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2024 Film Preview: The 10 Most Promising Movies Hitting Theaters This Year

From exciting sequels to epic new westerns.

Thanks to "Mean Girls" and "The Beekeeper," 2024 has already given film fans some fantastic reasons to return to the cinema. Still, it's going to take more than a musical about high school cliques and Jason Statham kicking butt to live up to the likes of last year's Barbenheimer phenomenon.

But while there isn't a "Barbie" or "Oppenheimer" on the calendar, the coming slate of movies is still packed with plenty of potential to make a cultural impact all its own. From long and really long — awaited sequels and promising original projects to a brand-new reason to fawn over Ryan Gosling, there's something for moviegoers of all stripes.

And that's before you consider Kevin Costner's "Horizon: An American Saga," the sprawling Western epic that will arrive in two parts over the summer. So whether you're rooting for a Costner comeback on the big screen, wondering what a "Gladiator" sequel will look like 24 years after Russell Crowe clamored, "Are you not entertained?" or are just curious if this year's lineup can produce a Barbenheimer-caliber meme, you'll want to strap in for our look at the year's most eagerly anticipated movies.


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