The Highly-Anticipated Movies You’ll Want to Check Out This Fall
The hot summer weather may be over, but that means fall movie season is in full swing. From giant blockbusters to Oscar hopefuls, the fall movie season truly has a film for everyone. To make sure you don’t miss a hit this fall, check out the list below of this season’s most anticipated films.
Blade Runner 2049
The long wait for the highly-anticipated remake is over! In Blade Runner 2049, Ryan Gosling plays a young agent who has uncovered a deep secret. His discovery leads him to track down Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing for 30 years. While the details for the plot may be scarce, the trailer does a great job of selling the beautifully artistic world that director Denis Villeneuve has created. See the imaginative world for yourself on October 7.
The Florida Project
If you are looking for a small indie this season, then check out The Florida Project. Shot on 35 mm film, The Florida Project tells the story of 6-year-old Moonee and her unconventional adventures as she lives in a low-cost motel near Disney World. Willem Dafoe joins newcomer Brooklynn Prince in this hilarious, yet heartbreaking, film. Catch it in theaters on October 7.
Would it really be fall movie season without a major blockbuster from Marvel? In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to find himself in a contest against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Along the way, Thor has to fight for survival from Hela while figuring out how to protect his home and the city of Asgard. On top of the action, prepare to laugh. Director Taika Waititi has brought the humor to the Thor franchise. See Thor in theaters on November 3.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Hot off its win at the Toronto International Film Festival, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tells the story of a mother who is unconventionally trying to get the police department’s attention after her daughter’s murder. Her simple message does not sit well with her small town and throws it into a tizzy. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell truly shine in this unusual dark comedy. Check it out in theaters on November 10.
Justice League truly has a lot to live up to. The film picks up after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where Batman enlists Wonder Woman to help him form a team to fight against a major enemy. After some production mishaps and a director change, Justice League is here to prove that the DC Extended Universe is back on track. See the squad in action on November 17.
Get ready to hear a lot about Darkest Hour this upcoming Oscar season. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill and his first months in office during World War II. Churchill (Gary Oldman) must decide whether or not to put Western Europe in the forefront of a major war. See the action unfold on November 22.
Meet Miguel, the newest star in the Pixar world. The animated tale follows Miguel, an aspiring musician who is trapped due to his family’s ban on music. In a last-ditch effort to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself stuck in the Land of the Dead. Luckily, he finds a trickster named Hector who is willing to help him return home. You are going to want to bring the whole family for this one. Check out Coco on November 22.
Call Me by Your Name
Based on the novel by André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name follows the story of Elio, a teenager who falls in love with his father’s 24-year-old graduate student over the course of a summer spent in Italy. The love affair has captured the hearts of all the major festivalgoers this season. See the love story on the big screen November 24.
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro is known for creating unusual worlds, and he truly doesn’t disappoint in The Shape of Water. The dark fairy tale shares the story of a mute woman who falls in love with a sea creature who is being held captive. Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, and Richard Jenkins all come together to create Guillermo del Toro’s one-of-a-kind world. Check it out on December 8.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Following the adventures in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her journey to find out her true strength. Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) join the quest in the latest saga of the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also features the late Carrie Fisher during one of her final performances on screen. See the action on December 15.