The 21 Best 2024 Movies to Add to Your Must-Watch List

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The Best 2024 Movies to Add to Your Must-Watch List
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Updated Jan 17, 2024

This year, cinephiles (especially couples) are in for a real treat with an exceptional array of the best 2024 movies set to captivate audiences worldwide. From eagerly-awaited sequels to innovative originals, 2024 holds all kinds of cinematic delights for movie enthusiasts of every taste.

Kicking off the year is the much-anticipated Mean Girls, featuring Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Angourie Rice as Cady Heron. As 2024 progresses, we'll see the release of films like Miller's Girl starring Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman, Argylle, starring Henry Cavill and Dua Lipa and Lisa Frankenstein, a comedy horror movie that might just make its way into our list of the best rom coms. With stunning cinematography, exciting plots and ensemble casts, the 2024 movie roster boasts an eclectic mix that promises to provoke thought, elicit emotion and entice a wide range of audiences. So, get ready to mark your calendars as we explore 21 movies coming out in 2024.

The Knot's 2024 Movie Ranking

Dune: Part Two
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Here are the 2024 movies our editors at The Knot are most excited to see.

Quirky Romance: Lisa Frankenstein

Action-Packed: Madame Web

Remake: Mean Girls

Exciting Sequel: Dune: Part Two

Book Adaptation: Mickey 17

Family-Friendly: IF


This steamy romance movie stars Zendaya as Tashi, a promising tennis player who is smack-dab in the middle of a love triangle. The plot follows her as she coaches her husband, who is set to compete against his former friend — and her former lover.

Release Date: April 26, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Mean Girls

Mean Girls 2024
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The start of 2024 welcomes the newest Mean Girls adaptation, which is actually based on the Broadway musical that ran from 2018 to 2021. Written by Tina Fey (who also crafted the original script for the 2004 movie), 2024's Mean Girls will star Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Angourie Rice as Cady Heron — along with a handful of familiar faces from the original film's cast.

Release Date: January 12, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Miller's Girl

Starring Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman, Miller's Girl follows the relationship between a talented student and her teacher, which becomes complex and inappropriate after a creative writing assignment.

Release Date: January 26, 2024 | Watch Trailer


Argylle coming out in 2024
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This upcoming action comedy by Matthew Vaughn delves into the covert world of underground crime and espionage. The story follows Elly Conway, a shy novelist who gets mixed up with an undercover spy. With an ensemble cast, the film stars Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Catherine O'Hara, Samuel L. Jackson and more.

Release Date: February 2, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Lisa Frankenstein

Written by Diablo Cody, Lisa Frankenstein is a horror rom com starring Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton. Set in the late '80s, this film follows the budding relationship between a misunderstood teenage girl named Lisa and a handsome corpse she reanimates during a lightning storm.

Release Date: February 9, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two
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If you enjoyed the first half of Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel, you're in for a treat. The second installment introduces even more A-list actors to its cast, including Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Austin Butler and Christopher Walken.

Release Date: March 1, 2024 | Watch Trailer

The Fall Guy

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, The Fall Guy tells the story of an ex-stuntman who is drawn back into the industry when the star of a big-budget movie goes missing. It's an adaptation of the 1980's television series of the same name, which follows the adventures of a stuntman who works as a bounty hunter in between movie jobs.

Release Date: May 3, 2024 | Watch Trailer


Mamalade coming in 2024
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Starring Joe Keery (known for his role as Steve Harrington in Stranger Things) and Camila Morrone, Marmalade is a romance thriller reminiscent of stories about Bonnie and Clyde. It follows an imprisoned man who tells his cellmate the story of his greatest love and how they planned to rob a bank together.

Release Date: February 9, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Madame Web

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Madame Web is an action-packed Spiderman movie, except instead of Spiderman, we're given female spidey leads. The film stars Dakota Johnson as the clairvoyant Madame Web, as well as Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor and Isabela Merced as Spider-Women. Together, the women must fight a mysterious enemy from Madame Web's past.

Release Date: February 14, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Mickey 17

Based on Edward Ashton's sci-fi novel Mickey7, this film follows the chilling story of Mickey, an "expendable" employee on a mission to colonize a new world. Each time he dies, his body is regenerated with the majority of his memories left intact. Directed by academy-award winning Bong Joon-ho, Mickey 17 stars Robert Pattinson and Steven Yeun.

Release Date: March 29, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
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Adam Wingard is back to direct round two of this epic kaiju pairing, which may be one of the most exciting movies coming out in 2024. It stars Dan Stevens, alongside actors who will be returning from 2021's Godzilla vs. Kong — including Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle.

Release Date: April 12, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Back to Black

For compelling new movies 2024 has to offer, you'll definitely want to catch Back to Black. It delves into the life of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, highlighting her rise to fame and the release of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black. It begins with her early days in the 2000's as a North London jazz musician and follows her journey to becoming a Grammy-winning artist.

Release Date: May 10, 2024 | Trailer Coming Soon


IF the movie coming in 2024
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IF (which stands for imaginary friend) is a heartwarming fantasy comedy written, directed and co-produced by John Krasinski. It tells the story of a young girl (played by Cailey Fleming) who has the ability to see imaginary friends that have been abandoned by the children they once helped.

Release Date: May 17, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Serving as both a spin-off and a prequel to 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, 2024 welcomes the fifth film in the Mad Max franchise. The story follows Imperator Furiosa (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), who must overcome one dangerous trial after the next as two tyrants battle over the Citadel.

Release Date: May 24, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes and is the fourth film in the reboot franchise. It stars Owen Teague as Noa, a young chimpanzee who pairs up with a young woman (played by Freya Allan) to understand the fate of both apes and humankind.

Release Date: May 24, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2
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As the sequel to 2015's Inside Out, Inside Out 2 is an animated coming-of-age film that returns to the mind of Riley, who is now a teenager dealing with new emotions. It stars the voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black (who are back to reprise their previous roles), along with Tony Hale, Liza Lapira and Maya Hawke.

Release Date: June 14, 2024 | Watch Trailer

The Bikeriders

Inspired by Danny Lyon's 1967 photo-book of the same name, The Bikeriders follows the story of a fictional motorcycle club in 1960's Chicago. It features an ensemble cast, including Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy. It was originally scheduled to come out in theaters on December 1, 2023, but it was taken off the release schedule due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Release Date: June 21, 2024 | Watch Trailer

Beetlejuice 2

If you're looking for movies 2024 will be remembered for, get ready for this long-awaited sequel. Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2 will have Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara reprising their quirky roles 36 years after the release of the first movie. This time, they'll be joined by Jenna Ortega, who will be playing Ryder's daughter, and Monica Bellucci, who will be playing Beetlejuice's wife.

Release Date: September 6, 2024 | Trailer Coming Soon

Joker: Folie à Deux

Joaquin Phoenix is back again as the Joker in this sequel to the 2019 film Joker. This time, he's joined by Lady Gaga, who will be playing Harley Quinn. Apparently, the sequel is set to be a musical this time around — which will likely shift its tone rather dramatically.

Release Date: October 4, 2024 | Trailer Coming Soon

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim
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This upcoming Lord of the Rings movie is an animated fantasy film directed by Kenji Kamiyama. It's based on a story told in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, set 261 years before the events depicted in the 2000's film trilogy. It tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, a King of Rohan who must fight an army of Dunlendings.

Release Date: December 13, 2024 | Trailer Coming Soon


With an ensemble cast that includes Bill Skarsgård, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Willem Dafoe, Nosferatu is the second remake of the 1922 German Expressionist film of the same name. Directed and written by Robert Eggers (who also wrote and directed The Witch), we'll see Skarsgård as Count Orlok and Depp as Ellen Hutter.

Release Date: December 25, 2024 | Trailer Coming Soon

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