Only included are films with release dates
Before Midnight (2013) (dir: Richard Linklater)
My most anticipated film of 2013. Early reviews at Sundance have been mostly positive...
The Great Gatsby (2013) (dir: Baz Luhrmann)
Currently reading the book...
Frances Ha (2012) (dir: Noah Baumbach)
One of my favorite contemporary directors. Glowing festival reviews...
Stories we Tell (2012) (documentary) (dir: Sarah Polley)
From what I've read, a very personal story about Polley's own family...
The Bling Ring (2013) (dir: Sofia Coppola)
If the movie is not for me, at least I'll have another Sofia Coppola soundtrack to obsess over, hopefully...
Gravity (2013) (dir: Alfonso Cuarón)
His last outing Children of Men (2006) didn't impress me to the degree it did other cinephiles. I'm still curious, though.
Night Train to Lisbon (2013) (dir: Bille August)
Loved the book, will watch despite the director of this adaptation is very hit and miss.
Only God Forgives (2013) (dir: Nicolas Winding Refn)
Drive, need I say more...
Ender's Game (2013) (dir: Gavin Hood)
If there's time, I'll read the award-winning book during the year. Considered one of the best sci-fi novels of the 80s. The movie is out this autumn. It is however labeled young adult literature, so will that be a stumbling block in my case?
12 Years A Slave (2013) (dir: Steve McQueen)
I expect another powerful film with memorable performances from the director of Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011)
The Worlds End (2013) (dir: Edgar Wright)
Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and now this film as the third part of so-called "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy". ha-ha. Kieslowski must be rolling in his grave.
Mud (2012) (dir: Jeff Nichols)
From the up-and-coming director of Take Shelter (2011) and Shotgun Stories (2007).
The Grandmaster (2013) (dir: Wong Kar-Wei)
About time we had a new Wong Kar-Wei film, and although martial arts is not usually my thing, I'll see it for the characters.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) (dir: Peter Jackson)
I feel I ought to watch it on the big screen...not the same on TV
Other films I want to see:
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Liberal Arts (2012)
John Dies at the End (2012)
The Hunt (2012)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
Laurence Anyways (2012)
Beyond the Hills (2012)
The Comedy (2012) (dir: Rick Alverson)
What Richard Did (2012)
A Hijacking (2012)
Thursday Through Sunday (2012)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
An Enemy (2013)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
West of Memphis (2012)
The Invisible War (2012)
The Queen of Versailles (2012)
56 Up (2012)
Room 237 (2012)
This is Not a Film (2011)
Central Park Five (2012)
The Act of Killing (2012)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
For my complete watchlist, including those films without a release date go here
Readers, thoughts on the above selections? Did I miss anything? Which are your most anticipated films of 2013?