Movie Guide: What to Watch in 2020

From highly-anticipated tent-poles to long-awaited sequels, here are a number of films that are going to provide some fun entertainment in the next 12 months.

AceShowbiz - One of the reasons why 2020 looks exciting is a bunch of anticipated movies to be released this year. For some big projects, the excitement has built up months throughout 2019 as they have been teased long before they're ready to hit theaters. Some others, meanwhile, look promising and have gained attention with big talents being involved behind and in front of the cameras.

These pictures come in wide range of selections, from high-octane action movies to animated films that are suitable for all ages. Being presented with so many options, it is easy for someone to get lost in finding which one meets her/his liking. To help movie fans choose which title to watch among the bunch, AceShowbiz offers a guide to selected movies for each genre in 2020.

1. The Suspense Maker

The Suspense Maker
Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros./New Line Cinema

Here are some of the options for the thinkers. With Blake Lively on the lead, "The Rhythm Section" is a revenge drama that promises some heavy actions. If you're looking to work out your brain even more, "Tenet" from Christopher Nolan is guaranteed to challenge your comprehension skills with some plot twists a la "Inception". On the other hand, "The Sopranos" movie prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" will take you inside a shady world of mobsters that is full of suspense and betrayal. Similar movies include "The Woman in the Window", "Infinite" and "Stillwater" among others.

2. The Family Friendly

The Family Friendly
Universal Pictures/Walt Disney Pictures

Because movie outing is one of the fun ways to spend time with family, production studios make sure theaters are not lacking options of these PG-rated films. A departure from his Marvel days, Robert Downey Jr. trades his Avenger compatriots with some talking animals for an adventurous journey in the movie adaptation of Doctor Dolittle story by Hugh Lofting. Disney's live-action take on its popular classic animation "Mulan" presents a heroic and empowering story, while the singing trolls in the sequel to 2016's animated musical film "Trolls", "Trolls World Tour", will surely bring delight to the audiences' hearts. Other options include "The Call of the Wild", "Soul" and "Jungle Cruise" among others.

3. The Haunting

The Haunting
Sony Pictures/20th Century Fox/Paramount Pictures

Grasp your seats tightly because these pics are not going easy on giving a scare. With a brand new cast, the new installment of "The Grudge (2020)" resurrects the avenging ghost that has given audiences restless sleeps with the previous movies. A Kristen Stewart-starring vehicle, "Underwater" depicts terror faced by a submarine crew from a mystery entity or force with no escape. Meanwhile, "A Quiet Place" which has introduced creatures that hunt by sound returns with "A Quiet Place Part II", which once again puts the Abbotts in danger with new threats. Other movies that will evoke the same feelings include "The Turning", "The Invisible Man" and "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It".

4. The Heart Moving

The Heart Moving
Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures

These are the movies that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Based on the Tony Award-winning musical of the same title created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, "In the Heights" picks up the issue of gentrification set on the Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. "The Trial of the Chicago 7" highlights the fights for justice, particularly during the conspiracy trial of the real group called the Chicago Seven. For the romantic souls, Steven Spielberg's take on the Broadway musical "West Side Story" is a perfect choice with a story about star-crossed lovers. Other drama films to watch are "What About Love", "Downhill" and "The Way Back".

5. The Ticklish

The Ticklish
MGM/20th Century Fox/Orion Pictures

Looking for good laughs? Check out these comedies that feature familiar faces with fresh stories. In "Legally Blonde 3", former queen of romcom, Reese Witherspoon, reprises one of her beloved characters as Elle Woods, who will "go on a hero's journey like she does" in the original movie. "Free Guy" features "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds as a different kind of hero in a world of video game. Having captivated the hearts of women with his recent action movies, Keanu Reeves returns as one-half of the title characters in "Bill & Ted Face the Music". Depicted as middle-aged men with monotonous life, the duo is suddenly tasked with creating a song that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe. "Bad Trip" starring Tiffany Haddish, Kristen Wiig's "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" and "Coming to America" are also among other comedies to be released this year.

6. The Mind Blowing

The Mind Blowing
Warner Bros. Pictures/Universal Pictures

Whether you're team Marvel or team DC, everyone is going to get his/her wish fulfilled this year. MCU is introducing a brand new team of superheroes in "The Eternals" with A-list cast members, in addition to giving Scarlett Johansson her first solo Black Widow film with a story never explored before. DCEU is also giving the spotlight to two of its female characters, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Harley Quinn. "Wonder Woman 1984" will surely quench fans' thirst after the long wait for a sequel following the critically-acclaimed first movie, while "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" puts Margot Robbie's character front and center after her big screen debut in "Suicide Squad". For a strong dose of masculine injection, looking no further since Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in "No Time to Die". "Fast & Furious 9", "Top Gun: Maverick", "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" and "Godzilla vs. Kong" are some other movies that should not be missed by adrenaline junkies.

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