Summer's rush of blockbusters is giving way to Fall's... rush of blockbusters. And horror movies. And must-see Oscar bait. Yup, the Fall Movie Season is creeping up on us and here are all the movies you need to pay folding money to see, along with the ones you can stream (thanks, Netflix!)
'The Nun' (Sept. 6)
The wildly successful "Conjuring" franchise is getting another spinoff just in time for Halloween. This prequel is set in 1952 and focuses on the demonic entity that tormented Vera Farmiga's character in "The Conjuring 2." Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons star.
'The Predator' (Sept. 14)
Shane Black is shifting from appearing in the original "Predator" to directing and co-writing the latest sequel/rebootquel. If anyone can revitalize the franchise, we figure it's the guy behind "Iron Man 3." The new movie's cast of hapless humans includes Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, and Sterling K. Brown.
'A Simple Favor' (Sept. 14)
In this mystery thriller, a blogger (Anna Kendrick) work furiously to make sense of the sudden disappearance of her wealthy best friend (Blake Lively). It's an interesting departure for director Paul Feig, who is best known for directing R-rated screwball comedies like "Bridesmaids."
'The House With a Clock in its Walls' (Sept. 21)
Director Eli Roth is also venturing into novel territory with this family-friendly fantasy film. The movie centers around a young boy (Owen Vaccaro) who discovers that his eccentric uncle (Jack Black) is actually a warlock.
'Quincy' (Sept. 21)
Netflix will be debuting an original documentary exploring the life and career of musician Quincy Jones. The film is directed by Quincy's daughter, Rashida Jones, and Alan Hicks.
'The Sisters Brothers' (Sept. 21)
Director Jacques Audiard is making his English language debut with this dark, comedic Western. John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star as two brothers tasked with hunting down a prospector who robbed their boss. This exclusive image only makes it harder for us to have to wait to see this hotly-anticipated film.
'Hold the Dark' (Sept. 28)
Director Jeremy Saulnier ("Green Room") seems to have found his home on Netflix, and the streaming giant will debut the latest collaboration between Saulnier and writer Macon Blair. Jeffrey Wright stars as a naturalist who reluctantly ventures into the Alaskan wilderness to track down a pair of wolves who killed a man.
'Night School' (Sept. 28)
It's hard to think of a bigger comedic draw than Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. These two star as a pair of troublemakers forced to attend night school in hopes of finally earning their GEDs.
'The Old Man and the Gun' (Sept. 28)
"The Old Man and the Gun" promises to be one of the more bittersweet releases of the fall, as it apparently marks Robert Redford's final film role before his retirement. Redford stars as infamous criminal/prison escape artist Forrest Tucker. The film also features Sissy Spacek and Danny Glover.
'Private Life' (Oct. 5)
Netflix is playing home to the next film from "The Savages" director Tamara Jenkins. Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn star as a couple struggling to keep their marriage afloat as they deal with the throes of infertility and assisted reproduction.
'A Star Is Born' (Oct. 5)
Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut on this musical romance, which also happens to be the third remake of the 1937 original. Cooper also stars alongside an eclectic cast that includes Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott. Oscar buzz is crazy-high on this movie, and it has been since way before the first trailer launched (the one that played in front of EVERYTHING this summer.)
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Sony will test whether Hollywood can support another cinematic universe of Marvel heroes with the release of Venom. Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, a disgraced journalist who bonds with an alien symbiote and becomes a reluctant superhero. Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed also star.
'22 July' (Oct. 10)
Director Paul Greengrass is returning to the based-on-true-events arena with "22 July," a film about the deadly terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. Anders Danielsen Lie and Jon Øigarden headline an all-Norwegian cast.
'Bad Times at the El Royale' (Oct. 12)
Chris Hemsworth headlines an all-star cast in this crime thriller from writer-director Drew Goddard ("The Martian.") The film revolves around seven strangers who meet at a remote hotel and whose dark pasts will come back to haunt them in a big way.
'First Man' (Oct. 12)
"La La Land" director Damien Chazelle is reuniting with his Oscar-nominated star Ryan Gosling, but don't expect another lighthearted musical. "First Man" sees Gosling play legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, as he strives to become the first man to walk on the moon. File this one under "can't wait."
'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' (Oct. 12)
2015's "Goosebumps" was a surprisingly enjoyable take on the classic series of horror books, and hopefully the sequel can live up to its example. Sadly, none of the original actors are returning, with the new cast instead featuring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong.
'The Kindergarten Teacher' (Oct. 12)
"The Kindergarten Teacher" is easily among the most intriguing of Netflix's original movies debuting this fall. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a teacher who becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her students after realizing they're a child prodigy.
'Apostle' (Oct. 12)
"The Raid" director Gareth Evans is also making the jump to Netflix, though don't expect any bone-crunching martial arts out of "Apostle). This historical drama stars Dan Stevens as a man who returns home to discover that his sister has been kidnapped by a religious cult.
'Serenity' (Oct. 19)
Not to be confused with 2005's "Firefly" follow-up, 2018's "Serenity" is described as a "sexy noir" thriller. With a cast that includes Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, we don't think it'll have any trouble living up to that claim.
'Halloween' (Oct. 19)
1978's "Halloween" is one of the all-time great horror movies, but none of the many sequels and remakes have ever quite lived up to that standard. The hope is that the latest entry in the series can finally change that. Not only is Jamie Lee Curtis returning, this film acts as a direct sequel to the original and disregards everything after it.
'The Hate U Give'
This crime drama is based on the breakout 2017 novel by Angie Thomas. Amandla Stenberg stars as a girl torn between her poor, mostly black neighborhood and her upper crust prep school, a situation made all the more tense after her best friend is killed by a police officer.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Nov. 2)
This Queen biopic has been a long time coming. Rami Malek stars as singer Freddie Mercury, with the film tracing the band's rise and culminating with their iconic Live Aid performance.
'Boy Erased' (Nov. 2)
This coming-of-age drama is based on Garrard Conley's memoir. Lucas Hedges stars as a teen who is outed as gay and forced to participate in conversion therapy. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton also star, with Edgerton also directing from his script.
'Nobody's Fool' (Nov. 2)
It's shaping up to be a good fall for fans of Tiffany Haddish. Her next big role comes in this comedy, as she plays a woman who's released from prison and discovers that her sister (Tika Sumpter) is being catfished by an online boyfriend.
'The Other Side Of The Wind' (Nov. 2)
Crazy as it may sound, there's a new film from legendary director Orson Welles hitting Netflix in November. Welles was never able to complete this mockumentary project during his lifetime, but it's finally been completed and is seeing the light of day three decades after his death.
'Suspiria' (Nov. 2)
The original "Suspiria" is among the most polarizing horror films ever made, and now it's getting a remake courtesy of director Luca Guadagnino ("Call Me by Your Name"). Dakota Johnson stars as a gifted dancer who enrolls in an academy with many dark, disturbing secrets waiting to be uncovered.
6. 'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch'
Total Gross: $224,217,865 (as of 12/12) "The Grinch" had plenty of elements working in its favor this year, from the beloved source material to the fact that it arrived early enough to take full advantage of the holiday movie season.
'The Girl in the Spider's Web' (Nov. 9)
Crusading hacker Lisbeth Salander is finally returning to the big screen, with Claire Foy taking over the role from Rooney Mara. This film is a "soft reboot" of the franchise that David Fincher tried to make happen with 2011's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," one that skips over the second and third installments in the book series.
'Outlaw King' (Nov. 9)
Netflix will be diving into the historical epic realm with this film about the rise of Robert the Bruce and his crusade against King Edward I. The film reunties "Hell or High Water" director David Mackenzie with star Chris Pine.
'Overlord' (Nov. 9)
If you like your horror movies with a military slant, you'll want to keep an eye on "Overlord." Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, and Iain De Caestecker star in this tale of WWII paratroopers who are trapped behind enemy lines and uncover a series of twisted Nazi experiments.
'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' (Nov. 16)
The Coen Bros. are making their Netflix debut with this Western. Originally planned as a six-episode TV series, it's instead been re-imagined as an anthology movie. Tim Blake Nelson stars as the title character.
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' (Nov. 16)
The second entry in this Harry Potter prequel series will delve deeper into the lore of this fantasy universe. Much of the previous film's cast will return, including Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Dan Fogler, while Jude Law will make his debut as a young Professor Dumbledore.
'Widows' (Nov. 16)
This heist drama is a remake of the 1983 ITV Series. Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo star as four women who step up to complete a major heist after their husbands are killed on the job.
'Creed II' (Nov. 21)
This sequel to 2015's "Creed" takes the franchise in the only direction it really could go. This time, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) is going up against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of the man who killed Adonis' father. Naturally, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren will be back to stoke the flames of that rivalry once more.
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (Nov. 21)
This sequel to 2012's hit Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph" again features Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) embarking on a whirlwind digital journey. This time, though, the film isn't limited to video game parodies. Expect characters from Star Wars, Marvel, and classic Disney films to appear.
'If Beale Street Could Talk' (Nov. 30)
"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins is back with this adaptation of the James Baldwin novel about two lovers torn apart by a rape conviction in 1970's Harlem. Kiki Layne and Stephan James star. This is definitely one to keep an eye on as awards season approaches.