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The Top 12 Movies We’re Excited to See in 2020

When looking at confirmed movie releases for this year, there seems to be no shortage of content. From originals to sequels, each month in 2020 has multiple movie releases that may pique your interests. To help you decide what to choose, we’ve curated a list of our top movie choices. Grab your snacks and a blanket, because movie buffs have a busy year ahead.

January: Bad Boys For Life (1/17)

Action|Comedy

Directed by Adil & Bilall

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Sony Pictures

Why we’re excited: charismatic duo Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as detectives Lowrey and Burnett for the final film in the Bad Boys trilogy. This action-packed film has friendship as its foundation and is sure to have all of our warm hearts racing.

February: Fantasy Island (2/14)

Fantasy|Supernatural Horror|Comedy|Thriller|Science Fiction

Directed by Jeff Wadlow

In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Sony Pictures

Why we’re excited: This Valentine’s Day release is perfect for date night. Whether or not you’re a fan of horror, this film will aid its viewers by showing their companions that it can be a good thing to not always get what you ask for.

March: A Quiet Place: Part II (3/20)

Mystery|Horror

Directed by John Krasinski

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Paramount Pictures

Why we’re excited: When A Quiet Place (2018) was released, we all rooted for the Abbott family to survive in their alien inhabited post-apocalyptic world. This go-around, the stakes are much higher as they enter into the unknown and discover that other survivors are more foe than friend.

April: Promising Young Woman (4/17)

Drama|Thriller|Mystery

Directed by Emerald Fennell

Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman…until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Focus Features

Why we’re excited: The old proverb ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’ would have you believe that waiting makes revenge more satisfying, but some of us like our meals hot and our gratification instant. Although most of us do not seek revenge for those that have wronged our loved ones or us, seeing it play out on screen is rewarding enough without having to deal with the risks.

May: SCOOB! (5/15)

Animation|Family|Comedy

Directed by Tony Cervone

“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.  As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Why we’re excited: Suddenly, we are kids again. Although there are no age restrictions on cartoons, this nostalgia-inducing film will likely have an even turnout of adults and children wanting to see the gang back in action.

June: Wonder Woman 1984 (6/4)

Superhero|Action|Adventure|Fantasy

Directed by Patty Jenkins

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

Warner Bros Pictures

Why we’re excited: Gal Gadot’s performance in Wonder Woman (2017) was stunning and awe-inspiring. When demigoddess, Diana Prince, lost Steve Trevor, we felt that. Even though the Amazonian Princess does not need a man to save or complete her, true romantics are dying to see the OTP reunite.

July: Free Guy (7/3)

Action|Adventure|Comedy

Directed by Shawn Levy

In Twentieth Century Fox’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late. 

Twentieth Century Fox

Why we’re excited: When Ryan Reynolds is cast in a movie, for the most part, it’s a guaranteed success. In this film, Reynolds’ character rewrites his fate, but will probably share the same charming scoundrel essence of most of his beloved characters.

August: Infinite (8/7)

Science Fiction|Fantasy

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Infinite is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks.

Variety

Why we’re excited: Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this film has the potential to have us questioning our whole lives, or at least, can lead to interesting conversations surrounding the idea of reincarnation.

September: Without Remorse (9/18)

Action|War|Adventure|Mystery

Directed by Stefano Sollima

Jordan is starring as operations officer John Clark, who is one of the recurring characters in Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe. In the novel, published in 1993 and set during the 1970s, “Without Remorse” provides an origin story of Clark as former Navy SEAL John Kelly, who exacts revenge on brutal drug gangsters in Baltimore.

Variety

Why we’re excited: Michael B. Jordan teased his role in the film on his Instagram in November 2019. Although we don’t know much about the movie, we’re interested in seeing Jordan play the role of a heartbroken avenger.

October: Venom 2 (10/2)

Action|Thriller|Superhero|Science Fiction

Directed by Andy Serkis

It looks like Carnage will have company in Sony’s upcoming Venom sequel. The Marvel Comics character called Shriek has been incorporated into the plot of the Venom sequel (due in theaters on Oct. 2, 2020), according to two sources close to the project.

Deadline

Why we’re excited: Based on the post-credit scene of Venom (2018) serial killer, Cletus Kasaday, aka Carnage, will likely be the antagonist for the sequel. Not much information has been released, but since we saw the first (it was good), we might as well prepare to see this one too.

November: The Eternals (11/6)

Superhero|Adventure

Directed by Chloé Zhao

The Eternals are a race of god-like beings locked in a millennium-old conflict with the less evolved Deviants and their originators, the Celestials. Each Eternal has watched civilizations burgeon and die from their domain of Olympia – they are immortals blessed with strange, sometimes monstrous, powers.

Marvel

Why we’re excited: Besides having a female POC director, this film features a diverse, star-studded cast. As a part of the MCU’s Phase 4, The Eternals will be a significant component of how the Marvel universe will move forward following the conclusion of the Infinity Saga.

December: Dune (12/18)

Action|Adventure|Fantasy|Drama|Epic|Science Fiction|Thriller

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

IMDb

Why we’re excited: Zendaya. We will literally watch anything with her in it. That said, if you aren’t as obsessed with Zendaya as we are, this hero’s journey also stars Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Jason Momoa.

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