It’s almost the end of the year and as we finish our lists of the best movies of 2019, we already start looking forward to seeing what’s coming in 2020 – a year that promises to be full of exciting blockbuster films and big names such as David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and Wes Anderson. Take a look of some of the titles to expect to hit the big screen on the first year of the new decade:
007: No Time to Die
Having just released its first trailer, No Time to Die is Daniel Crig’s latest film on the James Bond franchise, featuring Léa Seydoux, Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Rami Malek as the main villain. The film was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation) and is set to be released in April.
Being one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2020, Antlers proves to be a dark and sinister tale about a mysterious creature on its interesting trailer. Set to be released on April 17 in the US, the movie was directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of Furnace, Hostiles) and features Jesse Plemons, Scott Haze and Keri Russell.
One of the movies I’m most excited about is Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island, a film featuring Mia Wasikowska, Greta Gerwig, Anders Danielsen Lie, Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps about a couple of filmmakers who travel to an island where Bergman used to frequently go to and start to lose the grasp between reality and fiction as their creative processes unfold. The movie has no preview to be released yet, but it’s likely that we’ll be seeing it on big festivals such as Cannes, Venice or Berlin.
Despite being another superhero film from Marvel, what made me interested in this title was the interesting trailer that has been recently released. Featuring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour, this Avenger installment seems to have a darker and more serious tone than other Marvel movies, compelling me to watch it. The director is also a woman called Cate Shortland who directed films like Lore and Berlin Syndrome, so I’m excited to see what Marvel is planning on doing to this multi-billion dollar franchise and how long will it last throughout this new decade.
Another big title that features 2020’s main attractions is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, a director who seems to be proving one of the most interesting filmmakers from Hollywood after Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. Here he adapts Frank Herbert’s classic featuring no one else than Timothée Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Rampling, and many other big names.
A movie that has been recently given a new trailer, Emma seems to be a period piece similar to Yorgos Lanthimo’s The Favourite by adapting Jane Austen’s novel with a more satyrical and modern approach. Being directed by Autumn de Wilde, Emma features Anya Taylor-Joy, Joh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Bill Nighy, and Mia Goth.
The French Dispatch
It’s always a special year when Wes Anderson is set to release a new film. With a synopsis of “a love letter to journalists set in the outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional French city”, the movie ensembles a humble cast formed by Timothée Chalamet, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Christoph Waltz, Benicio Del Toro, Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Adrien Body and many more!
After adventuring himself in blockbuster movies like King Arthur and Aladdin, Ruy Ritchie is set to return to his origins in a very handsome and stylish film about an American expatriate who becomes rich by building a marijuana empire in London. The film is set to be released in the first week of 2020 and features Charlie Hunnam, Matthew McConaughey, and Hugh Grant. Take a look at the impressive trailer.
The King’s Men
Being one of my favorite blockbuster franchises, The King’s Men is a Kingsman prequel telling the story of how this independent spy organization on London came to be, featuring Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Bruhl and Matthew Goode. By being directed by Matthew Vaughn, we can expect the same brilliance of the last two films, and hopefully, the fourth movie to complete Eggsy’s story. Check out the trailer here.
Last Night in Soho
Edgar Wright is currently under the spotlight after his hit Baby Driver and this year he promises to return with a plot that was inspired by Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. Set to be released in September, the movie features Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie and Terence Stamp.
David Fincher will finally return with the biography of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, who wrote Orson Welle’s Citizen Kane. The film was written by David Fincher’s father and Gary Oldman playing the main role. The movie will be distributed by Netflix.
From the same creator or Inside Out, Up, Monsters Inc. and Wall-E, Pixar will release its upcoming animation called Soul, a film that has been giving an incredible trailer. It will follow the story of a middle-school music teacher who plays at the New York Jazz Club and is set to be released in mid-June.
After one film better than the other, Christopher Nolan will return with Tenet, a movie which its plot has been released as “an action epic from the world of international espionage., featuring Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Wonder Woman 1984
Another exciting superhero movie to watch in 2020 is Wonder Woman 1984, which brings back Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine on one of the most popular heroine movies of the decade. Set to be released in early June, the sequel also brings famous names as Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal.
Woman in the Window
And last but not least, A Woman in the Window is a movie that was supposed to be released this year but was pushed back into post-production after negative reviews of a test screening. Having the same line of a narrative of movies such as Gone Girl, the movie tells the story of an Agoraphobic woman who witnesses something she shouldn’t have. Starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman, the movie was directed by Joe Wright, who made Darkest Hour, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice.
Of course, there are many other titles that will be released in 2020 that we haven’t covered – especially since many of them we still don’t know about. What will come out on the Cannes Film Festival, for example? Or any other major international film festival? We don’t know, but after this list, we can be sure there will be many movies to keep us busy in 2020.