There are so many great movies coming in 2020 we found it hard to pick just twenty. Most of our picks are much-anticipated blockbusters but there are quite a few in there you mightn't have heard of.
Here are the 2020 movies you'll definitely want to see, and when you can expect them to hit cinemas.
NOTE: Release dates are subject to change.
Jojo Rabbit - 1 January
Taika Waititi's career trajectory is just getting better all the time. Having directed indie darlings 'What We Do in the Shadows' and 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople', and box office smash 'Thor Ragnarok', he now turns his attention to political satire in 'Jojo Rabbit'. Waititi directs and plays Adolf Hitler, the imaginary friend of a German boy who idolises the dictator. But a Jewish girl his mother (Scarlett Johansson) hides in their attic may change his mind. Read our review here.
The upcoming war epic from 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes is apparently (akin to 'Birdman') done all in one shot. It boasts a highly impressive cast between Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth, George McKay, Mark Strong, and Richard Madden. The story follows two young soldiers tasked with crossing enemy territory to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. Heart-racing stuff.
Also boasting a killer cast is 'Bombshell', which stars Charlize Theron (who has been totally transformed into Megyn Kelly), Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Rob Delaney and Mark Duplass. Based on true events, it depicts a group of women who decide to take on Fox News boss Roger Ailes and expose the sexual harassment they were forced to endure.
This movie looks so genuinely weird and messed up that it's impossible not to be curious to check it out. Its director is 'The Witch' helmer Robert Eggers and the stars are Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers who gradually lose their clutch on sanity as they spend more time isolated on the relentless island where they're stationed. Interesting to see Pattinson in an indie film such as this before he takes on 'The Batman'.
It's always nice every now and then to see a blockbuster with principal photography shot in Ireland. We'll get that with 'The Rhythm Section' which stars Blake Lively, Sterling K. Brown and Jude Law, and is directed by Reed Morano ('The Handmaid's Tale'). Upon discovering the plan crash that killed her family was not an accident, a woman seeks revenge.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - 7 February
From the candy-coloured trailers and posters that have been used to promote it, 'Birds of Prey' looks fabulous. It sees the return of the only worthy character of 'Suicide Squad', Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), head on an adventure all her own. Her objective is to save a young girl from crime boss Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). But she's not alone as Black Canary, Helena Bertinelli, and Renee Montoya join her. Please please please be as cool as you look...
You might not be familiar with South Korean black comedy-thriller 'Parasite'. But you may know director Bong Joon-ho's works 'The Host', 'Okja' and 'Snowpiercer'. 'Parasite' has already won a bunch of awards, including the Palme d'Or at Cannes. It's apparently a shoo-in to take the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The movie sees a poor, unemployed family try to make their way up in the world by getting employed by a wealthy family.
This one is admittedly one more geared for female audiences, who just love a Jane Austen adaptation. Mind you, with that Valentine's Day release, you'll get plenty of women dragging their boyfriends to it too. Anya Taylor-Joy ('Split', 'The Witch') takes the titular role. She joined by plenty of familiar faces including Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'), Tanya Reynolds ('Sex Education') and Josh O'Connor ('The Crown').
A Quiet Place 2 - 20 March
Directed and starring John Krasinski from 'The Office', alongside wife Emily Blunt, no one expected 'A Quiet Place' to be the hit it became. It's a simple concept, about a family who live a mute, remote existence as monsters who attack sounds run rampant. 'A Quiet Place' was left on a cliffhanger and we've no idea what the sequel's about except that Krasinski and Blunt are back, joined by 'Peaky Blinders' star Cillian Murphy.
Could we actually get a not-just-acceptable-but-actually-really-good live-action remake of a Disney feature this year? Fingers are crossed for this one. As most of you know now, 'Mulan' sees the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior take her father's place when war breaks out. Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee and Jet Li are among the cast.
The first trailer for 'No Time to Die', the 25th James Bond movie, made quite a stir. Hopes are high that Daniel Craig's last hurrah as the secret agent will be a biggie. In the action-thriller, Bond has retired to Jamaica. That is until his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Old faces like Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes pop up as do new ones such as Rami Malek as the antagonist.
ScarJo finally gets her solo outing - even though her character is technically dead. We'll finally learn the origins of the titular character, aka Natasha Romanoff, and what she got up to in the aftermath of 'Civil War'. Joining her in the venture are Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina, another Black Widow. Meanwhile, O-T Fagbenle plays a character named Mason (believed to be later revealed as bad guy Taskmaster).
Wonder Woman 1984 - 5 June
From basically having no female-led superhero movies until the first 'Wonder Woman', we're getting at least three in 2020. One of them is the sequel to the one that started it all, and as the title suggests, it's magnificently 80s. All your faves return including director Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and, of course, Gal Gadot. There's an exciting new addition in Kristen Wiig as bad guy Barbara Ann Minerva / Cheetah. Pedro Pascal is also new to the cast, playing Max Lord.
Soul - 5 June
Disney Pixar will have not one but two features hitting theatres in 2020. No doubt both 'Onward', which arrives March 6th, is going to be great. But we're slightly more excited for 'Soul' as Pete Docter ('Monsters Inc', 'Up', 'Inside Out') directs. A music teacher living in New York, voiced by Jamie Foxx, has his soul forced from his body. He'll need the help of 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), a soul with a bleak outlook of life on Earth, to find his way back.
Candyman - 12 June
There hasn't been an awful lot of information released about 2020's 'Candyman' yet. We know it'll be a spiritual sequel to the 1992 horror movie of the same name, which was terrifying. The main thing this movie has going for it though is it's written and produced by Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind 'Get Out' and 'Us'. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II - the star of 'Aquaman' who has also been cast in 'The Matrix 4' - plays the lead.
What's most exciting about the latest 'Ghostbusters' is that the cast members of the original - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts - are all expected to reprise their roles. Newbies include Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd. The plot sees a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town only to discover they're connected to the original ghostbusters. Spooky, supernatural things start to happen.
If Kenny Loggins' 'Danger Zone' doesn't feature in the sequel to 'Top Gun', what even is it? Though there isn't a note of it to be heard in the trailer, it should be good craic to see Tom Cruise back as Maverick and Val Kilmer reprise Iceman. Jennifer Connelly joins them as does Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Miles Teller and Glen Powell. Joseph Kosinski, who worked with Cruise on 'Oblivion', directs.
Disney are hoping to recreate the success of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' by looking to another ride to base a movie on. In fairness, stick Dwyane Johnson into just about any movie and the people will come. 'Jungle Cruise' sees scientist Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her little brother McGregor (Jack Whitehall) embark on a perilous river cruise with Frank (Johnson). Is it just us or is anyone getting 'The Mummy' vibes here?
Halloween Kills - 16 October
No one never really believed 2018's 'Halloween' was going to be the last one of the franchise. After all, it made $255.5 million (against a $10 million budget) at the box office. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, while Laurie's daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson are back too. Mike Myers returns as well, as does Tommy Doyle, who was one of two kids that Laurie babysat the first night Myers tried to kill her. Another sequel, 'Halloween Ends', arrives in 2021.
Coming to America 2 - 18 December
Another sequel to look out for in 2020 is 'Coming to America 2', aka 'Coming 2 America'. The original 80s comedy saw Eddie Murphy play an African prince who travels to New York in hopes of finding love. Murphy reprises his role as Akeem and Shari Headley is back as Lisa. Best mate Arsenio Hall is also back, alongside James Earl Jones and John Amos. New faces include Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones.