If 2013 was a vintage year in film filled with modern masterpieces, 2014 features some tantalizing flicks 'coming soon'. Here are the 5 films we're itching to see over the next 12 months...
1) Grace of Monaco
In cinemas: 14 March
Originally slated for November, its release date was pushed back so we’re well and truly ready to see Nicole Kidman in Grace Kelly mode. Set in 1962, the film follows Grace coming to terms with her role as a princess, mother and her yearning to return to the big screen.
Watch if you like … cool French Riviera views and even cooler costumes.
In cinemas: 28 March
A biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler), Russell Crowe stars as Noah (yes, of Noah’s Ark fame) who starts preparing his family after having premonitions about a great flood. The star-laden cast also includes Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly.
Watch if you like … action, sword fights and Russell Crowe’s billowing locks.
In cinemas: 4 July
Melissa McCarthy plays a fast food worker who embarks on a road trip with her grandmother (Susan Sarandon) after being dumped by her husband. The excellent cast, which also includes Kathy Bates, Allison Janney and Dan Aykroyd is sure to deliver LOLZ aplenty.
Watch if you like … the idea of Susan Sarandon in another road trip movie.
4) Jupiter Ascending
In cinemas: 25 July
From the Wachowski siblings - who made The Matrix and Cloud Atlas- comes this sci-fi movie in which Channing Tatum plays a wolf/albino hybrid who falls in love with human woman Mila Kunis. Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne also star.
Watch if you like … a healthy dose of weirdness.
5) Gone Girl
In cinemas: 3 October
Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, the husband accused of killing his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) after she goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. It’s based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller. Need we say any more?
Watch if you like … a grip-your-seat thriller. But make sure you read the book first.
by Christina Quaine