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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019, Ranked 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated December 20, 2019 · 1:19pm PST 246.3k votes 19k voters 267.8k views 127 items
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Every year brings a plethora of new movies, and the most anticipated movies of 2019 are well on their way. From sequels to prequels, 2019 is sure to bring some great movies to the big screen, such as the next installment of everyone's favorite animation, Toy Story 4. As you can imagine, there are many upcoming superhero movies as well, such as the Avengers: Infinity War sequel and Captain Marvel

Of all the new movies coming out in 2019, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is sure to be one of the more highly anticipated films. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, the crime thriller is loosely based on the Manson Family murders. Other 2019 movies to watch for include Star Wars: Episode IX, M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, It: Chapter Two, Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, and Detective Pikachu. Also, Disney's live-action remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King are all being released in 2019.

Check out the full list of 2019 films below and vote up the ones you're most excited to see. You can also vote down any you think might flop, or you simply don't care about. 

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Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, + more

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%, average score 8.3

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more

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voting closed at #2 It: Chapter Two September 6

Actors: Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, + more

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Rotten Tomaotes score: 66%, average score 6.26

It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more

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voting closed at #10 The Lion King July 19

Actors: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, + more

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55%, average score 6.16

The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more

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voting closed at #3 Glass January 18

Actors: Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 36%, average score 5.1

Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb ...more

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voting closed at #3 June 21

Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Patricia Arquette, Laurie Metcalf, + more

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%, average score 8.4

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.

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voting closed at #10 October 18

Actors: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%, average score 6.13

Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse ...more

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voting closed at #8 Captain Marvel March 8

Actors: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, + more

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%, average score 6.8

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more

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voting closed at #7 October 4

Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, + more

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%, average score 7.3

Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics character. In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane, turning to a life ...more

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voting closed at #4 July 2

Actors: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, + more

Directed by: Jon Watts

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%, average score 7.5

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more

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voting closed at #4 July 26

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, + more

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%, average score 8.1

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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voting closed at #3 December 20

Actors: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran

Directed by: J. J. Abrams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%, average score 6.24

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) must stop Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) ...more

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voting closed at #12 May 17

Actors: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose, Ian McShane, Mark Dacascos, + more

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%, average score 7.47

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voting closed at #13 April 5

Actors: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, + more

Directed by: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%, average score 6.03

Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more

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Actors: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, + more

Directed by: André Øvredal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%, average score 6.32

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Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, + more

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%, average score 4.54

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Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%, average score 5.83

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Directed by: Neil Marshall

Rotten Tomatoes score: 15%, average score 3.61

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Directed by: Michael Dougherty

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%, average score 5.04

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Directed by: Tim Burton

Rotten Tomatoes score 49%, average score 5.6

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Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%, average score 4.51

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Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%, average score 5.31

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Directed by: Dean DeBlois

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%, average score 7.1

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Actors: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, + more

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%, average score 7.29

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Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%, average score 5.84

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Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%, average score 7 

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