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The Best New Movies to Watch in 2024: Bangers After Bangers!

By Orgesta Tolaj


26 April 2024

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2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for movie buffs, with a lineup of highly anticipated films that promise to deliver non-stop entertainment. From action-packed blockbusters to heartfelt dramas, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the big screen. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which movies are worth watching. That is why we have compiled a list of the best new movies to watch in 2024, so you can stay ahead of the curve and catch all the latest and greatest films as soon as they hit theaters!

15 New Movies to Watch in 2024

These are some of the new movies to watch in 2024:

1. Late Night With the Devil

In “Late Night with the Devil,” a found footage horror film from 2023, the premise revolves around a lost 1970s talk show broadcast. The film features a well-crafted talk show setting and a standout performance by David Dastmalchian. Tony Stamp’s review highlights the film’s slow-burn tension, praising both its journey and its intense conclusion. Genre fans are likely to be satisfied by the unsettling events that unfold by the end.

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2. Wicked Little Letters

“Wicked Little Letters” features Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley in a comedic British film inspired by true events. Fatima Sheriff’s review highlights the abundance of captivating stories from Britain’s history and the prestigious casts eager to portray these uncovered icons.

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3. Immaculate

“Immaculate” is a religious horror film starring and produced by Sydney Sweeney. The story follows a devout young nun who discovers her body being manipulated by controlling forces. Steve Newall’s review praises the film for its blend of gore, surprises, and unconventional plot twists, all presented within a classical yet contemporary aesthetic.

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4. The Convert

In “The Convert,” directed by Lee Tamahori, a lay preacher becomes embroiled in the conflict between two warring tribes in 1830s New Zealand. According to Liam Maguren’s review, the film successfully delivers on its promises, particularly in its powerful depiction of the inevitable and sorrowful climax fueled by musket warfare.

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5. American Fiction

In “American Fiction,” Jeffrey Wright delivers a compelling performance as an embittered literature professor, offering a troubling character study that resonates with audiences familiar with boardrooms and classrooms. Luke Buckmaster’s review hails it as the pinnacle of Wright’s career, praising his portrayal of the sharp and eviscerating character, showcasing both brilliance and flaws. Wright’s performance, which earned him an Oscar nomination, is lauded for its authenticity and depth.

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6. Goodbye Julia

“Goodbye Julia” depicts the uneasy friendship between two Sudanese women amidst tragedy and racism. Liam Maguren’s review praises the film for its attention to small details and its portrayal of a compelling clash of social classes, which reflects broader issues within the country.

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7. How to Have Sex

“How to Have Sex” is a film that won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It follows three British teenage girls on a holiday, exploring themes of drinking, clubbing, and hooking up as rites of passage. Rory Doherty’s review from Cannes in 2023 highlights the captivating chemistry among the cast, portraying both the excitement of adolescence and the underlying anxiety as the story unfolds.

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8. Spaceman

In “Spaceman,” directed by Johan Renck, Adam Sandler portrays a lonely astronaut in a departure from his usual comedic roles. Luke Buckmaster’s review praises the film for its genuine and psychologically stirring portrayal of the protagonist’s journey. Once the initial wackiness subsides, the film finds its rhythm in gentle introspection, creating a heartfelt experience for viewers.

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9. Dune: Part Two

Denis Villeneuve returns to conclude his sci-fi saga with a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, and Léa Seydoux. According to Matt Glasby’s review, the film is a remarkable feat, offering a mature and visually stunning sci-fi experience that surpasses the spectacle of multiple ordinary blockbusters combined.

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10. Road House

In the redux of the classic “Road House,” Jake Gyllenhaal and Doug Liman bring back the essence of the original film. Travis Johnson’s review emphasizes that everyone involved in the movie understands its purpose, likening it to a sledgehammer with big swings and a significant impact.

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11. Love Lies Bleeding

“Rose Glass’s sophomore film, starring Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian, delivers an off-the-rails love story with a slice of queer noir and plenty of extras, including an impressive display of muscles. Eliza Janssen’s review hails it as a superb film, especially for those eager for a full-blown, gratuitous lesbian role featuring Kristen Stewart.”

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12. Orion and the Dark

Charlie Kaufman, known for his surreal screenwriting, may seem like an unconventional choice to adapt a children’s book about fear of the dark into an animated film. However, as Luke Buckmaster’s review points out, “this delightfully playful family film fits his style perfectly, comfortably alongside his other idiosyncratic scripts.” From “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” to “Synecdoche, New York” and “Being John Malkovich,” Kaufman’s penchant for cascading realities and meta-textual themes shines through in this adaptation.

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13. The Iron Claw

Director Sean Durkin retells the tragic story of the “Von Erich Curse” in subtle and melancholic detail. He assembled a great cast including Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, and Stanley Simons. Luke Buckmaster’s review highlights the film’s modest visual style with a timeworn veneer but praises Zac Efron’s transformation into a “human beefcake,” reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Pumping Iron,” with a ruggedly handsome appearance fitting for the role.

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14. Priscilla

Sofia Coppola’s latest film is based on Priscilla Beaulieu’s memoir about her relationship with Elvis Presley. It follows the teen Priscilla (played by Cailee Spaeny) as she becomes romantically involved with the iconic musician (Jacob Elordi). Rory Doherty’s review describes the film as Coppola’s finest work in over fifteen years. Rory noted her sensitive portrayal of girlhood and the emotional depth of the famous love story. “Priscilla” is praised for its intimacy, revealing nature, and ability to evoke deep emotions with a delicate touch.

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15. The Zone of Interest

“The Zone of Interest,” directed by Jonathan Glazer, delves into life beyond the walls of a Holocaust concentration camp. That is where even mundane activities carry immense significance. Matt Glasby’s review notes the juxtaposition of everyday actions against the backdrop of mass extermination. It highlights the weight of each character’s choices and actions. For instance, while Höss is preoccupied with mass extermination, Heddie’s seemingly simple act of tending her garden takes on profound meaning. This is especially true as it is fertilized with ash from the camp’s furnaces.

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Are you adding any of these new movies to watch in 2024 to your list?

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