Writer’s Room: Our 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

On the January 15, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to narrow down their 25 most anticipated movies of 2020.


Opening Banter: Let’s close the book on 2019 and look ahead to the rest of 2020!


In this Edition of The Writer’s Room:

  • What are our 25 most anticipated movies of 2020?


Here is the initial list of films we began with:


Universal Support - 6 votes


A Quiet Place Part II - JH, CE, B, HB, PS, BP

Wonder Woman 1984 - JH, CE, B, HB, PS, BP

In the Heights - JH, CE, B, HB, PS, BP

Tenet - JH, CE, B, HB, PS, BP

Last Night in Soho - JH, CE, HB, B, PS, BP

West Side Story - JH, CE, B, HB, PS, BP

Dune - JH, CE, HB, B, PS, BP

The French Dispatch - JH, CE, HB, B, PS, BP


Strong Support - 5 votes


Soul - JH, CE, B, HB, PS

Mank - JH, CE, HB, B, BP


Good Support - 4 votes


Eternals - JH, B, HB, PS

No Time to Die - JH, CE, B, BP

Death on the Nile - JH, CE, HB, BP

Rebecca - JH, CE, HB, BP


Some Support - 3 votes


Black Widow - JH, B, HB

The Invisible Man - JH, CE, B

Bill and Ted Face the Music - JH, B, HB

Halloween Kills - JH, CE, B

Raya and the Last Dragon - JH, B, PS

Antlers - JH, CE, HB

Birds of Prey - CE, HB, BP

Antebellum - CE, HB, BP


Small Support - 2 votes


Candyman - JH, CE

Malignant - JH, CE

Jungle Cruise - JH, PS

On the Rocks - CE, B

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - B, PS

The Personal History of David Copperfield - HB, B

The Turning - CE, HB

I’m Thinking of Ending Things - CE, BP 

Top Gun: Maverick - B, BP

Coming 2 America - B, PS

Fast and Furious 9 PS, BP


Outliers - 1 vote


Saint Maud - JH 

Escape Room 2 - JH

Gretel and Hansel - CE

The Many Saints of Newark - CE 

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - CE 

Free Guy - B

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - B

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana - B

Emma - HB

Mulan - HB

Promising Young Woman - HB

Minari - HB

Chaos Walking - PS

Godzilla vs Kong - PS

The Way Back - PS

Boss Level - PS

The Witches - PS


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