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

November was a pretty hot month for movies with hits like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Frozen II, Ford v. Ferrari and The Irishman all getting a ton of buzz. With that said, December is starting off pretty light so if you have time to go see a movie, check out what is already in the theaters first.

Of course, December has a few highly anticipated releases as well with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker taking top honors for what I see people talking about in my circles. If you need a break from the madness of holiday shopping, set aside time to grab a bucket of popcorn and kick your feet up… just not on the back of the theater chair in front of you! Not sure what you should see? Check out the trailers and movie details for some ideas! This list includes feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures, STX Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate!

Playmobil: The Movie

Release date: December 6, 2019
Genre: Family, Animation
Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor, Lino DiSalvo, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kirk Thornton , Dan Navarro , Paloma Michelle and Spike Spencer
Studio: STX Entertainment
Follow on social: #PlaymobilTheMovie #PlaymobilMovie

In PLAYMOBIL’s® animated action adventure, a top secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish from thin air. The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio go on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission.

Richard Jewell

Release date: December 13, 2019
Genre: Docu-Drama
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: Richard Jewell movie
Follow on social: #RichardJewell

“There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence. But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.

Jumanji: The Next Level

Release date: December 13, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Sequel
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: Jumanji Movie
Follow on social: #Jumanji #TheNextLevel

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

Black Christmas

Release date: December 13, 2019
Genre: Horror
Cast: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead and Cary Elwes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: Black Christmas movie
Follow on social: #BlackChristmas

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty, rebel Kris, and foodie Jesse—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate, Riley’s new crush Landon or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson. Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.

Uncut Gems

Release date: December 13, 2019
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Cast: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian and Judd Hirsch
Studio: A24
Follow on social: #UncutGems

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Release date: December 20, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sequel
Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Follow on social: #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy
far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker
saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.


Release date: December 20, 2019
Genre: Biography, Drama
Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie
Studio: Lionsgate
Official Website: Bombshell movie
Follow on social: #BombshellMovie

Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.


Release date: December 20, 2019
Genre: Family
Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and Francesca Hayward
Studio: Universal Pictures
Official Website: Cats movie
Follow on social: #CatsMovie

Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.

Spies in Disguise

Release date: December 25, 2019
Genre: Animation, Family
Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Official Website: Spies in Disguise movie
Follow on social: #SpiesInDisguise

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. “Spies in Disguise” flies into theaters this Christmas.

Little Women

Release date: December 25, 2019
Genre: Romance, Drama
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: Little Women movie
Follow on social: #LittleWomenMovie

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely.

A Hidden Life

Release date: December 25, 2019
Genre: Docu-Drama
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey and Jim Carter
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Follow on social: #AHiddenLife

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.


Release date: December 25, 2019
Genre: Drama
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch
Studio: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures
Official Website: 1917 movie
Follow on social: #1917

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

Whether you’re looking for something with action, based on real life events, an animation or a horror, there are a variety of options for the family as well as for date night!

Do you make time to see movies during the crazy month of December?

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