Movie fans, rejoice! There are a bunch of new films premiering soon, including a Top Gun sequel and a new Star Wars movie.

So, we're putting together our list of some of the best upcoming movies. We've included the latest trailers, too, 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


  • Release Date: 13 December 2020
  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie

This look behind the curtain of Fox News tells the story of the downfall of Robert Ailes, the creator of the network, from the women who stood up to him and his rampant sexual harassment behavior. 

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 returns 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 Miserables.


  • Release date: 25 December 2019
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Stars: Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden

Two World War I privates in the British Army have to travel deep behind enemy lines to stop 1,600 men from walking into an ambush. 

Little Women

  • Release date: 25 December 2019
  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet

The classic story of the March sisters is coming to the big screen just before the end of 2019 and features an all-star cast. 

Bad Boys 3

  • Release date: 17 January 2020
  • Director: Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi
  • Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Miami cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett for a third time as they team up to take down a vicious cartel leader.


  • Release date: 17 January 2020
  • Director: Stephen Gaghan
  • Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Emma Thompson, John Cena

Robert Downey Jr's first post-Iron Man appearance sees him take on the role of another famous character, Dr Dolittle, the veterinarian who can speak with animals.

Birds of Prey

  • Release date: 7 February 2020
  • Director: Cathy Yan
  • Stars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn leaves the Joker and joins up with a team of superpowered heroines to take down a villain known as Black Mask (played by Ewan McGregor).

Sonic The Hedgehog

  • Release date: 14 February 2020
  • Director(s): Jeff Fowler
  • Stars: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden

The first trailer for this film prompted a huge online backlash that led to a complete redesign of Sonic to make him look more like himself. The initial build had creepy human teeth, but those appear to be gone now.


  • Release date: 27 March 2020
  • Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
  • Stars: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jet Li

The latest live-action remake of one of the famous Disney cartoons will see Liu Yifei portray Mulan. Given the successes of previous live-action remakes from Disney, we'd expect Mulan to be one of the bigger releases of 2020.

No Time to Die

  • Release Date: 8 April 2020
  • Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes

Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, who has been recruited back from retirement to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Rami Malek plays a mysterious villain who seems to have a connection to Spectre and James Bond's past. 

Black Widow

  • Release Date: 1 May 2020
  • Director: Cate Shortland
  • Stars: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz

The next film in the MCU will take us back in time to see Natasha Romanov confront the ghosts from her upbringing in the Soviet Union while reuniting with her family.

Artemis Fowl

  • Release date: 29 May 2020
  • 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.

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. There are no other details to speak of at this point, not even a rough release date. 

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