The Best New Movies to Watch in 2024

Whether you’re a film connoisseur or a newbie fan, 2024 is set to bring us a slew of anticipated blockbusters, sequels and new offerings. Hitting the cinema sporadically throughout the year, these are the films you cannot miss. 

From thrillers to intense action and whimsical musicals, here are the best new movies to watch in 2024 — trust us, you might even end up finding a new favourite among the flurries of great entertainment.

All the best new movies to watch in 2024:

Dune: Part Two

Starring notable stars such as Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler, the sequel to the epic, science fiction phenomenon is back and it’s bigger than ever. Dune: Part Two will see Paul Atreides who unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

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Release Date: 15 March 2024

Back to Black

Fans of Amy Winehouse are in for a treat this year. Back to Black will follow the life and music of Amy Winehouse, through the journey of adolescence to adulthood and the creation of one of the best-selling albums of our time. Noted to be one of the most anticipated films of the year, this film will bring nostalgia to the forefront. 

Release Date: 17 May 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home.

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Release Date: 22 May 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One

With tons of jumpscares, intriguing plot and sensational cast, A Quiet Place: Day One is about to wow us with its apocalyptic horror. Serving as a spin-off prequel in the A Quiet Place film series, there’s no doubt that this will be a great watch.

Release Date: 28 June 2024

Deadpool & Wolverine

Peppered with banter, action and chucklesome moments, Deadpool & Wolverine is another most anticipated movie of the year. This third follow-up will see Wolverine recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth, Deadpool. They then end up teaming up to defeat a common enemy.

Release Date: 26 July 2024

Wicked

Featuring Ariana Grande, Jonathan Bailey and Michelle Yeoh, a new rendition of Wicked is coming to the screens this year and we’re wickedly excited. Loosely following the same plot as the Broadway musical, this film will see Elphaba and Glinda forming an unlikely friendship in the magical land of OZ when Elphaba is wrongfully cast as a wicked witch as she seeks to expose the fraudulent, corrupt Wizard who rules the land.

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Release Date: 27 November 2024

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.