Now that 2013 is long gone, it’s time to get ready for the films set to make their debut in 2014. From action flicks to comedies, there are plenty of movies hitting the silver screen this year that are sure to satisfy your entertainment needs. Here are just eight of them.
1. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (January 17)
Staring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, this film is sure to please those who love action movies about government agents. Based on a series by the late best-selling author Tom Clancy, the movie follows a CIA junior analyst as he uncovers a Russian terrorist plan.
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (March 7)
Fan of Wes Anderson’s work (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) are sure to love The Grand Budapest Hotel. Staring Ralph Fiennes and a slew of Anderson regulars like Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Owen Wilson, this film is sure to be a visual treat.
3. Divergent (March 21)
Based on Veronica Roth’s YA series, this futuristic film is set in a dystopian Chicago where protagonist Beatrice Prior carves her own path in a divided society. Staring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, this movie is sure to be a favorite among fans of The Hunger Games and those just looking for a entertaining teen flick.
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4)
If you’ve looking to get your superhero fix, Captain America: The Winter Solider will do the trick. Staring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Redford, this film is full of action-packed fun and will get you even more excited for The Avengers sequel in 2015.
5. Transcendence (April 18)
If you’re a fan of science fiction, you will love Transcendence. Staring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Rebecca Hal, the film follows a scientist whose mind is transferred to a computer after he dies. This movie is definitely outside of the box, and it’s considered one of the most anticipated films of the year.
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2)
Spider-Man is back to saving the world, right in time for summer blockbuster season. Staring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, the film is said to be full of delicious villains and lots of romance.
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)
With a huge all-star cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and Ian Ian McKellen, just to name a few) X-Men: Days of Future Past is sure to please all the mutant-loving fans on the planet. With a fun storyline and lots of eye candy, what’s not to like about this movie?
8. Maleficent (May 30)
Angelina Jolie is back in action playing the evil queen in Maleficent, a new take on Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Sleeping Beauty. This film is great for adults and kids alike, and it’s sure to be full of lots of Disney magic.