The 50 most exciting movies to look forward to in 2020

The Gentlemen (1 January)
After delivering a surprisingly good Aladdin remake for Disney, Guy Ritchie is back to his gangster roots with this one. Matthew McConaughey is an American drug kingpin in London, dealing with threats from all corners. There's an ace cast including Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Grant. (Credit: EFD) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Jojo Rabbit (1 January)
Taika Waititi plays a Hitler Youth child's imaginary version of the Fuhrer in this bizarre comedy, which has already been divisive on the festival circuit. It's obviously the logical project to take on between Marvel behemoths. (Credit: Fox) (Kimberley French)
1917 (10 January)
1917 is far from the first movie to be constructed with the appearance of a single, bravura take, but it looks like an impressive one. Sam Mendes' movie, set in the trenches of the First World War, is already being tipped for glory at the Oscars. It worked for Birdman. (Credit: eOne) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Bombshell (17 January)
Three of the finest actors in Hollywood transform themselves for this take on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Charlize Theron is anchor Megyn Kelly, while John Lithgow portrays Ailes. (Credit: Lionsgate) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Bad Boys For Life (17 January)
Almost 15 years after Bad Boys II, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite and, this time, they're about to retire. Naturally, retirement doesn't go as well as they hope and they're soon plunged into shooty-runny-jumpy chaos. It'll be a ton of fun. (Credit: Sony) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (24 January)
While the absurd satire of The Thick of It seems to play out in real life, creator Armando Iannucci has quietly wandered off to make a sweet, smart adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic. Dev Patel plays the title role. (Credit: Lionsgate) (Yahoo Movies UK)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (31 January)
Tom Hanks as US children's TV icon Mister Rogers is about as perfect as movie casting gets. Marielle Heller's innovative biopic follows a journalist writing a magazine piece on Rogers, while dealing with turmoil in his own life. (Credit: Sony) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Rhythm Section (31 January)
A few months before the latest James Bond film arrives, producing duo Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are taking on another spy thriller. Blake Lively portrays a woman investigating the death of her family in a plane crash. (Credit: Paramount) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Lighthouse (31 January)
From The Witch director Robert Eggers comes this bizarre psychological horror, in which Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are locked in a lighthouse and allowed to go slowly insane. (Credit: Universal) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Grudge (31 January)
A reboot of the English-language reboot of the Japanese franchise, The Grudge wouldn't be that exciting, were it not for the presence of intriguing horror director Nicolas Pesce and a starry cast including John Cho and Andrea Riseborough. (Credit: Sony) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Queen & Slim (31 January)
From the pen of acclaimed TV writer Lena Waithe comes this thriller, described as a modern take on the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya have their first date interrupted by an over-zealous cop, who ends up dead after a traffic stop, forcing them to go on the run. (Credit: eOne) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Birds of Prey (7 February)
Margot Robbie is back as Harley Quinn in this attempt to kick-start a course-correction in the Batman-adjacent corner of the DC Extended Universe. With an R rating now confirmed, the success of Joker will be in the studio's sights. (Credit: Claudette Barius/Warner Bros) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Parasite (7 February)
Oscar buzz is pouring in for this crime-comedy oddity from Snowpiercer filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. It follows a poor family who con their way into jobs working for some rich folks. To say any more would spoil a dark, delightful odyssey of surprises. (Credit: Curzon) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Sonic the Hedgehog (14 February)
And so, to the big Valentine's Day blockbuster of 2020 – an animated video game hedgehog scuffling with Jim Carrey in full, gurning 1990s mode. What a wonderful world. (Credit: Paramount) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Emma (14 February)
For those without much love for fleet-footed mammals, there's a Jane Austen adaptation making its way into cinemas also. Anya Taylor-Joy plays the title character in this classic satire of class. (Credit: Focus Features) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Invisible Man (28 February)
The Dark Universe may be a distant and rapidly fading memory, but Blumhouse is bringing back at least one classic Universal monster, with Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell at the helm. Elisabeth Moss plays a woman tormented by her ex, whom she believes has faked his own death and learned to become invisible. (Credit: Mark Rogers/Universal) (Mark Rogers/Universal Pictures)
Onward (6 March)
In one of the two tantalising Pixar projects coming in 2020, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland play elf siblings embarking on a road trip to discover whether there is truly any magic left in their fantasy world. There probably is. (Credit: Pixar) (PIXAR)
Untitled A Quiet Place Sequel (20 March)
We don't currently know very much about writer-director John Krasinski's follow-up to the surprise horror smash hit of 2018, but we do know that everyone is still going to have to be very, very quiet. It's in the title. (Credit: Paramount) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Mulan (27 March)
The music is gone, and so is the smart-talking dragon, but Disney's live-action reimagining of Mulan looks like a potentially spectacular blockbuster with a tough, inspirational female protagonist. (Credit: Disney) (Yahoo Movies UK)
No Time to Die (3 April)
After a tumultuous journey to the big screen involving a reluctant leading man and several directors, the 25th official James Bond movie is set to arrive, marking Daniel Craig's 007 swansong. Rami Malek is on villain duties. (Credit: Eon) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The New Mutants (8 April)
A delightfully dark, horror-inflected trailer for this twisted superhero tale arrived in October 2017, but it has since entered a bizarre purgatory only exacerbated by the Disney-Fox merger. It's set to arrive this year, but fans have been burned before. (Credit: Fox) (Claire Folger)
Black Widow (1 May)
A decade after she first appeared in Iron Man 2, and a year after the character met her doom in Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson's talented assassin will get her own movie in 2020. Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz are also a part of the cast. (Credit: Disney/Marvel) (Yahoo Movies UK)
The Woman in the Window (15 May)
Amy Adams headlines this Joe Wright-directed mystery thriller, adapted from A.J. Finn's bestselling novel. Adams plays an agoraphobic psychologist who observes something awful while spying on her neighbours. The film was originally due in 2019, but Disney has reportedly tinkered with it after poor test screenings. (Credit: HarperCollins) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Working title: "The Organ Donor" (15 May)
The news that Chris Rock was crafting the story for a Saw movie surprised just about everyone earlier this year. But it has happened, and it won't be long until we see it. Samuel L. Jackson and Rock lead the cast, with franchise veteran Darren Lynn Bousman behind the camera. (Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic/Lionsgate) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Fast & Furious 9 (22 May)
It was delayed a year to make room for spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, but Vin Diesel and his petrolhead buddies are back for a ninth installment in the franchise. No word yet on whether this one will make the jump to space. (Credit: Universal) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Artemis Fowl (29 May)
The beloved children's book franchise is finally making its way to the big screen, with Kenneth Branagh on directing duties and newcomer Ferdia Shaw starring as the titular criminal mastermind, who kidnaps a fairy. (Credit: Disney) (Nicola Dove)
Wonder Woman 1984 (5 June)
Gal Gadot is back as the iconic Amazonian warrior as Patty Jenkins helms the sequel to her own previous movie – a rare shining spot in the gloom of the DC Extended Universe. This time, the First World War setting has been swapped for the 1980s. (Credit: Clay Enos/Warner Bros) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Candyman (12 June)
Nia DaCosta is helming this new take on the 1990s horror classic, which counts Jordan Peele as a producer. Tony Todd is due to return in some capacity and Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is also a part of the cast. (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
Soul (19 June)
Pete Docter, director of Inside Out, is set to delve into the inner workings of humanity for Pixar all over again. This time, Jamie Foxx's aspiring musician is separated from his soul in the wake of an accident. (Credit: Pixar) (Pixar)
Untitled Ghostbusters Movie (10 July)
After the divisive all-female reboot in 2016, Jason Reitman – son of original series director Ivan – is set to put his own spin on the paranormal investigating team. The plot will focus on teenage recruits looking to become Ghostbusters. (Credit: Sony) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Tenet (17 July)
Christopher Nolan loves secrecy and, as a result, almost nobody knows anything about his latest project. Robert Pattinson said he was only allowed to read the script once while locked in a room. John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki are also part of the cast. (Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images/Warner Bros)
Top Gun: Maverick (17 July)
Three decades after he first played the titular pilot, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit for this belated sequel, directed by Tron: Legacy's Joseph Kosinski. Miles Teller plays the son of Maverick's late comrade Goose. (Credit: Paramount)
Jungle Cruise (24 July)
In Disney's latest attempt to mine box office gold from a theme park attraction, Dwayne Johnson portrays a riverboat captain taking Emily Blunt's scientist on an expedition to find a tree with healing powers. (Credit: Disney)
Morbius (31 July)
With 'Venom' a box office hit and set to yield a sequel in the near future, it's no surprise that Sony is diversifying its Spiderman-adjacent portfolio. Jared Leto is portraying Morbius the Living Vampire, with Daniel Espinosa directing. (Credit: Marvel) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Bill & Ted Face the Music (21 August)
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as the titular time-travelling duo. Their middle-aged rut is interrupted by a visitor from the future, who warns of the need to make a song that will save the universe. So far, so bodacious. (Credit: Orion Pictures)
The Conjuring 3 (11 September)
A vast universe has now spun off from James Wan's 2013 horror movie The Conjuring, but the main franchise is back in 2020 with Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson once again playing paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. (Credit: Warner Bros)
The King's Man (16 September)
Matthew Vaughn is returning to the Kingsman franchise with this prequel, which follows the genesis of the organisation and stars Ralph Fiennes. The release date has been pushed back several times, but fans will hope the finished film is worth the wait. (Credit: Fox)
Last Night in Soho (18 September)
Edgar Wright is delving into the world of classic British horror for his next film, crafting a spookfest set on the streets of London. Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith star, with the plot currently very much under wraps. (Credit: Edgar Wright/Instagram)
The Many Saints of Newark (25 September)
Alessandro Nivola will star in this prequel to HBO crime drama 'The Sopranos' as the father of Christopher Moltisanti – Tony Soprano's protégé. Veteran of Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World, Alan Taylor, is directing. (Credit: Jim Bennett/WireImage) (WireImage)
Death on the Nile (9 October)
Kenneth Branagh steps into the director's chair and the absurd, luscious moustache of Hercule Poirot for this sequel to his 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. It's another Agatha Christie and it's about someone dying in Egypt, funnily enough. (Credit: Fox)
Halloween Kills (16 October)
David Gordon Green's 2018 reboot of the Halloween franchise was a monster success, spawning this first segment of a two-part swansong for the character, culminating with Halloween Ends in 2021. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises the role of Laurie Strode again. (Credit: Universal)
The Witches (16 October)
Robert Zemeckis is helming this new take on the Roald Dahl story, with Anne Hathaway set to portray the villainous Grand High Witch. The jury is out as to whether she can match up to Anjelica Huston's terrifying portrayal in the 1990 movie. Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock are also part of the ensemble. (Credit: Puffin)
Everybody's Talking About Jamie (21 October)
The show of the same name has been tearing up the West End for several years, telling the story of a teenager who defies bullies to find his voice as a drag queen. Max Harwood will play the title character, with Richard E. Grant as veteran drag star Loco Chanelle. (Credit: Fox/Twitter)
The Eternals (6 November)
Marvel's latest big superhero team will be unveiled in November, with an A-list cast including Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden and Kit Harington. Chloe Zhao is directing this one. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) (Getty Images for Disney)
Dune (20 November)
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic sci-fi story is set to form the first of a two-part movie. The cast features just about everyone of note in Hollywood, including Timothée Chalamet, Dave Bautista and Rebecca Ferguson. But the David Lynch version had Sting. Beat that, Villeneuve! (Credit: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images/Hodder)
Godzilla vs. Kong (20 November)
Recently pushed back by several months, this kaiju smackdown feels like the last chance saloon for Warner's MonsterVerse. It will pit its two biggest names against each other, with Blair Witch director Adam Wingard at the helm. They'll all be hoping it goes better than Batman v Superman did. (Credit: Warner Bros) (Yahoo Movies UK)
Coming 2 America (18 December)
Eddie Murphy returned to the Hollywood fold with this year's impressive Dolemite Is My Name and he's now making sequels to several of his earlier classics. First up is Coming to America, in which Murphy played the crown prince of African kingdom Zamunda. This time around, he discovers a long lost son. (Credit: Paramount)
West Side Story (18 December)
Steven Spielberg wants to get toes tapping and, in order to do so, he's reaching for a classic Broadway musical, which was previously adapted into a 1961 film. It's a Romeo and Juliet-inspired tale of lovers across rival street gangs in 1950s New York City. Ansel Elgort is the most famous face in the cast. (Credit: Fox) (RAMONA ROSALES)
Uncharted (26 December)
It has been a long and winding road leading to this adaptation of the blockbuster video game series. Finally, Nathan Drake is making his way to the big screen, with Tom Holland starring as a younger take on the character. Bumblebee director Travis Knight has taken charge of this one. (Credit: Sony)
Army of the Dead (TBC Winter 2020)
He's seldom out of the headlines as a result of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign, but Zack Snyder has also been making a zombie movie for Netflix. The story follows a group of mercenaries planning a Vegas casino heist during a zombie outbreak. Snyder has said the movie is likely to arrive at some point during the winter. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon) (Alberto E. Rodriguez)

The year in film for 2019 is nearly over — pending Star Wars, Cats, and Jumanji of course — with the movie industry delivering dozens of memorable films, whether for good or bad reasons.

But now it’s time to put the movies of 2019 to one side and take a look at the year to come. It’s a year without the Star Wars mega-franchise and with the Marvel Cinematic Universe undergoing a period of reinvention as the dust settles in the wake of the biggest movie ever made.

There are plenty of blockbusters to look forward to in the coming 12 months, but there’s also an entire Oscar season to work through and a whole host of interesting, smaller movies that will make a big impression when they land in cinemas.

Here are just 50 of the best films to keep an eye out for next year.

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