Top Five Wednesday: Anticipated Movies

While I’ve focused on all the amazing new books coming out in 2019 lately, for today Top Five Wednesday’s freebie post, I’ll be discussing my most anticipated movies of 2019.

While I probably do spend more time reading than watching movies, 2018 was a pretty great movie year for me. To give you a taste of my viewing likes, some of my favorite new releases from last year included To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Mary Poppins Returns, Dumplin’, A Star is Born, Set it Up, and Crazy Rich Asians. And speaking of those book-to-movie adaptations, there are plenty more coming in 2019!

Ashes in the Snow (January 11) Inspired by Ruta Septetys’ Between Shades of Gray, aka one of my all-time favorite books, I wish Ashes in the Snow had a larger release so more people could learn about this often untold story from the WWII era (but I am very thankful for the digital download date being the same as its limited release date). I’ve heard that Ashes in the Snow is even better than the book- a feeling this fangirl rarely experiences.  

Captain Marvel (March 8)– Marvel did so many amazing things in 2018, and I’m so happy to see a new movie with a female superhero at its center. While comparing Marvel to DC isn’t so difficult, I really hope Captain Marvel lives up (and maybe goes beyond) the empowering messages in my favorite superhero film, Wonder Woman.


Little Women (December 21)Little Women has received the film treatment before- I absolutely love the 1994 adaptation and I’ve heard not-so great things about the 2018 adaptation—but this version has a completely star-studded cast (see Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalament) and will focus more on the March sisters’ lives as young-adults.

P.S. I Still Love You (TBD;possible 2020) I know P.S. I Still Love You should probably be a honorable mention because we don’t have a release year/date yet, BUT HOW COULD I NOT BE EXCITED ABOUT THE SEQUEL TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES BASED ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS?? If there was a definition of a perfect book-to-movie adaptation, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before should be listed as a prime example. Since the movie did dive a bit into the second book already, I’m interested to see where we begin and where the story goes (as long as John Ambrose McClaren is there, I’m ready).


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (TBD; possible 2020)– I’m really excited to see how Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine transfers on screen. I think Eleanor’s scenes with Raymond will still have the same dynamic and cuteness, but I am wondering how her past and mental illness will be depicted. As a common fear and often-necessary factor with book-to-movie adaptations, I really hope nothing changes too much.

Honorable Mentions

More Marvel: Avengers: Endgame & Spiderman 2: Far From Home (April 26;July 7)– I will be full-heartedly throwing myself in the Marvel universe in 2019, especially since Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back to June 2020.

download (1)The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (February 8)– The Lego Movie puts such amazing casts together- I am so excited for Stephanie Beatriz and Christ Pratt is one of my favorite actors- and even for a kids’ movie, the humor is laugh-out-loud funny.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (TBD)All the Bright Places was such a hyped book back in 2015 and 2016, with a film adaptation in the works for a very long time. Since Netflix has been really successful with YA book adaptations so far, I am very excited to see how All the Bright Places transfers on screen.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


What movies are you looking forward to in 2019? Share in the comments! 


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