There are a LOT of movies coming out this fall and many of the titles cross genres so there’s plenty of variety. There really is something for everyone. Check out this list and feel free to share something I’ve left off in the comments!
It – If you remember how scared audiences were when the first film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel came out in the ‘80s, then you’ll know that this remake has big shoes to fill. Fortunately, early reviews suggest that it is genuinely scary. Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard. Release date: September 8.
mother! – Darren Aronofsky, the man being Black Swan, has kept plot details for this film close to his chest since he thinks it will be more terrifying for audiences to just watch it unfold. All we know is that it stars Jennifer Lawrence (Aronofsky’s real-life girlfriend), and is about a couple who suddenly have unexpected guests. Cast: Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris. Release date: September 15.
Battle of the Sexes – Chronicling the life and career of tennis player-turned-activist, Billie Jean King, the film highlights her high-stakes match against clownish Bobby Riggs. Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – We just knew there was going to be a sequel, didn’t we? This follow-up to the 2015 blockbuster is supposed to be just as violent but with an even bigger cast. How is that even possible? Cast: Taron Edgerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges. Release date: September 22.
Stronger – When bombs went off during the 2013 Boston Marathon, Jeff Bauman was waiting at the finish line for his fiancée. This film focuses on their story which includes the devastating reality of Bauman losing his legs. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. Release date: September 22.
American Made – In the 1970s and ‘80s, real-life TWA pilot Barry Seal began smuggling drugs and arms! Can you imagine!? This is the story. Cast: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones. Release date: September 29.
Blade Runner 2049 – The original Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford is an absolute cult classic so it’s not surprising that there’s huge interest in this follow-up with Ryan Gosling in the lead role. All we know is that it picks up 30 years after the first film ended which is interesting because people debated what even happened at the end. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas. Release date: October 6.
Thor: Ragnarok – They’ve done a killer job marketing this movie and now, finally, it’s almost time to see if it’s worth all the hype. For the most part, it’s the usual suspects with a few new additions (Cate Blanchett is a goth-looking villain and Jeff Goldblum is all blue-tastic!). Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum. Release date: November 3.
Murder in the Orient Express: The book was a big deal when Agatha Christie released it all the way back in 1934. It was so well-received, in fact, that 40 years later, it was made into a film which earned an Oscar win for Ingrid Bergman. It will be interesting to see how this train-based mystery movie is reimagined. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad. Release date: November 10.
Justice League – Here we go, guys! Here’s DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers and, really, based on the Superman and Batman movies, we don’t have high hopes. At least, they have Wonder Woman! Let’s hope she, along with The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg save this potential disaster. Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher. Release date: November 17.
What are you looking forward to this fall?