The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

On the January 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to decide their 25 most anticipated movies of 2019, which will be later published on the site as a ranked list.

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Here is the initial list of movies that the /Film staff has collectively rounded up to work from to determine the top 25 most anticipated movies of 2019:

  • The Irishman
  • Us
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Pet Sematary
  • It: Chapter 2
  • Star Wars: Episode IX
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • Ad Astra
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Nightingale
  • Glass
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • John Wick: Chapter 3
  • The Rhythm Section
  • Joker
  • Knives Out
  • Captain Marvel
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Shazam
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Toy Story 4
  • The Lion King
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Men in Black International
  • Captive State
  • Cold Pursuit
  • Missing Link
  • Curse of La Llorona
  • Aladdin
  • Rocketman
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  • New Mutants
  • Shaft
  • Annabelle 3
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Zombieland 2
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark
  • Terminator 6
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Frozen 2
  • Jumanji “2”
  • Late Night
  • Chaos Walking
  • Lucy in the Sky
  • Dumbo
  • Hellboy
  • Hobbs and Shaw
  • The Kitchen
  • Gemini Man
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Uncut Gems
  • The Report
  • Missing Link
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Brightburn
  • The Dead Don’t Die
  • Midsommar
  • Flarsky
  • Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis Musical
  • Mainstream
  • Triple Frontier


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