30 Best Movies to Look Forward To In 2020
Can’t get enough of superhero movies, remakes, and sequels of your favourite movie franchise? Then you’ll absolutely love 2020! Aside from these crowd-pleasing formulas, you can also expect an array of new horror films, animations, comedies, and dramas this year. A few classics are returning, too! So mark your calendars for the 30 best UK movies to look forward to in 2020:
Bad Boys For Life (January)
After almost 17 years, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett.
Birds of Prey (February)
Margot Robbie reprises her role as Harley Quinn, this time as a central character. Joining her are Huntress (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell). These girls are joining forces to defeat Black Mask (played by Ewan McGregor).
Fantasy Island (February)
Remember the 1980s TV show? This feature film is a reimagined take on that classic. We’re excited for this take-no-prisoners type of horror movie, courtesy of Blumhouse.
Anya Taylor-Joy plays the title role of Jane Austen’s heroine. You may remember the actress from movies like The Witch (2015), Split (2016), and Glass (2019).
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in this American remake of Force Majeure, a 2014 Swedish drama. Here, a dad must deal with his own character deficiencies when he leaves his family during an avalanche.
This is a Peter Pan story reimagined through the eyes of Wendy Darling. Revisit Neverland and get to know Peter Pan from a different perspective!
The Invisible Man (February)
This movie revisits a 1933 classic thriller about a scientifically-gifted man who can make himself invisible. Things go haywire when he uses his gift to stalk an ex.
Tom Holland (Spider-Man) voices Ian Lightfood, a young elf who wants to meet his father who passed away before he was born. His mom (voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) gives him a wizard’s staff. It’s one of two Pixar films this year.
Everyone’s excited about this live-action remake of the Disney classic Mulan. It stars Yifei Liu in the title role.
A Quiet Place: Part II (March)
The much-awaited sequel to the 2018 horror movie hit by John Krasinski brings us to Day 1 of the incident that eliminated modern civilization. It also picks up from the first film, following Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) as she looks for a new safe house for her family, while running into a mysterious stranger played by Cillian Murphy.
The Lovebirds (April)
Here’s one of the most awaited rom-coms of 2020. A couple is about to break up, but they find themselves mixed up in a murder. Now, they have to try to get their names off the list of prime suspects while solving the case.
Is it a mild animal or a malevolent spirit from an indigenous ancient lore? Whatever it is, it’s lurking in the woods of Oregon and tears into pieces anyone who crosses its path.
No Time to Die (April)
Daniel Craig plays James Bond one last time in this much-anticipated film from the 007 spy franchise. He is joined by Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, and Rami Malek.
Promising Young Woman (April)
Emerald Fennell is no stranger to stories about deadly women, vendettas, and violent trauma as the showrunner and writer for ‘Killing Eve’. In her directorial debut, she goes for the same themes, but with a different angle. This film tells the story of Cassie (Carrie Mulligan), a former medical student who hangs out at bars to get drunk while having the tendency to attract sexual predators who take advantage of her. The twist? She’s not what she seems.
Not many details are available about this horror movie, but if you have seen the creepy trailer and know that the producers were involved in ‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’, it’s safe to say this will be good.
Black Widow (May)
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff in this story line that’s set between the storylines of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Our heroine returns to Russia to deal with unfinished family business. Also starring David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh.
The Woman In The Window (May)
This is the film adaptation of A.J. Finn’s 2018 novel where an agoraphobic woman befriends her neighbour, who she witnesses being murdered by the husband. She reports the incident to the police, but things become complicated when the ‘real wife’ of the man shows up.
Fast & Furious 9 (May)
It is a closely guarded secret what Dominic Toretto will be up to this time, but Vin Diesel is in the driver’s seat once more together with Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Tyrese Gibson, and Nathalie Emmanuel. Cardi B and John Cena are also expected to join!
Wonder Woman 1984 (June)
This is the much-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel that’s set in the 80s. No explanation necessary.
Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner in this Pixar animated feature film. A musician has to compromise and put his art aside, but when he finally gets a dream gig, he literally loses his soul—and only a ‘baby soul’ played by Tina Fey can help him.
Top Gun: Maverick (July)
Tom Cruise reprises one of his most popular roles, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a former hotshot fighter pilot teaching in the Top Gun program of the Navy.
Jared Leto stars as the title character in this movie about a doctor who accidentally becomes a living vampire himself as he tries to cure a blood disease.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (July)
In the latest story from the famous comedy-horror-action franchise, the grandchildren of the original Ghostbusters come across some old paranormal paraphernalia, just in time for some wicked event.
Christopher Nolan remains cryptic about what this movie is about, but he does leave a clue: “Tenet will open the right doors… some of the wrong ones, too.” The trailer shows Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, and Michael Caine. The title, a palindrome, may also be a hint.
Free Guy (July)
If you have played open world role-playing video games, then you know what “non-playable characters” or NPCs are. In this film, Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an NPC bank clerk who becomes self-aware, thanks to a new code.
West Side Story (August)
Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and Rachel Zegler are star-crossed lovers in this film based on the Broadway classic.
The Souvenir: Part II (August)
The second half of ‘The Souvenir’ picks up where the first part left off, closely following Julie played by Honor Swinton Byrne as she negotiates her way further through film school.
Bill and Ted Face the Music (August)
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves play Bill S. Preston and Ted Logan once again, this time as middle-aged men who have gone past their childish ways. However, they’re visited by someone from the future, telling them that they must write a new song to save humanity.
The King’s Man (September)
If you’ve watched the other Kingsman movies, you may be wondering how this group of spies started out. This movie explains.
Godzilla vs. Kong (November)
Godzilla and King Kong are going head to head in this kaiju movie with an all-star cast, including Millie Bobbie Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza Gonzales, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler, Zhang Ziyi, Brian Tyree Henry, and Demian Bichir.
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