Summer is over but the rich slate of big-time movies is barely warming up. Traditionally, studios have saved their blockbusters for summer only, but that’s changed over the past few years and you can see it with the line-up of exciting movies arriving this fall and winter.
This may arguably be the most noteworthy end of the year movie line-up we’ve ever seen. And we are truly excited for it.
In honor of this, we decided to make a list of the movies that most intrigue us. The list contains many big-name movies you’re probably already looking forward to buy tickets to, and a few under the radar gems that we think you should check out as well.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of the movies on this list made our list of most anticipated movies of 2017 at the end of last year and that has not changed.
It is going to be a fun time to go to the movies these next four months.
Release date: September 8
“Here, take it.” – Pennywise
As far as horror movies, few are as iconic as Stephen King’s It. But when the announcement came of the remake, we were quick to roll our eyes as it had big shoes to fill. Now that we’ve seen the first trailer and few extra scenes of Pennywise, our tune has changed and we are really excited for the new version. Pennywise is back haunting the town of Derry with the group of kids known as The Loser’s Club fighting back against the diabolical clown.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Release date: September 22
“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Harry Hart
In 2014, Matthew Vaughn surprised us all with Kingsman: The Secret Service. The off-beat spy flick featured a crazy church scene that was insanely awesome. A sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was greenlit with Vaughn and most of the cast returning. Judging from the first trailer, the crazy action was upped a few notches with razor sharp lassos and detachable punching arms. And the movie will also explore the history of the U.S. version of Kingsman called the Statesmen. It will be a non-stop joy ride.
Blade Runner 2049
Release date: October 6
“I did your job once, I was good at it.” – Rick Deckard
Back in 1982, Blade Runner entered our lexicon with its neo noir L.A. skyline and cinema has never been the same. This fall, the long awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is arriving with Dennis Villenueve directing and Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto starring. Not much is known about the movie, but from what we do know, Gosling’s character has uncovered a buried secret that leads him to the baddest Blade Runner of them all—Rick Deckard.
Release date: November 6
“So much has happened since I last saw you.” – Thor
No Marvel movie, other than The Avengers, has generated the type of hype Thor: Ragnarok has based on trailers alone. And that’s completely understandable—it has fantastic trailers (and posters). A lot has happened since Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, the last time we saw Thor. He’s lost his hammer, has been stranded on a planet forced to fight Hulk and Asgard has been conquered by Hela, the goddess of death. Thor and Hulk must unite with Loki and Valkyrie to stop her. It’s a Thor meets Guardians of the Galaxy adventure that looks like will be raucous fun time.
Murder on the Orient Express
Release date: November 10
“If there was murder, then there was a murderer—the murderer is with us” – Hercule Poirot
Murder on the Orient Express is based on Based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel and a remake of the 1972 adaptation. Taking place on the lavish Orient Express train, a group of 13 strangers are forced to interact together after a murder is committed. Detective Hercule Poirot must race to find the killer in this suspenseful thriller before they strike again. The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh and has a star-studded cast that includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz and Judi Dench.
Release date: November 17
“They said the age of superheroes would never come again.” – Wonder Woman
Justice League is the first full mash-up of the DCEU’s young history. It follows the events of Batman v. Superman, with the world reeling from the death of Superman. Batman must band together a group of superheroes, which includes Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg, to combat an incoming danger that wants to end humanity. The danger just happens to be Steppenwolf. We’re hoping it’s more Wonder Woman than Suicide Squad, but you never really know with DC movies right now.
Release date: November 22
“The music is not just in me, it is me.” – Ernesto de la Cruz
Pixar’s latest projects looks like another winner. The first trailer showed off not only Pixar’s gorgeous animation, but a heart-tugging story of a boy whose love for music takes him to the most of unexpected places—the Land of the Dead. Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich is co-directing with Adrian Molina and Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos and Benjamin Bratt are lending their voice to film that centers around the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.
The Disaster Artist
Release date: December 1
“Oh, hi Mark.” – Johnny
The Disaster Artist stars James Franco, Dave Franco and Seth Rogen and tells the story how one of the worst movies in cinema history was made – The Room. The Room now has a cult following, with Tommy Wiseau’s performance becoming iconic for its over-the-top absurdity. The first trailer for the movie premiered earlier this year with a dead-on recreation of the “Oh, hi Mark” scene.
The Shape of Water
Release date: December 8
“We’re created in the Lord’s image, you don’t think that’s what the Lord looks like?” – Strickland
The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro’s latest project. Del Toro’s vast imagination runs amok in this fairy tale of a creature being ihoused in some kind of underground lab for government experimentation. This all changes when a lonely, mute government employee befriends the creature. The movie stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and frequent del Toro collaborator (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) Doug Jones as the mysterious creature.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Release date: December 15
“I only know one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end.” – Luke Skywalker
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the highly anticipated follow up to the massive blockbuster that was The Force Awakens. From what we can see in the first trailer, it will pick up where it left off, with Rey training with Luke on Ach-To to become a Jedi. The trailer also shows Finn in a medical pod, Poe running with BB-8, the Millennium Falcon soaring into battle and ton of lightsaber action.