2020 Motion Picture Slate: Mark your calendars for movies to see in 2020 from studios such as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Paramount and more! - SahmReviews.com

I stay pretty on top of the latest movie releases, but somehow I always manage to be surprised by some when I actually sit down to compile this list. Like I said when telling you about movies to see in January, sometimes releases bubble to the top that I hadn’t even heard of! It’s not surprising, however, that February is filled with a bunch of mushy stuff. It is the month with the most romantic day of the year, right? For some, maybe. For others, it’s an awful day which might explain why there’s a sprinkling of horror movies mixed in. Who knows.

If you are planning to see a  movie in February and want to take in the latest releases, check out this list which includes feature films from Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and more! While you wait, pick up a Valentine-themed game to get you in the spirit of the month.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Release date: February 7, 2020
Genre: Action, Crime
Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor and Ella Jay Basco
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: Birds of Prey movie
Follow on social: #BirdsofPrey

You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

Fantasy Island

Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Horror
Cast: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen and Michael Rooker
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: Fantasy Island movie
Follow on social: #FantasyIslandMovie, #NeverComingHome

In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Action-Adventure, Family
Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally and Jim Carrey
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Follow on social: #SonicMovie, #CatchSonic

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.


Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer, Jai Courtney and Jermaine Fowler
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Official Website: Buffaloed movie
Follow on social: #BuffaloedMovie

Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) has never run with the Buffalo pack. As a young girl obsessed with making enough cash to get out of her blue-collar existence, she’s betting on her sharp mind—and even sharper mouth—to get her into an Ivy League university. But when an acceptance letter to the school of her dreams arrives, she quickly realizes the impossibility of paying tuition. One scalping scheme, stint in prison, and chance phone conversation with a debt collector later changes everything. Director Tanya Wexler returns with a raucous comedy starring Judy Greer, Jai Courtney, Jermaine Fowler and Deutch (in a go-for-broke performance) that tracks one woman finding her calling in an ethically debatable industry. As much of an ode to the city of Buffalo, New York as it is to the millions of Americans struggling with a seemingly dead-end economic existence, Buffaloed wrings hearty laughs out of a particularly timely and honest reality.

The Photograph

Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Romance
Cast: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan and Courtney B. Vance
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: The Photograph movie
Follow on social: #ThePhotographMovie

When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield).


Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Zoë Chao and Miranda Otto
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Official Website: Downhill movie
Follow on social: #DownhillMovie

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami and Valeria Golino
Studio: NEON
Official Website: Portait movie
Follow on social: #PortraitMovie

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Ordinary Love

Release date: February 14, 2020
Genre: Romance
Cast: Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson
Studio: Bleecker Street
Official Website: Ordinary Love movie
Follow on social: #OrdinaryLove

Joan and Tom (Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. An everyday couple with a remarkable love, there is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor and grace to survive a year of adversity.

The Call of the Wild

Release date: February 21, 2020
Genre: Family, Drama
Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford and Colin Woodell
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Official Website: Call of the Wild movie
Follow on social: #CallOfTheWild

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.


Release date: February 21, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson, Tanya Reynolds and Connor Swindells.
Studio: Focus Features
Official Website: Emma film
Follow on social: #EMMA

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

Brahms: The Boy II

Release date: February 21, 2020
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman and Christopher Convery
Studio: STX Entertainment
Official Website: The Boy Movie
Follow on social: #BrahmsTheBoy2 #TheBoy2

Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.

The Invisible Man

Release date: February 28, 2020
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: The Invisible Man movie
Follow on social: #TheInvisibleMan

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend and his teenage daughter. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


Release date: February 28, 2020
Genre: Drama
Cast: Devin France, Yashua Mack, Tommie Lynn Milazzo and Shay Walker
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Follow on social: #Wendy

The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

The Whistlers

Release date: February 28, 2020
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, and Antonio Buil
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Official Website: The Whistlers film
Follow on social: #TheWhistlers

In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

I feel like there are a few sleepers in this mix that will get overshadowed by movies with a larger marketing budget. When you’re ready to hit the movies, watch some of the trailers for a few you might not have otherwise considered. Whether due to the cast or the plot, you may find one that resonates. And chances are that you’ll get better seats at those, too!

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