Sunday, May 28, 2023

List: Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2020

This week on Episode 361 of the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed our Top 5 most anticipated films of 2020. It’s a new year and that means there are a lot of new movies for us to look forward to this year. 2019 was a wonderful year for film and it should be really exciting to see how or if that progression continues into 2020. In terms of mainstream entertainment, there’s more uncertainty this year than what we’ve seen the last few years. No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Widow should be hits, but there’s no guarantees for others such as Eternals, Morbius, Godzilla vs Kong, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Dune among others. Mulan should be a big hit, but it’s less talked about than other gems from the Disney Renaissance era. Even musicals such as West Side story and In the Heights are somewhat up in the air, although we do expect to have some play with audiences. More than anything, this will be the year of the long-awaited sequel with movies like Top Gun: Maverick, Bad Boys For Life, Coming 2 America and Bill & Ted Face the Music. The indie and auteur circuit is where 2020 could really thrive though. We are going to see plenty of great directors releasing new projects this year, and it looks quite exciting on that front. We had a lot to discuss here and it was fun talking about what the year has to offer.

For the sake of this post, we are going to list our Top 5 selections as heard on the show, but additionally we are going to list our full Top 10 most anticipated films of 2020.

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Wendy
2) Tenet
3) First Cow
4) Top Gun: Maverick
5) Pieces of a Woman
6) The French Dispatch
7) Mulan
8) After Yang
9) Mank
10) Dune


1) Wendy
2) Soul
3) No Time to Die
4) After Yang
5) Eternals
6) Tenet
7) Blonde
8) Dune
9) Last Night in Soho
10) First Cow


1) Tenet
2) Mank
3) Wasp Network
4) Eternals
5) Birds of Prey
6) First Cow
7) After Yang
8) Halloween Kills
9) Dune
10) No Time to Die

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Nomadland, Macbeth, Untitled PTA, Nightmare Alley, In the Heights, Bergman Island, On the Rocks, Kajillionaire, The Woman in the Window, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, The Last Thing He Wanted, The Hunt, King Richard, The Craft, The White Tiger, The Invisible Man, Fonzo, Passing, Antlers, Annette, Minari, Stillwater, Da 5 Bloods, The Card Counter, Shirley, News of the World, Let Them All Talk, Green Knight, Next Goal Wins, Wonder Woman 1984, Onward, Black Widow, Coming 2 America, Godzilla vs Kong, The Organ Donor

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are obviously many more films coming out this year that we didn’t have time to mention. That is to say, your list could look very different than ours given the amount of great potential that we could see in 2020. That being said, what would be your Top 5? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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