Best Science Fiction Films of 2014
As some of you may know, I usually publish preview hubs once every year for my readers, while giving each main genre it's own preview section. During these previews, I'll be providing release dates, cating information and etc. Unfortunately, some of these previews don't have any movie posters yet, nor do some of them have trailers. However, I'll be adding them up as soon as they become available.
Another sad change that I've had to make recently to these hubs is that I won't be featuring as many independent films as I have in the past on these previews. Most of my readers won't notice the difference, but the reality is I've been burned way too many times on some of these previews.
Like most readers, I too have to go through various sources to find out when a film is released. Even though some sites like imdb, movie web, and "comingsoon.net" might give you a confirmed release date for "movie x", for example, it doesn't necessarily mean that the film will open on that date, as some of these movies get pushed back to as late as two to three years later.
Granted, I'll still be putting up previews and trailers for some indie films, for each genre, but it won't be as many as before. Take in mind, this is just a preemptive measure to improve the quality of these preview hubs for my readers, as I'm sure many probably won't even see the difference.
Anyway, now that we got all that out of the way lets get started. Take in mind that release dates are subject to change, so be sure to check your local listings.
If you like science fiction films, then you might like the following previews in the links below
- Best Action and Adventure Films of 2014
previews and trailers for some of the best action and adventure films of 2014
- Best Fantasy films of 2014
Previews and trailers for some of the best fantasy films of 2014
- Best Superhero Films of 2014
Previews and trailers for the upcoming superhero films of 2014. Featuring previews and trailers for "X-Men: Days of Future's Past" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."
- Best Monster Movies and Horror films of 2014
film previews and trailers for the best upcoming horror and monster films of 2014. Contains previews for the upcoming "Resident Evil 6" and "I, Frankenstein" films.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Abigail Klein, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Titus Welliver, T.J. Miller, Bingbing Li, King, Victoria Summer, Cleo King, Kristin Miller White
Voice Cast: Peter Cullen
Synopsis: A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.
Release Date: June 27, 2014
Director: Neil Burger
Writers: Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor, Veronica Roth
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson,
Zoë Kravitz, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer
Synopsis: Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society.
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle
Cast: Gary Oldman, Judy Greer, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jason Clarke, Kirk Acevedo, Kevin Rankin, Angela Kerecz, Keir O'Donnell, Enrique Murciano
Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Release Date: July 18, 2014
Edge of Tomorrow
Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Joby Harold
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Jeremy Piven, Bill Paxton, Lara Pulver, Charlotte Riley, Madeleine Mantock, Jonas Armstrong, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dragomir Mrsic, Lee Asquith-Coe, Franz Drameh, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Ronan Summers
Synopsis: A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.
Release Date: June 6, 2014
The Maze Runner
Director: Wes Ball
Writers: James Dashner, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin, Noah Oppenheim
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, Ami Ameen, Don McManus, Carl Greene, Blake Cooper, Chris Sheffield, Dexter Darden, Joe Adler, Randall D. Cunningham
Synopsis: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, Kip Thorne
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Elyes Gabel, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet
Synopsis: 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 7, 2014
Director: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Lois Lowry, Michael Mitnick
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, Emma Tremblay
Synopsis: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Director: Wally Pfister
Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Jack Paglen, Alex Paraskevas, Wally Pfister
Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Clifton Collins Jr., Cole Hauser, Josh Stewart, Cory Hardrict, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Wallace Langham, Falk Hentschel, Shaun Rylee, Sam Webb
Synopsis: Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Release Date: April 18, 2014
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Terry Gilliam, Vanessa Kirby, Tuppence Middleton, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Spencer Wilding, Jo Osmond, Jeremy Swift
Synopsis: In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign.
Release Date: July 25, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Producers: Suzanne Collins, Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Suzanne Collins, Danny Strong
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Ross, Elden Henson, Stef Dawson, Wes Chatham, Taylor McPherson, Patina Miller, Kiri Stevens, Kim Ormiston, Misty Ormiston, A. Michelle Harleston
Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Release Date: November 21, 2014
Director: Christian Grillo
Writer: Christian Grillo
Cast: D.C. Douglas, Tom Detrik, Carmela Hayslett, Tammy Jean, Bonnie Love, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Brian Anthony Wilson, Karen Scioli, Carl Stevens, Genoveva Rossi, Chris McMullin, Lisa Panzer
Synopsis: In this futuristic science fiction thriller, government security agent Jerry Hipple has been unsuccessfully tracking the city's most infamous criminal The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings. Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention under his alias. Not only does Adrian attempt to reclaim his rightful reputation but he also decides to cleverly aid his detective counterpart through the case. All the while, killers and victims alike are unaware the world is about to reach an abrupt catastrophic ending.
Release Date: June 15, 2014
Forest of Eden
Director: Chen Dubrin
Writer: Chen Dubrin
Cast: Scotty Wood, Ran Wei, Cameron Mark Lewis, Steve Tanabe, Andrea Searby, Jordann Dunagan, Ella Dubrin, Mac Guerreiro, Sandra Dee, Erin. D. Bennett, Marshal Duffy, Dominic Renda, Chen Dubrin, Kevin F. Barrett, Steve Huang
Synopsis: A Science Fiction Thriller about a mysterious jewel that appears in our dimension, its dangerous power leaves the fate of the world in the hands of a few teenagers.
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Director: José Padilha
Writers: Michael Miner, Nick Schenk, David Self, Edward Neumeier, James Vanderbilt, Joshua Zetumer
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Joel Kinnaman, Michael K. Williams, Aimee Garcia, Miguel Ferrer
Synopsis: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Release Date: February 12, 2014
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham, Frank Darabont, David S. Goyer
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Wantanabe, David Strathairn, Richard T. Jones, CJ Adams, Victor Rasuk, Al Sapienza, Brian Markinson, Patrick Sabongui, Christian Tessier, Ken Yamamura, Primo Allon, Yuki Morita, Carson Bolde, Peter Dwerryhouse, Warren Takeuchi
Synopsis: A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind.
Release Date: May 16, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Director: Rob Minkoff
Writers: Ted Key, Craig Wright
Voice Cast: Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton, Ty Burrell, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Max Charles, Mel Brooks, Dennis Haysbert, Stephen Colbert, Karan Brar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joshua Rush, Zach Callison
Synopsis: Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. They find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future.
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Directors: David John Jeffery, Susana Rodrigues
Writer: David John Jeffery
Cast: Andrew Reith, Turkan Victoria, Raki Dey, Conor Mullen, Maxim Nefedev, Frazer Hines, William Kaffenberger, Susana Rodrigues, Emma Fletcher, Yaseen Husain, Ida Mhunduru, Karl Pemberton, Lauren Simmonds, Lamin Tamba, Helena Parker
Synopsis: You are following the lives of a family who have chosen not to take the microchip implant but instead live a life with no home and consistently on the run from the one world government known as the F.A.T.H.E.R.
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Director: Gabriel Jundet-Weinshel
Writer: Gabriel Jundet-Weinshel
Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lynn Cohen, Austin Pendleton, Al Sapienza, Edoardo Ballerini, Sarah Sokolovic, Ashley Nicole Anderson, Giuliana Carullo, Greg Bennick
Synopsis: A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is... himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.
Release Date: June 16, 2014
Director: Kenlon Clark
Writer: Adam Simon
Cast: Henry Simmons, Sophia Brown, Joshua Alba, Lauren Hicks, Charley Boon, Adam Simon, Pierre Kennel, Sabrina Revelle, Jordan Oberman, Willie James Warren Jr., William Rubio, Jeff D. Miller, Dana Hunt, Jillian Christi, Graham Littlefield
Synopsis: An addicted memory dealer is chased relentlessly by federal narcotics agents bent on keeping the secrets he has locked in his mind hidden.
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Director: Martin Patterson
Writer: Martin Patterson
Cast: Martin Patterson, Barbara Lechene, Fred Terling, Nicolina Marra
Synopsis: They were a normal family living in a normal place Now they live in a place where nothing is the same anymore A world where everyone is dying, dying slowly. Now they have to survive with what ever it takes and where ever it takes them A world that has been taken over by..... The Sickness.
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Director: Carlos Etzio Roman
Writer: Carlos Etzio Roman
Cast: Carlos Etzio Roman, Sharon Carpenter-Rose, Kevin Troy, Brandon DeGroat, Ariana Almajan, Stephanie Rigizadeh, Henry Hickerson, Tracy Roman, Pablo A. Rodriguez, Kendra North, Tom Lyle, Deirdre McCullagh, Sarah DeWitt, Greg Coale, Jacob Canon
Synopsis: In the year 2110 a small group of space travelers have left the war-ravaged Earth behind. After transporting themselves through space and time, they approach what they think is Earth....or is it? Soon they will find out a truth they are not ready to confront, a truth that will bond them to change the fate of humanity, a truth that will turn them into "Time Refugees."
Release Date: October 1, 2014
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