Top 40+ Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

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1.
Winter Sleep (2014)
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Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
 
2.
Leviathan (2014)
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In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (140 mins.)
 
3.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
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In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... (101 mins.)
 
4.
The Better Angels (2014)
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The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality. (95 mins.)
Director: A.J. Edwards
 
5.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
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Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes. (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
6.
Boyhood (2014)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
 
7.
Life of Riley (2014)
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In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live. (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
8.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
Jauja (2014)
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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization. (109 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
13.
Rosewater (2014)
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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Stewart
 
14.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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A washed-up actor, who once played a famous superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play. (119 mins.)
 
15.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
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A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
16.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
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An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas. (97 mins.)
Director: Andy Goddard
 
19.
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
 
20.
A Little Chaos (2014)
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Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Rickman
 
21.
Gemma Bovery (2014)
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Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker... (99 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
22.
Mr. Turner (2014)
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
23.
The Silent Storm (2014)
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An enigmatic outsider living on a remote Scottish island finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them. (102 mins.)
“ This seems really good. Check out Empire Podcast episode 64 for more info on it (Damian Lewis interview). ” - Epoche
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
The Captive (2014)
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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
26.
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
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Tarkovsky: Time Within Time (2015 Documentary)
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Tarkovsky: Time Within Time explores the acclaimed Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky through his... (73 mins.)
Director: P.J. Letofsky
 
29.
An Honest Liar (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi. (90 mins.)
 
30.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
31.
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
 
32.
Love & Engineering (2014 Documentary)
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Our modern life is largely designed by engineers. They like to invent and structure things and they... (81 mins.)
 
33.
Still the Water (2014)
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On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love. (121 mins.)
Director: Naomi Kawase
 
34.
The Blue Room (2014)
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A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other... (76 mins.)
Director: Mathieu Amalric
 
35.
Force Majeure (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
36.
The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)
 
37.
Coming Home (2014)
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Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him. (109 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
38.
Art and Craft (2014 Documentary)
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When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. (89 mins.)
 
39.
Amour fou (2014)
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Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love... (96 mins.)
Director: Jessica Hausner
 
40.
The Homesman (2014)
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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her. (122 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
 
41.
Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. (2014 Documentary)
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Robert De Niro, Sr., was a celebrated painter obscured by the pop-art movement. His life and career are chronicled in the artist's own words by his contemporaries and, movingly, by his son, the actor Robert De Niro. (40 mins.)
 
42.
Bird People (2014)
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In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together. (127 mins.)
Director: Pascale Ferran
 
43.
Harmontown (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012. (101 mins.)
Director: Neil Berkeley
 
44.
While We're Young (2014)
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A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
45.
She's Funny That Way (2014)
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On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production. (93 mins.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
Actress (2014 Documentary)
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When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Greene