Are you prepared for cinematic awesomeness? This year sees a number of movies we’re eager to watch, from Christopher Nolan’s acid trip to new Iron Man, Predator and Tron films. Here are 20 reasons not to give up on movies.

2009 was a mixed year for films, to say the least — a number of films last year were delayed or rushed into production because of the writers’ strike. And yet, we’re still getting movies that were delayed due to that strike (among other reasons.) According to the New York Times, Daybreakers was filmed in 2007, and The Wolfman and Repo Men were filmed in 2008. But at least the majority of films coming out this year had a completed screenplay before they started filming, which could be a good thing.

So here are the 20 movies we’re most eager to see this year. As usual for io9, these movies include science fiction as well as “urban fantasy” which takes place either in the present day or close to the present day. So no Clash Of The Titans. And no A-Team, unless it turns out to be more science-fictional than we’re expecting.

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