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20 movies to watch in 2020: Wonder Woman 1984, Tenet, James Bond and more!

By Tim Augustin - 20 Jan 2020

Ghostbusters, Venom, Keanu Reeves and more!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (July 10, 2020)

That 2016 Ghostbusters reboot? Never happened. A family of two children and a single mother move to a farm in Summerville, Oklahoma inherited from their late grandfather. After the town experiences a series of strange earthquakes however, the children realise they might be linked to the mythical Ghostbusters of old. All the original (living) Ghostbusters return for this, from Bill Murray to Ernie Hudson. Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd and more join the cast. 

 

Tenet (July 16, 2020)

We know very little about Christopher Nolan’s next blockbuster mind-twister. A secret agent uses time travel to prevent World War 3 - but time travel seems to work a little differently in Tenet. John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Martin Donovan and more join an insanely-talented cast, making this movie one to look forward to. 

 

Bill and Ted Face the Music (August 21, 2020)

Be excellent to each other, and party on! | Image: United Artists Releasing

I mean, Keanu Reeves is in it. Do you need another reason? Many decades after Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the duo now endures the boring monotony of middle-aged life, while raising their children - Billie and Thea. A visitor from the future warns them that they have to create a song that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe - so, no pressure. Bill and Ted are the exact kind of wholesomeness we need these days. Be excellent to each other, and party on!

 

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (September 11, 2020)

Did the devil make him do it? We're about to find out. | Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Conjuring movies have always been much, much better than their lacklustre spin-offs. In this one, Ed and Lorraine Warren fight for the soul of a young boy. This leads them into a case that made real-world headlines - when a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defense in court. Hence, The Devil Made Me Do It. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as the Warrens, while series newcomer Michael Chaves directs. 

 

The King’s Man (September 18, 2020)

At this point, the Kingsman movies have turned into a full-blown franchise. This time, we get to see how the whole thing started. Enter this prequel to the Kingsman series, set in the 1900s. A group of ex-soldiers come together to form a spy agency, while trying to stop a criminal plot to bring about a massive war. Matthew Vaughn once again directs, while Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Charles Dance and more join the cast. 

 

Last Night in Soho (September 25, 2020)

Edgar Wright's first horror outing. | Image: Edgar Wright

It’s actually hard to imagine a world where this turns out to be anything less than amazing. Director Edgar Wright has an absolutely flawless record of trying his hand at random genres and creating gold. A music-video-turned-movie? Baby Driver. Zombie movie? Shaun of the Dead. Buddy cop movie? Hot Fuzz. Aliens? The World’s End. Horror film? Last Night in Soho. This movie has an absurd cast, as well: Thomasin Mackenzie (last seen in Jojo Rabbit), Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp and more. 

 

Venom 2 (October 2, 2020)

Hopefully the CGI gets a tune-up. Image: Sony Pictures Releasing

Venom made close to US$1 billion worldwide, so OF COURSE it’s getting a sequel. This will actually be the second of two movies set in Sony’s mini-Marvel universe coming out in 2020 after Morbius, but it’ll be interesting to see if the two connect. Carnage will be the main villain this time around - an alien symbiote similar to Venom, but red and possessing a serial killer by the name of Cletus Kassidy (Woody Harrelson). Andy Serkis directs, with Tom Hardy returning as Venom’s slightly less violent alter-ego, Eddie Brock.