Exciting Movie Releases Still To Come In 2024

By Olivia Emily

3 months ago

From rom coms to ambitious sci-fis, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2024


Consider yourself a film fanatic? Or perhaps you want to make more trips to the cinema? Whether you’re a Letterboxd lover (if you know, you know) or just like keeping up with the latest trends, here are all of the 2024 movie releases we just can’t wait for.

Exciting Movies Releases In 2024

Priscilla

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Priscilla

Elvis fans, it’s time to get excited. After Austin Butler’s 2022 blockbuster, Jacob Elordi is set to take the reins in Sofia Coppola’s film focussing on Priscilla Presley’s life. With Cailee Spaeny in the title role, it was an autumn hit stateside – and it’ll finally land in UK cinemas in early 2024. Here’s everything to know before you watch.

Details: Priscilla arrived in UK cinemas on 5 January 2024.

(L to R) Jamael Westman as Terrance, Himesh Patel as Thomas, Ruth Negga as Sophie and Daniel Levy (writer/director/producer) stars as Marc and in Good Grief. Chris Baker/Netflix © 2023.

Good Grief

First hinted at in September 2021, Dan Levy’s debut feature film Good Grief has been in the works for a few years now, and it’ll finally arrive in early 2024. One of the platform’s top movie releases of the year, it centres on Marc (Levy), a former painter and current children’s book author struggling with grief after the death of his mother, and uncomfortable living in the shadow of his larger-than-life, best-selling author husband, Oliver (Luke Evans). But when Oliver unexpectedly dies, Marc’s world shatters. Seeking new coping mechanisms, Marc travels to Paris with his two friends Sophie (Ruth Negga) and Thomas (Himesh Patel). As they soul search, each discovers some hard truths they need to face. Here’s everything else we know about the film.

Details: Good Grief is streaming now on Netflix.

poor things

Ramy Youssef and Emma Stone in POOR THINGS. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.

Poor Things

Having premiered in the UK at the BFI Film Festival (after an initial premiere at the Venice Film Festival), Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things is led by an eerie looking Emma Stone opposite an ensemble of Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef, Willem Dafoe and more. Lanthimos previously directed Stone in The Favourite with Olivia Colman; in Poor Things, she plays a young woman named Bella who has been brought back to life by a scientist.

Details: Poor Things arrived in UK cinemas on 12 January 2024.

Mean Girls

A musical remake of Tina Fey’s classic 2004 comedy is coming in January 2024, starring Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auliʻi Cravalho, Christopher Briney and many more. Adapted from the Broadway stage version of the film (which was in turn inspired by the film itself), Mean Girls follows new high school student Cady Heron who must navigate the trials and turmoils of teenage hierarchy, having only ever been homeschooled. It’s one of our top comedy (and musical) movie releases of the year.

Details: Mean Girls arrived in UK cinemas on 19 January 2024. Watch the trailer below.

The Color Purple

Based on Alice Walker’s seminal classic 1982 novel of the same name, The Color Purple will arrive in cinemas at the start of 2024 with a new adaptation, almost 40 years after Stephen Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation of the novel. One of our top anticipated movie releases of the year, the film will follow Celie (played by Fantasia and Phylicia Mpasi) and her life-long struggles in southern America in the early 1900s. Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Corey Hawkins and Halle Bailey will also star.

Details: The Colour Purple arrived in UK cinemas on 26 January 2024. Watch the trailer below.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard in “Argylle,” coming soon to Apple TV+.

Argylle

Bryce Dallas Howard will lead this star-studded flick from director Matthew Vaughn – whose cat stars in the movie. Argylle follows Elly (Howard), an introverted novelist best known for her series of novels, Argylle. But her life is turned upside down when Elly is accidentally drawn into the world of espionage following a chance encounter on a train.

Details: Argylle is streaming now on Apple TV.

A still from The Zone of Interest, premiering at Cannes 2023

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The Zone of Interest

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2023, British film director and screenwriter Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest is based on Martin Amis’ novel of the same name, is set and was filmed in Auschwitz, following a Nazi general and his family living close to a concentration camp. It’s up for a lot of awards, including at the London Critics’ Circle Awards 2024, so we’re excited to finally feast our eyes on this one.

Details: The Zone of Interest arrived in UK cinemas on 2 February 2024.

The Iron Claw

Zac Efron shakes off any remnants of boyish star in this A24 wrestling flick. Leading the film with Jeremy Allen White and Harris Dickinson, the trio play the real Von Erichs brothers, hailing from a family of professional wrestlers ‘cursed’ by constant tragedy.

Details: The Iron Claw arrived in UK cinemas on 9 February 2024.

Wicked Little Letters

Wicked Little Letters

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley lead this brand new British comedy, filled with a serious flurry of expletives. Set in 1920s Littlehampton, we follow Edith Swan (Colman), a deeply conservative woman who, along with others, starts receiving anonymous letters brimming with foul and unintentionally hilarious profanities. Suspicion quickly falls upon Edith’s neighbour, Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley), a widowed yet rowdy Irish migrant with a young daughter. Click here to read everything we know so far, and watch the blasphemous trailer.

Details: Wicked Little Letters will arrive in UK cinemas on 23 February 2024.

Love Lies Bleeding

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Love Lies Bleeding

Written and directed by British filmmaker Rose Glass, and a co-production between A24 and Film 4, we’re expecting big things from Love Lies Bleeding. An LGBTQ romantic thriller, the film explores the extreme qualities it takes to succeed in the world of bodybuilding. And by extreme we mean extreme: there’s guns, dead bodies, underground crime and more. Taking the lead is Kristen Stewart with an enviable mullet, with Katy O’Brian her mysterious, bodybuilding love interest. Here’s everything we know so far, plus a look at the tense trailer.

Details: Love Lies Bleeding will arrive in UK cinemas on 8 March 2024.

Dune: Part Two

Following the acclaimed 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi classic starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, Dune: Part Two will arrive at long last in cinemas in March 2024, following a number of delays. With Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux and Christopher Walken all joining the cast for Part Two, it’s set to be a showstopper.

Details: Dune: Part 2 will arrive in UK cinemas on 1 March 2024. Watch the trailer below.

Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in Back To Black

© StudioCanal UK

Back To Black

We can’t get enough of biopics these days, and next on the bill for 2024 is beloved singer Amy Winehouse who tragically died in 2011. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy, Fifty Shades of Grey) has directed the flick, with the script written by Matt Greenhalgh, and Brit Marisa Abela in the starring role. Most details have been kept under wraps, but StudioCanal has hinted at the plot: ‘Back to Black will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and colour of ’90s Camden High Street to global adoration – and back again, Back to Black crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.’

Details: Back To Black will land in UK and Irish cinemas on 12 April 2024.

Challengers

It’s been a few years since we had a tennis flick, so it’s high time for another. In the hotly anticipated Challengers, Zendaya is joined by Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist to tell the story of Tashi Duncan, the wife and coach of a Grand Slam champion who signs him up for a Challenger event where he must face off against her former lover.

Details: Challengers will arrive in UK cinemas on 26 April 2024. Watch the trailer below.

The Fall Guy

If you haven’t had kenough of Ryan Gosling over the past year, this movie release could be right up your street: The Fall Guy stars Gosling as Colt, a stunt driver working on his girlfriend’s (Emily Blunt) new film when the star Tom (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) goes missing, and the movie looks like it might be pulled. To avoid that worst case scenario, Colt turns private investigator and heads out to find Tom in this action comedy thriller from the director of Bullet Train.

Details: The Fall Guy will arrive in UK cinemas on 3 May 2024.

Austin Butler as Benny in 20th Century Studios' THE BIKERIDERS

Austin Butler as Benny in 20th Century Studios’ THE BIKERIDERS. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

The Bikeriders

Director Jeff Nichols has been toying with the idea of a 1960s biker film for many years, and in 2022 his vision finally started becoming a reality, with a premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 31 August 2023. The film – which stars Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy – was one of our hotly anticipated movie released of 2023 – before its December release date was pulled from the schedule. Rumours are pegging 21 June 2024 as the new release date. Click here to read everything else we know about The Bikeriders, including the full cast and plot.

Details: The Bikeriders is slated to arrive in cinemas on 21 June 2024.

Twisters

Cli-fi fan? Daisy Edgar-Jones leads this upcoming disaster movie inspired by the 1996 movie Twister. Kate (Edgar-Jones) is a weather researcher and former storm chaser, haunted by an encounter with a tornado in her college years. But, when her friend Javi peels her away from her desk to test a groundbreaking new tracking system, she finds herself in the path of multiple storm systems, converging over Oklahoma in the fight of their lives. Read all about what to expect here.

Details: Twisters will arrive in cinemas on 19 July 2024.

Kate Winslet in Lee

Kate Winslet in Lee. © Sky UK Ltd

Lee

Kate Winslet leads this highly anticipated war film, playing pioneering war correspondent and photographer Lee Miller, a real woman who was so determined to document the truth of the Nazi regime, she brushed off the tough odds and captured some of the most important images of WW2.

Details: Lee will arrive in cinemas on 13 September 2024.

Gladiator 2

What’s your Roman empire? For Ridley Scott, it is, in fact, the Roman empire – and he’s indulging his special subject with the hotly anticipated follow-up to his 2000 epic, Gladiator. This time, Paul Mescal is taking the lead, playing Lucius Verus, Commodus’ nephew who has been living in the wilderness for 15 years, presumed dead. Plot details are scant, but we know Mescal will be joined by Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, Fred Hechinger and more.

Details: Gladiator 2 will arrive in cinemas on 22 November 2024.

Mickey 17

We’ve seen a few first look images from Mickey 17, Robert Pattinson’s next flick based on Edward Ashton’s novel, Mickey 7. Directed by Bong Joon-ho – the man behind Parasite – we’re expecting big things. Warner summarises: ‘Mickey7, known as an “expendable,” goes on a dangerous journey to colonize an ice planet.’ With a supporting case starring Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo, we’re expecting a thrilling sci-fi ride.

Details: Mickey 17 will arrive in UK cinemas on 31 January 2025.