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The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

It’s a new year, and I don’t know about y’all, but all I can think about is what I’m going to watch this year. So, after some thorough research, here is a list of the most anticipated movies that are coming out this year.


Mean Girls

Summary: For all of the fans of the 2004 classic Mean Girls, there is a fresh new musical based on the 2018 Broadway production of Mean Girls directed by Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne. High school junior Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) moves from Kenya to Illinois and befriends two art students who explain to her all the different cliques in school. They convince her to be fake friends with the Plastics, the popular girl clique led by Regina George (Renee Rapp) in order for the friends to get revenge on Regina and so Cady can get with her crush, Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney). But one thing leads to another, and Cady finds herself getting caught up in popularity and losing her sense of self. 

Release Date: Mean Girls (2024) officially hit theaters on January 12, 2024 and is still available to watch in theaters during the month of January. It will be available to stream on Paramount+ in February.


Madame Web

Summary: This movie is inspired by Spider-Man’s clairvoyant side character, Cassandra Web (Dakota Johnson). Cassandra is a paramedic who is forced to confront revelations about her past and must protect three women from a mysterious, threatening adversary.

Release Date: Madame Web hits theaters on February 14, 2024 and will be available to stream on Disney+ on July 8, 2024. 



Kung Fu Panda 4

Summary: The third sequel to the original Kung Fu Panda movie is centered around the giant panda, Po (Jack Black) who must train a new warrior after being chosen to be the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. When a powerful sorceress tries to take advantage of Po’s Staff of Wisdom, he teams up with a quick-witted fox to destroy the dragon warrior once and for all. 

Release Date: Kung Fu Panda 4 hits theaters on March 8, 2024 and is expected to be available to stream on Peacock between mid-May or June 2024.



Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Summary: In the fifth film of the Ghostbusters franchise, the Spengler family decides to leave Summerville, Oklahoma and go back to the iconic firehouse in New York City to help the Ghostbusters in their secret research lab. But when they discover an ancient artifact which causes an evil force to be unleashed, they must all join forces to save the world from a second Ice Age. 

Release Date: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire hits theaters on March 29, 2024, and will be available to stream on Netflix. 


Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Summary: Godzilla and King Kong join forces to face a colossal threat hidden deep within the planet, challenging their existence and the survival of the human race.

Release Date: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire hits theaters on March 29, 2024 and will be available to stream on Roku.






Inside Out 2

Summary: In the sequel to the original beloved film Inside Out, Riley hits her teenage years and discovers a new emotion: Anxiety. Then, more emotions show up and the originals (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust) don’t know how to feel.

Release Date: Inside Out 2 hits theaters on June 14, 2024 and will be available to stream on Disney+.






It Ends With Us

Summary: Based on the book by Colleen Hoover, a young woman named Lily (Blake Lively) believes she has found true love, but when a painful incident triggers past drama, she must decide if love alone can carry her marriage after her high school love interest comes back into her life.

Release Date: It Ends With Us hits theaters on June 21, 2024 and will be available to stream on Netflix.




Despicable Me 4


Summary: In the fourth movie of the Despicable Me franchise, Gru (Steve Carell) and his minions have a new villain to defeat.

Release Date: Despicable Me 4 hits theaters on July 3, 2024 and will be available to stream on Peacock.







The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

Summary: This fantasy film is set 261 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and it tells the story of a legendary king who must defend against an army of Dunlendings. 

Release Date: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim hits theaters on December 13, 2024 and will be available to stream on Max.]




Mufasa: The Lion King

Summary: In this musical based on the original movie The Lion King, Simba becomes king of the Pride Lands and explores the origins of his late father Mufasa (Aaron Pierre).

Release Date: Mufasa: The Lion King hits theaters on December 20, 2024 and will be available to stream on Disney+. 




Look for the complete list of 2024 movies on these sources:

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