Digital Spy presents our top ten most anticipated films of the new year.
10. Alan Partridge: The Movie
Why you should see it: Steve Coogan's long, long, long-awaited big-screen debut as beloved buffoon Alan Partridge will see the down-on-his-luck radio DJ trying to "salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events". Penned by Coogan and Armando Iannucci, we just can't see this being anything other than a joy.
> The Alan Partridge Movie' for 2013 release, shooting starts January
9. Gangster Squad
Why you should see it: Gosling. Stone. Penn. Brolin. 1940s Los Angeles. Chronicling the LAPD's battle against organised crime, Ruben Fleischer's long-delayed period thriller promises a killer combination of style and smarts, and stars Sean Penn as infamous gangster Mickey Cohen, who's being pursued by a task force that includes Gosling, Brolin, Anthony Mackie and Michael Peña.
> Michael Peña talks upcoming role in 'Gangster Squad'
8. Only God Forgives
Why you should see it: Gosling fans, rejoice - 2013 is going to be a good year. Here he reunites with his Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn to play Julian, a young man who runs a boxing club as a front for his family's drug smuggling business. After his brother is killed, his manipulative mother (Kristin Scott-Thomas) persuades him to track down and take vengeance on those responsible. Honestly, we'd watch Gosling read out the Encyclopaedia Britannica if he was being directed by Refn, and we can't wait to see the pair's take on a classic revenge thriller.
> Ryan Gosling battered and bruised in 'Only God Forgives'
7. The World's End
Why you should see it: After a long hiatus following their supremely witty cop movie parody Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are finally reuniting with helmer Edgar Wright for the third chapter in their Cornetto Trilogy. It'll follow five thirtysomething friends (including Pegg, Frost, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman) who reunite in an attempt to recreate an epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier, and end up becoming the human race's only hope for survival.
> Simon Pegg: 'The World's End darker than Shaun of the Dead' - video
6. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Why you should see it: The groundwork's been laid, the unexpected journey has begun, the 48fps debate has raged, and now Peter Jackson can get on with telling his story, as Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and his crew head into the lair of the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). We're still not quite clear on what's going to be in the second part versus the third part, and how much is coming from The Hobbit versus the Lord of the Rings appendices, but we're excited to find out.
> Full The Hobbit coverage
5. Django Unchained
Why you should see it: Even the most die-hard Tarantino naysayers have been enthusing about his latest, a brash and bloody Western that sees former slave Django (Jamie Foxx) set out to save his wife from a ruthless plantation owner, with the help of bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz).
> 'Django Unchained' review: Quentin Tarantino is a director off the leash
4. Iron Man 3
Why you should see it: The involvement of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black is sure to bring a darker, defter edge to the writing in this third instalment, and while producer Kevin Feige insists that this is "not a serious movie", the first trailer and plot synopsis beg to differ. It'll find Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark seeking vengeance on those who "destroyed his private world".
> Full 'Iron Man 3' coverage
3. Zero Dark Thirty
Why you should see it: Less than four years on from their Oscar-scooping war drama The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow and scribe Mark Boal have made another surefire awards contender in Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicles the ten-year hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Jessica Chastain is cast intriguingly against type as a spiky, hardened CIA analyst, alongside a supporting cast that also includes Jason Clarke and Jennifer Ehle.
> 'Zero Dark Thirty' unveils final trailer - watch
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Why you should see it: We loved the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins's first beloved novel so much that it made our top three of this year, and with filming now almost complete on the sequel we've seen nothing to suggest that Catching Fire will be anything but another triumph.
The ridiculously talented Jennifer Lawrence returns as stoical heroine Katniss Everdeen, who finds herself forced to compete once more in the brutal Hunger Games ceremony alongside new recruits Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone). But with Donald Sutherland's President Snow and his despotic government now furious with Katniss for undermining their authority at the climax of The Hunger Games, the odds are decidedly not in her favour.
> Full 'The Hunger Games' coverage
1. Star Trek Into Darkness
Why you should see it: The past fortnight has offered up posters, trailers and even nine minutes of footage from JJ Abrams's second go in the Enterprise, and so far it's looking close to flawless.
Much of the marketing has focused on Benedict Cumberbatch's compellingly mysterious villain, but the early footage also hinted at plenty of emotional development for Chris Pine's Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock, and a story that's set as much on Earth as it is in space, with a futuristic London and San Francisco both featuring heavily.
And just in case that wasn't enough to whet your Trek appetite, there's all those intriguingly blatant homages and references to The Wrath of Khan, from a line in the preview footage to a shot in the extended trailer. May 17 is suddenly feeling very, very far away.
> Full 'Star Trek Into Darkness' coverage
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