The 52 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

30. Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

When You Can See It: March 14th

The Hook: What a strange, wondrous world we live in. If you’d said two years ago that we’d get a movie reuniting the amazing (yet criminally underwatched) crew from Rob Thomas’ show, we would have duct taped you to the flagpole. It’s hard to imagine anyone but fans caring, but for those of us who do, this will be something special.


29. Divergent


When You Can See It: March 21st

The Hook: If it seems like we’re in the tank for Shailene Woodley, it’s because we are. Divergent — like many before it — is trying to become the next Hunger Games, but even though the YA craze hasn’t translated all that well to film, this feels more like Equilibrium than anything else.


28. Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

When You Can See It: March 21st

The Hook: Apparently you’re going to be very, very busy on March 21st. A crazy amount of potentially great movies lands that day, and this midnight movie is definitely one of them. The dark comic thriller features a pair of men in economic need who agree to do terrible things to delight a wealthy couple.

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27. Snowpiercer


When You Can See It: TBA (via Weinstein Company)

The Hook: After an experiment to stop global warming mucks everything up, the world is plunged into a virtual new ice age, and civilization is biding time on a train powered by perpetual motion. Even at the end of history, class warfare still reigns, and a group led by Chris Evans battles back against a terrifying Tilda Swinton. The tricky thing with this Bong Joon-ho project is whether we’ll get an uncut version in the States or not. If not, we may have to settle for a Korean import on the small screen.


26. Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

When You Can See It: June 6th

The Hook: Doug Liman doing a sci-fi action version of Groundhog Day? Perfect. Hopefully this will be a fresh experience, especially considering that Source Code was so recent and Tom Cruise sci-fi flicks seem more than happy to steal from Duncan Jones these days.


25. Big Hero 6


When You Can See It: November 7th

The Hook: When Disney bought Marvel, we knew it was only a matter of time before they’d swap projects. This is an interesting first step in that process (although it won’t technically take place within the Marvel/Avengers universe). Instead, we’ll have a bright young hero and his robot pal fighting crime alongside people with names like Wasabi No-Ginger.


24. Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

When You Can See It: April 11th

The Hook: The latest work from Jim Jarmusch focuses on two vampires (Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston) smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee blood. Regardless of what beverage, it should wash the taste of Twilight from everyone’s mouths.


23. Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

Cesar Chavez

When You Can See It: March 28th

The Hook: A look at a national icon, Diego Luna directs Michael Pena in a role whose time has come. In fact, it seems long overdue.


22. Noah


When You Can See It: March 28th

The Hook: Seriously, what’s with March. It’s crazy this year. Added to the pile is the launch of a new wave of Biblical epics. We didn’t get a Wolverine movie from Darren Aronofsky, but we’re going to get a flood and Anthony Hopkins as Methusala.


21. That Awkward Moment

That Awkward Moment

When You Can See It: January 31st

The Hook: Two friends vow to be single in order to help out their recently single friend in a romantic comedy that could prove to be overwhelmingly bro-tastic. However, the trailer makes it feel like they’ve aimed for something deeper, and the inclusion of Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan doesn’t hurt at all.


A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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