14 Movies that will Make 2014

As we gear up for Oscars season, it’s clear that 2013 was a truly tremendous year for film. But 2014 is going to be something else entirely. Drop what you’re doing immediately and watch these 14 trailers, and you’ll know what I mean.

Gone Girl

This novel was destined for a movie adaptation after all the buzz it received on the NYT bestsellers list, but I’ve never seen a book so ripe for the big screen. The suspense and intrigue surrounding this plot will surely make it a box office hit.

Monument Men

Well. George Clooney is in it, so I will definitely be there. Besides, this true story about brave men working to save priceless pieces of art from Nazi Germany is truly inspiring.

View the trailer here.

Maleficent

This looks like one of Disney’s darkest undertakings yet, and just the trailer gave me chills. I don’t know if I’d be taking my little princesses to this one, but I’ll definitely catch it in theaters myself.

View the trailer here.

The Fault in Our Stars

The category of “tearjerker” has included little outside of Nicholas Sparks movies in recent years, and this movie is definitely going to change that. The book absolutely wrecked me, and so will the movie. Actually, so did the trailer, now that I think of it.

View the trailer here.

Annie

Everyone’s favorite quirky little orphan is hitting the big screen (again), this time with a killer ensemble including Beasts of the Southern Wild breakout star Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, and Jamie Foxx.

View the trailer here.

Interstellar

Christoper Nolan is directing a killer cast in a space odyssey film that is sure to include some breathtaking special effects. As for plot, well…we’re not sure about that yet.

View the trailer here.

Into the Woods

I’d watch anything with Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, but a musical?! I’ll see you at the midnight premiere! The director of Chicago is putting the magic touch on this Broadway show, and we can’t wait for it to come out this Christmas.

Veronica Mars

I never expected this TV sleuth to make it to the big screen, and I couldn’t be happier. TV diehards will finally have the chance to catch up with Veronica as she reunites with the gang to solve crime.

View the trailer here.

Divergent

Hollywood is deadset on making every book that tweens ever read into a movie, and the YA genre is now littered with movie flops. With a great cast and an intriguing plot, Divergent has a good shot at breaking the status quo and joining the ranks of the Hunger Games.

View the trailer here.

The Lego Movie

Normally I would completely dismiss the idea of an animated movie entirely about lego action figures as what it is, a pretty dumb idea. But I happened to catch the trailer for this flick and I found myself giggling inexplicably. Sure it’s dumb, but it’s entertainment after all.

View the trailer here.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The next addition to the Marvel universe is a weird one, but with lovable Chris Pratt leading the ensemble, I think that it will be just weird enough that it works. The heroes include a gun-crazed raccoon and a talking tree, so there’s that.

The Interview

This year’s lineup doesn’t seem too heavy on comedy, but there are some exceptions. This Franco and Rogen pic is sure to be hilarious, as the two play a talk show host and his producer who end up caught in an international assassination plot.

Godzilla

Really, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen more reprisals of this gigantic reptilian beast.

View the trailer here.

Neighbors

Another comedy coming our way, one of the funniest elements of this is the idea of Seth Rogen playing a conservative family man. He will be waging an epic war against his frat star neighbor (played by the more believable Zac Efron) in this fun flick.

About the Author: This post comes to you from Katie, a die-hard cinema queen and a tech blogger for MantaPDM.com