15 Of The Biggest And Best Films Still To Come Out In 2019

Sophie WatsonSophie Watson in Entertainment, Film
Published 02.08.19
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If there’s one thing I look forward to each year, it’s what incredible new films will be reaching my local cinema over the following twelve month period.

Luckily for us though, since it’s only August we still have five months worth of some of 2019’s best and biggest films. Yippie!

Forget Toy Story 4 and The Lion King for a second – yes they were both hugely brilliant films, (with a budget of $460 million between them, I wouldn’t have expected any less) but let’s make room for some of the other biggest films of 2019.

All 15 of these upcoming films look insane!

1. IT : Chapter Two

Based on Stephen Kings terrifying 1986 novel, IT : Chapter Two is the sequel to 2017’s IT which told the story of a group of kids being preyed on by a shape-shifting clown in a small town called Derry. Twenty seven years later, the Loser’s Club are now adults and it’s the anniversary for a disturbing evil to re-visit the town.

Considering IT is the highest-grossing horror film of all time, my expectations for Chapter Two are high. The creepy clown is back, and he’s “even more vicious” according to Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise.

Not only that, but the film has been confirmed to be 2 hours and 45 minutes long! Eeeek, I can’t wait!

Release Date: 6th September

2. Ad Astra

Starring Brad Pitt, this space thriller is about an astronaut’s mission to find his father in outer space – whilst solving a mystery which threatens humanity’s survival on earth. Good looking, charming and heroic, is there anything Brad Pitt can’t do? Well, let’s see if he manages to save the world first.

Said to contain violence and some bloody images, it seems this mission won’t be as straight forward as it sounds. Who am I kidding, if someone’s missing in outer space, I reckon it’ll be pretty tricky trying to find them.

Release date: 20th September

3. Frozen 2

Six years after Frozen was released, Elsa is back and this time her magical powers give her hope. In the company of Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, Elsa will set out on a dangerous but extraordinary adventure that will change everything.

This new Disney sequel will be watched by the majority of us – whether we’re five or twenty five – we just can’t say no to Elsa.

Also, I’m pretty sure David Attenborough is narrating the trailer, that’s why it sounds so magical!

Release date: 22nd November

4. Joker

This psychological thriller tells the story of the notorious villain, whose ambitions of being a comedian fail him. When being confronted with violent thugs along Gotham City streets, he is picked on for his clown appearance and thus, he descends into a madness he cannot escape from.

Original and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, this stand-off film gives us a deeper insight into who the Joker really is.

I don’t know about you, but I think this looks bloody awesome.

Release date: 4th October

5. The Goldfinch

Based on the best selling novel by Donna Tartt, a 13-year-old boy named Theodore loses his mother in a bombing at an art museum in New York. Played by Ansel Elgort, best known for playing Augustus Waters in John Greens ‘The Fault In Our Stars‘, Theodore is grown up now, and through his life’s journey, he carries hope in the shape of a small bird.

This drama also features Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard as he plays young Boris. (OMG OMG OMG)

Release date: 27th September

6. Ford V Ferrari

Based on the true story, Caroll Shelby, the American car designer, and Ken Miles work together to build a revolutionary Ford race car in hopes to beat Ferrari, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Will they make history? Or are they just a pair of overly ambitious car enthusiasts? We’ll find out later on in the year.

Release date: 15th November

7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

In this third instalment of the Star Wars sequel triology, the epic space-opera film follows the surviving Resistance as they face the First Order in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. The power of knowledge is all they’ll need.

Expect a lot of action in this final battle – it’s showtime!

Release date: 19th December

8. Zombie Land ‘Double Tap’

Zombieland is back after ten years with zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock to kick some more zombie butt (they make it look so cool and easy don’t they?) This time, the zombies are more evolved but this make shift, self acclaimed ‘dysfunctional’ family won’t let anything, or anyone stop them from surviving.

Who’d have known the post-apocalypse would be so fun?

Release date: 18th October

9. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood features Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the actor, and Brad Pitt as the stunt double, Cliff Booth.

Set in the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles, the films follows Dalton who’s had one hit western series and is looking for a way to get into the film business, while his sidekick Booth – who’s also his stunt double – is looking for the same thing.

The movie is said to be similar to a “Pulp Fiction-like tapestry” that covers a group of characters during that summer and has the horrific murder of Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) by Charles Manson’s cult of followers as the backdrop to the story.

Release Date: 15th August 2019

10. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

A shadow has lived over the Bellows family within the small town of Mill Valley in 1968 America, for a long time, which led a young girl named Sarah to write a book of disturbing secrets and real stories. When uncovered by a group of thrill-seeking teens years later, only their worst nightmares will unfold page after page.

This sounds horrifying and extremely unsettling, but isn’t that what makes such a smashing horror film? I guess we will find out when this reaches our cinema screens later this month.

Release date: 23rd August

11. Crawl

In this American disaster film, a fierce, category 5 hurricane hits Florida and residents are urged to evacuate immediately – but a young girl is determined to stay and find her father. However, she soon realises that they have un wanted company, and the flooding water isn’t their only threat of survival.

Honestly, watching this trailer made me feel petrified…but also excited because it is being released later this month. YAY.

Release date: 23rd August

12. Gemini Man

Within this innovative, action packed thriller, Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan, an elite hit-man who is being followed and targeted by a mysterious man that knows his every move.

Who is the man and what does he want from Will Smith? My guess is that he wants his autograph. If so I don’t blame him, I mean have you seen I am legend?

13. Rambo (5) : Lost Blood

It’s fair to say Rambo’s getting on a bit now (sorry Sly)  – but he needs to dust himself off quickly and confront his ruthless past. He has never been afraid of anyone, so why would he hold back in the final mission? Revenge is so sweet, especially when you’re a combat pro.

Well, I can imagine he’d feel pretty bad ass.

Release date: 20th September

14. Ready Or Not

Everyone dreams of their perfect wedding day, but a game of hide and seek at midnight isn’t on my list. Unfortunately for newly wedded Grace, she must now hide until dawn whilst her in laws try to hunt her down with various weapons such as crossbows and guns. Yknow, because nothing says ‘welcome to the family’ like being traumatised for life.

Strangely humorous, and somewhat crazy, Ready or Not will probably result in me leaving the cinema feeling a little more unusual than normal. But FYI, I’m totally here for it.

Release date: 27th September

15. Official Secrets

Based entirely on the powerful and true story, a British whistle-blower leaks information to the press regarding an illegal NSA spy operation, designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This political thriller tells the untold story of why Katharine Gun risked her freedom to expose secrets which were hidden from the public.

If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, I have good news for you Doctor Who fans. Matt Smith, who played the eleventh Doctor from 2010-2013, stars in this film as Martin Bright.

Release date: 18th October