Let’s admit it, whether you’re a movie buff or not, there is at least one movie you look forward to watching every year. Whether it’s a sequel to a beloved series, or stars your favourite actor of all time, there is always that one picture that you’ve already made mental plans for. We bring to you a list of a few such movies that we believe will be on your must- watch list. Have we missed any? Let us know!

1. Transcendence

Marking the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s go- to cinematographer Wally Pfister, Transcendence is a sci- fi movie about a scientist who downloads his consciousness to a computer. What follows is his thirst for knowledge and power, raising philosophical questions about the human nature.

Release date: 18 April

Starring: Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman

2. Maleficent

Watch Disney go dark in this prequel of sorts to ‘Sleeping Beauty’. The story here is told from the point of view of the ‘Mistress of All- Evil’ herself, Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie.

Release date: May 30
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple

3. 22 Jump Street

Officers Schmidt and Jenko are back and how! In the sequel to one of the funniest movies of 2012, our beloved policemen go deep undercover in college this time to kick evil’s butt once more.

Release Date: June 13
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past

The director of the hugely successful X- Men and X2 Bryan Singer returns to the franchise with the latest instalment of Marvel’s most popular mutants. This one promises to be a thrill ride and connects the time lines of the original trilogy and C- Men First Class.

Release Date: May 23
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman

5. How to Catch A Monster

Not much is known about this film except that it’s directed by Ryan Gosling and stars Matt Smith from Doctor Who and Christina Hendricks from Mad Men as Bully and Billy, but that’s all the reason we need to be excited for this one!

Also worth looking out for- Godzilla, Interstellar, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Jupiter Ascending, The LEGO Movie, Noah, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tranformers: Age of Extinction and so many more. Looks like it’s going to be a movie-tastic year!