by Anusha Natarajan, Ishraaq Shams, & Amrutha Chethikattil
Hi guys! We have compiled a list of the top anticipated movies that are coming out by the end of 2014 that aren’t rated R! These movies were picked based off of existing lists; so if you feel like a movie was misplaced, you can kindly comment below.
#8 The Penguins of Madagascar — November 26
Everyone knows about the hilarious Madagascar movies and the Penguins of Madagascar television series. So you’re probably familiar with the four penguins; Rico, Skipper, Kowalski, and Private and their brave adventures as super spies. In this movie, you will discover the secrets of their births and how they came to be hilarious fighters.
#7 Exodus: Gods and Kings — December 12
A historic film featuring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as the pharaoh Ramses II, this movie recounts the story of the Exodus. The Exodus is when Moses freed the people of Egypt from King Ramses II and spread monotheism to people who worshipped the pharaoh.
#6 Dumb and Dumber To — November 14
Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, this movie is the sequel to the comedy “Dumb and Dumber To.” The story begins when the main characters Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) find clues to Harry’s lost daughter, twenty years after their incident in 1994.
#5 Unbroken — December 25
Directed by the renowned Angelina Jolie, this story is a tale-twisting drama film based on the award-winning novel by Lauren Hillenbrand. The film takes place during World War II and recounts the story of Olympic sprinter Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) being seized from Japan as a prisoner. (This film has not yet been rated.)
#4 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — December 14
Protagonist Larry is back to save the magic before it is gone forever. While not much information is released about this movie, it’s clear everyone (including me) is going to pre-order tickets for this highly anticipated film. Night at the Museum is a classic action series, so it’ll be breathtaking to see it all come back to life with the Secret of the Tomb.
#3 Interstellar — November 7
Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is a highly anticipated science fiction film centering on the discovery of a wormhole leading to scientists and explorers embarking on an epic quest to explore the universe. The star cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. This movie will be great for all science fiction fans as it presents a fantastic voyage across space and time.
#2 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies — December 17
The Battle of the Five Armies brings an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. This movie will feature the ultimate downfall of Smaug and (finally) wrap up Bilbo’s story. Having watched the past two films myself in the theatres, I have to say there really was no need to have split up the book into three parts. However, as a fan of Tolkien’s work, I did find myself enjoying the movies and will go watch this movie regardless of how drawn out the story has become. Even if you’re not a fan of the series, keep in mind Benedict Cumberbatch is making a reappearance; that itself should be enough of a reason.
#1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 — November 21
*Cue the screaming teenage girls* Jennifer Lawrence is back as the Mockingjay to fight against President Snow. While some may argue against splitting the final installment of the series into two parts, it will be interesting to see how the dynamics play out with even more screen time on the director’s hands. The Hunger Game’s large fan base and high anticipation makes this movie an automatic box office hit.
There you have it folks! We kept it PG-13 for all audiences, so you’re welcome 😉 Feel free to leave a comment and press the like button. Don’t forget to keep following the BASIS Bugle!