2 hrs 22 mins
76% with 23 votes
Stanley Tucci Elizabeth Banks Woody Harrelson Toby Jones Wes Bentley Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth Alexander Ludwig Isabelle Fuhrman Donald Sutherland Lenny Kravitz Amandla Stenberg
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which Tributes must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sisters place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when shes pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If shes ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.