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2019 Movies

The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019)

April 26, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the surviving heroes look to regroup and devise a plan to defeat Thanos once and for all.

This is the 22nd installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and direct sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, which ended with Thanos collecting the six Infinity Stones and wiping out half of the universe's population. Endgame serves as the culmination of the MCU's first three phases before the franchise heads off in new directions with characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel leading the charge.

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Captain Marvel (2019)

March 8, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Set in 1995, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

This is the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was announced back in October 2014 and then the pieces fell into place. Brie Larson was cast in the titular role in 2016, a reveal that took place during Marvel's Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. Principal photography started in March 2018 and ran until July of that year. The character of Captain Marvel was teased during the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, hinting at her importance in the franchise moving forward.

Carol Danvers made her first appearance in comics in March 1968.

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Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

December 20, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Plot details are currently unknown.

This is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and will serve as the culmination of the Skywalker saga. Jurassic World helmsman Colin Trevorrow was originally named director back in 2015 when the film first entered development, but he parted ways with Lucasfilm due to creative differences over the script. In September 2017, Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams signed on to finish what he started.

In July 2018, Lucasfilm officially announced the film's cast, which primarily consists of returning stars from Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Newcomers include Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie. Filming started in August 2018.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

July 2, 2019
PG-13
Action, Comedy, Adventure

Peter Parker and his friends go on summer vacation to Europe, where Peter finds himself trying to save his friends against a villain known as Mysterio.

This is the sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and the second solo outing for the character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The project was officially dated in 2016, months before Homecoming opened in theaters. Director Jon Watts signed on to helm in December 2017. After the supporting cast rounded into shape, principal photography began in July 2018 and ran through October of that year.

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Shazam! (2019)

April 5, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

The film was officially confirmed in 2014 when Warner Bros. announced an entire slate of DC films. Shazam is part of the DC Extended Universe franchise, though it's been noted connections with other installments will be minimal. The plan originally called for Dwayne Johnson to portray Black Adam, but he instead is going to headline his own solo film. In 2017, the Shazam creative team fell into place, with David F. Sandberg directing and Zachary Levi starring. Production started in January 2018 and wrapped in May of that year.

Shazam, previously known as Captain Marvel, made his comics debut in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

June 7, 2019
PG-13
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

This film is a continuation of the rebooted X-Men film series that began with 2011's X-Men: First Class. It's a direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse, which first introduced new versions of characters like Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm. Similar to the other installments, Dark Phoenix is a period piece that takes place in the 1990s - continuing the trend of each X-Men film taking place in a different decade. Director Simon Kinberg is making his debut with the movie. Production started in June 2017 and wrapped October of that year.

Dark Phoenix was originally scheduled for release in November 2018, but was pushed back as Fox reorganized their lineup.

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Dark Phoenix Trailer


Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

May 31, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

This is the latest installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse and is the sequel to 2014's Godzilla. It was officially announced by the studio after the first film opened in theaters, and the expectation was director Gareth Edwards would return. Edwards departed the project in 2016 and Mike Dougherty was hired as a replacement in 2017. Production on the film ran from June - September 2017.

The movie was originally planned for release in June 2018, but Warner Bros. pushed it back to 2019.

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The Lion King (2019)

July 19, 2019
PG
Drama, Adventure, Family

A lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities. This is a 3D/live-action reimagining of the 1994 animated classic.

This film was announced in 2016, following the tremendous success of director Jon Favreau's Jungle Book retelling. The star-studded cast assembled throughout 2017, before production started that summer. After scoring the original animated movie, Hans Zimmer returns to compose the music and Elton John's music will also be incorporated. The new Lion King is said to feature four songs from the animated version, including "The Circle of Life" and "Hakuna Matata".

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Hellboy (2019)

April 12, 2019
R
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Hellboy is a comic book character created by Mignolia, who made his first appearance in 1993's San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 before receiving a regularly published series published by Dark Horse. His powers include superhuman strength, high levels of endurance, resistance to injury, and a healing factor that makes him immune to all diseases. Hellboy can also understand ancient languages and has a utility belt with numerous tools and weapons. He ages differently from humans, with most stories portraying him between 6 and 10 human years old.

Guillermo del Toro originally brought Hellboy to the big screen with Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army starring Ron Perlman as the titular hero, which were released in 2004 and 2008, respectively. While both received positive reviews, they had underwhelming performances at the box office, hurting the chances of a third installment ever being made. After years of speculation and hope from fans, del Toro finally put an end to the talks by saying a Hellboy 3 (which would have been the biggest of the trilogy) wasn't going to happen. This opened the door for a cinematic reboot, which features Stranger Things' David Harbour as Hellboy.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

June 21, 2019
G
Comedy, Adventure, Animation

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

This is the sequel to Toy Story 3, which was released in 2010. Toy Story 4 was first confirmed in 2014, when John Lasseter was set to co-direct. Since that original announcement, the film has gone through numerous changes behind the scenes, with Josh Cooley being named solo director and the script being substantially rewritten. At one point, the narrative was supposed to follow Woody and Buzz Lightyear on a quest to find Bo Peep.

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Joker (2019)

October 4, 2019
R
Crime, Drama, Thriller

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

The film first entered development in late 2017, with Warner Bros. confirming that it would be part of a new line of films separate from the already established DC Extended Universe. With Martin Scorsese as producer, originally Leonardo DiCaprio was eyed for the role, but Joaquin Phoenix landed the part. The Hangover director Todd Phillips will call the shots, conceiving Joker as a gritty origin story that depicts the Joker's days as a failed comedian.

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Aladdin (2019)

May 24, 2019
PG
Comedy, Adventure, Family

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

This is the latest in Disney's growing line of live-action remakes of their animated classics. It was officially confirmed to be in development in 2016, when Guy Ritchie was announced as director. Principal photography began in September 2017 and ran until January 2018.

The original Aladdin was released in 1992 and grossed $217.3 million at the domestic box office. It won two Oscars, including Best Original Song for "A Whole New World."

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IT Chapter Two (2019)

September 6, 2019
R
Thriller, Horror

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT CHAPTER TWO” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

This is the sequel to 2017's massive horror hit, IT, which broke box office records during its run. After the filmmakers spent time discussing the project prior to the first film's release, Chapter Two started to move forward in 2018 with the casting of the grown-up Losers' Club. Filming began in June 2018 and wrapped in October of that year.

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Detective Pikachu (2019)

May 10, 2019
PG
Animation, Family, Fantasy

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

This is a live-action film set within the Pokémon franchise, which has been popular since the 1990s. There previously have been several animated movies based on the property. Detective Pikachu entered development in 2016, shortly after mobile game Pokémon Go became a sensation. Director Rob Letterman signed on to helm in November of that year and the cast rounded into shape during 2017. The film started principal photography in January 2018 and ran until May of that year.

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

November 1, 2019
Not Yet Rated
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

This continuation of the Terminator franchise will serve as a direct sequel to T2: Judgment Day and ignore the events of the other three Terminator sequels.

Following Terminator: Genisys' failed attempt to launch a new trilogy in the franchise, the rights reverted back to James Cameron, who decided to spearhead a reboot as producer. In 2017, original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton were confirmed to return in their iconic roles. Once the cast was set, production began in 2018 and wrapped in November of that year.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

May 17, 2019
R
Action

Super-Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

This is the third installment of the John Wick franchise, which revitalized Keanu Reeves' career as an action star. The original film was released in 2014 and gained a cult following due to its intricate world-building and stunning set pieces. Due to the film's moderate budget, John Wick was successful commercially, earning $88.7 million at the worldwide box office. A sequel was released in 2017 and was an even bigger hit, earning $171.5 million globally. It too was critically acclaimed, setting the stage for an explosive trilogy finale. John Wick is now a multi-media franchise with comic books and a virtual-reality experience.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

July 26, 2019
R
Drama, Comedy

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor... Sharon Tate.

This is the ninth feature film from Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino and his first since 2015's The Hateful Eight. Initially, it was reported it would focus on the infamous Charles Manson murders, but that element is more of a background aspect, as Tarantino revealed it is set in 1969 Hollywood and is more of an overview of that era. It marks the first time Tarantino is not working with The Weinstein Company, which he parted ways with following Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal.

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

August 2, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure

Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal agent Luke Hobbs and former-British military turned mercenary Deckard Shaw must join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from the cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist known as Brixton.

The project was confirmed shortly after The Fate of the Furious was released in theaters in April 2017. Fate of the Furious originally included a post-credits scene that set the stage for the Hobbs/Shaw spinoff, but it was ultimately dropped from the film's theatrical release. Principal photography began in September 2018.

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Alita Battle Angel (2019)

February 14, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Romance

An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

This film is based on the manga Gunnm, which is also known as Battle Angel Alita. It was first announced in 2003, but soon entered development hell as producer James Cameron began work on AvatarAlita didn't pick up steam again until 2016, when it was announced Robert Rodriguez would direct the film. Production began in October 2016 and ran through February 2017.

Alita has gone through multiple release date changes. It was initially scheduled for July 2018, and then December 2018 before Fox settled on the February 2019 window.

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Child's Play (2019)

June 21, 2019
R
Horror

A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

This is a reboot of the classic Child's Play horror franchise, which features the killer Chucky doll. The property first launched with the original film in 1988 and spawned several sequels, comic books, shorts, and a video game. The last released movie was The Cult of Chucky in 2017. The reboot was officially announced in 2018.