A Look At The Biggest Movies Coming Out In 2019
Wow! This is quite a list.
We just wrapped up a historic year at the movies. The global box office reached an all-time high in 2018, raking in $41.7 billion, including $11.9 billion collected at theaters in the United States, which was also an all-time record.
But, as impressive as those number are, 2019 looks like it could be another banner year for Hollywood.
We’ve rounded up what look to be 40 can’t-miss movies hitting theaters in 2019. Included in our list are 14 sequels and eight remakes or reboots of movies and TV series that you’ve seen before. Take a look at the list and mark your calendar!
‘Glass’ (Jan. 18)
After 2017’s “Split” became a surprise hit, raking in more than $278 million worldwide, this thriller sequel quickly jumped onto everyone’s radar.
“Glass” picks up the story of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 superhero movie “Unbreakable” as well as the story of “Split,” bringing the main characters from those movies into the same world. Samuel L. Jackson, who played the villainous Mr. Glass in “Unbreakable,” will reprise his role, while Bruce Willis and James McAvoy will also reprise their roles from the earlier films. “Glass” could be the first legitimate hit of 2019.
‘Serenity’ (Jan. 25)
Totally unrelated to the 2005 sci-fi movie of the same name, “Serenity” is a dark thriller coming from the creator of TV’s “Peaky Blinders” and the intense 2007 film “Eastern Promises.” Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star as ex-spouses who get tangled into a murder plot. The stellar cast also includes Diane Keaton and Jason Clarke. The film has been described as “sexy noir.” Sign me up!
‘Arctic’ (Feb. 1)
The only foreign movie on our list, this Icelandic picture doesn’t appear to have much dialogue, so people who don’t like reading subtitles shouldn’t feel too uncomfortable. “Arctic” stars the always-electric Mads Mikkelsen as a man stranded in the Arctic, forced to survive its harsh environment.
The movie first screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it was lauded. “Arctic” currently holds a 92-percent score at Rotten Tomatoes. The filmmakers posted a brief but intense trailer on Instagram: