2018 was a great year for movies with plenty of amazing titles for each genre. It had many extremely well done dramas, such as BlacKkKlansman, as well as some great action flicks like Mission Impossible Fallout. It also featured another great year for horror movies with titles like A Quiet Place and Hereditary, and with movies like these it only leaves people wondering what films 2019 as to offer. This is why we will be taking a look at what myself and others consider to be the most anticipated titles of this year.
8. Toy Story 4
Genre: Animation/ Comedy
Release Date: June 21st
Cast: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, and more.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, along with new cast members such as Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, and Keegan-Micheal Key, return once again for the fourth installment in the Toy Story film series.
According to IMDb the plot features a new toy called "Forky" who joins Woody and the gang on a road trip. This journey will feature old and new friends and reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Tom Hanks has also said that the final scene to the movie will go down in film history, leaving the fans excited, and very curious, as to how the movie will top the third's ending.
7. Velvet Buzzsaw
Genre: Drama/ Mystery
Release Date: February 1st on Netflix
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalia Dyer, John Malkovich, and more.
Filmmaker Dan Gilroy, director of 2014's unforgettable Nightcrawler, and Jake Gyllenhaal join forces again to produce what seems to be another promising film titled Velvet Buzzsaw. Not only does the trailer for thriller look amazing, but the movie also managed to land its way into the Sundance Film Festival.
The film's plot goes as follows, “After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.”
The movie is certainly intriguing, especially if it will be similar to Nightcrawler, and it is definitely exciting to see Dan Gilroy's working with Gyllenhaal again.
6. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Genre: Drama/ Thriller
Release Date: July 26th
Cast: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.
Fans of Quentin Tarantino have been dying to see what the director has in store next for the world with his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Since we have no trailer yet it is still hard to see what he has in mind, however we do know some smaller details about the movie.
Tarantino's ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will give audiences a look at what Hollywood was like in 1969. The cast includes legendary actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino. However the thing that has people talking the most is the backdrop of the film, which will cover the extremely controversial and shocking Manson Murders.
Tarantino has also compared it to his second directorial debut Pulp Fiction, saying that this is the closest he has done to the 1994 film.
5. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Genre: Animation/ Comedy
Release Date: February 8th
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and more.
After four years, as well as two spin-off movies, we finally get a sequel to the beloved Lego Movie that came out in 2014. In this installment we get to see Chris Miller and Phil Lord, directors of the first film, return once more to help write its sequel.
The movie will take place five years after the first one and has them facing a far less menacing, but just as dangerous, threat. This time they must face LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer-space that turned their city into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, causing the heroes to seek help from unexplored and new worlds.
4. Star Wars: Episode 9
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Action
Release Date: December 20th
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and more.
Since 1977 Star Wars has shocked the world with plenty of space adventures spanning across many decades. However, like all great things, it will soon come to an end with the conclusion of Star Wars: Episode 9.
J.J. Abrams, director of The Force Awakens, will be stepping back in the director chair once again to finish the series. Star Wars: Episode 9 will take place sometime after The Last Jedi and is going to conclude the Skywalker saga. It has also been said to revisit places and characters from the past films, and the ending will tie all of the movies together.
This does not mark the end for Star Wars content however, as spin-off movies and television shows will continue to be made in the following years to come.
3. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Genre: Action/ Thriller
Release Date: May 17th
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, and more.
John Wick Chapters 1 and 2 were international successes and held in regards as some of the best action movies ever made. This made it no surprise that a third installment would be made to continue the story, and luckily for fans we now have our first look with the official trailer.
John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum is the third movie in the John Wick series and has us follow the legendary assassin once again. After killing a fellow member of the international assassins guild, John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, has a 14 million dollar bounty placed on his head and must fight for his life in order to escape New York alive.
It is certainly a treat to have a third movie in the works, and if it is as good as either of the first two this has the potential to be one of the best trilogies in film history.
Genre: Thriller/ Mystery
Release Date: March 22nd
Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and more.
In 2017 we got our first look at Jordan Peele's mystery thriller Get Out, which came out of nowhere and surprised the world. It was his first directorial debut and he truly showed what he is capable of doing when put behind the camera. After a hit like this people could only wonder what Jordan had in store for us next, and it appears we finally have an answer.
Fast forward two years and we now have our first look at Jordan Peele's Us, which is his next project in the works. Not much is known at the moment about the overall plot of the movie, but we do get a glimpse at the horror he has in store with the official trailer.
The movie follows a girl named Adelaide Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong'o, whose family is attacked one night by a group of four people wearing masks. After their home is forcefully entered the group of four remove their masks revealing that they are the Wilson families doppelgängers. Chaos ensues as the Wilsons must now fight their mysterious twins in order to survive and save themselves.
1. Avengers Endgame
Genre: Action/ Fantasy
Release Date: April 26th
Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and more.
When it comes to Marvel movies everyone knows that they never fail to make an impression at the box office. 2018's Avengers Infinity War was not only a critical success, but received over two billion dollars world wide. After numbers like that it is clear that the age of superhero movies is at its peak, and Avengers Endgame promises an epic conclusion for their heroes.
As of now all we know is that Avengers Endgame will be Marvel's big finale for the first era of super-heroes movies. This means that bigger name heroes, like Iron Man and Captain American, will step down and allow new characters, such as Spider-Man and Black Panther, to take the spotlight.
Endgame will also help explain any unanswered questions left from Infinity War, and will feature the return of characters and places from previous movies. Aside from smaller details like these nothing else is certain about the movies plot at the moment.