As a new year begins, it’s time to look ahead to a new year of movies from Hollywood and beyond. With plenty of films pushed back due to the actor’s strikes, there are a lot of big releases to look forward to, like Mean Girls, Dune 2, The Bikeriders and more. We’ve put together a list of the movies we’re most excited to see in 2024.

Mean Girls The Musical

Mean Girls

Tina Fey is bringing her stage musical version of the teen classic to the big screen so we can all quote (and sing) along in cinemas. Mean Girls reimagines the story of Cady Heron trying to fit into the cliques of high school. Everything you know and love about the original has been updated and set to music, and it’s definitely up there with our most anticipated films of the year.

Mare of Easttown star Angourie Rice steps into Lindsay Lohan’s shoes as Cady, while Renee Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) plays Queen Bee Regina. Gretchen and Karen are played by Bebe Wood (Love, Victor) and Avantika Vandanapu (Senior Year), along with Auli’I Cravalho (Moana) as Janis. Tina Fey herself meanwhile has a role as Ms. Norbury. Remember to wear pink.

Release date: 19.01.2024

Dune 2

Dune 2

Pushed back from its original release of the end of 2023, Dune Part Two will finally hit screens in March, with Timothee Chalamet returning as Paul Atreides. Continuing the story from the first, Paul must successfully rally and unite with the Fremen people on the planet Arrakis to fight a huge war against House Harkonnen, who threatens to ruin the future of the planet. As he continues his journey toward revenge, he’s joined by young warrior Chani, played by Zendaya.

The huge supporting cast includes John Brolin, Rebecca Fergurson, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. It’s definitely worth seeing on as big a screen as possible.

Release date: 15.03.2024

Argylle

Argylle

Henry Cavill leads this spy comedy from Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell and Dua Lipa. Dallas Howard plays Elly Conway, a quiet and introverted author who writes a series of successful espionage novels but hates the limelight. Her chief character is Argylle (Cavill), a secret agent who’s essentially James Bond, fighting villains and saving the world.

A real-life spy (Rockwell) arrives in her life to tell her she’s being targeted by people who believe she knows too much about the criminal underworld, and they and her cat go on a whirlwind adventure into the world of spies and gangsters. Are her books harmless fun, or are they more real than they seem? Bryan Cranston, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, Rob Delaney and Samuel L Jackson also star.

release date: 02.02.2024

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

The Lighthouse and The Northman director Robert Eggers directs this remake of the over 100-year-old horror classic Nosferatu, essentially a retelling of Dracula. A young woman (Lily Rose Depp) becomes the obsession of a gaunt and creepy vampire, Count Orlok- if you loved IT, you’ll be excited by the fact Bill Skarsgard plays the creature. This updated telling of the original, which also focused on a town being overrun by plague, doesn’t have much else in the way of story revealed yet, but Nicholas Hoult will play the young woman’s husband Thomas, and Willem Dafoe plays a vampire hunter. Emma Corrin and Aaron Taylor Johnson also star.

03.01.2025

Challengers

Challengers

Zendaya has her first big leading role in a movie, playing a former tennis champion, Tashi, who signs up her husband Patrick (Mike Faist) to a Challenger match to see if he can reclaim some of his former glory. His opponent though is Tashi’s former lover, Art (Josh O’Connor), with the three having previously had something of a love triangle when they were teens. Directed by Luca Guadagino (Call Me by Your Name), the official trailer reveals that Tashi’s career was ended prematurely by a serious leg injury, and has since become Patrick’s coach. Having set social media alight when first revealed, it was also meant to release last year, but will now drop in April. Potential for awards? We think so.

Release date: 26.04.2024

Back To Black

Back to Black

Following big music biopics over the past few years like Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman and Elvis, Amy Winehouse finally gets her story told in film with the upcoming Back to Black. It was revealed last year that Industry star Marisa Abela will play the late singer, while it’ll be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Though we don’t know much about the plot of the biopic, we do know it will delve as you’d expect into Winehouse’s career and personal life, from her years in North London gaining attention for her iconic voice to becoming a hit artist with her album Back to Black.

Set to release in April, it also stars Jack O’Connell, Juliet Cowan, Lesley Manville and Eddie Marsan as Winehouse’s father Eddie.

Release date: 12.04.2024

The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders opened last year at the Telluride Film Festival to acclaim, but like many films on this list was held back due to the Hollywood strikes. Led by Jodie Comer and Austin Butler, it’s set in the 1960s, charting the life of a biker gang in Chicago, and from the trailer it looks like Comer’s character Kathy will be recounting later in life in an interview.

In her younger days, Kathy, feeling like an outsider, meets and falls for biker Benny (Butler), and falls for the glamour of the biking lifestyle. Everything seems great until the club slowly begins to become more and more of a violent and criminal gang, with Johnny (Tom Hardy) being a loose cannon. Michael Shannon, Norman Reedus and Boyd Holbrook also star.

Release date: 21.06.2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Furios

If you’re looking for one film this year that’s guaranteed to be stylised, rip-roaring fun, then Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is for you. Set several years before the Tom Hardy led Mad Max: Fury Road, this film goes back to tell the story of the hardened soldier Furiosa before she met Max. Our heroine is played by Anya Taylor-Joy, following the footsteps of Charlize Theron, who is kidnapped from her home by a horde of raiders led by Dementus (Chris Hemsworth). With the world collapsing into a post-apocalypse, Furiosa must fight to survive to try and escape into the Wasteland, with a huge battle brewing between warlords. Series creator George Miller returns to direct.

Release date: 24.05.2024

Mickey 17

Mickey 17

Believe it or not, it’s been five years since Parasite burst onto the scene and ended up triumphing to win Best Picture, and Bong Joon-ho has been hard at work creating his next big film. Mickey 17 is that project and was teased back in 2022 as a sci-fi story based on the novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton. It stars Robert Pattinson in the lead role of Mickey Barnes, an employee of a corporation sent to explore an ice planet somewhere in space. Mickey is viewed as “an expendable” and is given little in the way of protection from the dangers of space, but anytime he dies, his body is born again anew, and most of his memories remain. The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun is also in the film, along with Toni Colette and Mark Ruffalo.

Release date: 29.03.2024

Joker: Folie a Deuxe

Joker: Folie a deux

The first Joker film was released to acclaim and controversy back in 2019 and is now getting a follow-up with Joker: Folie a Deuxe, with Joaquin Phoenix returning in the title role. The sequel is set to change things up from the original by making it a musical, and who better to star alongside Phoenix than Lady Gaga? The singer will be playing Harley Quinn, who’s previously been played on screen by Margot Robbie, a psychiatrist who meets Arthur Fleck, now going as Joker, at Arkham Asylum, but becomes infatuated and obsessed with him. Together they fall into a twisted romance and begin to once again wreak havoc across Gotham City. Todd Phillips will once again be directing, while Zazie Beets, Brendan Gleeson and Jacob Lofland will also star.

Release date: 04.10.2024


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