10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

This is my list of the most anticipated films released in the year 2014, wow this year, crept up quick. I have a skewed view towards the genres of Sci-fi and Action, so don’t expect indie or drama, I will watch them but at the moment I just don’t care. If you notice any films that you want to see more than anything then this could mean one of two things, either I disagree or I simply forgot it was coming out. If so I would love to know if I am missing any. Also there will be a box office prediction for each film; you guys know how much I like predictions. Upcoming reviews are all 2013 film, first Frozen then The Kings of Summer and You’re Next is ironically next.


#10:  Captain America: The Winter Soldier


I liked the first film but it wasn’t anything special and the sequel sounded interesting especially with that title (that’s right I read comics) Bucky! Gone to the dark side (sad face). But wow the trailer makes the film look great and I don’t really know that much more than I did before the trailer, which is good (few spoilers). The scope of the film looks pretty massive and after the Avengers that is really needed, whether this scale will help or hinder is too hard to tell but me like. Also listen out for that music because I think it’s part of the films score and its pretty good, its different than most of the marvel cinematic scores.

Box Office Prediction: $600M

#9:  Godzilla


I would place this much higher if I had more to go on, however we have next to no information past a vague synapsis and a very brief trailer. Granted the trailer had some cool atmosphere and that intro is glorious but again nothing to on other than it contains some cool actors and GODZILLA!!!

Box Office Prediction: $400M

#8:  The Raid 2: Berandal


I absolutely loved the first film, so bloody and raw. If the sequel expands on that by going outside of a tower building it should hopefully be amazing. The film could falter but I am purely optimistic about it and eagerly awaiting its explosive entry into cinemas.

Box Office Prediction: $60M

#7:  22 Jump Street


The first film was such a fantastic surprise as a comedy and the trailer puts my doubts to rest for the most part about a sequel. I mainly say that this doesn’t bother me because in the trailer they just don’t stop mocking the idea of this being a sequel. Ice Cube gets more time which is great and the duo seem to have hit their stride in the characters Jenko & Schmidt. I am definitely going to see and I hope you all see it too.

Box Office Prediction: $320M

#6:  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


How did they reboot Planet of the Apes in a serious way? Seriously the first film was great and this looks like my jam! Dystopian future, ape armies, dawns, Gary Oldman. We get the basic plot with no spoilers so I say this teaser trailer is fantastic. Bring on the film!

Box Office Prediction: $510M

#5:  Guardians of the Galaxy


Got nothing for this! This is the most out there on the list and it could end the best film ever made, the worst film ever made or just average. But the anticipation is killing me for some reason. I have it in my head that it will be star wars set in the marvel universe. Come on trailer

Box Office Prediction: $400M

[Trailer pending]

#4:  How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Teaser Poster

This is another film that I loved and am praying the sequel is equally good. The first was great and one of my favourite animated films of past 10 years. Loved the teaser trailer they released as well, but I love full length ones better. Didn’t really know where they’d take this sequel but the introduction of Hiccup’s mother and a new Viking threat has my attention. I am hoping for some epic fun from the DreamWorks team.

Box Office Prediction: $700M

#3:  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1


Second film really impressed me and even made it to second place on my top ten films list of 2013, so of course the next film is highly anticipated. Now then the next book is a darker subject matter, you know full on revolutions get a little messy. Not sure how they will do it but I am excited to find out.

Box Office Prediction: $1,100M (Billion Dollar Club)

[Trailer Pending]

#2:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2


It’s looking very interesting and whilst I have no idea what the final product will deliver I am very interested in this film. Watched the trailer a few times now and my only thought is wow Sony is REALLY going for it! Insane amount of content in this film and there is a lot of stuff I like, and the usual worries I get. We see Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin or Hob Goblin? And easily my favourite scene showing the super tech for the sinister six. Sinister Six!

Box Office Prediction: $950M

#1:  The Hobbit: There and Back Again


Like the The Hunger Games 2013 brought another great sequel, I hope this last film finishes strong enough to be worthy of the last middle earth film. The part 2 left things hanging and if the part 3 is done correctly it will be amazing but if they drop the ball it will be an unmitigated disaster. Optimism!!!

Box Office Prediction: $1,300M (Billion Dollar Club)

[Trailer Pending]

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66 responses to “10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014”

  1. Novroz says :

    Thank you for this, Tim 🙂 I didn’t know Godzilla is going to be made again. I just hope stick to the true version where Godzilla is the good monster.

    I will definitely see Dawn of the planet of the apes…I love the first one and wondering how Cesar takes over earth.


  2. maui says :

    i hope TASM 2 will be the first spider-man movie to be in billion dollar club……spidey desrves that….


  3. boxofficebuzzab says :

    Great list, I’m looking forward to these as well. I’m really excited about Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy. I was really skeptical about Guardians at first, but like you I’m hoping it will be a fun combination of the feel of star wars and the marvel universe.


  4. leocravenauthor says :

    Great List! The next X-men is on my Top 10 for 2014, but hey, you only get so many to include right? I believe “Guardians of the Galaxy” might land in “5th Element” territory…which I thought was highly entertaining. Couldn’t agree more with you on #1…they pretty much left everything for the final film = Can’t Wait!


  5. Tom says :

    Solid list Tim. I’m not wild about Planet of the Apes, but it’s good to see it has its fanbase. I don’t know why I’m not all that amped up about it, but meh. .

    Surprised to not see Interstellar on here. I’m about to conjure up another edition of my Ten Taste Tests for the year, sometime soon. . that’ll def be on mine. As well as Noah. That might end up being an EPIC fail (haha no pun intended there actually) but i’m very, very curious how it’s going to be handled; and one more: Think Like a Man Too.

    ha. that last one was to keep you on your toes. see if you read this entire paragraph of a comment. . .


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      You don’t like Planet of the Apes? What?

      Here’s my blanket statement on why interstellar isn’t on this list: I don’t really have anything to go off. No details or images. A weird cocaine poster, and a teaser trailer that reminds me of the Star Trek Enterprise opener.

      If Noah isn’t a steaming pile of shit I will be very surprised, seriously Tom don’t get your hopes up 😀


      • Tom says :

        hahah yeah that’s really good advice, I should probably brace myself. And yeah, I can understand that now. The hype for Interstellar is enormous but yeah there’s nothing physically to go off of just yet. Too early in the year I suppose. Damn Nolan and keeping his genius a secret!!!


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