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The Most Anticipated Movies of Winter 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated April 24, 2019 670 votes 135 voters 5.1k views 39 items

List Rules Only 2019 films released from January 1 to March 15.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

What better way to beat the cold than hitting the theater for all the winter movies dropping in 2019? Whether you're a fan of action-packed thrillers or you're more of a comedy fan, there's certainly a flick for everyone. So, take some of that Christmas cash you've been holding onto and grab a seat for the best movies of winter 2019.

Making it to the silver screen just before spring, Captain Marvel has got to be one of the most anticipated films coming in 2019. It has a strong female lead; it's a superhero movie; and it's sure to offer plenty of action. For the romcom fans out there, winter 2019 brings What Men Want to the table, which could make for a great date night movie. Kids can look forward to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, while sci-fi lovers won't want to miss Alita: Battle Angel. In short, there's a long list of awesome 2019 winter movies—but which one are you most excited for?

Check out all the movies winter 2019 has to offer below and vote up the new films you're most excited to see.

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voting closed at #1 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

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Directed by: Dean DeBlois

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%, average score 7.1

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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voting closed at #3 February 8

Actors: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Channing Tatum, + more

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%, average score 7

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 3D computer-animated space action musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. Now a Master Builder, life for Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) is ...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

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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%,  average score 6

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Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%, average score 5.2

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Directed by: Neil Burger

Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%, average score 5.2

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voting closed at #9 January 11

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Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%, average score 5.3

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voting closed at #13 January 4

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Directed by: Adam Robitel

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%, average score 5.3

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voting closed at #20 January 4

Actors: Luke Evans, Katherine Waterston, Michael Shannon, Mark O'Brien, Carlo Rota, + more

Directed by: Meredith Danluck

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%, average score 5.3

State Like Sleep is a 2019 American drama film directed by Meredith Danluck. A woman (Katherine Waterston) grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits ...more
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voting closed at #13 January 25

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Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%, average score 3.2

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Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%, average score 6.1

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voting closed at #16 February 14

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Directed by: Christopher B. Landon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%, average score 5.9

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voting closed at #19 January 18

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Directed by: Jonathan Helpert

Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%, average rating 5.2

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Directed by: Joe Penna

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%, average score 6.3

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Directed by: Adam Shankman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 48%, average score 5.1

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%, average score 5.3

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Rotten Tomatoes score: 9%, average score 2.9

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