It’s the final quarter of the year, so that means it’s time for the fall movie season. The time of year when every little film that could makes its debut. Just in the nick of time to be considered for the following year’s Academy Awards. There aren’t a lot of Oscar-bait movies on this list today, but there are films that have the potential to at least be entertaining, even if they aren’t in anyway good. And, now that I think about it, there aren’t any holiday themed ones here either. Perhaps that’s a list for another day…Make sure to check out the honourable mentions at the end of the list.
1. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – October 13th
Written and Directed by: Angela Robinson.
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall,Bella Heathcote, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt and Connie Britton.
Synopsis: The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated. – IMDB.
2. Geostorm – October 20th
Written by: Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot.
Directed by: Dean Devlin.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Schiff, Robert Sheehan,Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris and Andy García.
Synopsis: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it. – Geostorm Official Website.
3. Thor: Ragnarok – November 3rd
Written by: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost.
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Synopsis: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! – Marvel.com.
4. Lady Bird – November 3rd
Written by and Directed by: Greta Gerwig.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith.
Synopsis: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. – IMDB.
5. Murder on the Orient Express – November 10th
Written by: Michael Green.
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh.
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley.
Synopsis: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. – IMDB.
6. Justice League – November 17th
Written by: Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon.
Directed by: Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J. K. Simmons.
Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. –IMDB.
7. Coco – November 22nd
Written by: Adrian Molina.
Directed by: Lee Unkrich.
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia and Edward James Olmos.
Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. – Disney Movies.
8. The Shape of Water – December 8th
Written by: Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro.
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.
Synopsis: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. – IMDB.
9. I, Tonya -December 8th
Written by: Steven Rogers.
Directed by: Craig Gillespie.
Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic and Bobby Cannavale.
Synopsis: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. – IMDB.
10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – December 15th
Written by and Directed by: Rian Johnson.
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. – IMDB.
11. Gotti – December 15th
Written by: Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi.
Directed by: Kevin Connolly.
Starring: John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco, Leo Rossi, Victor Gojcaj, Ella Bleu Travolta and Lydia Hull.
Synopsis: The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son. – IMDB.
12. The Greatest Showman – December 25th
Written by: Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon.
Directed by: Michael Gracey.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.
Synopsis: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. – IMDB.
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- The Foreigner – October 13th
- Thank You For Your Service – October 27th
- A Bad Moms Christmas – November 1st
- The Man Who Invented Christmas – November 22nd
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – December 20th
- Pitch Perfect 3 – December 22nd