If you’re like me, you probably spent lots of time at the movie theater last year. After all, 2019 gave us blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and new movies from filmmaker legends Tarantino and Scorsese. What’s more, Hollywood blessed us with Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. Without a doubt, 2019 was a great year for movies.
While 2020 has some big blockbuster shoes to fill, I’m thrilled some exciting movies are coming out this year. That’s why I rounded up this list of 10 highly-anticipated movies that you should definitely see in 2020:
The Gentlemen (January 24)
Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, and Michelle Dockery in a British gangster movie? Sign me up! This movie looks chaotic in the best way, and I am so ready for it.
The Rhythm Section (January 31)
2020 is delivering some amazing casts in its first month, and this movie’s stars are no exception! Starring Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown, The Rhythm Section follows Lively’s character, a woman seeking revenge for her family’s death.
Mulan (March 27)
2020’s Mulan will be unlike any Disney live-action remake we’ve seen so far. This retelling of Hua Mulan’s story follows the same premise as the 1998 cartoon, but with some key differences. A powerful witch will star as Mulan’s main foe and a Mulan will meet a different love interest, too. You’ll want to see this more serious, historical take on Disney’s powerful story.
Promising Young Woman (April 17)
Carey Mulligan stars as Cassie, a previously “promising young woman” who now leads a double life. The story unfolds as Cassie seeks revenge on the predator who derailed her future. This dark comedy is a long-overdue #MeToo film. This future blockbuster tackles issues like sexual assault, date rape, the justice system, and the ever-prevalent narrative of the not-so-nice “nice guy.”
Black Widow (May 1)
Marvel’s Phase IV begins with Natasha Romanoff finally getting her long-awaited titular film, Black Widow. The movie, which also stars Florence Pugh and David Harbour, follows Natasha on the quests she sought out between Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War.
Legally Blonde 3 (May 8)
We don’t know a lot about what Legally Blonde 3 will bring to the screen just yet. However, we can surely expect Reese Witherspoon to appear as her delightful self wearing a lot of enviable pink outfits!
Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5)
Wonder Woman returns, and this time Diana has an 80s flair as she faces two new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. While the movie’s plot remains a mystery, the trailer does reveal that Chris Pine’s character Steve Trevor returns, despite his death in 2017’s Wonder Woman.
Soul (June 19)
The second Pixar movie of 2020 will also be Pixar’s first-ever movie to feature a black lead. Soul follows a musician, voiced by Jamie Foxx, whose soul is transported out of his body after an accident. Accompanied by soul “22,” voiced by Tina Fey, the musician’s soul must find its way back to Earth before it’s too late.
In the Heights (June 26)
To say that I’m excited about this movie would be a gross understatement. This movie is an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical pre-Hamilton and stars Anthony Ramos, who played John Laurence and Philip in the original cast of Hamilton. Get excited about this one because it’s going to be amazing!
Dune (December 18)
Dune is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel of the same name. The movie follows the son of a noble family who must protect the most valuable asset in the galaxy. Timothée Chalamet stars alongside Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, and Jason Momoa, who all will no doubt make this movie well worth the wait.
2020 has plenty of excellent movies in store, so get ready to rush to the theaters! Let us know what movies you’re excited about in 2020 in the comments!
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