14 Movies to Get Excited for in 2014

Superheroes, Apes, Turtles, Giant Robots, Cops, Vampires and Dominic Toretto are all back on the big screen next year. Just how excited are you?
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14 Movies to Get Excited for in 2014

Hollywood is positioning 2015 to be the single biggest year for movies in the history of the medium, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Batman Vs. Superman, Mission: Impossible 5 and Bond 24 all arriving within months of each other. But standing in the way are the twelve months of 2014. While the New Year doesn't quite pack the heated punch of 2015, it does bring some highly anticipated fare that we simply can't wait to see. From plenty of superheroes, to evolved apes, to giant robots, to teenage vampires, and even the return of Dominic Toretto, here are the 14 movies guaranteed to get us standing in front of that box office window buying a ticket before 2015 does its ultimate damage on our savings account.

1Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Release Date: February 14. The Players: Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), Kirova (Olga Kurylenko), Queen Tatiana (Joely Richardson), Mason Ashford (Cameron Monaghan), Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovskiy) and Natalie Dashkov (Sarah Hyland). Why We Can't Wait: We know, we know...You think this is another Twilight rip-off. And teen vamps are just so 2008. But with Mean Girls director Mark Waters and Heathers writer Daniel Waters teaming-up for the first time, we believe this particular sub-genre will be pushed in new and exciting directions, bringing us all something fresh that captures not only the imagination of young girls everywhere, but will also appeal to those who've taken a dump all over Edward and Bella for the past 7 years. There are a lot of YA novel adaptations coming our way in the next twelve months, and we believe most will bomb. This is the rare occasion where the source material and the filmmakers are colliding in an effort to produce what just might be a true teen classic. When this comes out, and people actually like it, don't say we didn't warn you. Plus, look at that cast of beautiful and sexy up and comers...We need a little new at the cinema, and despite its seemingly antiquated premise, we feel Vampire Academy can bring us just that. So scoff all you want, we want to see Vampire Academy!

We had to limit our list, and our pocketbook, to just 14 titles. But other 2014 movies we're looking forward too, and will probably at least catch on video, include The Lego Movie, Sin City: A Dame to Die For, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, That Awkward Moment, The Interview, Non-Stop, 300: Rise of an Empire,

Need for Speed, Walk of Shame, Muppets Most Wanted, Noah, Sabotage, Dumb and Dumber To and Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

If you're wondering why we didn't include Guardians of the Galaxy, RoboCop, Maleficent or any of the other seemingly big ticket items that are absent...You'll have to wait until next week when we bring you 14 potential bombs waiting to explode in 2014. Because it doesn't matter how badly we want to see them, the rest of America doesn't. And a flop is a flop, no matter the cult following it amasses in its wake.

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  • gumperman • 2 years ago

    @undeadslayer4 Nope, just movieweb blowing things out of proportion again. movieweb/news/new-sin-city-a-dame-to-die-for-poster-reveals-title-change I will give them credit and say they did mention in that article that "It's possible that this title may only be used for the sequel's foreign release, but that hasn't been confirmed yet." but I'm not sure whey they have to title the article the way they did "New Sin City: A Dame to Die For Poster Reveals Title Change" when they didn't even 100% know themselves. Today's article from them confirms that they started a false claim in that past article. movieweb/news/first-official-sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for-poster

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    • James-Lirio • 2 years ago

      Guardians of the Galaxy > This entire list

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      • kaws • 2 years ago

        I only want to see Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men. You can burn the rest!

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        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

          @gumperman wait a minute there changing the title again

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          • gumperman • 2 years ago

            @undeadslayer4 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For actually comes out on August 22nd, movieweb/news/sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-gets-pushed-to-august-22-2014 Don't know why movieweb is listing it as Sin City: A Dame To Die For since it was just a speculated guess in the first place by them that the title was changed and since no other site has listed a title change.

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            • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

              @gumperman i understand

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              • gumperman • 2 years ago

                @undeadslayer4 Of course, in my opinion, 'theres other movies that deserve to be on the list', but this is @balanorange article and opinion of what he thinks will be the "14 Movies to Get Excited for in 2014". I never even heard of #14 and I won't even see #1, 3 or 6.

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                • redcameraman • 2 years ago

                  The only ones I'm interested in are "Captain America 2," "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes," but I am curious to see how "Godzilla" will be; the rest of these films I can care less about.

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                  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                    @john-m Well sin city 2 i was fine that they moved it to march i have no problem of that since it will have less competition and amazing spiderman in my opinion was ok but its that kind of movie that will get u bored after watching it 5 times but what i liked about it he actually tries to smart in this one and more science is involved

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                    • john-m • 2 years ago

                      @undeadslayer4: Again with my list I said the top 14, so that means I can only put the top 14, and the films I put were the films I most anticipated. What do you not understand about a list that has the number 14 in it meaning you can only put 14 films on it that Movieweb or I consider to be our most anticipated or excited films of 2014?

                      Now I'll talk briefly about the films you listed. I was excited about Sin City 2, but the delay and re-shoots has spoiled some of my anticipation for the film. Next is the Grudge Match which I have no real interest in seeing right now. It certainly doesn't help the film that I am not a fan of box, so I'll probably end up seeing that film when it comes to video. As for Ninja Turtles it's a Michael Bay film, so I'm sure it will be an entertaining film, and I'll see it in the theater, but is it a film I'm dying to see the answer would be no. Finally there is 300: Rise of the Empire. The first 300 film was a decent film that I enjoyed, and I believe from trailers that Rise of an Empire will be a better film, and I do want to see it, but it still doesn't deserve to be on my list. I almost forgot about The Amazing Spiderman 2. Now that film I did consider putting somewhere on my list. I am excited about the film, and do believe it's going to be a lot better than the lackluster first film, but again the list my list only says the top 14, and Amazing Spiderman 2 was the odd man out.

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                      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                        @gumperman oh sry but theres other movies that deserve to be on the list right

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                        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                          @john-m what about the amazing spiderman 2, the grudge, 300 rise of an empire, sin city 2, ninja turtles dont they deserve to be on ur list as well

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                          • john-m • 2 years ago

                            @undeadslayer4: What are you talking? What other films. My list was of my 14 most excited, and anticipated films of 2014, and I didn`t forget any films that deserved to be on my list.

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                            • gumperman • 2 years ago

                              @undeadslayer4 What do you mean I forgot? I've made a list of movies I'm looking forward to all the way to 2019 and I could list my most anticipated movies of 2015, but I didn't because this is acticle is about movies of 2014.

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                              • the-wolverine • 2 years ago

                                The winter soldier and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes look great, big hero 6 could be something fresh, x-men and TASM2 better be as good as the hype, Transformers won't be anything different, TMNT better flop, and Godzilla just sucks. don't care about the fast and furious movies and besides the rock is everything vin is just better. Rock:1, Vin:nothing.

                                Aren't people tired of remakes and reboots, i mean its always going to happen with superheroes but why everything else? Most movies are already about heroes but these marvel/dc origin rip-offs are killing me. there's too much coming at once. why is there a new robocop and godzilla, whos cares about another Jurassic park.

                                Someone do something as close to original as can be. and i dont mean taking a decent film and making a sequel/trilogy of it. aaarrrhhhg

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                                • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                                  @john-m u forgot all those other movies

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                                  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                                    @gumperman u forgot 2015

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                                    • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                                      @2movieguys u forgot desolation of smaug, day of future past, batman vs superman

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                                      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                                        @instead8909 the spider trilogy was really good and they didnt even get a chance to put carnage in but the reboot was ok

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                                        • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

                                          For me- 1. The Amazing Spiderman 2....

                                          2. Sin City Dame to Die For...

                                          3. Budapest Hotel...

                                          4. Interstellar....

                                          5.Jupiter Ascending...

                                          6. TMNT

                                          7. X-Men Days Of Future Past

                                          8. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

                                          9. Tommorow Land

                                          10. Fast And Furious Seven

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