The 15 movies we're most excited about in 2019

Watch all of the trailers for 2019's hugest films

As one amazing year for cinema ends, another potentially begins. At least, that's our hope now that we've seen loads of trailers for the year's films ahead.

We've got huge blockbusters, enticing animated sequels, and other compelling flicks in the mix, and this is just the start. There are plenty other compelling-looking movies on the horizon, and as some of these films release and new trailers for others roll out, we'll refresh the list to help you refuel your own personal hype machine.

Without further ado, these are our 15 most-anticipated films of 2019.

GLASS (18 JANUARY)

Who honestly thought that M. Night Shyamalan would have a chance to create a proper sequel to cult favourite Unbreakable nearly two decades after the fact? It's all thanks to the surprise success of 2016's low-budget Split, a movie that nobody realised was a standalone sequel/spinoff until the very end.

Glass ties it all together, with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their respective roles from the original and James McAvoy back as the multiple-personality madman from the last flick. How they all come together and interact should be thrilling enough, and in true Shyamalan fashion, he's already teasing surprises.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (6 FEBRUARY)

James Cameron has been trying to get an adaptation of the Battle Angel Alita manga onto cinema screens for the better part of two decades, and now it's finally coming in 2019 via director Robert Rodriguez (Sin CityFrom Dusk till Dawn).

And it's a bit odd-looking, yeah? Alita: Battle Angel fuses live-action characters and settings with the fully CG Alita, a damaged cyborg who is brought back to life and begins to rediscover her violent past. She looks fully anime here, despite the non-bug-eyed folks around her, but maybe that's what will give his Westernised take a unique hook in cinemas this February.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (8 FEBRUARY)

The Lego Movie was a total surprise – a legitimately excellent licensed cartoon movie that adults could enjoy just as much as (if not more so than) kids. The subsequent spinoffs were hit (Batman) or miss (Ninjago), but The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part seems on track to recapture the magic of the original.

Despite the grim wasteland setting, Emmet (Chris Pratt) is still a lovable dope – but when Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) is kidnapped and taken into space, he'll begin a new adventure to bring her home. Bonus points to the writers for Rex Dangervest, a character by voiced by Pratt and inspired by his roles in various blockbuster action flicks.

CAPTAIN MARVEL (8 MARCH)

Before giving us a proper finale in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel will take us back to the 1990s in Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as the cosmic-powered heroine.

She's sure to play a huge role in Endgame, so Captain Marvel will serve as her origin story while also giving us a first look at the Skrulls and a de-aged Nick Fury. The movie will only have a handful of weeks in cinemas before Avengers rolls around, though, so Marvel seems to be setting it up as an appetiser before the main dish.

US (15 MARCH)

Remember two years ago when everyone was raving about Get Out, and rightfully so? Well, director Jordan Peele is back with another horror flick that's set to subvert the genre again... while surely freaking you out in the process.

Us, as the trailer shows, features a seemingly normal family that encounters another family… which is identical to them… and which seems intent on ruining (or ending) their lives. Peele says the message is about how we've become our own worst enemies, and the trailer shows that he plans to examine that in a truly twisted fashion. That's a hell of a trailer. We can't wait for the real thing.

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