Top 10 Movies to Watch in January (2020)

Now that Christmas is over, the holiday season is nearly at its end. But that does not mean there isn’t any good entertainment anymore. In fact, there are some great movies due out this month.
Read on to learn about some of the most entertaining, fun and exciting movies that are due out this month.

Top 10 movies for January 2020

Here are the top movies to check out this January (in order of release date):


1917 revolves around two young British soldiers during World War I tasked with an impossible mission. The stellar cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, promises a powerful performance. If you like period drama, and adventure, this is a movie for you to check out this Jan.

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Mays, George MacKay, Colin Firth, Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Dean-Charles Chapman, Adrian Scarborough
  • Genre: Drama, War, Period
  • Release date: 10th Jan


If you’re in the mood for some action, a pinch of horror and a dash of science fiction, Underwater could be a fun movie to float your boat. The film revolves around an underwater lab at peril because of an earthquake, an earthquake which poses more dangers than just those that come from normal earthquakes.

Spoiler hint – a creature of the deep might be involved.

  • Cast: Jessica Henwick, T.J. Miller, Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Jenno Topping, Brian Duffield, William Eubank
  • Genre: Action, thriller
  • Release date: 10th Jan

Three Christs

Based on an incredible true story, Three Stars promises to be a powerful drama, with a powerful cast of actors.

  • Cast: Peter Dinklage, Eric Nazarian, Richard Gere, Arianne Frasier, Charlotte Hope, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, Jon Avnet.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release date: 10th Jan

Bad Boys for Life

In the mood for some action? A fan of Bad Boys, Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence? Then you will love this sequel to the much loved Bad Boys movies. Need we say more?

  • Cast: Will Smith, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Martin Lawrence, Kate Del Castillo, Jerry Bruckheimer, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Release date: 17th Jan


Here’s yet another movie that promises to be highly entertaining. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as an eccentric doctor, this movie has nothing to do with Eddie Murphy’s Dr. Dolittle, even though you will notice similarities (like his ability to talk with animals).

There’s mythical adventure, suspense, and the tale of a lost man finding his way in life. Dolittle doesn’t just promise to be one of the most fun movies to watch in January, but the whole year!

  • Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Stephen Gaghan, John Cena, Octavia Spencer, Michael Sheen, Craig Robinson, Emma Thompson
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Release date: 17th Jan

Disturbing the Peace

If you’re a fan of Guy Pearce, and/or enjoy action movies, this has the potential to be a fun movie. Check it out.

  • Cast: Guy Pearce, York Alec Shackleton, Dwayne Cameron, Veralyn Venezio, Chuck Hustmyer, Devon Sawa, Kelly Greyson, Michael Sirow
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release date: 17th Jan

The Gentlemen

The Gentleman promises to be one of the biggest movies of the year, with a star-studded cast including Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell and Charlie Hunnam. The story revolves around a marijuana empire in one of the most important cities in the world.

If you’re a fan of Crime dramas, Guy Ritchie, and/or any of the actors starring in the movie, you are in for a treat.

  • Cast: Guy Ritchie, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Marsan, Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant
  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release date: 24th Jan


If you’re in the mood for something light-hearted, especially if you’re after something you can enjoy with your little ones, you can’t really go wrong with Cats.

Follow a father’s adventure while he sets off to keep his son safe. It promises to be a fun and sweet animation movie, with… cats!
  • Cast: Brittany Curran, Gary Wang, Nick Guerra, Dermot Mulroney, Nicole Tompkins
  • Genre: Animation, Family
  • Release date: 24th Jan

Color Out of Space

Here’s a movie that will be a must-watch for sci-fi, fantasy and horror fans. If you’re a fan of the fantasy horror genre, then H.P. Lovecraft will need no introduction. This film, a collaboration between Lovecraft and Nicholas Cage, promises to be a great one to watch, especially if you’re a fan of either, and/or like the genres, or just want to watch something different this month.

  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Daniel Noah, Joely Richardson, Richard Stanley, Elijah Wood, Julian Hilliard, Scarlett Amaris, Madeleine Arthur
  • Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy
  • Release date: 24th Jan

Gretel and Hansel

A retelling of the classic fairytale, this movie promises to be dark, and exciting, and chilling even. You have not seen a version of Hansel and Gretel like this before, that’s for sure.

  • Cast: Sophia Lillis, Osgood Perkins, Charles Babalola, Samuel Leakey, Rob Hayes, Alice Krige, Abdul Alshareef, Ian Kenny
  • Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Release date: 31st Jan

Last words

Which movies are you on your must-watch list for this January? Which one’s at the top?
Share your thoughts about the top movies to watch on Jan in the comments section below.

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