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The 75 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

Like every other year, we dug deep (like really deep) and found out for you a series of upcoming film projects that, we think, deserves to be discussed and be excited about. As High on Films readers, you must be aware of our undying love for indies and so you will see a majority of films here, being independent films. Without any delay, let us hop on to the list of 75 most anticipated films of 2020, arranged in alphabetical order:




Agra | Director: Kanu Behl

Cast: Priyanka Bose, Ruhani Sharma, Rahul Roy
Genre: Drama

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The story of a family and an exploration of space in an increasingly crowded world. It follows the quest for a sexual odyssey of an individual.

All The Bright Places | Director: Brett Haley

Cast: Elle Fanning, Alexandra Shipp, Virginia Gardner
Genre: Drama, Romance

The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

Ammonite | Director: Francis Lee

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Fiona Shaw
Genre: Drama, Romance

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1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.




Annette | Director: Leos Carax

Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg
Genre: Drama, Musical

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife, have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift.

Marion Cotillard joins Leos Carax’s Annette: A Variety Report

Awake | Director: Mark Raso

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Frances Fisher
Genre: Drama

After a devastating global event wipes out all electronics and eliminated people’s ability to sleep, a former soldier may have found a solution with her daughter.

Benedetta | Director: Paul Verhoeven

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.




Bergman Island | Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps
Genre: Drama

The picture revolves around an American filmmaking couple who retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place.

Bernstein | Director: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

A portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s singular charisma and passion for music as he rose to fame as America’s first native born, world-renowned conductor, all along following his ambition to compose both symphonic and popular Broadway works.

BIOS | Director: Miguel Sapochnik

Cast: Tom Hanks, Skeet Ulrich, Laura Harrier
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.




Black Bear | Director: Lawrence Michael Levine

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott
Genre: Drama

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A female filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.

Blonde | Director: Andrew Dominik

Cast: Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale
Genre: Biography, Drama

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

C’mon C’mon | Director: Mike Mills

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Norman, Gaby Hoffmann
Genre: Drama

We don’t have any information on the plot of C’mon C’mon. It is part of our most anticipated films of 2020 list. Mike Mills previously directed 20th Century Women in 2016. 

Similar to most anticipated films of 2020: The Cinema of 2019




Chaos Walking | Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Cynthia Erivo, Mads Mikkelsen
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others’ thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Da 5 Bloods | Director: Spike Lee

Cast: Paul Walter Hauser, Giancarlo Esposito, Chadwick Boseman
Genre: Drama

A group of veterans from the Vietnam War return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.

First Look on Screenrant

Druk | Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Bonnevie, Thomas Bo Larsen
Genre: Drama

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There is a theory that man is born with half a per mille too little. That alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller and creativity increases.




Dune | Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

More Details in Hollywood Reporter

Eternals | Director: Chloé Zhao

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Falling | Director: Viggo Mortensen

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Hannah Gross, Laura Linney
Genre: Drama

A conservative father moves from his rural farm to live with his gay son’s family in Los Angeles.




Fatima | Director: Marco Pontecorvo

Cast: Goran Visnjic, Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga
Genre: Drama

A powerful and uplifting drama about the power of faith, Fatima tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fátima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.

Good Morning, Midnight | Director: George Clooney

Cast: Felicity Jones, George Clooney, Sophie Rundle
Genre: Drama

A scientist, alone in the Arctic, tries to make contact with a spacecraft returning to Earth.

Green Knight | Director: David Lowery

Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.




Greyhound | Director: Aaron Schneider

Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue
Genre: Drama, War

During World War II, a US Navy skipper must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolf packs.

Hillbilly Elegy | Director: Ron Howard

Cast: Amy Adams, Haley Bennett, Glenn Close
Genre: Drama

A man recalls his life growing up in the Midwest with Appalachian values.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things | Director: Charlie Kaufman

Cast: Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

An unexpected detour causes a woman who is trying to figure out how to break up with her boyfriend to rethink her life.




Jesse Plemons on the new Charlie Kaufman Movie on IndieWire

Irresistible | Director: Jon Stewart

Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Steve Carell
Genre: Comedy, Drama

A Democrat strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

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