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25 Winter 2019 Movies to Add to Your Must-See List *Now*

It’s cold out. So if you’re going to leave your couch, you might as well go somewhere worthwhile (and, fingers crossed, with those reserve-ahead BarcaLounger seats). The good news? There’s a whole new crop of must-watch films to add to your winter 2019 list that will make the journey outside totally worth it. (We’re talking about you, Captain Marvel.)

Comedy

the upside STX Entertainment 

The Upside

(January 11)

More of a dramedy, this film is about the relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic (Bryan Cranston) and his caretaker (Kevin Hart) who happens to be an ex-con. Nicole Kidman also stars.

Watch the trailer

what men want
Paramount Players

What Men Want

(February 8)

A gender-swap on the Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt comedy of the early 2000s, Taraji P. Henson is a sports agent who can hear what all the men around her are thinking. Dun dun dun.

Watch the trailer

beach bum
Neon

The Beach Bum

(March 22)

Matthew McConaughey is living his best life in this film about a rebellious stoner who lives life by his own rules. (Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg and Zac Efron also star.)

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where d you go bernadette
Annapurna Pictures

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

(March 22)

Based on the best-selling novel by Maria Semple, this film—another dramedy, FYI—stars Cate Blanchett as an anxiety-prone mom who goes missing, which prompts her teenage daughter to try and find her.

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Drama

Serenity Aviron Pictures 

Serenity

(January 25)

When a fishing boat captain (played by Matthew McConaughey) gets a desperate plea for help from his ex-wife (Anne Hathaway), he’s left grappling with what’s reality and what’s not.

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honey boy
Automatik

Honey Boy

(January 25)

Shia LeBeouf wrote the script for this film, based on his own life as a child actor (remember Even Stevens?) and his troubled dad, an ex-rodeo clown. (LeBeouf plays his dad.)

No trailer yet

everybody knows
Focus Features

Everybody Knows

(February 8)

A woman (Penélope Cruz) returns home for her sister’s wedding in Buenos Aires and the unthinkable happens: Her child is abducted. (Javier Bardem also stars.)

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greta
Focus Features

Greta

(March 1)

Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) is new to New York City when she stumbles upon (and returns) the handbag of an eccentric widower (Isabelle Huppert) who turns out to be a bit disturbed.

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the aftermath
Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Aftermath

(March 15)

Keira Knightley stars in this period piece about a couple assigned to Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction and who encounter, ahem, tension with the German who previously owned the house.

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five feet apart
CBS Films

Five Feet Apart

(March 22)

A girl who is hospitalized with cystic fibrosis meets an adorable (and flirty) teen with the same diagnosis. Cue the romance.

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her smell
OneMedia

Her Smell

(March 29)

Elisabeth Moss plays a punk-rocker struggling to stay sober and at the same time find the inspiration that led to her band’s success. (Dan Stevens also stars.)

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Action/Thriller/Sci-Fi

Glass Walt Disney Studios 

Glass

(January 18)

James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in this film about a security guard with superpowers—and his quest to stop a man with 24 personalities.

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miss bala
Twentieth Century Fox

Miss Bala

(February 1)

When a woman (Gina Rodriguez) finds herself at the center of the Mexican drug trade, she goes from being horrified to participating in order to survive.

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battle angel
Twentieth Century Fox

Alita: Battle Angel

(February 14)

From director James Cameron, this film—starring Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly and Michelle Rodriguez—follows a cyborg girl who has to face her past in order to change the world.

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chaos walking
Lionsgate

Chaos Walking

(March 1)

A man (Tom Holland) believes a virus has killed off all women on his planet until he encounters a mysterious girl (Daisy Ridley) who may know all the planet’s secrets.

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captain marvel
Walt Disney Pictures

Captain Marvel

(March 8)

If you’re still feeling blindsided by Infinity Wars, there’s a chance we’ll get some answers in this film, set in the ’90s, and starring a new superhero: Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).

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Us
Blumhouse Productions

Us

(March 15)

Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss star in this film from Jordan Peele (of Get Out fame) about parents who take their kids on vacation only to encounter some, um, absolutely terrifying visitors.

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triple frontier
Netflix

Triple Frontier

(March 15)

Five ex-military men—Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund—reunite with a plan to infiltrate a drug lord’s lair and steal his cash.

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fast color
Codeblack

Fast Color

(March 29)

A woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with mysterious superpowers returns home to her family after years on the run in this film that got a lot of buzz at South by Southwest.

No trailer yet

Family

animal crackers Blue Dream Studios 

Animal Crackers

(January 4)

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Danny DeVito lend their voices to this animated comedy about a family that has to use a magical box of animal crackers to save a run-down circus.

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a dog s way home
Columbia Pictures

A Dog’s Way Home

(January 11)

Based on the best-selling book by W. Bruce Cameron, this film follows a dog who travels 400 miles in search of her owner. (It also stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Judd.)

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the kid who would be king
Twentieth Century Fox

The Kid Who Would Be King

(January 25)

A crew of kids go on an epic adventure to stop an evil wizard (played by Sir Patrick Stewart).

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the lego movie 2
Warner Bros.

The Lego Movie 2

(February 8)

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Tiffany Haddish and Margot Robbie all voice the characters in the sequel to the hit Lego Movie.

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how to train your dragon
Dreamworks Studios

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

(February 22)

It’s the final chapter of this trilogy—Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler are back with Hiccup at the helm of Berk, now a dragon utopia.

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Dumbo
Walt Disney Pictures

Dumbo

(March 29)

The 1941 Disney classic about a gifted circus elephant gets the live action treatment—and it’s directed by creative genius Tim Burton. (Colin Farrell also stars.)

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