The January movies you need to watch with the Cineworld Unlimited 100 Movies Challenge

It's official: 2019 is the year of film, and Cineworld Unlimited members know it too. In fact, we noticed that some Unlimited members set themselves the challenge to make full use of their Unlimited cards by seeing 100 movies in 2019.

So we thought we’d show you just how easy it is to complete the #100FilmsIn2019 challenge by listing just 100 of the epic movies heading your way this year. From comic book adventures, to Disney favourites, from epic sci-fi to terrifying horrors - how many will YOU be able to tick off?

January 2019 movies

  • 1. The Favourite – Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Olivia Colman, and recipient of 12 BAFTA nominations and 10 Oscar nominations, this wickedly dark period comedy turns the 18th century court of Queen Anne on its head. Resplendent in a skewed atmosphere of wide angle fish eye lenses and the odd spot of duck racing, director Yorgos Lanthimos' acclaimed movie rises high on the magnificent performances from Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

  • 2. Vice – Christian Bale undergoes another remarkable transformation in this irreverent take on the life of influential US vice president Dick Cheney. The Golden Globe-winning Bale piles on the pounds and the grey hairs to play the older Cheney as he wraps the hapless President George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) around his finger, but that's just one part of this generation-spanning tale from The Big Short director Adam McKay. Amy Adams and Steve Carell also feature as Lynne Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. The movie has now been Oscar nominated, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bale.

  • 3. Welcome to Marwen – Another Steve Carell movie in January, only this time he's the lead, lending emotional ballast to director Robert Zemeckis' sensitive drama. Based on a true story, the film stars Carell as a man who takes to building a model Belgian World War II village in his garden following a brutal attack, a process that aids him in his recovery.

  • 4. Stan & Ollie – Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly give eerily accurate portrayals of comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in this affectionate biopic. The movie explores the iconic duo's waning days spent touring the UK, flashing back to their Hollywood heyday and exploring how they transformed physical comedy into an art form. With Reilly Golden Globe nominated and Coogan BAFTA nominated, this isn't to be missed.

  • 5. The Upside – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston make an appealing duo in this remake of the smash-hit 2011 French movie Intouchable. Hart is the recently paroled criminal who becomes the live-in nurse of Cranston's crotchety quadriplegic, setting the tone for an uplifting story of redemption. Nicole Kidman co-stars as the business associate who watches this oddball friendship unfold. 

  • 6. Second Act – Pop maestro and Maid in Manhattan star Jennifer Lopez is back on the big screen with another cute rom-com, here playing a 40 year old woman whose best days are possibly behind her. That is, until she's tasked with an exclusive Madison Avenue contract that could possibly turn her life around.

  • 7. Colette – Keira Knightley stuns as progressive French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in this lusty period drama, exploring the writer's smashing of gender boundaries in late 19th century Paris. When Colette tires of ghost writing her husband Willy's (Dominic West) books, she begins to make a name for herself on the Parisian cultural scene, setting the example for liberated women the world over.

  • 8. The Front Runner – Hugh Jackman is compelling as disgraced US presidential candidate Gary Hart in this based-on-true-events drama. Juno director Jason Reitman marshals the startling story of Hart, who went from presidential favourite to failure when the press decided to run allegations of an extra-marital affair. Scene-stealing support comes from J.K. Simmons as Hart's campaign manager and Vera Farmiga as his wife.

  • 9. Glass – We were all shocked by the twist at the end of M. Night Shyamalan's Split, which revealed that the split personality thriller took place in the same universe as his earlier Unbreakable. New movie Glass criss-crosses the characters from the two films, as the latter's David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) meet the former's psychopathic kidnapper (James McAvoy), whose emergent personality the Beast spells doom for everyone.

  • 10. Mary, Queen of Scots – This sumptuous historical drama brings to life one of the most turbulent periods in British history, exploring the rivalry between England's Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) and her cousin, Scottish ruler Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). It's a drama pivoting on the tension between two powerful women, a timely story dressed in all the period finery Hollywood can muster with two electric central performances.

  • 11. Beautiful Boy – Timothee Chalamet capitalises on his acclaimed performance in 2017's Call Me By Your Name with another raw, electrifying portrayal. He plays young drug addict Nic Sheff in this adaptation of Sheff and his father David's bestselling memoirs, the latter embodied by a moving Steve Carell. Exploring how addiction can tear a seemingly ordinary family apart, the film demands you bring a hankie or two.

How many movies will you watch this year? Tweet us @Cineworld and using #100Filmsin2019.

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