If you are a movie junkie like we are then you must definitely have a list of movies you want to watch this year. To appease your guilty pleasures, we at Baaghi TV, have compiled a list of some of the greatest films to be released in 2019 [in no particular order]. These movies are definitely not to be missed.
Undoubtedly one of this years biggest releases. Aladdin is a live action remake of the classic Disney animation released in 1992. It gave fame to the iconic Brad Kane and Lea Salonga for their amazing rendition of the hit song “A Whole New World” and although many covers have been produced since then, including the recent covers from the 2019 adaptation, many believe the original cover to be the best version of the duet between the characters of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin.
It follows the trials of a “street rat” Aladdin [played by Mena Massoud] who has so much more to offer than meets the eye and how he manages to win the heart of the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine [portrayed by Naomi Scott], who is truly more than just a pretty face.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
It is the latest adaptation of the iconic franchise starring the versatile Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Kyle Chandler to name a few.
The movie follows the adventures of the members of a crypto-zoological agency as they face-off against humongous monsters including the mighty Godzilla. This adaptation has Godzilla colliding with Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah in a fight for supremacy that very well may leave the existence of humanity under threat.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
One of the most anticipated films of the year, Dark Phoenix has a star studded cast to ensure it a Box Office success. With the likes of Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender in the leads, X-Men: Dark Phoenix focuses on the evolution of Jean Grey into the Dark Phoenix.
Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants while on a life-threatening mission. While struggling to control this new-found power, Jean spirals out of control leaving the X-Men family in pieces.
With the iconic cast that consists of Taron Egerton, Richard Maddon, Bryce Dallas Howard and others, Rocketman is a much needed and highly anticipated fantastical biopic on the life of the legendary Sir Elton John. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher and focuses on the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s life during his earlier years when he was only beginning to breakthrough.
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Men in Black: International
Following the success of the Men in Black trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the latest installment is a spin-off sequel to the original. With the Thor actor, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Lynn Thompson at the forefront, this adaptation follow the lives of Agent H and Agent M as they battle aliens on Earth, all while discovering trouble within their own ranks.
Toy Story 4
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Keanu Reaves and Annie Potts return with the latest installment of the Toy Story saga this year. Toy Story 4 picks up a few years after Andy gives his toys Bonnie. As usual, the toys face new troubles when Bonnie starts creating new toys from arts and crafts such as Forky. Suiting the modern day dilemmas, the story follows Forky’s existential crisis of being a toy.
When Bonnie and her family leave on a road trip, Forky escapes forcing Woody to help bring him back leading to more complications. Along this new adventure Woody stumbles upon Bo Peep who provides him with a new outlook on being a toy.
The movie focuses on the life of Andy Barclay, who has moved to a new city. His mother in order to make the move easier on Andy, gifts him with a seemingly harmless Buddi doll, which he quickly befriends. However, the doll suddenly comes to life forcing Andy to unite with neighborhood kids to stop the evil toy from wreaking havoc.
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Spider Man: Far From Home
This latest installment of the Marvels Universe follows the life of Spider Man as he settles into life after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Spider Man must now face threats in a world that has changed forever.
The Lion King
If you were a kid in the 1990’s you definitely grew up watching Disney movies. It was a staple in every household for producing child-friendly family entertainment and The Lion King is no different. Originally produced as an animation in 1990, this Disney staple is being reproduced into a live action remake set to release in July, 2019.
The Lion King is set very much in a Bildungsroman style following Simba’s development through his formative years as he grows to be a wise leader for his pride.
Hobbs and Shaw
Fast & the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw documents the almost cat and mouse dynamic which connects the characters of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Following the events of 2015’s Furious 7, Hobbs an agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service and Shaw a former British military elite operative, must put aside their differences and come together to tackle a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton [played by Idris Alba] who has gained control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever.
IT: Chapter Two
Set to be released in September, 2019, IT: Chapter Two continues to portray life in town of Derry. With the members of the Losers’ Club all grown up, Pennywise the clown returns to haunt Derry and its people after 27 years, choosing to torment the now much older members who seem to have drifted apart through the years.
Popular television series, Downton Abbey, is being made into a film, set to release on the 20th September of this year. Based on the official trailer released earlier in May, the Crawley family is epecting special guests, the King and Queen of England.
As per reports the original cast is returning for the movie including Dame Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton of the Harry Potter Saga, Michelle Dockery, Mathew Goode, Laura Carmichael and Elizabeth McGovern to name a few.
The latest installment of Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is not one to be missed. Unlike other adaptations of this Marvel cinematic character, this version gives us a better insight into his character. It gives depth to his origin, a common man who has to resort to becoming a villain.
Following the life of failed comedian Arthur Fleck, his version focuses on how Fleck “disregarded” by society begins a dissent into madness as he gradually transforms into the criminal popularly known as the Joker.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Sequel to the earlier Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, focuses on new adventures ad tribulations. Maleficent and Princess Aurora face new enemies and allies to protect the magical lands as thy simultaneously try to to thwart the attempts of a queen against them.
Terminator: Dark Fate
The latest installment brings back Sarah Connor, the iconic character who it all started in the 80’s with the original Terminator. Sarah Connor has to join forces with a female cyborg to protect a young girl from a powerful terminator.
Set to be released in November of 2019, this is a sequel to Disney’s Frozen. Elsa the Snow Queen must embark on a new adventure. She is joined by her sister Princess Anna, and friends, Kristoff, Oaf and Sven as they navigate their way outside the Kingdom of Arendelle. If you like us have been waiting to see Elsa embrace her powers, head on over to your local cinema in November, to watch this modern day Disney Princess take charge without her Prince.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
As confirmed by latest reports, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is expected to be the last installment in this saga. In this installment, the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more while Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continue their journey. The finale battle is set to with the power and knowledge of generations behind them.
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