Monday, 6 January 2014

50 Must-See Movies in 2014 (preview)

I anticipate another golden year for cinema. Here are 50 movies to add to your viewing schedule for the forthcoming year.

[In no particular order]

01. Godzilla (dir. Gareth Evans)
02. Interstellar (dir. Christopher Nolan)
03. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
04. 12 Years A Slave (dir. Steve McQueen)
05. The Wolf of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese)
06. Inside Llewyn Davis (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
07. American Hustle (dir. David O. Russell)
08. Out of the Furnace (dir. Scott Cooper)
09. The Dallas Buyers Club (dir. Jean-Marc Vallee)
10. Robocop (dir. José Padilha)
11. Her (dir. Spike Jonze)
12. The Monuments Men (dir. George Clooney)
13. Gone Girl (dir. David Fincher)
14. Lilting (dir. Hong Khaou)
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
16. Grace of Monaco (dir. Oliver Dahan)
17. Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)
18. The Raid 2: Berandal (dir. Gareth Edwards)
19. The Equalizer (dir. Antoine Fuqua)
20. Snowpiercer (dir. Bong Joon-ho)
21. Stretch (dir. Joe Carnahan)
22. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (dir. Justin Chadwick)
23. The Double (dir. Richard Ayoade)
24. Guardians of the Galaxy (dir. James Gunn)
25. Big Eyes (dir. Tim Burton)
26. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (dir. Anthony & Joe Russo)
27. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (dir. Kenneth Branagh)
28. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (dir. Marc Webb)
29. Bad Neighbours (dir. Nicholas Stoller)
30. The Expendables 3 (dir. Patrick Hughes)
31. Transcendence (dir. Wally Pfister)
32. Chef (dir. Jon Favreau) 
33. Birdman (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
34. Muppets Most Wanted (dir. James Bobin)
35. Noah (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
36. X-Men: Days of Future Past (dir. Bryan Singer)
37. Foxcatcher (dir. Bennett Miller)
38. Labor Day (dir. Jason Reitman)
39. Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman)
40. The Lego Movie (dir. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
41. Nymphomaniac Part 1 & 2 (dir. Lars von Trier)
42. Fury (dir. David Ayer)
43. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Francis Lawrence)
44. Dumb and Dumber To (dir. Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly)
45. Exodus (dir. Ridley Scott)
46. The Interview (dir. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen)
47. 22 Jump Street (dir. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
48. Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (dir. Michael Bay)
49. Unbroken (dir. Angelina Jolie)
50. The Hobbit: There and Back Again (dir. Peter Jackson)

Honourable mentions; to these movies, if they are indeed released in 2014. 

51. Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)
52. Macbeth (dir. Justin Kurzel)
53. While We’re Young (dir. Noah Baumbach)
54. Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
55. Untitled Cameron Crowe Project
56. Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)
57. Serena (dir. Susanne Bier)
58. Ex Machina (dir. Alex Garland)
59. The Trip to Italy (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
60. Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy)
61. The Man From U.N.C.L.E (dir. Guy Ritchie)
62. Kill the Messenger (dir. Michael Cuesta)
63. Welcome to Me (dir. Shira Piven)
64. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
65. A Most Wanted Man (dir. Anton Corjbin)