24 movies watched at the theater is what makes an unlimited pass for the year worth buying. The average moviegoer sees only 3-4 movies per year, which if you’re only seeing that few movies in the theater, it’s better off paying for it on each visit.
Can you identify 24+ movies in 2020 you want to see? Let’s use this post as our reference guide: FIRST LOOK: 75+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2020 (this post is being updated throughout 2020, so bookmark and return as movies do move around, get dropped and added as time goes on)
Movies I Want To See in 2020
Here is my list — as of this writing — of 24+ wide release movies I’m looking very forward to seeing (or have already seen in January, but still in theaters as of this writing). Keep in mind I am planning on seeing every wide release movie and at least some limited release movies, so my actual list is the one linked above plus additional movies not even on the list.
This list are more noteworthy titles and ones that I find the subject matter especially interesting. My top movies of interest have an asterisk (*) in front of the title.
- JANUARY 2020
*1917 (wide release in US in January 2020) – nominated for 10 Academy Awards
- Bad Boys for Life – Martin Lawrence, Will Smith
- The Rhythm Section – Blake Lively
- *Birds of Prey / Harley Quinn – Margot Robbie
- *Fantasy Island – Blumhouse horror remake of classic TV series
- *Sonic The Hedgehog – Jim Carrey
- Onward – Pixar animated original
- *Bloodshot – based on Valiant Comics character starring Vin Diesel
- *A Quiet Place Part II – the first one was soooo good!
- Mulan – Disney live action, will make a ton of $$, not sure how good it will be
- *The New Mutants – Marvel spinoff
- *No Time To Die – Bond 25, Daniel Craig’s last dance as Bond
- *Trolls World Tour – rock and roll evil trolls? Sign me up!
- *Black Widow – ScarJo in her standalone Marvel movie
- *Scoob! – a younger Scoob looks like fun
- Saw 9: The Organ Donor
- Fast & Furious 9
- *Wonder Woman 1984 – the 80s and Wonder Woman back kicking it!
- Top Gun: Maverick
- *Free Guy – Ryan Reynolds as player in videogame
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife
- Escape Room 2
- *Bill & Ted Face The Music
- Monster Hunter
- Venom 2
- *Halloween Kills
- *The Eternals
- King Richard
- *Godzilla vs. Kong
- *Coming 2 America
- West Side Story
There are other movies with titles listed that I don’t know enough about as of this writing and/or there are no trailers available yet to fully gauge my interest. It seems like it is within 90 days of the release date that we learn the most about a movie coming out and can fully determine interest in watching. In some cases it’s less than 45 days. Only the major blockbusters tend to get advertising and promotion six months or more away.
Being it’s the end of January, I’m going more off of the source material and or what type of movie it is rather than any real details on the film. Like James Herbert’s Dune is a fantastic novel but can/will it be adapted to the screen good? Don’t know. West Side Story is from Steven Spielberg and I like many of his movies, plus the source material is good. Coming 2 America is the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic comedy and I’m very excited about seeing that.
If you haven’t seen any of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, there are 8 more movies than the 34 listed above. There are also some notable animated movies I didn’t list above like Minions: The Rise of Gru in July. For that matter, July is shaping up to be the best month in 2020 for new movies.
How many movies in 2020 are you looking forward to seeing in the theater?