We only mention that because, while 2014 looks similar in the sense that it is overstuffed with titles followed by either a number or a subtitle, that this year could be just as full of surprises, along with all the Transformers, Muppets, and superheroes we've come to know and love. So use this list as a roadmap, not a crystal ball.
As always there are plenty of movies that haven't been scheduled or detailed as of yet; between Sundance and SXSW, the next few months will also reveal a whole heaping of independent features vying for the coveted Next Big Thing title. So, even though we've listed a whole bunch of potential hits here, there are just as many unscheduled and unknowable movies out there, ready to take 2014 by storm.
Looking for family-friendly flicks? Check out our 2014 Family Movie Preview.