2020 is looking like a great time for movies and this week on the podcast, Kevin and I sat down to discuss our most anticipated titles supposedly releasing this year. Here are 40 of the films we discussed on the show that we’re most excited for, in no particular order. Let us know in the comments what movies you’re most excited for this year!
Candyman (Nia DaCosta) | est. release date: June 12, 2020
A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film Candyman that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
Tenet (Christopher Nolan) | est. release July 17, 2020
An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution.
The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.
DUNE (Denis Villeneuve) | est. release December 20, 2020
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman) | Netflix sometime this year
An unexpected detour turns a couple’s road trip into a terrifying journey through their fragile psyches.
Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee)
A group of veterans from the Vietnam War return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.
Wendy (Benh Zeitlin) | release date: February 28, 2020
Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright) | est. release September 25, 2020
A young girl, passionate in fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
A Dim Valley (Brandon Colvin)
A curmudgeonly biologist and his stoner graduate students encounter a group of mysterious backpackers who disrupt their lives in beautiful and surprising ways.
Synchronic (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead)
Two New Orleans paramedics’ lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
Prisoners of a Ghostland (Sion Sono)
A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.
Bill & Ted Face the Music (Dean Parisot) | release date: August 21, 2020
Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu) | release date: February 28, 2020
A policeman is intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.
First Cow (Kelly Reichardt) | release date: March 6, 2020
A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Armando Iannucci) | release date: May 8, 2020
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hittman) | release date: March 13, 2020
An intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.
The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell) | release date: February 28, 2020
When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Saint Maud (Rose Glass) | release date: March 27, 2020
Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman) | release date: July 10, 2020
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
On The Rocks (Sophia Coppola)
A young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.
Coming 2 America (Craig Brewer)
Akeem must venture back to the States to find his long-lost son and apparent heir to the throne of Zamunda.
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell) | release date: April 17, 2020
A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against men who cross her path.
The Last Thing He Wanted (Dee Rees) | Netflix sometime this year
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break.
Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux) | March 20, 2020
A man’s obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.
Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
The main character of the film is a woman from Scotland, who, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.
The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson)
In the twilight of the 1950s, two youths seek the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended upon a town in New Mexico.
Halloween Kills (David Gordon Green) | release date: October 16, 2020
The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Possessor (Brandon Cronenberg)
Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
The Carnivores (Caleb Johnson)
Alice and Bret’s dog Harvey is dying, and he’s ruining everything. What had been a bright little family is quickly getting consumed by clouds of self-doubt, suspicion and a disturbing amount of ground beef.
BIOS (Miguel Sapochnik)
On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.
The Immortal Jellyfish (Dusty Bias)
Denny, an off-the-grid oddball who calls a nurse hot-line for help with his nasty “fire piss” problem. When a dying man washes ashore, Denny and nurse Linda get caught up in the drama and become madcap partners in crime-solving.
Kajillionaire (Miranda July)
A woman’s life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they’re planning.
Akelarre (Pablo Agüero)
A thriller set against the background of 1609-14 Inquisition trials of suspected witches which took place north and south of the France-Spain border and represented the single biggest drive by the Inquisition to eradicate witchcraft in the whole of its history.
Saw (Darren Lynn Bousman) | est. release May 15, 2020
Plot details kept under wraps. Described as a re-imagining of the horror film ‘Saw’.
Siberia (Abel Ferrara)
An exploration into the language of dreams.
Wonder Woman 1984 (Patty Jenkins) | release date: June 5, 2020
Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Mandibules (Quentin Dupieux)
Two simple-minded friends discover a giant fly in the trunk of a car and decide to domesticate it to earn money with it.
Tesla (Michael Almereyda)
The intriguing life of Nikola Tesla, as a young man in NYC.
Bloodshot (Dave Wilson) | March 13, 2020
Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers.
Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) | release date: January 24, 2020
A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.