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The Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2024

Get ready for the biggest films coming your way in 2024!

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The renowned film site IMDb has released a list of the most anticipated films of 2024. The new year won’t bring many Hollywood releases, as even Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ has been postponed for at least another year. However, there are ten cinematic hits that will thrill fans this year.

Streaming platform Netflix showcases a lineup of films and series for 2024. From long-awaited titles like Squid Game Season 2, Rebel Moon Part 2, and new seasons of Emily in Paris, Bridgerton, and The Diplomat to films starring Jennifer Lopez or Eddie Murphy, Netflix is ready to bring dozens of new titles this year.

1. ‘Dune: Part Two’

After a long delay, we reunite with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he continues his adventure through the universe, facing dangers at every turn. In the second ‘Dune’ film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, our hero devises a plan of revenge against those who tore apart and destroyed his family. In his mission, Paul must make difficult choices to protect his loved one and prevent a devastating future for the entire world.

‘Dune: Part Two’ explores Paul Atreides’ mythical journey as he joins forces with Chani and the Fremen to seek revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with the choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he strives to prevent a terrible future that only he can see. Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, and Javier Bardem.

2. ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

After the traumatic events in Gotham City, Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) tries to rebuild his identity but finds himself surrounded by infamous criminals and rivals trying to take his place. Struggling with dark memories and his psychological roots, Joker encounters another person suffering from similar disorders, becoming his partner in madness, creating a toxic and complicated bond between two unstable minds.

Director Todd Phillips recently released two new photos from the second part of ‘Joker, Folie à Deux,’ starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in the lead roles: Arthur Fleck and Harley Quinn. According to initial information, the film will be a musical comedy. Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of aspiring comedian Arthur Fleck, alias Joker, in the first film of 2019.

3. ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’

If you’re a fan of the Mad Max series, don’t miss this new blockbuster, focusing on the story and evolution of the incredible Furiosa (played this time by Anya Taylor-Joy). She embarks on a perilous journey to escape a ruthless tyrant. In a world with almost depleted resources and violent conflicts at every turn, Furiosa allies with an eclectic group of warriors, each possessing unique skills and talents. Together, they fight for a chance at a better future.

Writer and director George Miller is behind this production. His previous film, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron and won six Oscars. The new film depicts how Furiosa (now played by Anya Taylor-Joy) becomes an extremely tough warrior. The official film summary reveals: “In an era where the world is collapsing, young Furiosa is torn from her family and falls into the hands of a horde of motorcyclists led by the feared Dementus (Chris Hemsworth).”

4. ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’

A fantasy animated film directed by Kenji Kamiyama from a script by Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou, based on a story told in the appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel ‘The Lord of the Rings,

The untold story behind Helm’s Deep is set hundreds of years before the fateful war. The animation will illustrate the bloody life and times of its founder, Helm Hammerhand, the king of Rohan.

5. ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’

The film serves as a cinematic adventure delving into the origins of terror. In recent years, John Krasinski has transitioned from being known as the beloved character from ‘The Office’ to a visionary director behind two horror films. According to initial information presented in the international press, the film will offer audiences a frightening exploration of the extraterrestrial invasion described in previous films.

6. ‘Deadpool 3’

The film brings Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) on a new, crazy, and humorous adventure, exploring parallel dimensions and time travel to solve an existential threat endangering the entire world. The popular superhero Deadpool returns to the big screen in a new film, the third in the dedicated series. The foul-mouthed antihero may be an anomaly among comic book stars on the big screen. In this yet-to-be-named sequel, Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as Deadpool, joined by Hugh Jackman, who returns as Wolverine from the ‘X-Men’ series.

7. ‘Despicable Me 4’

An American animated comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. It serves as a sequel to ‘Despicable Me 3’ (2017), the fourth main installment and the sixth overall edition in the Despicable Me franchise. Directed by Chris Renaud, co-directed by Patrick Delage (in his directorial debut), produced by Chris Meledandri, and written by Mike White.

8. ‘Argylle’

“An introverted spy novelist is drawn into the activities of a sinister underground syndicate,” reads the official description. A comedy-action spy film directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn and written by Jason Fuchs. The film features a cast including Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine O’Hara, and the renowned Dua Lipa.

9. ‘If’

A young girl goes through a difficult experience and begins to see the imaginary friends of everyone left behind as their real-life friends grow up. Directed by John Krasinski, starring Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon in lead roles.

10. ‘Kraven the Hunter’

The origin story of the character Kraven the Hunter, who would become one of the iconic villains in the Marvel universe, Chronologically, the events are set before the notorious feud Kraven has with Spider-Man. Based on Marvel comics, ‘Kraven the Hunter’ stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Sergei Kravinoff, alias Kraven, the son of a power-obsessed hunter (Russell Crowe).

11. ‘Echo’

Longing for a new Echo series? This time, we meet a new superhero, Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox), a young woman pursued by the criminal empire of Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). Her adventure takes her back home, where she must reconnect with her native roots, confront her own family, and leave her own legacy. The series premiered on January 10 on Disney+.

12. ‘True Detective: Night Country’

A new season of True Detective begins, with new cases to solve. This time, the action unfolds in the frozen tundra of Alaska. Jodie Foster and Kali Reis play the roles of two detectives still haunted by the case that destroyed their partnership six years ago. The series premiered on January 15 on HBO Max.

13. ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series follows the adventures of Aang (Gordon Cormier), the young avatar, as he attempts to master the four elements (water, earth, fire, and air) to restore balance in a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation. The series will be available on Netflix on February 22.

14. ‘Challengers’

The latest film directed by Luca Guadagnino tells the story of three talented athletes from completely different worlds brought together at a tennis tournament, experiencing a surprising adventure. Over the years, they reunite on the playing field, where they must overcome their own limits and fight against past rivalries. The film stars Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist.

15. ‘Bridgerton 3’

In the new season, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) finally manages to forget Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) after hearing his less-than-flattering opinion of her at the end of the last season. She decides it’s time to find a husband who can provide the independence she needs to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, away from her mother and sisters. However, due to a lack of confidence, her attempts at success in the marriage market fail miserably. The new season will be available on Netflix on May 16.

16. ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

Directed by Wes Ball, the film takes us to a future where human society has almost completely disappeared and the planet has been taken over by an evolved civilization of intelligent primates. In the midst of this new ape kingdom, a brave young man rises to defend his tribe against external threats and internal conflicts. In the search for peace, he faces huge challenges, including an extreme faction of apes trying to take control and establish dominance.

17. ‘House of the Dragon 2’

The second season of House of the Dragon continues the story of the Targaryen family and explores the conflict that led to the destruction of the most powerful dynasty in Westeros, the true rulers of the dragons. HBO Max has confirmed that the season will be released in the summer of 2024.

18. ‘Gladiator 2’

A sequel to the original Gladiator, the new film follows the adventure of Lucius Verus (Paul Mescal), the nephew of Commodus from the first film. Now mature, Lucius finds himself caught in his own adventure amid unforeseen betrayals and conflicts. The film is set to premiere on November 22.”

So, for me, it’s just fantastic to spend hours on end watching movies. Each story captivates me, and there’s something special about the way I manage to connect with the characters and experience every moment of the plot. I’m not just a spectator; I become a part of those fictional worlds.

And you know what? Sometimes, certain movies touch me so deeply that I end up shedding a few tears. It’s like those stories become a part of me, and their emotions become tangible. It’s an incredible feeling to be carried away by the wave of emotions and connect at such a profound level with what I see on the screen.

So, for me, losing hours with my eyes glued to the TV or computer screen isn’t just a waste of time; it’s a journey into worlds and emotions that define me in one way or another. It’s an experience I can’t wait to continue, discovering more and more captivating stories.

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