13 Movies We’re Excited For in 2013: ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Warm Bodies’ & More!

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Though we’re sad 2012 is coming to and end, it certainly was a year of amazing movies. We finally got to see The Hunger Games on the big screen, and we were met with mixed emotions as The Twilight Saga came to an end. However, there is a whole slew of movies that are coming out in 2013, and they all look pretty awesome. So, though it was tough, we decided to narrow it down to the top 13 movies we’re excited for in 2013. Check them out below!

Struck By Lightning (January 11, 2013)

Chris Colfer not only stars in the upcoming film Struck By Lightning, but he wrote the screenplay, too! Also starring Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland, Pitch Perfect acrtress Rebel Wilson and more, it centers on a high schooler (played by Chris), who blackmails his peers into writing for a literary magazine in order to help him get into the college of his dreams.


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Warm Bodies (February 1, 2013)

It’s a zombie love story! Nicholas Hoult stars in Warm Bodies as an undead hottie who ends up falling for the GF (Teresa Palmer), of one of his victims. Their connection might even help end the zombie apocalypse. Now that’s love!



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Beautiful Creatures (February 12, 2013)

It’s another YA novel come to life on the big screen! In Beautiful Creatures, a teenager named Lena (Alice Englert)  has a family with dark secrets, and ends up meeting (and falling ins love with) a boy named Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich). The dark secrets of her family threaten to keep them apart, but the two can’t stay away from each other. Beautiful Creatures also stars The Help‘s Viola Davis.


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Safe Haven (February 14, 2013)

Yet another Nicholas Sparks flick is coming to the big screen so you know what that means — break out the tissues! This time around, a young woman with a mysterious past (Julianne Hough) arrives to a small town in North Carolina, and ends up falling for a widow with two kids (Josh Duhamel). He loves her, but she refuses to tell him about her dark past, which may end up coming back to haunt her. This will definitely make a great Valentine’s Day flick!


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Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 8, 2013)

In this re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz, it shows the back story behind the notorious Wizard. Starring Mila Kuna, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, the visually stunning film is sure to be a great film the whole family will love.



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The Croods (March 22, 2013)

This animated flick is a road trip movie — with a twist! Set in prehistoric times, it shows a family as they try to navigate the uncharted world, and naturally, they encounter some chaos along the way. Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Nicholas Cage all provide voices.



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The Host (March 29, 2013)

Now that The Twilight Saga is officially done, it’s time to move on to the next Stephanie Meyer book turned movie. The Host stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel as drifters living in a world where aliens take over human bodies as “hosts.” Though Wanda (Saoirse) is taken over by one of the parasites, she attempts to free the humans who have been taken over.


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The Bling Ring (June 2013)

Emma Watson‘s post-Harry Potter career certainly is flourishing! The actress stars as a Hollywood social climber who uses the Internet to track down celebrity homes, and steal high-priced possessions from them. Based on a true story, it also stars American Horror Story‘s Taissa Farmiga as well as This Is 40‘s Leslie Mann, and was directed by the Oscar-winning Sofia Coppala.


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World War Z (June 21, 2013)

World War Z stars Brad Pitt as a U.N. employee (and regular ol’ dad), who must race against the clock to stop a zombie outbreak.


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The Lone Ranger (July 3, 2012)

Johnny Depp is back on the big screen, and this time he’s taking on a legendary character. The Lone Ranger is based on the popular television show of the same name that ran from 1949 to 1957, Johnny plays a Native American spirit warrior named Tonto who encounters a man named John Reid, played by Armie Hammer, and the duo start fighting for justice.


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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 23, 2013)

Are you ready for your next fave YA book to movie adaptation? In The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lily Collins stars as a young girl named Clary who, unbeknownst to her, has a connection to supernatural demons, and must fight them for the good of mankind. It also stars Twilight Saga‘s Jamie Campbell Bower (who started dating Lily after they met on set of this movie!)



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Ender’s Game (November 1, 2013)

OK, we know that most of the movies on our list are adaptations of YA novels, but we just can’t help it — they all look so good! This next flick we’re excited for is Ender’s Game. This book was actually published back in 1985, and has taken this long to get to the big screen due to its complex nature. Starring Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, and Harrison Ford, it’s about a gifted young boy (Asa) who is recruited to a special school to help fight off an alien attack.



The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (November 22, 2013)

Last, but certainly not least, it’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Though we’ve seen sneak peeks of the cast filming in Atlanta and Hawaii, we just can’t wait to see this movie hit the big screen. Obviously the first one was great, but we’re excited to see the cast back in action (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, etc), as well as the new additions (Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair), and Francis Lawrence (the new director) bring CF to the big screen.



And there you have it! The 13 movies we’re most looking forward to in 2013. Are there any other flicks you’re particularly excited for? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Lexi k

    OMG MORTAL INSTUMENTS. I love that book series SOOOOOOO much!!!!!!
    I’ve read all the books 4 times (no joke). Best book series EVERRRR!!!

  • rosmari1980

    my jamie campbell bower! love u! i need that movie and the new book!!!

  • Liz

    City of bones!!! Shadowhunters take over!!!!

  • katy

    city of bones!!!!!!!! i cant wait!!!!!! and catching fire!!!!

  • Lexi

    Definitilly; TMI: City of Bones and Catchin’ Fire!<3
    I luv Rebel Wilson's naturally but… These films are amazin'!!

  • Nora Ashlyn

    OMG!;) I can’t wait for TMI:City of Bones and The Host!! I read all The Hunger games books too so cathing fire is in my head yeah, but quietly…;)

  • Shade

    I am waiting most for “catching fire” and most of all “City of Bones”

  • SJ

    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — you should watch this guys!

  • TeamEdwardJace

    so many great movies coming out this year! I am extremely excited for the mortal instruments: city of bones! I also pumped for catching fire, beautiful creatures( which i need to read) warm bodies, the host, springbreakers, writers with lily collins now known as stuck in love and struck by lightning looks good too!

  • Vanina

    omg city of boness!!!!!!!!!!! :´D

    • Lexi

      scream with me honey! Aaaaah!;) i luv TMI! Robeeert Sheehan!;))

  • Mauro

    Well, I’m waiting for “THG: Catching Fire”, “TMI: City of Bones” and “Ender’s Game” by that order, these are the ones I’m expecting the most… I’ll eventually watch “Beautiful Creatures” and “The Host” just to see what all the fuss is about.

  • Mirella

    yo voy a ver Catching Fire , tengo muchas ansias de verla………

  • Zari

    catching fire!! Omg i have to wait for 10 months

  • Tabba

    Ive seen warm bodies it was gud and you guys missed the new percy jackson!

  • Brooke

    I love the book city of bones and the movie looks great to maybe even better that the book

  • Leire

    The mortal instruments : city of bones <3

    • Daphne

      YES! Magnus Bane for president;) TMI: CITY of BONES;3

  • Louis

    Struck By Lightning

  • Lindsea

    They forgot to put Dorothy of Oz with Lea Michele, Megan Hilty, Martin Short and Bernadette Peters

  • Stephanie

    NICE. “Struck By Lightning”, “Beautiful Creatures”, “Ender’s Game” (Harrison Ford AND one of my favorite sci-fi books/series!) and “The Host”.

    I’ll watch “The Lone Ranger” for Johnny Depp, but it looks kind of freaky. More like a South American or African Tonto, but I’m not familiar with all the North American tribes, by any means, so I could be wrong.

  • nikki

    i cant wait for the host!!!

  • sara

    You’re wrong Struck by lightning is already out, I already watched it :) and it’s a great sad movie

  • Paula

    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones the best

  • Jenny

    I thought Struck by Lightning already came out. . . At least I’ve seen people putting links up for it. I’ve seen Warm Bodies and it’s pretty cool. The Romeo and Juliet references made me laugh.

  • Lauren

    AHHHH!!! I’m so excited for all of these! Especially, the YA adaptations…I’ve read them ALL.

  • Ashley

    Looks like 2013 will be a very good year for movies! I’m reading Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures and The Host! Can’t wait to see those movies and more :)