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8 Movies To Get Excited For In 2014

Alexandra Fong |
February 1, 2014 | 11:43 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

George Clooney and Matt Damn star in "Monuments Men" (Columbia Pictures).
George Clooney and Matt Damn star in "Monuments Men" (Columbia Pictures).
It’s a brand new year, and we all know what that means: new year’s resolutions, new classes, and of course, new movies.

With January just passing us by, there’s still tons of films in store for us. This year is going to be packed with everything from thrilling super-hero blockbusters to unique indie projects.

Since there’s such an endless list of options, Neon Tommy has chosen 8 movies you should definitely watch out for in the months to comeCheck out our choices below.

Monuments Men 

Release Date: February 7

This film is bound to be a great one. It’s got everyone from George Clooney, to Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett. Talk about an A-list cast! Set during WWII, a special platoon attempts to retrieve masterpieces that were stolen by Nazi thieves and bring them back to their rightful owners. Based on a true story, "Monuments Men" will give us a glimpse into a side of WWII that is too often overlooked. Check out the trailer for the movie here.


Release Date: March 21

In "Divergent," Shailene Woodley, who you might recognize from the successful film, "The Spectacular Now," plays a gifted teenager whose life becomes endangered and finds herself fighting against the leaders of her society. If that doesn’t sound interesting enough, there’s always that handsome co-star of hers, Theo James, to ogle at. This movie has action, suspense and love, what more can we ask for? Take a look at the trailer here

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 

Release Date: November 21

With the tremendously successful "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," it’s no surprise that "Mockingjay Part 1" made it onto our list. How can we forget that cliffhanger ending? This spring, Jennifer Lawrence will be back as the strong and bad-ass Katniss Evergreen, leading her district in the rebellion against the capitol. Need I say more? Go watch it! Check out the film’s official trailer here.


Release Date: May 30

In this dark remake of Disney’s classic animation, "Sleeping Beauty," Angelina Jolie brings to life the evil witch we’ve all grown up hating and fearing. Set in a fantasy world filled with dragons and magic, "Maleficent" exposes the untold story of the mysterious Maleficent and opens our eyes to a whole new side of the iconic fairy tale. Take a look at the official trailer here

The Amazing Spiderman 2 

Release Date: May 2

This summer, Andrew Garfield is back as the one and only Spiderman. With his ongoing relationship with Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, Peter Parker tries to endure high school while also fighting against his new enemy, OsCorp. Will Spiderman be able to protect the city of New York once again? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Until then, check out the official trailer here

The Fault in Our Stars

Release Date: June 6

"The Fault in Our Stars," a film based on John Green’s super-successful novel, is finally going to be released this June and we can barely contain ourselves. Shailene Woodley’s character, Hazel, is a cancer stricken teenager who meets Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgert. They develop a deep relationship that changes their life. This journey will make you laugh and cry, so don’t forget the tissues! Watch the official trailer here.

22 Jump Street

Release Date: June 13

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill team up once again in the highly anticipated "22 Jump Street." This time, they leave high school behind and move on to bigger and better things: college. We can’t wait to see what kind of trouble these two ridiculous police officers will get into. This sequel is guaranteed to make you literally laugh out loud. Be sure to check out the movie’s official trailer here.

How to Train your Dragon 2

Release Date: June 13

The sequel to the epic "How to Train your Dragon" is coming out this summer and we can’t wait to see Hiccup and his dragon, Toothpick, embark on another exciting adventure together. Don’t be surprised if you decide to get a dragon of your own after watching this light-hearted and fun-filled ride. You can check out the "How to Train Your Dragon 2" official trailer here.

Reach Staff Reporter Alexandra Fong here.



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