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18 Hollywood movies to watch in 2019

Besides listing out your new year’s resolution, how about listing out movies you must watch in 2019?

Here are KajoMag’s suggestions of Top 18 Hollywood movies you need to watch in 2019:

1.How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Jan 31)

By the look of the movie poster, we know that Toothless has a mate! According to the movie timeline, it is one year the events of the second film, meaning Hiccup is now the chief of Berk.

2. Captain Marvel (Mar 7)

Marvel fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for this movie. Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is a former US Air Force fighter pilot who turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes.

The main question here is how Captain Marvel will fit into the whole Marvel universe.

3. Dumbo (Mar 29)

Diehard Disney fans may not want to miss this live action remake of Disney’s most famous elephant. In this edition, Dumbo is trying to save a struggling circus.

4. Shazam! (Apr 5)

Here is a DC movie to look forward to in 2019. Shazam! is based on the DC Comics character of the same name.

The main character, Billy Batson is transported into a different realm where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!”

5. Hellboy (Apr 12)

Hellboy is a fictional, half-demon superhero based on the Dark Horse Comics.

It made it to the big screen in 2004 and continued in a sequel in 2008. Another sequel was supposed to be filmed in 2019 but was canceled due to lack of funding.

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In this reboot, Hellboy prepares to stop an ancient medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy all of mankind.

6. Avengers: End Game (Apr 26)

This is the movie of 2019, as in THE movie of 2019. How are the Avengers going to beat Thanos? Who else is going to die? How does Ant-Man manage to come back from the Quantum Realm? How is Captain Marvel going to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)? There are so many questions!

7. John Wick 3: Parabellum (May 17)

If you watched the second installment of John Wick then you know that another sequel is definitely on the way.

In this third movie, Wick is still on the run following his assassination of a member of the High Table in The Continental.

With a $14 million contract on his head, Wick is fighting his way out of New York city.

8. Men in Black: International (May 22)

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson showed great onscreen chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok. So movie buffs should be looking forward for the pair in Men in Black: International.

A spin-off of the Men in Black (MIB) film series, the story follows a London-based team of MIB secret agents trying to solve a murder mystery while travelling around the world.

9. Aladdin (May 24)

For the past few years, Disney is all about live-action adaptation of its classic movies. So here is Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie.

Although it is not out yet, the movie has already gathered more than enough criticism, especially for its casting.

The addition of a white character played by Billy Magnussen had people accusing them of whitewashing the film.

On top of that, the public was also unhappy that Princess Jasmine is being played by a non-Middle Eastern and Anglo Indian actress Naomi Scott.

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To top it all, Marwan Kenzari was accused being too hot for the role of Jafar. (Although the thirst tweets following this reveal are hilarious.)

But as they say in Hollywood, there is no such thing as bad publicity.

10. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May 31)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie.

According to the synopsis released by Warner Bros, Godzilla will fight Mothra, Rodan and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

11. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (June 6)

This movie made it to our last year’s list of movies to watch in 2018. What is it doing here again? It was previously set to be released on Nov 2019, then rescheduled to be released on Feb 14, 2019. Now it is scheduled for release on June 6 this year.

The plot follows nearly a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. The X-Men are now national heroes going on increasingly risky missions.

The conflict starts when a solar flare hitting them during a rescue mission in space and Jean Grey loses control of her power, unleashing the Phoenix.

12. Toy Story 4 (June 29)

Raise your hand if you thought Toy Story 3 (2010) was the last movie of this Pixar installment.

The film continues from the last movie where Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear after Andy gave them to Bonnie Anderson.

13. Spiderman: Far From Home (July 5)

So with the release of Spiderman: Far From Home, we know that Peter Parker is alive after Avengers: Endgame.

The movie follows Parker who goes on summer vacation to Europe with his friends. There, Spiderman teams up with villain Mysterio to fight against The Elementals.

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14. The Lion King (July 19)

If you love the 1994 The Lion King, then you must put this movie on your Hollywood movies to watch in 2019.

And if you watched the trailer then you know it is a photorealistic computer animated remake of the 1994 film.

15. Joker (Oct 4)

DC Comics fans might have high expectations on this movie as it is the first film separate from the DC Extended Universe.

Moreover, movie fans are looking forward to see Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the Joker.

16. Kingsman 3 (Nov 8)

Ladies if you have not heard the news, we are sorry to announce that Taron Egerton aka Eggsy will not be in this movie.

But rest assured, he has also told Yahoo: “That doesn’t mean I won’t be in Kingsman ever again.”

So what is Kingsman without Eggsy? Now we have to watch just to find out.

17. Jumanji 3 (Dec 13)

Do you know that there was an alternate ending for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which was supposed to leave the door open for another movie? That scene was removed from the final cut of the film.

Regardless, the third untitled Jumanji is confirmed on the way.

18. Star Wars: Episode IX (Dec 19)

Remember The Last Jedi? This movie is set a year after that movie.

Perhaps this time we will finally know who Rey is related to… and whether it matters in the grander scheme of the Star Wars universe.

Patricia Hului
Patricia Hului is a Kayan who wants to live in a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight. She grew up in Bintulu, Sarawak and graduated from the University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science. She worked for The Borneo Post SEEDS, which is now defunct. When she's not writing, you can find her in a studio taking belly dance classes, hiking up a hill or browsing through Pinterest. Follow her on Instagram at @patriciahului, Facebook at Patricia Hului at Kajomag.com or Twitter at @patriciahului.
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