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Mulan
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The best upcoming movies in Singapore

We pick out the best of this month’s (and the next) silver screen offerings for all you avid movie-goers

By Time Out editors and Cam Khalid
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A trip to the cinema to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster – or indie flick – in full HD and surround sound is no doubt an exciting viewing experience. Whether it's a terrifying scream fest, an explosive superhero adventure, a classic reboot, a melodramatic tearjerker, or a film adaptation of a popular video game – we're looking at you Sonic the Hedgehog – we're always ready with a bucket of popcorn.

With some of the biggest titles competing for your filmgoing dollar, including everything from a Christopher Nolan comeback to highly-anticipated sequels, prequels, remakes and another 007 movie, here are the ones to jot down in your cinema calendar.

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The most anticipated movies of 2020

Photograph: Paramount Pictures and Sega of America

Sonic the Hedgehog

Film Animation

In cinemas Now playing

Why watch Baby Sonic makes his adorable appearance

Video game movies are having a moment. Watch Sega's pride and joy navigates the complexities of life on Earth with a human companion. But not without any trouble – Jim Carrey style.

Onward
Photograph: Disney/Pixar

Onward

Film Animation

In cinemas Now playing

Why watch It’s from the brains behind Toy Story and The Incredibles

You can’t go wrong with another magical Disney-Pixar gem. This one follows two teen elf brothers who cast a spell to bring their dad back from the dead.

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Mulan
Photograph: Disney

Mulan

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas Mar 26

Why watch This live-action remake is nothing like the animated classic

Mulan gets down to business to become one of China’s greatest warriors ever. We can’t wait to see greats like Donnie Yen, Gong Li and Jet Li share the screen.

No Time To Die
Photograph: United International Pictures/Nicole Dove

No Time to Die

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas November 26

Why watch Daniel Craig’s last James Bond gig

And there’s no time to say no to another 007 film, especially when it features script work by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the award-winning brains behind Fleabag and Killing Eve. The mission this time is to defeat technologically advanced baddies and rescue a kidnapped scientist.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Photograph: United International Pictures

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

In cinemas May 21 

Why watch Keanu Reeves plays some kind of god

Besties SpongeBob and Patrick embark for The Lost City of Atlantic City to crack the case of Gary the Snail’s kidnapping, to bring him home.

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984
Photograph: Warner Bros./Clay Enos

Wonder Woman 1984

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas Jun 4 

Why watch Perms, neon and New Order music in the DC cinematic universe

The Princess of the Amazons blasts to the past (or future if from the WWI-set origin story) to confront a villainess with superhuman powers before she wreaks havoc on the world.

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Top Gun: Maverick

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas Jun 25

Why watch Highly-anticipated sequel of the 34-year- old classic

Tom Cruise is back on the – as Kenny Loggins would sing – “highway to the danger zone”. Things start to hit turbulence when he has to confront his deepest fears to engage in a mission that calls for the ultimate sacrifice.

Tenet
Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros.

Tenet

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas Jul 16

Why watch Another Christopher Nolan epic – ’nuff said

It’s a big year for R.Patz (or R.Batz as he is the next Batman). He’s starring alongside John David Washington in this time-travel spy feature where the latter tries to stop a third world war.

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The King's Man
Photograph: Disney

The King's Man

Film Action and adventure

In cinemas Sep 17

Why watch It’s the prequel to the Kingsman film series

Catch the OG King’s Man race against time to stop the world’s terrible tyrants from exterminating millions of civilians.

Eternals
Photograph: Marvel Studios

Eternals

In cinemas Oct 29

Why watch Crucial if you’ve been keeping up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Your film schedule wouldn’t be complete without a mega Marvel movie.

Regional films

A Fool in Love, Love Like a Fool
Photograph: Clover Films

A Fool in Love, Love Like a Fool (Taiwan)

In cinemas Now playing

What would you do when you meet a mermaid? Find out the main protagonist’s next move when he starts catching feelings for the mermaid who heavily resembles the character in his favourite picture books.

Happy Old Year

Happy Old Year (Thailand)

In cinemas Now playing

A woman goes all Marie Kondo on her house in an attempt to convert it into a home office. But it’s not as easy as it seems when she stumbles upon belongings of her ex-boyfriend.

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Impetigore

Impetigore (Indonesia)

In cinemas April 16

Before its Singapore screening, the horror flick made its international debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Impetigore brings ‘gore’ to the village when a city girl returns with her best friend to claim an inheritance from her rich family.

March

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Mulan

Mulan

In cinemas March 26

April

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

In cinemas April 23

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May

Scoob
Photograph: Warner Bros. Pictures

Scoob!

In cinemas May 14

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June

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