Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

13. Soul

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

12. Antlers

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

11. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

8. Bad Boys For Life

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

7. Onward

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

5. The Grudge

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.

4. Fantasy Island

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.

3. Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

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

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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.

1. Godzilla vs Kong

Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

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?

All synopsis for the most anticipated movies of 2020 were pulled from IMDb.