‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ And More 2019 Movies Coming to HBO in January 2020
Where can you watch the best films of 2019? While some are on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, there are plenty of other services that you may for that are stocking up in the new year. Enter HBO. Though you may recognize the cable service best for its prestigious TV, it is called Home Box Office for a reason. Here are the upcoming movies headed to HBO.
Good news! You can already watch Detective Pikachu on HBO. The adorable action-comedy in which Ryan Reynolds voices the titular Pokemon character became available on HBO on Dec. 28, 2019. And if you didn’t catch it in theaters, you’re definitely missing out.
In addition, the film has an all-star cast, including Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe, and The Get Down actor Justice Smith. Though it received mixed reviews, Detective Pikachu was a box-office hit. There’s a sequel in the works.
Another entry on this list that you can watch right now? Us. The horror film, which was writer and director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his 2017 hit Get Out, managed to shock and terrify audiences nearly as much as its predecessor, with a magnificent performance from star Lupita Nyong’o.
Though Us is undoubtedly a horror flick, it, like Get Out, has a lot of depth, with themes of classism, racism, duality, and much more. There are so many Easter eggs that it’s one you’re definitely going to need to watch again and again, so those with an HBO subscription are in luck.
‘John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum’
Now for the upcoming releases. First is John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which arrives on HBO on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The third installment in the action franchise is the follow-up to 2014’s John Wick and 2017’s John Rick: Chapter 2. However, the first two films are not currently on HBO.
Still, if you’re familiar with the previous movies, and looking to watch (or relive) the excitement of the third, you’re in luck. Keanu Reeves revives his role as the titular character who is still on the move. In case you can’t wait until 2021 for the fourth installment, here’s your answer.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Jan. 18
Speaking of franchise flicks, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be available on Jan. 18, 2020, on HBO. This is the direct follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla, which itself is a reboot of the classic monster flick. The 2019 film is the third in the MonsterVerse, which also includes Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong.
Though it didn’t receive any glowing reviews and wasn’t exactly a box-office hit, King of the Monsters does boast an impressive cast. Kyle Chandler stars alongside Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
The Curse of La Llorona Jan. 25
Horror franchises are often some of the most — and, occasionally, least — successful on the big screen. Aside from the aforementioned Godzilla franchise, the next in line when it comes to making money at the box office (especially internationally) is the Conjuring Universe, which includes The Conjuring series, the Annabelle series, and others, like The Curse of La Llorona.
Unlike many of its predecessors, The Curse of La Llorona wasn’t particularly well-received, though it did fairly well monetarily. Starring Linda Cardellini, the film is based on true Latin American folklore, which may help make it especially creepy for those who are familiar with the stories.