Most anticipated movies to watch for in 2019

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 26, 2018 | 11 Comments

Movies to watch for in 2019
This year, so many amazing movies were released that we’re wondering if 2019 can top it. We loved A Quiet Place, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Searching, just to name a few. Check out what may be some of the hottest movies of 2019 and tell us in the comments below which movies you enjoyed most in 2018 and which ones you want to see in 2019. ~Alexandra Heilbron

What Men Want (Feb 8) – A remake of the 2000 movie What Women Want, which starred Mel Gibson as an ad exec who’s suddenly able to hear women’s thoughts, this stars Taraji P. Henson as a sports agent who gets the ability to hear what men are thinking.
Trailer: What Men Want

Captain Marvel (March 8) – Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, this is Marvel’s first female superhero to get her own solo movie and it promises to be one of the biggest of the year.
Trailer: Captain Marvel

Five Feet Apart (March 22) – This teen romance stars Haley Lu Richardson (Operation Finale) as Stella and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) as Will: two teens who are hospitalized with cystic fibrosis, but with very different outlooks on their conditions. When they develop feelings for each other, things get risky.
Trailer: Five Feet Apart

Dumbo (March 29) – This live-action remake of the 1941 animated classic features the most adorable baby elephant, but with Tim Burton as the film’s director, expect there to be some darkness mixed in with the cute.
Trailer: Dumbo

Avengers: Endgame (May 3) – This Avengers sequel is highly anticipated by everyone who saw Avengers: Infinity War. Fans will finally get to see what happens with Thanos, who seemed successful in his bid to take over the world in the last installment.
Trailer: Avengers: Endgame

Rocketman (May 17) – Taron Egerton has proven himself to be a chameleon, playing Eddie the Eagle, a Kingsman and most recently, Robin Hood. In this biopic, he plays music superstar Elton John.
Trailer: Rocketman

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May 31) – This latest installment in the movie franchise has a stellar cast, including Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga and Sally HawkinsEmmy winner Kyle Chandler and Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown (a.k.a. Eleven) in her movie debut.
Trailer: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (June 7) – Who didn’t love all the animals we were introduced to in The Secret Life of Pets, even the evil bunny, Snowball? Although not much is known about the plot, we bet it’s going to be just as funny and cute as the first one.
Trailer: The Secret Life of Pets 2

Dark Phoenix (June 7) – This X-Men installment is going to center on the character of Jean Grey, played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, as she begins to develop powers that turn her into a Dark Phoenix.
Trailer: Dark Phoenix

Men in Black: International (June 14) – This new Men in Black installment offers us Chris Hemsworth as Agent H and Tessa Thompson as Agent M. Emma Thompson returns as Agent O, while Liam Neeson also joins the cast.
Trailer: Men in Black: International

Toy Story 4 (June 21) – Although not much is known about this latest installment in the Toy Story franchise, everyone agrees they are looking forward to it! What we do know is that the main voice cast will be returning as our favorite characters.
Trailer: Toy Story 4

Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 5) – This is the second Spider-Man movie since Sony rebooted the franchise with Tom Holland in the starring role. In this one, Peter Parker goes on summer vacation with his friends to Europe, where he encounters the villain Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Trailer: Not Yet Available

The Lion King (July 19) – If you loved the 1994 animated movie, your jaw will drop when you see how adorable baby Simba looks in the live action version. Directed by Jon Favreau (who helmed the critically acclaimed live action remake The Jungle Book), this movie is destined to be a hit.
Trailer: The Lion King

Dora the Explorer (Aug 2) – If you have kids, you’re well acquainted with the animated series Dora the Explorer. When Dora hits the big screen, it’ll be all live action, starring talented teen actress Isabela Moner in the title role, alongside Mark Wahlberg’s nephew Jeffrey Wahlberg as Dora’s cousin, Diego.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Hobbs and Shaw (Aug 2) – As the title characters, who first appeared in several installments in the Fast and Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have teamed up for this spinoff, which promises to provide tons of action.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

The New Mutants (Aug 2) – This is another X-Men movie, this time focusing on a next generation of mutants and starring Game of ThronesMaisie WilliamsStranger ThingsCharlie Heaton and Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy. These young mutants are imprisoned in a secret facility against their will when they discover their abilities.
Trailer: The New Mutants

It: Chapter Two (Sept 6) – Based on the second half of Stephen King’s novel It, this movie takes place almost 30 years after the first one, with the kids from the Loser’s Club now all grown up, when Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) reenters their lives.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Joker (Oct 4) – This origin story is expected to be a gritty character study of the complicated and eccentric criminal, and with Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, we’re expecting big things from this film.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Oct 18) – Following in the success of last year’s critically acclaimed documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor (previously titled You Are My Friend), Tom Hanks plays Fred Rogers in this biopic about the host and creator of the popular and groundbeaking television show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Frozen 2 (Nov 22) – It was inevitable that there would be a sequel to Frozen. With the first one a massive hit that was turned into a Broadway show in 2018, the cast of the original movie, including Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa, will be back.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Jumanji 2 (Dec 13) – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was one of the biggest box office hits of 2017.  Dwayne JohnsonKaren GillanJack Black and Kevin Hart are confirmed to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Star Wars: Episode IX (Dec 20) – Fans who were disappointed with Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be happy to hear that J.J. Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, is back at the helm for this one.
Trailer: Not Yet Available

Note: Release dates and titles are subject to change.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Patty • December 26, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

    I’m looking forward to Five Feet Apart, Men in Black because of Chris Hemsworth and the new Star Wars, so thankful JJ is back, the last Star Wars was awful!

  2. Joshua • December 26, 2018 @ 6:08 PM

    Of all the films listed here, I’m certainly planning to see “Dumbo” and “Toy Story 4″, but the one that I especially can’t wait for is…”You Are My Friend”. I grew up watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”, I very much enjoyed the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” documentary, and who better to play Mr. Rogers than Tom Hanks (one of my absolute favourite actors of all time)?

  3. Bunny • December 27, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

    Looks like a bad year at the movies.

  4. Mary Moore • December 27, 2018 @ 7:23 PM

    How are movies chosen, not many African American themed movies, especially current.

  5. james warren • December 28, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

    great for movies

  6. Marilyn Bajorek • December 29, 2018 @ 5:33 AM

    I would like to see the movies that are out and review them.I love going to the theatre and hope they stay in business!

  7. Janis Sunderland • December 29, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

    Looking for based on true events or historical or bioptic….especially when is VICE coming to Lake of the Ozarks

  8. Fred haskell • December 29, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

    So its all crap again. Great…

  9. pJ Bellefleur • December 29, 2018 @ 2:42 PM

    Hey guys check out Creed and If Beale Street Could Talk for movies based on stories of people of color with vibrant tales to share and great performances.
    Meanwhile Ive seen almost all the major movies of 2018 and there were some great ones.Bohemian Rhapsody was spotty but Rami Malek was brilliant as Freddie, altho noone could really do him justice.
    A Star is Born and Oh yeah, the great Tom Hardy as Venom!CHeck out the little gem I Simple Favor for twisty surprises. Happy viewing next year. Ill be there popcorn n all. PJ

  10. PJ Bellefleur • December 29, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

    Oh yeah for movies with great performances by actors of color, Green Book based on real people and real life, and Widows with the great Viola Davis and Michele Rodriguez plus Liam Neeson, etc.

    Even a Harry Potter spinoff with Johnny Depp! Whats not to like? PJ

  11. Jannie • January 4, 2019 @ 9:12 AM

    The Tom Hanks one looks amazing.

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