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The Most Anticipated Movies of December 2019

Updated January 7, 2020 568 votes 100 voters 2.8k views24 items

List RulesVote up the movies being released in December 2019 that you can't wait to see.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Each year, a variety of big films are released around the holidays, and this list of movies released in December 2019 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 2019 include CatsJumanji: The Next Level, Little Women, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Vote up the most exciting 2019 December movies. If there are any 2019 December releases you feel are missing, feel free to add them to the list. 

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  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker1

    ActorsDaisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran

    Directed byJ. 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.... more on Wikipedia
  • Bombshell2
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    Bombshell

    December 20

    ActorsCharlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon

    Directed byJay Roach

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%, average score 6.73

    Bombshell is a 2019 American drama film directed by Jay Roach. Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron),... more on Wikipedia
  • Playmobil: The Movie3
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    17

    ActorsAnya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor

    Directed byLino DiSalvo

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 16%, average score 3.72

    Playmobil: The Movie is a 2019 computer animated adventure comedy film directed by Lino... more on Wikipedia
  • Cats4
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    Cats

    December 20

    ActorsJennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, James Corden

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%, average score 3.86

    Cats is a 2019 comedy-drama musical film directed by Tom Hooper. A tribe of cats called the... more on Wikipedia
  • Just Mercy5
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    Just Mercy

    December 25

    ActorsBrie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx

    Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%, average score 6.76

    Just Mercy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based... more on Wikipedia
  • Marriage Story6
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    Marriage Story

    December 6

    ActorsAdam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Merritt Wever

    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%, average score 8.99

    Marriage Story is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Baumbach. A stage director (Adam... more on Wikipedia
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire7

    ActorsNoémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

    Directed byCéline Sciamma

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%, average score 9.08

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire (a.k.a. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) is a 2019 French... more on Wikipedia
  • Clemency8
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    Clemency

    December 27

    ActorsAlfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks, Michael O'Neill, Richard Gunn

    Directed byChinonye Chukwu

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%, average score 7.68

    Clemency is a 2019 American drama film directed by Chinonye Chukwu. A Death Row prison warden,... more on Wikipedia
  • Little Women9
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    Little Women

    December 25

    ActorsSaoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen

    Directed byGreta Gerwig

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%, average score 8.64

    Little Women is a 2019 American drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Aeronauts10
    5
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    The Aeronauts

    December 6

    ActorsEddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel, Vincent Perez

    Directed byTom Harper

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%, average score 6.41

    The Aeronauts is a 2019 independent biographical action-adventure film directed by Tom Harper.... more on Wikipedia
  • A Million Little Pieces11

    ActorsAaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Odessa Young, Giovanni Ribisi, Juliette Lewis

    Directed bySam Taylor-Johnson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 28%, average score 5.02

    A Million Little Pieces is a 2019 American drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • 6 Underground12
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    6 Underground

    December 13

    ActorsRyan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%, average score 4.63

    6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan... more on Wikipedia
  • Ip Man 4 The Finale13
    1
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    ActorsScott Adkins, Donnie Yen, Kwok-Kwan Chan

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%, average score 6.52

    Ip Man 4: The Finale is a 2019 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Isn't Real14
    5
    4

    ActorsMiles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks

    Directed byAdam Egypt Mortimer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%, average score 7.2

    Daniel Isn't Real is a 2019 American horror, thriller film directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Little Joe15
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    Little Joe

    December 6

    ActorsEmily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, David Wilmot

    Directed byJessica Hausner

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%, average score 6.28

    Little Joe is a 2019 British-Austrian drama film directed by Jessica Hausner. Alice Woodard... more on Wikipedia
  • A Hidden Life16
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    A Hidden Life

    December 13

    ActorsAugust Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jürgen Prochnow

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%, average score 7.55

    A Hidden Life is a 2019 historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. An... more on Wikipedia
  • 191717
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    1917

    December 25

    ActorsGeorge MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%, average score 8.45

    1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with... more on Wikipedia
  • After She Wakes18
    4
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    After She Wakes

    December 13

    ActorsConrad Goode, Nicola Lambo, Hannah Ward

    Directed byDavid Arthur Clark

    Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A, average score n/a

    After She Wakes is a 2019 American horror-thriller film directed by David Arthur Clark. After... more on Wikipedia
  • Uncut Gems19
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    Uncut Gems

    December 25

    ActorsAdam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Judd Hirsch, Eric Bogosian

    Directed byJosh Safdie, Benny Safdie

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%, average score 8.36

    Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Howard... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Jewell20
    5
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    Richard Jewell

    December 13

    ActorsOlivia Wilde, Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%, average score 6.76

    Richard Jewell is a 2019 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on an article... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Christmas21
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    Black Christmas

    December 13

    ActorsImogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady, Lily Donoghue, Caleb Eberhardt

    Directed bySophia Takal

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%, average score 4.38

    Black Christmas is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, based on the 1974... more on Wikipedia
  • The Wolf Hour22
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    The Wolf Hour

    December 6

    ActorsNaomi Watts, Jennifer Ehle, Emory Cohen

    Directed byAlistair Banks Griffin

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%, average score 5.6

    The Wolf Hour is a 2019 thriller drama film directed by Alistair Banks Griffin. A former... more on Wikipedia
  • Jumanji: The Next Level23

    ActorsDwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas

    Directed byJake Kasdan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%, average score 6.01

    Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake... more on Wikipedia
  • Spies in Disguise24
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    ActorsWill Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones

    Directed byNick Bruno, Troy Quane

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%, average score 6.48

    Spies in Disguise is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated spy and buddy comedy film directed... more on Wikipedia