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Your Comprehensive Guide to Every Must-See Movie Coming Out in Spring 2019

Just when you thought we’d never get past that awkward gap in quality theatrical content post-Oscars, spring arrives—along with a crop of funny, tear-jerking and blockbuster films. On our list? All 39 of the films mapped out below.

Brad Pitt is back on the big screen! Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler head for the small screen (aka they’re making their Netflix feature film debuts)! And we’ll finally get closure on the fate of Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers: Endgame

Save the date(s).

Comedy

unicorn store Netflix 

Unicorn Store

(April 5)

It’s Brie Larson’s directorial debut and also a chance to see her reunite with her Captain Marvel costar Samuel L. Jackson. In this film, she plays Kit, a 20-something art student who moves back to live with her parents (Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford). Then an eccentric salesman (Jackson) knocks on her door…

No trailer yet

little
Universal Pictures

Little

(April 12)

It’s the reverse of 13 Going on 30. In this film, a mean boss lady (Regina Hall) is transformed into the 13-year-old version of herself and has to rely on her assistant (Issa Rae) to take the lead.

Watch the trailer

someone great
Netflix

Someone Great

(April 19)

Gina Rodriguez stars as a woman who, after a bad breakup and ahead of a big move to San Francisco, is in major need of one final hurrah with her NYC girls.

Watch the trailer

long shot
Lionsgate

Long Shot

(May 3)

Timing is everything: Speechwriter Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first-ever crush (Charlize Theron) just as she decides to launch a presidential run.

Watch the trailer

the hustle
United Artists Releasing

The Hustle

(May 10)

Anne Hathaway is fancy. Rebel Wilson is not. But, both con artists, they unite with a mission to scam the men in their lives who have done them wrong.

Watch the trailer

wine country
Netflix

Wine Country

(May 10)

When a group of gal pals—Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch—hit up wine country for their friend’s 50th birthday, tension (and a whole lot of laughter) ensues.

Watch the trailer

poms
STX Entertainment

Poms

(May 10)

When a group of retirees (led by Diane Keaton) assemble a cheerleading squad, they set out to prove that age is just a number.

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booksmart
Annapurna Pictures

Booksmart

(May 24)

Directed by Olivia Wilde (her debut!), this film follows two best friends who attempt to make up for lost time after spending their entire high school career studying versus partying. (Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow star.)

Watch the trailer

Action

shazam 2019 Warner Bros. 

Shazam!

(April 5)

In case you didn’t get your fix with Captain Marvel, this film—from the DC Entertainment universe—follows Billy Batson, a 14-year-old foster kid who discovers he has the ability to morph into an adult superhero (played by Zachary Levi) whenever he wants.

Watch the trailer

avengers endgame
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Avengers: Endgame

(April 26)

When we last saw these Marvel heroes, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) was adrift in space and Thanos had just wiped out half the population. This film picks up where Avengers: Infinity War left off.

Watch the trailer

godzilla
Warner Bros.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

(May 31)

This sequel—starring Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins and Vera Farmiga—pits members of the crypto-zoological agency against a crew of god-sized monsters including (you guessed it) Godzilla.

Watch the trailer

Drama

the best of enemies3 STXfilms 

The Best of Enemies

(April 5)

This film—set admidst the flaring racial tensions of 1971—tells the true story of an unlikely relationship between civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) and Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell).

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peterloo
Amazon Studios

Peterloo

(April 5)

It’s the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester turned ugly after British Forces decided to attack. (Rory Kinnear stars.)

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teen spirit
Bleecker Street Media

Teen Spirit

(April 5)

A talented teen (Elle Fanning)—with aspirations of leaving her small town—enters a local singing competition under the guidance of an unlikely mentor.

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after
Aviron Pictures

After

(April 12)

Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) is a loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart—that is, until she goes off to college and meets the rebel (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) of her dreams.

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high life
A24

High Life

(April 12)

When a mission in the outer reaches of the solar system goes awry, Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter must rely on each other to survive. (Juliette Binoche also stars.)

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under the silver lake
A24

Under the Silver Lake

(April 19)

Shortly after a man meets a mysterious blonde, she goes MIA—leading Andrew Garfield to search all over L.A. to find her.

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breakthrough
Twentieth Century Fox

Breakthrough

(April 19)

Chrissy Metz of This Is Us fame stars in this film about a mom whose son is declared dead only to come back to life after she prays.

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the white crow
Sony Pictures Classics

The White Crow

(April 26)

Ralph Fiennes directs—and co-stars in—this film about legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and the pivotal point in his life that led him to defect to France.

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bolden
Abramorama

Bolden

(May 3)

In this biopic, Gary Carr plays New Orleans cornet player Buddy Bolden, a man known to be a key figure in the birth of jazz.

Watch the trailer

tolkien
Twentieth Century Fox

Tolkien

(May 10)

Before he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (played by Nicholas Hoult) was just a boy seeking love, friendship and inspiration within a group of fellow outcasts. (This film recounts his early days.)

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The Souvenir
A24

The Souvenir

(May 17)

Starring Tilda Swinton, this film follows an ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda’s daughter!) struggling to find her voice and navigate a turbulent romance at the same time.

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the tomorrow man
Bleecker Street Media

The Tomorrow Man

(May 17)

John Lithgow and Blythe Danner team up in this film about a couple of eccentric small-towners drawn together, but both with a secret that could be a deal breaker.

No trailer yet

ad astra
Twentieth Century Fox

Ad Astra

(May 24)

Brad Pitt ventures out into the solar system to track down his missing dad, a renegade scientist who’s decided to go rogue.

No trailer yet

brightburn
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

Brightburn

(May 24)

Superhero horror at its finest, this film—starring Elizabeth Banks—is about a child who crash lands on Earth…with sinister intentions.

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rocketman
Paramount Pictures

Rocketman

(May 31)

It’s a film about how Elton John (played by Taron Egerton) became Elton—with the soundtrack of our dreams, no less.

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Thriller

pet semetary movie Paramount Pictures 

Pet Sematary

(April 5)

Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star in this remake of the 1989 film about a family that discovers a burial ground for four-legged creatures in their backyard—just before tragedy strikes.

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little woods
Columbia Pictures

Little Woods

(April 19)

When two sisters (Lily James and Tessa Thompson) learn their mother has died, they are forced to go to extremes to pay back her mortgage in one week.

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the intruder
Screen Gems

The Intruder

(May 3)

When a couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) move into a new home in Napa Valley, they find themselves victimized by the previous owner (Dennis Quaid) who refuses to let go.

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john wick 3
Lionsgate

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

(May 17)

Keanu Reeves is back, this time with a $14 million price tag on his head and a mission to get out of New York City alive.

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the perfectionist
Netflix

The Perfection

(May 24)

When a cello player (Allison Williams) is pushed to her limits by a former rival (Logan Browning), things take a dark turn.

No trailer yet

Family

dumbo Walt Disney Pictures 

Dumbo

(March 29)

Tim Burton directs this live-action version of the Disney animated classic about a newborn elephant with oversize ears who becomes a laughing stock—until everyone discovers he can fly. (Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton star.)

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storm boy
Good Deed Entertainment

Storm Boy

(April 5)

A boy (Finn Little) living a lonely life on an island with his recluse father comes out of his shell after bonding with an unlikely friend: a pelican.

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missing link
Annapurna Pictures

Missing Link

(April 12)

When Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis)—a furry creature who’s eight feet tall—gets tired of living a solitary life, he recruits his pal Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) to journey with him to find his family.

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ugly dolls
STX Entertainment

Ugly Dolls

(May 3)

This animated film is set in Uglyville, an anomaly of a town where weirdness is actually celebrated. But when Moxy (voiced by Emma Roberts) discovers Perfection, a more conventional town, life gets turned upside down.

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pokemon
Warner Bros.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

(May 10)

Ryan Reynolds lends his voice to the title character in this film about a young man who teams up with Detective Pikachu to track down his missing dad.

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a dog s purpose
Universal Pictures

A Dog’s Journey

(May 17)

It’s the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose about Bailey, the pup who finds himself with a new destiny and an unbreakable bond to be formed. (Dennis Quaid stars.)

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aladdin
Walt Disney Pictures

Aladdin

(May 24)

Director Guy Ritchie brings the animated classic to life with Will Smith playing the iconic role of the genie.

Watch the trailer