Romance, comedy, horror, science fiction, fantasy, history, action, and more! As every year, 2014 will see a host of fantastic movies in all different genres. Whether you like to get scared out of your seat or want to see a dramatic historical recreation, you’ll want to find a seat in a movie theater near you. These are the top 10 films you should see this year!
The Monuments Men
In theaters February 7
During World War II, the military protected the people of their countries, but a special group of men were charged with protecting something entirely different: art. Written and directed by George Clooney, The Monuments Men tells the true story of a platoon of American soldiers tasked with protecting the art and architecture of war-ridden countries. Clooney, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman all-star in the movie.
In theaters February 28
If you’re looking for action in a film, look no further. Liam Neeson plays an air marshal who must save a plane full of passengers on an international flight. One thrill of suspense after another is what film producers hope you’ll get when watching this film.
In theaters March 21
The much-awaited film version of the bestselling teen drama book series, Divergent is an action and adventure movie that stars Shailene Woodley as “Tris” and Theo James as “Four,” a courageous duo who eventually fall in love and change the path of their society at the same time. Divergent is an exciting tale similar to The Hunger Games, great for most audiences.
In theaters March 28
This is the epic of Noah as we know him from the Bible, now seen on a grand scale on the big screen. Russell Crowe is Noah, who prepares for the big flood after visions warn him. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins play alongside him.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In theaters April 4
Chris Evans reprises his action star role as the ever-popular Captain America, who saves the world yet again alongside superhero actors Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smuthers, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
In theaters May 2
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone play the sequel to their blockbuster comic book hero film from 2012. If the second is anything as exciting as the first, we’re in for a real web-flying treat!
In theaters at date to be determined
Hollywood’s latest superstar duo is Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, who have acted with one another in one blockbuster film after another. This latest collaboration follows the story of Serena and George Pemberton in North Carolina during the 1930s. This historical drama is different from what we’re used to seeing the duo in, but it should be worth the movie ticket nonetheless.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
In theaters November 21
Not to be overshadowed, the third installment of the four-part series of The Hunger Games will be in theaters later this year, much to the thrill of fans young and old. Be prepared for even more action than the last movies and even better acting from your favorite characters.
In theaters November 7
Directed by The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is a science fiction film that aims to remind viewers of the beauty and the great expanse of space. It is the unknown that once attracted us to outer space, and it is that curiosity inherent in all of us that will turn our minds to it again. Nolan directs Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine in what’s sure to be one of the best pictures of the year.
Into the Woods
In theaters December 25
The fairy tales all come together in this Walt Disney Productions screen adaption of Stephen Sondheim’s musical. Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Handsome Prince, Rapunzel, and Jack (who climbed the beanstalk) are all featured in this film. Get ready for a great soundtrack alongside the film!