2020+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch While Things Get Better

by BadSurge | created - 30 Jan 2012 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

Welcome to Bad Surge's Movie Hitlist of the Future. Have you seen one of these soon to be released (or currently released) features? Were you somehow able to notice that I've left off an upcoming film? Leave a comment below. [Previously: "2012+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch if We Survive December"; "2013+ Hitlist: Movies To Watch Since We Survived 2012"; "2014+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch Since We Keep Surviving"; "2015+ Hitlist: Movies To Watch Since Why The Hell Not?"; "2016+ Hitlist: Movies To Watch Since Movies Can Be Good"; "2017+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch Since Last Year Was Stressful"; “2018+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch Since the Industry is Dying”; "2019+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch While the World Burns"]

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1. Frank or Francis

Comedy, Musical | Announced

A satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger.

Director: Charlie Kaufman

2. Akira

102 min | Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

Director: Taika Waititi

3. The Boondoggle

Comedy | Announced

A luxurious business trip to the tropics goes horribly wrong, sending two top American insurance executives on a psychedelic descent into madness, sex, violence, and goats.

Director: Steve Carr

4. Neverafter

Fantasy, Thriller | Announced

A spin on J.M. Barrie's tale of Peter Pan, where Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook.

Director: Ben Shirinian

5. Icarus Factor

Thriller | Announced

A thriller that brings together three different stories from London, Mumbai, and New York as the Dow Jones nears an all time high.

Director: Roger Donaldson

6. When Worlds Collide

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A rogue planet is discovered on a collision course for Earth, and mass hysteria of biblical proportions will break out in the streets once knowledge of the secret and impending doom is ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sommers

7. King of Heists

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

The true story of the biggest bank robbery in American history.

8. Mass Effect

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Commander Shepard, a military hero, embarks upon an epic, galaxy-wide journey with his team, to track down and bring infamous Saren Arterius to justice, facing insurmountable odds and lethal enemies along the way.

9. The Creed of Violence

Action, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Story takes place in 1910, as two men - an assassin and a government agent with a hidden connection to him - try to stop an organization behind an arms smuggling ring.

Director: Todd Field | Star: Daniel Craig

10. Desperados (2020)

TV-MA | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

41 Metascore

A panicked young woman, with her reluctant friends in tow, rushes to Mexico to try and delete a ranting email she sent to her new boyfriend.

Director: LP | Stars: Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, Lamorne Morris, Sarah Burns

Votes: 6,446

11. 1066 (II)

Action, Drama, History | Pre-production

October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of two invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought. The feared Norse ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Jacob | Stars: Kate Maberly, Susan George, Olivia Hussey, Lee Arenberg

12. The Lady Who Went Too Far

Drama | Announced

The epic tale of the life and loves of Lady Hester Stanhope, a female "Lawrence of Arabia", but 100 years earlier.

13. The Diarist

Drama | Announced

A chilling account of one of the most obsessive humans ever to put pen to paper. Arthur Inman (1895-1963) was a man obsessed with connectivity decades before the word was even conceived.

Director: Lorenzo DeStefano

14. Ivan the Fool

90 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy | Announced

Ivan finds himself the constant object of ridicule, bullied by all those around him. Though various twists of fate, Ivan, good natured and generous stumbles upon unexpected good fortune and... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Star: Michael Gambon

15. The Geography of Hope

Crime, Drama | Announced

A 1970s-set story centered on two crooks (Eckhart and Harris) hiding out in Baja, Mexico and their experiences with several American women.

Director: Neil LaBute

16. Blood (I)

Fantasy, Horror | Announced

TV series based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel. In a surreal fantasy world, Blood must battle monsters, depraved humans and his own raging bloodlust as he seeks a lost temple which may hold the key to his and humanity's salvation.

Director: Marc Rosenbush

17. Seconds of Pleasure

Drama | Announced

A series of vignettes connects the lives of people traveling on the same airplane.

Director: Neil LaBute

18. Old Man's War

Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

On his 75th birthday, John Perry visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Humans have made it to the stars, and have colonized many planets, but colonization is strictly controlled. ... See full summary »

19. King Lear (I)

Drama | Announced

Shakespeare's classic tale of an aging king who splits up his kingdom for his three daughters to govern, but is misled about their affections, and driven into exile.

Director: Michael Radford | Star: Al Pacino

20. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Adventure, Biography, Drama | Announced

A look at the formative years of the 26th President of the United States, from his transformation from a privileged New York politician to commander of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.

21. Hemingway & Fuentes

Biography, Drama | Announced

Writer Ernest Hemingway befriends boat captain, Gregorio Fuentes, who inspires him to pen the famous tale "The Old Man and the Sea."

Director: Andy Garcia | Star: Andy Garcia

22. The Treehouse

90 min | Drama | Announced

To win his cousin, Thomas must enter a treacherous love quadrangle.

Director: Damian Harris

23. Napoleon and Betsy

Drama, Romance | Announced

The story of fallen French Emperor Napoleon during his last years on the island of St. Helena when he falls in love with a young English girl.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh

24. Vivaldi (II)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History | Announced

A biography of Antonio Vivaldi's early life, when the young priest became the music teacher at a school for the illegitimate daughters of Venice's courtesans.

Director: Boris Damast

25. Blonde (2021)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Ana de Armas, Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Scoot McNairy

26. 100 Cupboards

Fantasy | Announced

100 CUPBOARDS chronicles the fantastical journeys of Henry York, who discovers that the old Kansas farmhouse where he's been relegated to live harbors mysterious cupboards leading to worlds... See full summary »

27. The Great Divorce

Fantasy | Announced

An ad executive who realizes the city where he's been living is actually Hell boards a bus headed for Elsewhere, though he soon senses there might be a place worse than his former home.

28. Sinatra

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

The life story of legendary singer and actor, Frank Sinatra.

29. Archangels

Sci-Fi | Announced

A covert group of agents battle aliens secretly living among humans.

30. Uncharted (2021)

Action, Adventure | Filming

The story is a prequel to the games, starring Holland as a younger Drake, showing us details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali

32. Good Time Gang

Action, Comedy | Announced

Two party-happy mercenaries decide to take on a serious case involving a terrorist, only to find their mission complicated when they discover one of them is related to the target

33. Kane & Lynch

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

A pair of Death Row inmates, a mercenary named Kane and a schizophrenic named Lynch, escape during a prison transport and team up to retrieve a stolen fortune. Based on a video game.

34. The Last Voyage of Demeter

Horror | Pre-production

Follows the ill-fated crew aboard the merchant ship Demeter which carried Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England only to arrive at port with no survivors aboard.

Director: André Øvredal

35. Untitled Dr. Seuss Project

Drama | Announced

The story of writer and illustrator Theodor Geisel, known for penning many well-known children's books during the 20th Century under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

36. Son of Einstein

Biography, Mystery, Romance | Announced

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Director: Michael Pollack

37. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 431,901 | Gross: $216.43M

38. The Muppet Man

Biography, Comedy, Drama | Announced

The life and times of the late Jim Henson, the man behind Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Director: Michael Gracey

39. Untitled Martin Luther King Jr. Project

Biography, Drama | Announced

The life story of legendary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

40. Untitled Adventures of Tintin Sequel

Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced

Based on the comic book Prisoners of the Sun, where Tintin and Haddock head to South America to find a cure for their friend professor Calculus.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis

41. Lombardi (I)

Biography, Drama, Sport | Announced

The story of Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and how he lead his team to victory during the 1967 National Football League Championships. Based partly on the memoir "Instant Replay" by team member Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap.

42. Arrested Development

Comedy | Announced

Feature film based on the popular TV series, "Arrested Development."

Star: Kevin Crowley

43. Beetlejuice 2

Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who's recruited to help haunt a house.

Director: Tim Burton

44. Human Nature (I)

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

A man who is cryogenically frozen for years awakens to a world where humans are no longer the dominant species.

45. The Tiger

Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers' habitat and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an ... See full summary »

Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

46. Mute (II) (2018)

TV-MA | 126 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A mute bartender goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Levi Eisenblätter

Votes: 29,451

47. The Forever War

Sci-Fi | Announced

An elite task force returns home after a brief interstellar military operation, but discovers that 20 years have passed and the planet they once knew is completely different. Based on Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel "The Forever War".

Star: Channing Tatum

48. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 215,759 | Gross: $85.71M

49. Brothers in Arms (I)

Drama, War | Announced

An African-American military unit in World War II overcomes prejudice and proves themselves in the Battle of the Bulge.

50. The Wind in the Willows (I)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Pre-production

Accounts the friendship of four friends (Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad) whose adventures test the very fiber of their loyalty.

Director: Ray Griggs | Star: Ricky Gervais

51. Motherload

Action, Drama | Announced

A woman recently released from prison seeks revenge on those who did her wrong.

Director: Franck Khalfoun

52. First Continuum

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

In the far future an assassin decides the fate of the universe.

Director: Danny Torres

53. Shivers (II)

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

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Star: Rochelle Vallese

54. Unseen Shadows

Horror, Thriller | Announced

Jerimiah Johnson was a strange boy growing up. He could never decided what he wanted to be. Now he has chosen to be a ranger and help people to die.

Director: Charley McDougall

55. The Rut

Drama, Thriller | Announced

A fearless, teenage girl surrounds herself with danger and adventure as she journeys into the forest alone to hunt. A lone huntsman ventures into the wilderness to find her.

56. The Mask of the Red Death

Horror | Announced

A postapocalyptic, steampunk version of Poe's classic story.

Director: Robert Pratten

57. Concrete Island

Drama, Thriller | Announced

An architect finds himself stranded on a man-made island between two highways with only the contents of his car in his possession.

Director: Brad Anderson

58. Paani

Drama | Announced

Shekhar Kapur's directorial venture depicts the scenario many years into the future, where the earth's water supply has run-out and the events and wars that follow as a result.

Director: Shekhar Kapur

59. Soylent Green

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

In a futuristic, overpopulated world, mankind strives to come up with a new food source.

60. Wynter Dark

Adventure | Announced

The world is beset by the new ice age and the Kingdom of New York is under siege from the Kingdom of London.

61. Captain for Dark Mornings

Drama | Pre-production

Hope for victims of post-traumatic stress began in the battlefield with one man. Based on the critically acclaimed book.

Director: Scott McCullough | Star: Dan Lauria

62. Johnny Blue

108 min | Drama, Music | Announced

'Johnny Blue' is the story of two teenage boys from different backgrounds that find friendship through music and the love of playing the guitar. Johnny is an exceptional guitarist and ... See full summary »

Director: John Orrichio

63. Logan's Run

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.

64. Nephilim (2017)

99 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

NEPHILIM begins with the first signs of warfare evolving between good and evil. Set in modern times, two archangels, an atypical priest, an ex-homicide detective and a resurrected spirit ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Wilson | Stars: John Savage, Noah Blake, Yuval David, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 26

65. Over the Wall

Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

Set in the popular world of Dirt Track Racing where true love overcomes tragedy, betrayal and guilt.

Director: Steven Christopher Young | Stars: Tony Stewart, Bootie Barker

66. Oz (I)

Fantasy | Announced

Dorothy Gale's granddaughter returns to Oz to fight evil.

67. El Patron

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

A chronicle of the Colombian drug lord's life.

Star: John Leguizamo

68. Super Troopers 2 (2018)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

41 Metascore

When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

Votes: 23,174 | Gross: $30.62M

69. Tarantula (I)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller | Announced

An ex motorcycle gang member escapes a life of slaughter and sacrifice to start a new life in Sweet Home, Colorado but is eventually hunted down by the Tarantula's gang leader.

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Larrs Jackson, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Liza Seneca

70. The Gate 3D

Action, Adventure, Family | Announced

Three kids release a horde of demons from a hole in their backyard. What follows is a battle between good and evil as the kids struggle to overcome a hell that is literally taking over the Earth.

Director: Alex Winter

71. The Home (I)

Horror, Thriller | Announced

The Home unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during an accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Morgan

72. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Action, Drama | Post-production

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm

73. Untitled Midnight Run Sequel

Action, Comedy, Drama | Announced

After a group of friends exit a house party, they soon face a dilemma involving a max capacity on their ride back home. Two friends are left behind, Bryan and Felix, who soon face a series ... See full summary »

74. Untitled Michael Banks and J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. Project

Drama | Announced

Attorneys Michael Banks and J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. spend 15 years trying to overturn a murder conviction.

75. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi | Completed

Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving

76. Untitled Electronic Music Scene Documentary

Documentary, Music | Announced

A documentary that follows influential DJs over a year-long trek around the world as they prepare for a secret festival show.

Directors: Donnie Eichar, Brad Tiemann

77. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 121,419 | Gross: $26.80M

78. Kill Bill: Vol. 3

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

Plot details kept under wraps.

79. Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | Announced

This prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he runs afoul of a coven of she-vampires.

80. The Kind One

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

The film is set in the 1930s Los Angeles and follows Danny Landon, an amnesiac who works for a violent mobster (a.k.a. "The Kind One"), while he falls in love with this man's girlfriend.

81. Robopocalypse

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising.

Director: Michael Bay

82. Chronicle

Crime, Thriller | Announced

Dog eats shoe and takes the wrap

Director: Jay Alaimo

83. Z (II)

Action, Adventure | Announced

The western frontier has re-emerged and, as in the past, a hero will answer the people's cry for justice.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Kiersey Clemons

84. Get Smart 2

Comedy | Announced

Plot is unknown.

85. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Votes: 185,137 | Gross: $58.25M

86. Captain Planet

Adventure, Family | Announced

A story centered around an environmentally friendly superhero.

87. Bad Boys for Life (2020)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 108,557 | Gross: $204.42M

88. The Crossing (I) (2014)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Hye-Kyo Song, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 1,209

89. Machine Man

Sci-Fi | Announced

A tech firm engineer who use titanium to upgrade his body finds himself targeted by people who want to get their hands on his inventions.

90. The Devil in the White City

Drama, History, Thriller | Announced

An architect works to build up the 1893 World's Fair, while the serial killer H. H. Holmes uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

91. Castlevania

Action, Horror | Announced

This movie focuses on the origin of the eternal struggle between the Belmont clan and Lord Dracula.

92. Mortal Kombat (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Plot unknown. Feature film based on the popular video game.

Director: Simon McQuoid | Stars: Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ludi Lin

93. The Flash (2022)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

The plot is unknown. Feature film based on the comic book superhero, The Flash.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller

94. Halo

Action, Adventure, Family | Announced

Feature film based on the popular video game, Halo.

95. Me and My Shadow

Animation, Music, Musical | Announced

Me & My Shadow reveals the once secret world of shadows and their human counterparts. Shadow Dan, our hero's shadow, yearns for a more exciting life but happens to be stuck with Daniel ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Carloni | Star: Annelies van de Velde

96. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A look at how Jules Verne's classic character Captain Nemo created his underwater vessel, the Nautilus.

Director: James Mangold

97. By Virtue Fall

Drama, Thriller | Announced

A newly-released ex-con seeks revenge upon his mentor who framed him for a crime he didn't commit.

Director: Sheldon Turner

98. Furious Love

Drama | Announced

The story of the torrid relationship between screen legends Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

99. St. Vincent

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

Hitman Vincent Novena goes deep undercover portraying a priest in an attempt to get close to his target, a gangland traitor.

100. Back Roads (2018)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

In 1993, Harley's dad is shot dead and his mom goes to prison. He has to earn money and look after his 3 kid sisters. No college. Over 2 years, family secrets are slowly revealed. Will a good therapist be enough?

Director: Alex Pettyfer | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Robert Patrick, Nicola Peltz, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 3,163



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