Virtually every film coming out this fall


We’ve compiled a list of films set to premiere this fall, from September 7 through November 2.

Sept. 7

Age of Summer

For the record:

7:10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2018An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed a documentary about musician John Lydon as “The Public Image Is Limited.” The film is actually titled “The Public Image Is Rotten.” Aug. 30, 10:30 AM: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed two films as “Everday Act of Life” and “Tea With Dames.” The films are titled “Every Act of Life” and “Tea With the Dames.”Aug. 30, 8:15 p.m.: An earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed the screenplay for “A Private War” to director Matthew Heineman. The film was written by Arash Amel, based on an article by Marie Brenner.

Coming-of-age comedy with Percy Hynes White. Freestyle Digital Media


Alright Now

Comedy with Cobie Smulders. Gravitas Ventures

The Apparition

The Vatican recruits a journalist to investigate a young woman’s vision of the Virgin Mary. With Vincent Lindon, Galatéa Bellugi, Patrick d’Assumçao, Anatole Taubman, Elina Löwensohn. Written and directed by Xavier Giannoli. Music Box Films

The Breeding

Thriller with David J. Cork. Breaking Glass Pictures



Crime thriller written and directed by Michael Mongillo. Random Media

Edge of Obedience

Documentary on Malaysian artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar pushing the boundaries of taboos in his homeland. Director Jin-Theng Craven. Indie Rights

God Bless the Broken Road


A military widow raises her daughter solo after her husband is killed in Afghanistan. With Lindsay Pulsipher, Andrew W. Walker, Jordin Sparks, LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson, Makenzie Moss, Kim Delaney, Robin Givens. Written by Harold Cronk, Jennifer Dornbush, Liam Matthews. Directed by Cronk. Freestyle Releasing

Inventing Tomorrow

Documentary on the International Science and Engineering Fair. Directed by Laura Nix. Fishbowl Films

Kusama — Infinity

The painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and novels of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, creator of the Infinity Mirrored Rooms, are explored in this documentary. Directed by Heather Lenz. Magnolia Pictures

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Lost Fare

Drama with Alexis Rosinsky. Indie Rights


Horror with Olga Kurylenko. Saban Films

The Nun

A troubled priest and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from “The Conjuring 2.” With Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons. Written by by Gary Dauberman, story by Gary Dauberman, James Wan. Directed by Corin Hardy. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema



Thriller directed by Jordan Horowitz. Indican Pictures


Jennifer Garner stars in the revenge-minded “Peppermint.”

Jennifer Garner plays a mother who transforms herself into a vigilante after her family is brutally murdered. With John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba. Written by Chad St. John. Directed by Pierre Morel. STXfilms

The Ranger


Soft horror directed by Jenn Wexler. Glass Eye Pix & Hood River Entertainment

Susanne Bartsch: On Top

Documentary on the fashionista. Featuring Bartsch, RuPaul, Amanda Lepore, Bill Cunningham. Directed by Anthony&Alex. The Orchard

Sept. 13

Alleged Gangster

Crime drama written and directed by and starring Andrew M. Pressman. Hungry Lion Films

Sept. 14

American Chaos


Filmmaker James D. Stern sought out Donald Trump supporters in 2016 in a bid to understand the then-presidential candidate’s baffling appeal in this documentary. Sony Pictures Classics

The Angel

Middle Eastern espionage tale based on true story. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Netflix

Another Time

Romantic thriller with Justin Hartley. Gravitas Ventures



Action thriller written and directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. With Ryan Guzman, Columbus Short, Jemma Dallender, Laz Alonso, William Fichtner. GVN Releasing

The Basement

Horror with Mischa Barton. Uncork’d Entertainment

Bel Canto

Drama with Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe. Written by Anthony Weintraub, Paul Weitz. Directed by Weitz. Screen Media



Director Ethan Hawke explains why he purposely avoided showing violence in “Blaze.” He was at a panel discussion with Ryan Hawke, Ben Dickey and Alia Shawkat at the L.A. Times Studio at Chase Sapphire on Main. FULL COVERAGE: Sundance Film Festival 2

The story of Blaze Foley, an influential member of the Texas Outlaw music movement. With Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Charlie Sexton, Josh Hamilton, Richard Linklater, Alynda Segarra, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Kris Kristofferson. Written by Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen, based on Rosen’s memoir. Directed by Hawke. Sundance Selects

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.

Romance with Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good and Jay Ellis. Directed by Qasim Basir. Samuel Goldwyn Features

The Children Act

A British High Court judge balances her role in ruling on the welfare of minors and an increasingly challenging relationship with her husband. With Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead. Written by Ian McEwan. Directed by Richard Eyre. A24 / DirecTV


Danger One

Action comedy with Tom Everett Scott, James Jurdi, Angélica Celaya. Directed by Tom Oesch. Freestyle Digital Media

The Dawn Wall

Adventure documentary featuring Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell. The Orchard

Don’t Leave Home

Horror with Anna Margaret Hollyman. Written and directed by Michael Tully. Cranked Up Films



Horror directed by Jeremy Wechter. Dark Cuts

Final Score

Action with Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan. Saban Films

Four Hands

Thriller with Frida-Lovisa Hamannm, Friederike Becht, Christoph Letkowski. Directed by Oliver Kienle. Cleopatra Entertainment



Documentary on iconoclastic 1970s filmmaker Hal Ashby, director of “Harold & Maude,” “Shampoo” and “Coming Home.” Featuring Lee Grant, Jane Fonda, Alexander Payne, Norman Jewison, Robert Towne. Directed by Amy Scott. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Hot to Trot

Documentary on competitive same-sex ballroom dancing. Directed by Gail Freedman. First Run Features

I Am Not a Witch

Satire on witchcraft in modern-day Zambia. Writtten and directed by Rungano Nyoni. Film Movement


I Think We’re Alone Now

Peter Dinklage stars as a man whose idle as the presumed last soul on Earth is interrupted by the arrival of a young woman. With Elle Fanning. Written by Mike Makowsky. Directed by Reed Morano. Momentum Pictures


Thriller. Indie Rights

The Land of Steady Habits


Newly retired with his sons’ college tuition paid off, a Connecticut man leaves his wife and embarks on a mission of self-discovery. With Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Marvel, Thomas Mann, Bill Camp. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, based on the book by Ted Thompson. Netflix

Letter From Masanjia

Human rights documentary. Ammo Content


Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart star as the infamous ax-wielder and the housemaid for whom she falls while living under the claustrophobic roof of her misogynist father. With Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O’Hare and Jeff Perry. Written by Bryce Kass. Directed by Craig William Macneill. Roadside Attractions / Saban Films

Lost Child


Mystery. Breaking Glass Pictures


Action thriller with Nicolas Cage. RLJE Films


At a San Francisco university in 1984, a working-class girl finds an ingenious, if illegal, solution to her financial aid problems. With Annie Q., Francesca Eastwood, Pierson Fodé. Written and directed by Angie Wang, based on her own experiences. Shout! Studios



Drama about French Canadian sex worker-turned-novelist Nelly Arcand. With Mylène Mackay, Mickaël Gouin, Catherine Brunet. Written and directed by Anne Émond. Cinema Libre Studio

Patient Zero

Pandemic thriller with Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Matt Smith. Vertical Entertainment

The Predator

A young boy inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now-genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown. Written by Fred Dekker, Shane Black; based on the characters created by Jim Thomas, John Thomas. Directed by Black. 20th Century Fox

The Public Image Is Rotten


Documentary follows John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) through his decades-long challenge to lift his 1980s band Public Image Ltd. out of the shadow of his former group, the Sex Pistols. Featuring Flea, Ad-Rock, Thurston Moore. Directed by Tabbert Filler. Abramorama

Rodents of Unusual Size

Documentary on the effect of the invasive nutria on post-Katrina New Orleans. Narrated by Wendell Pierce. Directed by Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer. Tilapia Film

A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick stars as a mom blogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend. With Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend. Written by Jessica Sharzer, based upon the novel by Darcey Bell. Directed by Paul Feig. Lionsgate

Unbroken: Path to Redemption


Continues the story of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louie Zamperini as he battles PTSD and discovers his faith. With Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Bobby Campo, Vanessa Bell Calloway, David Sakurai, Gary Cole, Will Graham. Directed by Harold Cronk. Written by Richard Friedenberg, Ken Hixon; based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. Pure Flix Entertainment

Where Hands Touch

World War II drama with Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston. Vertical Entertainment

White Boy Rick

A teenage boy works as a police informant before being cut loose and sent to prison in 1980s Detroit. With Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie. Written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, Noah Miller. Directed by Yann Demange. Columbia Pictures / Studio 8


Sept. 21

American Dresser

Motorcycle road trip drama with Tom Berenger. Cinedigm

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

Documentary on the influential fashion illustrator. Directed by James Crump. Film Movement

Assassination Nation

Falsely accused of a data hack that plunges the town of Salem into a night of horror, a high school girl and her three besties fights to survive. With Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra Anika, Noni Rose, Colman Domingo, Maude Apatow, Bill Skarsgard, Joel McHale, Bella Thorne. Written and directed by Sam Levinson. Neon


Beyond the Sky

Sc-fi thriller directed by Fulvio Sestito. RLJE Films


Keira Knightley stars as the mononymous writer who overcame patriarchy and sexism to become one of France’s most acclaimed literary figures. With Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Eleanor Tomlinson. Written by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Directed by Westmoreland. Bleecker Street / 30 West

Fahrenheit 11/9


Provocative filmmaker Michael Moore explores the Trump era of American politics in this documentary. Briarcliff Entertainment

First Lady

Urban crime drama. Indie Rights

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Documentary follows five years in the lives of two African American men from rural Alabama. Directed by RaMell Ross. Cinema Guild

A Happening of Monumental Proportions


Career Day at an elementary school triggers a series of darkly comic events for an accountant, his family, co-workers. With Common, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Rob Riggle, Storm Reid, Anders Holm. Directed by Judy Greer. Great Point Media

The House With a Clock in its Walls

The magical adventure “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is expected to open with $18 million to $25 million in box office sales in the U.S. and Canada this weekend.

A quiet town is magically shaken when a young boy unleashes a secret world of witches and warlocks. With Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan. Written by Eric Kripke; based on the children’s book by John Bellairs, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Directed by Eli Roth. Universal Pictures

Intelligent Lives

Documentary challenging the perception of those with intellectual disabilities. Narrated by Chris Cooper. Directed by Dan Habib. Like Right Now Movies


Life Itself

The romance, marriage and parenthood of a young New York couple affects generations and spans continents. With Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Cooke, Annette Bening, Laia Costa, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Mandy Patinkin and Antonio Banderas. Written and directed by Dan Fogelman. Amazon Studios

Little Italy

Romantic comedy set against the backdrop of warring pizzerias. With Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts, Alyssa Milano. Written by Steve Galluccio, Vinay Virmani. Directed by Donald Petrie. Lionsgate

Love, Gilda


Documentary on the late “Saturday Night Live” comic performer. Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader. Directed by Lisa D’Apolito. Magnolia Pictures


Documentary on music industry stalwart Quincy Jones. Directed by Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. Netflix

Science Fair

Documentary on teens from around the world competing at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. National Geographic Documentary Films

The Sisters Brothers


Siblings are hired to kill a prospector in this comedic western. With Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed. Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, based on a novel by Patrick Dewitt. Directed by Audiard. Annapurna Pictures

The Song of Sway Lake

Romance with Roy Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Isabelle McNally. The Orchard

The Storyteller

Family drama. Indie Rights

When You Read This Letter


Juliette Gréco plays a young woman who leaves the convent to care for her sister and run the family business in Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1953 drama. With Philippe Lemaire. Rialto Pictures

Sept. 28

All About Nina

A New York comedian takes a chance on herself and moves to L.A. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Kate del Castillo, Beau Bridges. Written and directed by Eva Vives. The Orchard

At First Light

Sci-fi romance with Stefanie Scott. Gravitas Ventures


Bad Reputation

From the Runaways through “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” and a decades-long career, rocker Joan Jett is profiled in this documentary. Directed by Kevin Kerslake. Magnolia Pictures

Bisbee ’17

Documentary on an Arizona town facing its dark history. Directed by Robert Greene. 4th Row Films

Black 47

A 19th century Irishman is enraged to discover his country stricken by famine after he deserts the British army. Written by Lance Daly, PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien. Directed by Daly. With Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox. IFC Films


Call Her Ganda

Documentary on the murder of a transgender woman by a U.S. Marine in the Philippines. Directed by PJ Raval. Breaking Glass Pictures


1980s-set romance with Spencer Boldman, Emily Ratajkowski. Vertical Entertainment

Free Solo


Adventure documentary. Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. National Geographic Documentary Films

Hell Fest

A traveling Halloween-themed amusement park becomes a literal playground of horror when a masked killer terrorizes its guests. With Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus. Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, story by William Penick & Chris Sey. Directed by Gregory Plotkin. CBS Films / Lionsgate

Hold the Dark

A naturalist helps an Alaskan mother after her son is killed by a pack of wolves, but the return of the woman’s husband from Iraq leads to violent consequences. With Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, Julian Black Antelope. Written by Macon Blair. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. Netflix


The Last Suit

Argentine drama directed by Pablo Solarz. Outsider Pictures / Strand Releasing

Maggie Black

Drama. Indie Rights

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

The Sri Lankan-born musical artist is profiled in this documentary. Directed by Steve Loveridge. Abramorama


Maximum Impact

Action-comedy with Alexander Nevsky, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, Danny Trejo, William Baldwin, Eric Roberts. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Unified Pictures

Monsters and Men

Tensions rise in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, after a father witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man. With John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chante Adams, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cara Buono, Rob Morgan, Nicole Beharie. Written and directed by Renaldo Marcus Green. Neon



Ne’er-do-well 30-somethings in Mexico City stage a daring cultural artifacts heist. With Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale. Written by Manuel Alcala, Alonso Ruizpalacios. Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios. Vitagraph Films

Night School

Adult dropouts must attend evening classes with the slim hope they can pass the GED. With Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco. Written by Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Universal Pictures

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The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford stars as a septuagenarian who escapes from San Quentin and pulls a string of capers while eluding law enforcement and charming the masses. With Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek. Written and directed by David Lowery; based on an article by David Grann.Fox Searchlight


The Padre

Drama about an exorcism-performing con man. With Tim Roth, Nick Nolte, Luis Guzmán. Vertical Entertainment / Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Drama with Asher Lax. Breaking Glass Pictures


A yeti discovers a creature previously thought to be mythical — a human — in this animated twist on the hairy legend. Voices by Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro. Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, story by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Kirkpatrick, based on a book by Sergio Pablos. Directed by Kirkpatrick.Warner Bros. / Warner Animation Group


Tea With the Dames

British acting royalty and longtime friends Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith swap gossip and stories in this documentary. Directed by Roger Michell. Sundance Selects

Oct. 5

Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy chronicles the U.S. space agency’s 60-year history of exploration, aeronautics and aerospace research in this documentary. Written by Mark Bailey, Don Kleszy. Discovery

Bayou Caviar


Louisiana-set thriller starring and directed by Cuba Gooding Jr. With Richard Dreyfuss, Famke Janssen. Gravitas Ventures

Chasing the Blues

Comedy with Grant Rosenmeyer, Jon Lovitz. Ammo Content

A Crooked Somebody

Comedy with Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr., Joanne Froggatt. Directed by Trevor White. Vertical Entertainment / DirecTV

Heavy Trip


Finnish comedy written and directed by Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio. Doppelganger Releasing


Horror with Michael Ironside. Freestyle Digital Media


Restored version of Jean Vigo’s 1934 comedy-drama about the romance between a barge captain and a naive country girl. With Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo. Janus Films

Living in the Future’s Past


Documentary featuring Jeff Bridges. Trafalgar Releasing

Morning, Noon & Night

Addiction drama written and directed by Josh Becker. Panoramic Pictures

Private Life

A middle-aged couple with fertility issues welcomes the entry of a young woman into their lives. With Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Denis O’Hare. Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. Netflix



Thriller with Bella Thorne. RLJE Films

The Samuel Project

Drama about a San Diego teen who gets to know his Jewish grandfather. With Hal Linden, Ryan Ochoa, Liza Lapira, Ken Davitian. in8 Releasing

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born."
(Neal Preston / AP)

Bradley Cooper headlines with Lady Gaga and makes his directorial debut with this remake of the venerable love story about rising and falling show biz careers. With Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott. Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters. Warner Bros. / MGM


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Comedy-drama with Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman, David Morse. Written and directed by Theresa Rebeck. Paladin


Tom Hardy stars as a journalist who becomes the host to an extraterrestrial symbiote giving him superpowers and a terrifying alter ego. With Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott. Written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall; based on the Marvel Comic. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Columbia Pictures

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Viking Destiny

Action-adventure with Terence Stamp. Saban Films / Lionsgate

Welcome to Mercy

Afflicted with the stigmata, a young woman struggles to avoid becoming the antichrist. With Lily Newmark, Eva Ariel Binder, Eileen Davies, Kirsten Ruhlin, Victoria Sokolova, Danis Grube, Toms Liepajnieks, Sophia Massa, Ieva Seglina. Written by Kristen Ruhlin. Directed by Tommy Bertelsen. IFC Midnight

Oct. 10

The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett stars as Oscar Wilde in his final days looking back on his life. With Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson. Written and directed by Everett. Sony Pictures Classics


22 July

Dramatization of the aftermath of the 2011 car bombing and shooting by a far-right extremist in Norway that left 77 people dead and a nation reeling. With Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Jonas Strand Gravli, Isak Bakli Aglen, Maria Bock, Torbjørn Harr, Seda Witt, Ola G. Furuseth. Written and directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the novel by Åsne Seierstad. Netflix

Oct. 11


Animated collaboration between French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and Japanese animation house Studio 4°C. GKIDS

Oct. 12

After Everything

Romantic drama with Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe. Good Deed Entertainment


All Square

Drama with Michael Kelly. Vertical Entertainment

Bad Times at the El Royale

A decrepit Lake Tahoe hotel plays host to seven strangers, each with a past they’re looking to leave behind. With Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Drew Goddard. 20th Century Fox

Beautiful Boy


A family deals with addiction. With Steve Carrell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan. Written by Luke Davies, Felix Van Groeningen, based on memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen. Amazon Studios


Bodybuilding drama with Tyler Hoechlin, Julianne Hough, Aneurin Barnard, Victoria Justice and Robert Forster. Directed by George Gallo. Freestyle Releasing

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Documentary directed by Johanna Demetrakas. Netflix

First Man


“La La Land” star Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle reunite for the story of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong and his path to being the first person to walk on the moon, in 1969. With Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber. Written by Josh Singer; based on the book by James R. Hansen. Universal Pictures

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

The spooky holiday comes to life in this second adaptation of R.L. Stine’s popular books. With Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong. Written by Rob Liebere. Directed by Ari Sandel. Columbia Pictures

In Echo Park

Mystery thriller with Bryan Michael Nunez. Indican Pictures

The Kindergarten Teacher


A Staten Island teacher becomes obsessed with a possibly gifted 5-year-old student. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Gael Garcia Bernal. Written and directed by Sara Colangelo. Netflix


Drama with Shai Avivi. Breaking Glass Pictures

Look Away

Comedy drama with Aidan Turner, Chloë Sevigny, Matthew Broderick. Vertical Entertainment



Documentary on the longtime Democratic senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, Eleanor Holmes Norton, George Will, Henry Kissinger. Directed by Joseph Dorman, Toby Perl Freilich. First Run Features

The Oath

A nationwide loyalty pledge edict from the White House upends a family’s Thanksgiving in this political satire. With Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis. Written and directed by Barinholtz. Topic Studios / Roadside Attractions

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A teenage girl takes extreme measures to protect her military family from an infidelity. With Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, John Gallagher Jr., Tony Hale, Keith Williams, Danielle Brooks. Written and directed by Megan Griffiths. Creative Distribution

The Sentence

Filmmaker Rudy Valdez chronicles his sister’s incarceration and his family’s fight for her release in this documentary. HBO Documentary Films


Director Alain Resnais’ 1974 drama stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a charming con man. With Charles Boyer, François Périer. Written by Jorge Semprún. Music by Stephen Sondheim. Rialto Pictures


Studio 54

The meteoric trajectory of the legendary 1970s disco, founded by Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, is chronicled in this documentary. Directed by Matt Tyrnauer. Zeitgeist Films

306 Hollywood

Personal documentary on grief and mortality. Directed by Elan and Jonathan Bogarin. Sundance Creative Distribution / El Tigre Films

22 Chaser

Action thriller with Brian J. Smith. Gravitas Ventures


Oct. 19

An Evening With Beverly Luff

Comedy with Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson. Universal Pictures Content Group

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy plays 1970s and ‘80s celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who turns to chicanery when she falls out of step with the times. With Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella. Written by Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, based on the book by Lee Israel. Directed by Marielle Heller. Fox Searchlight

Charm City


Documentary on crime, violence and the distrust of police in Baltimore. Directed by Marilyn Ness. PBS Distribution

8 Remains

Thriller. Indie Rights


Dramatic thriller with Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges. Directed by Mélanie Laurent. RLJE Films

The Great Buster: A Celebration


Documentary by Peter Bogdanovich on the revered silent-era star and filmmaker Buster Keaton. Featuring Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Carl Reiner, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Johnny Knoxville, Richard Lewis, Dick Van Dyke. Cohen Media Group

The Guilty

A deskbound cop fights to save a kidnapped woman in this Danish thriller. With Jakob Cedergren. Directed by Gustav Möller. Magnolia Pictures


Forty years later, Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for a final showdown with masked killer Michael Meyers. With Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle. Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green. Directed by David Gordon Green; based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill. Universal Pictures

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The Hate U Give

Witnessing a police officer shoot her childhood best friend upends the life of an African American girl attending a mostly white prep school. With Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russel Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Anthony Mackie. Written by Audrey Wells, based on the book by Angie Thomas. Directed by George Tillman Jr. 20th Century Fox

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An L.A. teen escapes his unhappy domestic situation with new friends at a Westside skate shop. With Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-Kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Katherine Waterston. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. A24


Nigerian Prince

Drama about a Nigerian American teen sent to live in Nigeria by his mother, and his con artist cousin. With Antonio J. Bell. Directed by Faraday Okoro. Vertical Entertainment

On Her Shoulders

Documentary on 23-year-old genocide survivor and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Directed by Alexandria Bombach. Oscilloscope Laboratories


The sudden appearance of his ex-wife plunges a fishing boat captain into dangerous moral waters. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Diane Lane. Written and directed by Steven Knight. Aviron Pictures


The Super

Thriller with Val Kilmer. Saban Films / Lionsgate

Transformer — Strength Beyond Muscle

Bodybuilding documentary directed by Michael Del Monte. Gravitas Ventures

Viral Beauty

Romantic comedy. Indie Rights


What They Had

A woman returns home to Chicago to help her brother deal with her aging parents. With Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster Taissa Farmiga, Josh Lucas, Blythe Danner. Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko. Bleecker Street


A woman and her teenage son struggle after her golf pro husband loses his job in 1960s Montana. With Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould. Written by Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano. Directed by Dano. IFC Films

Wobble Palace


Drama written and directed by and starring Eugene Kotlyarenko. Breaking Glass Pictures

Oct. 26

Air Strike

The Chinese defend against Japanese bombers during World War II. With Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody. Written by Ping Chen. Directed by Xiao Feng. Lionsgate


A border patrol guard with the ability to smell human emotions encounters a man who confounds her powers.With Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff. Written by Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklof, John Ajvide Lindqvist. Directed by Ali Abbasi. Neon

The Fog


Restored version of John Carpenter’s 1980 horror classic with Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook. Rialto Pictures

The Health of Hope

Documentary. Indie Rights

Hunter Killer

Military thriller with Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Linda Cardellini. Directed by Donovan Marsh. Summit Premiere / Lionsgate



True-life, faith-based drama about a U.S. Army chaplain and his wife facing deployment to Iraq and its aftermath. With Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, Madeline Carroll. Written by David Evans, Cheryl McKay, Peter White. Directed by Evans. Provident Films

Johnny English Strikes Again

Rowan Atkinson returns as Britain’s most addled secret agent. With Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson. Written by William Davies. Directed by David Kerr. Focus Features

Killer Kate!

Horror. Freestyle Digital Media


Madness Farewell

Comedy. Indie Rights

Marfa Girl 2

Drama written and directed by Larry Clark. Breaking Glass Pictures

Mobile Homes

A woman, her 8-year-old son and her boyfriend struggle to get by, moving from hotel room to another, until they stumble upon a different way to live. With Imogen Poots, Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie. Written and directed by Vladimir de Fontenay. Dark Star Pictures



Texas-set AIDS drama. With Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung. Written and directed by Yen Tan. Wolfe Releasing

The Price of Everything

Documentary on the economics of the contemporary art world. Featuring Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Directed by Nathaniel Kahn. HBO Documentary Films


L.A. novelist Sandi Tan returns to Singapore where she was a zine-creating teen and documents a 1992 film she made with friends that was stolen by an American collaborator. Netflix


Sicilian Ghost Story

A girl refuses to accept the mysterious disappearance of a classmate she loves. With Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez. Written and directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. Strand Releasing


A mother must find a mystical stone in Mexico to save her son’s life. With John Noble, Rupert Graves, Melina Matthews, Michel Chauvet, Hoze Meléndez. Written and directed by Lorena Villarreal. Tulip Pictures



A dark force encompasses an elite dance company. With Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chloë Grace Moretz. Written by David Kajganich. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Amazon Studios

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Viper Club

An ER nurse works clandestinely with an underground network of journalists to free her son, a foreign correspondent held captive by terrorists. With Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Julian Morris, Sheila Vand, Adepero Oduye and Edie Falco. Written by Maryam Keshavarz and Jonathan Mastro. Directed by Keshavarz. YouTube Premium / Roadside Attractions

October TBD

Await Further Instructions


Horror-thriller with David Bradley. Dark Sky Films

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

French animated anthology. Written by Benjamin Renner and Jean Regnaud, based on the book by Renner. Directed by Renner and Patrick Imbert. GKIDS


Documentary on beermaking. Directed by Douglas Tirola. The Orchard

Of Fathers and Sons


Documentary on a radical Islamist family and the raising of their two sons. Directed by Talal Derki. Kino Lorber

Nov. 2


Controversy erupts when a grad student chooses battle rap as his thesis subject and becomes obsessively competitive. With Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Rory Uphold, Jonathan Park, Walter Perez, Shoniqua Shandai, Charlamagne Tha God, Dizaster. Written by Alex Larsen. Directed by Joseph Kahn. Neon

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek stars in the trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the British rock band Queen. With Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leach, Mike Myers. Written by Anthony McCarten; story by Peter Morgan Anthony McCarten. Directed by Bryan Singer. 20th Century Fox


Boy Erased

A Baptist pastor’s son in Texas is outed as gay and forced to choose between a conversion therapy program or being ostracized by his family and friends. With Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones. Written and directed by Edgerton based on a memoir by Garrard Conley. Focus Features


Korean drama. With Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon. Directed by Chang-dong Lee. Well Go USA

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders


Documentary directed by Dana Adam Shapiro. Gravitas Ventures

Every Act of Life

Documentary on playwright Terrence McNally. The Orchard

In Harm’s Way

A Chinese widow hides a U.S. Army Air Force commander when his plane makes an emergency landing in Zhejiang province shortly after Pearl Harbor. With Crystal Yifei Liu, Emile Hirsch. Written by Greg Latter. Directed by Bille August. Shout! Studios

In Search of Greatness


Documentary featuring Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice and Pele. Directed by Gabe Polsky. Art of Sport

Life and Nothing More

A working-class mother worries her teenage son will end up in prison like his father. With Regina Williams. Written and directed by Antonio Méndez Esparza. CFI Releasing

Maria by Callas

Documentary on the legendary opera singer. Written and directed by Tom Volf. Sony Pictures Classics

Monrovia, Indiana


Documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his observational gaze on the small Midwestern town. Zipporah Films

Nobody’s Fool

A hard partying young woman turns to her straight arrow sister for help. With Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. Paramount Pictures

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms


In this reinvention of the classic fairy tale, a teenage girl must brave a magical and dangerous parallel world where she discovers strange characters and unexpected events. With Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston. Walt Disney Pictures

RELATED: A world of fantastical costumes fills Disney’s new take on ‘The Nutcracker’

The Other Side of the Wind

Orson Welles’ long unreleased final project about an exiled movie legend’s return to Hollywood to work on his own comeback. With John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Paul Stewart, Dennis Hopper. Written by Welles and Oja Kodar. Netflix

Postcards From London

A British teen’s good looks lead him through an unusual series of occupations. With Harris Dickinson. Written and directed by Steve McLean. Strand Releasing


A Private War

Dramatic thriller follows war correspondent Marie Colvin on the frontlines and the toll it takes with her personal life. With Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander. Written by Arash Amel, based on an article by Marie Brenner. Directed by Matthew Heineman. Aviron Pictures

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

Filmmaker Morgan Neville’s documentary on the last 15 years of Orson Welles’ life as he struggled to revive his career with “The Other Side of the Wind” (also launching this week). Netflix


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