The Must-Watch Movies of 2014 (Part 2)

For the Moomy Musings’ regular Movie Friday, here’s now the sequel to The Must Watch Movies of 2014. Are you ready to feel the excitement as we take a rundown of interesting flicks to see from July to December 2014?

Please read The Must-Watch of Movies 2014 (Part 1) that I posted last Friday in case you haven’t.


I don’t own any of the photos I’ve attached here in this post. So if you’re the owner and wanted it removed, feel free to contact me and I will take it down right away. If not, thank you for letting me borrow it. ūüôā

Are you ready now? Let’s hit it! ūüôā


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: July 11 | *July 9 (Manila)
Starring: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke
Director: Matt Reeves


IMDb: “Survivors of the simian plague trigger an all-out war between humanity and Caesar’s growing forces.”

Jupiter Ascending

Release Date: July 18 | *July 16 (Manila)
Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne
Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski


IMDb: “In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen’s reign.”

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Release Date: July 18 | *July 16 (Manila)
Starring: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen
Director: Roberts Gannaway


IMDb: “When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.”


Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: August 1 | *July 30 or August 6 (Manila)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel
Director: James Gunn


IMDb: “In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Release Date: August 8 | *August 6 (Manila)
Starring: Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher
Director: Jonathan Liebesman

On Location For "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"Please take note that this isn’t the official movie teaser photo. This is just a behind the scene footage. This makes me feel more excited to see the real look of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Expendables 3

Release Date: August 15 | *August 13 (Manila)
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford
Director: Patrick Hughes


IMDb: “Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney.”


The Good Lie

Release Date:  September 10
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll,Sarah Baker
Director: Philippe Falardeau

the-good-lie-movie-2014I’ve always liked Reese Witherspoon and most of her movies. The Good Lie is pretty interesting because Wikipedia described the plot as based on real life events of one American woman “assigned to help four young¬†Sudanese¬†refugees (known as¬†Lost Boys of Sudan) who win a lottery for relocation to the United States.”

Dolphin Tale 2

Release Date: September 19 | *September 17 (Manila)
Starring: Winter (dolphin), Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd
Director: Charles Martin Smith

dolphin-tale-2If you’ve seen Dolphin Tale 1, you’d agree why Rotten Tomatoes reportedly gave its prequel “Dolphin Tale” a positive rating of 83%. I have no reason to see why its sequel should be missed. This is a family movie so Dolphin Tale 2 can be watched with your kids.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Release Date: October 10 | *October 8 (Manila)
Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Bella Thorne
Director: Miguel Arteta

Alexander-Terrible-Horrible-No-Good-Very-Bad-DayThis movie is on¬†Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book of the same title.

The Interview

Release Date: October 10 | *October 8 (Manila)
Starring: James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Randall Park
Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

james-francoPlot Spoiler from IMDb: “Dave Skylark (James Franco), host of a talk show, and producer, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen), get an interview with Kim Jong-Un, dictator of North Korea. The CIA asks them to kill Kim. They become the least qualified men to ever assassinate.”

The Best of Me

Release Date: October 17 | *October 15 (Manila)
Starring:  Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato
Director: Michael Hoffman

best-of-me-movie-2014Based on another Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel of the same title. The Best of Me’s lead male role originally belonged to the late Paul Walker who died in a tragic vehicular accident in 2013.


Big Hero 6

Release Date: November 7 | *November 5 (Manila)
Starring:  Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Emma Thompson
Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams

big-hero-6-movie-2014How about Disney animating Marvel comic characters?


Release Date: November 7 | *November 5 (Manila)
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan

anne-hathaway-nolanAnne Hathaway’s role in Interstellar is yet to be revealed but rumors also mentioned that a few A-lister actors will also get involved in filming this movie. This is something to really watch for. So far this is the #1 must-watch movie in America.¬†

IMDb: “A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”


Release Date: November 14 | *November 12 (Manila)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal
Director: David Ayer


IMDb: “April, 1945. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Wardaddy and his men face odds in their attempts to strike at Nazi Germany.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay ‚Äď Part 1

Release Date: November 21 | *November 19 (Manila)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore
Director: Francis Lawrence


IMDb: “Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.”


Release Date: November 26
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Director: Tim Johnson

dreamworks-happy-smekday-2014Based on the 2007¬†Adam Rex’s children’s book¬†The True Meaning of Smekday

Horrible Bosses 2

Release Date: November 26
Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston,Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine
Director: Sean Anders


Wikipedia: “Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business.”



Release Date: December 12 | *December 10 (Manila)
Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville
Director: Paul King

paddington-movie-2014Another Family Movie:¬†¬†IMDb’s plot mentioned, “PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined.”

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Release Date: December 17
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans
Director: Peter Jackson


IMDb: “The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?”


Release Date: December 19 | *December 17 (Manila)
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz
Director: Will Gluck


IMDb: “Wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks comes to the aid of a young girl living in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.”

Night At The Museum 3

Release Date: December 19 | *December 17 (Manila)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Owen Wilson
Director: Shawn Levy


You’d surely watch this if you like Ben Stiller.

Into The Woods

Release Date: December 25 | *December 17 or earlier to give way to Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine
Director: Rob Marshall


IMDb: “A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.”


Release Date: December 25 | *December 17 or earlier to give way to Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)
Starring:¬†Jack O’Connell,¬†Miyavi,¬†Domhnall Gleeson,¬†Finn Wittrock
Director: Angelina Jolie

broken-angelina-jolie-2014The film is based on the life of Olympic athlete¬†Louis Zamperini¬†— “an Italian-American¬†World War II¬†prisoner of war¬†survivor,¬†inspirational speaker, and former Olympic distance¬†runner.”

Deep Tiki

Release Date: December 25 | *December 17 or earlier to give way to Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray
Director: Cameron Crowe

deep-tiki-movieIMDb plot states, “A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.”¬†Deep Tiki is still a moniker for this film. I think the official title has yet to be released. You can also see: ¬†Untitled Cameron Crowe project

So that concludes my post on “The Must-Watch Movies of 2014.” I listed down all the movies that I think will be fun and interesting to watch during your me-time, with your movie date, or with the family. I hope you enjoy reading this special post to kick-off my Friday regular, “Flick Peek of the Week.”

Because it’s Movie Day every Friday at Moomy Musings! ¬†Any movie suggestion to feature next Friday?¬†‚ô•

*Subject to change by the film distributors. The dates are my estimated local showing dating forecast.


  1. Lessons Of A Dad says:

    You forgot one HUGE movie coming out this year (at least for me, as an anime fan):

    Rurouni Kenshin 2 (or Samurai X 2 for those not familiar with the original Japanese name)

    The first movie was awesome (still not as incredible as the anime, but it comes VERY close). I surely can’t wait for the 2nd. It will come out in Japan in August and the rest of the world a few months later.

    This is THE movie to watch in 2014 for me, hands down.

  2. angel says:

    definitely looking forward to the hobbit ūüôā it has been a family “tradition” to watch it on the big screen, from lord of the rings to transformers, pirates of the carribean then now, the hobbit ūüėČ thanks for sharing this sis. just found your blog.

    -angel of

  3. Flor Ann B. Guarino says:

    Sana lahat ko mapanood ang mga movies na ito pero pinaka gusto kong mapanood ay ang Into the Woods. Kasi idol ko ung girl na starring she plays “Becka” in Pitch Perfect. I so love her lang.

  4. diosyl says:

    since i gave birth, so that whats 2 years ago, never na talaga ako nka panuod ng movie in the movie house. Dahil mommy na, i wanted to bring Dirk with me if ever i will watch a movie but he is too young pa. I know he will love the movie PLANES ūüôā

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