Most anticipated films coming out in 2019

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November 19, 2018

Most anticipated films coming out in 2019

Movies are a beloved component of American culture, and a profit-churning business as well. By next year, the film entertainment business is expected to generate $35.3 billion in revenue. By 2020, that number is expected to rise to $50 billion. The United States is the largest film market in the world—in 2016, almost 1.2 billion movie tickets were sold.

2019 promises to be an exciting year for moviegoers, with Oscar-friendly filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino releasing highly anticipated titles. There will also be a slew of Marvel and DC movies sure to capture the country's attention. Superhero movies in particular have become increasingly popular since 2000, and in 2017, records were shattered when the genre brought in $2.1 billion in box office revenue in the U.S.

Stacker looked at data from Wikipedia to determine which movies audiences are most excited for in the coming year. In order to make the list, a film must have a release date in 2019 (and a Wikipedia page). Stacker ranked upcoming movies by the number of pageviews in the last 90 days, and listed them accordingly.

Read on to find out which films could smash box office records next year.

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#50. Us

Expected release: March 15

Genre: Horror, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 99,220

"Us,” directed by Jordan Peele of "Get Out” fame, is described as a "social horror-thriller.” The movie stars Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kara Hayward.

#49. Escape Room

Expected release: Jan. 4

Genre: Horror

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 100,082

The plot of "Escape Room” follows six strangers who must work together to survive. The tagline of the movie is: "Solve the puzzle. Escape the room. Find the clues or die.” It stars Logan Miller and Deborah Ann Woll.

#48. Charlie's Angels

Expected release: Nov. 1

Genre: Action, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 100,441

"Charlie’s Angels” is a reboot of the 2000 movie based on the 1970s TV show. The star-studded cast includes Noah Centineo, Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin. Elizabeth Banks also directs, and co-wrote the screenplay.


#47. Fighting with My Family

Expected release: March 1

Genre: Comedy, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 103,428

"Fighting with My Family” follows the story of a former wrestler and his family, who perform around the country, while his children aspire to join World Wrestling Entertainment. The comedy movie features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who plays himself, as well as Vince Vaughn and Florence Pugh.

#46. Under the Silver Lake

Expected release: April 19

Genre: Neo-noir, crime, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 103,971

"Under the Silver Lake” stars Andrew Garfield as a young man who travels to Los Angeles to track down a mysterious woman, uncovering a conspiracy along the way. The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

#45. Dora the Explorer

Expected release: Aug. 2

Genre: Adventure, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 105,361

The live-action "Dora the Explorer” film is based on the beloved Nickelodeon show, and stars Eva Longoria and Isabela Moner. The movie was filmed in Australia and features an Australian supporting cast.

#44. What Men Want

Expected release: Feb. 8

Genre: Comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 110,055

"What Men Want” is a gender-swapped version of Mel Gibson’s "What Women Want.” The film stars Taraji P. Henson as a sports agent who gains an edge over her male colleagues when she becomes able to hear their thoughts. The movie also features Pete Davidson, Max Greenfield, Shaquille O’Neal, and Tracy Morgan.

#43. The Secret Life of Pets 2

Expected release: June 7

Genre: Animation, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 114,083

"The Secret Life of Pets 2” is set to be Harrison Ford’s first animated film. Audiences might recognize other familiar voices: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, and Ellie Kemper among them.

#42. Captive State

Expected release: March 29

Genre: Sci-fi, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 114,569

"Captive State” is a dystopian movie set in Chicago 10 years after extraterrestrial forces have taken over. The film is said to explore both sides of the conflict. Machine Gun Kelly and John Goodman star in the movie.

#41. Chaos Walking

Expected release: March 1

Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 116,430

"Chaos Walking” takes place in a future with no women, where all living beings hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of words, images and sounds, collectively called "Noise.” The film stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, and Nick Jonas.

#40. Downton Abbey

Expected release: Sept. 13

Genre: Drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 120,408

"Downton Abbey,” based on the popular TV show, follows the story of a noble family adapting to a modernizing world, picking up where the show left off. The film is directed by Michael Engler and stars Maggie Smith, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, and Michelle Dockery.

#39. Gemini Man

Expected release: Oct. 4

Genre: Sci-fi, action, thriller, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 122,329

"Gemini Man” follows a hitman who battles with a younger clone of himself. The film stars Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clive Owen, and is directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee.

#38. The Beach Bum

Expected release: March 22

Genre: Comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 122,885

"The Beach Bum” stars Matthew McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious stoner. The comedy film features Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, and Isla Fisher.

#37. The Addams Family

Expected release: Oct. 11

Genre: Animation, family, horror, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 130,241

The animated version of "The Addams Family” follows the beloved spooky family everyone knows and loves. Chloë Grace Moretz voices Wednesday Addams, and Charlize Theron voices Morticia, alongside other stars Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, and Oscar Isaac.

#36. Five Feet Apart

Expected release: March 22

Genre: Romance, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 130,949

"Five Feet Apart” is directed by Justin Baldoni of "Jane the Virgin.” The film follows two teenagers with life-threatening illnesses—played by Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson—who fall in love despite the odds.

#35. Happy Death Day 2U

Expected release: Feb. 14

Genre: Horror, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 131,559

"Happy Death Day 2U” is a sequel to the 2017 film "Happy Death Day” and stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard. Director Christopher Landon has promised that the sequel will answer questions about the franchise’s endless time loop.

#34. Isn't It Romantic

Expected release: Feb. 14

Genre: Romance, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 133,366

"Isn’t It Romantic” follows indie film favorite Rebel Wilson in a satire on romantic comedies, aptly premiering on Valentine’s Day. Wilson’s "Pitch Perfect” co-star Adam Devine also stars, as well as Priyanka Chopra, and Liam Hemsworth.

#33. Spies in Disguise

Expected release: Sept. 13

Genre: Action, animation, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 137,612

"Spies in Disguise” is an animated movie that follows a world-class spy who has been turned into a pigeon. Will Smith voices Lance Sterling, the spy, and crowds will recognize several other famous voices, including Rashida Jones, Tom Holland and DJ Khaled.

#32. Ford v. Ferrari

Expected release: June 28

Genre: Action, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 145,944

"Ford v. Ferrari” is a true story based on the book by A.J. Baime. The film follows the race between Ford and Ferrari to win Le Mans in 1966. Christian Bale stars as Ken Miles, alongside Matt Damon, who plays Carroll Shelby.

#31. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Expected release: May 10

Genre: Science fantasy, family, mystery, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 149,790

The long-awaited "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” takes place in a world where people collect Pokémon to battle. Pikachu would rather be a detective, however. The film features Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, and also stars Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora.

#30. Dumbo

Expected release: March 29

Genre: Fantasy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 156,945

Tim Burton’s eccentric spin on the classic children’s tale "Dumbo” follows a veteran hired by a circus owner to take care of a baby elephant. The movie stars Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Colin Farrell. Unlike the animated Disney film, this version does not feature any talking animals.

#29. Hobbs and Shaw

Expected release: Aug. 2

Genre: Action, adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 159,141

"Hobbs and Shaw” is a spinoff of "The Fate of the Furious,” and follows the relationship between Agent Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. Director David Leitch has said that the movie will have a different feel from others in the "Fast and Furious” franchise. The movie will feature Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham.

#28. Pet Sematary

Expected release: April 5

Genre: Horror

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 165,434

"Pet Semetary” is based on the novel by Stephen King, who also wrote the screenplay. The movie centers on a grieving father who encounters an ancient burial ground that has reanimating powers. The film was shot 20 minutes away from King’s home in Maine, and as such, the literary legend was present for most of the filming.

#27. 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter

Expected release: June 28

Genre: Thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 177,098

"47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter” is a sequel to the 2017 movie, and will follow five backpackers who learn they are not alone while diving in underwater caves. The film is written and directed by Johannes Roberts.  

#26. The Upside

Expected release: Jan. 11

Genre: Comedy, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 177,467

"The Upside” tracks the relationship between a quadriplegic man and a man with a criminal record who is hired to take care of him. Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, and Julianna Margulies all star. The movie is a remake of the acclaimed French film, "The Intouchables.”

#25. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Expected release: Feb. 8

Genre: Animation, adventure, comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 179,621

The sequel to the first "The Lego Movie” follows citizens fighting to keep control of their realm when alien invaders attack. Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, and Jonah Hill will voice Green Lantern. The movie features a slate of other notable actors, including Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, and Will Arnett.

#24. Cats

Expected release: Dec. 20

Genre: Musical

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 208,914

"Cats” is based on the acclaimed Broadway musical of the same name, and follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. The movie version will star Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Hudson.

#23. Sonic the Hedgehog

Expected release: Nov. 8

Genre: Animation, sci-fi, action

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 223,299

"Sonic the Hedgehog” follows the beloved video game and cartoon character as he attempts to escape from the government with the help of a cop from a rural town. The movie will feature Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz. There are allegedly already plans for sequels to the film.

#22. Rocketman

Expected release: May 31

Genre: Biography, drama

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 232,931

"Rocketman” is a biopic following the life of music legend Elton John, from his time spent at the Royal Academy of Music to his relationship with Bernie Taupin. Taron Egerton plays Elton John, starring alongside Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. Tom Hardy was originally slated to play Elton John, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

#21. The Curse of La Llorona

Expected release: April 19

Genre: Horror

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 235,753

The movie "The Curse of La Llorona” tells the story of a social worker and her family who find themselves in a supernatural realm. The film has been rumored to take place in the same universe as "The Conjuring.” Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, and Raymond Cruz star.

#20. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Expected release: Feb. 22

Genre: Animation, adventure, fantasy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 253,872

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” a sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon,” features Hiccup attempting to create a dragon utopia while his role as village chief is tested. This is set to be the final film in the franchise, and includes the voice talents of Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, and Kit Harington.

#19. Hellboy

Expected release: April 12

Genre: Superhero, horror

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 271,107

"Hellboy” is based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Mike Mignola, which follows Hellboy as he is trapped between the supernatural and human worlds. The movie stars David Harbour as Hellboy, as well as Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich.

#18. The New Mutants

Expected release: Aug. 2

Genre: Horror, superhero, sci-fi, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 302,888

"The New Mutants” is the tale of five young mutants held captive in a secret facility, and their fight to escape using their abilities. The cast includes Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, and Antonio Banderas. The filmmakers have said they were influenced by Stephen King and John Hughes.

#17. MIB

Expected release: June 14

Genre: Sci-fi, comedy, action

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 305,883

An untitled "Men in Black” spinoff will be released in June, starring Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith have each said they will not be reprising their roles for the upcoming film, directed by F. Gary Gray.

#16. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Expected release: May 31

Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 320,558

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters” follows the zoological agency Monarch, which battles Godzilla among other colossal monsters like Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. The movie’s cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Anthony Ramos. The movie will be Millie Bobby Brown’s film debut.

#15. Alita: Battle Angel

Expected release: Feb. 14

Genre: Sci-fi, action, adventure, romance

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 320,625

"Alita: Battle Angel” follows a woman’s fight to save the world. The screenplay was written by James Cameron and stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali. Though the film is a live-action movie, the main character is CGI.

#14. Terminator 6

Expected release: Nov. 1

Genre: Sci-fi, action

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 325,813

The yet-to-be-titled "Terminator” reboot and will star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, and Natalia Reyes. James Cameron will return as a producer with Tim Miller ("Deadpool") directing.

#13. John Wick 3: Parabellum

Expected release: May 17

Genre: Neo-noir, action, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 371,768

"John Wick 3: Parabellum” will star Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, and Anjelica Huston. Reeves has said in interviews that this will most likely be the final movie in the franchise.

#12. The Lion King

Expected release: July 19

Genre: Musical, drama, epic

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 426,269

The anticipated live-action and CGI remake of Disney’s "Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau, and has a star-studded cast including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, and Beyonce. The film will be released on the 25th anniversary of the original movie.

#11. Shazam!

Expected release: April 5

Genre: Superhero, action, adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 448,305

"Shazam!” follows a 14-year-old foster kid who can shout, "shazam!” and turn into an adult superhero by the name of Shazam. The cast includes Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, and Adam Brody. The movie’s producers have cited "Big” and "Stranger Things” as inspirations for the film.

#10. Toy Story 4

Expected release: June 21

Genre: Adventure, family, romance, animation

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 510,955

The long-awaited "Toy Story 4” features a new character named Forky, who joins Woody and Buzz Lightyear’s gang. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, and Michael Keaton all lend their voice talents.

#9. Joker

Expected release: Oct. 4

Genre: Superhero, crime, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 544,738

"Joker” tells the origin story of this famous supervillain. The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Shea Whigham. The film will be Robert De Niro’s first appearance in a comic book adaptation.

#8. Glass

Expected release: Jan. 18

Genre: Superhero, horror, thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 575,361

"Glass” tells the story of a security guard with supernatural abilities he uses to track a disturbed man with 24 personalities. The movie was directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. The film’s cast includes Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

#7. Star Wars: Episode IX

Expected release: Dec. 20

Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 636,683

The untitled "Star Wars: Episode IX” will serve as the conclusion to the new trilogy. The film is directed and written by J.J. Abrams, and stars Billie Lourd, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Keri Russell and Lupita Nyong’o. When the trilogy ends, it will be the first in the franchise with all three films released in the same decade.

#6. Aladdin

Expected release: May 24

Genre: Musical, fantasy, comedy, romance, adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 686,369

"Aladdin” is a live-action remake of the classic Disney film, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie stars Will Smith, Naomi Scott, and Nasim Pedrad. Pedrad previously played the role of Jasmine in an episode of "Saturday Night Live.”

#5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Expected release: July 26

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 715,514

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” takes place in 1969 Los Angeles during the Helter Skelter scare, and tells the story of a former TV star and his stunt double. The film is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and the star-studded cast includes Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, and James Marsden.

#4. Dark Phoenix

Expected release: June 7

Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 796,187

This film takes place in the X-Men universe, and sees Jean Grey developing new powers that turn her into Dark Phoenix. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, and Michael Fassbender.

#3. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Expected release: July 5

Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 959,935

"Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker and his friends on a trip to Europe, where Peter fights a villain named Mysterio. Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson are all featured. The movie picks up where the 2019 "Avengers” movie leaves off.

#2. Captain Marvel

Expected release: March 8

Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure, Comedy

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 1,736,876

"Captain Marvel” tells the story of Carol Danvers, who becomes a powerful hero when the planet is trapped in a battle between two alien races. The movie stars Brie Larson, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson. Stan Lee, who died in November, will make his final cameo appearance in the film.

#1. Avengers 4

Expected release: May 3

Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure

90-day Wikipedia pageviews: 1,916,728

The untitled Avengers movie will be the fourth installment of the series, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie’s celebrity-packed cast includes Bradley Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Chris Evans, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Olsen, and Evangeline Lilly.

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