We had the pleasure of watching some pretty epic films in 2013 such as Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, The Butler, The Hunger Games: Cathing Fire, and so many more, that we thought it wouldn't be possible to beat. However, judging by some of the trailers we've seen for new film releases, we think 2014 will be even better.
Listed below (in no particular order) are just 5 films we think are a must watch for 2014 and some of our favourite titles so far.
1. Dallas Buyers Club - Released 7th February 2014
Based upon the true story of AIDS victim Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of the Texan rodeo cowboy and electrician who bravely takes on the medical establishment after being told he only has 30 days left to live after testing positive for HIV. Possibly a secret Oscar contender, McConaughey lost a staggering 40 pounds to truly get into character.
2. The Monuments Men - Released 14th February 2014
You know you're in for a real adventure when Matt Damon and George Clooney team up for a WWII inspired movie, and I can guarantee it won't disappoint. The story follows an unlikely platoon of multi-national museum curators, artists and historians as they are set the task to locate and protect over five million pieces of precious art from the Nazis. Written and directed by Mr Clooney himself, we're looking forward to its release in February.
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Released 18th April 2014
The jury is out for this film at the moment as once again we see a triple-threat that kind of spoilt the first instalment (according to some). But nevertheless, Andrew Garfield makes a great Spider-Man and his leading Gwen Stacy (the fabulous Emma Stone) make us that much more optimistic and we can't wait to see what happens. Watch the trailer below:
4. 12 Years A Slave - Released 10th January 2014
It's pretty much had Oscar awards handed out already and its not even been released yet, Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' is set to be a biggie at the box office. This true story follows the life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who lives in mid-19th century New York, before he is kidnapped, sent to Louisiana in chains and forced into slavery. The cast also consists of Michael Fassbender, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt. A definite winner in our eyes.
5. Transformers: Age Of Extinction - Released 27th June 2014
Some may be thinking 'oh another one' but we think that the fourth instalment of the Transformers franchise will most certainly be better. Michael Bay has returned to the directors chair and the phrase 'out with the old and in with the new' is very prominent from the word go. Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whitely are out and Mark Wahlberg with a gang of blondes are in. Watch out for the beloved Dinobots and get set for a summer blockbuster.
So whether you agree with our above choices or not, you can certainly say that 2014 will an unforgettable year.