Top 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

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1. First Cow
Release: March 6th, 2020
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois
Premise: A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business.


2. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Release: March 13th, 2020
Director: Eliza Hittman
Starring: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten
Premise: Two teenage cousins from Pennsylvania embark on a journey to New York City following an unplanned pregnancy.


3. Mulan
Release: March 27th, 2020
Director: Niki Caro
Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li
Premise: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan.’


4. Promising Young Woman
Release: April 17th, 2020
Director: Emerald Fennell
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton
Premise: Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman, until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she is living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past.


5. Antebellum
Release: April 24th, 2020
Director: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz
Starring: Janelle Monae, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston
Premise: Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

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6. Black Widow
Release: May 1st, 2020
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz
Premise: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.


7. The Green Knight
Release: May 29th, 2020
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Ralph Ineson
Premise: A fantasy adventure based on the Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic green-skinned stranger.


8. Wonder Woman 1984
Release: June 5th, 2020
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal
Premise: In 1984, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes: Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, while reuniting with her past love Steve Trevor.

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9. The King of Staten Island
Release: June 19th, 2020
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Pamela Adlon
Premise: A semi-autobiographical comedy-drama about Pete Davidson growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand up comedy.


10. Soul
Release: June 19th, 2020
Director: Pete Docter
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove
Premise: A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.


11. Tenet
Release: July 17th, 2020
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: John David Washington, Robert pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki
Premise: A secret agent is tasked with preventing World War III through time travel.


12. The French Dispatch
Release: July 24th, 2020
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffery Wright, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Saoirse Ronan
Premise: 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.


13. Zola
Release: Summer 2020
Director: Janicza Bravo
Starring: Riley Keough, Nicholas Bruan, Ari’el Stachel, Colman DOmingo, Jason Mitchell, Taylour Paige
Premise: A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

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14. Last Night in Soho
Release: September 25th, 2020
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy
Premise: A young girl, passionate about 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.


15. The Trial of the Chicago 7
Release: September 25th, 2020
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Sasha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yaha Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Premise: Based on the story of the Chicago Seven, a group of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War and counterculture protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois, on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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16. Happiest Season
Release: November 25th, 2020
Director: Clea DuVall
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Dan Levy, Aubrey Plaza
Premise: A young woman plans to propose marriage to her girlfriend while attending her family’s annual holiday party. At the party, she realizes her girlfriend hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet.

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17. No Time To Die
Release: November 25th, 2020
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas
Premise: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.


18. Dune
Release: December 18th, 2020
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa
Premise: 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.


19. The Last Duel
Release: December 25th, 2020
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Jodie Cormer
Premise: Former best friends Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris are ordered to fight to the death after Carrouges accuses Le Gris of raping his wife in 14th-century France.


20. News of the World
Release: December 25th, 2020
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks
Premise: A travelling newsreader is tasked with bringing an orphaned girl to her living relatives in the aftermath of the American Civil War.


21. After Yang
Release: TBA 2020
Director: Kogonada
Starring: Colin Farrell, Haley Lu Richardson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin Min
Premise: In a world where robotic children are purchased as live-in babysitters, a father and daughter attempt to save the life of their robotic family member, Yang, who has become unresponsive.


22. Da 5 Bloods
Release: TBA 2020
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Jonathan Majors
Premise: Four African American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.


23. The Father
Release: TBA 2020
Director: Florian Zeller
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Olivia Williams, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots
Premise: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.


24. Mank
Release: TBA 2020
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins
Premise: The story centers around the work of Herman J. Mankiewicz as he wrote Citizen Kane and the problems that arose during it.


25. Nomadland
Release: TBA 2020
Director: Chloé Zhao
Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn
Premise: A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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