Movies Coming Out in 2020: A Guide to the Biggest Film Releases

Obviously you’re just putting the holidays behind you and getting ready to enter the new decade of the 2020s — how is that even possible? — but Hollywood is wasting no time pulling out all the stops to ensure that you keep coming to theaters to experience a wide variety of movies on the big screen. And what they’ve got in store for us — as you’ll see from the guide that follows — is pretty impressive, offering up a combination of new characters and stories and old favorites.

Looking to have the bejeezus scared out of you? Maybe you want to check out the remake of The Grudge, Kristen Stewart’s deep sea horror film Underwater, the all-new sequel to A Quiet Place or new takes on Halloween and Candyman, among others. Want to revisit old friends? Check out Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the newest chapter of Bad Boys, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey, Mulan (who goes from animated heroine to live action), James Bond’s 25th big screen adventure, the action-packed “family” of Fast & Furious, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick and the return of the original Ghostbusters.

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Maybe you’re a superhero fan and wondering what’s on the horizon since Marvel’s epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga in Avengers: Endgame. Well, there’s the Black Widow prequel starring Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie in the opening chapter of Marvel’s “Phase IV,” The Eternals; Gal Gadot back as Wonder Woman and Vin Diesel as Bloodshot, based on the Valiant comic book of the same name.

If you’re a devotee of Broadway, get ready for film versions of In the Heights and West Side Story (the latter directed by Steven Spielberg). And let’s not forget the wonders of CG animation that will bring us a lot of fun in 2020, including Sonic the Hedgehog coming into our world, Pixar’s Onward, the further adventures of Peter Rabbit, the Trolls, Minions and Gru; a new take on Scooby-Doo and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

And there is still so much more. Far more than can be detailed here.

Please scroll down for our guide to all of the major films coming your way in 2020.