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12 Must-See Movies for Each Month of 2019

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12 Must-See Movies for Each Month of 2019

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January 16, 2019

By Joanne Rosa

The 2019 movie selection is top notch. Wendy’s got you covered with the must-see movies of this year and their release dates. You’re welcome.


Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson, Glass is this year’s ultimate crossover film. Make sure to watch Unbreakable and Split before seeing this comic thriller.

Glass hits theaters Friday, January 18.

What Men Want

We didn’t know how much the world needed a fresher take on Mel Gibson’s What Woman Want until we saw the trailer for What Men Want. Taraji P. Henson gains the power to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to her advantage. Men’s thoughts are more interesting than we thought they would be, yet also just as we expected.

What Men Want hits theaters Friday, February 8.


Directed, written, and produced by Jordan Peele, Us is a truly haunting thriller that not even our worst nightmares could conjure up. Starring Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke of Black Panther, and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Us evaluates the worst things we could possibly do as a family’s doppelgängers emerge from darkness. This is Peele’s first film since the award-winning, socially-conscious Get Out.

Us hits theaters Friday, March 15.


Breakthrough is a feel good film that stars friend to the show Chrissy Metz, and is executive produced by Stephen Curry. Breakthrough is a true story where a faith fosters a miraculous event in a small Missouri town. Curry told The Hollywood Reporter he immediately connected to this story of perseverance. “After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen.” It’s the perfect film to see with your family or Church group!

Breakthrough hits theaters this Easter.


One of Disney’s three live-action remakes coming to theaters this year is the 1992 animated classic Aladdin. Although late comedic genius Robin Williams couldn’t play the role of Genie again, Will Smith is stepping inside the lamp. Smith told Entertainment Weekly he plans to infuse his own personality into the role as Williams did, while also paying tribute to Williams’ original character. “I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different… Just the flavor of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane, versus trying to compete.”

Aladdin hits theaters Friday, May 24.

Men in Black: International

Speaking of Will Smith, he won’t be coming back to the return of Men in Black. Instead, Men in Black: International takes on new and familiar faces Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson. The fourth installment keeps it fresh as they go worldwide in their fight against aliens in the ever expanding universe.

Men in Black: International hits theaters Friday, June 14.

The Lion King

Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, BEYONCÉ; need we say more about the live-action remake of The Lion King? Disney has it going on with this voice cast and director Jon Favreau is well aware. He told The Hollywood Reporter “it is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life.”

The Lion King hits theaters Friday, July 19.

Hobbs & Shaw

Eliza Gonzales & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Instagram | Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spearheads the Fast & Furious franchise’s spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. Despite Tyrese Gibson and The Rock putting their feud over the spinoff to rest, we shouldn’t expect to see Tyrese in the film. Instead, The Rock will be introducing new characters like Madam M (Eiza Gonzalez).

Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters Friday, August 2.

The Kitchen

Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy are seen on the set of 'The Kitchen'


Taking place in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen during 1970’s, The Kitchen centers around mob leaders that are under arrest for their crimes. Mob wives Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, and Elisabeth Moss take over the business while their husbands are behind bars. The mob drama is just as real as the film’s leading ladies, making this a film worth seeing.

The Kitchen hits theaters Friday, September 20.

You Are My Friend

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

Twitter | Sony

Tom Hanks stars in the film that centers around TV legend Mr. Rodgers. You Are My Friend details how a reporter’s entire life changed for the better after meeting Mr. Rodgers. Filmmaker Marielle Heller told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s a story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to tap into our better self. God knows we need that right now!” You’re gonna need Q-Tips for this one.

You Are My Friend hits theaters Friday, October 18.

Frozen 2

Frozen (2013 animated) with Elsa, Snow Queen (voice: Idina Menzel)


We’re sorry to report to you that if your child finally let go of Frozen, the magic of Disney is about to undo it this fall. The phenomenon returns with Frozen 2 and includes the original cast and directors, but totally different tunes. At least you won’t have to listen to “Let It Go” again!

Frozen 2 hits theaters just in time for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 27.

Little Women

Emma Watson, Greta Gerwig, & 'Little Women' cast

Instagram | Emma Watson

Director of Lady Bird Greta Gerwig takes on Louis May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women as a 2019 film adaption. Both the cast-with stars Emma Watson and Meryl Streep-and crew are predominantly female. The future is for sure female, making Little Women the perfect movie to end the year.

Little Women hits theaters Christmas Day.


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