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The Most Anticipated Movies of December 2018

Updated November 5, 2019 11.2k votes 1.1k voters 88.3k views30 items

List RulesVote up the most exciting December 2018 releases.

Each year, a variety of big films are released around the holidays, and this list of movies released in December 2018 includes some of the most anticipated films of the year. These movies coming out in December have the potential to be huge hits. Which movie are you most looking forward to seeing?

Good upcoming movies coming out in December 2018 include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Alita: Battle Angel, Mary Poppins Returns, and the Dick Cheney biopic Backseat

Vote up the most exciting 2018 December movies. If there are any 2018 December releases you feel are missing, feel free to add them to the list.

You can also check out these movies coming out in December 2019.

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    Aquaman
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    Aquaman

    December 21

    ActorsJason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

    Directed byJames Wan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

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    Welcome to Marwen
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    Welcome to Marwen

    December 21

    ActorsSteve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%

  • 3
    Mortal Engines
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    Mortal Engines

    December 14

    ActorsHera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Stephen Lang

    Directed byChristian Rivers

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 27%

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    Mary Poppins Returns
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    Mary Poppins Returns

    December 25

    ActorsEmily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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  • 5
    Holmes and Watson
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    Holmes and Watson

    December 25

    ActorsWill Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Lauren Lapkus, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald

    Directed byEtan Cohen

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 0%

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    Bumblebee
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    Bumblebee

    December 21

    ActorsHailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Rachel Crow, Pamela Adlon

    Directed byTravis Knight

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    December 14

    ActorsShameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

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    The Mule
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    The Mule

    December 14

    ActorsClint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

  • 9
    Mary Queen of Scots
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    Mary Queen of Scots

    December 7

    ActorsSaoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston

    Directed byJosie Rourke

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

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  • 10
    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
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    Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    December 9

    ActorsChristian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis

    Directed byAndy Serkis

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 58%

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    On the Basis of Sex
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    On the Basis of Sex

    December 25

    ActorsFelicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny

    Directed byMimi Leder

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  • 12
    They Shall Not Grow Old
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    They Shall Not Grow Old

    December 19

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

  • 13
    Stan & Ollie
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    Stan & Ollie

    December 28

    ActorsSteve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston

    Directed byJon S. Baird

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

  • 14
    Vice
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    voting closed at #14

    Vice

    December 25

    ActorsChristian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Bill Pullman

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

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    Second Act
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    Second Act

    December 21

    ActorsJennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%

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  • 16
    American Renegades
    5
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    American Renegades

    December 21

    ActorsSullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley, Alain Blazevic, Sylvia Hoeks, Joshua Henry

    Directed bySteven Quale

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 6%

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    All Is True
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    All Is True

    December 21

    ActorsKenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

  • 18
    Dumplin'
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    Dumplin'

    December 7

    ActorsJennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush, Luke Benward, Dove Cameron

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

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    Back Roads
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    Back Roads

    December 7

    ActorsAlex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Chiara Aurelia, Hala Finley

    Directed byAlex Pettyfer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

  • 20
    Asher
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    Asher

    December 7

    ActorsRon Perlman, Famke Janssen, Peter Facinelli, Nadine Velazquez, Richard Dreyfuss

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

  • 21
    Roma
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    Roma

    December 14

    ActorsYalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

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    Destroyer
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    Destroyer

    December 25

    ActorsNicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Sebastian Stan

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

  • 23
    Ben Is Back
    56
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    Ben Is Back

    December 7

    ActorsLucas Hedges, Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance

    Directed byPeter Hedges

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

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    Clara's Ghost
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    Clara's Ghost

    December 6

    ActorsPaula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Haley Joel Osment

    Directed byBridey Elliott

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

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    Bird Box
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    Bird Box

    December 21

    ActorsSandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, John Malkovich

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

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