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Unbroken: The true story of a man who trained as an Olympic athlete, and proved he was tougher than anyone else when he became a prisoner of war in World War II.

These other WWII true stories will inspire you too: Band of Brothers, The Pianist

Wild: Reese Witherspoon strikes out on an epic walk of spiritual awakening after her personal life falls apart.

These movies will take you into the wild: Into the Wild, 127 Hours

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St. Vincent: Bill Murray takes a break from crashing bachelor parties to play a misanthrope who winds up forming a friendship with the son of a woman, played by Melissa McCarthy, who moves in next door.

Enjoy more of Murray’s late-career roles here: The Royal Tennenbaums, Hyde Park on the Hudson

Horrible Bosses 2: The whole gang is back and ready to get into more trouble as they try and pull off yet another crime they’re unsuited for.

This isn’t the first time these stars have gotten together: Horrible Bosses, Going The Distance

Jimi: All Is By My Side: Andre 3000 plays the rock guitar legend in this biopic of the star’s rise to fame.

Enjoy more biopics of some musical royalty: Notorious, Ray

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck is the most hated man in America in this second trailer, which shows much more of the story for this crime drama.

The men in these movies didn’t kill their wives either…we think: The Fugitive, Breakdown

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Fury: Brad Pitt is the leader of a tank squad in World War II who will do anything to protect the men under his command.

Also from director David Ayer: End of Watch, Training Day

Dracula Untold: Go back to the origins of the world’s most famous vampire as he earns his bloody reputation and embraces his destiny.

These movies will go bump in the night: Van Helsing, I, Frankenstein

Life After Beth: When a young woman comes back from the dead it’s a miracle, until she slowly gives in to her zombie tendencies. But is that an obstacle to for her boyfriend?

Enjoy these unusual zombie movies: Warm Bodies, Idle Hands

The Skeleton Twins: Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader are estranged twins who are both going through a rough patch but who come back to support each other.

Get more stories of dysfunctional siblings here: The Savages, Margot at the Wedding

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: We see a couple, played by Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, fall in love but then fall apart.

Romance sometimes fails, as these movies show: Blue Valentine, Little Children

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The Judge: Robert Downey Jr. plays a lawyer who returns home when his mother dies and has to confront his estranged father, even as he defends him from a murder charge.

For more legal drama, watch these great movies: The Chamber, A Few Good Men

The Wedding Ringer: Josh Gad needs a best man for his wedding and turns to a freelancer, played by Kevin Hart, who serves as one professionally.

Weddings serve as the backdrop for these comedies too: Wedding Crashers, Bridesmaids

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The Interview: James Franco and Seth Rogen are a couple of idiot members of the entertainment press who travel to North Korea and get involved in some espionage hijinks.

Rogen and Franco bring the laughs in these movies too: This is The EndPineapple Express

Birdman: Michael Keaton plays a struggling actor, who’s frustrated in his attempts to mount a comeback after once being best known for playing a super hero.

Actors try to rediscover the spark in these movies as well: Galaxy QuestTropic Thunder

The Penguins of Madagascar: The fan-favorite aquatic birds from the Madagascar series of films get their own movie, and some help on their mission from a group of elite animals.

Get your fill of talking animals here: MadagascarMadagascar 2

No Good Deed: Idris Elba plays a violent criminal who escapes from a prison transfer, and threatens a woman and her young daughter when he takes them prisoner in her own home.

These chilling movies about home invasions will set your nerves on edge: Funny GamesStraw Dogs

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: This second trailer gives us an even better look at the noir sequel and the violence, passion and more violence that’s in store.

Get more of Frank Miller’s unique vision in these movies: Sin City300

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Dumb and Dumber To: Harry and Lloyd are back and while everyone may be a bit older, they’re obviously not any smarter.

The Farrelly Brothers bring the laughs here: Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary

Hercules: The second trailer features more epic action, more lion-punching, more huge monsters and more of just about everything.

Get your fill of swords and sandals with these movies: 300: Rise of an Empire, Conan the Barbarian

Are You Here: Owen Wilson goes on a road trip when his friend, played by Zach Galifianakis, finds out his dad has passed away.

Family tragedy is played for comedy in these movies: Death At A Funeral, National Lampoon’s Vacation

Beneath: A group of coal miners are trapped underground and the situation gets more intense – and weird – the longer they’re stuck in the mine.

If you’re claustrophobic, best avoid these flicks: Buried, The Descent

Best Of Me: Another Nicholas Sparks novel gets adapted, this time about two high school sweethearts who are reunited 20 years later and find the chemistry is still there.

Get your fill of Nicholas Sparks romance right here: The Notebook, Safe Haven

The November Man: Pierce Brosnan is an aging spy with a personal vendetta to settle in this action thriller.

These guys are getting too old for this: 3 Days To Kill, Taken

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Kill the Messenger: Jeremy Renner plays a journalist who uncovers a connection between the U.S. government and major drug cartels, but is hunted for his discoveries.

The government does like secrets, as these movies show: JFK, All The President’s Men

Very Good Girls: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning play best friends whose lives and friendship become complicated when they fall for the same guy the summer before they leave for college.

Enjoy these other great coming-of-age stories: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Spectacular Now

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This Is Where I Leave You: Jason Bateman and Tina Fey headline an all-star cast in this story about a group of siblings coming home for their father’s funeral.

Watch more from the movie’s stars here: Horrible Bosses, Admission

Life of Crime: A husband’s plan to get rid of his wife becomes awkward when she’s kidnapped and held for ransom, leading to all sorts of insane situations.

These other movies are also based on stories by the great Elmore Leonard: Jackie Brown, Elmore Leonard

Magic in the Moonlight: In the latest from director Woody Allen, Emma Stone plays a spiritualist in the 1930s, while Colin Firth is a skeptic out to disprove her abilities.

Get more of Woody Allen here: Midnight in Paris, Blue Jasmine

Kingsman: The Secret Service: Based on the hit comic series, Colin Firth plays a veteran spy who grooms a young protégé.

These spies certainly aren’t Bond, but they are pretty funny: Spies Like Us, Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

Big Hero 6: Take your first look at the animated super hero movie coming from Disney and Marvel next year.

Enjoy these other must-watch movies: The Iron Giant, Monsters Inc

Happy Christmas: When an irresponsible young woman comes to live with her brother and his family, things get tense quickly.

Watch these other movies from director Joe Swanberg: Drinking Buddies, All The Lights In the Sky

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Transformers: Age of Extinction: This new trailer gives us a better look at both the movie’s story and the big freaking robots – including the Dinobots – it will feature.

Get caught up on the franchise to date: Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Interstellar: This first full trailer for the movie shows an epic story of a near future where a group of individuals reaches out beyond the planet to try and find another world for humanity to survive on.

Enjoy these other movies from director Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight, Inception

Cinderella: There’s no real first look at the live action version of the classic story, but we get the sense that it will somehow involve a very nice slipper.

If you’re in the mood for live action fairy tales, allow us to offer these suggestions: Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Wish I Was Here: After an enigmatic first trailer, this second preview shows more of the story behind Zack Braff’s touching family drama.

Go back to 2004 for Braff’s directorial debut: Garden State

Foxcatcher: A nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell is a more than slightly creepy coach to an up-and-coming wrestler.

This isn’t the first time Carell has gotten dramatic on film: The Way Way Back, Little Miss Sunshine

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: This first full trailer not only shows more of the ape culture that’s developed since the first movie, but also shows the conflict between the apes and the surviving humans.

Get your paws on these movies: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Planet of the Apes

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: A kid and his family have, as the title says, a really bad day that involves a failed driving test, a kangaroo and more misadventures.

Check out these other children’s book adaptations too: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus

Good People: James Franco and Kate Hudson play a young couple who discover cash hidden in the apartment downstairs when the man living there dies. However, there are other parties looking for the money as well.

Finding huge piles of money usually never goes well: A Simple Plan, No Country For Old Men

Snowpiercer: Chris Evans leads a revolution in a society that’s forced to live on constantly-moving trains, and where the class structure keeps many beaten down.

In case you need more bleak, end of the world movies: The Road, The Book of Eli

And So It Goes: Michael Douglas is a grouchy real estate agent who winds up having to take care of his granddaughter for a while, an experience that…yeah, you know how this goes.

Enjoy these other comedies aimed at a slightly older audience here: It’s Complicated, Grumpy Old Men

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