Superheroes, sequels, and remakes hope to draw crowds
20 films to watch in 2019
January 10, 2019
2018 was an especially good year for film. Fortunately, 2019 also looks to have plenty of good selections in store. Here are 20 titles to look out for this year:
M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero sequel to Unbreakable and Split once again pits Bruce Willis’ David Dunn against Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass while adding James McAvoy’s The Beast into the action.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
This looks to build on the surprise success of its predecessor by bringing back Chris Pratt to not only voice Emmet but also Rex Dangervest, a parody of action heroes portrayed by Pratt in other films.
How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World
The third and final installment in the series finds a budding romance between Toothless and another dragon as our hero Hiccup looks to defend his tranquil village from an emerging enemy.
The latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes back to the mid-1990s to introduce us to Brie Larson as the title character, who discovers her origins as a member of the Kree alien race and joins them in battle against the Skrulls.
This psychological horror film from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele centers around a family of four looking for rest and relaxation at their beach house but finding nothing of the sort as they’re stalked by a group of ominous strangers.
A new superhero comedy in DC’s Extended Universe is centered around a troubled teenager who stumbles upon a magical realm that grants him the power to transform into a Superman-like hero, just by saying the magic word.
A direct sequel to last year’s Infinity War will seemingly resolve the gambit presented during the previous film’s conclusion. Paul Rudd and Brie Larson will likely be added to the already massive cast.
John Wick 3: Parabellum
Here’s another high-stakes actioner with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as the unstoppable lead character who is now on the run from a league of skilled assassins lurking all throughout the streets of New York City.
This science fiction thriller from director James Gray stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut in search of his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, who disappeared 20 years earlier on a dangerous mission to Neptune.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The latest in Legendary’s MonsterVerse stars Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown and pits everyone’s favorite gigantic lizard against other classic creatures like Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.
Men in Black: International
This reboot of the sci-fi comedy series re-teams Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as they bust out the big guns and travel the globe in order to solve an intergalactic murder mystery.
Toy Story 4
This sequel from Pixar brings back Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang as they’re introduced to the new toy named Forky on a road trip. Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele join the talented voice cast.
Spider-Man: Far from Home
Another adventure for the Marvel superhero finds Peter Parker on a summer vacation with his friends in Europe as he joins forces with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio to do battle with creatures known as Elementals.
The Lion King
This photorealistic remake of the 1994 Disney film once again follows the journey of the lion cub Simba as he becomes King of the Pride Lands. The stellar voice cast includes work from Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The latest from Quentin Tarantino stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a TV actor and his stunt double as they look to make it big in the movie business in late-1960s Los Angeles.
The New Mutants
This horror film based in the X-Men universe finds five young mutants who are being held against their will in a secret facility. Originally slated for an April 2018 release, the delayed project looks to shake up the traditional superhero genre.
It: Chapter Two
A follow-up to the box office smash picks up 27 years after the events of the first film as the demonic clown Pennywise continues to haunt the members of The Losers’ Club well into their adult lives.
This twist on the infamous Batman villain stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. Set in the early 1980s, the movie centers around a failing stand-up comedian driven to psychosis and a life of crime by the uncaring citizens of Gotham City.
This mystery crime film from Brick and Looper writer/director Ryan Johnson is described as “a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery.” A fantastic ensemble cast, including Chris Evans and Lakeith Stanfield, is led by Daniel Craig.
Star Wars: Episode IX
The conclusion to the Star Wars sequel trilogy brings back The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams following the mixed fan reaction to The Last Jedi. Disney looks to put the franchise back on track after the financial failure of last year’s Solo.