2019 is coming to end, having delivered enough blockbuster moments and heart-stopping spectacle to last generations, but fear not moviegoers. The year is not yet over; there are still plenty of films ready to be devoured. Here is a list of seven of the best movies yet to be released this year.
Oct. 4 Joker
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro
Arguably one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, “Joker” is set to be released this Friday. It will serve as an origin story for the infamous arch nemesis of Batman, and will also launch DC Black, a series of stand-alone movies based off of DC Comics characters. “Joker” chronicles the life of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a failing comedian, and his downfall into one of the most notorious pop culture villains.
Oct. 18 Zombieland: Double Tap
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Rosario Dawson
After the events of the first movie, “Zombieland” (2009), the zombie killing group consisting of Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are faced with fighting evolved zombies and making life work between their new family of four.
Nov. 8 Doctor Sleep
Starring: Ewan Mcgregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood
“Doctor Sleep” returns to the same cinematic universe of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” (1980). Years after the traumatising events at the Overlook Hotel, an adult Danny Torrence (Ewan McGregor) must team up with a young girl who possesses the same gifts as him, a power called the shine, against a cult who has been stealing the shine from others to gain immortality.
Nov. 22 Frozen II
Starring: Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathon Groff
The sequel to the 2013 hit “Frozen” is about to hit theaters and the mystery of it has many wondering what’s in it for Elsa the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) as she embarks on an adventure far from home.
Nov. 22 21 Bridges
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons
Chadwick Boseman plays NYPD detective Andre Davis who is known for hunting cop killers in this action thriller. Since his success as a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero, many are eager to see Boseman play a more dramatic role and “21 Bridges” is ready to deliver as Davis uncovers a massive conspiracy while chasing two criminals.
Nov. 27 Knives Out
Starring: Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, Michael Shannon
“Knives Out” is a modern version of a whodunit murder mystery with an ensemble cast. A detective (Daniel Craig) is tasked with investigating the suspicious death of a wealthy crime novelist (Christopher Plummer), where members of his own family become suspects. The film was first released at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7; Rotten Tomatoes has given it a 99% approval rating, hyping up anticipation for such a highly rated movie.
Dec. 20 Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac
The final battle between Resistance forces and the First Order begins in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Fans of the Star Wars series are eager for the finale, hoping for answers to the many mysteries put forth by the famous space saga. “Star Wars” will also feature the late Carrie Fisher through unreleased footage from previous films, making it her last appearance on the screen.