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6 Flicks Picks: 2024 Movie Releases Rankings

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, January 1, 2024

Welcome to the annual New Year's edition of 6 Flicks Picks to ring in 2024!

I miss the days when this used to be a monthly feature. Not only was that fun to break down, but it allowed me a better understanding of each movie being released each month. However, COVID killed that, and the strikes from 2023 had another huge problem with releases.

These days, not only are movies not being released when they said they would be, but they're not even giving them updated release dates until close to that time frame. Then, they're only saying they're delayed, but not giving new dates.

That makes it far too stressful and difficult to break down like I used to, as I can't keep track of these movies, let alone keep wasting time double checking updates.

With that being said, the year-in-full edition of 6 Flicks Picks works the same way it always has. Rather than being limited to just six for this list, I'm going to be breaking down my top six as well as some supplemental groups of six for different tier lists, in a sense, of how much I want to see those movies.

Still, the general question remains: If you could only watch six movies for the entire year, which ones would those be?

Obviously, not every film that will come out this year is currently announced, and I haven't seen trailers for the vast majority of them. That is part of the fun when you can look back and see which movies you enjoyed more and which ones were surprises.

Without further ado, let's take a look at what makes my cut for 2024!

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As far as January 1st is concerned, here are my top 24 picks, as I couldn't quite get to 30.

Note: I'm working under the assumption that Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse isn't going to be released this year. It seems more likely for 2025. However, if that does end up being released in 2024, you might as well put that as the #1 spot.

Bottom Tier Honorable Mentions:

  • Saw XI, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Bad Boys 4, The Beekeeper, Borderlands, Love Lies Bleeding and Imaginary are on my "eh...idk, maybe" list.

Low Tier Honorable Mentions:

24. Transformers One — I have a feeling this is a movie I'll end up NOT watching, but if it gets any buzz, I'll check it out. Transformers wasn't my favorite franchise, but I did used to like it, and the first Michael Bay film is good. It's a shame everything that came after that was disappointing to awful. With this being an animated prequel, maybe it'll give everyone the "constantly fighting robots" aspect they always want.

23. Inside Out 2 — I'm not as massively in love with the first one as a lot of people are, but it was still good enough for me to see the follow-up.

22. Spaceman — Is this going to be the type of film that makes me interested with the super fast teaser, and then, if I find out more information about it, I'll be less interested? Maybe. So maybe I'll not bother with that and I'll just watch it when it comes out.

21. Mufasa: The Lion King — The Lion King in animated form is one of my 3 favorite Disney/Pixar films. The pseudo-live action version doesn't hold a candle. Still, maybe there's a story to tell with Mufasa's backstory. At least, on a weak year like this, this makes the list.

20. Madame Web — Yikes...this is going to be awful. There's no way this is even a serviceable movie, let alone a good Spider-Man series film.

19. Road House — The original is ridiculous, but it was a fun watch to check out just to laugh. Out of pure curiosity of how they're remaking it, I'd like to see this and compare it.

Middle Tier Honorable Mentions:

18. Kraven the Hunter — I'll copy and paste what I said last year, when this was supposed to be released, and also echo the Madame Web entry. This is the section we call "you've burned me too much in the past, but I'm going to see your shitty film because I'm a fan of the source material." There's no way in hell Sony pumped out a halfway decent movie with Kraven. It's not happening. But I'll sit through 2 hours of this crap nevertheless.

17. IF — I have a feeling this might be a little too much of the same Ryan Reynolds joke style, but I'll be damned if I didn't come out of this trailer thinking there was potential. Even if it's just for a few gags, I think I'll enjoy this.

16. The Fall Guy — If done well, this could be a really fun send-up of various tropes in the action genre, and even the comedy-action genre. If done poorly, it's just going to be a one-note movie that takes forever to end. But I'm banking on Ryan Gosling doing a great job in pulling it off.

15. I.S.S. — COOL IDEA!!! I'm sold.

14. Civil War — Potentially ham-fisted with a message that will beat you over the head. I'm worried about that. But A24 makes some good movies here and there. Maybe this is their rendition of The Purge?

13. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F — Those 3 movies are overrated, but I still watched all 3 of them. Might as well watch the fourth, if not just for the theme song.

Top Tier Honorable Mentions:

12. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga — Fury Road was SURPRISINGLY good. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that this could rock, too. But I can't say it's as high up on the list compared to some other series.

11. A Quiet Place: Day One — For instance, A Quiet Place has 2 really solid movies. This might be the third to round it out. What even is the story? Doesn't matter. It's going to be handled by the same team, so it'd be weird if it was suddenly a bad film.

10. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 — Granted, I'm not as into Shadow as I would have liked this movie taking a different direction, being about Knuckles and not having him in #2. But if they pulled off the previous 2, then I'm down to see #3 by proxy. That's obviously the recurring theme of this list, isn't it?

9. Venom 3 — Speaking of that, the previous two Venom films aren't GREAT, but they do the job enough for me to see Venom 3. Three different Spider-Man spin-off movies this year. Crazy. Venom's always been one of my favorite characters, so he gets a little leeway. Plus, Venom 1 is better than Morbius, for example.

8. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire — Big monsters go smashy smashy. I'd imagine this won't be as good as Godzilla Minus One, but holy shit did that take me by surprise in the first place.

7. Argylle — Kingsman is awesome. Give me more of that. I'm not sold on the cat jokes in this, but the rest of it should be a fun ride.

What Made the Final Cut:

6. Ballerina — I finally watched the John Wick films before #4 came out. Guess what. They rock. After watching The Continental as well, I firmly have to put Ballerina on the top list, as they've got a great track record so far.

5. Untitled Karate Kid Movie — How is this not connected to Cobra Kai? Is that going to be a mistake? I've loved Cobra Kai. Once again, like John Wick, binging all the content in a short time frame allowed me to appreciate the series, so I'm down for anything they send my way now.

4. Beetlejuice 2 — The first film was one of my favorite films as a kid. I'm EXTREMELY hesitant to think this will live up to it. Even if it gets terrible reviews, I'll still see it, as I want to know what story they finally thought was good enough to pull the trigger on this.

3. Joker: Folie a Deux — Oh boy...Lady Gaga is going to be insufferable, isn't she? I'll err on the side of caution, though, and say that since the previous one was so awesome, they might not botch this just because of her.

2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire — I called it that this would be delayed in 2023. Afterlife was pretty damn good. Not perfect, and not as good as the first film, but I'd say it's on par with the second one. They've earned the right for me to be excited about this, and the trailer looked even cooler. No pun intended.

1. Deadpool 3  — Do I even need to explain this one?




Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.