20 New Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2020

From big superhero flicks to cool remakes, here's what you shouldn't miss!

ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) Welcome to 2020. It’s a fresh new year, which means another chance to improve yourself, try new things out—maybe failed resolutions—and watch some exciting new flicks. We round up 20 films hitting theaters in 2020 so you can mark your calendars and plan your movie dates accordingly! 

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Here are 20 movies to watch for in 2020:

The Rhythm Section

Release date: January
Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Burnell, The Rhythm Section stars Blake Lively as Stephanie Patrick, a woman in search of answers behind the mysterious plane crash that killed her family three years prior. Upon finding out that it was not an accident, she plans to exact revenge on those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin.

1917

Release date: February
In the middle of World War II, two British soldiers named Schofield (George Mackay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given an almost impossible mission: to deliver a message to enemy territory in order to prevent a war that could kill thousands. The film also stars Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Birds of Prey

Release date: February
Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn and this time, the Joker is out of the picture. Harley now works with DC’s all-ladies team, the Birds of Prey, composed of Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). Conceited crime lord Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), also known as the Black Mask, orders a hit on Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), plunging Gotham City into a mad search for her. The Birds of Prey band together to rescue her, and take the Black Mask down in the process.

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To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Release date: February
If you just can’t get enough of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are reprising their roles in the sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. Playing pretend is a thing of the past as Lara Jean and Peter are now going slow and steady in a serious relationship. As they explore the ups and downs of their romance, Lara Jean’s former crush John Ambrose McClaren (Jordan Fisher) adds in a whole new slew of complications when he reappears after receiving her letter.

Little Women

Release date: February
Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters—the beautiful Meg (Emma Watson), the headstrong Jo (Saoirse Ronan) who dreams of being a writer, the shy Beth (Eliza Scanlen), and aspiring artist Amy (Florence Pugh)—as they transition from childhood into adulthood. Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl Streep also star in the adaptation.

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A Quiet Place Part II

Release date: March
The Abbott family must now go beyond the four walls of their home to continue surviving against the sightless monsters that prey on them. Mother Evelyn (Emily Blunt), deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds), and son Marcus (Noah Jupe), along with her newborn child, move places to find safety. As they evade attacks from the creatures that hunt by sound, they encounter survivors (Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou) who warn them about greater dangers that lurk beyond.

Mulan

Release date: March
The 2020 live-action adaptation of the 1998 Disney film is also based on the Chinese folklore story The Ballad of Mulan. The Emperor of China decrees that one man from every family must fight in the war against the Huns. Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), the eldest daughter of an honorable warrior, steps up to spare her ailing father (Tzi Ma).

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The New Mutants

Release date: April
This X-Men film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Russian sorceress Magik, Maisie Williams as Scottish mutant Wolfsbane who transforms into a wolf, Charlie Heaton as American mutant Canonball who can harness the power of flight, Henry Zaga as Brazilian mutant Sunspot who can control solar energy, and Blu Hunt as Mirage, a Native American mutant who can create illusions out of people’s fears. Due to their volatile powers, they’re being held in a secret facility. As they learn about and harness their respective abilities, they fight to escape their past mistakes.

No Time to Die

Release date: April
Five years after the events in Spectre, James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left the service. CIA officer Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) approaches him to enlist his help in finding missing a scientist. Upon discovering that the scientist in question was actually abducted, Bond must overcome dangers he’s never faced before.

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Black Widow

Release date: May
If you’ve been missing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here’s your chance to jump right back in. Scarlett Johansson returns as Russian spy Natasha Romanoff to unravel Black Widow’s origins before she joined the Avengers. Pugh joins the cast as Natasha’s sister Yelena, David Harbour as the Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as the Iron Maiden.

Fast & Furious 9

Release date: May
A sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), Fast & Furious 9 will be the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Not much is known about the film’s plot yet, but if the trailer is anything to go by, you can count on heart-racing chase scenes, badass driving, and a whole lot of cars. The film will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, and Michael Rooker.

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The Woman in the Window

Release date: May
New Yorker Anna Fox (Amy Adams) lives in fear of wide open spaces. In order to keep herself safe, she remains in her home in silence, and watches her neighbors. Everything changes when she witnesses a disturbing act of violence. This psychological thriller is directed by Joe Wright, and also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anthony Mackie, and Gary Oldman, and is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by A. J. Finn.

Artemis Fowl

Release date: May
You probably grew up reading the Artemis Fowl novels by Eoin Colfer, and it’s finally getting a film adaptation in 2020. 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) is a descendant from a long line of brilliant criminal masterminds, and he must now find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. Josh Gad and Judi Dench also appear in the film. 

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Wonder Woman 1984

Release date: June 
We can't wait to be getting more Wonder Woman this year; Gal Gadot is back as the superheroine! The year is 1984 and Diana Prince runs into two enemies: Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the jealous Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). While battling against her foes, she also stands to reunite with her former lover Stever Trevor (Chris Pine).

In the Heights

Release date: June
In the mood to sing? No problem. With music and lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda under the direction of Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon M. Chu, In the Heights is based on the Broadway musical of the same name. It features the vibrant Washington City and the colorful lives of the Hispanic-American community. Usnavi de la Vega (Anthony Ramos) is a young bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and letting go of the neighborhood he calls family.

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Top Gun: Maverick

Release date: June
If you’re a fan of the original Top Gun, the sequel, still starring Tom Cruise, will be a treat. He's been serving in the Navy for 30 years, and Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) is still flying. He's called to teach a young batch of aspiring pilots, and he stumbles upon Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), or call sign “Rooster,” the son of his late best friend Lt. Nick Bradshaw, or “Goose.” As he imparts knowledge on a new generation of fighter pilots, Maverick must confront his fears and embark on a mission that demands a great sacrifice. Bonus: Val Kilmer also returns as Vice Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Release date: July
The direct sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), Ghostbusters: Afterlife takes place 30 years later and follows single mother Callie (Carrie Coon) and her two children Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) as they move to a small town. A series of earthquakes disturbs the peace in their new home and they uncover their family’s ties to the original Ghostbusters. Paul Rudd also stars in the film while Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprise their roles from the original films.

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Tenet

Release date: July
Count on director Christopher Nolan to deliver a film that will make you want to ask all the questions. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, and Himesh Patel, Tenet explores espionage, time travel, and evolution through a secret agent tasked with preventing World War III from happening. 

The King’s Man

Release date: September
As history’s worst tyrants and criminals band together to construct a war that will wipe out millions, a man and his companions work to stop this deadly plan. Kingsman director Matthew Vaugh returns to helm this prequel. The King’s Man features an ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

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The Eternals

Release date: November
There’s a lot in store for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it includes The Eternals. The Eternals are an immortal alien race created by the Celestials to help fight against the villainous Deviants, and protect humanity. Little is known about this film, but the star-studded cast is reason enough to get excited: Angelina Jolie plays Thena, Richard Madden plays Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani plays Kingo, Lauren Ridloff plays Makkari (who is also the first deaf superhero in the MCU), Salma Hayek plays Eternals leader Ajak, and Gemma Chan plays Sersi.

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