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Most anticipated films of 2020

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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
September 25th

Of course the new Edgar Wright film would top my list. It could be about anything and it'd top my list.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
No release date yet

Synchronic was on my list last year, but it only screened at festivals. I trust that someone will release it this year, and hope that it's the film that finally allows Benson & Moorhead to cross over into a bigger following so I can stop having to wait so long to watch them.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Malignant (2020)
August 14th

James Wan finally returns to horror. I'll be there with bells on.
People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
November 20th

I've been looking forward to this ever since the post-credits scene in Kong: Skull Island. The kiddo wants to see this too, though probably not as much as I do. If they do right by the titular battle then I may see this more than once.
People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Deerskin (2019)
March 20th

My long-time friends and followers know that I'm down with whatever weirdness Quentin Dupieux cooks up. Hopefully it manages to find a spot at a theatre here so I can watch it on the big screen.
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No release date yet

I'll watch anything Guillermo del Toro does at this point. While Nightmare Alley isn't under way yet it's supposed to be out this year. Perhaps in time for awards consideration.
People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
February 28th

Between Leigh Whannell directing and Elisabeth Moss starring I'm 100% ready for this one. If nothing else I'm sure it'll be better than the version we were supposed to get with Johnny Depp (RIP Dark Universe, we hardly knew ye).
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Candyman (2021)
June 12th

The fact that Jordan Peele co-wrote this one has my anticipation for it very high. I'm looking forward to whatever they've come up with.
People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
The Lovebirds (2020)
April 3rd

Michael Showalter directing with Kumail Nanjiani in a comedic murder mystery? I'm there.
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No release date yet

In Taika we trust, even if the subject matter (soccer) isn't something I care much about.
No release date yet

OK, so first off I've kinda seen this already. PvtCaboose91 hooked me up with it and I watched it last July. But then circumstances required him to go back and do some additional work on it, so there's another version coming out this year. As much as I enjoyed the previous version I can't wait to see how it turns out this time around.
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
January 10th

The cast is enough to get me to check this out. And I won't have to wait too long to do so either.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Saint Maud (2020)
March 27th

I caught the first 45 seconds of the trailer and decided that was enough to make me want to see this. Here's hoping it lives up to that promise.
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
April 17th

The premise of this is very intriguing to me, and the cast includes several people I dig. So yeah, I'll seek it out.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
June 5th

I loved Wonder Woman, and since Patty Jenkins is directing this one I'll definitely watch it.
People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Black Widow (2021)
May 1st

I shouldn't even need to explain this one.
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
December 18th

If you saw Dolemite Is My Name then you know why I'm looking forward to another team-up between director Craig Brewer and Eddie Murphy. If you didn't see that film, well, head to Netflix and watch it now.
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
April 10th

I don't need to even say anything, do I? Let's just hope this winds up being one of the better entries for Daniel Craig, especially if he's bowing out after this one.
People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
March 20th

A Quiet Place was a pleasant surprise, and with Krasinski and most of the cast returning I'll definitely give it a look.
People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Free Guy (2020)
July 3rd

The premise of this is super fun, and the kiddo is excited for it, so we'll see it as soon as possible.
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Soul (2020)
June 19th

This year we're getting two original Pixar films, and I'm very content with that. Here's hoping they're both worth seeing. From what I've read about the two films I'm more interested in Soul than Onward, but I'll definitely see both.
People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Onward (2020)
March 6th

See Soul above.
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6
The Lodge (2020)
February 7th

I wasn't in love with Goodnight Mommy, but it was good enough that I'm very curious to see what its directors do here. Plus I have a weak spot for Riley Keough.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
October 16th

David Gordon Green returns after directing the best Halloween in ages. Of course I'll give it a shot.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Eternals (2021)
November 6th

It's a new film in the MCU, so of course I'm going to watch this as soon as possible.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Antebellum (2020)
April 24th

Rumor has it this will be excellent, but there's nothing else really drawing me to it, which is why it's down here and not higher up the list.
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Antlers (2020)
April 17th

I've seen a little of the trailer for this and was not impressed at all. Supposedly it's better than the trailers suggest though, so I reserve the right to change my mind about it.
People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 3.4 IMDB Rating 4.1
Artemis Fowl (2020)
May 29th

From what I saw of the trailer this one looks like it'll be a good time, and the kiddo is 100% on board for it. I haven't read any of the books it's based on, however, so while I'm curious to check it out my excitement levels aren't high.
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February 7th

Suicide Squad was a trainwreck, but Margot Robbie was NOT the reason for that. Still this one seems like it could go either way, especially since February tends to be a dumping ground for films nobody should watch. I might check it out, but my expectations are being kept low.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Chaos Walking (2021)
No release date yet

Doug Liman directing, Charlie Kaufman co-wrote the script, and Cynthia Erivo is part of the cast. Definitely curious about this one.
People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Emma (2020)
February 21

On the one hand it's Jane Austen, whose work I'm not a fan of. On the other hand it's Anya Taylor-Joy who has yet to make a film that wasn't worth watching. So I'm on the fence for this one.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
July 10th

Look, we don't need another Ghostbusters movie. And yet the trailer for this one looks like it'll be a good time. If nothing else it looks more entertaining to me than the previous attempt to revive the franchise. Oh, and the kiddo wants to see it so I'll have to take her.
People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.3
January 31st

Oz Perkins has shown talent but I haven't been fully on board with his previous work. I'm thinking he's just not my taste. But I'm seeing some good buzz for this one so curiosity may win out.
People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
No release date yet

New Charlie Kaufman will always catch my interest, but I'm waiting to find out more before deciding whether to see it.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 4.3
No release date yet

Dee Rees' follow-up to Mudbound was on my list last year but didn't get released. It's expected to hit Netflix in 2020.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Mank (2020)
No release date yet

David Fincher hasn't made a movie in a while, so I'm curious to see what he comes up with here. Plus Gary Oldman is the lead, which piques my interest.
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
My Spy (2020)
March 13th

The kiddo and I have already agreed we're watching My Spy when it comes out. We were looking forward to seeing it last year before it got bumped. Hopefully the bump isn't a bad sign.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.6
April 3rd

The fact this has been delayed so many times suggests it won't be worth bothering with at this point. And yet I'm still holding out hope it'll be good. We'll find out soon enough.
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.2
I really want a Blake Lively action flick to be good, but the only thing the trailer has sold me on is the cover of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night". Waiting for reviews before I decide whether to check it out or let it pass me by.
People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Tenet (2020)
July 17th

I know, I know, Christopher Nolan. I may watch it, but then again I still haven't seen Dunkirk.
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9.5 IMDB Rating 0
June 26th

Belated sequels are rarely a good idea, especially one for a film that was merely good. But I've spent the past few years learning to trust in Tom Cruise when it comes to action movies, so I'll probably wind up seeing this.
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September 11th

Replacing James Wan with the guy that made La Llorona which everyone who saw it said had zero scares? (I skipped it, the trailers told me it'd suck.) Not interested. The only way I'm seeing this is if the reviews are stellar across the board, and I have zero hope of that happening. Besides, why waste time on this when both Wan and Leigh Whannell have horror movies of their own being released this year?
People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Gentlemen (2020)
January 24th

I miss caring about Guy Ritchie's films, but he's done nothing in over a decade to justify my putting faith in him again. The trailers for this look awful, which is sad given how much of the cast I'm a fan of.
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
September 18th

The first film was fine. The second one wore out its welcome. Zero interest in another film in this franchise, no matter how many more Matthew Vaughn directs.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Morbius (2021)
July 31st

I wish I could say I'm on board with this Sony franchise of Spider-Man characters, but casting Jared Leto as Morbius doesn't sit right with me. Also, Venom was barely worth sitting through. So odds are I'll sit this one out, or if I watch it at all it'll be at home long after it's left theatres.

The title should be self-explanatory, and my friends and followers know I do this every year. List subject to change as I become aware of more new releases as the year progresses. Release date details are as of 1/4/2020 courtesy of IMDb (I assume that means either US or worldwide release on these dates), and should they change I'll probably forget to update them (in which case I apologize now).

Much like last year I've given up on including trailers. As a reminder that's because: 1. They cause the list to load slowly, and sometimes they stop working or disappear entirely. 2. I don't want to feel obligated to return to this list to add more trailers as they're released. 3. I'm finding that more and more I'd rather go into a movie without seeing a trailer at all so my expectations are not misplaced.

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