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6 Flicks Picks: 2020 Movie Releases Rankings

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Welcome to the annual New Year's edition of 6 Flicks Picks that will jump-start the year 2020!

Naturally, this breakdown won't be listing the releases of every single movie that will be coming out in the year—partially because that's too daunting of a task and partially because even the studios don't know all of those yet—but it will still follow the same format as far as the picks go.

This will be much harder, as there are hundreds of films that will be coming out, but it still boils down to the same concept: if I had to pick only six movies that I could watch, which ones would they be?

Without further ado, let's take a look at what makes my cut for 2020!

What movies are coming out 2020 6 Flicks Picks


What is so difficult about this type of thing is that I have to go by the general breakdown of the big releases, as there can definitely be movies that pop up that I'm completely unaware of that are smaller in scale. A major summer blockbuster is already in promotion now, but what about the little indie flick?

Those end up being ignored in this generic year scope, but on the monthly basis, they'll get much more attention, so keep that in mind.

Last year, I had over 30 movies on my list, to varying degrees. I didn't end up seeing all of them. Naturally, I also saw some other films that weren't on my list, so that's proof in the pudding that there are always movies that you're not aware of at the start of the year that will catch your attention.

This year, I don't have 30 movies to pick from. That means I'll be narrowing it down to 24 and taking out the Bottom Tier Honorable Mentions list. Then, I'll proceed to break things into 6-film lists, leading up to the main 6 Flicks Picks that made the final cut.

Bottom Tier Honorable Mentions:

n/a this year.

Low Tier Honorable Mentions:

24. Dolittle — I don't have the highest hopes for this, but this narrowly beat out some other "meh" entries like Jungle Cruise, as well as Bill & Ted Face the Music (I remember liking the other movies as a kid, but I have a feeling if I rewatched them now, I'd hate them). Dolittle isn't something I'll probably actually watch, but if I'm feeling like I need to get out of the house, maybe I'll peep it.

23. Bad Boys for Life — Funny enough, I've seen Bad Boys 2, but not the first one.

22. Fantasy Island — Uh....

21. Onward — Pixar.

20. The New Mutants — I still think this needs to be released on Hulu...

19. Snake Eyes — G.I. Joe was never my biggest passion, but I did enjoy it as a kid. I saw the other two films and if this movie is better than those, then cool.

Middle Tier Honorable Mentions:

18. Morbius — I have little faith in Sony to pull this off, but since it's tangential to Spider-Man, I'll see it.

17. Bloodshot — I know nothing about this, but it's based on a comic, so it might be cool.

16. Birds of Prey — This absolutely 100% is going to suck. Not a single thing about the movie, from its title to the way they dressed the characters to the choice of characters in the movie makes me think this is anything but an ENORMOUS disaster.

15. Wonder Woman 1984 — I have little faith in this movie, particularly as the first one is massively overrated and I don't think the time period aspect is going to be anything but "wouldn't it be neat if we referenced ___" masturbatory nonsense. But...like many other superhero things...it's a Wonder Woman film, so I'll see it opening night.

14. Top Gun: Maverick — I actually didn't see Top Gun until 2019. While I wasn't totally in love with it, I can see why people were high on it when it came out. Some of that nostalgia is completely lost on me, but on the strength of that film alone, I'll be interested to peep this.

13. Free Guy — This looks super fun! I didn't know anything about it until seeing the trailer before Jumanji: The Next Level. I'm so down.

Top Tier Honorable Mentions:

12. Coming 2 America — I actually also just watched Coming to America for the first time in 2019, as recommended by my girlfriend. She and I will definitely be watching this together.

11. A Quiet Place: Part II — Big fan of the first one.

10. Sonic the Hedgehog — Gotta go fast. Give me Tails and Knuckles in there somewhere, too.

9. Godzilla vs. Kong — I don't know how they're going to make this work by stepping backward and doing two babyfaces against each other while they already had Godzilla fight everyone else the last time. But hey, King of the Monsters was a visual spectacle.

8. The Purge 5 — It's weird. The first Purge was blah. The second, third and fourth, I enjoyed. I'll go see this one on the strength of that trajectory.

7. Venom 2 — The first film has its flaws and its charm. It's a Spider-Man related movie. Naturally, it's an opening night viewing for me.

What Made the Final Cut:

6. The Eternals — I know virtually nothing about The Eternals, but this is the MCU, so it gets a top spot by default.

5. The King's Man — The first Kingsman film is amazing. The second one suffered from some really bad decisions, like killing off certain characters. I hope this is a step backward to what worked the first time.

4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Pleeeeeeease don't screw this up. I absolutely love the first film and I have a fond attachment to the second one, too. Bustin' makes me feel good. Don't make me feel bad.

3. Tenet — I still have no idea what this is about, but it looks neat and it's Christopher Nolan.

2. Black Widow — MCU. Of course this is high up on the list. Black Widow's a great character and although I'm nowhere near as excited about this as I was last year for Avengers: Endgame, I'm more confident I'll like the movie than most things on this list, strictly because it's the MCU.

1. No Time to Die — After the Star Wars sequels and Terminator: Dark Fate, I'm entirely convinced this movie is going to piss me off by either killing off James Bond and/or trying to make Nomi the lead going forward, rather than "hoping for a spin-off." However, it's still a James Bond film (at least, for now, it seems) and I'll be there opening night, hoping there's a gun barrel at the start, that it does the series justice and that it doesn't end with passing the torch or anything like that.


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