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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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20. "Untitled Cameron Crowe Project"
Synopsis: A celebrated military contractor returns to Hawaii—the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-lost love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
What You Need To Know: Once titled “Deep Tiki,” this “Jerry Maguire”-esque film was a script we read (and reviewed) ages ago and was supposed to be Cameron Crowe’s long-awaited follow-up to 2005's "Elizabethtown." It even had Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon as the two leads. Instead, that iteration fell apart and Crowe made a trio of films instead (two music docs and “We Bought A Zoo”). If “Jerry Maguire” was about a sports agent who finds unlikely love after a fall from grace, this Crowe project, at least the version we read four or five years ago, definitely felt like a spiritual cousin, only set against a backdrop that feels very unlikely for Crowe Hawaiian mysticism and the world of military contractors and satellite defense.
Why Is It Anticipated: So yes, while it sounds familiar, it definitely has its own peculiar and distinct milieu which should set it apart, plus a great cast that features Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Our best guess is that it aims for a similar humanistic, comedy romance vibe that Crowe often shoots for with an adventure tinge, and that’s enough to keep us onside from a filmmaker we're always interested in (you can check out our Crowe Retrospective here).
Release Date: TBD, our guess is a bow at the celebrity-friendly Toronto International Film Festival and then maybe a December release like “We Bought A Zoo.”

19. Carol
Synopsis: Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
What You Need To Know: Rooney Mara replaced the initially cast Mia Wasikowska in the film, where she’ll team with Cate Blanchett in director Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel. And frankly, that should be all you need to know about this one.
Why Is It Anticipated: See above: Haynes + Mara + Blanchett = no brainer excitement. It will also mark Haynes first feature film (aside from the excellent HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce”) since 2007’s “I’m Not There” and it will find him working again Blanchett. Considering how unpredictably engaging their last pairing was, we expect no different here, and Blanchett's post-"Blue Jasmine" buzz can't hurt the film's chances of making a bigger splash either.
Release Date: Production will begin in March in Cincinnati on the film making a 2014 release tight, but not impossible. If David O. Russell can manage a sprawling, period tale in less than 12 months, we figure Haynes can do a smaller character piece in that amount of time too. Then again, The Weinstein Company (that already has a trunkload of 2013 festival films they held for a year) might have other plans, so it could be more like 2015, but we're so eager for it we're trying to work the power of positive thinking by including it here.

18. "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence"
Synopsis: Two men, one of whom has a minor mental disability, confront the absurdity of human existence
What You Need To Know: Despite, or perhaps because, of his defiantly unprolific work rate (this is only his fifth feature since debut "A Swedish Love Story" in 1970), Scandinavian helmer Roy Andersson is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the world circuit, especially since "Songs From The Second Floor" debuted in 2000. His long-gestating latest (which we had tipped as an outside possibility already for last year's Cannes) completes the trilogy begun with that film and continued with 2007's "You, The Living," shot, for the first time in the director's career, digitally.
Why It's Anticipated: If you've never seen a Roy Andersson film, now is the time to start, before this hits later in the year; there's no filmmaker in the world quite like him, with a wry, understated humor, melancholic tone, and entirely distinctive style. Early word suggests that this might be something closer to traditional narrative—or at least, the film has central characters who span the whole movie—than the unrelated vignettes of the first two films in the trilogy, but we're not expecting him to be reinventing the wheel here or anything.
Release Date: Cannes is a near-certainty, and hopefully it'll get a proper U.S. release before the year is out.

17. "Sils Maria"
Synopsis: An actress becomes obsessed by a younger rival who takes over the role that made her famous.
What You Need To Know: Bits and pieces of Olivier Assayas' earlier work have been in English, but it seems that "Sils Maria," the latest movie from the director of "Demonlover," "Summer Hours," "Carlos" and "Something In The Air," is his true English-language debut. And what a cast he's assembled for it: the film's led by Juliette Binoche, who plays a version of herself (and took the idea to the director herself: as Assayas told us, "it's a Juliette Binoche movie about Juliette Binoche with Juliette Binoche"), with Chloe Moretz, Kristen Stewart, Bruno Ganz, Daniel Bruhl, Brady Corbet and Johnny Flynn also involved.
Why It's Anticipated: Though your mileage may vary depending on the film, we find Assayas to be one of the more consistent filmmakers out there, and anything new from him is reason to get excited. Beyond that, it's been built from the ground up to showcase Juliette Binoche, one of our very finest actors, and the idea of her facing off against a new generation of talent, in Moretz and Stewart, is enough to sell us a ticket. Is this the arthouse "All About Eve" it sounds like, or something very different? With Assayas, it's never easy to predict, but we'll be there either way.
Release Date: Assayas screened "Boarding Gate" and "Carlos" at Cannes, but "Something In The Air" was at Venice, and "Summer Hours" bypassed a festival premiere, so it's hard to lock down. But Cannes and/or Venice are the best guesses.

16. "Cyber"
Synopsis: After rogue computer hackers attack the world's stock markets, an imprisoned hacker is released on the condition that he helps a joint U.S./Chinese task force to track down the culprits.
What You Need To Know: It's five years since Michael Mann had a movie in theaters—2009's "Public Enemies"—so the news that he's been shooting a new film is enormously welcome, particularly after a number of projects failed to land over the years (including the now-potential Tom Cruise/Brad Pitt vehicle "Go Like Hell") The project in question, backed by Legendary Pictures, is one of the more obvious examples of the importance of the Chinese audience to Hollywood these days, with "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth and Oscar-nominee Viola Davis joined by "Lust Caution" actors Tang Wei and Leehom Wang. An extensive shoot kicked off last summer, spanning the U.S., China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Why It's Anticipated: It's the return of Michael Mann. "Miami Vice" and "Public Enemies" might have been more divisive than some of his work, but Mann's still a first-class filmmaker (look out for a Retrospective of his work from us very soon), and any time he's putting out new work, it's worth paying attention. It's true that if this premise was being directed by some B-level action guy, we'd be much more dismissive, but we're pretty sure that Mann will be able to find some meat to it, and particularly, the idea of him digging into U.S./Chinese relations is an intriguing one. Plus, Hemsworth's been a consistently engaging performer who proved with "Rush" that he's more than just good with a hammer, and it's great to see Davis in a high profile role like this.
Release Date: Currently, it’s not scheduled until January 16 2015, which is the worry and the reason a Michael Mann film isn’t in our top 10. What does Universal know about this that we don’t? And when was the last time a Michael Mann movie was dumped in January?? Still, if it’s any good whatsoever, expect it to get some kind of qualifying run in December and maybe hit a late festival like AFI (as "Lone Survivor" did this year, for instance).

15. "Maps To The Stars"
Synopsis: Details a twisted Hollywood family: successful self-help magnate Dr. Stafford Weiss and his wife Cristina, who manage the career of their burned-out child star kids Agatha and Benjie, and also come into the orbit of an aspiring actor and a movie star haunted by her dead mother.
What You Need To Know: This Hollywood-set tale, penned by novelist Bruce Wagner, has been in the works for close to a decade, and seems to have been something of a passion project for director David Cronenberg: it's come close to production more than once before, but eventually got before cameras last year. Seemingly closer to last film "Cosmopolis" than his more commercial work on something like "Eastern Promises," it's also home to the director's most promising cast in a long-time, with the returning Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon joined by John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and perhaps most interestingly, Carrie Fisher, as 'Herself.'
Why Is It Anticipated: We can't say we were huge fans of Cronenberg's last couple of movies, but the idea of the Canadian legend turning his attention to biting the hand that feeds him is an immediately intriguing one, and doubly so when you start adding drug-addicted thirteen-year-old child actors, pyromania and ghosts of dead 1960s stars into the mix. There are a lot of strong actors here who seem particularly suited to working with Cronenberg (Moore, Williams, Wasikowska), and perhaps more than anything, we're delighted to see John Cusack in a movie that isn't a straight-to-VOD actioner that hadn't already been turned down by Nicolas Cage (with this film along with "Love and Mercy," we're hoping 2014 is Cusack's comeback year). Early pics here for what could be another "Cosmopolis," oblique and chilly, but we've got our fingers crossed for something more satisfying.
Release Date: Said to be aiming for Cannes, though Venice or TIFF might be options too.

14. “Two Days, One Night
Synopsis: For two days and a night, with the help of her husband, 30-year-old Sandra searches the town for colleagues prepared to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job.
What You Need To Know: While usually tending to favor lesser-known actors for their naturalistic films, the Dardennes Brothers have gone Hollywood (or their closest approximation of that) signing up Marion Cotillard for the lead role in their next film, that right now seems to be a two-hander with only longtime collaborator Fabrizio Rongione (“Rosetta,” “Lorna’s Silence,” “The Kid With The Bike”) listed as the co-star. And the subject matter suggests that the Dardennes are changing the game thematically as well, tackling a timely topic that seems to find the lead character a victim of the worldwide economic crisis.
Why Is It Anticipated: While any new film from the Dardennes is cause for celebration, the casting and plot add an extra spice to this mix, which explains why it has landed near the top ten.
Release Date: Sony Pictures Classics has the U.S. rights and while no date has been set, you can probably expect a Cannes Film Festival premiere in the spring.

13.A Most Wanted Man
Synopsis: A Chechen Muslim illegally emigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught up in the international war on terror.
What You Need To Know: After "The Constant Gardener" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" rekindled Hollywood's love for the spy and international intrigue genre via John le Carré, the author’s work has become all the rage once more in Tinseltown (the adaptations in development are myriad). And the next to arrive will be “A Most Wanted Man,” which, while a much more modern vision of Le Carre’s espionage milieu, still sounds like a morally complex crackler, and it sure looks great, according to the trailer (which has been pulled by Lionsgate right now, but will hopefully be re-upped soon).
Why Is It Anticipated: ...mainly because it's directed by rock-photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn, who has made two essentials works so far, "Control" and "The American," the latter of which was one of the most introspective and haunted assassin movies in forever. And then there's his cast which is terrific, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, "Rush" star Daniel Brühl and terrific German star Nina Hoss. Sundance can't come quickly enough.
Release Date: A Sundance premiere in January means it’ll roll out later in the year depending on how it performs and where Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions sees fit to slot it.

12. "Midnight Special"
Synopsis: A father and son attempt to evade government officials when they learn the boy has supernatural powers.
What You Need To Know: This is a bid for mainstream success for director Jeff Nichols, who previously helmed “Mud,” “Take Shelter” and “Shotgun Stories.” Frequent collaborator Michael Shannon returns, part of an ensemble that includes Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver. The plot is mostly being kept under wraps, but Nichols has compared it to a John Carpenter film, which likely means a heavy genre influence, particularly given that Nichols has also point-blank stated that this would be a “chase movie.”
Why Is It Anticipated: A wave of interesting, original sci-fi from a number of intriguing directors highlights 2014 for us, though the last person you’d expect to join those ranks is Nichols, who has been making a series of down-to-the-bone dramas in the indie world until now. In interviews, there’s been a bit of misdirection too, as he’s been both comparing this to a Carpenter film and suggesting it shares DNA with Carpenter’s “Starman,” a film that doesn’t have much in common with the rest of Carpenter’s filmography. Either way, it would be highly intriguing to see Nichols tackle something like “Starman,” with a father-son bonding story thrown in there, and it will also be a pleasure to see Shannon re-team with Nichols, as the director tends to get the best out of the volcanically bizarre actor. Shannon only had a bit part in Nichols’ “Mud,” but within the margins of that film it was weird, funny and unpredictable, a comic highlight in a film that was constantly flashing the audience a sly smile.
Release Date: Fourth quarter, likely fall.

11. "The Rover"
Synopsis: In a war-torn future beset by financial collapse, a man trudges across the Australian desert to locate his stolen car and secure the mysterious cargo found inside.
What You Need To Know: This is the first film for director David Michod since his riveting debut “Animal Kingdom.” It’s been described as an existential western, and it’s being fronted by “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Michod is also re-teaming with “Animal Kingdom” co-star Guy Pearce, with the fairly ubiquitous Scoot McNairy onboard as well.
Why Is It Anticipated: “Animal Kingdom” was one of the most exciting debuts of the last few years. That picture captured the sweeping scope of early Michael Mann mixed with Werner Herzog’s anthropological analysis of human behavior, crafting a debut that was both terrifying and utterly unforgettable. While he’s taking things in a vaguely sci-fi direction here, Michod has promised that this will be a relatively grounded affair, a crime picture in the outback that could be indicative of a contemporary mashup of “Wake In Fright” (with the idea of an outsider stranded in the outback) and “Mad Max” (with its emphasis on vehicular action). We’re particularly interested in how this takes place in the foreground of a financial collapse, and how close to modern day Michod wants to make it.
Release Date: A24 has it currently slated for TBD fall 2014.

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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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