Our 7 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014

Above: 7 of AmongMen's most anticipated movies of 2014
Above: 7 of AmongMen's most anticipated movies of 2014

Get ready to embrace a popcorn diet, moviegoers, as 2014 promises a list of blockbusters sure to have you running back to the theatre month after month. Mixed in with the perfunctory sequels (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spiderman 2, 22 Jump Street, and Dumb and Dumber 2 to name a few), these original movies stand out from the crowd. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on the buzz!

The Monuments Men
Release Date: February 7, 2014

George Clooney and Matt Damon reunite in The Monuments Men, a comedy-drama about a group of art historians and curators who join together to prevent artwork and culturally important items from being destroyed by Nazis in the Second World War.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Release Date: March 7, 2014

Indie director Wes Anderson is back with his new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The movie takes place in the 1920s in Europe, and focuses on a concierge who works at the hotel. The star studded cast includes Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.

Divergent
Release Date: March 21, 2014

Based on the book series by Veronica Roth, Divergent hopes to become the new Hunger Games. Set in a futuristic Chicago, citizens are divided into five groups based on personality. Protagonist Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) finds herself on the outside after she discovers she doesn’t fit into any of the factions.

Transcendence
Release Date: April 18, 2014

Johnny Depp’s newest movie, Transcendence, plays at artificial intelligence in a dystopian future.  Depp plays a scientist who has his body downloaded into a computer before he dies. Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman also star in the film.

The Giver
Release Date: August 15, 2014

The Giver was required reading for anyone attending school in the 1990s. Now the book will receive its movie adaptation featuring a cast including Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Swift. The story revolves around Jonas, a teen boy who has been chosen to receive the memories of his community.

Gone Girl
Release Date: October 3, 2014

The novel Gone Girl made headlines last summer when its mystery kept readers up late into the night. It will reach a new group of fans this fall when it hits theatres. Ben Affleck plays Nick, a man searching for his missing wife after she disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.

Interstellar
Release Date: November 7, 2014

Christopher Nolan fans can’t wait until November when his latest masterpiece hits theatres. Interstellar follows a group of space explorers who travel through a wormhole. Not much is known about this movie yet, but the cast features Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

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