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The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020 

Jason Bancroft
Updated April 5, 2020 32.4k votes 2.4k voters 29.8k views 130 items

List Rules Only movies with a 2020 release date.

The future looks for bright for Hollywood as we rank the best upcoming movies of 2020. From long-awaited sequels to exciting reimaginings, this list of 2020 films features female-led superhero movies (including Birds of Prey, Black Widow, and Wonder Woman 1984), Disney live-action remakes (Mulan), and the returns of beloved characters from the past (Bill & Ted Face the Music).

Other good movies coming out in 2020 include Bad Boys for Life, Godzilla vs. Kong, Onward, and the 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die.

Vote up the 2020 movies you're most excited for, and add any highly anticipated 2020 film releases missing from the list.

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Bill & Ted Face the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
August 21

Actors: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, + more

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Bill & Ted Face the Music is a 2020 American science fiction comedy film directed by Dean Parisot, and the third film in the Bill & Ted franchise and a sequel to Bill & Ted's ...more
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August 14

Actors: Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman 1984 is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the ...more
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November 25

Actors: Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga

No Time to Die is a 2020 spy film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service when his friend ...more
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November 6

Actors: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O. T. Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz

Directed by: Cate Shortland

Black Widow is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Cate Shortland, based on the Marvel Comics character. The film centers on Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) right after the events ...more
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July 17

Actors: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, + more

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Tenet is a 2020 action thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.
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Venom 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
October 2

Actors: Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Naomie Harris

Directed by: Andy Serkis

Venom 2 is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Andy Serkis, based on the Marvel Comics character Venom.
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July 24

Actors: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, + more

Directed by: Niki Caro

Mulan is a 2020 drama adventure film directed by Niki Caro, based on the Chinese legend. A young Chinese maiden (Liu Yifei) disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
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Dune is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
December 18

Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, + more

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Dune is a 2020 epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) travels to the ...more
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September 25

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Candyman is a 2020 horror film directed by Nia DeCosta, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker.
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Godzilla vs. Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
November 20

Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, + more

Directed by: Adam Wingard

Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2020 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard, and the sequel to the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong ...more
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September 4

Actors: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

Directed by: John Krasinski

A Quiet Place: Part II is a 2020 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, it is a sequel to A Quiet Place (2018).
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September 18

Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, + more

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

The King’s Man is a 2020 action comedy film directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, it is a prequel to the Kingsman film series and loosely based on the comic book series Kingsman.
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December 23

Actors: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, + more

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Top Gun: Maverick is a 2020 American military action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski, and the sequel to the 1986 film.
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June 19

Directed by: Pete Docter

Soul is a 2020 American computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama adventure film directed by Pete Docter. A journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms, discovering the answers ...more
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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
October 9

Actors: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

The Witches is a 2020 American dark fantasy horror comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on the novel by Roald Dahl. A little boy stumbles across a conference of witches while staying ...more
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Fear Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
Fear Street June

Actors: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Gillian Jacobs, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Directed by: Leigh Janiak

Fear Street is a 2020 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1994, a group of teenagers find out that the terrifying events that have ...more
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In the Heights TBD

Actors: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, + more

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

In the Heights is an 2020 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. A bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) ...more
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The Secret Garden TBD

Actors: Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters

Directed by: Marc Munden

The Secret Garden is an upcoming fantasy film directed by Marc Munden, based on the novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is sent to ...more
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May 29

Actors: Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, Hong Chau, Judi Dench, Lara McDonnell, + more

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Artemis Fowl is a 2020 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the book series by Eoin Colfer. After kidnapping the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short (Lara ...more
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Last Night in Soho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
September 25

Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Last Night in Soho is a 2020 psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright. A young girl, passionate in fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, but time seems to fall apart ...more
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voting closed at #13 February 7

Actors: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Ewan McGregor, + more

Directed by: Cathy Yan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%, average score 6.5

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 superhero film directed by Cathy Yan, based on the DC Comics superhero team. After splitting up with The Joker, ...more
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Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
Death on the Nile October 9

Actors: Kenneth Branagh

Directed by: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening

Death on the Nile is a 2020 American crime thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie and a sequel to 2017's Murder on the Orient ...more
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Legally Blonde 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
TBD

Actors: Reese Witherspoon

Directed by: Rob Greenberg

Legally Blonde 3 is a 2020 comedy film, and the third film in the series.
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Halloween Kills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
October 16

Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Halloween Kills is a 2020 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green.
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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020
December 18

Actors: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, + more

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

West Side Story is a 2020 American romantic musical film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Broadway musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Teenagers Tony (Ansel Elgort) and ...more