The 13 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

We look at the movies that are sure to break the box office in this coming New Year, including ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.

2012 was a nearly perfect year in cinema. Every month saw a new, interesting movie that captivated audiences, and brought plenty of money streaming into the box office. It was a year where top ten lists meant little to nothing, because there were at least twenty other films on any given list not accounted for. Will 2013 prove to be such a heavyweight? Or will it suffer in the shadow of its predecessor? Right now, there are 109 planned major releases that could be included on any best of 2013 list. We're whittling those down to the 13 most anticipated movies in the coming year, according to both our community here at Movieweb as well as past box office records. If anything can be said about 2013, its that some great movies are coming our way over the course of the next twelve months. The following list is in order by release date.

Identity Thief - Febraury 8th

The Heat - April 5th

2011 had Bridesmaids. 2012 had Ted. 2013's biggest comedy is sure to be one of these two movies, both starring breakout comedian Melissa McCarthy, who returns to cash in on the big screen promises she made two years ago. Arriving in February, Identity Thief stars Jason Bateman as the woefully bereft Sandy. He learns that his identity has been stolen by an very obnoxious, and incredulous woman, and he must travel cross-country to confront and retrieve the unsuspecting criminal himself, because the matter is out of state jurisdiction. What ensues is a horribly uncomfortable road trip of errors that involves a lot of sweat and violence. The film is directed by Seth Gordon, who gave us the fan favorite documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, and 2011's third highest grossing comedy Horrible Bosses. Melissa McCarthy then returns two months later in April for the buddy cop comedy The Heat, directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. The comedian stars opposite Sandra Bullock in what at first appears to a second sequel to Miss Congeniality. But then you watch the trailer and realize that this has the potential to be the funniest movie of the year. There are some big laughs to be had in this timeless tale of two mismatched partners forced to work a case together. The combined talents of Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, and Paul Feig make this comedy the one to beat at the box office in 2013.

Oblivion - April 19th

After Earth - June 7th

Because it's a sci-fi epic starring Tom Cruise, you can expect some of his religious beliefs to seep into the storyline. But that shouldn't keep audiences away from this massive space adventure, which brings the genre up to speed after a long absence at the box office. The film is written and directed by Joseph Kosinski, whose Tron: Legacy (the 12th biggest film of 2010) stands as one of the best-looking films of the past decade. Here, he is working with original material, and will be able to prove himself out from Disney's shadow. The presence of Tom Cruise should help give it an extra push at the box office. The story revolves around a drone repairman assigned to clean up earth. The discovery of a crashed spaceship and its lone female pilot sends our hero on a quest that will unravel the mysteries of mankind and the fate of the human race as we know it. M. Night Shyamalan will be working with similar material in After Earth, which also boasts the presence of a megastar in Will Smith. But, judging from M. Night Shyamalan's recent failures at the box office, and from watching the two trailers side by side, we believe Oblivion will be crowned the champ when it comes to these dueling space operas.

Iron Man 3 - May 3rd

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios are set to launch its Marvel Phase II multi-movie platform with the sequel Iron Man 3 this summer. Marvel's The Avengers was the number one box office draw all across the world in 2012, so it stands to reason that this follow-up to the Tony Stark storyline is going to be nearly as lucrative. It probably won't pull in the record numbers that Marvel's massive superhero ensemble did, but it's a safe bet that it will be the first or second top grossing movie of 2013. Robert Downey Jr. returns for his fourth time as the billionaire turned Avenger, in what is being described as a more personal story. Downey's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang collaborator Shane Black is writing and directing a story that finds Tony losing everything at the hands of evil villain The Mandarin (franchise newcomer Ben Kingsley). Will he be able to rise up and save the world yet again? Probably. Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau are returning as Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan, respectively.

The Fast and the Furious 6 - May 24th

Fast and the Furious 6 Photo

As Hollywood continues to overlook the massive Latino movie-going populace, one thing is for certain, they are sure to make this sixth sequel a giant hit at the box office. Their presence at the theater has helped push this once fledgling series to new heights, making it one of the most lucrative active franchises still going in this decade. And it shows no signs of stopping. After a disappointing third turn with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, director Justin Lin reunited the original 2001 The Fast and the Furious cast for an all-new adventure that has set up a serialized storyline that will be continued here, in The Fast and the Furious 6. The plot is being kept under wraps, but we know that Michelle Rodriguez's Letty will return from the grave, and that Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs will be working with Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto and Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner as opposed to against them. If anything, this sequel promises to have two of the biggest car chases ever seen on screen, both in this franchise and the history of action cinema as we know it. If Justin Lin and his team can keep the momentum going, they are sure to pull off one of the biggest crowd pleasers of the year.

Man of Steel - June 14th

Even with Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3 poised to hit screens this year, Man of Steel stands as the biggest superhero movie of 2013. Superman is the most iconic character to ever grace the pages of a comic book, and there is no equal. There is a lot riding on Zack Snyder's reboot. Namely, the fate of Justice League and the DC Comics theatrical universe. This reimagining of the Clark Kent mythos is flying in to fill a void left by Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, and those are some pretty heavy shoes to fill. People are hoping for the best, and the recent trailer did not disappoint. In 2013, we are getting a different kind of Superman. One that isn't immediately accepted by our modern world. This is a 'Jesus Our Savior' story wrapped up in the dark, graphic novel world of Frank Miller. Man of Steel is an origin story that looks at Kal-El's struggles with his alien identity, and its one that will pit him against Zod. Will it be everything we're hoping for in a Superman movie? Fingers crossed!

This Is the End - June 14th

The World's End - October 25th

The Mayan Apocalypse came and went without much fanfare. Was it the biggest disappointment of 2012? Or was the Mayan calendar slightly offset by the slowing of our Earth's core, and the slight time drift that occurs as the years roll on? Hollywood is betting on the latter, as doomsday scenarios continue to be quite popular in 2013. Both titles are similar, both movies have an amazing cast, and the storylines are run parallel to each other. As one is American, and the other is British, we can look at these two films as companion pieces, and they will make a great double feature in the very near future. This Is the End comes first, arriving this summer with an all-star cast that includes nearly every big name currently working in comedy. It certainly gives Movie 43 a run for its money (proving that the ensemble line-ups from the late 70s are back in fashion). Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson headline as themselves, the sole survivors of an earth-ending disaster. The World's End arrives five months later, in October. It serves as the final chapter in Edgar Wright, and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Three Flavors Cornetto series (The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy). They are not playing themselves, but the storyline is quite similar. Here, we have a group of childhood friends who reunite for an epic bar crawl, only to discover that they're mankind's final hope on the eve of global destruction. Both movies promise to deliver a good time, and its safe to say they won't be competing against each other, but rather working together as one epic filmgoing experience.

The Lone Ranger - July 3rd

It took a minute for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and star Johnny Depp to get this revamp of the classic Western off the ground. The budget ballooned out of control, and it made us all wonder, "Why?" And then we saw the first trailer and understood. This is going to be one grand, epic adventure filled with sweeping vistas, plenty of action, and the greatest train chase sequence ever committed to celluloid. At this time, its tough to tell if werewolves (or, rather, skin walkers) still play a part in the storyline. Either way, the team that brought us Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl are promising one of the best film experiences of the summer. Its been thirty-three years since The Lone Ranger last made his mark on the big screen with The Legend of the Lone Ranger, so we will be getting a traditional origin story here, told in a non-traditional way. Johnny Depp's Tonto will serve as the hero of the movie, with Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger serving as his sidekick. The pair must battle corruption as they form their first bonds of friendship in what will surely be a three film (at the least) franchise.

Pacific Rim - July 12th

Kaiju monsters fighting giant robots? That's all you had to say! Guillermo del Toro is directing? It can't get any better! Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, and Ron Perlman are headlining the cast? This has officially become the fan boy's wet dream of 2013! Guillermo has yet to become a household name, but this gargantuan fable might just do the trick. The plot follows a global army of Jaegers, intense metal machines created to battle a legion of mysterious monsters from the far reaches of space intent on destroying the earth. When the Jaeger team is on the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes, a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee, who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse! Pacific Rim continues 2013's trend of doomsday prophesies as played out on the big screen. The movie mashes up the best moments from the Godzilla series and the Transformers franchise to create something that is sure to blow the lid of this summer. Hopefully it can live up to its spectacular premise.

The Wolverine - July 26th

The Wolverine Photo

20th Century Fox is following up its franchise hit X-Men: First Class with the Marvel Mutant stand-alone adventure The Wolverine. Not to be considered a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this latest superhero epic follows Logan (Hugh Jackman) to Japan, in one of the character's most iconic comic book stories. Directed by James Mangold, this mutant outing promises to focus mostly on Wolverine and his samuaria training, and won't be the bloated mess that X-Men Origins: Wolverine suffered for. As it stands, The Wolverine might be the best Marvel mutant movie to hit the big screen yet!

Elysium - August 9th

Elysium Photo

You may see some trends immerging in 2013 in terms of cinema. Sci-fi epics are going to be huge, as are apocalyptic comedies. Neill Blomkamp, who made his directorial debut with the beloved District 9, returns with his follow-up film Elysium, one of the most anticipated releases coming in the next twelve months, and a guaranteed space epic. The year is 2159. Two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Will this movie be as good as District 9? Or are we getting a sophomore slump? Either way, sci-fi fans will be lining up to check this out in August, surely the biggest movie to arrive that month.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - November 22nd

the Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games proved to be a huge phenomenon when it arrived in theaters this past March. It was number three at the box office, coming in only behind The Dark Knight Rises (at number two) and Marvel's The Avengers (at number one). With Twilight and Batman out of the way, only Tony Stark Stands in Katniss Everdeen's path to box office glory. The story begins with Katniss Everdeen returning home safe after having won the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning only means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. Katniss Everdeen has the potential to reign as the biggest box draw in this new year.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - December 13th

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Some people were disappointed by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Some even went as far as to call it the The Phantom Menace of the The Lord of the Rings franchise. But despite the critical backlash, and a waning disinterest from fans, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug still stands as one of 2013's most anticipated blockbusters. It will have to overcome the fact that its the second act of a trilogy (second acts are usually the most boring), and the fact that director Peter Jackson has added plenty of unnecessary footage to make it work as a trilogy outing. The story picks up immediately after the last film. Having successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest, without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Laketown it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. Its likely that this second film won't open as big as the first, but it is surely necessary in leading up to what will be an epic finale with The Hobbit: There and Back Again, arriving in July 2014.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues - December 20th

2013 will conclude with the sequel to end all sequels. Anchorman: The Legend Continues reunites the Channel 4 news team of Ron (Will Ferrell), Brick (Steve Carell), Champ (David Koechner) and Brian (Paul Rudd) as they are faced with a burgeoning 24 hour news cycle and the encroachment of cable television. Brick is even getting a love interest in the form of Kristen Wiig, and Christina Applegate is returning as well. It's the long-awaited follow-up fans have been clamoring for, for years. Will it live up to expectations? We sure hope it does. Christmas of 2013 depends on it!

Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in theaters this May
Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in theaters this May

13 Sequels We Can't Wait to See in 2013

  • #1 - The Hangover Part III
  • #2 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • #3 - Star Trek Into Darkness
  • #4 - A Good Day to Die Hard
  • #5 - G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D
  • #6 - Kick-Ass 2
  • #7 - Thor: The Dark World
  • #8 - Riddick
  • #9 - 300: Rise of an Empire
  • #10 - Red 2
  • #11 - Grown Ups 2
  • #12 - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • #13 - The Best Man 2

Evil Dead arrives in theaters this April
Evil Dead arrives in theaters this April

13 Horror/Fantasy Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2013

  • #1 - Evil Dead
  • #2 - Carrie
  • #3 - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D
  • #4 - Oz: The Great and Powerful
  • #5 - World War Z
  • #6 - The Seventh Son
  • #7 - Insidious Chapter 2
  • #8 - Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • #9 - Texas Chainsaw 3D
  • #10 - The ABCs of Death
  • #11 - Dark Skies
  • #12 - Paranormal Activity 5
  • #13 - Jurassic Park 3D

21 & Over arrives in theaters this March
21 & Over arrives in theaters this March

13 Comedies We Can't Wait to See in 2013

  • #1 - Spring Breakers
  • #2 - 21 & Over
  • #3 - Warm Bodies
  • #4 - The to Do List
  • #5 - We're the Millers
  • #6 - A Haunted House
  • #7 - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • #8 - Movie 43
  • #9 - Admission
  • #10 - Scary Movie 5
  • #11 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • #12 - The Internship
  • #13 - Last Vegas

Monsters University arrives in theaters this June
Monsters University arrives in theaters this June

13 Animated Films We Can't Wait to See in 2013

  • #1 - Mr. Peabody and Sherman
  • #2 - Monsters University
  • #3 - The Croods
  • #4 - Frozen
  • #5 - Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers
  • #6 - The Smurfs 2
  • #7 - Despicable Me 2
  • #8 - Turbo
  • #9 - Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
  • #10 - Escape from Planet Earth
  • #11 - From Up on Poppy Hill
  • #12 - Epic
  • #13 - Planes

Pain & Gain arrives in theaters this April
Pain & Gain arrives in theaters this April

13 Action Movies We Can't Wait to see in 2013

  • #1 - Pain and Gain
  • #2 - The Tomb
  • #3 - Oldboy
  • #4 - 47 Ronin
  • #5 - White House Down
  • #6 - The Last Stand
  • #7 - Bullet to the Head
  • #8 - Jack Ryan
  • #9 - Gangster Squad
  • #10 - Snitch
  • #11 - Olympus Has Fallen
  • #12 - The Baytown Outlaws
  • #13 - Getaway

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III arrives in theaters this February
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III arrives in theaters this February

13 Other Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2013

  • #1 - A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
  • #2 - The Place Beyond the Pines
  • #3 - Stoker
  • #4 - The Great Gatsby
  • #5 - Much Ado About Nothing
  • #6 - Saving Mr. Banks
  • #7 - Rush
  • #8 - After Earth
  • #9 - One Direction
  • #10 - Captain Phillips
  • #11 - 42
  • #12 - Battle of The Year: The Dream Team
  • #13 - Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

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Comments (44)

  1. Wade Brown Jr.

    and man of steel!!!

    2 years agoby @Wade-Brown-JrFlag

  2. Wade Brown Jr.

    those are my most anticipated movies of 2013

    2 years agoby @Wade-Brown-JrFlag

  3. Wade Brown Jr.

    can't wait to see the block busters: man of steel, iron man 3, Monsters University, Evil Dead, Carrie, The Hangover Part III, - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Star Trek Into Darkness, G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D, Kick-Ass 2, Thor: The Dark World, Riddick, 300: Rise of an Empire, Desp*cable Me 2, Frozen, Epic, Grown Ups 2, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Best Man 2, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim, The Fast and the Furious 6!!!

    2 years agoby @Wade-Brown-JrFlag

  4. the Narrator

    @dan1 I have several people, but Clooney is definitely among them. Perhaps not to the extent that you dislike the man, but I definitely think he's both overrated as an actor and a bit of a overblown celebrity. That being said, his talent behind a camera is great, so I can stand him best there.

    @thedude-abides - Oh, lol. I should have caught that, but I guess I was just too out of it to notice at the time. I mean, look at my typing. It's atrocious! Regardless, I appreciate the humor and I'm only sorry I didn't catch it sooner. Very true; the title is very misleading.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Dan

    @narrator Yep. Just don't care for that guy. Something about that smug look on his face that makes me want to hit him. I'm sure there is an actor out there that grates you like that, too?

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. thedude-abides

    @narrator No, not at all, man! I'm glad you brought this up so we can clear the air. I was simply referring to the title of the article, "The 13 most anticipated films of 2013," and the ridiculous fact that there are 91 titles listed here, lol. The fact that you had 10 films on your list, I was simply saying you had 3 more to go before you reached movieweb/orange's equivalent of 91, lol.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. the Narrator

    Sorry if I'm coming off as defensive, @thedude-abides. Long night and sifting through comments, yours stood out. Lol. Regrdless, I checked out your list as your link, and I msut say you have an excellent list. Mine is up as well - movieweb/u/narrator/ULqomqGAkg4ttu

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. the Narrator

    @bawnian-dexeus - Nice list. I even missed a few that you mentioned.

    @dan1 - I take it you're referring to Clooney's replacement of Downey Jr?

    @thedude-abides - Just realized I never responded to this. My bad. I must say, I'm a bit lost. Are you referring to the length of my anticipated films when you say "Only 3 more to go before you reach 91"? If you are, I can't help but come to my lists defense. Lol. There are hundreds of films coming out next year, and I listed 23 films I am betting will be decent or better based on facts and personal tastes. Hardly excessive seeing as how we have 52 weekends in the year, don't you think?

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  9. Corbin Senger

    You Guys forgot about the new die hard

    2 years agoby @Corbin-SengerFlag

  10. Sean

    @crypt Yes, it certainly does!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Simon Kristiansen

    A list that only contains sequels and other potential franchise-movies. The only one of those that I.m looking forward to is Elysium. Usually the best movies are independent and even studio backed dramas. And those are the ones I'm looking forward to.

    2 years agoby @Simon-KristiansenFlag

  12. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    2012 and 2011 were both great years I've ever had for summer/winter movies; 2008 was actually a blast because not only did "The Dark Knight" come out in mid-July, but it was also when the most epic, amazing, and emotional finale of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" came out that fully ended the show during that time (hmm...happy memories); 2007, 2005, and 2004 were also awesome; 2006 was pretty decent; but 2010 and 2009 were both mediocre (with only SOME good movies that came out during those years). Here's to 2013! :-)

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  13. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Heck yes! Looks like 2013 will be a better year than 2012 for movies.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  14. Dan

    Catching Fire, Star Trek 2, Gangster Squad, Oz The Great & Powerful, Iron Man 3, The Wolverine, Riddick, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, Kick-Ass 2, Elysium, Desolation of Smaug, Anchorman 2, Sin City 2, Thor 2, Seventh Son, The Wolf of Wall Street.

    I *did* want to see Gravity, until Mr. Smug became attached to it. And after the trailer for World War Z, my worst fears were confirmed for that project.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. John M

    Top 10 Films I most want to see this coming year.

    1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    2. Oblivion
    3. Iron Man 3
    4. Star Trek Into Darkness
    5. Elysium
    6. Kick-Ass 2
    7. The Wolverine
    8. Pacific Rim
    9. Gravity
    10. Riddick

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  16. JonSpidey07

    just to be clear, the movies I want to see this year: Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Mama, The Last Stand, Warm Bodies, Bullet to the Head, A Good Day to Die Hard, Beautiful Creatures, Stoker, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Great and Powerful Oz, Carrie, The Croods, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Host, Evil Dead, Oblivion, Iron Man 3, The Great Gatsby, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fast and the Furious 6, Man of Steel, Monsters University, World War Z, Pacific Rim, The Wolverine, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Insidious 2, Sin City 2, Revenge of the Sith 3D, Paranormal Activity 5?, Thor: The Dark World, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smog, and Anchorman 2?

    I pray that this is the 4th best year ever

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  17. CUPID

    Man of Steel.....Nuff said!

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  18. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Warm Bodies
    Iron Man 3
    Man Of Steel
    Kick-Ass 2
    Pacific Rim
    Is the movies I'm going to see

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  19. thedude-abides

    Here's my complete list of the 25 most anticipated films of 2013 as voted upon by me. Of course, the list is barring any unforeseen gems, a la Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Artist, etc.:


    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  20. thedude-abides

    @narrator Yeah, I mean, I'm sure these films are going to make a lot of money, but only a handful out of the long and arduous list of 91 (I'd like to know which sadistic universe I'm living in where 91 has somehow become the equivalent of 13, but whatever) are going to garner any real critical acclaim, which is all I'm concerned about. The box office I could care less about. Excellent list, by the way. Only 3 more to go before you reach 91, lol.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  21. BawnianĀ©-Dexeus

    Oblivion, A.E., Fast 6, Iron Man 3, Evangelion, Wolverine, Hobbit 2, Superman, Catching Fire, Elysium, Wrath of Khan, Sin City (if it does happen), G.I. Joe, Kick Ass 2, Cheap Die Hard, Thor 2, Riddick 3, Red 2, Percy Jackson 2, Carrie, Seventh Son, Zombie War, ABC's of Death, Jurassic Park (2D I hope), Dark Skies, PA5, Hansel and Gretel, Las Vegas (The Only Comedy I'll Watch), All the animated movies minus, Escape from Earth and Smurfs 2, All the action movies minus Baytown Outlaws and everything on Narrator and Dude's list.

    If anyone is interested. And boy am I glad twilight is out of any list.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. the Narrator

    Lol @ejk1. I was going to say pretty much those exact same words, but you beat me to the punch. I agree that the Top Thirteen are clearly what the average moviegoer will anticipate, so Mr. Orange likely compiled a list of films likely to be blockbuster hits. He probably worked in the "Want to See" lists of all the users on this site. All in all, I think the list is fair for its desired purpose. That's not to say the films you listed, @thedude-abides, aren't anticipated by the more experienced and shall I say "tasteful" movie-going audience. I'd definitely subscribe to your list before most of these films, but I doubt substance was the point of this list.

    I also agree that second installments are definitely the strongest of the trilogy in most cases. In almost perfect order, examples include Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather: Part II, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2, Superman 2, T2: Judgement Day, Wrath of Khan, etc are all the best of their respective trilogies. Like ejk said, Return of the King is the only arguable exception to this rule that comes to mind.

    For me, I think I'd take a good portion of dude's list and mix it with the better stock from the one above and I'd get my desired "all-around" movie experience of the year list. Out of boredom, I feel I can list the movies I'm looking forward to the most this year.

    Must See's:
    1. Gravity
    2. The Place Beyond the Pines
    3. Elysium
    4. Desolation of Smaug
    5. The Man of Steel
    6. Stoker
    7. Twelve Years a Slave
    8. The Wolf of Wall Street
    9. Only God Forgives
    10. The Great Gatsby

    Honorable Will-See's:
    Star Trek Into Darkness, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Iron Man 3, Foxcatcher, 47 Ronin, Mad Max 4, The Monuments Men, Thor: The Dark World, Frozen, Oblivion, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim, Transcendence...

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  23. JonSpidey07

    my best years ever in cinema: 2007, 2009 and 2011
    2008 was God-awful, 2010 was a bit disappointing and 2012 should have been more perfect
    but really only 13 movies on this list some people are excited to see? wow, people need to start expanding their options a bit more

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  24. Chris Dye 23

    Sounds like a great year to me :)

    2 years agoby @Chris-DyeFlag

  25. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus That would've made more sense.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. CelluloidDreams

    "The Fast and the Furious 6" ...ROFL.....can't wait for "The Fast and the Furious 12" or some crap years from now....!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  27. CelluloidDreams

    "Oblivion" ...yes for Tom Cruise..! Only films so far I agree with are "Gangster Squad", "World War Z"..and "Oz: The Great and Powerful".!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  28. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!!! "3 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013" ass...any film directed by M. Night Shyamalan is a film that one should wait for $1.00 rental from Redbox......and I son't want to waste money on a "Evil Dead" remake.....that just screams "LOSER"....!!

    1/2 the films on the list are a joke!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  29. fett2fresh

    Coming off of Fast Five, I believe this 6th one can be even greater

    2 years agoby @fett2freshFlag

  30. Aaron Ramon Ki Re

    Give me a break!!! The Hobbit Unexpected Journey was NOT another Phantom Menace - fanboys and fangirls need to shut the f*ck up and just appreciate that the The Hobbit uses different and more kid friendly material, it was never intended to be as serious or as "adult" as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    2 years agoby @Aaron-Ramon-Ki-ReFlag

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