put together this list earlier in the year? B/c you write of Blue Jasmine as if it is still playing in theaters.... what gives?

  • silky | January 6, 2014 6:47 PMReply

    How does Maze Runner come in the top 20 of most anticipated movies of 2014, but not crack the top 100 here.

    ????

  • Eddy Q | January 6, 2014 4:58 PMReply

    How does Liv Ullmann's adaptation of a famous Strindberg play starring Jessica Chastain not get in the top 10, let alone top 100?

  • Dan | January 6, 2014 4:30 PMReply

    Greaaaat feature, love you guys for having Inherent Vice as number 1 anticipated film. Also heavily intrigued by Richard Linklater's Boyhood because simply the man is a genius. And If Midnight Special ends up coming out next year I will run up and down the streets with excitement.

  • Mi | January 6, 2014 4:05 PMReply

    Child 44 has nothing to do with Chinatown or Zodiac,it would be close to Citizen X with Stephen Rea,telling the story of Russian,rather Ukrainian serial killer.Anyway I can't wait to see how director has adapted the book,wonder if they used the motif of The Great Famine in Ukraine 1932-1933 to describe the roots of the leading man.

  • S8429 | January 6, 2014 3:32 PMReply

    YES to Kill the Messenger!!!

  • jackie | January 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    Interesting story, love Renner and he has pulled together a great supporting cast. I am excited about this one.

  • Tiny Pixie | January 6, 2014 3:01 PMReply

    Looks like you named just about every single release for 2014, not the most anticipated.

  • Puly1333 | January 6, 2014 3:00 PMReply

    Kristen Wiig is overrated and Birdsmaid, that many people called "the hangover with women" is also very overrrated. The movie follows the same scheme, clichés and common places than any other ordinary Ben Stiller comedy... It was a big disappointment :(

  • Pleed | January 6, 2014 2:59 PMReply

    What about Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice? Steven Knight wrote it, so I have faith in it even if Zwick is somewhat of a hack.

  • PLEED | January 6, 2014 8:51 PM

    @UUUU Good performance, but I vastly prefer his work in The Departed that same year.

  • UUUU | January 6, 2014 8:45 PM

    Thoughts on Leo Dicaprio in Blood Diamond?

  • Jun | January 6, 2014 2:30 PMReply

    Sils Maria sounds very intriguing. Binoche and Stewart are 2 of my favorites.

    The Cameron Crowe film sounds really lame. Emma Stone as an air force pilot? Haaaaaa!

  • James | January 6, 2014 6:26 PM

    I love Emma Stone and I love Cameron Crowe, but airforce pilot made me go "huh"? I'm more excited for Stone in Birdman though---that sounds more interesting tbh.

  • Christian | January 6, 2014 2:27 PMReply

    My most anticipated films of 2014:

    THE ROVER (David Michôd)
    INHERENT VICE (Paul Thomas Anderson)
    KNIGHT OF CUPS (Terence Malick)
    INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan)
    TRANSCENDENCE (Wally Pfister)
    NOAH (Darren Aronofsky)
    HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER (Ryan Gosling)
    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson)
    MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Jeff Nichols)
    ANIMAL RESCUE (Michaël R. Roskam)
    EXODUS (Ridley Scott)
    CHILD 44 (Daniel Espinosa)

    ...and (assuming it's released)
    Michael Mann's cyber project

  • PRESIDENT MAO | January 6, 2014 1:51 PMReply

    Iñarritu is one of the most overrated hacks in this business. I keep my fingers crossed Birdman doesn't include a racist white cop, a poor inmigrant guy with cancer or subtitles in a foreign language...

  • fidas | January 6, 2014 6:28 AMReply

    hey man!!!

  • fidas | January 6, 2014 5:11 AMReply

    This film is very unusual for me.

  • Gerard Kennelly | January 5, 2014 3:06 AMReply

    awesome list!

  • jrose | January 3, 2014 2:53 PMReply

    With all due respect, listing "the 100 most anticipated films of 2014" is a bit like listing "the 100 best films of 2013".

  • Emil | January 3, 2014 3:29 AMReply

    What are the films in the title picture of this article? Obviously Hobbit is the top right one

  • Chris | January 3, 2014 6:12 PM

    Yeah, what's that one in the bottom left? Some flamboyant thug in a red costume picking on a poor homeless man? A homeless man with GLASSES, in fact! Really can't imagine what "anticipated" movie that would be from.

  • Farza | January 3, 2014 6:57 AM

    Read through the feature and you should be able to tell.

  • Oogle monster | January 2, 2014 3:37 PMReply

    BIG EYES should be higher up. And as much as I wanted Michelle Williams to win an Oscar for BLUE VALENTINE, I am all for Amy Adams and Charlize Theron running circles around her next year. She was truly obnoxious to watch in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN and I realized how devoid of a personality she appears to be.

  • benxpete | January 4, 2014 9:27 PM

    Ouch! Loved her in My Week with Marilyn, and she should have won the Oscar over Streep. At least she got the Golden Globe for her role in the "hilarious comedy."

  • Chris | January 2, 2014 3:34 PMReply

    You're actually going to make the argument that "The Last Stand" is better than "True Lies"? By all means, please elaborate.

  • Chris | January 3, 2014 11:46 AM

    You're going to have to do better than that, Wade Gustafson.

  • Wade Gustafson | January 3, 2014 8:52 AM

    Maybe, just maybe, the uber-creepy misogyny that's played for a chuckle fest of side-splitting hilarity in True Lies might count against it.

  • bohmer | January 2, 2014 5:13 PM

    Yeah please do so, that ought to be entertaining!

  • Alan B | January 2, 2014 3:14 PMReply

    I used to exist, now I don't.

  • andreas | January 31, 2014 8:55 AM

    Hope 2014 will be better as 2013 concerning movie releases. here is a list http://best-movies-2014.com/ of already released

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