The biggest movie releases of 2020

There are plenty of not-to-miss films hitting cinema over the coming months. Here's our essential guide...


2020: the year of peak film, 12 months packed with blockbuster after blockbuster. At least, that was the plan. Coronavirus, however, had other ideas.


The global pandemic has now caused many major titles (including Mulan, A Quiet Place 2 and The New Mutants) to completely pull their release dates, with other films – such as James Bond No Time to Die pushed back by several months. (See our full list of titles delayed by Coronavirus).

But fear not: there are still plenty of movies to get excited about in 2020, be it in theatres or on streaming services such as Netflix. You can see all release dates to expect below.

Check back for more details and new additions as the year goes on, and scroll through to find 2021’s big hitters…


Pixar's ONWARD screenshot from trailer

Release date: out now

Disney Pixar are the masters of the family film in the modern age, and this looks like no exception. The story surrounds a magical world that was once inhabited by fairies and elves, but where magic has been replaced by technology Read more.

Starring: Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Julia Louis-Dreyfus  and Octavia Spencer 

Military Wives

Release date: out now

A true story, this comedy-drama centres on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. To raise morale, they form a choir – and find themselves flung into the media spotlight.

Starring: Amy James-Kelly, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan

Fantasy Island

Release date: out now

This Blumhouse horror offering takes the idea behind a TV series of the same name and creates a film that will really get inside the head of the viewer as fantasy quickly turns to nightmares for those who visit this island. Read more

Starring: Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Michael Pena, Charlotte McKinney

My Spy

Release date: out now

A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl when tasked to follow her family

Starring: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Ken Jeong

Sonic The Hedgehog

Release date: out now

This film may look very different by the time it sprints into cinemas. Director Jeff Fowler said he would “fix” his animated character after the first trailer was widely criticised online. Now, the film has a notably delayed release date until Valentine’s Day 2020. Read more

Starring: Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, James Marsden

The Invisible Man

Release date: out now

Loosely-based on the book of the same name by HG Well, this psychological thriller follows Cecilia, a woman seemingly haunted by her late abusive ex.

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

All The Bright Places

All The Bright Places

Release date: out now on Netflix

Based on the best-selling novel by Jennifer Niven, this Netflix drama follows two emotionally-scarred teens who change each other’s lives.

Starring Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson