Fall movie guide: A calendar of what's opening when

Fall movie guide: A calendar of what's opening when

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A select list of fall releases. Dates are subject to change.


The Goldfinch

Oakes Fegley (left) and Jeffrey Wright in "The Goldfinch"

Warner Bros. Pictures

“The Goldfinch” • Donna Tartt’s 2013 bestseller gets a lavish big-screen treatment in John Crowley’s drama, with Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman. (Friday)

“Hustlers” • In this based-on-a-true-story tale, former strip club employees (Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B) join together to hustle their Wall Street clients. (Friday)

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt in "Ad Astra"

Francois Duhamel/20th Century Fox 

“Ad Astra” • James Gray’s space adventure, originally slated for a summer release, stars Brad Pitt as an astronaut in search of his lost father, a renegade scientist. (Sept. 20)

Rambo: Last Blood

Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo: Last Blood"

Yana Blajeva/Lionsgate 

“Rambo: Last Blood” • Sylvester Stallone reprises his Vietnam War veteran a fifth installment of the “Rambo” franchise, with a “Taken”-like plot involving a friend’s kidnapped daughter. (Sept. 20)

“Downton Abbey” • Julian Fellowes, who penned the upstairs-downstairs drama “Gosford Park” before finding a small-screen sensation in “Downton Abbey,” returns to film for a movie that reunites much of the show’s original cast for an earth-shattering occasion: The King and Queen are coming for a visit. (Sept. 20)

“Diego Maradona” • Asif Kapadia, the documentary filmmaker of the Oscar-winning “Amy” and “Senna,” brings his archival-based approach to the mythic rise and fall of Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona. (Sept. 20)


Everest the Yeti and Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet) in "Abominable"

DreamWorks Animation 

“Abominable” • A Yeti discovered in Shanghai searches for its family with the help of a teenager (Chloe Bennet) in this DreamWorks animated tale. (Sept. 27)


Renée Zellweger in "Judy"

David Hindley/Roadside Attractions 

“Judy” • Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland in this drama, adapted from the play “End of the Rainbow,” about the singer-actress during a string of London concerts in 1969. (Sept. 27)

The Laundromat

Meryl Streep in "The Laundromat"

Claudette Barius/Netflix 

“The Laundromat” • Steven Soderbergh’s latest, for Netflix, burrows into the stories within the Panama Papers, the leaked financial documents that exposed thousands of offshore accounts. With Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas. (Sept. 27)



Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker"

“Joker” • Joaquin Phoenix takes his turn as the DC Comics villain in this character-based, “Taxi Driver”-inspired tale from director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover”). (Oct. 4)

“Dolemite Is My Name” • Eddie Murphy makes his big-screen return as filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore, who created the 1975 Blaxploitation classic “Dolemite,” in this Netflix movie directed by Craig Brewer (“Hustle and Flow”). (Oct. 4)

“Pain and Glory” • In Pedro Almodóvar’s highly autobiographical drama, Antonio Banderas stars as an aging film director whose memories and creative juices are spurred by a reconciliation with an old friend and colleague. (Oct. 4)

“Lucy in the Sky” • Natalie Portman plays an astronaut whose life is in free fall after returning from a lengthy mission in Noah Hawley’s directorial debut. (Oct. 4)

Gemini Man

Will Smith in "Gemini Man"

Paramount Pictures 

“Gemini Man” • Ang Lee directs this 3D science-fiction action film about an assassin (Will Smith) pitted against a younger clone of himself (also Will Smith, as a computer-generated creation). (Oct. 11)

The Addams Family

Morticia Addams (voiced by Charlize Theron) and Gomez Addams (Oscar Isaac) in "The Addams Family"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures 

“The Addams Family” • With a voice cast including Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron and Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt, the Addams Family returns in an animated film, 28 years after Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 movie. (Oct. 11)

“Parasite” • Korean director Bong Joon Ho calls his Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, about one poor family and one rich family, “a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains.” (Oct. 11)

The King

Timothée Chalamet in "The King"


“The King” • Timothée Chalamet plays Shakespeare’s Henry V, with Joel Edgerton as Falstaff and Robert Pattinson as the Dauphin, in David Michod’s Netflix drama. (Oct. 11)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"


“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” • A sequel to the 2014 film, starring Angelina Jolie as the “Sleeping Beauty” sorceress. (Oct. 18)

“Zombieland 2: Double Tap” • A decade after the original, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone return for a sequel to Ruben Fleischer’s comic zombie movie. It also reportedly resurrects Bill Murray, whose cameo stole the first film. (Oct. 18)

“Jojo Rabbit” • Taika Waititi takes a break from “Thor” films for this World War II satire, co-starring Scarlett Johansson and Waititi, himself, as Adolf Hitler. (Oct. 18)

“The Lighthouse” • In Robert Eggers black-and-white follow-up to his 2015 horror hit “The Witch,” Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star as 1890s lighthouse keepers on a remote Maine island. (Oct. 18)

Black and Blue

Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson in "Black and Blue"

Alan Markfield/Sony Pictures 

“Black and Blue” • Naomie Harris stars as rookie police officer whose body camera captures her partner murdering a young drug dealer. (Oct. 25)


The Irishman

Joe Pesci (left) and Robert De Niro in "The Irishman"

Niko Tavernise/Netflix 

“The Irishman” • Martin Scorsese teams an all-star cast of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for this crime saga about hitman and Jimmy Hoffa associate Frank Sheeran. (Nov. 1)

Terminator: Dark Fate

From left: Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton in "Terminator: Dark Fate"

Kerry Brown/Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures

“Terminator: Dark Fate” • The sixth installment of the “Terminator” films, set 27 years after “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Nov. 1)


Cynthia Erivo in "Harriet"

Glen Wilson/Focus Features 

“Harriet” • Kasi Lemmons’ biopic of Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo. (Nov. 1)

“Motherless Brooklyn” • Edward Norton wrote, directed and stars in this adaption of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel about a private eye with Tourette’s syndrome. (Nov. 1)

“Marriage Story” • Noah Baumbach, who depicted his parents’ divorce in “The Squid and the Whale,” returns with this drama about a marriage’s dissolution, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. (Nov. 6)

“Last Christmas” • Paul Feig’s romantic comedy stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. (Nov. 8)


Aaron Eckhart in "Midway"

Alan Markfield/Lionsgate 

“Midway” • Roland Emmerich gives an action movie treatment to the pivotal World War II battle in the Pacific. (Nov. 8)

Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor in "Doctor Sleep"

Jessica Miglio/Warner Bros. Pictures 

“Doctor Sleep” • An adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel and a sequel to “The Shining,” with Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance (the child in “The Shining”). (Nov. 8)

Playing With Fire

From left: Keegan-Michael Key, Finley Rose Slater and John Cena in "Playing With Fire"

Doane Gregory/Paramount Pictures 

“Playing With Fire” • John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo star in this comedy about a trio of firefighters who take in kids after rescuing them from a fire. (Nov. 8)

“Honey Boy” • Shia LaBeouf wrote this film, directed by Alma Har’el and starring Lucas Hedges and LaBeouf, about his own childhood. (Nov. 8)

Ford v. Ferrari

Matt Damon (left) and Christian Bale in "Ford v. Ferrari"

Merrick Morton/20th Century Fox

“Ford v. Ferrari” • Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in James Mangold’s action-drama about automotive designer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles’ battle to build a Ford that can beat Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans race. (Nov. 15)

Charlie's Angels

From left: Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in "Charlie's Angels"

Nadja Klier/Sony Pictures 

“Charlie’s Angels” • Elizabeth Banks writes and directs this third “Charlie’s Angels” film, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. (Nov. 15)

“Atlantics” • Mati Diop’s Cannes prize-winner is about a young Senegalese woman whose boyfriend disappears while migrating by sea to Spain. (Nov. 15)

The Good Liar

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in "The Good Liar"

Warner Bros. Pictures 

“The Good Liar” • Bill Condon’s conman drama, based on Nicholas Searle’s novel, stars Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. (Nov. 15)

Frozen 2

From left: Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) in "Frozen 2"


“Frozen 2” • The much-anticipated animated sequel following the continuing adventures of Elsa, Anna and Olaf, six years after “Let it Go” became etched in the minds of millions of children and their parents. (Nov. 22)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

Lacey Terrell/Sony-Tristar Pictures 

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” • Marielle Heller’s drama follows the relationship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and a visiting journalist (Matthew Rhys). (Nov. 22)

21 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman in "21 Bridges"

Matt Kennedy/STXfilms

“21 Bridges” • Chadwick Boseman, playing a New York police detective, puts the city on lockdown in order to hunt a pair of cop killers. (Nov. 22)

“Knives Out” • Rian Johnson does his best Agatha Christie in this star-studded whodunit, with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lakeith Stanfield. (Nov. 27)

“Queen & Slim” • Director Melina Matsoukas, working from a script by Lena Waithe, crafts a kind of modern-day “Bonnie and Clyde,” with Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. (Nov. 27)

“The Two Popes” • Jonathan Pryce plays the future Pope Francis and Anthony Hopkins his predecessor, Pope Benedict, in this drama of a Vatican transition of power. (Nov. 27)

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