The kids are back in school, temperatures are dropping and fall movie season is gearing up in theaters. This year, we have a mix of big-budget action, family-friendly fun and star-studded drama to look forward to.
Here are some of the biggies to watch out for in September, October and November:
It (September 8): If you’re like me, all you had to do was see the poster for this one to get chills and freak out. Stephen King’s 1986 bestseller about the worst clown ever (aka Pennywise) comes to life on the big screen and is guaranteed to be the stuff of nightmares.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22): The wild British agents of Kingsman are back (even Colin Firth’s Harry Hart, who appeared to have died in the first film), and this time they’re joining forces with their American counterparts from Statesman. That means Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry are joining the crew (along with Julianne Moore as a criminal mastermind). Prepare for outrageous violence and some really, really cool gadgets.
The Lego Ninjago Movie (September 22): Six teenagers are chosen by an old master to become ninjas and protect the land of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon. If you’re thinking, “Huh?”, don’t worry — your kids will fill you in because they’ll definitely want to see this one.
American Made (September 29): Tom Cruise stars in the incredible true story of Barry Seal, a pilot turned drug smuggler turned uncover DEA operative. With director Doug Liman of the Bourne franchise at the helm, I think we can safely assume this one will be awesome.
Blade Runner 2046 (October 6): Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling team up in one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. I don’t even need to say anything else. You already know you’ll be seeing it!
Marshall (October 13): Chadwick Boseman (who plays Black Panther in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe) stars as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Sterling K. Brown from the popular TV series This is Us plays one of Marshall’s clients in his early legal career. Since this movie is described as a “biographical thriller,” we’ll surely see some of the twists Marshall’s journey took on his way to the highest court in the land.
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3): Another one we anticipate the whole world seeing because, um, Thor and the Hulk are gonna fight each other in it. And we all know what that means: HULK SMASH!!!
Murder on the Orient Express (November 10): This adaption of Agatha Christie’s beloved murder-mystery strands an A-list cast (Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Leslie Odom Jr. and more) aboard a train as they try to figure out who dun it.
Wonder (November 17): Based on the 2012 bestselling novel of the same name, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the parents of Auggie (the fantastic Jacob Tremblay, of Room), a boy born with several facial deformities who’s trying to fit in at his new school. Two words: bring tissues.
Coco (November 22): From Pixar comes the tale of Miguel, whose family has banned music for the past generation. Desperate to figure out why, Miguel and his dog Dante head off in search of answers . . . and find themselves in the Land of the Dead.
Which fall movies are must-sees for you? Let us know in the comments below!
By: Redbox Writer, Erika Olson