I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. And I discontinued my subscription to MoviePass toward the end of last year. So there’s a good chance I’ll miss a good bit of them until they hit Netflix or Hulu. But the following list is made up of 10 movies that I will go out of my way to see when they’re released.
10 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Tom Hanks, one of the most loved and respected actors of our generation, is playing Fred Rogers, one of the most loved and respected men of any generation. If this biopic is anything that’s remotely like last year’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary, then this will be incredibly moving.
9 – Us
No… not This Is Us. Just Us. This is Jordan Peele’s follow-up to the incredible Get Out. If his first directorial outing is any indication of what to expect with this one, then we should all probably bring along some Depends when seeing Us.
8 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
There are several animated films that look promising this year, but this is the one I definitely want to make an effort to see. The first two installments in this trilogy were brilliant and, to be honest, surprised the heck out of me with how good they were. I’m excited to see how Dreamworks plans to wrap it all up with this one.
7 – Brightburn
What if Superman was evil? What if, while growing up and discovering his powers, he had no conscience and just reacted in ways that, let’s be honest, most kids would react in most given situations if they had the Man of Steel’s power set? The trailer for this movie makes it look intriguing and terrifying at the same time.
6 – It: Chapter Two
Uh… Did you see the first one? As remakes go, It was extremely well done, mixing nostalgia with a fantastic coming of age story. The killer clown almost took a back seat to the kids portraying the Losers’ Club. The casting for the adult version of the Losers is spot on and I’m looking forward to their final confrontation with Pennywise.
5 – Spider-Man: Far From Home
Now we get into the super-hero flicks. Homecoming gave us a really great look at the MCU version of Spider-Man. The sequel should be equally entertaining.
4 – Shazam!
It looks like Big, but told with a super-hero slant. I always liked Zachary Levi in Chuck. It will be interesting to see if he can carry a major motion picture.
3 – Captain Marvel
It’s kinda funny that Shazam! started out his comic book life known as Captain Marvel, but DC can’t call him that anymore. Because of this Captain Marvel. The MCU is giving us the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe and they’re setting it in the 90s. And it’s Brie Larson. What’s not to love?
2 – Avengers: Endgame
How do you follow up after the snap heard ‘round the universe in Infinity War? No one knows. Because they won’t tell us anything about this movie!
1 – Star Wars: Episode IX
Honestly, it was down to this or Avengers for the number one spot. I went with this because I’m really more excited about it than I am for the next Marvel team-up. Because this is supposed to be the culmination of 40 years of storytelling. J.J. Abrams is back to wrap up not just the sequel trilogy, but the entire Skywalker saga as we know it. I’m one of those who loved The Last Jedi and I’m really looking forward to seeing just how Abrams will tie everything together, including the prequels and the original trilogy. Plus, Lando’s coming back.
So, those are my picks. Some honorable mentions are: Glass, The Lego Movie 2: The Next Part, Pet Sematary, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Toy Story 4, Joker, Zombieland 2, and Frozen 2. And these are just the ones I know about. I’m sure there will be some indie films that are released that I’ll regret not even hearing about until others have seen them and become indignant when they find out I haven’t seen them yet. I’m a big geek. I know.
What movies are you looking forward to?