10 must-see films out before the end of 2014

This year has seen the release of some of the best films in years, including Dallas Buyers Club, 22 Jump Street, and 12 Years A Slave, but with two months of the year left, there are still some big screen treats in store for us.


To celebrate these upcoming blockbusters, HELLO! Online takes a look at ten of our most anticipated, including Angelina Jolie's return to the director's chair, Tim Burton's take on the true story of 60s artist Margaret Keane, and Jennifer Lawrence's battle with the Capitol in the penultimate film of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One.


Mr Turner, Friday 31 October

Mike Leigh's Cannes-winning film Mr Turner stars Timothy Spall as the acclaimed eccentric English painter J. M. W. Turner. Following the later years of the artist's life, through the death of his beloved father to illness and celebration and scorn from the public and royalty, Mr Turner is a visually gorgeous, genuinely funny, masterpiece.

, Friday 31 October

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this dark and troubling story of a young man, Lou Bloom, driven desperate for work, who through sheer determination make his way in the world of L.A. crime journalism. Lou blurs the lines between observer and participant to become the star of his own story while using his knowledge to remain ruthless and ahead of his competitors, through any means necessary.

Interstellar, Friday 7 November

Time is running out on earth and so making use of a newly discovered wormhole, a group of explorers attempt to pass the supposed limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Starring Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Interstellar is a big and bold sci-fi adventure, playing on centuries old themes of love, loneliness, and survival of mankind.

Say When, Friday 7 November

Keira Knightley stars in this charming and amusing tale of Megan, a 20-something in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. After running out of her best friend's wedding and a proposal from her long-term boyfriend, Megan finds herself living with 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), relearning how to flip a skateboard, and doing everything she can to escape real life.

The Imitation Game, Friday 14 November

See for yourself on opening night why Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch has already received Oscar speculation for his role as Alan Turing. The Imitation Game is the true tale of the code-breaker who broke the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during the second World War, helping to bring the conflict to an end and paving the way the for modern computers.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two, Friday 21 November

Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in this hugely anticipated third film in The Hunger Games franchise. After the events of Catching Fire, Katniss is now being held by the mysterious and previously unknown inhabitants of District 13, which was thought to have been destroyed at the end of the first rebellion years before. The war with the Capitol is not over yet though, and with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) alive and working with President Snow, Katniss has a long way to go still.

Get On Up, Friday 21st November

All eyes will be on Chadwick Boseman in the next few years, as the talented young actor was recently confirmed to star as Black Panther, Marvel's first black superhero. But for now, UK audiences can see him in Get On Up, which chronicles the life James Brown, one of America's greatest funk musicians, from his rise out of extreme poverty to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Friday 12 December

Set in Middle-Earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, the three-part Hobbit trilogy comes to an end with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - whch will reportedly end a bold 45-minute epic battle scene. It's been a long trek for Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins, but the danger isn't over yet as Bilbo and friends find themselves in a war against numerous different enemies, including Smaug the Dragon (Benedict Cumberbatch), who are all fighting for their right to the treasure of Erebor.

Unbroken, Friday 26 December

Unbroken is the true tale of Louis Zamperini - an Olympian who became a prisoner of war during WWII. Angelina Jolie spent several years trying to get the film into production but the Oscar winner finally got her pet project off the ground, with British rising star Jack O'Connell, as her leading man.

Big Eyes, Friday 26 December

Big Eyes, by acclaimed director Tim Burton and starring Oscar nominee Amy Adams and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, tells the fascinating and true story of Margaret Keane, an American painter in the 1950s and 1960s who was given no recognition for her work as her husband Walter Keane fraudulently claimed he was the artist. The film follows their life from first meeting, to the mass production of prints which Walter pioneered, allowing the work to be sold to million across the country, to the bitter divorce proceedings.

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