The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2019

There’s plenty to look forward to in the new year— including the hottest blockbusters heading to the big screen. In 2019, the entertainment world welcomes everything from comedies and dramas to horror flicks and action adventures.

And if you’re hoping to get a sneak peak of what some of these 2019 movies will be, you’re in luck! Start planning your movie nights because we’ve rounded up the most anticipated movies of the new year. Take a look below:


The Most-Anticipated Movies of 2019


“Glass” — Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy; directed by M. Night Shyamalan


M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” and “Split” become entangled in the writer-director’s superhero thriller “Glass,” starring Samuel L. Jackson in the titular role as Mr. Glass, an incarcerated mass murderer.

Joining them in the adventure is Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a security guard capable of seeing the crimes people have committed. Plus, James McAvoy plays Kevin Wendell Crumb, a person with 24 different personalities.

In the new film, Glass holds the key to the existence of Dunn and Crumb in the world of super villains and superheroes.

See it in theaters: Jan. 18, 2019


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“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” — Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum; directed by Mike Mitchell, Trisha Gum


Taking place five years after the events of the original movie, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” shows the town of Bricksburg in a dystopian state, bereft of reason. But for Emmet (Chris Pratt), everything is seemingly normal— that is, until space invaders come to Earth. Will he be able to save their town and restore peace and order?

See it in theaters: February 8, 2019


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“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” — Jay Baruchel, America Fererra, Cate Blanchett; directed by Dean DeBlois


Jay Baruchel and America Fererra return to the final installment of the trilogy, reprising their roles as a couple of BFFs Hiccup and Astrid.

In “The Hidden World,” Hiccup is the new chief of the village of Berk. As he settles into his new role, excitement is in the air as the prospect of his marriage to Astrid is on the horizon. However, danger looms ahead, threatening their utopian way of life. Will the couple get married? Will Hiccup and his dragon Toothless be able to save Berk from this new threat?

See it in theaters: February 19, 2019



“Captain Marvel” — Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck


Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is about the origins of superhero Captain Marvel and her alter-ego, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers, both embodied by Brie Larson.

As the 21st film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), we expect “Captain Marvel” to shine a light on how the intergalactic world will survive the mass destruction orchestrated by the evil Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

See it in theaters: March 8, 2019


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“Dumbo” — Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton; directed by Tim Burton

Tim Burton helms the live-action remake of Disney’s beloved 1941 animated classic about a talented circus elephant. As a filmmaker known for his unique visual taste and style, we expect Burton’s brilliant artistry to pervade the film.

See it in theaters: March 29, 2019


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“Shazam!” — Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel; directed by David F. Sandberg


What if you could easily transform into a superhero on a whim? Well, that’s exactly the premise of this flick.

At the center of the story is 14-year-old Billy (Asher Angel), who can suddenly change into a grown superhero named Shazam (Zachary Levi) just by calling out, “Shazam!” But don’t be misguided — Billy will have to pay the price as he learns more about his alter-ego.

See it in theaters: April 5, 2019


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“Hellboy” — David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich; directed by Neil Marshall


“Game of Thrones” director Neil Marshall helms the reboot of the “Hellboy” franchise, starring David Harbour in the titular role of a demon. Based on Mike Mignola’s graphic novel, the new horror-thriller shows Hellboy (Harbour) in an uphill battle against a powerful sorceress (Milla Jovovich), who is hell bent on settling a score.

See it in theaters: April 12, 2019



“Avengers: Endgame” — Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson; directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo


Taking place after the events of “Infinity War,” this sequel picks up with half of the universe obliterated by Thanos. The Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes, must find a way to win the war against the evil titan before it’s too late for mankind. This time around, we will also see Ant-Man and Hawkeye return for the epic battle.

See it in theaters: April 26, 2019


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“John Wick: Chapter 3” — Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane; directed by Chad Stahelski


The “John Wick” saga continues with Keanu Reeves returning to his titular role of a hitman. Picking up after the events of “Chapter 2,” the latest installment begins with Wick on the run after he murders a high-level crime lord. Now, against all odds, he must survive the bounty on his head. Will he make it out alive?

See it in theaters: May 17, 2019


“Rocketman” — Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard; directed by John Reid

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The Elton John biopic chronicles the formative years of the multi-talented musician (Taron Egerton) from his childhood years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music up to his eventual, long-lasting partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). We can hardly wait to see and hear Egerton belt out the songs himself — especially the famous titular song.

See it in theaters: May 17, 2019


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“Aladdin” — Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud; directed by Guy Ritchie


Guy Ritchie makes his family-entertainment directorial debut in this live-action treatment of Disney’s 1992 animated classic, a love story between a street rat named Aladdin (Mena Massoud), and the spirited Princess Jasmine of Agrabah (Naomi Scott). Joining Ritchie in this adventure is Will Smith, who plays the Genie.

See it in theaters: May 24, 2019


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“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins, Vera Farmiga; directed by Michael Dougherty


The 35th film in the “Godzilla” franchise is the sequel to the 2014 remake, “Godzilla.” Featuring “Kaiju” monsters, Rodan and King Ghidorah, this latest outing promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

See it in theaters: May 31, 2019


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“Dark Phoenix” — Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender; directed by Simon Kinberg


A follow-up film to 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Simon Kinberg’s directorial debut centers on the character of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic abilities— and a powerful gene that transforms her into the destructive Dark Phoenix. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence also return for the sequel.

See it in theaters: June 7, 2019



“Toy Story 4” — Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts; directed by Josh Cooley


In Josh Cooley’s feature directorial debut, Woody and his gang set off on another adventure. Joining them this time around is “Forky,” a toy that could potentially stir up trouble for the best pals. Tom Hanks and the rest of the original cast are set to return for this latest film in the franchise.

See it in theaters: June 21, 2019


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“Ford v. Ferrari” — Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal; directed by James Mangold


Based on a true story, James Mangold’s action biopic follows the fierce rivalry between giant auto makers Ford and Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France in 1966.

In the film, Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, an automotive engineer, who, along with car racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale), takes on the massive responsibility of designing and building an automobile to win the coveted race. Do you hear the engines revving already? We do— and we can hardly wait for the trailer debut. Vroom! Vroom!

See it in theaters: June 28, 2019


Spider-Man: Far From Home” — Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal; directed by Jon Watts


Spoiler Alert: Yes! The movie takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” so we now know that Spider-Man survives the wrath of Thanos.

Tom Holland reprises his Spidey character in this sequel to 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Also returning for this latest outing is Jon Watts at the helm.

In the movie, Peter Parker spends his summer vacation in Europe, where his superhero alter-ego faces off against the super villain Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

See it in theaters: July 5, 2019


“The Lion King” — Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Rogen; directed by Jon Favreau


Following his highly successful live-action adaptation of Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” Jon Favreau is set to mesmerize us once again in his treatment of “The Lion King.”

Boasting an A-list cast led by Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, this movie could easily steal your hearts.

See it in theaters: July 19, 2019


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“Hobbs And Shaw” — Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham; directed by David Leitch


The movie serves as a spin-off of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the titular roles of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively. The plot is still under wraps, but with David Leitch at the wheel, we expect the action sequences to be well-choreographed— or insane!— judging from his previous films, “Atomic Blonde” and “Deadpool 2.”

See it in theaters: August 2, 2019


“Downton Abbey Movie” — Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith; directed by Michael Engler


One of the most beloved TV series will come to life again on the big screen, with several of the original cast members reprising their roles. The plot is unknown, but everyone is cordially invited to see its return in the cinemas.

See it in theaters: September 20, 2019


“You Are My Friend” — Tom Hanks; directed by Marielle Heller


The Fred Rogers biopic stars Tom Hanks as the host and creator of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” We expect this movie to be so moving that a box of Kleenex will be a must-have. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen the Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” we highly recommend it.

See it in theaters: October 18, 2019


“Charlie’s Angels” — Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska; directed by Elizabeth Banks


Elizabeth Banks directs this new take on the 1970s/1980s TV hit series about three talented women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles. The movie plot is under wraps, but Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska star as the crime-fighting trio.

See it in theaters: November 1, 2019


Check out the photo below. Banks shares her excitement and gratitude as “Charlie’s Angels” wraps filming.


“Frozen 2” — Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad; directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee


Remember Queen Elsa, her sister Anna, and Olaf the Snowman from 2013’s “Frozen”? Well, they’re back for the sequel, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad as the main three protagonists. The movie plot is still under wraps.

See it in theaters: November 22, 2019


“Star Wars: Episode IX” — Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o; directed by J. J. Abrams


“The Force Awakens” director J. J. Abrams returns to helm the conclusion of the “Star Wars” trilogy. We expect it to be both visually and viscerally thrilling.

See it in theaters: December 20, 2019


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Main Photo: Brie Larson in a scene from “Captain Marvel” (Photo courtesy of Marvel)