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Most anticipated movies still to come in 2019

  • Most anticipated movies still to come in 2019

    Similar to the years preceding it, 2019 has already delivered a spectrum of film styles and genres. Along with Disney's predictable reign of dominance—which extends to its Marvel properties—the first half of the year yielded original hits like “Us” and “Glass.” That's joined by the latest "John Wick" installment, which opened to huge numbers and solid reviews. And while the majority of low- to mid-budget fare remains overshadowed by blockbuster sequels and comic book adaptations, most of that fare is usually just a streaming service away.

    As far as trends go, 2019 continues to see a new kind of Hollywood taking shape. Still grappling with various accusations of sexism and exclusionism, studios seem to be making more of an effort to spread the love. At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Mindy Kaling's “Late Night” and Gurinder Chadha's “Blinded by the Light” scored major deals, as did movies like Pippa Bianco's “Share” and Lulu Wang's “The Farewell.” Meanwhile, talents like Jordan Peele and Awkwafina simply couldn't be hotter than they are right now. If this is a sign of things to come, then the future of cinema does indeed appear to be more diverse than the era it leaves behind.

    The best part? 2019 is still underway. Sure, the wait for “Avengers: Endgame” is finally over, but there's still plenty of blockbuster action to come. There's also horror, drama, comedy, a new Tarantino flick, a “Downton Abbey” movie, and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," to look forward to. As such, audiences are gearing up for their next potential favorite by way of intensive web search. But what movies are they anticipating the most?

    To find out, Stacker took a look at the total amount of Wiki pageviews from March 9 to June 7 for each 2019 film listed on Wikipedia. From there, we compiled a list of the top 50 2019 movies with the most Wiki pageviews, results ranked from least pageviews to the most. As one can probably guess, big-budget installments racked up tons of clicks and search requests—but that doesn't mean there aren't a bunch of surprises in store. From a sequel to “The Shining” to a Playmobil adventure to everything in between, here are the most anticipated movies still to come in 2019.

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  • #50. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    - 90-day PVs: 68,422
    - Average PVs: 760 per day
    - Director: Johannes Roberts
    - Release date: June 28

    Four teenage divers try to evade deadly sharks in this survival horror sequel. Mandy Moore and Matthew Modine helped the original squeeze a respectable profit out of its modest budget, but the follow-up will have to make do without them. It sees the big-screen debuts of Corinne Foxx and Sistine Rose Stallone, respective daughters of Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone.

  • #49. The Farewell

    - 90-day PVs: 68,958
    - Average PVs: 766 per day
    - Director: Lulu Wang
    - Release date: July 12

    Lulu Wang's dramedy claims to be “based on an actual lie,” but nevertheless draws from the director's personal experiences. In the film, a Chinese woman's family decides not to tell her that she's been diagnosed with a terminal illness. It stars Awkwafina of “Crazy Rich Asians” fame and comes preceded by a legion of rave reviews.

  • #48. The Art of Racing in the Rain

    - 90-day PVs: 69,395
    - Average PVs: 771 per day
    - Director: Simon Curtis
    - Release date: Aug. 9

    Based on a 2008 novel of the same name, this clever comedy-drama depicts life through the eyes of a dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Reflecting upon his own past, Enzo recalls moments of struggle and triumph with his two owners (Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried). 

  • #47. Rambo: Last Blood

    - 90-day PVs: 76,659
    - Average PVs: 852 per day
    - Director: Adrian Grunberg
    - Release date: Sept. 20

    An iconic franchise will go out with a bang in September, when John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) employs heavy artillery for the fifth and final time. This time around, the indefatigable war veteran squares off against the Mexican cartel while trying to save his friend's daughter. Gratuitous explosions, machismo dialogue snippets, and over-the-top action sequences surely follow.

  • #46. Honey Boy

    - 90-day PVs: 79,068
    - Average PVs: 879 per day
    - Director: Alma Har'el
    - Release date: Nov. 8

    As part of his rehabilitation program for substance abuse issues and other struggles, Shia LaBeouf wrote the script for this autobiographical drama. It centers on the turbulent relationship he experienced growing up with his father, whom he actually portrays in the film. Actors Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges play LaBeouf's on-screen counterpart, Otis, at two different points in the actor's life.

  • #45. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    - 90-day PVs: 79,291
    - Average PVs: 881 per day
    - Director: Richard Linklater
    - Release date: Aug. 16

    Adapted from a best-selling novel, this upcoming film from Richard Linklater blends mystery, comedy, and drama to inspiring effect. It stars Cate Blanchett as Bernadette Fox, a once-promising architect who left her career behind to become a devoted wife and mother. When Fox suddenly goes missing, it kicks off a journey of rediscovery for all those involved.

  • #44. Playmobil: The Movie

    - 90-day PVs: 80,370
    - Average PVs: 893 per day
    - Director: Lino DiSalvo
    - Release date: Aug. 30

    Like LEGO before it, timeless toy brand Playmobil is leaping onto the big screen. A young woman (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy) searches for her younger brother (voiced by Gabriel Bateman) in a world of endless creativity, which comes to life by way of unique computer animation. Also featured are the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Kenan Thompson, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert, among others.

  • #43. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    - 90-day PVs: 80,994
    - Average PVs: 900 per day
    - Director: Marielle Heller
    - Release date: Oct. 18

    Tom Hanks plays iconic children's TV host Fred Rogers in this upcoming drama, which takes inspiration from a 1998 Esquire article. Director Marielle Heller insists the film is “not a biopic,” since it's more focused on the real-life relationship between Rogers and a jaded journalist (Matthew Rhys). As a result of these interactions, the journalist's entire outlook on life undergoes a profound transformation.

  • #42. Blinded by the Light

    - 90-day PVs: 85,954
    - Average PVs: 955 per day
    - Director: Gurinder Chadha
    - Release date: Aug. 14

    Inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen, a British teenager of Pakistani descent (Viveik Kalra) comes of age in Margaret Thatcher-era England. Against a backdrop of economic and racial turmoil, the boy learns how to express himself in unique and authentic ways. This Sundance hit is based on a book by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, whose young life was likewise galvanized by the power of Bruce Springsteen.

  • #41. Hustlers

    - 90-day PVs: 98,544
    - Average PVs: 1,095 per day
    - Director: Lorene Scafaria
    - Release date: Sept. 13

    Ripped from the pages of Jessica Pressler's viral article, this crime comedy follows former strip club employees as they bilk money out of their grubby Wall Street clients. Set in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, it shines a light on how New York's exotic dancing economy was affected by the crash. Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Julia Stiles, Usher, and numerous others star.


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