These Are Going to Be the 31 Biggest Movies of the Fall

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Smell that? It's the scent of pumpkin spice latte threatening to invade every single aspect of your life. In other words, fall is almost upon us, and the only place you can take refuge from PSL mayhem is the movie theater. Fortunately, a slew of genuinely wonderful new movies are coming out, which range from Oscar bait, to hilarious, to "OMG-this-is-terrifying-what-is-life" (hi, It!). Here's what to expect.

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Release date: October 13.

Starring: Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

About: A man who's diagnosed with polio shortly after falling in love, but manages to live life to the fullest and escape the confines of his hospital ward with his partner. Expect to weep—and check out's exclusive poster reveal right this way.

'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

Release date: October 27.

Starring: Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.

About: A family's relationship with a teenage boy they've taken into their care, and the devastating effect it has on them when everything turns into a full blown revenge plot. (Also this is a psychological horror movie so be prepared to freak out—the trailer is truly terrifying. Like, not It terrifying, but still.)


Release date: October 27.

Starring: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Dianna Agron, and Denis O'Hare. 

About: A young woman who gets "called" to be a nun and decides to move into a convent—only to find out that it's not exactly what she expected. This movie looks stunning, so get ready.

'Tulip Fever'

Release date: September 1.

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Matthew Morrison, and Cara Delevingne. 

About: A married woman's affair with an artist, set against the backdrop of Amsterdam's tulip market. FYI, there's quite a lot of buzz around this movie—not just because of the graphic sex scenes, but because of the *huge* delay in making it. 

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Release date: November 10.

Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage. 

About: A woman who launches a billboard-based smear campaign against local police after her daughter is murdered and they don't do enough to help. It looks funny AF, and based on the trailer, Frances McDormand absolutely slays.

'Last Flag Flying'

Release date: November 3.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne.

About: Three Marine buddies who reunite for a military funeral when one of their sons is killed in combat. A poignant movie about friendship—and clearly a big moment for Steve Carell. Directed by Richard Linklater.

'Darkest Hour'

Release date: November 22.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Lily James.

About: The early days of Winston Churchill's time as Prime Minister of England during World War 2. A must-watch for people who are into The Crown, British drama, and accents.


Release date: October 20.

Starring: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Millicent Simmonds.

About: A girl who runs away from home to find her idol in the 20s, and a boy who runs away to find his missing father in the 70s. Or, less specifically, about the nostalgic wonder of childhood. Either way, it looks just lovely.


Release date: October 13.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Dan Stevens.

About: The hugely important and under-told story of Thurgood Marshall's early career—before he won Brown vs. Board of Education, and before was the first black Supreme Court justice. 

'Molly's Game'

Release date: November 22.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera.

About: The story of Olympic-class skier Molly Bloom and the illegal poker ring she ran. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, and sure to be Oscar-worthy because of it.


Release date: September 29.

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, James Norton.

About: A team of med students who decide it'll be fun to stop their hearts and experiment with death. Because what could possibly go wrong? (Answer: literally everything, judging from the horrifying trailer.) 

'Battle of the Sexes'

Release date: September 22.

Starring: Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

About: The epic and history-making tennis match between Billy Jean King and Booby Riggs that took place in 1973. (Also, 2017 is going to be a great year for Steve Carell.)

'Kingsman: the Golden Circle'

Release date: September 22.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Elton John (okay, sure, why not), Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, and Pedro Pascal.

About: A secret spy organization that fights to save the world from a casual criminal mastermind.


Release date: September 8.

Starring: Bill Skarsgård.

About: A deranged clown named Pennywise that terrorizes a group of children. Because sure! Based on the classic horror novel by Stephen King. 

'The Mountain Between Us'

Release date: October 6.

Starring: Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.

About: Two strangers who survive a plane crash and end up stranded together. Romance blooms, as you might expect might happen when stuck in the wilderness with Idris.

'Blade Runner 2049'

Release date: October 6.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Ana de Armas.

About: A blade runner named Officer K who finds out a secret that leads him to discover Ford's Rick Deckard—who's been missing for 30 years. It's a sequel to the famous 1982 film. 

'Thor: Ragnarok'

Release date: November 3.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchet, Chris Hemsworth, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins.

About: Thor's journey saving Asgard from Hela (played by Cate Blanchet). Also Loki is chillin' because duh, what would this franchise be without him.

'Murder on the Orient Express'

Release date: November 10.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kenneth Branagh, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daisy Ridley. 

About: A murder that takes place on the famous Orient express. Everyone's a suspect.

'Justice League'

Release date: November 17.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and J.K. Simmons. 

About: Batman and Wonder Woman (blessed be her name) assembling a team of superheroes—including The Flash, Superman, and Aquaman—and defeating a new nemesis. Exciting, but if Wonder Woman and Batman get, NO.

'Goodbye Christopher Robin'

Release date: October 13.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Domhnall Gleeson.

About: The creation story of Winnie the Pooh, and the life of author A. A. Milne. 

'The Square'

Release date: October 27.

Starring: Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West.

About: An art exhibition at the Stockholm Palace and the publicity surrounding it. FYI, this won the Palme D'Or at Cannes. 


Release date: September 22.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, and Clancy Brown.

About: The real story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs during the Boston Marathon Bombing.


Release date: September 22.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst.

About: A woman who goes on a paranoid drug trip. Directed by the Rodarte sisters.

'Home Again'

Release date: September 8.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff, and Candice Bergen.

About: A single mom in L.A. who gets three new male roommates. Let the romantic hijinks ensue. 

'Victoria & Abdul'

Release date: September 22.

Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Eddie Izzard.

About: The relationship between Queen Victoria and her servant. Must-watch viewing for anyone into Victoria the series.

'Mary Magdalene'
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Release date: November 24.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tahar Rahim.

About: The story of Mary Magdalene, friend of Jesus. 

'The Snowman'

Release date: October 20.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, and Chloë Sevigny. 

About: A detective who investigates the disappearance of a woman after her scarf is found wrapped around a snowman. 


Released on: November 3.

Starring: Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, and Julianne Moore.

About: There isn't much known about this film's plot, but according to IMDb "a home invasion rattles a quiet family town." Directed by George Clooney. Written by the Coen brothers. 


Release date: October 13.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Kristen Wiig.

About: A couple whose lives are disrupted when a guest comes to their home. Also this is a horror film, so be prepared for terror.

'Call Me By Your Name'

Release date: November 24.

Starring: Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

About: A love story between a late-teen boy and a doctorate student in 1980s Italy. There are two Sufjan Steven songs on the soundtrack and the film looks beautiful, so get ready for feelings. 

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