From Faith Akin to Craig Zobel: Our Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

Before we unleash the beast that is our annual Top 100 Most Anticipated Films List for 2013, we thought we’d give our readers an eyeful on the projects we’re keeping tabs on for… the 2014 campaign. We’re a little nuts with ours lists, but in the upcoming year we’ll be reporting on several of these films as producers find coin, screenplays are finalized, tech crews are hired, cast come abroad and greenlights are announced. Our countdown begins with…:

100. Prodigal Summer – Dir. Nicole Kassell
99. Stepne – Dir. Maryna Vroda
98. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent – Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
97. Tree Shade – Dir. Pedro Gonzalez Rubio
96. In Your Name – Dir. Marco Van Geffen
95. Twinkle Twinkle – Dir. Harmony Korine
94. Dead Spy Running – Dir. Adam Wingard
93. Leningrad – Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore
92. The Man Who Sold the World – Dir. Bill Condon
91. Used Guys – Dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
90. Untitled Freddie Mercury Biopic – Stephen Frears
89. Deux Nuits – Dir. Denys Arcand
88. Wild – Dir. Lisa Cholodenko
87. Saturn and the End of Days – Dir. Guillermo Del Toro
86. Untitled Sicily Project – Dir. Mark Jackson
85. The Double Hour – Dir. Joshua Marston
84. Unicorn Store – Dir. Miguel Arteta
83. Salaud on t’aime – Dir. Claude Lelouche
82. The Tiger – Dir. Michael Roskam
81. Soller’s Point – Dir. Matthew Porterfield
80. Adaline – Dir. Isabel Coixet
79. La Reina de Espana – Dir. Fernando Trueba
78. Cinderella – Dir. Mark Romanek
77. After the Wedding – Dir. Ioana Uricaru
76. The Search – Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
75. Words and Pictures – Dir. Fred Schepisi
74. With a Friend Like Harry – Dir. Kimberly Pierce
73. Skinny & Cat – Dir. Barbra Streisand
72. The Ardor – Dir. Pablo Fendrik
71. The Mulo – Dir. Matthew Thompson
70. Reykjavik – Dir. Mike Newell
69. Six Suspects – Dir. Pablo Trapero
68. Two Eyes Staring – Dir. Scott Derrickson
67. Red Light Winter – Dir. Adam Rapp
66. Le Meraviglie – Dir. Alice Rohrwacher
65. Pierre Pierre – Dir. Larry Charles
64. A Man Must Die – Dir. Gerardo Naranjo
63. Prisoners – Dir. Denis Villeneuve
62. The Golden Suicides – Dir. Gaspar Noe
61. Madame Bovary – Dir. Sophie Barthes
60. Franny – Dir. Andrew Renzi
59. High & Low – Dir. Mike Nichols
58. The Side Effect – Ti West
57. Frank or Francis – Charlie Kaufman
56. A Boy and His Shoe – Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
55. Black Nativity – Kasi Lemmons
54. Jamie Marks Is Dead – Carter Smith
53. Horizontal Process – Dir. Abbas Kiarostami
52. Fishing Without Nets – Dir. Cutter Hodierne
51. Aferim! – Dir. Radu Jude
50. Good People – Dir. Henrik Ruben Genz
49. The Mountain Between Us – Dir. Gerardo Naranjo
48. Queen of the Desert – Dir. Werner Herzog
47. Corsica 72 – Park Chan-wook
46. The Big Nowhere – Luca Guadgnino
45. Duncharon – Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari
44. Welcome Home – Angelina Nikonova
43. The Imitation Game – Dir. Morten Tyldum
42. God Particle – Dir. Julius Onah
41. The Family Fang – Dir. Lindsay David-Abaire
40. Native – Dir. Jeff Nichols
39. Vernon God Little – Dir. Werner Herzog
38. Untitled Robert Cantarella Project – Dir. Robert Cantarella
37. Blonde – Dir. Andrew Dominik
36. The Brigands of Rattelborge – Dir. Park Chan-wook
35. The Beatles Project – Andrei Ujica
34. Louder Than Bombs – Dir. Joachim Trier
33. A Cold Day – Dir. Daniel Mulloy
32. Everything Will Be Fine – Wim Wenders
31. D – Dir. Roman Polanski
30. Tourist – Dir. Ruben Ostlund
29. Queen of the Night – Dir. Atom Egoyan
28. The Grace That Keeps the World – Dir. Azazel Jacobs
27. How To Catch a Monster – Dir. Ryan Gosling
26. Queer – Dir. Steve Buscemi
25. J.M.W Turner – Mike Leigh
24. The Creed of Violence – Dir. Todd Field
23. Age of Tattoo – Dir. Jia Zhangke
22. Eden – Mia Hansen-Love
21. Triple Nine – Dir. John Hillcoat
20. The Keep – Dir. Peter Weir
19. The Assassin – Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien
18. Close Far Away – Jens Assur
17. Bolo – Dir. Dee Rees
16. Death’s Cold Hand – Dir. Agnieszka Holland
15. Sunset Song – Dir. Terence Davies
14. Inherent Vice – Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
13. Z for Zachariah – Dir. Craig Zobel
12. The Voices – Dir. Marjane Satrapi

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Nicholas Bell is a Los Angeles based film critic/journalist for IONCINEMA.com, covering film festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, AFI, as well as weekly film reviews. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (All About My Mother), Coen Bros. (No Country For Old Men), Dardenne Bros. (The Kid With a Bike), Haneke (The Piano Teacher), Hsiao-Hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon), Kar-wai (In The Mood For Love), Kiarostami (Certified Copy), Lynch (Blue Velvet), Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Dogville)