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.
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.
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.
Delayed until February 2020 Gaming icon Sonic the Hedgehog chases rings with Jim Carrey as the villainous Doctor Robotnik. Fans weren't impressed with the character's new design, so much so that the studio promised a fix and pushed the film back.
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November Ansel Elgort headlines an adaptation of Donna Tartt's seminal novel The Goldfinch for Amazon.
November Christian Bale is in the driving seat for the story of Ford and Ferrari's battle to win the 1966 Le Mans endurance race. The movie also stars Matt Damon and is directed by James Mangold, who also directed Logan.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.