2019: It's another year of comic book blockbusters, serial sequels and reimagined reboots. Also, we get original movies from directors Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Jordan Peele. Click through the pictures for a bumper crop of exciting sci-fi, superhero, horror, action and geeky flicks on the big screen this year.
Originally published December 2018.
Updated July 11, 2019: Moves forward upcoming films.
July Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista hail an Uber-full of laughs in action-comedy Stuber.
July Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman burns 17 Bridges in this action thriller.
July When a massive hurricane hits their Florida hometown a trapped father and daughter discover the rising water level is the least of their worries in creature feature Crawl.
August How is Angry Birds still a thing?
August Playmobil: The Movie. Well, it worked for Lego...
August Keira Knightley blows the whistle in the true story of Katharine Gun, who revealed official secrets that exposed an illegal spying operation before the Iraq War. Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes and Rhys Ifans also star.
August A terrifying book of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark haunts a small town in this chilling horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro.
August Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson are best of frenemies in Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, also featuring Idris Elba.
September The smash hit Stephen King adaptation sends in the clowns for a sequel, It: Chapter 2. Bill Skarsgard reprises his role as Pennywise, while James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are the grown-up versions of the first movie's young cast.
September Brad Pitt is an astronaut searching for his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, in Ad Astra. Delayed from a planned May release date, the film also stars Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland.
September You're cordially invited back to Downton Abbey for a big-screen version of the spiffingly posh TV hit.
September Will Smith is a superspy with a problem in animated comedy Spies in Disguise.
October Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt bring Disney's Jungle Cruise theme park ride to life.
October Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard are spooky, kooky and altogether ooky as a new animated Addams Family.
November Ansel Elgort headlines an adaptation of Donna Tartt's seminal novel The Goldfinch for Amazon.
November Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Kristen Stewart are the newest versions of '70s TV crimefighters Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks writes and directs, so it should be pitch perfect.
November On Veterans Day, Roland Emmerich steers Woody Harrelson and Aaron Eckhart through the pivotal World War II battle of Midway.
November Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones take off as real-life historical hot air balloonists in Amazon's The Aeronauts.
November Dwayne Johnson is back in the game as the Rock follows up 2018's surprise hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
November Let it go again as Disney returns to the icy world of Frozen.
December Shaun the Sheep encounters an impish alien in another stop-motion adventure from Aardman, taking us from Mossy Bottom to deep space in the battle against Farmageddon.
December It's the final showdown for Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren as the Star Wars trilogy comes to a close with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, following the shocking events of The Last Jedi.
The following films have already been released and reviewed.
Sundance The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered in The Great Hack, which explores the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal. It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance Little Monsters is an Australian zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong'o. It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance A searing look at the things we Share, this movie follows a teenager reckoning with a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember. It was shown at Sundance in January and Cannes in May.
Sundance Daniel Jones was the man who blew the whistle on the CIA's torture program in the report that shook America. Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm star in this ripped-from-the-headlines drama. It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance In space, no one can hear you watch Memory, a documentary revealing the origins of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi chiller Alien. It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance See what happens when a Chinese billionaire opens a new American factory in working-class Ohio. The documentary was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance The Infiltrators are a plucky band of undocumented immigrants who deliberately get themselves detained at a shadowy, for-profit detention center. It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance A single mom and sometime paranormal investigator investigates a haunting. Could chiller Light From Light be this year's Hereditary? It was shown at Sundance in January.
Sundance In Paradise Hills, things are not what they seem, as Emma Roberts, Awkwafina and Milla Jovovich will soon learn... The film was shown at Sundance in January.
January Of course there's a movie called Escape Room. Daredevil's Deborah Ann Woll leads six strangers through a series of immersive challenges that'll turn out be a killer experience. Killer, geddit?
February Snow joke: Liam Neeson is back in action in Cold Pursuit.
February Florence Pugh and Nick Frost star in the delightful Fighting with My Family, which grapples with the true life story of WWE wrestler Paige. Dwayne Johnson stars as himself, or rather as The Rock.
February A mother is concerned her young son may be a prodigy -- of horror!
March John Goodman leads this drama about an alien invasion that leaves the world in a Captive State.
Sundance Writer-director Dan Gilroy re-teams with his Nightcrawler star Jake Gyllenhaal for Velvet Buzzsaw, Netflix's toothless horror satire set in the mega-rich art world. It's available now on Netflix.
Sundance Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut to tell the true story of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It's now available on Netflix.
Sundance This Netflix documentary follows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other political candidates looking to Knock Down The House of American politics. It's available now on Netflix.
Sundance Zac Efron plays Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile serial killer Ted Bundy. it's available now on Netflix.
April You'll have a devil of a time with Hail Satan? It's a documentary abut the controversial religion The Satanic Temple.
Sundance Step inside the Apollo 11 with this documentary of archive footage, some of it taken by the astronauts themselves. It was released on DVD in the US in May, after a limited release earlier this year.
April The Avengers assemble a final time in the aftermath of Thanos' Infinity War victory. Can Iron Man, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Captain America (and Hawkeye) save the Marvel universe as they head into the Endgame?
July Disney gives The Lion King the photo-real animation treatment. The cast includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key.
July Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's vision of LA in the time of the Charles Manson murders. It stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and too many other stars to name.
Sundance A teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate Earth after humanity is wiped out. Intriguing sci-fi I Am Mother stars Rose Byrne and Hilary Swank and streams on Netflix starting in June.
June Starring Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver, The Dead Don't Die looks like a zombie comedy from writer/director Jim Jarmusch. The movie also stars Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Caleb Landry Jones, Iggy Pop, RZA, Selena Gomez and Tom Waits. Phew.
June Sophie Turner is Jean Grey as the X-Men face a new version of the Dark Phoenix Saga comic storyline.
June Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson replace Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as the Men in Black: International.
June Toy Story 4 reunites Woody, Buzz and their fellow playthings, with new toy Forky along for the ride.
May What if Superman... was evil? James Gunn produces this horror twist on the superhero genre.