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Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, And 18 Other Must-Watch Movies Coming Out In 2020

Oh boy, are we in for a treat next year!

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1. Bad Boys For Life

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Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in Bad Boys For Life, the third and final instalment in the series. 

Release Date: 23 January 2020
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

2. Dolittle

Starring Robert Downey Jr in his first post-Marvel role, Dolittle is a remake of the original 1967 film (not the hilarious 1998 version by Eddie Murphy) about the veterinarian who speaks to animals. The film's animal casts includes Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Selena Gomez, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, and John Cena.

Release Date: 23 January 2020
Genre: Adventure

3. Birds of Prey

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Margot Robbie was a scene-stealer in 2016's Suicide Squad, and her Harley Quinn returns to lead this spin-off. The film picks up from Harley Quinn's split from her old-squeeze, the Joker. She then teams up with other DC heroines - Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya - for a new mission.

Release Date: 6 February 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

4. The King's Man

A prequel to the Kingsman series, the film follows a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they gather to plot a war to wipe out millions. One man must race against time to stop them, which spotlights the origins of the first independent intelligence agency. 

Release Date: 13 February 2020
Genre: Action

5. Bloodshot

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero, Bloodshot.

Release Date: 20 February 2020
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

6. Little Women

The eighth film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel of the same name. Portraying the March sisters are Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen. Timothée Chalamet plays their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Release Date: 5 March 2020
Genre: Drama

7. Godzilla vs. Kong

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This is the fourth film in Legendary's MonsterVerse series following Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). It stars Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza Gonzalez, Kyle Chandler, and Zhang Ziyi.

Release Date: 12 March 2020
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

8. A Quiet Place 2

John Krasinski, who directed and acted in 2018's A Quiet Place, came back and sat in the director's seat for its sequel. The film, which wrapped in September 2019, brings back Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds. Joining them in this sequel are Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou.

Release Date: 19 March 2020
Genre: Horror, Thriller

9. Disney's Mulan

Part of Disney's plan is to produce live-action versions of their animated classics, and Mulan is no exception. Unlike its 1998 animated version, the live-action remake would not be a musical but a full-scale martial arts epic instead. Chinese star Liu Yifei will play the role of Hua Mulan.

Release Date
: 26 March 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

10. No Time To Die

Daniel Craig is back as Bond for the fifth time in the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise. The most anticipated aspect of the film is Rami Malek, who will be playing the villain. Anybody going (radio) gaga at this?

Release Date
: 9 April 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

11. Marvel Studios' Black Widow

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The first movie of Marvel's Phase Four and unlike the rest of the slate, it will take place before Avengers: Endgame (2019). It's one last film for Natasha Romanoff and one that will delve into her past. Will we finally find out what happened in Budapest? We sure hope so.

Release Date
: 30 April 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero

12. Fast & Furious 9


The cast is back for the ninth instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Joining the fast car frenzy this time around will be John Cena, Michael Rooker (aka Mary Poppins ;p), Peaky Blinder's Finn Cole, and to our surprise, Cardi B!

Release Date
: May 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure

13. Wonder Woman 1984

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Gal Gadot will be reprising her role in Wonder Woman 1984 which will mark her fourth time playing the part. After Wonder Woman's (2017) massive success, it is no surprise that director Patty Jenkins will also be directing this sequel. Joining in the already impressive cast is Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal.

Release Date: 4 June 2020
Genre: Action, Superhero

14. Top Gun: Maverick

Not many films get a sequel 34 years after the original, especially not one with the same lead actor - but Paramount Pictures decided we needed one, and so Tom Cruise will return to the skies as he reprises his role as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick.

Release Date: 25 June 2020
Genre: Action, Drama

15. Morbius

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Following the success of 2018's Venom, Sony announced plans for more films based on Marvel comic book characters connected to Spider-Man, and Morbius, the Living Vampire will be its first. Jared Leto will play the film's blood-craving anti-hero.

Release Date
: 30 July 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Superhero

16. The Conjuring 3

The eighth instalment in the Conjuring universe franchise, the film will be a sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and 2016's The Conjuring 2. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will be reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Release Date: 10 September 2020
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

17. Death On The Nile

Serving as a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh is back with an all-new list of suspects in Death on the Nile. The Agatha Christie adaptation follows Hercule Poirot in his investigation of the murder of a young heiress while on vacation on the Nile.

Release Date: October 2020
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

18. The Witches

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Robert Zemeckis will be directing a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's iconic 1983 novel, The Witches. The film will star Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, and Octavia Spencer.

Release Date: 15 October 2020
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

19. Marvel Studios' Eternals

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Part of Marvel Studios' Phase Four, the film tells the story of the Eternals, a group of alien immortals created by the Celestials. It will feature a star-studded cast which includes Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, and Gemma Chan.

Release Date: 5 November 2020
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

20. Dune

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Timothée Chalamet will lead the killer cast in Denis Villenueve’s upcoming Dune remake. Just look at that cast!

Release Date: 17 December 2020
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

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