2018+ Hitlist: Movies to Watch Since the Industry is Dying

by BadSurge | created - 30 Jan 2012 | updated - 3 days 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"]

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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

Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

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

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 Hibon

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

10. Desperados

Comedy | Announced

Three women head to Mexico to set right a situation.

Director: Betty Thomas

11. 1066 (II)

Action, Adventure, Drama | 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: Olivia Hussey, Katia Winter, Ian Whyte, Mark Lester

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. Diary of a Nobody

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 | Announced

Blood must fight to survive, control his hungers, and hold onto his humanity in a haunting and surreal fantasy world where nearly everyone is a vampire. Based on the acclaimed DC/Vertigo graphic novel.

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

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

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.

Director: Alex Timbers

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.

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

Biography, Drama | Announced

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik

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. Code Duello

Comedy | Announced

An aspiring playwright works as a substitute teacher and reenacts duels with his Aaron Burr obsessed grandfather. Just as he gets his first taste of success, his estranged rock star mother comes home and makes his life more complicated.

Director: Derrick Borte

30. Archangels

Sci-Fi | Announced

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

31. Uncharted

Action, Adventure | Pre-production

Plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Tom Holland, Bryan Cranston

33. 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

34. The Stand (I)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Director: Josh Boone

35. 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.

36. The Last Voyage of Demeter

Horror | Announced

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: Neil Marshall | Star: Viggo Mortensen

37. 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.

38. Son of Einstein

Biography, Mystery, Romance | Announced

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Director: Michael Pollack

39. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985.

Directors: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer | Stars: Mike Myers, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Rami Malek

40. 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

41. Mary (IV)

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and against all odds, Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.

Star: Ben Kingsley

42. Untitled Martin Luther King Jr. Project

Biography, Drama | Announced

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

43. The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun

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: Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell

44. Gump & Co.

Drama | Announced

A follow-up to the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," where the film's dim-witted hero stumbles through historical events in the 1980s and '90s.

45. 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.

46. Arrested Development

Comedy | Announced

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

Star: Kevin Crowley

47. 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

48. 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.

49. 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: Michaël R. Roskam

50. 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: 17,562

51. 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

52. Alita: Battle Angel (2018)

Action, Adventure, Romance | Post-production

An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Rosa Salazar, Eiza González, Michelle Rodriguez

53. 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.

54. The Wind in the Willows (I)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Announced

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

55. Motherload

Action, Drama | Announced

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

Director: Franck Khalfoun

56. First Continuum

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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

Director: Danny Torres

57. Shivers (II)

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

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Star: Rochelle Vallese

58. 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

59. The Rut

Drama, Thriller | Announced

A teenage girl surrounds herself with danger and adventure as she journeys into the wilderness alone to hunt.

Director: Matthew Smiley

60. The Mask of the Red Death

Horror | Announced

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

Director: Robert Pratten

61. 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

62. Paani

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Announced

Set years in the future, when the earth's water supply has run-out, events unfold including wars as a result.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Angad Bedi, Paras Arora, Rajat Barmecha

63. Soylent Green

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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

64. 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.

65. 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

66. 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 | Star: Jennifer Butler

67. 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.

68. Nephilim

Animation, Action, Fantasy | Completed

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

69. 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

70. Oz

Fantasy | Announced

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

71. El Patron

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

A chronicle of the Colombian drug lord's life.

Star: John Leguizamo

72. Super Troopers 2 (2018)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

40 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: 2,220

73. 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, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Rodger Halston, Jules Sylvester

74. 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

75. 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: Kristoffer Aaron Morgan | Stars: Cherami Leigh, Maurice Ripke, Elena Pavli

76. Top Gun: Maverick (2019)

Action | Pre-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Star: Tom Cruise

77. 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 »

78. 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.

79. Bill & Ted Face the Music

Comedy | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. The next installment in the 'Bill and Ted' franchise about the comedic misadventures of two time-travelers from Southern California.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler

80. 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

81. Zombieland 2

Action, Comedy, Horror | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Ruben Fleischer

82. Kill Bill: Vol. 3

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. Robopocalypse

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

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

Director: Michael Bay

86. Chronicle

Crime, Thriller | Announced

Dog eats shoe and takes the wrap

Director: Jay Alaimo

87. Z (II)

Action, Adventure | Pre-production

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

88. Get Smart 2

Comedy | Announced

Plot is unknown.

89. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

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

Votes: 48,316 | Gross: $56.42M

90. Captain Planet

Adventure, Family | Announced

A story centered around an environmentally friendly superhero.

91. Suspiria (2018)

145 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

A young American ballerina comes to train at a prestigious German dance academy and uncovers the school's dark and menacing secrets.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

92. Bad Boys for Life

Action, Comedy, Thriller | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Derrick Gilbert

93. 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, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Hye-Kyo Song, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 941

94. 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.

95. The Irishman (2019)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Plemons

96. The Devil in the White City

Drama, History, Thriller | Announced

An architect works to build up the 1893 Worlds Fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

97. Castlevania

Action, Horror | Announced

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

98. Mortal Kombat

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

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

Director: Simon McQuoid

99. Untitled The Flash Film (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

The super-fast hero the Flash travels into a timeline where Earth is a mess and its heroes are lost and scattered. It's up to him to make things right.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Billy Crudup

100. Nick Fury

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A daring amateur boxer from Hells Kitchen is recruited by the Army for some top-secret assignments. He soon is promoted to captain, where he puts together the First Attack Squad, a group of elite soldiers who carry out elite missions.