2024 new movies: release schedule for this year's new movies

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After 2023 saw massive movie-going events like Barbenheimer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the surprise of the year in Sound of Freedom, what lies in store with the slate of 2024 new movies? We're taking a macro look at it all right here, giving you a complete look at the 2024 movie release schedule.

To be clear, the list below includes only movies that are going to be playing in movie theaters; check out our what's new on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Max and Paramount Plus features to stay up to date on what new movies are coming to the exclusively to streaming services.

We'll be updating this list as more information about the slate of 2024 new movies becomes available. However, we already got the long-awaited Dune sequel, plus new franchise entries for A Quiet Place and Bad Boys are on the way, as well as new movies George Miller, Robert Zemeckis and more. Check it all out below.

May 2024 new movies

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
  • Release date: May 24

  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne, Tom Burke

  • Director: George Miller

George Miller is returning to the world of Mad Max, but this time for a movie entirely devoted to Mad Max: Fury Road breakout character Furiosa. Played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road, Anya Taylor-Joy steps in to play a younger Furiosa. But with Miller still behind the camera and Chris Hemsworth as the movie's new villain, expect another high-octane adventure with Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

The Garfield Movie

Garfield in The Garfield Movie
Garfield in The Garfield Movie
  • Release date: May 24

  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillen, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang

  • Director: Mark Dindal

Garfield, who hates Mondays but loves lasagna, is getting another movie. Unlike the previous two movies that mixed live action and animation, The Garfield Movie is fully animated, with Chris Pratt voicing the iconic character. Joining Pratt is Samuel L. Jackson voicing Garfield's father, who returns after Garfield has been adopted by Jon.

Hit Man

Adria Arjona and Glen Powell in Hit Man
Adria Arjona and Glen Powell in Hit Man
  • Release date: May 24 (select theaters)

  • Cast: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Retta, Sanjay Rao, Molly Bernard, Evan Holtzman

  • Director: Richard Linklater

Getting a limited play in movie theaters before it premieres on Netflix a couple of weeks later, Hit Man is the latest movie from acclaimed director Richard Linklater and another starring role for Glen Powell, who also co-wrote the script with Linklater. The movie is a comedy based on the true story of a man who posed as a hit man to help police with sting operations, only to fall for one of the people he is supposed to be setting up. It earned rave reviews on the festival circuit over the last few months.

Ezra

Robert De Niro and William Fitzgerald raise fists with Bobby Cannavale in the background in Ezra
Robert De Niro and William Fitzgerald raise fists with Bobby Cannavale in the background in Ezra
  • Release date: May 31 (US)

  • Cast: Bobby Cannavale, William Fitzgerald, Rose Byrne, Robert De Niro

  • Director: Tony Goldwyn

Bobby Cannavale stars as stand-up comic Max, who raises his austic son alongside his ex-wife (Rose Byrne) and father (Robert De Niro). Ezra first premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where we got some solid buzz, but is now coming to general audiences at the start of the 2024 summer movie season.

The Dead Don't Hurt

Viggo Mortensen in The Dead Don't Hurt
Viggo Mortensen in The Dead Don't Hurt
  • Release date: May 31 (US)

  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Vicky Krieps, Solly McLeod, Garret Dillahunt, Danny Huston

  • Director: Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen wrote and directed his new western, The Dead Don't Hurt, which sees him star as a Dutch immigrant who begins a relationship with a French Canadian immigrant (Krieps) in 1860s US. But when the Civil War separates them, trouble arises on the homefront.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams
Robot Dreams
  • Release date: May 31

  • Director: Pablo Berger

One of the five nominees for Best Animated Feature at the 2024 Oscars is finally getting its US release, as Robot Dreams arrives in movie theaters this May. The critically-acclaimed story is about a dog and robot, who form a fast friendship but unfortunately become separated.

Summer Camp

Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in Summer Camp
Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in Summer Camp
  • Release date: May 31

  • Cast: Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Eugene Levy, Beverly D'Angelo, Dennis Haysbert, Nicole Richie, Josh Peck

  • Director: Castille Landon

Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard are heading to camp, as the three screen legends star in the comedy Summer Camp as life-long friends hoping to keep their friendship going by revisiting the summer camp where they first met.

Young Woman and the Sea

Daisy Ridley in Young Woman and the Sea
Daisy Ridley in Young Woman and the Sea
  • Release date: May 31

  • Cast: Daisy Ridley, Stephen Graham,  Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sian Clifford, Kim Bodnia, Christopher Eccleston, Glenn Fleshler

  • Director: Joachim Rønning

Daisy Ridley stars in the inspirational sports drama Young Woman and the Sea, which chronicles Trudy Ederle's real-life pursuit of being the first woman to swim the 21-mile English Channel. The movie reportedly got such a strong reaction in test screenings that it was pulled from premiering exclusively on Disney Plus and given a theatrical release.

June 2024 new movies

I Used to Be Funny

  • Release date: June 7 (US)

  • Cast: Rachel Sennott, Olga Pesta, Jason Jones, Sabrina Jalees, Caleb Hearon, Ennis Esmer, Dani Kind

  • Director: Ally Pankiw

Rachel Sennott has become an indie darling over the last few years with her roles in Shiva Baby, Bodies Bodies Bodies and Bottoms. Her latest see's her play a stand-up comedian struggling with PTSD who must decide if she should join the search for missing teenage girl that she used to nanny.

The Watchers

Dakota Fanning in The Watchers
Dakota Fanning in The Watchers
  • Release date: June 7

  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell

  • Director: Ishana Night Shymalan

There's a new Shymalan in Hollywood, as M. Night Shymalan's daughter Ishana Night Shymalan makes her directing debut with The Watchers (though she has previously directed episodes of The Servant). Based on a A.M. Shine book, The Watchers follows Mina, who stumbles upon an enclosure that serves as a kind of zoo for monstrous creatures that come out when the sun goes down.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as Marcus and Mike bumping fists in Bad Boys: Ride or Die
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as Marcus and Mike bumping fists in Bad Boys: Ride or Die
  • Release date: June 14

  • Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Tasha Smith, Melanie Liburd, Eric Dane, Rhea Seehorn

  • Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Bad Boys for life indeed, as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are teaming up once again for the cop action franchise. Bad Boys: Ride or Die follows up Bad Boys for Life, which was one of the few true hits in 2020, premiering in January of that year. With that burst of life, can the franchise continue with another hit in 2024?

Firebrand

Alicia Vikander in Firebrand
Alicia Vikander in Firebrand
  • Release date: June 14 (US)

  • Cast: Jude Law, Alicia Vikander,  Eddie Marsan, Sam Riley, Simon Russell Beale, Erin Doherty

  • Director: Karim Aïnouz

The period drama Firebrand sees Jude Law take on the king-sized role of Henry VIII, with Alicia Vikander starring as his final wife, Katherine Parr. The movie actually first screened at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, so it's been a long wait for general audiences to get a look at it.

Inside Out 2

Anxiety, an orange-coloured, frazzled looking emotion
Anxiety, an orange-coloured, frazzled looking emotion
  • Release date: June 14

  • Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Maya Hawke

  • Director: Kelsey Mann

The thoughts inside your head are back on the big screen, as Pixar is releasing Inside Out 2. It's years later and young Riley is now a teenager. But with that comes new emotions that Joy (Poehler), Sadness (Smith), Anger (Black), Fear (Hale) and Disgust (Lapira) are going to have to learn to work with.

The Bikeriders

Austin Butler in The Bikeriders
Austin Butler in The Bikeriders
  • Release date: June 21

  • Cast: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy

  • Director: Jeff Nichols

While The Bikeriders stalled a bit on its planned 2023 release, the Austin Butler and Tom Hardy movie now has a prime summer release date for summer 2024. The period drama looks like it can be the ideal kind of counter programming to action, animated and comedy movies that dominate the summer.

Janet Planet

Julianne Nicholson and Zoe Ziegler in Janet Planet
Julianne Nicholson and Zoe Ziegler in Janet Planet
  • Release date: June 21 (US)

  • Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Zoe Ziegler, Will Patton, Sophie Okonedo, Elias Koteas

  • Director: Annie Baker

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker makes her feature writing and directing debut with the A24 movie Janet Planet. Led by Julianne Nicholson, the movie focuses on a mother and her 11-year-old daughter as they spend the summer together in rural Massachusetts, where the young girl's imagination is able to enthrall her and others.

Kinds of Kindness

Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons and Willem Dafoe in Kinds of Kindness
Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons and Willem Dafoe in Kinds of Kindness
  • Release date: June 21

  • Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons, Hong Chau, Joe Alwy, Mamoudou Athie, Hunter Schaefer

  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Just a little more than seven months after their Oscar-winning collaboration Poor Things was released in movie theaters, Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are back together in the movie Kinds of Kindness. Outside of its stacked cast, we don't know much about the movie besides that it is being described as an anthology movie.

Thelma

Richard Roundtree and June Squibb in Thelma
Richard Roundtree and June Squibb in Thelma
  • Release date: June 21

  • Cast: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, Malcolm McDowell

  • Director: Josh Margolin

One of the hits from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, Thelma is a different kind of action movie, one that stars 94-year-young Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb as the hero. Squibb plays an elderly woman who goes on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her after she was duped in a phone scam.

Daddio

Sean Penn in front of a taxi in Daddio
Sean Penn in front of a taxi in Daddio
  • Release date: June 28 (US)

  • Cast: Sean Penn, Dakota Johnson

  • Director: Christy Hall

A contender for indie darling of the summer season is Daddio, the debut movie for writer/director Christy Hall. Dakota Johnson stars as a woman who takes a cab from JFK Airport and strikes up a deep conversation with her cab driver, played by Sean Penn. The movie got solid buzz from the festival circuit in fall 2023.

Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1

Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga
Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga
  • Release date: June 28

  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Michael Rooker, Danny Huston, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jeff Fahey, Will Patton, Tatanka Means, Owen Crow Shoe, Ella Hunt, Jamie Campbell Bower

  • Director: Kevin Costner

The movie that (allegedly) brought an end to Yellowstone. Between the hit TV show and his Best Picture-winning movie Dances with Wolves, Kevin Costner is no stranger to a big western, but he may have outdone himself here, as Horizon: An American Saga explores the lure of the Old West in not just one movie, but two, with Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 2 releasing just a few weeks later.

A Quiet Place: Day One

Djimon Honsou and Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day One
Djimon Honsou and Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day One
  • Release date: June 28

  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou

  • Director: Michael Sarnoski

While A Quiet Place Part II showed what happened for the Abbott family the day the aliens arrived in a flashback scene, A Quiet Place: Day One is going to dive deeper into their arrival on Earth, specifically in New York City.

July 2024 new movies

Despicable Me 4

Gru readies a weapon on stage in front of a crowd in Despicable Me 4
Gru readies a weapon on stage in front of a crowd in Despicable Me 4
  • Release date: July 3

  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, Steven Coogan

  • Director: Chris Renaud

The Minions have had their fun with their own movies, but it's time for the adult Gru to make this big screen comeback in Despicable Me 4. We don't know a whole lot about the plot of the movie yet, but expect more wild antics from Gru and his family.

MaXXXine

Mia Goth and Halsey in MaXXXine
Mia Goth and Halsey in MaXXXine
  • Release date: July 5 (US); August 9 (UK)

  • Cast: Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Bacon

  • Director: Ti West

The expected third entry in Ti West's horror trilogy that began with X and Pearl, MaXXXine transports the story to 1980s Hollywood, where adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx is on the verge of her big break, though her bloody past could derail it all. Mia Goth returns as the lone holdover the previous two movies, while a star-studded supporting cast joins her this time around.

Fly Me to the Moon

Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum in Fly Me to the Moon
Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum in Fly Me to the Moon
  • Release date: July 12

  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jim Rash, Ray Romano, Anna Garcia, Donald Elise Watkins, Noah Robbins, Colin Woodell, Nick Dillenburg, Christian Zuber, Woody Harrelson

  • Director: Greg Berlanti

Fly Me to the Moon is a new romantic-comedy starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum against the backdrop of the space race of the 1960s, as a marketing maven (Johansson) is brought in to boost NASA's image, including creating a fake moon landing just in case the real one doesn't go as planned (having some fun with the conspiracy theory).

Longlegs

  • Release date: July 12 (US)

  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe

  • Director: Osgood Perkins

Maika Monroe stars as an FBI agent assigned an unsolved serial killer case with ties to the occult, with all signs pointing to Nicolas Cage being the killer. Longlegs is another smaller movie for Cage, but one that has the potential to be a fan-favorite.

Twisters

Twisters poster
Twisters poster
  • Release date: July 19

  • Cast: Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Maura Tierney, Anthony Ramos, Sasha Lane, Kiernan Shipka, Brandon Perea, Daryl McCormack

  • Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Twister is getting a reboot with the Twisters, a new entry to the natural disaster movie genre. Behind the camera is Minari director Lee Isaac Chung, who tackles a big-budget blockbuster for the first time, while rising stars Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones headline the Twisters cast.

The Good Half

  • Release date; July 23 (US)

  • Cast: Nick Jonas, Brittany Snow, David Arquette, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Walsh, Elisabeth Shue

  • Director: Robert Schwartzman

A special two-night screening for the movie The Good Half is being shown by Fathom Events on July 23 and 25 in 900 US movie theaters; a wider release is expected after that, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The movie stars Nick Jonas as a writer who travels back to Cleveland for his mother's funeral and reunites with his family and meets new friends as he is forced to come to terms with his past.

Deadpool & Wolverine

Deadpool in costume in Deadpool 2
Deadpool in costume in Deadpool 2
  • Release date: July 26

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Rob Delaney, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Matthew Macfayden, Emma Corrin

  • Director: Shawn Levy

The Merc with the Mouth is back, as Ryan Reynolds once again dons the red suit to play Deadpool. That's not all though in Deadpool 3, as Hugh Jackman is making his return as Wolverine and Jennifer Garner is reprising her character Elektra from the original Daredevil movie. With Deadpool 3 the only Marvel movie on the 2024 schedule currently, they are being sure to pull out all the stops.

Didi

Izaac Wang in Didi
Izaac Wang in Didi
  • Release date: July 26 (US)

  • Cast: Izaac Wang, Joan Chen, Shirley Chen

  • Director: Sean Wang

Sundance breakout Didi is going to be an alternative to the big blockbusters of the summer, as Sean Wang's coming of age story follows a 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy who learns valuable lessons before going to high school, including how to skate, how to flirt and the importance of family.

August 2024 new movies

Harold and the Purple Crayon

  • Release date: August 2

  • Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Zachary Levi, Lil Rel Howery

  • Director: Carlos Saldanha

The beloved children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon is getting a movie adaptation in 2024. It's an animated movie, so we'd expect it be perfect for families who have read the book together.

My Old Ass

  • Release date: August 2 (US)

  • Cast: Maisy Stella, Aubrey Plaza

  • Director: Megan Park

After premiering at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, the Aubrey Plaza comedy My Old Ass is hitting movie theaters this summer. The movie focuses on Elliott (Maisy Stella), who is visited by her older self (Plaza) and warned not to fall in love. But that'll be easier said than done when she actually meets the person that her older self was warning her about.

Trap

  • Release date: August 2

  • Cast: Josh Harnett

  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan

We're getting two Shyamalan movies in 2024. In addition to his daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan's movie The Watchers, M. Night Shyamalan has his own new movie, Trap. Of course, in traditional Shyamalan fashion, we know next to nothing about the movie as of yet.

Borderlands

Cate Blanchett, Ariana Greenblatt, Kevin Hart, Florian Munteanu and Jamie Lee Curtis in Borderlands
Cate Blanchett, Ariana Greenblatt, Kevin Hart, Florian Munteanu and Jamie Lee Curtis in Borderlands
  • Release date: August 9

  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez, Ariana Greenblatt

  • Director: Eli Roth

While TV fans are getting an adaptation of Fallout in 2024, movie fans have their own massive video game adaptation on the way in Borderlands. Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart lead a massive ensemble in the Eli Roth-directed movie, which sees various hunters head to a distant planet in search of advanced alien technology.

Cuckoo

Cuckoo star Hunter Schafer hiding behind a bookcase while a hooded figure lingers in the background
Cuckoo star Hunter Schafer hiding behind a bookcase while a hooded figure lingers in the background
  • Release date: August 9 (US)

  • Cast: Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick, Marton Csokas

  • Director: Tilman Singer

After generating some buzz at both the Berlin International Film Festival and the South by Southwest Film Festival, the horror/thriller Cuckoo is heading to general audiences in May. The movie centers on a teenage girl forced to move to with her family to a resort where things are not what they seem.

Flint Strong

  • Release date: August 9

  • Cast: Ryan Destiny, Brian Tyree Henry, Olunike Adeliyi

  • Director: Rachel Morrison

What would a year be without an inspiring sports movie? Looking to deliver that to us in 2024 is Flint Strong, which tells the story of Claressa "T-Rex" Shields, who wants to become the first woman to win a gold medal in boxing when a women's section of the sport was added to the 2012 Olympics.

It Ends With Us

Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
  • Release date: August 9

  • Cast: Blake Lively, Brandon Sklenar, Jenny Slate, Justin Baldoni, Hasan Minhaj

  • Director: Justin Baldoni

The best-selling novel from Collen Hoover is getting its movie adaptation, with a star-studded cast that includes Blake Lively and 1923 breakout star Brandon Sklenar. After more than 90 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, It Ends With Us fans are going to get the chance to see the powerful romance drama play out on the big screen.

Alien: Romulus

Cailee Spaeny in Alien: Romulus
Cailee Spaeny in Alien: Romulus
  • Release date: August 16

  • Cast: Isabela Merced, Cailee Spaeny, Archie Renaux, David Jonsson, Aileen Wu, Spike Fearn

  • Director: Fede Alvarez

The Alien franchise continues. Though Fede Alvarez is taking over as a director, Ridley Scott is still attached as a producer on Alien: Romulus. As for what movie fans can expect, a young cast is at the center of this sci-fi story, as they are the latest group to go against the infamous Xenomorph.

Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 2

Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga
Kevin Costner in Horizon: An American Saga
  • Release date: August 16

  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Michael Rooker, Danny Huston, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jeff Fahey, Will Patton, Tatanka Means, Owen Crow Shoe, Ella Hunt, Jamie Campbell Bower

  • Director: Kevin Costner

The second part of Kevin Costner's new western epic releases just a few weeks after its first, meaning fans won't have to wait long to see the story's conclusion. The interesting thing to see is if both parts of Horizon: An American Saga will have any overlap in movie theaters, allowing for a double feature.

Blink Twice

Channing Tatum in Blink Twice
Channing Tatum in Blink Twice
  • Release date: August 23

  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Naomi Ackie, Christian Slater, Simon Rex, Adria Arjona, Kyle MacLachlan, Haley Joel Osment, Geena Davis, Alia Shawkat

  • Director: Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz goes behind the camera to make her directorial debut with the psychological thriller Blink Twice. Naomi Ackie stars as a cocktail waitress who hits it off with a tech billionaire (Tatum) at a gala event and is invited for a dream vacation on his private island. However, the dream soon turns into a nightmare as something is amiss on the island.

The Crow

Bill Skarsgard in The Crow
Bill Skarsgard in The Crow
  • Release date: August 23

  • Cast: Bill Skarsgård, FKA twigs, Danny Huston, Laura Birn, Sami Bouajila and Jordan Bolger

  • Director: Rupert Sanders

The Crow is a remake of the 90s comic book adaptation. In this updated telling of the story Bill Skarsgård plays Eric Draven, who sacrifices himself to save his love and becomes the Crow, mercilessly seeking revenge, traversing the worlds of the living and the dead to put wrong things right.

The Forge

  • Release date: August 23

  • Cast: Karen Abercrombie, Priscilla C. Shirer, Cameron Arnett, Aspen Kennedy

  • Director: Alex Kendrick

Another faith-based movie in 2024, The Forge comes from the team behind the likes of War Room, Overcomer and Courageous. In this latest story, a high school graduate learns that his life has a higher meaning then he could have ever known.

September 2024 new movies

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice poster
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice poster
  • Release date: September 6

  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Winoa Ryder, Jenna Ortega, Catherine O'Hara, Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe, Justin Theroux

  • Director: Tim Burton

Thirty-six years after Tim Burton and company first said Beetlejuice three times, the ghoul is back in Beetlejuice 2, now officially titled Beetlejuice Beetlejuice. Michael Keaton reprises his role as Beetlejuice, as does Winoa Ryder as Lydia Deetz and Catherine O'Hara as Delia Deetz, with the newest member of then Deetz family, Astrid, played by Wednesday star Jenna Ortega. The original Beetlejuice is a classic, so there are bound to be lofty expectations for the sequel.

Speak No Evil

James McAvoy and Aisling Franciosi in Speak No Evil
James McAvoy and Aisling Franciosi in Speak No Evil
  • Release date: September 13

  • Cast: Mackenzie Davis, James McAvoy, Scoot McNairy, Alix West Lefler, Kris Hitchen, Motaz Malhees

  • Director: James Watkins

The latest in the US remakes of international horror movies, Speak No Evil is a Hollywood adaptation of the 2022 Dutch movie of the same name. The story focuses on a family invited to spend a weekend at a seemingly idyllic country house. However, the weekend soon turns into a psychological nightmare.

Transformers One

  • Release date: September 20

  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Tyree Henry, Laurence Fishburne

  • Director: Josh Cooley

The Transformers franchise is returning to its animation roots with the origin story, Transformers One. Early reports tease that the movie will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime (voiced by Chris Hemsworth) and Megatron (Brian Tyree Henry).

Wolfs

  • Release date: September 20

  • Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Amy Ryan

  • Director: Jon Watts

Ocean's Eleven stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt reunite in Wolfs, but this time as two lone-wolf fixers who get assigned to the same job. With the two-stars attached, this looks like it has the potential the kind of more adult-driven entertainment that we just don't get enough of these days. Wonder if the movie will explain why they opted for the incorrect spelling of wolves, but whatever.

Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

Christopher Reeve in Superman
Christopher Reeve in Superman
  • Release date: September 21 & 25 (US)

  • Director: Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui

Superman is flying back into theaters this year. Not James Gunn's new Superman movie, but rather Christopher Reeve, arguably the most iconic actor to don the cape. Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story is a documentary that tracks the actors rise to stardom and his life following a nearly fatal horse-riding accident that left him paralyzed. The documentary is set to receive two special screenings in movie theaters, on September 21 and September 25, the latter of which was Reeve's birthday.

Untitled MonkeyPaw Movie

  • Release date: September 27

  • Cast: TBD

  • Director: TBD

Another movie with mystery surrounding it is this Untitled MonkeyPaw Movie. MonkeyPaw is Jordan Peele's production company, but with Peele's fourth movie releasing on Christmas Day, this is going to be something entirely different.

The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot
The Wild Robot
  • Release date: September 27

  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Pedro Pascal, Catherine O'Hara, Bill Nighy, Kit Connor and Stephanie Hsu, with Mark Hamill, Matt Berry, Ving Rhames

  • Director: Chris Sanders

A new animated adventure from DreamWorks, The Wild Robot features an all-star voice cast to tell the story of ROZZUM Unit 7134, or "Roz" for short. After Roz is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, it must learn to adapt and make friends with the animals on the island.

October 2024 new movies

Joker: Folie à Deux

Joauqin Phoenix in clown makeup as Joker in Joker
Joauqin Phoenix in clown makeup as Joker in Joker
  • Release date: October 4

  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, Zazie Beetz

  • Director: Todd Phillips

Joker was a very different kind of comic book movie. It earned rave reviews, set box office records and won Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar while telling a dark and violent story that seemed only loosely based on the comics that the Batman villain originally came from. Get ready for more as Joker: Folie à Deux brings Phoenix back to the role of the Joker with Lady Gaga joining with him to put her own spin on Harley Quinn.

A Real Pain

Kieran Culkin and Jesse Eisenberg in A Real Pain
Kieran Culkin and Jesse Eisenberg in A Real Pain
  • Release date: October 18 (US)

  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kieran Culkin, Will Sharpe, Jennifer Grey, Kurt Egyiawan, Liza Sadovy, Daniel Oreskes

  • Director: Jesse Eisenberg

Sundance breakout A Real Pain is heading to movie theaters for all audiences this fall. The second directorial effort from Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg, this movie sees him star alongside Succession's Kieran Culkin as two mismatched cousins who travel to Poland to honor their beloved grandmother and explore their family history.

Smile 2

Caitlin Stasey in Smile
Caitlin Stasey in Smile
  • Release date: October 18

  • Cast: TBD

  • Director: Parker Finn

Putting new meaning to a creepy smile, the 2022 horror movie Smile became a surprise hit. So no surprise, Smile 2 is on the way. Details are scarce at the moment, though we know the original movie's director is back to helm the sequel.

Terrifier 3

David Howard Thorton as Art the Clown in Terrifier 2
David Howard Thorton as Art the Clown in Terrifier 2
  • Release date: October 25

  • Cast: David Howard Thornton, Lauren LaVera, Samantha Scaffidi, Elliott Fullam

  • Director: Damien Leone

Fans are getting more of the horror franchise that reportedly made people pass out in movie theaters, as Art the Clown is back at it in Terrifier 3. Now he's taking over another holiday, as the movie is set to be a Christmas horror movie.

November 2024 new movies

The Amateur

  • Release date: November 8

  • Cast: Rami Malek, Caitriona Balfe, Rachel Brosnahan, Julianne Nicholson, Holy McCallany, Laurence Fishburne, Adrian Martinez, Takehiro Hira

  • Director: James Hawes

Robert Littell's spy novel gets a movie adaptation in The Amateur, powered by an all-star cast and a director who has worked on some of the best TV shows of the last few years. The movie will see a CIA cryptographer get trained up so he can go after a terrorist group that was responsible for the death of his wife.

Paddington in Peru

Paddington Bear leans out of the train in Paddington 2.
Paddington Bear leans out of the train in Paddington 2.
  • Release date: November 8 (UK); January 17, 2025 (US)

  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Emily Mortimer, Imelda Staunton, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Antonio banderas, Carla Tous

  • Director: Dougal Wilson

Everyone's favorite bear returns with Paddington in Peru. As the title suggests, the movie is going to pick up its London roots from the first two movies and take place mainly in Peru and along the Amazon rainforest. The movie right now is not slated to come out to early 2025 for US audiences, but fingers crossed they move it up closer to the UK release date so we can enjoy the wholesome fun these movies have been.

Venom 3

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  • Release date: November 8

  • Cast: Tom Hardy

  • Director: Kelly Marcel

Tom Hardy's Venom gets to complete this trilogy, as what we're just calling Venom 3 for now (the official title hasn't been announced) helps cap off Sony's year of Spider-Man adjacent characters on the big screen. The third Venom movie was originally slatted for a summer 2024 debut, but the movie's fall release is in line with its previous two premieres, which worked out pretty well at the box office.

Alto Knights

  • Release date: November 15

  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Debra Messing, Katherine Narducci

  • Director: Barry Levinson

While Robert De Niro's most recognizable collaborator is Martin Scorsese, the Oscar-winning actor has also worked frequently with Barry Levinson over their careers, and will do so again with Alto Knights. The fourth project the two have worked together on (following Wag the Dog, What Just Happened and The Wizard of Lies), Alto Knights is a gangster movie that depicts two notorious New York crime bosses and their deadly collision course.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • Release date: November 15

  • Cast: TBA

  • Director: Dallas Jenkins

Barbara Robinson's Christmas family book and play is being made into a movie (for the second time), as The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will help make the festive season in 2024. The movie comes from the creator of The Chosen, who here will tell the story of a group of "the worst kids in the history of the world" as they put on a Christmas pageant at their church.

Here

  • Release date: November 15 (US, limited)

  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Paul Bettany, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Dockery

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis

It's a Forrest Gump reunion 30 years later. Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks and Robin Wright are starring in the new movie Here together, which is a multi-generational story about different families and the special place they inhabit. The November 15 release date is for Los Angeles and New York City, before it expands on November 22 and then goes everywhere on November 27.

Gladiator 2

Russell Crowe in Gladiator
Russell Crowe in Gladiator
  • Release date: November 22

  • Cast: Paul Mescal, Barry Keoghan, Denzel Washington, Joseph Quinn, Connie Nielsen, Pedro Pascal

  • Director: Ridley Scott

Movie fans are getting the chance to return to the colosseum with Ridley Scott's long awaited sequel to his Best Picture-winning movie Gladiator. However, one key component will be missing from Gladiator 2 — Russell Crowe's Maximus won't be back (not surprising considering how the first movie ended). There's still plenty of star power in the movie though to make up for that, including Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Paul Mescal and Barry Keoghan headlining the cast.

Moana 2

Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) with Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) with Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
  • Release date: November 27

  • Cast: TBD

  • Director: Dave Derrick Jr.

Moana 2 is setting sail in 2024. Originally supposed to be a TV series, Disney made the call to switch it to a feature-length movie. The story sees Moana receive an unexpected call from her ancestors that requires her to journey to the seas of Oceania into dangerous waters. Providing songs for Moana and Maui to sing this time are Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina.

Wicked Part 1

Cynthia Erivo in Wicked
Cynthia Erivo in Wicked
  • Release date: November 27

  • Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Bailey, Bowen Yang, Keala Settle, Brownwyn James, Ethan Slater, Marissa Bode

  • Director: Jon M. Chu

The hit Broadway musical is getting a movie adaptation, as Wicked is set to be one of the bigger movies of 2024. The musical is actually being split into two parts (part two is currently dated for November 26, 2025). In case you aren't familiar with Wicked, it is a prequel story to The Wizard of Oz, telling how Elphaba and Glinda became the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch, respectively. Can the movie enter into the conversation of best movie musicals?

December 2024 new movies

Nightbitch

  • Release date: December 6

  • Cast: Amy Adams

  • Director: Marielle Heller

Amy Adams' next movie hits screens in December, an adaptation of the Rachel Yoder satirical novel Nightbitch, which is being directed by Can You Ever Forgive Me? helmer Marielle Heller. The story about a woman who raises her toddler mostly alone as her husband is frequently away on business trips. Things go surreal when she realizes she may be transforming into a protective dog.

Kraven the Hunter

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the Kraven the Hunter poster
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the Kraven the Hunter poster
  • Release date: December 13

  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Fred Hechhinger

  • Director: J.C. Chandor

The second Sony/Marvel movie of 2024 brings another classic Spider-Man character to the big screen for the first time in Kraven The Hunter. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the greatest hunter in the world, set to go up against Russell Crowe and others.

Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

First-look art from 'The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim' showing hordes of orcs and an oliphaunt
First-look art from 'The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim' showing hordes of orcs and an oliphaunt
  • Release date: December 13

  • Cast: Brian Cox, Gaia Wise, Miranda Otto, Luke Pasqualino, Lorraine Ashbourne, Yazdan Qafouri, Benjamin Wainwright, Laurence Ubong Williams, Shaun Dooley, Michael Wildman, Jude Akuwudike, Bilal Hasna, Janine Duvitski

  • Director: Kenji Kamiyama

The Lord of the Rings universe is expanding, not just in its story but also in its format. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is an animated feature (with some reports suggesting it may lend closely to anime style) that tells the story of Helm's Deep 183 years before the events of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies.

Mufasa: The Lion King

Mufasa: The Lion King logo
Mufasa: The Lion King logo
  • Release date: December 20

  • Cast: Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani

  • Director: Barry Jenkins

After rebooting The Lion King in 2019 with hyper-realistic animal characters, Disney is returning to Pride Rock once again with Mufasa: The Lion King, but this time with a story that focuses on Mufasa's origin story. How did the young lion become the respected king that we see in The Lion King? That's what we expect this movie to explore.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

First look at Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3
First look at Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  • Release date: December 20

  • Cast: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Idris Elba, Jim Carrey

  • Director: Jeff Fowler

Sonic raced into movie theaters in 2020 (after a little character design tweak the internet demanded) and became an instant hit. So much so that we are getting Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 2024. There's not a whole lot we know about the plot of the movie yet, save that the character Shadow (teased in the image above and to be voiced by Keanu Reeves) is set to be a new villain in the movie.

Nosferatu

Lily-Rose Depp in Nosferatu
Lily-Rose Depp in Nosferatu
  • Release date: December 25

  • Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney, Willem Dafoe

  • Director: Robert Eggers

The original movie vampire is back. Not Dracula, but Nosferatu. A modern-day remake of the classic 1922 vampire movie, Robert Eggers brings his touch to the proceedings along with an exceptional cast, led by an actor who knows how to play terrifying monsters, Bill Skarsgård.

Released movies

Self Reliance

Jake Johnson and Biff Liff in Self Reliance
Jake Johnson and Biff Liff in Self Reliance
  • Released: January 3 (US, one night only)

  • Cast: Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Morales, Emily Hampshire, Mary Holland, Christopher Lloyd, Wayne Brady, Andy Samberg,  Boban Marjanović

  • Director: Jake Johnson

Self Reliance had a special one-night only screening in AMC movie theaters in the US before the movie premieres on streaming, specifically Hulu. The movie's Rotten Tomatoes score has it at a 63% "Fresh" as of January 8, with general audiences that have seen it giving it a positive rating 85% of the time.

Self Reliance does not have a UK release date as of this time.

Night Swim

Night Swim poster
Night Swim poster
  • Released: January 5

  • Cast: Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, Amélie Hoeferle, Gavin Warren

  • Director: Bryce McGuire

The producing team behind M3GAN, which kick started the 2023 box office, was behind Night Swim. This new horror movie didn't cause the same kind of buzz, dubbed "Rotten" on Rotten Tomatoes and coming in second at the box office in its opening weekend.

The Beekeeper

Jason Statham in The Beekeeper
Jason Statham in The Beekeeper
  • Released: January 12

  • Cast: Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Minnie Driver, Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Irons

  • Director: David Ayer

The latest Jason Statham action movie, The Beekeeper was a relatively well received "B" movie (get it?). In it, Statham stars as a retired operative of a secretive government organization meant to operate outside the normal structures to do what is right. However, when someone close to him is scammed by a large phishing operation, he goes on a rampage to get justice.

The Book of Clarence

RJ Cyler and LaKeith Stanfield in The Book of Clarence
RJ Cyler and LaKeith Stanfield in The Book of Clarence
  • Released: January 12 (US); January 19 (UK)

  • Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, Anna Diop, RJ Cyler, David Oyelowo, Michael Ward, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Director: Jeymes Samuel

The biblical epic came back in 2024, but with a bit of a twist. The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel re-teamed with LaKeith Stanfield and a great ensemble for The Book of Clarence, telling the story of a man who sees the power and influence Jesus of Nazareth has gathered and wants it, though using a few shortcuts.

Read WTW's The Book of Clarence review.

Mean Girls

Bebe Wood, Renee Rapp and Avantika in Mean Girls
Bebe Wood, Renee Rapp and Avantika in Mean Girls
  • Released: January 12 (US); January 19 (UK)

  • Cast: Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Reneé Rapp, Jaquel Spivey, Avantika, Bebe Wood, Christopher Briney, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows

  • Director: Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.

A new generation of Mean Girls hit the big screen in 2024, with a musical version of the teen classic, based on the Broadway production, brought fans back to high school to deal with the Plastics, first crushes and more. Rotten Tomatoes has critics giving the movie a "Fresh" score of 70%.

Founder's Day

Founder's Day
Founder's Day
  • Released: January 19 (US)

  • Cast: Naomi Grace, Devin Druid, Emilia McCarthy, Amy Hargreaves, Catherine Curtin, William Russ

  • Director: Erik Bloomquist

Founder's Day brought another dose of horror to January at movie theaters. In this indie scarer, a small town is shaken by a series of ominous killings in the days leading up to a heated mayoral election. Critics were split on the movie, with it earning a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.

I.S.S.

Ariana DeBose in I.S.S.
Ariana DeBose in I.S.S.
  • Released: January 19 (US)

  • Cast: Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbæk, John Gallagher Jr.

  • Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Ariana DeBose went from wishing on a star in Wish to flying amongst them in the sci-fi thriller I.S.S. DeBose and others star as a group of US astronauts who begin a mission at the International Space Station with their Russian colleagues. However, when a worldwide conflict breaks out, both groups are ordered by their countries to take the I.S.S., by any means necessary.

Read What to Watch's I.S.S. review.

Sunrise

Alex Pettyfer in Sunrise
Alex Pettyfer in Sunrise
  • Released: January 19 (US)

  • Cast: Guy Pearce, Alex Pettyfer, Kurt Yaeger, Crystal Yu, William Gao, Olwen Fouere

  • Director: Andrew Baird

Sunrise is a different take on the vampire story that is hoping to intrigue movie fans. The story centers on a dark visitor that feeds on blood, who is returning to a small town where a crime was previously committed. However, after being shown kindness by some and hatred by others, will he choose redemption or revenge?

Which Brings Me to You

  • Released: January 19 (US)

  • Cast: Lucy Hale, Nat Wolff

  • Director: Peter Hutchings

Rom-com indie movie Which Brings Me to You stars Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff. The two play strangers who meet at a wedding and decide to hook up, but instead they end up sharing their past romantic failings to try and figure out why they have been unlucky in love thus far. It could be a hidden gem for movie fans, with critics giving it a "Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes.

American Star

Ian McShane in American Star
Ian McShane in American Star
  • Released: January 26 (US)

  • Cast: Ian McShane, Nora Arnezeder, Thomas Kretschman

  • Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego

Ian McShane goes from helping to facilitate John Wick's kills to becoming a hitman himself in American Star, an indie thriller. The story follows McShane's assassin on his final assignment on a remote island. However, when his target is delayed, he finds himself breaking protocol and forming connections with some of the locals.

Miller's Girl

Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega in Miller's Girl
Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega in Miller's Girl
  • Released: January 26 (US)

  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Jenna Ortega, Bashir Salahuddin, Gideon Adlon, Dagmara Domińczyk

  • Director: Jade Halley Bartlett

Fan-favorites Martin Freeman and Jenna Ortega pair up for Miller's Girl, a sexy thriller that sees a questionable relationship form between a literary teacher and a talented student. Ortega has impressed in almost everything she's done, and she looks like a classic femme fatale in this one.

Read WTW's Millers' Girl review. Also get some additional insight into the movie in our interview with director Jade Halley Bartlett.

Sometimes I Think About Dying

Daisy Ridley in Sometimes I Think About Dying
Daisy Ridley in Sometimes I Think About Dying
  • Released: January 26 (US)

  • Cast: Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia Debonis, Meg Stalter, Brittany O'Grady

  • Director: Rachel Lambert

Initially premiering back at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, Daisy Ridley's dark comedy Sometimes I Think About Dying sees her star as Fran, an introverted person who strikes up a relationship with the new employee in her office. But will Fran's personality allow her to have an honest connection?

Argylle

Dua Lip Henry Cavill in Argylle
Dua Lip Henry Cavill in Argylle
  • Released: February 2

  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena

  • Director: Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn previously subverted the spy genre with Kingsman: The Secret Service, but he's playing around with it again in Argylle, which follows a spy novelist (Bryce Dallas Howard) who inadvertently gets mixed up with an underground syndicate when her fiction novel approves to be more real than she knew.

Read WTW's Argylle review.

Scrambled

  • Released: February 2 (US)

  • Cast: Leah McKendrick, Ego Nwodim, Andrew Santino, Adam Rodriguez, Laura Cerón, Clancy Brown June Diane Raphael, Yvonne Strahovski

  • Director: Leah McKendrick

Scrambled is a different kind of love story, one of self-acceptance. Scrambled sees a 30-something eternal bridesmaid, Nellie, confront her lack of romantic prospects and a doctor's warning about her future risk of having children by freezing her eggs. But this expensive process has its own challenges and forces her to confront past lovers, dreams and regrets.

Suncoast

Nico Parker in Suncoast
Nico Parker in Suncoast
  • Released: February 2 (select US theaters); February 9 (streaming)

  • Cast: Nico Parker, Woody Harrelson, Laura Linney, Ella Anderson, Daniella Taylor, Amarr, Ariel Martin

  • Director: Laura Chinn

One of the first 2024 Sundance movies released to general audiences, Suncoast is a coming-of-age dramedy about Doris (Parker), who attempts to have some semblance of the normal teenage experience while also needing to help care for her ill mother. Harrelson and Linney headline the supporting cast, as an activist that Doris befriends and Doris' mother, respectively.

Read WTW's Suncoast review.

Drift

Cynthia Erivo in Drift
Cynthia Erivo in Drift
  • Released: February 9 (US)

  • Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba, Honor Swinton Byrne, Zainab Jah, Suzy Bemba, Vincent Vermignon

  • Director: Anthony Chen

After first premiering at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the Cynthia Erivo-led drama Drift has arrived in US movie theaters (a limited release first, then a national rollout on February 16). Erivo plays a refugee who attempts to recover from the life she left with the help of a rootless tour guide (Shawkat).

Lisa Frankenstein

Kathryn Newton in Lisa Frankenstein
Kathryn Newton in Lisa Frankenstein
  • Released: February 9 (US); March 22 (UK)

  • Cast: Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Liza Soberano, Carla Gugino, Joe Chrest, Henry Eikenberry

  • Director: Zelda Williams

Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter returned with the 80s'-enthused twist of the Frankenstein story, Lisa Frankenstein. Rising star Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) leads this comedy/horror/romance mashup that sees her titular character form a crush on a handsome, reanimated corpse.

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness poster
Out of Darkness poster
  • Released: February 9

  • Cast: Safia Oakley-Green, Kit Young, Chuku Modu, Iola Evans, Arno Lüning, Luna Mwezi

  • Director: Andrew Cumming

Out of Darkness takes audiences back 45,000 years ago, as it depicts a group that comes upon an challenging landscape that they intend to make their new home. However, they soon find out that they are not alone, as some kind on monster haunts the land and now them as well.

Bob Marley: One Love

Kingsley Ben-Adir in Bob Marley: One Love
Kingsley Ben-Adir in Bob Marley: One Love
  • Released: February 14

  • Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Anthony Welsh, Michael Gandolfini, Umi Myers, Nadine Marshall

  • Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

With Hollywood's affinity for music biopics, getting one on Bob Marley was just a matter of time. Bob Marley: One Love shared the reggae legend's message of peace and love, with Kingsley Ben-Adir capturing the magnetic presence of Marley.

Read WTW's Bob Marley: One Love review.

Madame Web

Dakota Johnson in Madame Web
Dakota Johnson in Madame Web
  • Released: February 14

  • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O'Connor, Tahar Ramin, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott

  • Director: S.J. Clarkson

Sony is growing its web (pun fully intended) of Spider-Man off shoot projects in 2024, with the launch of Madame Web. Dakota Johnson plays the comic book character that can see the future and who must protect a group of young girls that are the target of a dangerous villain hoping to prevent them from fulfilling their futures as fellow superheroes. With only one Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hitting theaters this year, Madame Web is looking to help fulfill the superhero fanbase.

What About Love

Marielle Jaffe in What About Love
Marielle Jaffe in What About Love
  • Released: February 14

  • Cast: Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone, Marielle Jaffe, Miguel Angel Munoz, Jose Coronado, Maia Morgenstern, Ian Glen

  • Director: Klaus Menzel

What About Love is a generational romance drama, focusing on the love of both a younger couple (played by Marielle Jaffe and Miguel Angel Munoz) and one of their parents (played by Andy Garcia and Sharon Stone).

Bleeding Love

Clara McGregor and Ewan McGregor in Bleeding Love
Clara McGregor and Ewan McGregor in Bleeding Love
  • Released: February 16

  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Clara McGregor

  • Director: Emma Westenberg

Real-life father and daughter Ewan and Clara McGregor star Bleeding Love, a road-trip drama that sees an estranged father and daughter forced to confront their issues and a drastic incident, meeting an array of eccentric characters along the way. Clara McGregor helped develop the story along with screenwriter Ruby Caster, while director Emma Westenberg makes her directorial debut with the movie.

Land of Bad

Russell Crowe in Land of Bad
Russell Crowe in Land of Bad
  • Released: February 16

  • Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth, Ricky Whittle

  • Director: William Eubank

Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth headlined Land of Band, a military drama where a Delta Force team is ambushed and in dire straits, relying on a seasoned drone operator to help them get home. The movie comes from Underwater and Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin director William Eubank.

Lights Outs

  • Released: February 16

  • Cast: Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Scott Adkins, Jamie King, Mekhi Phifer

  • Director: Christian Sesma

Lights Out is an indie action movie that dives into the world of underground fighting, as an ex-soldier and an ex-con team up to dominate the ring. But soon enough they have both cops and criminals after them.

Drive-Away Dolls

Geraldine Viswanathan and Margaret Qualley in Drive-Away Dolls
Geraldine Viswanathan and Margaret Qualley in Drive-Away Dolls
  • Released: February 23 (US); March 15 (UK)

  • Cast: Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp, Matt Damon

  • Director: Ethan Coen

After Joel Coen made his solo directing debut with The Tragedy of Macbeth in 2021, Ethan Coen has branched out on his own with Drive-Away Dolls, a road-trip comedy that finds two young women in need of a fresh start get mixed up in with a group of inept criminals. Ethan Coen goes back to the offbeat humor that has defined many of the Coen Brothers' movies to date.

Read our Drive-Away Dolls review.

Ordinary Angels

Hilary Swank in Ordinary Angels
Hilary Swank in Ordinary Angels
  • Released: February 23 (US)

  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, Drew Powell, Amy Acker, Skywalker Hughes, Emily Mitchell

  • Director: Jon Gunn

Ordinary Angels is the inspirational true story of a hair-dresser struggling with sobriety who finds renewed purpose in helping a family with a little girl battling a life-threatening illness.

Wicked Little Letters

A side view of Rose (Jessie Buckley) shouting at Edith (Olivia Colman) in Wicked Little Letters
A side view of Rose (Jessie Buckley) shouting at Edith (Olivia Colman) in Wicked Little Letters
  • Released: February 23 (UK), March 29 (US)

  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Anjana Vasan, Gemma Jones, Malachi Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Timothy Spall

  • Director: Thea Sharrock

The bizarre real-life scandal dubbed the "Seaside Mystery" and "Littlehampton Letters" gets its own movie adaptation with Wicked Little Letters, which features Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Oscar-nominee Jessie Buckley in its main roles. The story revolves around a series of letters that caused a stir in the small community of Littlehampton, including the divulging of a potential murder suspect.

Dune: Part Two

Timothee Chalamet in Dune: Part Two
Timothee Chalamet in Dune: Part Two
  • Released: March 1

  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinnley, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, Christopher Walken

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve

The next chapter in Denis Villeneuve's epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune continues with Dune: Part Two. We had expectations that the sequel to the Oscar-winning sci-fi movie would have premiered in 2023, but better late than never. With the likes of Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Christopher Walken joining an already star-studded cast, this is likely one of the biggest movies of the year.

Read our Dune: Part Two review.

Problemista

Julio Torres and Tilda Swinton in Problemista
Julio Torres and Tilda Swinton in Problemista
  • Released: March 1 (expanding in subsequent weeks)

  • Cast: Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Isabella Rossellini, Larry Owens, Catalina Saavedra, Greta Lee

  • Director: Julio Torres

Julio Torres' directorial debut Problemista is now playing in movie theaters. The comedy writer pairs with Tilda Swinton for this unique story of an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador trying to make his dreams come true in New York, who is stuck working for an erratic art-world outcast who is his only hope to stay in the country.

Cabrini

  • Released: March 8

  • Cast: Cristiana Dell'Anna, John Lithgow, David Morse, Giancarlo Giannini

  • Director: Alejandro Monteverde

The historical drama Carbini focuses on the true story of Mother Francesca Cabrini, an Italian Immigrant whose work in New York City to provide housing and health care for hundreds of orphaned children would help her one day be recognized as a saint.

Imaginary

Pyper Braun in Imaginary
Pyper Braun in Imaginary
  • Released: March 8

  • Cast: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, Veronica Falcon, Betty Buckley

  • Director: Jeff Wadlow

While we got Seth MacFarlane's foulmouthed teddy bear Ted in a TV series this year, teddy bear Chauncey is here to scare us in Imaginary. This horror movie asks the questions, what happens when we forget about the imaginary friends we had when we were kids. The answer appears to be they get quite angry.

Kung Fu Panda 4

Po (Jack Black) and Zhen (Awkwafina) in Kung Fu Panda 4
Po (Jack Black) and Zhen (Awkwafina) in Kung Fu Panda 4
  • Released: March 8 (US); releases March 28 in UK

  • Cast: Jack Black, Violas Davis, Awkwafina, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane, Ke Huy Quan

  • Director: Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine

Kung Fu Panda returns with the fourth movie in the animated franchise. Kung Fu Panda 4 is going to see Po having to take the next step in his journey, but threatening that is the villainous Chameleon, who can shape shift into any enemy from Po's past. Let's get ready for some more Kung Fu fighting.

Read our Kung Fu Panda 4 review.

Love Lies Bleeding

Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart in Love Lies Bleeding
Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart in Love Lies Bleeding
  • Released: March 8 (US); releases May 3 in the UK

  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Katy O'Brian, Ed Harris, Dave Franco, Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov

  • Director: Rose Glass

After making its debut at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, Love Lies Bleeding is now playing for general moviegoers. The 80s-set movie is the second effort from Saint Maud breakout Rose Glass. Here she tells a dark, violent revenge story headline by Kristen Stewart and Katy O'Brian.

Arthur the King

Simu Liu and Mark Wahlberg in Arthur the King
Simu Liu and Mark Wahlberg in Arthur the King
  • Released: March 15 (US); March 22 (UK)

  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ali Suliman, Paul Guilfoyle, Bear Grylls

  • Director: Simon Cellan Jones

Be won over by another adorable pooch on the big screen, as Arthur the King recounts the inspiring story of a dog that bonded with an adventure racing team as they traveled 435 miles over 10 days. Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu and Nathalie Emmanuel are among the human stars, but viewers are going to fall in love with the dog playing Arthur.

Read WTW's Arthur the King review.

The American Society of Magical Negros

Justice Smith, David Alan Grier and Aisha Hinds in The American Society of Magical Negroes
Justice Smith, David Alan Grier and Aisha Hinds in The American Society of Magical Negroes
  • Released: March 15

  • Cast: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Rupert Friend, Nicole Byer

  • Director: Kobi Libii

The debut feature of writer/director Kobi Libii, The American Society of Magical Negroes is a bold first shot. The movie is a satire about a young man who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to making white people's lives easier.

DogMan

  • Released: March 15 (US)

  • Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Jojo T. Gibbs, Christopher Denham, Clemens Schick, John Charles Aguilar, Grace Palma

  • Director: Luc Besson

Luc Besson, the director of classics like The Professional and The Fifth Element, returns with the new movie DogMan, about a misfit (played by Caleb Landry Jones) that finds salvation through the love of his dogs. Read the DogMan reviews after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival if you want to get an idea of what people are saying.

French Girl

Evelyne Brochu and Zach Braff in French Girl
Evelyne Brochu and Zach Braff in French Girl
  • Released: March 15

  • Cast: Zach Braff, Evelyne Brochu, Luc Picard, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Isabelle Vincent, Charlotte Aubin, Muriel Dutil, William Fichtner, Vanessa Hudgens

  • Directors: James A. Woods & Nicolas Wright

This indie rom-com (which is hitting digital on March 19 if it isn't available in theaters near you) follows a hopeless romantic, who finds his proposal plans thrown into chaos when his girlfriend is swept away to Quebec by a job offer at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac from her ex, a sophisticated celebrity chef. Determined to keep their love alive, he leaves Brooklyn for her hometown, only to find himself hilariously out of his depth in attempting to charm her hard-to-impress, French-speaking family.

Knox Goes Away

Michael Keaton in Knox Goes Away
Michael Keaton in Knox Goes Away
  • Released: March 15

  • Cast: Michael Keaton, James Marsden, Al Pacino, Marcia Gay Harden

  • Director: Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton directs himself and a solid cast of well-known actors in the indie-thriller Knox Goes Away. The movie is about a contract killer who is suffering from dementia offered an opportunity to redeem himself by saving his adult son, who he has an estranged relationship with.

One Life

  • Released: January 1 (UK); March 15 (US)

  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Helena Bonham Carter, Alex Sharp, Romola Garai

  • Director: James Hawes

Based on the incredible true story, One Life details the work of Nicky Winton, a British stock broker who travels to Prague in the days before World War Two and takes on the mission of helping hundreds of children escape and find refuge in England.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

The Ghostbusters firehouse is taking over in the deep freeze as seen in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire teaser trailer
The Ghostbusters firehouse is taking over in the deep freeze as seen in the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire teaser trailer
  • Released: March 22

  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

  • Director: Gil Kenan

Who you going to call? The new generation of Ghostbusters! Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which introduced a new quartet of ghost fighting heroes. But in this movie they will have to go up against a force that can literally scare people to death.

Read our Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire review.

Immaculate

Sydney Sweeney in Immaculate
Sydney Sweeney in Immaculate
  • Released: March 22

  • Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, Alvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli

  • Director: Michael Mohan

Sydney Sweeney continues her movie star rise, with Immaculate her second movie of 2024 following Madame Web. This time she stars in a horror movie as a woman of devout faith who comes to an illustrious covenant in the Italian countryside. But she soon learns that the covenant harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

Read our Immaculate review.

Sleeping Dogs

Russell Crowe in Sleeping Dog
Russell Crowe in Sleeping Dog
  • Released: March 22

  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Karen Gillan, Márton Csókás, Thomas M. Wright, Harry Greenwood, Tommy Flanagan

  • Director: Adam Cooper

Russell Crowe stars as a former detective who is battling memory loss. But when he is called upon to solve a brutal murder he can't recall, things revealed about his forgotten past lead to a chilling truth.

Asphalt City

  • Released: March 29 (US)

  • Cast: Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Kali Reis, Michael Pitt, Mike Tyson

  • Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Hop in the ambulance with Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan in Asphalt City, a drama that follows a young paramedic and the grizzled veteran he is paired with as they work the night shift in New York City.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Kong wielding an axe in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Kong wielding an axe in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  • Released: March 29

  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Kaylee Hottle, Dan Stevens, Fala Chen

  • Director: Adam Wingard

Even after we got Monarch: Legacy of Monsters and Godzilla Minus One in 2023, there's more monster mayhem with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. A direct sequel to Godzilla vs Kong, this movie reteams the two titans as a new forced threatens the world.

Read our Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire review.

Coup de Chance

  • Released: April 5 (US)

  • Cast: Lou de Laage, Niels Schneider, Melvil Poupaud

  • Director: Woody Allen

Woody Allen's latest movie, Coup de Chance, was generating underground screenings and the sharing of questionable links, but the controversial filmmaker's 50th movie ultimately received a theatrical release in the US for one week before heading online. Starring an all French cast, the movie centers on a self-aware trophy wife who reconnects with an old chum, but her husband has a less than typical French response to the concept of extramarital affairs.

The First Omen

Nell Tiger Free in The First Omen
Nell Tiger Free in The First Omen
  • Released: April 5

  • Cast: Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, Bill Nighy

  • Director: Arkasha Stevenson

Horror franchise The Omen is going back to the very beginning in The First Omen. The movie takes place before Damien, instead focusing on a young American woman who travels to Rome to begin life of service to the church. However, she begins to question her faith when she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy with the goal of bringing about evil incarnate.

Housekeeping for Beginners

  • Released: April 5

  • Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Vladimir Tintor, Mia Mustafa, Dzada Selim, Sara Klimoska, Rozafë Çelaj, Ajse Useini

  • Director: Goran Stolevski

Housekeeping for Beginners received a limited release in US movie theaters in April by Focus Features. From director Goran Stovelski, who earned strong praise for his movies You Won't Be Alone and Of An Age, tells the story of a mixed family forced to come together when Dita is forced to raise her girlfriend's two kids.

Monkey Man

Dev Patel in Monkey Man
Dev Patel in Monkey Man
  • Released: April 5

  • Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sobhita Dhulipala, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher, Makarand Deshpande

  • Director: Dev Patel

Inspired by the Indian legend Hanuman, Dev Patel has co-written, makes his directing debut and stars in Monkey Man. Seeking vengeance for his mother's murder and the continued systemic oppression of the poor and powerless, Patel's Kid finds his way into the sinister elite's circle and has his best chance ever to take them down.

Read WTW's Monkey Man review.

Arcadian

  • Released: April 12

  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall, Joe Dixon, Samantha Coughlan

  • Director: Benjamin Brewer

Nicolas Cage is back on the big screen, as he stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller about a father and his twin sons trying to survive dangerous creature that in the night. Will this be another Nic Cage fan favorite or one of his more head scratching movie picks?

Civil War

Kirsten Dunst in Civil War
Kirsten Dunst in Civil War
  • Released: April 12

  • Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson

  • Director: Alex Garland

Alex Garland, the writer/director of critically acclaimed movies that thrill and make you think like Ex Machina, Annihilation and Men, is back with another movie, which explores the worst-case scenario for America's political discourse, a second civil war. Kirsten Dunst leads Civil War, which looks to be another exciting entry from Garland.

Read WTW's Civil War review.

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

  • Released: April 12 (US)

  • Cast: Jermaine Fowler, June Squibb, Simone Joy Jones, Nicole Richie, Ms. Pat, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Donielle Tremaine Hansley, Miles Fowler, Iantha Richardson, Tyriq Withers

  • Director: Wade Allain-Marcus

A remake of the 1991 movie of the same name, the new Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is ramping things up a bit, as the movie has been given an R-rating (the original was rated PG-13).

Sasquatch Sunset

Sasquatch Sunset family
Sasquatch Sunset family
  • Released: April 12 (US)

  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Riley Keough, Christophe Zajac-Denek, Nathan Zellner

  • Director: Davie Zellner & Nathan Zellner

Who's ready to get weird, because 2024 movies may not get any weirder than Sasquatch Sunset. The  movie follows a year in the life of a family, the only thing is it's a family of sasquatches living in the wild. Big name stars Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough are unrecognizable as they don makeup to look like the legendary creatures.

Sting

  • Released: April 12 (US); May 3 (UK)

  • Cast: Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Ryan Corr, Jermaine Fowler

  • Director: Kiah Roache-Turner

An all new creature feature is here to entertain audiences, as Sting center around a 12-year-old girl's pet spider, who transforms from a seemingly innocent, even charming pet to a giant, flesh-eating monster.

Abigail

Alisha Weir in Abigail
Alisha Weir in Abigail
  • Released: April 19

  • Cast: Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Networn, Angus Cloud, Will Catlett, Giancarlo Esposito

  • Director: Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett)

Abigail, the latest movie from directing duo Radio Silence, focuses on a group of kidnappers that take the 12-year-old daughter of a powerful underworld figure in the hopes of collecting $50 million. However, this is no ordinary little girl.

Radio Silence has proven they are some of the best in the horror game right now with Ready or Not, Scream (2022) and Scream VI.

Hard Miles

  • Released: April 19 (US)

  • Cast: Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Jahking Guillory, Jackson Kelly, Damien Diaz, Zachary T. Robbins, Leslie David Baker

  • Director: R.J. Daniel Hanna

Based on a true story, Hard Miles is about a prison social worker who takes a group of teenage convicts and forms a cycling team to compete in a 1,000-mile ride.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Henry Cavill and the cast of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Henry Cavill and the cast of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Directed by Guy Ritchie, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a World War Two action-comedy loosely based on the true events described in the best-selling book of the same name by historian, Damian Lewis. Broadly, the movie tells the story of the first-ever special forces group established by the UK Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and a select group of military officials (which also included James Bond creator, Ian Fleming) during the war. It features a massive, all-star cast, including Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Eiza González, Henry Golding and Cary Elwes.

Read our The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare review.

Boy Kills World

Bill Skarsgard in Boy Kills World
Bill Skarsgard in Boy Kills World
  • Released: April 26

  • Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Famke Janssen, Sharlto Copley, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Andrew Koji, H. Jon Benjamin

  • Director: Moritz Mohr

Bill Skarsgård was on the wrong side of a fight against Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4, but now he is the relentless hero in Boy Kills World. In the action movie he stars as a deaf and mute man who is ought for revenge against the gangster that murdered his family. What makes this different than a movie like 2023's Silent Night, is that Skarsgård's character isn't voiceless to the audience, as H. Jon Benjamin (Archer) is voicing his inner thoughts, practically ensuring plenty of laughs.

Breathe

Jennifer Hudson in Breathe
Jennifer Hudson in Breathe
  • Released: April 26

  • Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhané Wallis, Raúl Castillo, Common, Sam Worthington

  • Director: Stefon Bristol

Breathe is a sci-fi thriller set in a future where the Earth is left uninhabitable, forcing Maya and her daughter Zora to live underground, with trips to the surface only possible by a special suit developed by her deceased husband. However, when people claiming to know the truth about her husband's fate, Maya cautiously accepts them, only to learn they are not who they claim to be.

Cash Out

  • Released: April 26

  • Cast: John Travolta, Kristin Davis, Lukas Haas, Quavo

  • Director: IVES

The heist thriller Cash Out starring John Travolta received a day-and-date release on the big screen and on digital (meaning it released in movie theaters in select locations, but also online ). The movie centers on a retired thief thrust into a hare-brained scheme to rob a bank by his younger brother. But things quickly go awry.

Challengers

Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor in Challengers
Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor in Challengers
  • Released: April 26

  • Cast: Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O'Connor

  • Director: Luca Guadagnino

At long last, audiences can finally watch the sexy tennis thriller starring Zendaya, Challengers. The movie, the latest from Oscar-nominated director Luca Guardagnino, follows the relationship between three tennis players, who mix passion on and off the court. The movie's initial trailer, featuring a Beyond needle drop, certainly got people's attention.

Read WTW's Challengers review.

Unsung Hero

Paul Luke Bonnefant, Daisy Betts, Kirrilee Berger, Joel Smallbone, Tenz McCall, JJ Pantano, Angus K. Caldwell and Diesel La Torraca in Unsung Hero
Paul Luke Bonnefant, Daisy Betts, Kirrilee Berger, Joel Smallbone, Tenz McCall, JJ Pantano, Angus K. Caldwell and Diesel La Torraca in Unsung Hero
  • Released: April 26

  • Cast: Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson, Lucas Black, with Candace Cameron Bure, Terry O’Quinn

  • Director: Joel Smallbone, Richard L. Ramsey

Unsung Hero is based on the true story of how the band King + Country picked up roots from Australia and made their way to the US, relying on their faith and love of music to realize their dreams. A member of the family, Josh Smallbone, both co-directs and stars in the movie.

Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist
Evil Does Not Exist
  • Released: May 3 (US)

  • Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani

  • Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

After earning multiple Oscar nominations for his movie Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi returns with his next movie, Evil Does Not Exist. The movie centers on a community outside of Tokyo that learn that a "glamping" site is going to be constructed near them, which leads to tensions between the developers and the locals.

The Fall Guy

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy
  • Released: May 3

  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Hannah Waddingham, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Winstone Duke, Stephanie Hsu

  • Director: David Leitch

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt help kick off the summer blockbuster season with the action comedy The Fall Guy. Gosling plays a stunt man who is hoping to rekindle his romance with his director, played by Blunt. When the movie's star goes missing, it gives him the chance to do just that by tracking him down. Though he soon finds himself in a bigger conspiracy.

Read WTW's The Fall Guy review.

I Saw the TV Glow

Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine in I Saw the TV Glow
Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine in I Saw the TV Glow
  • Released: May 3

  • Cast: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler

  • Director: Jane Schoenbrun

Well-regarded after its premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, I Saw the TV Glow hails from A24 and brings a unique spin to the horror genre from rising director Jane Schoenbrun. It's an interesting alternative to the more blockbuster fare that starts to roll out as summer arrives.

Tarot

Jacob Batalon in Tarot
Jacob Batalon in Tarot
  • Released: May 3

  • Cast: Jacob Batalon, Alana Boden, Adain Bradley, Avantika, Humberly González, Wolfgang Novogratz, Larsen Thompson, Harriet Slater, Olwen Fouéré

  • Director: Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg

Tarot sees a group of friends play with a deck of tarot cards, but soon after begin dying in the way that was predicted. Can they do anything to change their fate?

Wildcat

  • Released: May 3 (US)

  • Cast: Maya Hawke, Laura Linney, Vincent D'Onofrio, Cooper Hoffman, Philip Ettinger, Rafael Casal

  • Director: Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke teams up with his daughter Maya Hawke to tell the story of author Flannery O'Connor. Specifically, Wildcat will focus on O'Connor's struggles to publish her first novel.

Gasoline Rainbow

  • Released: May 10

  • Cast: Tony Aburto, Micah Bunch, Nichole Dukes, Nathaly Garcia, Makai Garza

  • Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

From the directors of Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, Gasoline Rainbow is another cinema verite-style story of five teenagers from a small town in Oregon who head out on a road trip as part of the end of their high school careers. Their goal, the Pacific coast some 500 miles away.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

King of the Planet of the Apes
King of the Planet of the Apes
  • Released: May 10

  • Cast: Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macron, William H. Macy

  • Director: Wes Ball

Andy Serkis' time with the Planet of the Apes movies may be over, but the franchise lives on with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The movie takes place several generations after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, where a young ape undertakes a journey that could decide the fate of both apes and humans.

Read WTW's Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes review.

The Last Stop in Yuma County

  • Released: May 10

  • Cast: Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, Sierra McCormick, Nicholas Logan, Michael Abbott Jr., Connor Paolo, Alexandra Essoe, Robin Bartlett, Jon Proudstar, Sam Huntington, Ryan Masson, Barbara Crampton, Gene Jones, Faizon Love, Richard Brake

  • Director: Francis Galluppi

Hitting theaters then same day that it becomes available to watch online, The Last Stop in Yuma County is a modern western that sees a young knife salesman thrust into a hostage situation.

Poolman

  • Released: May 10 (US)

  • Cast: Chris Pine, Annette Bening, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Danny DeVito, John Ortiz, DeWanda Wise, Ray Wise

  • Director: Chris Pine

Chris Pine makes his directorial debut with Poolman, a comedy mystery that sees also star as a hapless philosopher who discovers a plot to steal water from Los Angeles.

Babes

Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau talking to each other in Babes
Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau talking to each other in Babes
  • Released: May 17 (US)

  • Cast: Ilana Glazer, Simone Recasner, Hasan Minhaj, Stephan James, Oliver Platt, Sandra Bernhard

  • Director: Pamela Adlon

Now that her critically acclaimed TV series Better Things has wrapped up, Pamela Adlon is taking her talents to the big screen, teaming up with Ilana Glazer for the new comedy Babes, which tells the story of a woman who becomes pregnant from a one-night stand and leans on her married best friend to guide her through.

Back to Black

Marisa Abela in Back to Black
Marisa Abela in Back to Black
  • Released: May 17 (US); April 12 (UK)

  • Cast: Marisa Abela, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville

  • Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Amy Winehouse was a powerhouse singer that was tragically lost at the age of 27. Her story is the subject of the new movie Back to Black, where she will be played by Industry star Marisa Asbela. Per the filmmakers, the movie "crashes through the looking glass of celebrity" as it chronicles Winehouse's rise to fame.

Read WTW's Back to Black review.

IF

Cailey Fleming and Blue in IF
Cailey Fleming and Blue in IF
  • Released: May 17

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw, Steve Carrell, Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming, Louis Gossett Jr., Bobby Monihan, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Awkwafina, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Meloni

  • Director: John Krasinski

We've gotten multiple movies about imaginary friends in 2024, but IF is more wholesome experience than the horror movie Imaginary. John Krasinski directs an all-star cast in a story that follows a little girl that gains the ability to see and talk to all imaginary friends, many of whom have been forgotten. Star Ryan Reynolds described the movie as a "live-action Pixar film."

Read WTW's IF review.

The Strangers: Chapter 1

The Strangers: Chapter 1
The Strangers: Chapter 1
  • Released: May 17

  • Cast: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Guitierrez, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath

  • Director: Renny Harlin

A reboot of the horror movie The Strangers from the 2000s, The Strangers: Chapter 1 is the first in a planned trilogy. It focuses on a young couple whose car breaks down and is forced to spend the night in a remote cabin, where they are terrorized by three masked strangers with no mercy and no motive.