Since the much expected Captain Marvel hits cinemas this week, it made me think about all the other women-centric films premiering in 2019. So I turned to my best friend the Internet. I scrolled through all the major websites contemplating upcoming releases, fought my way through the neverending gossips and guesses, and finally, I managed to put this list together. Release dates can and will change, but this bunch of movies feature the very best to come this year. So here are the 10 Most Anticipated Chick Flicks of 2019. This is the first instalment of the list including the five movies premiering in the first six months of the year. The second part can be reached here.
1) Captain Marvel
Release Date: 8 March
I can’t wait to see the first Marvel movie featuring a female superhero in the lead role. After twenty films made in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was high time. DC gave us Wonder Woman, and it was a hit. Let’s see how Marvel does. I am cheering for this flick because the world is desperately in need of some relatable and honest depictions of women. I mean all kinds of women, ordinary human beings, leading ladies of all races, classes and ages, along with female superheroes. Captain Marvel stars Oscar winner Brie Larson as Carol Davers, a former U.S. Air Force pilot who develops super strength. So when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war, she is the one destined to save the day. I hope that young girls around the world will find another superhero to look up to in Captain Marvel.
2) Wine Country
Release Date: 10 May
Amy Poehler is probably one of the greatest overall human beings on Earth. I’ve raved about her Smart Girls initiative in this blog post. Amy Poehler is a comedian, actress, author, award ceremony host, producer and now she has also set her mind to direct. Her first feature film Wine Country is based on a real trip she took with friends to California. So she gathered her girlfriends from SNL again and made it into an all-women all-star super cast including Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer. Like the real experience, the film builds on a group of friends travelling to Napa Valley to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of them. However, things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Well, Miss Poehler, I’m all in, please take me to a ride to Wine Country. Thank you.
3) The Sun Is Also A Star
Release Date: 17 May
Being based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling young adult book, The Sun Is Also a Star is one of the most anticipated chick flicks of 2019. It is a representation of diversity with an all-women creative team (director, writer, screenwriter) behind the camera and a racially diverse cast on the screen. The story focuses on Natasha (Yara
Release Date: 24 May
Actress turned producer, activist and now director extraordinaire Olivia Wilde’s debut feature Booksmart premieres at SXSW film festival. The film is a comedy about two overachiever teenage girls who are best friends too. However, on the eve of their high school graduation both of them realise that probably they should have worked a bit less and played a lot more. The solution? The girls set out on a quest to make up for four lost years in a single night. It seems like an old story told from a fresh new perspective. I can only hope that Booksmart will find its audience and becomes the coming-of-age movie for Generation Z. It’s definitely one of the most anticipated chick flicks of 2019 for me.
5) Late Night
Release Date: 7 June
Mindy Kaling is a woman of many talents. I have already written about her lovely Instagram presence in this previous post. In
So this was Vol. 1 of the 10 Most Anticipated Chick Flicks of 2019. The next instalment is coming soon with the movies hitting cinemas and streaming platforms in the second half of the year. What are the most expected films for you in 2019? Is there any chick flick that you can’t wait to see on the big screen this year? As always, I love reading your comments, so please leave me lots of lovely thoughts below.
Source of Featured Image: Late Night (2019)