The Top 20 Movies We're Looking Forward to Most in 2020
The arrival of a new year means some big, new movies are also on the horizon, and we couldn't be more excited.
In 2020 we'll be getting fabulous Netflix rom-coms, epic superhero stories, sweet animated movies and everything in between—and we want to catch all of it. Keep reading to discover the 20 movies we can't wait to see in 2020.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You – Feb. 12, 2020
In the highly anticipated sequel to Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky have finally stopped pretending to date and start being a couple for real. At first, it seems that all of her dreams have come true, but when Lara Jean's junior high crush, John Ambrose, comes back into her life, she feels her heart pulled in two directions, faced with the toughest decision of her life.
The Kissing Booth 2 – Feb. 12, 2020
Can you believe we're getting two iconic Netflix rom-com sequels on the very same day? In this follow-up to The Kissing Booth, Elle and Noah's relationship is tested while he's on the other side of the country for college. Her jealousy grows as she discovers he might be spending time with another girl, while she's tempted by the cute new boy and school. We'll have to wait and see if their long-distance relationship is destined to survive.
Sonic the Hedgehog – Feb. 14, 2020
After the bizarrely animated original Sonic trailer became one of 2019's biggest meme inspirations, the character's entire aesthetic was reworked from scratch to recreate the adorable Sonic we've all come to know and love. When Sonic leaves his world and comes to Earth to escape an evil force trying to steal his power, he befriends a human named Tom and they team up to stop the diabolical Dr. Robotnik.
Onward – March 6, 2020
Pixar's Onward takes place in a mystical fairytale world that's lost its sense of enchantment thanks to advances in technology. It follows two brothers, Ian and Barley (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) who go on a quest to rediscover their world's magic in order to spend a day with the deceased father neither of them ever got the chance to know.
Stargirl – March 13, 2020
Based on the book of the same name, Stargirl tells the story of a high schooler named Leo who falls in love with a quirky an unusual outcast named Stargirl after she enters the 10th grade fresh from being homeschooled all her life. We can't wait to see romance bloom when the film premieres on Disney+.
Mulan – March 27, 2020
As obsessed as we are with Disney's animated Mulan film, we think this live-action, more historically accurate version will be even better. When her father is drafted into the China's Imperial Army, the determined Hua Mulan poses as a man to take his place, despite the harm that might befall her if she's found out. Mulan has always been one of our heroes, and we're prepared to love her even more.
The New Mutants – April 3, 2020
After a lot of delays, we're finally getting The New Mutants this spring, and we couldn't be more excited for it. This spooky horror film takes place in the X-Men universe, with a group of young powerful mutants being held in a hospital for rehabilitation. Of course, the place isn't what it initially seems, and the outcasts will have to band together to get out alive.
Trolls World Tour – April 17, 2020
In this sequel to the smash hit Trolls, Branch, Poppy and the rest of the gang are back to save their world yet again. When a group of outside trolls set out to destroy all music but rock, the heroes must unite the other five musical genre troll tribes—funk, country, techno, classical and pop—to ensure that the music never dies.
Black Widow – May 1, 2020
Taking place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow will finally reveal more of Natasha Romanoff's past and introduce us to some of the characters who were a pivotal part of her development. Expect action and intrigue in this superhero spy thriller.
Scoob! – May 15, 2020
Have you ever wondered how Scooby-Doo and the rest of the mystery gang came to be best friends? Scoob! finally answers that question with a heartfelt story and gorgeous animation, bringing them together with one huge mystery that will bring them together forever.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run – May 22, 2020
In SpongeBob's first computer-animated film Sponge on the Run, Gary is kidnapped by Poseiden, inspiring SpongeBob and Patrick to travel to the Lost City of Atlantic City to rescue him. There's yet another friendship origin story in Sponge on the Run, which reveals how SpongeBob and Gary met, and we can't wait to see how it unfolds with a unique new visual style.
Artemis Fowl – May 29, 2020
Adapted from a book series of the same name, Artemis Fowl follows the titular character, an unusually bright 12-year-old boy who comes from a family of criminal masterminds. After his father disappears, he uses his wits and unique skills to go up against magical forces and track his dad down.
Wonder Woman 1984 – June 4, 2020
After the first Wonder Woman film cemented Diana as one of our all-time favorite superheroes, there are few films we're more eager to see this year than this one. The '80s seem like the perfect backdrop for another epic Wonder Woman adventure, but our biggest question has to do with Steve Trevor and his miraculous reappearance.
Soul – June 19, 2020
Disney and Pixar's Soul follows a music teacher with a lifelong dream of becoming a performing jazz musician. Just when he finally gets the opportunity of a lifetime, he gets into an accident that transports his soul to an afterlife of sorts, where he must train a new soul and return to his body before he loses the chance forever. The movie looks like it's packed with a ton of heart, and we're excited to see it unfold.
Minions: The Rise of Gru – July 3, 2020
After the first Minions flick centered around the origin of the Minions themselves, this one will finally show us how they met their master, Gru. We're big fans of the Despicable Me series, and this prequel seems to be exactly what the franchise deserves.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – July 10, 2020
Ghostbusters: Afterlife looks like it's trying to do something entirely new with the series, and we're all about it. It's the story of Phoebe and Trevor, grandkids of original Ghostbuster Egon, who encounter wild supernatural phenomena after moving into their late grandfather's farm. Starring Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Paul Rudd, it boasts some awesome star power, and though it doesn't look like it'll be a laugh-out-loud comedy past Ghostbusters films, we're looking forward to it nonetheless.
Jungle Cruise – July 24, 2020
Another movie based on a Disneyland movie might sound like a bad idea, but the trailer (and star Dwayne Johnson) completely sell it for us. The film follows two scientists who enlist the help of a scheming riverboard captain to travel deep into the jungle to find the healing Tree of Life, and it looks to be exactly the adventure we've been yearning for.
The Witches– Oct. 9, 2020
Based on the same-named novel by Roald Dahl, The Witches follows a young boy who accidentally discovers a large group of witches while staying with his grandmother, only to get discovered and transformed into a mouse. Not only do we love the original book, but we also think Anne Hathaway will do an incredible job as the Grand High Witch.
Eternals – Nov. 6, 2020
The Eternals may not be Marvel's most popular or well-known band of super-powered beings, but that doesn't make us any less excited to see this movie. The Eternals are a race of immortal, almighty beings created by Celestials to protect the human race from evil immortals called Deviants, and we're looking forward to them quickly becoming a household name.
Chaos Walking – Release Date TBD
After getting delayed in 2019, we're crossing our fingers for the release of Chaos Walking in 2020. Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, the sci-fi film takes place in a world where it's believed that a disease killed all women and gave men the ability to hear the thoughts of people as well as animals. When Todd meets Viola, the first woman he's ever seen, he also discovers that she silences the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Together, they discover that their world isn't quite what it seems.
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