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01st Jan 2020

The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

Rory Cashin

2020 preview

2020 vision.

2019 has been pretty great for cinema, hasn’t it? Don’t believe us? Just look here.

If anything, it looks like 2020 will be even better, as we had a really tough time whittling down the list to just ten.

Well, not JUST ten, as we’ve got our ten most anticipated in the video below, followed by ten more that, lets say, are all equal-eleventh place in our excite-o-meter.

We have previously guessed what the 10 biggest blockbusters of Summer 2020 are going to be, but as we’ve often found out, just because a movie makes loads of money, doesn’t necessarily mean it will be great. (We’re looking at you, most of the Transformers movies.)

So to that end, we’ve put together a list of what we reckon are some of the most anticipated big budget blockbusters, mixed with some smaller ones that you may not have even heard of yet.

So here you go, as Rory and Eoghan from The Big Reviewski go through their 10 most anticipated movies of 2020:

Outside of those ten, here are ten MORE movies that we’re already very excited about seeing in 2020, in alphabetical order, kicking off with:

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – (Feb 7) – The sequel to Suicide Squad that is also a reboot (not to be confused with The Suicide Squad, the other sequel to Suicide Squad that is also a reboot), this sees the recently single Harley Quinn team up with a group of fellow female antiheroes to help save a young woman from the clutches of big bad Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Free Guy – (July 1) – Ryan Reynolds is a character in a Grand Theft Auto-esque videogame who decides he wants to live a life of his own, and he ends up teaming up with Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer to find a way out. Bonkers action adventure that could be amazing or terrible. We’re obviously hoping for the former.

The French Dispatch – (TBC) – Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Kate Winslett, Bill Murray, Elizabeth Moss, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and loads more star in Wes Anderson’s latest, set in the world of journalism in France.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife – (July 10) – Most of the original cast are somehow being folded back into this decades-later tale that sees the next generation take up the busting of ghosts mantle. Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon are on hand to assist.

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things – (TBC) – Charlie Kaufman (the genius behind Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and Adaptation) is going darker than ever with this tale of a woman trying to dump her boyfriend, before both of their lives end up taking a severe tailspin. Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and Jesse Plemons star, while Kaufman will actually be in Ireland for the Dublin International Film Festival this year.

The Invisible Man – (Feb 28) – After the big budget monster movies The Wolfman, Dracula Untold, and The Mummy all failed, Universal have done the smart thing and gone much smaller with this psychological horror about a woman (Elisabeth Moss) being tormented by her ex-boyfriend, who is either dead, invisible, or she herself has lost her mind.

Last Night In Soho – (Sept 18) – Edgar Wright is going full horror with this time-travelling story about a young woman who finds that her apartment is a gateway to the 1960s, and she is able to glimpse the life of the woman he lived there decades before her. But guess what? Things didn’t go well for her, and they’re likely to repeat themselves now.

Nightmare Alley – (TBC) – Guillermo Del Toro’s follow-up to his Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape Of Water is a period thriller that finds a corrupt con-man (Bradley Cooper) teaming up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) to trick people into giving them money.

Top Gun: Maverick – (July 17) – Tom Cruise returns to the role that arguably made him the blockbuster master that he is today, bringing his Oblivion director with him on what looks like a retrospective of his own career. The trailers have been class. We’re excited.

The Witches – (Oct 16) – Robert Zemeckis (Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Back To The Future) takes on Roald Dahl’s classic about child-eating witches, headed by the evil Anne Hathaway.

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