The new year brings a stream of new films coming to theaters. Many have been in the works for some time and others have been pushed into 2024 with an updated release date because of the writer’s and actor’s strike of 2023.

In the Sci-Fi genre, Mickey 17 by Academy Award winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho is coming to theaters starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight, The Batman) and while the plot has been kept under wraps, the curiosity for the film remains high. An origin story from the Mad Max universe comes with George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu, The Queen’s Gambit).

For comic lovers, the third installment of Deadpool comes with the exciting addition of Hugh Jackman’s (Les Misérables, Logan) Wolverine joining the cast. Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, How to Be Single) and Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, The White Lotus) also step into the MCU in Madame Web.

Let’s not forget horror lovers. A new chapter of A Quiet Place comes to theaters along with the Saw saga continuing. For those in the mood for animation, new emotions come to the screen in Inside Out 2, and Jack Black (School of Rock, The Super Mario Bros. Movie) returns as Po in Kung Fu Panda 4. No matter what your preferred movie genre of choice is, there are an assortment of films that cinephiles are excited to see in theaters this year.

Below is a full list of anticipated films of 2024 coming to theaters.

Mean Girls (January 12)

Cast: Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Tina Fey, Bebe Wood, Avantika, Christopher Briney, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey, Jon Hamm, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Tim Meadows, Brian Altemus

Synopsis: “Cady Heron is a hit with the Plastics, an A-list girl clique at her new school when she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.”

Argylle (February 2)

Cast: Dua Lipa, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Catherine O’Hara, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ariana DeBose, Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena, Rob Delaney

Synopsis: “An introverted spy novelist is drawn into the activities of a sinister underground syndicate.

Lisa Frankenstein (February 9)

Cast: Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, Carla Gugino

Synopsis: “A coming of RAGE love story from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body) about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.”

Bob Marley: One Love (February 14)

Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Jesse Cilio, Sevana, Tosin Cole

Synopsis:Bob Marley: One Love celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.”

Madame Web (February 14)

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Zosia Mamet, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps

Synopsis: “Cassandra Webb is a New York City paramedic who starts to show signs of clairvoyance. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she must protect three young women from a mysterious adversary who wants them dead.”

Dune: Part Two (March 1)

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Léa Seydoux, Austin Butler, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Christopher Walken, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling

Synopsis: “Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.”

Love Lies Bleeding (March 8)

Cast: Anna Baryshnikov, Kristen Stewart, Dave Franco, Katy M. O’Brian, Jena Malone, Ed Harris, Eldon Jones, Orion Carrington

Synopsis: “A romance fueled by ego, desire and the American Dream.”

Kung Fu Panda 4 (March 8)

Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Ke Huy Quan, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Ian McShane, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong

Synopsis: “After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.”

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (March 29)

Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, William Atherton

Synopsis: “In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.”

Mickey 17 (March 29)

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette, Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Henshall

Synopsis: Plot under wraps.

The First Omen (April 5)

Cast: Nell Tiger Free, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, Bill Nighy, Charles Dance, Andrea Arcangeli, Tawfeek Barhom, Nicole Sorace

Synopsis: “A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.”

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (April 12)

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen

Synopsis: “The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of “Godzilla vs. Kong” with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”

Civil War (April 26)

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Offerman, Jesse Plemons, Sonoya Mizuno, Jefferson White, Karl Glusman, Jojo T. Gibbs, Alexa Mansour

Synopsis: “In the near future, a team of journalists travel across the United States during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation.”

Challengers (April 26)

Cast: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist, Jake Jensen, A.J. Lister

Synopsis: “Follows three players who knew each other when they were teenagers as they compete in a tennis tournament to be the world-famous grand slam winner, and reignite old rivalries on and off the court.”

If (May 17)

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Maya Rudolph, Jon Stewart, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Meloni, Awkwafina, Richard Jenkins, Vince Vaughn, Bobby Moynihan

Synopsis: “A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone’s imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.”

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (May 24)

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Charlee Fraser, Angus Sampson, Tom Burke, Alyla Browne

Synopsis: “The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max.”

The Garfield Movie (May 24)

Cast: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Nicholas Hoult, Ving Rhames, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang

Synopsis: “Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.”

Ballerina (June 7)

Cast: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Lance Reddick, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ian McShane, Norman Reedus, Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne, Togo Igawa

Synopsis: “A young female assassin seeks revenge against the people who killed her family.”

Photo by: Lionsgate

Inside Out 2 (June 14)

Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke

Synopsis: “Follow Riley, in her teenage years, encountering new emotions.”

A Quiet Place: Day One (June 28)

Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Alex Wolff, Denis O’Hare, Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn

Synopsis: Plot under wraps

Photo by: Paramount Pictures

Deadpool 3 (July 24)

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Emma Corrin, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin, Jennifer Garner, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Shioli Kutsuna, Rob Delaney, Matthew Macfadyen, Stefan Kapicic

Synopsis: “Wolverine joins the “merc with a mouth” in the third installment of the Deadpool film franchise.”

(L-R): Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool and Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine in Deadpool 3. Photo by: Marvel

Kraven the Hunter (August 30)

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Christopher Abbott, Levi Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Fred Hechinger, Chi Lewis-Parry

Synopsis: “Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.”

Beetlejuice 2 (September 6)

Cast: Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O’Hara, Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci, Justin Theroux

Synopsis: “This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who’s recruited to help haunt a house.”

Photo by: Alexmurriloart via IMDb

Joker: Folie à Deux (October 4)

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Gattlin Griffith

Synopsis: Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2019 film Joker.

(L-R): Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn and Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker: Folie à Deux. Photo by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Gladiator 2 (November 22)

Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Paul Mescal, Matt Lucas, Derek Jacobi, Joseph Quinn, Peter Mensah, May Calamawy, Tim McInnerny

Synopsis: “Follows Lucius, the son of Maximus’ love Lucilla, after Maximus’ death.”

Photo by: Universal Pictures

Wicked: Part 1 (November 27)

Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Jonathan Bailey, Marissa Bode, Ethan Slater, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Keala Settle, Bowen Yang

Synopsis: “The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.”

Photo by: Universal Studios

Nosferatu (December 25)

Cast: Emma Corrin, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Willem Dafoe, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Skarsgård, RalphIneson, Lily-Rose Depp, Simon McBurney, Paul A Maynard

Synopsis: “A gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake.”

Lily-Rose Depp as Ellen Hutter in Nosferatu. Photo by: Focus Features


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and X.

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