Movie fans, rejoice! There is a tonne of new films coming soon, including a Top Gun sequel and a remake of Cats.

So, we're putting together our list of some of the best upcoming movies. We've also included the latest trailers to further whet your appetite. These films will hit cinemas (or streaming services) sometime this year or next year. Enjoy. 

Best upcoming movies in 2019 and beyond

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

  • Release date: 2 August 2019
  • Director(s): David Leitch
  • Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

The Rock, Jason Statham and now Idris Elba star in a spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise - what more do you need?

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling

  • Release date: 2 August 2019
  • Director(s): Joe Murray
  • Stars: Carlos Alazraqui Tom Kenny Mr. Lawrence Charlie Adler

Guess what, 90s kids? A Rocko's Modern Life movie is coming to Netflix, and of course, it's starring everyone's favourite wallaby. All the old characters will be back with the original voice actors, according to a press release from Nickelodeon.

Artemis Fowl

  • Release date: 9 August 2019
  • Director(s): Kenneth Branagh
  • Stars: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Judi Dench

Based on the science fiction novels by Eoin Colfer, Disney will be hoping this big-screen adaptation becomes its own Harry Potter series. Ferdia Shaw plays Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy and holds her to ransom to restore his family fortune.

Angel has Fallen

  • Release date: 23 August 2019
  • Director(s): Ric Roman Waugh
  • Stars: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte, and more

This film has Morgan Freeman playing the President of the United States (how awesome would that be?) and Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), wrongfully accused of his attempted murder. Things obviously get a bit bonkers as Banning is forced to prove his innocence and find the real threat before it's too late. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Release date: 14 August 2019
  • Director(s): Quentin Tarantino
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Tarantino's 9th and, reportedly, last major film is set in LA at the tail end of the 60s and stars an incredible cast. And, while there is plenty of the director's trademark clever wordplay and comedic banter on show, it will also deal with the darker undertones provided by the rise of Charles Manson and his murderous cult.

IT Chapter Two

  • US release date: 6 September 2019
  • Director(s): Andy Muschietti
  • Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgard

This follow-up to 2017’s IT takes place 30 years later with a cast of grown-ups that includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, among others, all of whom are out to get rid of Pennywise the evil clown (Bill Skarsgard) once and for all.

Downton Abbey

  • Release date: 13 September 2019
  • Director(s): Michael Engler
  • Stars: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern

The original Downton Abbey cast return for a big-screen version of the hugely successful TV show. It's hardly a genre film, like many others on this list, but Pocket-lint's editor loved the series so there you go.

Rambo: Last Blood

  • Release date: 20 September 2019
  • Director(s): Adrian Grunberg
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada

Stallone is back as Rambo in the fifth film in the series. This new one is set 11 years after the previous film, when John Rambo is forced to travel to Mexico to save his friend's kidnapped sister. Things get violent in a battle against the Mexican cartel. We're expecting plenty of explosions, gunfights and general badassery. 


  • Release date: 4 October 2019
  • Director(s): Todd Phillips
  • Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Batman's deadliest foe gets his film at last - an origin story with Joaquin Phoenix taking over the role. From what we've seen so far, it will be darker in tone than many comic book adaptations around, with The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver as clear inspirations. Not surprising as it also stars Robert De Niro and has Scorsese as an executive producer.

The Angry Birds Movie 2

  • Release date: 4 October 2019
  • Director(s): Thurop Van Orman
  • Stars: Peter Dinklage, Awkwafina, Bill Hader

The Angry Birds are back for their second big-screen outing, unsurprising considering how well received the first was. We especially love the tagline for this latest effort: "This summer, winter is coming" - undoubtedly a reference to the fact it now stars Tyrion Lannister himself, Peter Dinklage. It's worth noting, however, that the current listed UK release date of October is a long way from when it hits US theatres on 16 August.

Gemini Man

  • Release date: 11 October 2019
  • Director(s): Ang Lee
  • Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Theodora Miranne

Will Smith stars alongside, er, Will Smith as an older assassin faces a new foe - a younger, cloned version of himself.

Jay and Silent Bob reboot 

  • Release date: 15 October 2019
  • Director(s): Kevin Smith
  • Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and more

Warning, this trailer includes plenty of f-bombs and a whole lot of stars. Jay and Silent Bob are making a return to form this year with a whole cast of your favourite characters and plenty of antics too. We can't wait. 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

  • Release date: 18 October 2019
  • Director(s): Joachim Ronning
  • Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Angelina Jolie

Maleficent is a Disney’s live-action remake that tells the story of Sleeping Beauty - but through the eyes of its iconic villain.

Zombieland: Double Tap

  • Release date: 18 October 2019
  • Director(s): Ruben Fleischer
  • Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Luke Wilson

Oh boy Zombieland is making a return to the big screens. Perhaps the most humorous zombie movie to ever be released or certainly a favourite of ours anyway. Zombieland: Double Tap follows the motley crew on a hilarious journey through the zombie-filled wasteland of America, from the White House through to the heartland of the States. They're facing all sorts too - from new zombies, to human survivors as well as the trials and tribulations of their makeshift family. 

The Addams Family

  • Release date: 25 October 2019
  • Director(s): Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
  • Stars: Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac

Still creepy and kooky, but now fully animated, The Addams Family return to theatres with Charlize Theron taking on Morticia Addams' voice duties.

Terminator: Dark fate

  • US release date: 1 November 2019
  • Director(s): Tim Miller
  • Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Gabriel Luna

Deadpool director Tim Miller is reviving the Terminator franchise, and he's starting where the first two films in the series left off in the original timeline. With James Cameron is a producer, too, and both Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger have returned to star.

Frozen II

  • Release date: 22 November 2019
  • Director(s): Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Stars: Kristin Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

After the massive box office success of the first Frozen, Disney was never going to let it go! The sequel will reunite Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf for an all-new adventure - this time not based on an existing fairy tale.

Knives Out

  • Release date: 27 November 2019
  • Director(s): Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plummer

The acclaimed writer of Looper and The Last Jedi is paying tribute to Agatha Christie with this fun, modern-day murder mystery. When a renowned crime novelist is found dead after his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Everyone at the party is a suspect and you can imagine how that goes when they're all couped up together being investigated. 

Jumanji: The Next Level

  • Release date: 13 December 2019
  • Director(s): Scott Rosenberg
  • Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

A team of friends return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own. They must brave the jungle, desert, mountains, and dangerous animals, but instead of playing a board game this time around, they're of course in a video game.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • Release date: 19 December 2019
  • Director(s): JJ Abrams
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega

So the latest trilogy will come to an end. And is that the supposedly deceased Emperor's voice we hear at the end of the teaser trailer?


  • Release date:20 December 2019
  • Director(s): Tom Hooper
  • Stars: Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench

Cats is a British-American live-action/animated musical remake of the famous musical of the same name. Both are based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot. This rendition is directed by Tom Hooper, who also did 2012's Les Misérables.

Sonic The Hedgehog

  • Release date: 26 December 2019
  • Director(s): Jeff Fowler
  • Stars: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden

Due in November in the US, but not until December in the UK, the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has already garnered controversy for the character model shown in the first full trailer. Fans believed that the eyes are too small, and Sonic's human-like teeth were just darn scary. The backlash prompted director Jeff Fowler to tweet that the character design will change before the full release.

Top Gun: Maverick

  • Release date: 26 June 2020
  • Director(s): Joseph Kosinski
  • Stars: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm

In this long-overdue followup to the 1986 Top Gun, we see Tom Cruise return as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell to mentor a new generation of US Navy fighter pilots. He is a new flight instructor of the Top Gun school, guiding Goose's son to become a pilot as his father was.

Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends

  • Release date: October 2020/2021
  • Director(s): David Gordon Green
  • Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis and others

Banking on the "global fan enthusiasm" for the recent outing of the Halloween franchise, Universal Pictures has announced two more films, coming at the end of 2020 and 2021. Director David Gordon Green and star Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning for these new films - Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. There's a bit of a wait for these films, but fans should certainly get excited. 

Untitled The Walking Dead movie

The details are very thin on this one, but Universal Pictures has teased not one, but three Walking Dead films seeing the return of Rick Grimes, but only in theatres. There are no other details to speak of at this point, not even a rough release date.