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
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
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.
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Awake | Director: Mark Raso
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Frances Fisher
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.