Upcoming 2020 film release dates in the UK

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·11 min read
Wonder Woman 1984, TENET, Black Widow.
Wonder Woman 1984, TENET, Black Widow.

As people start adjusting to the new normal following the global coronavirus lockdown, cinemas have gradually begun reopening their doors.

Friday will see Cineworld and Vue opening their multiplexes after being closed in March, joining the Odeon and Showcases sites and independent cinemas that have been able to open since 4 July.

Although Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been touted as the film to look forward to when it finally lands on 26 August, there’s still a huge wealth of great movies coming to cinemas before then, and beyond.

Here’s what you can look forward to seeing in UK cinemas for the rest of 2020.

Coming to cinemas in July

Unhinged - 31 July

Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother (Caren Pistorious, Slow West) who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (Russell Crowe). ‘Road rage’ doesn't begin to describe what he's about to do to her and everyone she knows.

Read more: Russell Crowe is breaking bad

Proxima - 31 July

Eva Green in Proxima. (Picturehouse Entertainment)
Eva Green in Proxima. (Picturehouse Entertainment)

The story follows Sarah (Eva Green), a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. The only woman in the arduous training programme, she has been chosen to be part of the crew of a year-long space mission called ‘Proxima’. Putting enormous strain on her relationship with her seven-year-old daughter Stella (Zélie Boulant), the training begins to take its toll on them both as the life-changing launch looms ever closer.

Summerland - 31 July

Gemma Arterton stars in Summerland. (Lionsgate)
Gemma Arterton stars in Summerland. (Lionsgate)

Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of other-worldly forces and magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.

100% Wolf - 31 July

The story centres on Freddy Lupin, heir to the leadership of a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he'll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle.

Flash Gordon (4K remaster) - 31 July

New artwork for the 4K remaster of Flash Gordon. (Studiocanal)
New artwork for the 4K remaster of Flash Gordon. (Studiocanal)

Studiocanal is excited to announce the new 4k, Ultra High Definition restoration of Mike Hodge’s cult classic Flash Gordon (1980), in honour of the film’s 40th anniversary. The film is now confirmed to play at Picturehouse Central and in select cinemas from 31 July, it will then be released on 4K UHD Collector’s edition, Blu-ray, Steelbook, DVD and digital on 10 August.

Make Up - 31 July

After Ruth moves in with her boyfriend in a remote holiday park, tensions rise as she makes an unsettling discovery that lures her into a spiral of obsession.

The Vigil - 31 July

Supernatural Blumhouse horror, written and directed by Keith Thomas.

The Fairy Princess & The Unicorn - 31 July

The Fight - 31 July

Coming to cinemas in August

An American Pickle - 7 August

An image from HBO Max’s “AN AMERICAN PICKLE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved)
An image from HBO Max’s “AN AMERICAN PICKLE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved)

The film follows Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen), a struggling labourer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is horrified to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also Seth Rogen), a mild-mannered computer programmer whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.

Hope Gap - 7 August (previews), 28 August (wide/Curzon Home Cinema)

Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, and anger, to a resolution of sorts.

There are no villains; only good people who have lived too long with old mistakes and are now paying the price. There are no easy answers and no simple paths to redemption. A husband (Bill Nighy), a wife (Annette Bening) and a son (Josh O’Connor) are all forced to face hard truths, and out of those truths, to fashion new lives. In the end, Hope Gap is a story of survival. A story of hope.

Papicha - 7 August

Perfect 10 - 7 August

The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands - 7 August

Inception: 10th Anniversary - 12 August

(L-r) JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT as Arthur and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Cobb in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action film “Inception,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Joseph Gordon Levitt as Arthur and Leonardo di Caprio as Cobb in Inception. (Warner Bros)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller returns to UK cinemas and IMAX in celebration of its tenth anniversary. It’s reported to come with exclusive previews of upcoming Warner Bros. films including Dune and Wonder Woman 1984.

The Secret Garden - 14 August

Babyteeth - 14 August

Eliza Scanlan (Little Women, Sharp Objects) gives a star-making performance in this vibrant and spirited drama from director Shannon Murphy (Killing Eve).

My Rembrandt - 14 August

Pinocchio - 14 August

Spree - 14 August

Sputnik - 14 August

Come As You Are - 17 August

Ava - 21 August

Greenland - 21 August

John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being levelled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrities’ experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Socrates - 21 August

Tenet - 26 August

(L-r) JACK CUTMORE-SCOTT, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON and ROBERT PATTINSON in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  (Warner Bros.)
Jack Cutmore-Scott, John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Tenet. (Warner Bros.)

John David Washington is the new protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle Tenet. Armed with only one word – “tenet” – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.

The New Mutants - 28 August

L-R: Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga and Maisie Williams in a still from <i>The New Mutants</i>.(Twentieth Century Studios)
L-R: Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga and Maisie Williams in a still from The New Mutants.(Twentieth Century Studios)

20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

Away - 28 August

Hope Gap - 28 August

Savage - 28 August

Coming to cinemas in September

Les Miserables - 4 September

The Lady In The Portrait - 4 September

Koko-Di, Koko Da - 7 September

La Haine - 11 September

Max Richter’s Sleep - 11 September

Our Ladies - 11 September

Real - 11 September

The Painted Bird - 11 September

The Roads Not Taken - 11 September

The King’s Man - 16 September

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.

Eternal Beauty - 18 September

Hendrix and the Spook - 18 September

Nocturnal - 18 September

White Riot - 18 September

23 Walks - 25 September

Miss Juneteenth - 25 September

Monsoon - 25 September

Rebuilding Paradise - 25 September

Schemers - 25 September

Six Minutes To Midnight - 25 September

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - 28 September

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet was originally due to launch in April 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Silverback Films/Altitude)
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet was originally due to launch in April 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Silverback Films/Altitude)

In his 94 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time, he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

Coming to cinemas in October

Wonder Woman 1984 - 2 October

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

Rialto - 2 October

Connected - 9 October

Death On The Nile - 9 October

Candyman - 16 October

War With Grandpa - 16 October

Cordelia - 23 October

Saint Maud - 23 October

Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark, in a breakout performance) arrives at the home of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems. She is tormented by a violent secret from her past and by ecstatic messages she believes are directly from God. She becomes convinced she has been sent to Amanda not simply as a nurse, but to serve a divine purpose. As her grip on reality slides out of control, Maud's care turns into a deadly mission to save Amanda’s soul, by any means necessary.

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets - 23 October

Black Widow - 28 October

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

The Courier - 30 October

Coming to cinemas in November

The Duke - 6 November

No Time To Die - 12 November

In No Time To Die, James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Second Spring - 13 November

Deep Water - 20 November

Primer (15th Anniversary) - 20 November

Soul - 20 November

What is it that makes you...YOU? This November, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Another Round - 27 November

Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round. (Studiocanal)
Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round. (Studiocanal)

There is an obscure philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity.

Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the units are knocked back and stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.

Champagne: The Story of Champagne - 27 November

Happiest Season - 27 November

Coming to cinemas in December

Free Guy - 11 December

Peter Rabbit 2 - 11 December

Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Benjamin (Colin Moody), Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Cottontail (Amy Horn) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY.
Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Benjamin (Colin Moody), Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Cottontail (Amy Horn) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY.

In Peter Rabbit 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Coming 2 America - 18 December

Dune - 18 December

(L-r) TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides, STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON as Thufir Hawat, OSCAR ISAAC as Duke Leto Atreides, REBECCA FERGUSON as Lady Jessica Atreides, JOSH BROLIN as Gurney Halleck and JASON MOMOA as Duncan Idaho in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures)
Action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)

West Side Story - 18 December

West Side Story (Credit: Fox/Amblin)
West Side Story (Fox/Amblin)

Blithe Spirit - 26 December

Beyond 2020

Godzilla vs. Kong moved from to 20 November, 2020, to 21 May, 2021.

The Beatles: Get Back moved from 4 September to 27 August, 2021.

Halloween Kills movie from October 2020 to October 2021.

The Witches moved from 9 October, 2020 to TBC.

Tom & Jerry moved from 23 December, 2020, to 5 March, 2021.

The Matrix 4 moved from 21 May, 2021, to 1 April, 2022.