2019 Motion Picture Slate: Mark your calendars for movies to see in 2019 including features from Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. Pictures. 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. - SahmReviews.com

For the past few years, I’ve utilized the motion picture slate to craft an article for movies to see during the year. As new trailers would drop, I would go back and update the article with the latest release and update any other relevant information. But the reality is that people aren’t likely to go back to an article that is months old if there’s something more current available. So this year I’m going to try to post articles throughout the year with movies that will be releasing in the coming month or two.

With that said, let’s see what the beginning of the year has in store for us based on the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate, Paramount Pictures Film Slate, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. and more!

The Upside

Release date: January 11, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Aja Naomi King.
Studio: STXfilms
Official Website: The Upside movie
Follow on social: #TheUpside

THE UPSIDE is director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston).

A Dog’s Way Home

Release date: January 11, 2019
Genre: Family
Cast: Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, with Wes Studi and Bryce Dallas Howard
Studio: Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: A Dog’s Way Home
Follow on social: #ADogsWayHomeMovie

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.


Release date: January 11, 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch and John Ortiz
Official Website: Replicas movie
Follow on social: #ReplicasMovie

In this sci-fi thriller, neuro-scientist William Foster (Keanu Reeves) is on the verge of successfully transferring human consciousness into a computer when his family is tragically killed in a car crash. Desperate to resurrect them, William recruits fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Thomas Middleditch) to help him secretly clone their bodies and create replicas. But he soon faces a “Sophie’s choice” when it turns out that they can only bring three of the four family members back to life.


Release date: January 18, 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis, with Sarah Paulson, and Samuel L. Jackson
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: Glass movie
Follow on social: #GlassMovie

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

The Kid Who Would Be King

Release date: January 25, 2019
Genre: Fantasy-Adventure
Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Official Website: The Kid Who Would Be King
Follow on social: #KidWhoWouldBeKing

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Stan & Ollie

Release date: January 25, 2019
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Rufus Jones
Studio: Sony Classics
Official Website: Stan & Ollie movie
Follow on social: #StanAndOllie

Laurel & Hardy, one of the the world’s greatest comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. With their Hollywood golden years behind them, the charm and beauty of their performances shine and they reconnect with fans. The tour is a hit but ghosts from the past and failing health threaten the partnership.


Release date: January 25, 2019
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou and Jeremy Strong
Studio: Aviron Pictures
Official Website: Serenity Film
Follow on social: #SecretsWillSurface

From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

We’re looking forward to hitting the theaters for most of these and are planning ahead for several months after that. We expect to be at the movies a lot in 2019. Stay tuned in case we’re able to score some exclusive interviews!

Which movies are you most excited to see?

12 thoughts on “January 2019 Movies to See

  1. There’s four on the list I’ve seen the trailer for and definitely want to see. The Upside is the one I’m excited to see.

  2. I love seeing movies, but only a few are really worth seeing on a big screen these days. For those few the $15 ticket might be worth it, but for most I wait for Netflix.

  3. I really like and appreciate this idea, a lot of the movies listed, I didn’t have a clue until now! Thank you very much!

  4. I am looking forward to Stan and Ollie, growing longer in the tooth, perhaps am waxing nostalgic, they were woven in the fabric of my childhood days 🙂

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