The most anticipated movies of 2024, according to new research

2024 is shaping up to be an incredible year for movie releases across cinemas, Netflix and Prime Video, and here are the movies that film fanatics are most excited...

2024 is shaping up to be an incredible year for movie releases across cinemas, Netflix and Prime Video, and here are the movies that film fanatics are most excited for. 

  • Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two is 2024’s most anticipated movie among fans 
  • Shawn Levy’s Deadpool 3 follows in second place, while Nosferatu follows in third 
  • New data identifies the movies that people are most anticipating in 2024 ahead of their release using data from Letterboxd have identified the movies that viewers are most anticipating watching by analysing the number of times each to-be-released movie appears in the Watchlist feature on the social platform Letterboxd 


Most anticipated movies of 2024 



Watchlist adds 


Dune: Part Two 



Deadpool 3 






Joker: Folie À Deux 



Mickey 17 



Furiosa: A Mad Max 









Hit Man 



Kraven the Hunter 



Inside Out 2 



Drive-Away Dolls 



Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes 



Madame Web 



Gladiator 2 



The Fall Guy 






Wicked Part 1 



Kung Panda 4 



Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire 



1. Dune: Part Two

Taking the top spot as the most anticipated movie of 2024 is Dune: Part Two, which has been added to a whopping 21,153 Watchlist on Letterboxd.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Florence Pugh, this sci-fi adaption will be showcased in cinemas from March 1st. Fans are clearly excited about this sequel, which has been promised by Villeneuve as more action-packed than its predecessor.

2. Deadpool 3 

In second place is Deadpool 3, with 12,122 Watchlist adds, which is the only Marvel Cinematic Universe currently announced for release in 2024. 


Shawn Levy is directing the movie which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Jennier Garner, for more laughter and superhero action. From July 26th, Deadpool 3 will be available to watch in cinemas.

3. Nosferatu 

Following in third position is Nosferatu, with 11,340 Watchlist adds by film fans and is set to release on Christmas Day in 2024. 


Directed by Robert Eggers and starring Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, and Lily-Rose Depp, the original Nosferatu was an unauthorized Dracula adaption, making fans intrigued for this release. 


4. Joker: Folie À Deux 

Next, in fourth place, is Joker: Folie À Deux, which has been added into 10,004 Watchlist ahead of its release date on October 4th. 


Todd Phillips is directing this follow-up, with Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, and Lady Gaga starring. Lady Gaga is reinterpreting Harley Quinn in this different universe from Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey. 


5. Mickey 17 

In fifth place is Mickey 17, with 9,382 Watchlist adds among movie fanatics 


Set to release on March 29th across cinemas, Mickey 17 is directed by Bong Joon-ho and stars Robert Pattinson, Mark Ruffalo, and Toni Collette. The film follows the character Mickey Barnes who has the ability to regenerate after death. 


6. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga 

The sixth most anticipated movie for 2024 is Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, with 8,802 Watchlist adds for its release on May 24th in cinemas. 


George Miller is this spinoff’s director, with Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Nathan Jones starring. Fans are clearly excited for more post-apocalyptic adventures from road warrior Mad Max. 


7. Challengers 

Closely following in seventh place is Challengers, with 8,802 adds to movie lovers’ Watchlist ahead of its cinema release on April 26th. 


Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor, the movie follows a love triangle of professional tennis players. 


8. MaXXXine 

MaXXXine is next in eighth position, with 8,608 Watchlist adds’ on Letterboxd, but its Netflix release is yet to be announced. 


Ti West is this trilogy capper’s director and the movie stars Mia Goth, Michelle Monaghan, and Elizabeth Debicki. The film follows Maxine pursuing her dream of stardom. 


9. Hit Man 

In ninth place is Hit Man – another Netflix release with a to-be-announced release date – with 8,118 Watchlist adds. 


With Richard Linklater as its director and Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, and Retta starring, this comic thriller rom-com is highly anticipated among movie fanatics. It follows an undercover Houston police officer posing as a reliable hitman. 


10. Kraven the Hunter 

Completing the list of movies that fans are most excited about in 2024 is Kraven the Hunter, which has been added to 6,293 Watchlist. 


Directed by J.C. Chandor and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, and Ariana DeBose, it is set for release in cinemas on August 30th. Fans are eagerly waiting for this dark superhero film. 


Steven Ellis, a spokesperson for, commented on the findings: After an incredible year of entertainment in 2023, it is fascinating to identify the movies that viewers are most anticipating for in 2024. Following its immense box-office success, it seems unsurprising that Dune: Part Two is the film that people are most excited about. 


We are looking forward to evaluating the success of these movies and observing if they were worth their wait,” they added.


Methodology: Seed list of 2024 movie releases was taken from and was cross-referenced with Letterboxd Watchlist values at 


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