2019 is here everybody and it is certainly a stacked year as far as the cinema landscape goes. Disney is now owned by Fox, some franchises are ending, some are beginning, and some are being rebooted again for some reason. There are some hidden potential gems also coming out in addition to the big franchises we all love. We won’t cover every movie, just the important ones (sorry Uglydolls). So, sit back, relax, and let’s go through this extensive list of upcoming motion pictures. Also check out the films the staff is anticipating the most.
The Upside- Kevin Hart’s first movie since his controversy where he plays a man who takes care of a paralyzed aristocrat played by Bryan Cranston.
A Dog’s Way Home- If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen the movie.
Serenity- This boat drama keeps getting pushed back and has a stellar cast. Most likely a case of the January blues.
Glass- The shiny gem on top of it all. We were all blown away by the end of Split and loved Unbreakable. Now they come together, and you add Sarah Paulson? Sign me up!
What Men Want- A remake with a twist of What Women Want. Feels unnecessary but let’s see what happens.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part- First one was great but there is no hype around this film. I have faith but with Lego’s decreasing box office, this one is a make or break for this type of animation.
Happy Death Day 2U- Did we really need a sequel to Happy Death Day? Probably not but let’s see what Blumhouse has got.
Alita: Battle Angel- This film smartly moved away from Christmas, but it may not be able to hide. We might have another Mortal Engines on our hands.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World- The end to what looks like a trilogy that could rival Toy Story. Will it give a battle to team Lego?
Fighting with My Family- A telling of an interesting wrestling story directed by Stephan Merchant with Dwayne Johnson apart of it. I’m intrigued.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Funeral- Tyler Perry has an audience, and I’m not a part of it.
Captain Marvel- The MCU returns after an 8 month break and we meet what seems to be an important character. Excited to see what this film has to offer.
Us- Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out. The trailer was scary, and you know Peele will give us another layer. This should be a must watch.
Greyhound- A Tom Hanks WW2 movie? He has a great track record with that so I’m all in for this. Maybe the first awards contender of the year.
Captive State- An alien occupation film. Could be interesting and it stars John Goodman, let’s see what happens.
Dumbo- I’m still not all in on these remakes, but this looks spectacular and has the potential to be the best Disney film of 2019. Looks right up Tim Burton’s ally.
Shazam! – I wasn’t a fan of Aquaman but this looks fantastic. Zachary Levi looks like he is having a blast so there is hope for this one.
Pet Sematary- With the success of IT, Stephen King books are primed for remakes in film. This looks scary and hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.
Hellboy- This is the month of comic book movies and here we have a reboot. The trailer was awful but let’s see what David Harbour can do with the character.
Breakthrough- A religious film with some very familiar faces. Every now and then one of these breaks through (I Can Only Imagine) and I have a feeling this one will.
Avengers: Endgame- This has to be the most anticipated film of a lifetime and will break records. The saga ends and I’m not sure we are ready to see our heroes go away.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu- Deadpool as Pikachu? This trailer was awesome and showed the potential Pokémon has in a live action realm. Should be a hit.
John Wick 3: Parabellum- Mr. Wick is back to avenge more puppies and take down everything in his path. This character is so cool and could be a solid trilogy.
Aladdin- Another live action remake of a classic tale. There is a stink around a lackluster trailer and some weird photos but let’s see what Will Smith can do.
BrightBurn- A Superman-esque horror film produced by James Gunn that was so intriguing. Could open up a slew of new evil superhero movies.
Ad Astra- A sci-fi space travel movie starring Brad Pitt on a journey to find his father. One nobody knows about yet but could really surprise. Seems like Interstellar.
Rocketman- An Elton John biopic starring Kingsman’s Taron Egerton. This kid is a star and is playing a larger than life figure. With the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, this one has everything going for it.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters- We are getting to see Godzilla go out and fight three different monsters to gear up for King Kong. Let’s go!
X-Men: Dark Phoenix- The last Fox X-Men movie. Hopefully they finish strong but probably not.
The Secret Life of Pets 2- First one was a disappointment but killed at the box office. Expect this to do well with Louis C.K. out now.
Men in Black: International- Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson look badass in these roles and the film looks amazing. One of my most anticipated of 2019.
Shaft- Samuel L. Jackson is back as the famous character. I’ll watch him in anything but am not excited for this.
Child’s Play- Do we really need another Chucky movie?
Toy Story 4- Do we really need another Toy Story movie? I said that about the last two and they are perfect, so I have optimistic faith.
47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter- Sharks, common
Ford vs Ferrari- Logan director James Mangold directs this one starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale about Ford’s crusade against Ferrari.
Annabelle 3- The third film in the Annabelle series and the next in the Conjuring universe. The second one was good so why not?
Spider-Man: Far From Home- The first movie after the big Avengers film. Homecoming was a great return for the character and now we add Jake Gyllenhaal? Perfect
The Lion King- The best film ever for most people born between 1990 and 1996 is being remade. We know the story, can it hit box office gold?
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood- Tarantino is back for his ninth film. He isn’t the best director but certainly a fascinating one. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and more star here in a movie somehow involving Charles Manson.
New Mutants- Still not sure this film is even going to be released. It’s been pushed back so far that it’s practically flat on its back. Don’t expect this to even come out.
Dora the Explorer- Michael Bay producing a Dora movie, what could go wrong?
Hobbs and Shaw- The first spinoff from the Fast and Furious franchise. This series is ridiculous so hopefully this film might be bearable.
Artemis Fowl- Probably Disney’s biggest risk of 2019 based off of a popular book series I guess. Will it be like A Wrinkle in Time or surprise us all? I trust Branagh.
Angel has Fallen- We’re getting three of these things? Where’s our White House Down sequel?
The Angry Birds Movie 2- We still play that app, right?
IT Chapter 2- Pennywise is back for the second half of this scary story. Will this one take the world by storm like the 2016 film?
Spies in Disguise- An animated film starring Will Smith. Could be a quietly good one like Small Foot.
Downton Abbey- Never watched the show
The Kitchen- Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elizabeth Moss star in this crime thriller akin to Widows. Maybe it will catch on better.
The Woman in the Window- The Darkest Hour director Joe Wright brings a thriller about a woman who witnesses violence from her window. Starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore. Should be an awards contender.
Joker- Joaquin Phoenix stars in this standalone movie about the iconic villain. Really a bold risk for DC that could pay off brilliantly.
Gemini Man- Will Smith is an aging assassin who fights a 25-year-old clone of himself. Common now?
The Addams Family- Another one of these. Maybe a reboot could serve these characters well.
Zombieland 2- Never expected a sequel to Zombieland but now that it’s happening and everyone is returning, I can’t wait.
The Crow Reborn- Not happening suckas
The Goldfinch- A boy is taken in by a wealthy family after his family is killed in a bombing. Stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Paulson
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood- Tom Hanks is Mr. Rodgers! Has there ever been more perfect casting?
Terminator 6- Stop it, please no more!
Charlie’s Angels- Do we really need another one? Fine let’s see what happens
Arctic Justice Thunder Squad- GTFO
Sonic the Hedgehog- This is my favorite video game character and is just waiting to come to the big screen.
Midway- A WW2 film starring Woody Harrelson, but Roland Emmerich is directing so all hope is lost.
Kingsman 3?- A Kingsman prequel about the formation of the organization. I love this franchise so am excited for this.
Last Christmas- Paul Feig blew us away with A Simple Favor and now is doing a Christmas movie starring the drop-dead gorgeous Emilia Clarke, and Hollywood’s new stud Henry Golding. Should be something great.
Margie Clause- Melissa McCarthy as Mrs. Clause was bound to happen right?
Frozen 2- Disney has a billion dollars on their hands here in this juggernaut of a film. Expect this to be a huge hit.
Knives Out- Rian Johnson directs this murder mystery starring Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, and Lakeith Stanfield. Look at that cast! Crazy
Queen and Slim- Daniel Kaluuya stars in this film about a police pullover gone completely wrong. He is magic, so this is one I am anticipating
Jumanji 3- Welcome to the Jungle was a massive hit nearly reaching $1 billion. Of course this sequel was coming and hopefully it can capture the same magic.
Cats- Tom Hooper is directing this musical and he can sure do that so should be a fun one.
Star Wars Episode IX- The end of this current trilogy. We really need this to be perfect, so the internet can shut up but we all know that won’t happen no matter what.
Call of the Wild- A dog’s survival story with Harrison Ford and Karen Gillan. I like it.
Little Woman- Greta Gerwig’s directorial follow-up is a remake of a classic film.
The Irishman- This was on last year’s list so who knows when it actually comes out? Scorsese is back and let’s see what he’s got with modern technology.