The 75 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

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The Devil All the Time | Director: Antonio Campos

Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson
Genre: Drama, Thriller

In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war’s psychological damages.

The Dig | Director: Simon Stone

Cast: Lily James, Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye | Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio, Andrew Garfield
Genre: Biography, Drama

Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker seek redemption after their religious empire and marriage crumbles.

The Father | Director: Florian Zeller

Cast: Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Anthony Hopkins
Genre: Drama

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A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

The French Dispatch | Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.

The Glorias | Julie Taymor

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

A feature film based on feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s best selling autobiography, My Life on the Road, telling the story of her itinerant childhood’s influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide.

The Invisible Man | Director: Leigh Wannell

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Also Starring Elisabeth Moss: Her Smell (2019)

The Last Duel | Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer
Genre: Drama

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

The Last Planet | Director: Terrence Malick

Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Géza Röhrig, Tawfeek Barhom
Genre: Drama, History

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A retelling of several episodes in the life of the Christ.

The Last Thing He Wanted | Director: Dee Rees

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathway
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion’s namesake novel.

The Little Things | Director: John Lee Hancock

Cast: Jared Leto, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek
Genre: Thriller

Two cops track down a serial killer.

The Lovebirds | Director: Michael Showalter

Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

A young couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) is pulled into a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. Working to clear their names and solve the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

The Nest | Sean Durkin

Cast: Carrie Coon, Jude Law, Charlie Shotwell
Genre: Drama

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begin to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

The Quarry | Director: Scott Teems

Cast: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Quarry is a tense and harrowing tale of sin and redemption, violence and grace, and the lengths to which men will go to outrun their evil deeds.

Similar to most anticipated films of 2020: The Cinema of 2017

The Roads Not Taken | Director: Sally Potter

Cast: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek
Genre: Drama

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Sally Potter’s film follows a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.

The Souvenir Part II | Director: Joanna Hogg

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Charlie Heaton, Joe Alwyn
Genre: Drama

Sequel to the 2019 film, The Souvenir; Owing to its critical acclaim, we have put it in our most anticipated films of 2020 list. Plot Unknown.

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 | Director: Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Keaton
Genre: Drama, Thriller

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Michael Keaton Joins Aaron Sorkin’s Next: News Piece by Hollywood Reporter

The Witches | Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book ‘The Witches’, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches.

The Woman in the Window | Director: Joe Wright

Cast: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Those Who Wish Me Dead | Director: Taylor Sheridan

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult
Genre: Thriller, Western

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him — and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Three Thousand Years Of Longing | Director: George Miller

Cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

We don’t have any information on the plot as of yet. However, there is no reason to not include George Miller’s new film in the list of most anticipated films of 2020.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made | Director: Tom McCarthy

Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, Ophelia Lovibond, Craig Robinson
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family

An 11-year old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.

Undine | Director: Christian Petzold

Cast: Paula Beer, Gloria Endres de Oliveira, Jacob Matschenz
Genre: Drama, Romance

Undine is a city guide in Berlin. When her friend leaves her, she catches up with the curse of the old myth. Undine must kill the man who betrays them and return to the water.

Untitled PTA Project | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast: Unknown
Genre: Unknown

Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.

West Side Story | Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical

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An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Recommended Read: The Lack of Musicals at Golden Globes

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