Looking to see what upcoming blockbusters you should have pencilled into your calendar? We've rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2019 in the UK, including IT Chapter Two, Joker, Frozen 2 and of course Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Take a look below to see the trailers, release dates and our take on what to expect. And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK.

Ad Astra

Ad Astra release date: 18 September 2019

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler

What we know: Want to see Brad Pitt in space? You got it. Ad Astra follows astronaut Roy McBride - played by Pitt - as he searches for his father in the outer edges of the solar system, but ends up uncovering something far more sinister that threatens the survival of earth.

 

Rambo: Last Blood

Rambo: Last Blood release date: 20 September 2019

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega

What we know: John Rambo just won’t quit, coming back for the fifth film in the Rambo series. Living on a ranch in Arizona, Rambo once again gets caught up in trouble when he crosses the border into Mexico to find a family friend’s grand-daughter who has gone missing and ends up getting tangled up with the cartel.

 

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch release date: 27 September 2019

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard

What we know: Based off the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this coming-of-age tale follows Theodore Decker’s journey after he survives a terrorist bombing that kills his mother. The only constant that he has is a painting that he finds at the site of the crime called The Goldfinch. He holds onto this piece of art as he enters a life filled with crime.

 

Joker

Joker release date: 4 October 2019

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

What we know: When we first heard that there was a Joker solo movie on the way, we were sceptical. When we found out it'd be directed by Todd Phillips - best known for The Hangover series - and produced by Martin Scorsese, we were confused. When we saw heard the first initial reviews, we were cautiously optimistic. This... might actually be good?

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap release date: 18 October 2019

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

What we know: Ten years after the first Zombieland, the gang are back to face off against some zombies that have ‘levelled up’ (so to speak) since the last film. We’ll be sure to see lots of bloody action, and perhaps some heartwarming moments with this dysfunctional group.

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil release date: 18 October 2019

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

What we know: Who would have thought that this Sleeping Beauty villain would become one of our favourite Disney live action protagonists? In this sequel we’ll see Maleficent and Aurora team up to face new enemies, including the formidable queen, as played by Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate release date: 25 October 2019

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis

What we know: Remember Terminator 3, 4 and 5? Yeah, forget about all of those. The sixth film in the Terminator series is a direct continuation of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (the best Terminator, don’t @ us), and will feature the original actors who played Sarah and John Connor. And of course, he’ll be back.

 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family release date: 25 October 2019

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron

What we know: Whilst we’re used to live action remakes at this point, The Addams family is actually going the other way. This animated film will follow the bizarre family as they move to New Jersey and struggle to avoid becoming the latest reality stars after a TV host scouts them out.

 

Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari release date: 15 November 2019

Starring: Matt Damon and Christian Bale

What we know: Looking for a good biographical film, and love cars? Ford v Ferrari reimagines the story of Carroll Shelby and Ken Mills as they team up to build a groundbreaking race car for the motoring giant Ford that will rival the top vehicles built by Enzo Ferraro at Le Mans in 1966.

 

Last Christmas

Last Christmas release date:15 November 2019

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson

What we know: It isn’t Christmas without a classic festive rom-com. Based off of the legendary Wham! hit, Last Christmas tells the story of a woman who takes a job as a Christmas Elf, where she meets a man who turns her world upside down. The late great George Michael’s repertoire will have a notable impact on the film.

 

Frozen 2

Frozen 2 release date: 22 November 2019

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

What we know: Disney has gone to great lengths to keep the plot of this highly anticipated film under wraps. The trailer seems to imply that we will find out more about Elsa’s past, but we can’t make any guarantees. What we are wondering is whether we’ll get another banger that’s as big as Let it Go. Pressures on, Disney.

 

Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels release date: 29 November 2019

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska

What we know: The original Charlie’s Angels was all about bums, bikinis and boys that they dated - but not this reboot. Instead, all we’re getting is three kickass spies who work for THREE Bosleys (played by Sir Patrick Stewart, Elizabeth Banks and Djimon Hounsou).

 

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level release date: 13 December 2019

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

What we know: After reimagining the Robin Williams classic, this video game adventure will move away from the jungle environment, and instead take the characters to far flung places, including baron deserts and snowy mountains. But one thing is for certain; the dangerous game will continue on.

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker release date: 19 December 2019

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver

What we know: The Last Jedi completely divided audiences down the middle, so we’re eager to see how the last film in this Star War phase will be received. Once again, this is another Disney film shrouded in mystery, but we do know that Emperor Palpatine will be returning in some form.

 

Cats

Cats release date: 20 December 2019

Starring: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba

What we know: It looks freaky, that’s for sure. On paper, this film should be amazing. The cast is almost exclusively A-list, the directors are renowned, and of course the show is one of the staples of West End and Broadway, telling the story of the Jellicles who try decide which feline should be reborn. But seriously, what were they THINKING with this animation?!

 

Biggest films of 2020

Post New Year, we have some HUGE films on the horizon, and it would be rude to not include them in our list. So here are some of the biggest movies of 2020: 

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Birds of Prey release date: 7 February 2020

Starring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

What we know: If you can forget about the train wreck that was Suicide Squad for a second, this film may have some potential. Former villain Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) teams up with three DC icons - Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya - to protect a girl who has gotten in over her head. 

The King's Man

The King's Man release date: 14 February 2020

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans 

What we know: What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a fast-paced action movie about a bunch of British guys who fight crime in tailored suits? The King's Man is actually the third film in the Kingsman series, but this time it's an origin story about how the spies came to be - which means a brand new cast. 

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog release date: 14 February 2020

Starring: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden

What we know: Alright. Maybe this is a big movie for the wrong reasons. Number one, the trailer below is not what Sonic will look like when this movie is released - in fact this film was delayed because fans were so angry (and rightly so) with the state of this blue hedgehog that the poor animators are having to redo everything... but will it be worth it? Video game movies are notoriously bad. But hey, gotta go fast right?

Onward

Onward release date: March 6 2020

Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

What we know: The latest Pixar hit has poached one big Marvel star, Chris Pratt, and one ex-Marvel star, Tom Holland (we're still in tears). Onward follows two teen elf brothers who go on a quest to discover if there's any magic left in the world. It'll probably do a classic Pixar-move and be 50% light-hearted fun, and 50% hitting you right in the feels. 

No Time to Die

No Time to Die release date: 3 April 2020

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek

What we know: We've all been waiting for Bond 25 since Spectre, which was a whopping five years ago. Bond has left the service and has retired to Jamaica, but is dragged back into action when an old friend shows up asking for help. Craig's films tend to go up and down, but as this is his last film we're hoping that it will finish his run on a high.