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Ghostbusters, Deadpool 3, Dune 2, If, Wicked, and more: The must-see movies coming out in 2024

Get ready for a new year of exciting movie releases

Chris Hemsworth in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Warner Bros. Pictures

The end of the writers’ and actors’ strikes has sparked a resurgence in Hollywood, breathing life into the long-anticipated projects shelved during that tumultuous time. As the industry rebounds, 2024 promises a cinematic feast; eagerly awaited by film enthusiasts worldwide.

Audiences can look forward to an array of much-anticipated releases, from Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire to Wicked. With this year’s cinematic landscape looking stacked to the gills, you’ll surely need a guide to all the must-watch movies of 2024. Without further ado, here are some of the best movies coming out in 2024.

Dune: Part Two | Official Trailer 3

Dune: Part 2

The epic saga continues in Dune: Part 2 as Paul Atreides faces a profound inner conflict following a Fremen warrior’s death on Arrakis. Balancing allegiance to the Fremen and his destiny as the Kwisatz Haderach, Paul, heir of House Atreides, navigates a path dictated by ancient prophecies. Embracing Fremen culture, he hones mysterious abilities fueled by the spice melange, becoming a beacon of rebellion against House Harkonnen and Emperor Shaddam IV. As his power grows, so does the burden of leadership, forcing Paul to help reshape Fremen society while grappling with moral dilemmas. Frank Herbert’s epic unfolds themes of politics, religion, and power, exploring the price of wielding immense abilities in a universe on the brink of upheaval.

Release date: March 1, 2024

GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE - Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

The iconic ghost-busting squad returns in an epic battle against spectral forces, this time facing an otherworldly danger that threatens to freeze the entire city. With a mix of nostalgia and fresh, cutting-edge effects, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire promises to captivate both long-time fans and new audiences alike.

Release date: March 29, 2024

MICKEY 17 Teaser Trailer (2024) Robert Pattinson, Bong Joon Ho

Mickey7

Mickey7 ventures into the realm of sci-fi, where a clone discovers the truth about his existence. When a mission proves to be too risky, the crew leans on Mickey and his many interactions to get the job done. When one version of Mickey is sent to the ice world Niflheim, he embarks on a thought-provoking journey of self-discovery and identity in a futuristic setting.

Release date: March 29, 2024

Godzilla x Kong : The New Empire | Official Trailer

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

While humans continue to pick up the pieces in a post-Godzilla world, an undiscovered threat lurks below Hollow Earth. The thrilling new movie delves deeper into the origins of these colossal Titans, unraveling the enigmatic histories of Skull Island and beyond. Revealing the mythic clash that bound these extraordinary beings to humanity for eternity, it uncovers the epic tale behind their creation and connection to humankind.

Release date: March 29, 2024

The Fall Guy | Official Trailer

The Fall Guy

This action-packed film centers on a washed-up stuntman forced into a world of espionage and high-stakes adventures. When the A-list star of a film Colt, played by Ryan Gosling, is working on goes missing, he takes matters into his own hands to solve the mystery. Expect thrilling stunts and a rollercoaster of adrenaline-fueled sequences that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. 

Release date: May 3, 2024

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Teaser Trailer

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

The Planet of the Apes franchise expands further, exploring new territories and conflicts in a world where apes and humans vie for control and survival. Set several generations after the rise of Caesar, this film sees apes of all kinds banding together to form a harmonious society while the last remaining humans linger in the shadows. A young ape embarks on a daunting journey that challenges everything he’s understood about the past, leading him to make decisions that will shape the future for both apes and humans.

Release date: May 10, 2024

IF | Official Teaser Trailer

If

Wrapped in mystery, little is known about If, heightening curiosity with its enigmatic title. Anticipation is high for a film that seems to promise something refreshingly different. From what we know so far, the film follows a young girl navigating a challenging experience. It triggers an ability to see the imaginary friends left behind by everyone as they’ve grown up, now appearing to her as real-life companions.

Release date: May 17, 2024

FURIOSA : A MAD MAX SAGA | OFFICIAL TRAILER #1

Furiosa

A prequel to the Mad Max series, Furiosa dives into the backstory of the fierce warrior Imperator Furiosa, exploring the events that shaped her into the iconic character fans know and love. Anya Taylor-Joy plays a young Imperator Furiosa 45 years after the collapse. After getting abducted from the Green Place of Many Mothers, Furiosa finds herself in the clutches of a biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. When the gang encounters the Citadel and its leader Immortan Joe, the two tyrants battle it out for dominance, leaving Furiosa’s fate and journey home in the balance.

Release date: May 24, 2024

Bad Boys 4
Columbia Pictures/Sony

Bad Boys 4

In the highly anticipated Bad Boys 4, detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett return for another adrenaline-fueled adventure. Tasked with thwarting a nefarious syndicate threatening Miami’s safety, the duo navigates high-stakes chases and intense shootouts. As they delve deeper into the case, old rivalries resurface, testing their unbreakable bond.

Release date: June 14, 2024

A Quiet Place Day One
Paramount Pictures

A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place: Day One is an upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film in America, scripted and directed by Michael Sarnoski. It’s based on an original storyline conceived by John Krasinski. Positioned as a spin-off prequel, this movie is set to be the third installment in the A Quiet Place film series. This prequel to the nail-biting horror introduces audiences to the early days of the alien invasion, revealing the origins of the terrifying creatures and the struggle for survival in a silent world.

Release date: June 28, 2024

Twister 1996
Warner Bros. Studio

Twisters

Details are scarce, but this new version of the classic film Twister promises to deliver an intense and gripping narrative centered on the intriguing world of storms and chasers. The story follows two storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.

Release date: July 19, 2024

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Deadpool 3

Get ready for another round of irreverent humor and meta references as Deadpool crashes back onto the screen. This time, expect even more fourth-wall-breaking antics, chaotic action, and unexpected surprises. Fans anticipate how the Merc with a Mouth will shake things up in his signature style.

Release date: July 26, 2024

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Lionsgate

Borderlands

Based on the popular first-person looter-shooter RPG video game series, Borderlands is expected to bring its unique blend of cheeky humor and action-packed storytelling to the big screen. Loved for its graphic novel style art design, it’s been reported that the film stays true to the iconic look and feel of the game. Fans are still eagerly awaiting more information on the film.

Release date: August 9, 2024

KRAVEN THE HUNTER – Official Red Band Trailer (HD)

Kraven the Hunter

This Spider-Man spinoff delves into the story of the notorious big-game hunter Kraven, promising a darker and grittier take on the comic book antihero. Played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff sets off on a dangerous journey to prove his hunting prowess. 

Release date: August 30, 2024

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Beetlejuice 2

Revisiting the quirky afterlife antics of Beetlejuice over 30 years later, this sequel promises to resurrect the whimsical yet macabre world that fans fell in love with. Winona Ryder reclaims her role as Lydia, and Jenna Ortega plays her daughter, while Michael Keaton is back as the one and only Beetlejuice.

Release date: September 6, 2024

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Paramount Pictures

Transformers One

The Transformers franchise expands with a new installment, set to explore the origins of the iconic robots in disguise in a thrilling sci-fi adventure. The film will go where no live-action Transformers movie has gone before: the homeworld of Autobots and Decepticons, Cybertron. Its central focus revolves around exploring the dynamic between iconic foes Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Release date: September 13, 2024

Joker: Folie a Deux first look
Warner Bros. Pictures

Joker: Folie a Deux

The Joker returns in a film shrouded in mystery, hinting at a narrative that will explore the twisted psychology and chaos that defines this iconic DC character. What we do know so far is that Lady Gaga will be playing opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Harley Quinn. The plot will likely explore their relationship as “Folie a Deux,” which means “Madness for Two” in French.

Release date: October 4, 2024

Venom 3
Sony Pictures

Venom 3

The symbiote antihero returns for another dark and thrilling adventure, likely diving deeper into the complex relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom. This film doesn’t even have an official title yet, so there are minimal details to share, but with Andrew Garfield listed as a cast member, that might hint at a Spider-Man cameo. 

Release date: November 8, 2024

Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
Universal Pictures

Gladiator 2

This sequel to the beloved original promises epic battles and a gripping narrative as it revisits the world of ancient Rome and the legacy of Maximus Decimus Meridius. The film remains shrouded in plot details, but the recent casting of Paul Mescal suggests a storyline connected to the original film. Mescal will portray an older Lucius, Commodus’s nephew and Maximus’s admirer, hinting at a narrative involving Lucius following in Maximus’s footsteps as a heroic gladiator.

Release date: November 22, 2024

Wicked
Universal Pictures

Wicked

Adapted from the hit Broadway musical, Wicked explores the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch, promising enchanting music and a fresh take on a beloved tale. In an alternative portrayal of the realm of Oz, the true heroine of the tale is unjustly depicted as the “wicked” witch. In reality, she emerges as a champion for freedom, leading a fight against the wizard to reclaim her homeland.

Release date: November 27, 2024

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New Line Cinema

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

Set in the expansive world of Middle-earth, this animated feature delves into the legendary battles that shaped the Tolkien universe, captivating fans with its rich lore. This film recounts the untold history preceding the pivotal battle of Helm’s Deep, delving into the life and tumultuous era of Helm Hammerhand, the legendary King of Rohan who founded the fortress hundreds of years prior to the war.

Release date: December 13, 2024

Mufasa - The Lion King 
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Mufasa: The Lion King

This prequel to the classic Lion King explores the origins and history of Mufasa, shedding light on the majestic lion’s journey to becoming the revered king of the Pride Lands. Following the newest version of The Lion King released in 2019, this is set to be another live-action styled, photorealistic film set in the Pride Lands before Simba and Scar’s epic battle.

Release date: December 20, 2024

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