My Most-Anticipated 2014 Film Releases

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1.
Inherent Vice (2014)
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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (148 mins.)
 
2.
Gone Girl (2014)
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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
3.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. (125 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
4.
Foxcatcher (2014)
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Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
5.
Interstellar (2014)
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
 
6.
Big Eyes (2014)
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A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
7.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
 
8.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
9.
Godzilla (2014)
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The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
10.
Dark Places (2015)
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Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night. (113 mins.)
 
11.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
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When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
12.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
13.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (123 mins.)
 
14.
St. Vincent (2014)
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A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (102 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
15.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
 
16.
Nightcrawler (2014)
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When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (117 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
 
17.
Lost River (2014)
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A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. (95 mins.)
Director: Ryan Gosling
 
18.
Serena (2014)
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
19.
Trash (2014)
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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. (114 mins.)
 
20.
Enemy (2013)
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A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
 
21.
99 Homes (2014)
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A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration. (112 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
22.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
23.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
24.
Child 44 (2015)
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A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. (137 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
 
25.
The Drop (2014)
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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (106 mins.)
 
26.
Fury (2014)
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1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives... (134 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
27.
The Judge (2014)
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Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (141 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
28.
Under the Skin (2013)
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A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
29.
Chef (2014)
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A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
30.
Kill the Messenger (2014)
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Based on the True story of Journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered... (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Cuesta
 
31.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
32.
Unbroken (2014)
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After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. (137 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
 
33.
22 Jump Street (2014)
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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
 
34.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
35.
The Riot Club (2014)
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Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. (107 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
 
36.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
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A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
 
37.
The Voices (2014)
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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
38.
Into the Woods (2014)
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (125 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
39.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
40.
Transcendence (2014)
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A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. (119 mins.)
Director: Wally Pfister
 
41.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
42.
The Equalizer (2014)
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A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
43.
Suite Française (2014)
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During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
44.
Miss Julie (2014)
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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her. (129 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
45.
Snowpiercer (2013)
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Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
 
46.
Knight of Cups (2015)
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women. (118 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
47.
Love & Mercy (2014)
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In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. (121 mins.)
Director: Bill Pohlad
 
48.
Frank (2014)
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. (95 mins.)
 
49.
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
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In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team... (101 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
 
50.
Laggies (2014)
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In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad. (99 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
51.
Young Ones (2014)
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Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive. (100 mins.)
Director: Jake Paltrow
 
52.
Palo Alto (2013)
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The life and struggles of a group of adolescencents living in Palo Alto. (100 mins.)
Director: Gia Coppola
 
53.
Night Moves (2013)
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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. (112 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
54.
True Story (2015)
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When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. (99 mins.)
Director: Rupert Goold
 
55.
Joe (2013)
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An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. (117 mins.)
 
56.
The Giver (2014)
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In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. (97 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
57.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
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A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money. (105 mins.)
Director: David Zellner
 
58.
Wish I Was Here (2014)
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A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career. (106 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
 
59.
Life After Beth (2014)
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A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Baena
 
60.
Camp X-Ray (2014)
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A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there. (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Sattler
 
61.
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears. (91 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
62.
Love Is Strange (2014)
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After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. (94 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
 
63.
Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
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Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire. (115 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
64.
Maleficent (2014)
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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. (97 mins.)
 
65.
Bad Words (2013)
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A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. (89 mins.)
Director: Jason Bateman
 
66.
The Rover (2014)
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10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey. (103 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
 
67.
Calvary (2014)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
 
68.
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
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A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career. (124 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
69.
Begin Again (2013)
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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
70.
Veronica Mars (2014)
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Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
71.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
72.
Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
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In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar. (120 mins.)
 
73.
The Two Faces of January (2014)
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A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective. (96 mins.)
Director: Hossein Amini
 
74.
Manglehorn (2014)
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Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend. (97 mins.)
 
75.
I Origins (2014)
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A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
76.
Stretch (2014)
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A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
77.
Dear White People (2014)
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The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. (108 mins.)
Director: Justin Simien
 
78.
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. (90 mins.)
Director: Maya Forbes