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

I’m not sure how many times you’ve made it to the movies in recent weeks, but hopefully you were able to check out our list of movies to see in March and take in a few over Spring Break. Perhaps you were able to still catch some of the movies released in February or even a few movies from January that released on DVD and digital. One thing is certain: If you plan to see Avengers: Endgame at the end of this month, you’ll need to make it a priority to see Captain Marvel. We encourage you to check out our spoiler-free thoughts on what to expect from Captain Marvel.

We’re outlining the movies to see in April which includes feature films from Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Aviron Pictures, STX Films, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and United Artists!


Release date: April 5, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures / DC Entertainment
Official Website: Shazam movie
Follow on social: #SHAZAMMovie and #SHAZAM

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Pet Sematary

Release date: April 5, 2019
Genre: Horror
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie and John Lithgow
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Official Website: Pet Sematary Movie
Follow on social: #PetSematary

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

The Best of Enemies

Release date: April 5, 2019
Genre: Historical drama
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr., and Bruce McGill
Studio: STX Films
Official Website: The Best of Enemies movie
Follow on social: #TheBestOfEnemies

Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Missing Link

Release date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Animation
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Amrita Acharia
Studio: United Artists
Official Website: Missing Link Movie
Follow on social: #MissingLink

Meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.


Release date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim.
Studio: Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment
Official Website: Hellboy Movie
Follow on social: #Hellboy

Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to England to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.


Release date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Cyber-Thriller
Cast: Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Jeremie Harris, Jill Hennessy, Malaya Rivera Drew, Vincent Kartheiser and Kurt Russell
Studio: Lionsgate

In this cyber-thriller starring Kurt Russell and Beau Knapp, a Wall Street banker connects a small-town art gallery to a global conspiracy, putting his own family in grave danger.


Release date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Romance
Cast: Selma Blair, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Peter Gallagher
Studio: Aviron Pictuers
Official Website: Captive State Movie
Follow on social: #AfterMovie

AFTER follows Tessa (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.


Release date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: Little the Movie
Follow on social: #LittleMovie

Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Insecure’s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.


Release date: April 17, 2019
Genre: Nature Documentary
Narrator: Ed Helms
Studio: Disneynature
Official Website: Penguins
Follow on social: #DisneynaturePenguins

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who
joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and
start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales
to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears”
and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.


Release date: April 17, 2019
Genre: Drama
Cast: Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell and Dennis Haysbert
Studio: 20th Century FOX
Official Website: Breakthrough Movie
Follow on social: #BreakthroughMovie

BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.

The Curse of La Llorona

Release date: April 19, 2019
Genre: Horror
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Roman Christou.
Studio: New Line Cinema / Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: The Curse of La Llorona
Follow on social: #LaLlorona

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

Avengers: Endgame

Release date: April 26, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: All of them. Or half of them. :Shrug: It doesn’t matter because… Endgame.
Studio: Walt Disney Studios / Marvel Studios
Official Website: Avengers: Endgame
Follow on social: #AvengersEndgame

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Wow. Just wow! So much excitement as we wrap up the month with the most anticipated movie of the year, Endgame. Between now and then, check out a few of the other titles and catch up on all the Marvel movies!

Which movies are you most excited to see?

27 thoughts on “April 2019 Movies to See

  1. I saw the trailer for Shazam when it was first released, and I thought I’d pass on this movie. I watched a trailer for it at Captain Marvel, and it looks like it’ll be really funny. I really want to see Best of Enemies, Penguins, Breakthrough and Endgame too.

  2. April will be a month full of beautiful movies! I would like to watch Crypto. It seems my kind of movie!

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