5. West Side Story

Release Date: December 18th 2020
Director: Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report)
Screenwriter: Tony Kushner
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Ariana DeBose, Josh Andres Rivera, Corey Stoll, Brian D’Arcy James
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: Adaptation of the musical originally penned by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. The story that transposes Romeo and Juliet into a 1950s New York setting featuring white and Puerto Rican gangs.

4. Mank

Release Date: Late 2020
Director: David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, Gone Girl)
Screenwriter: Jack Fincher
Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, Amanda Seyfried, Tuppence Middleton, Charles Dance, Tom Burke, Leven Rambin, Tom Pelphrey, Adam Shapiro
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 movie Citizen Kane.

3. Trial of the Chicago 7

Release Date: September 25th 2020
Director: Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Michael Keaton, Thomas Middleditch, Frank Langella, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Max Adler
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

2. Tenet

Release Date: July 17th 2020
Director: Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, Inception)
Screenwriter: Christopher Nolan
Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Himesh Patel, Martin Donovan
Rating: N/A
Plot Summary: An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution.

1. Dune

Release Date: December 18th 2020
Director: Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049)
Screenwriters: Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem
Rating: N/A
Trailer Link: N/A
Plot Summary: Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.

Top 5 Most Anticipated New TV Shows

5. The Outsider – January 12th 2020 (HBO)
4. The Eddy – May 8th 2020 (Netflix)
3. Y: The Last Man – Fall 2020 (FX)
2. Maniac Cop – Late 2020 (HBO)
1. Devs – March 5th 2020 (FX)
FINAL NOTES: Thank you to everyone for reading this list and congrats once again to this year’s prediction winner, Grady in Chicago, Illinois for him predicting the most films in my Top 5 most anticipated. Film release dates are always subject to change but we here at Top Pun Reviews will update this list if and when they do. In 2019, Top Pun added reviews for Netflix original films. In striving to always improve upon this website, Top Pun will be adding reviews for films/shows from HBO, Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, etc. As streaming services completely change how we as the consumer view film and television, Top Pun Reviews is dedicated to keeping up with the times and we hope you will join us into 2020 to see which films are worth seeing and which are worth skipping, all while having some fun with puns along the way. Thanks for reading, have a wonderful 2020 and I’ll see you at the movies!

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