We have already had an exciting start to 2013 and that looks set to continue as there are some great movies on the horizon for February.

So here at FemaleFirst we have taken a closer look at the ones that are absolutely not to be missed.

Flight - released 1st February

Flight marks the return to the big screen for Oscar winner Denzel Washington in what is his first movie in almost twelve months - the last being Safe House.

The film sees him team up with director Robert Zemeckis for the first time as Zemeckis returns to live action.

The director has been working in animation in recent years with The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol under his belt.

The film follows airline pilot Whip Whitaker, who is considered a hero when lands a plane under difficult conditions saving lives. But could he have been the cause of the crash?

Washington gives a stunning central performance and he has already picked up a Best Actor Oscar nod for his role.

Flight is a tense drama that seen both Washington and Zemeckis back to their best.

Hitchcock - 8th February

We have already seen a Hitchcock project for TV but not the infamous director is on the big screen with new movie Hitchcock.

The movie marks the feature length directorial debut for Sacha Gervasi - who kicked off his career in documentaries with Anvil: The Story of Anvil.

This his first film since then as he looks at the love story between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho.

There are a pair of Oscar winners taking on the central role as Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren join forces as Hitchcock and Reville.

Hitchcock is just one in a whole host of bio-pics that will be hitting the big screen this year and this is one not to be missed.

I Give It A Year - 8th February

2012 was a fab year for British film and that success looks set to continue into 2013.

And kicking it all off is I Give It A Year from first time film director Dan Mazer.

Mazer has worked in comedy TV with Ali G in d USAiii and Dog Bites Man and now he is making the leap into film with this project - for which he also penned the script.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year as a married couple.

Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall play those newlyweds while Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Colman and Stephen Merchant are all on the cast list.

I Give It A Year is a movie that looks set to be a lot of fun and is the first Brit film not to miss in 2013.

A Good Day To Die Hard - 14th February

We love a bit of Bruce Willis here at FemaleFirst and it is great to see him back as John McClane in A Good Day To Die Hard.

If you are not into all that lovey-dovey rubbish then this is the Valentine's Day movie for you as McClane is back to kick some ass!!!

Not content with giving US criminals a hard time in this film he is putting the Russian bad guys in their place.

He finds himself up against the Russian underworld after travelling to Russian to find his son Jack - who just so happens to be a member of the CIA.

Jai Courtney will take on the role of Jack McClane in the film while John Moore is in the director's chair for the fifth instalment.

John McClane is one of the greatest action heroes of all time and it is great to see him back on the big screen.

Mama - 22nd February

If there is one movie that I am really looking forward to this February then it is horror flick Mama.

Now I am not a big fan of horror movies - mainly because they are rubbish - but a Guillermo Del Toro produced horror film is not to be ignored.

The likes of The Orphanage and Julia's Eyes are terrific and it looks like we are in for another treat.

Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau lead the cast this time around as couple Annabel and Lucas who take in his nieces after they were left alone in a forest for five years.

But when things start happening in the house it seems that perhaps they were not as alone as everyone first thought.

The early clips and trailers for this film make it look terrific as Andrés Muschietti makes his directorial debut.

Cloud Atlas - 22nd February

Finally Cloud Atlas is another movie that you really shouldn't miss - even if the buzz surrounding this film has died down a bit.

This is a big screen adaptation of David Mitchell novel of the same name and marks the return of Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski to the director's chair.

I have read the novel and I am fascinated to see how they are going to move through the stories and link them all together.

A terrific cast has been assembled including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugo Weaving and they are all going to be playing multiple roles.

Other movie that are worth checking out include Bullet To The Head, Song For Marion, To The Wonder, Beautiful Creatures and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

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