Below is a collection of all the new and upcoming movies set to be released in 2013. This year is set to be another exciting one for film fans, with superheroes, sci-fi, and animated movies providing the bulk of the upcoming movies in 2013. While most of the big new movies will be sequels and part of franchises, there are some exciting original films to keep an eye out for.
New Movies 2013
January is often a mix of late Oscar-fare and mid-budget action movies, and that’s the case this year. Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden movie Zero Dark Thirty opens wide after a limited Oscar-qualifying release in December. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to a leading action role as a no nonsense sheriff in The Last Stand, and Jeremy Renner battles witches alongside Gemma Arterton in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
There’s also ensemble comedy Movie 43 which stars just about everybody, and Gangster Squad which features Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Anthony Mackie trying to take down Mafia boss Sean Penn in 1940s Los Angeles.
Texas Chainsaw 3D | All Superheroes Must Die
A Haunted House | Gangster Squad | Zero Dark Thirty | Promised Land | Quartet
The Last Stand | Broken City | Guillermo del Toro Presents Mama
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters | Movie 43 | Parker
In February we have Warm Bodies, a zombie/human love story starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. Sylvester Stallone is a revenge seeking hitman in Bullet to the Head, and Dwayne Johnson plays a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime in Snitch. The film likely to get the most attention in February is A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth movie in the Die Hard franchise which sees John McClane and his son battling rogue leaders in Russia.
Warm Bodies | Bullet to the Head | Stand Up Guys
Side Effects | Identity Thief | The Occult | Ferlinghetti
A Good Day to Die Hard | Escape From Planet Earth | Safe Haven
No | Like Someone In Love
Snitch | Dark Skies
March is home to not one, but two big budget fantasy movies. The first is Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer which stars Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor and is a tale of the war between humans and a fearsome race of giants. The second is Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful which is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation starring Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis was originally set to be released June 2012, but was delayed by Paramount so they could convert it into 3D and beef up Channing Tatum’s role. The first big animated film of the year is The Croods from Dreamworks, which follows the world’s first family as the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Another notable film is the Carrie remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz as the title character and Julianne Moore as her mentally ill and abusive mother.
Jack the Giant Slayer | The Last Exorcism Part 2 | 21 and Over | Stoker
Oz: The Great And Powerful | Emperor | Dead Man Down | Admission
Carrie | Hummingbird | The Incredible Burt Wonderstone | Welcome to the Punch | From Up on Poppy Hill
Captain Phillips | The Croods | Olympus Has Fallen
G.I. Joe: Retaliation | The Host | Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor | The Place Beyond the Pines
In April Michael Bay gets low-budget with Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg for bodybuilder action/comedy Pain and Gain and Tom Cruise returns to sci-fi in Oblivion. The film, which also stars Morgan Freeman, follows a surface drone repairman in a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and the remnants of humanity live above the clouds.
We’ll also be getting some nostalgia from the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, scares from The Evil Dead remake, and groans from Scary Movie 5.
Olympus Has Fallen | Jurassic Park 3D | The Heat
Scary Movie 5 | The Evil Dead | 42 | Oblivion | Disconnect
Pain and Gain | The Big Wedding
Summer blockbuster season 2013 kicks off with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 directed by Shane Black. This time the villain is international terrorist leader the Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley. In this film Tony Stark must ask himself: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Baz Luhrmann’s delayed adaptation of The Great Gatsby finally opens with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton, and J.J. Abrams reassembles his Enterprise crew for Star Trek Into Darkness, now with added Benedict Cumberbatch. Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Paul Walker take the action to Europe for Fast and Furious 6, and the Hangover gang try not to remake the original again in The Hangover: Part III.
Iron Man 3
The Great Gatsby | Tyler Perry’s We the Peeples | About Time
Star Trek Into Darkness | Black Rock
Fast and Furious 6 | The Hangover: Part III | EPIC
June begins with a family outing for Will and Jaden Smith in M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi movie After Earth. Brad Pitt travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic in World War Z, and Henry Cavill plays Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel alongside Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. If the film works, it could ignite the beginning of the Justice League for Warner Bros.
Speaking of superhero team-ups, Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for Kick-Ass 2. This time Jim Carrey will be making an appearance as The Colonel who helps galvanize the team of misfit superheroes to fight evil. Pixar goes back to college for Monster’s Inc. prequel Monsters University, and we’ll be seeing President Jamie Foxx and Secret Service agent Channing Tatum in the action/thriller White House Down
After Earth | Now You See Me | The Internship
Man of Steel | The End of the World
World War Z | Monsters University
Kick-Ass 2 | White House Down
Lone Ranger reunites Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and follows Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) who recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Hugh Jackman battles crime lords and ninjas in Japan in The Wolverine, and Guillermo Del Toro unleashes giant robots to battle giant monsters from another dimension in Pacifc Rim.
We’ll also get some animation in July with the minions and Steve Carell returning for Despicable Me 2, and The Smurfs have to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel in The Smurfs 2.
Lone Ranger | Despicable Me 2
Grown Ups 2 | Pacific Rim
R.I.P.D. | The Conjuring
The Smurfs 2
The blockbusters aren’t as dominant in August, but we’ll still have 300: Rise of An Empire providing big battles and plenty of bloodshed (no Gerard Bulter in this one, I’m afraid). Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Anthony Hopkins represent the slightly older but perfectly capable generation in Red 2, and there’s a search for a mythical Golden Fleece Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
One to watch out for is Elysium from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The sci-fi film, starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley, is set in the year 2159 where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth.
Denzel Washington and Mark Walhberg are set up by a mob in 2 Guns, houses continue to be haunted in Insidious Chapter 2, and boy band One Direction get their own 3D concert movie
300: Rise of An Empire | Red 2
Elysium | We’re the Millers
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters | 2 Guns | The To-Do List
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | You’re Next
Satanic Getaway | One Direction 3D Concert Movie | Insidious Chapter 2
Battle of the Year | The Little Mermaid in 3D | I, Frankenstein
Rush | Prisoners | Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 | The Tomb Runner Runner
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For | The Delivery Man | Paranoia | Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
The Seventh Son | Malavita | No Good Deed
Paranormal Activity 5 | The World’s End
Ender’s Game | Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Thor: The Dark World
Best Man 2
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Gambit | Bad Santa 2
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Tyler Perry’s Christmas Project
Walking with Dinosaurs | Last Vegas | Saving Mr. Banks
Jack Ryan | 47 Ronin | The Secret Life of Walter Mitty