9 movies coming exclusively to Netflix in 2019 that we're very excited to see
Loads more reasons not to leave the house next year.
Netflix's movie output over 2018 was hugely impressive. Sure, they weren't all great (we're looking at you Mute and The Cloverfield Paradox), but there is no denying the hits, either.
Roma, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Hold The Dark, Apostle, Private Life, 22 July, The Night Comes For Us, Bird Box, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, Set It Up, The Christmas Chronicles, to name just a few.
Looking forward, 2019 looks like another stellar year for the streaming service, and while Netflix are very good at dropping sudden surprises on us, these are the nine movies we're most excited about based on all the info we've got so far!
Who Is Involved? Martin Scorsese (director) with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, and Jesse Plemons.
When Is It Out? TBD, but we're guessing late 2019, to line up with a potential Oscar run.
Why Should We Be Excited? Are you kidding? Scorsese reuniting with his Goodfellas, plus another Heat reunion, and all based on an Irish hitman who may or may not have killed Jimmy Hoffa?? This is prime gangster real estate for Scorsese! JOE's own Paul Moore chatted to the writer of the movie (read all about that here and here), but we imagine this will be Netflix's biggest and most-obviously-Oscar'y movie release to date!
Who Is Involved? Michael Bay (director) with Ryan Reynolds, Ben Hardy, Dave Franco, and Mélanie Laurent.
When Is It Out? Nothing confirmed beyond the vagueness of 2019, but a Michael Bay action movie sounds like summer to us.
Why Should We Be Excited? The plot is exactly the kind of high-bonkers nonsense that Bay does really well: Six billionaires fake their own deaths and form an elite vigilante squad in order to take down notorious criminals. Considering the fact that the script is coming from the guys behind Deadpool and Zombieland, it sounds like a perfect match to us.
Who Is Involved? Ciaran Foy (director) with Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lily Taylor, and Charlie Shotwell.
When Is It Out? 2019, at some point. We'd like to guess Halloween, but horror is good any time of the year.
Why Should We Be Excited? Irish director Foy made a name for himself with tense thriller Citadel, before landing the gig to make Sinister 2. Here he is working with a great cast, a script from the guys behind underrated chiller The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, and the plot synopsis already has us on board: A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as he thought.
FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED
Who Is Involved? Nobody you know, hopefully.
When Is It Out? 18 January 2019.
Why Should We Be Excited? A documentary based on the festival that resulted in one of the biggest clusterfucks in modern music history, with thousands of people left abandoned on an island with no way to escape, and no reason to stay. The ultimate car-crash viewing.
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Who Is Involved? J.C. Chandor (director) with Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.
When Is It Out? 15 March 2019.
Why Should We Be Excited? Between Margin Call, All Is Lost, and A Most Violent Year, director Chandor has yet to make a less-than-great movie. Put him together with this cast, who are playing five former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America, and we are very excited to see what he comes up with.
Who Is Involved? Dan Gilroy (director) with Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Colette, John Malkovich, Billy Magnussen, and Rene Russo.
When Is It Out? 1 February 2019.
Why Should We Be Excited? Last time writer/director Gilroy, Gyllenhaal and Russo worked together, we got the incredible Nightcrawler. This time we're promised a weird comedy horror, in which big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Sounds a little American Psycho-y to us, which we're totally in support of.
THE LAST THING HE WANTED
Who Is Involved? Dee Rees (director) with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, and Toby Jones.
When Is It Out? "2019".
Why Should We Be Excited? Rees' last project with Netflix was the incredible Mudbound, while the follow-up looks like it will follow in those mighty footsteps, telling the story of a journalist (Hathaway) who quits her newspaper job and becomes an arms dealer for a covert government agency.
Who Is Involved? Steven Soderbergh (director) with Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Matthias Schoenaerts, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer, Alex Pettyfer, James Cromwell, and Will Forte.
When Is It Out? Another TBC, but another we're guessing that will align with awards attention late next year.
Why Should We Be Excited? Soderbergh and Streep working together! With an all-star supporting cast! Making a film about the discovery of the Panama Papers! We can't get enough exclamation points into explaining why this is going to be brilliant!
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE 2
Who Is Involved? So far, all we know is that Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will be in it.
When Is It Out? No idea. It might not even be 2019. But we couldn't not mention it.
Why Should We Be Excited? Considering the fact that Netflix seem to be single-handedly saving the rom-com genre, and the fact that All The Boys was one of the most talked about movies of 2018, the sequel should come as no surprise.