With 2019’s movie releases wrapped, it’s time to look forward to 2020. So, we asked our writers for a ranked list of their most anticipated movies of 2020. From horror to comic book movies and even some remakes, hers is our list for the films that we’re most excited to see coming out next year. To make this list, the only thing we took into consideration was our individual levels of hype, then we put them all together and here it is our most anticipated movies of 2019.
15. Black Widow
Director: Cate Shortland
Writers: Ned Benson (screenplay), Don Heck (comic book & character)
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr.
A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.
14. Jungle Cruise
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: Glenn Ficarra (screenplay), Michael Green, John Requa (screenplay)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons
Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.
Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers (co-director)
Writers: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger
A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.
Director: Scott Cooper
Writers: C. Henry Chaisson (screenplay), Nick Antosca (screenplay), Scott Cooper (screenplay by), adapted from Nick Antosca’s short story “The Quiet Boy
Stars: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas
A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
Director: Cathy Yan
Writer: Christina Hodson
Stars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
10. No Time to Die
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on characters created by Ian Fleming
Stars: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux
Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
9. In the Heights
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Quiara Alegría Hudes (screenplay by), Marc Klein (screenplay), based on the musical stage play, concept by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Stars: Corey Hawkins, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz
A feature version of the Broadway musical, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.
Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Writers: Chris Bremner (screenplay), Peter Craig (screenplay), Joe Carnahan (screenplay), based on characters by George Gallo
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Will Smith, Alexander Ludwig
Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Director: Dan Scanlon
Writers: Dan Scanlon (screenplay), Jason Headley (screenplay), Keith Bunin (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.
6. The Invisible Man
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: H.G. Wells (novel), Leigh Whannell
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Director: Nicolas Pesce
Writers: Jeff Buhler (story), Nicolas Pesce (screenplay & story), Takashi Shimizu (original screenplay)
Stars: Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown
A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Writers: Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach, Jeff Wadlow
Stars: Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Michael Peña
A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Writers: Geoff Johns (story & screenplay), Patty Jenkins (story & screenplay), Dave Callaham (screenplay), based on the character created by William Moulton Marston
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2017 superhero film ‘Wonder Woman.’
2. A Quiet Place Part II
Director: John Krasinski
Writers: Scott Beck (characters), John Krasinski (written by), Bryan Woods (characters)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Director: Adam Wingard
Writers: Eric Pearson (screenplay), Max Borenstein (screenplay), Terry Rossio (story), Michael Dougherty (story), Zach Shields (story)
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Eiza González, Alexander Skarsgård
As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches to see which one of them will become King of the Monsters.
This rounds out our list of most anticipated movies of 2020. What do you think? Did this list that pulled across genres this year leave you in agreement? Or do you have some of your own that we missed?
Kate is co-founder, EIC, and CCO of BWT. She’s also a Certified Rotten Tomatoes Critic, host, and creator of our flagship podcast, But Why Tho? and Did You Have To?. She also manages all PR relationships for comics, manga, film, TV, and anime. She has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies focusing on how pop culture impacts society.