The 2017 holiday sneaks list includes blockbusters like ‘Justice League’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The 2017-18 Holiday Movie Preview is a glimpse at the films opening through mid-January. Release dates and other details are subject to change.

Nov. 10

Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

Romantic comedy about a writer and his wife trying to jump-start their marriage in nature. With David Arquette, Amy Acker, June Squibb. Written and directed by Brandon Dickerson. Gravitas Ventures

Art Show Bingo

A painter is tormented by his twin brother, an aggressive documentary filmmaker. With James Maslow, Lillian Solange Beaudoin, Ella Lentini. Written by Emile Husson, Matthew Fine. Directed by Fine. Indie Rights

Bad Grandmas

Four elderly women accidentally kill a con man and must deal with his partner. With Florence Henderson, Pam Grier, Randall Batinkoff, Judge Reinhold. Written by Srikant Chellappa, Jack Snyder. Directed by Chellappa. Parade Deck Films


Bill Nye: Science Guy

Documentary chronicles Nye’s efforts to advance science through education and advocacy. Featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Ann Dryan, Ken Ham, Joe Bastardi. Directed by David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg. PBS Distribution

A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

Surreal tale of a lonely teacher meets a man online and quickly falls into a web of deception. With Haru Kuroki, Go Ayano, Cocco. Written and directed by Shunji Iwai, based on his novel. Eleven Arts

Daddy’s Home 2

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell’s characters try to get through spending Christmas together with their fathers, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, in “Daddy’s Home 2.”

Sensitive stepdad Will Ferrell and macho dad Mark Wahlberg return in this sequel to the 2015 comedy, this time dealing with the arrival of their own fathers just in time for Christmas. With Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson. Written by Sean Anders & John Morris, based on characters created by Brian Burns. Directed by Anders. Paramount Pictures

Destination Unknown

Twelve Holocaust survivors share their stories through interviews, home movies and archival footage in this documentary. Directed by Claire Ferguson. 7th Art Releasing


A bar singer in the Congo must raise money for her son’s operation. With Véro Tshanda, Beya Mputu, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia. Written by Alain Gomis, in collaboration with Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg. Directed by Gomis. Strand Releasing

Frank Serpico

Documentary on the former NYPD officer who uncovered corruption in the department in the late 1960s and ’70s and was played by Al Pacino in the Sidney Lumet movie based on his life. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio. NR. Sundance Selects


Documentary on the life and comedy of Gilbert Gottfried. Directed by Neil Berkeley. Gravitas Ventures

Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction

Historians, scholars and high-profile filmmakers explore the Armenian genocide in this documentary. Featuring Terry George, Paul Boghossian, Fatma Müge Göçek, Eric Bogosian. Written by Joe Berlinger, Cy Christiansen. Directed by Berlinger. Survival Pictures

It Happened in L.A.

A woman in a stalled relationship and her single friend find themselves dissatisfied romantically in the City of Angels. With Michelle Morgan, Jorma Taccone, Dree Hemingway, Kentucker Audley. Written and directed by Morgan. The Orchard


A fired employee battles back when his law firm’s building is quarantined after a mysterious virus unleashes wild behavior. With Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand. Written by Matias Caruso. Directed by Joe Lynch. RJLE Films

Murder on the Orient Express

“Murder on the Orient Express’” star-filled lineup includes Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench and Willem Dafoe.

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in a mystery that plays out on a train across Europe. With Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley. Written by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. 20th Century Fox


An alleged Bigfoot sighting turns a struggling town into a tourism mecca. With Christina Hendricks, Judy Greer, Ron Perlman, Michael Shannon, Ian McShane, Thomas Lennon. Written by Daniel Meyer. Directed by Seth Henrikson. SP Releasing

The Price

An ambitious young Nigerian American with a complicated life encounters temptation in his job on Wall Street. With Aml Ameen, Lucy Griffiths, Bill Sage. Written and directed by Anthony Onah. Samuel Goldwyn Films / Orion Pictures

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Frustrated by the lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case, a woman publicly challenges the local police department. With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Fox Searchlight | Read the full story

Nov. 15

A Dying King

Geopolitical documentary. Directed by Bobak Kalhor. CARU Pictures

Nov. 17

Almost Friends

Romantic comedy. With Freddie Highmore. Gravitas Ventures


Psychological thriller. With Jena Malone. Freestyle Digital Media

Attack of the Killer Donuts

Horror. With C. Thomas Howell. Level 33

The Breadwinner

Animated adventure about a girl who dresses as a boy to support her family and find her father in 2001 Afghanistan under the Taliban. Written by Anita Doron, based on the novel by Deborah Ellis. Directed by Nora Twomey. GKids

Cook Off!

The trailer for “Cook Off.”

Comedy. With Cathryn Michon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy. Lionsgate Premiere


Drama. With Cory Hardrict. Directed by Qasim Basir. XLrator Media

The Divine Order

A housewife leads the women in her town to strike for the right to vote in 1971 Switzerland. With Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig. Written and directed by Petra Volpe. Zeitgeist Films

A Fantastic Woman

A Chilean trans woman fights for her rights after the death of her older lover. With Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco. Written by Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza. Directed by Lelio. Qualifying run. Opens Feb. 2. Sony Pictures Classics

Holy Air

A Christian Arab in Nazareth, Israel, goes into the religion business to support his growing family. With Shady Srour, Laëtitia Eïdo, Samuel Calderon. Written and directed by Srour. Samuel Goldwyn Films

I Love You, Daddy

An insecure television producer is concerned when his underage daughter begins spending time with an older film director with a lecherous reputation. With Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt, Ebonee Noel. Written by Louis C.K. and Vernon Chatman. Directed by Louis C.K. The Orchard

Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special Contractually Obligatory Mention of Tony Clifton

Documentary probes Jim Carrey’s performance as Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film “Man on the Moon.” Directed by Chris Smith. Netflix

Justice League

Trailer for Warner Bros. superhero mashup, “Justice League.”

Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a team of superheroes to defend the planet against a new threat. With Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller. Written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon; story by Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC Entertainment, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Directed by Snyder. Warner Bros. | Read the full story

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Rerelease of writer-director John Ridley’s documentary on the decade preceding the citywide violence that erupted after the announcement of the verdict in the Rodney King case. Lincoln Square Productions

The Light of the Moon

Drama. With Stephanie Beatriz. Written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson. Imagination Worldwide / The Film Collaborative

Mr. Roosevelt

Comedy. Written, directed by and starring Noël Wells. Paladin


Director Dee Rees talks about casting Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan and Jason Mitchell for her film “Mudbound.” After loving Mitchell’s performance in “Straight Outta Compton,” Rees said, “I’d be so lucky to get him in my film.”

Two families — one black, one white — struggle to farm the Mississippi Delta under Jim Crow laws during World War II. With Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan. Written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, based on a novel by Hillary Jordan. Directed by Rees. Netflix | Read the full story

No Stone Unturned

Documentary on the 1994 Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Island. Directed by Alex Gibney. Fine Point Films / Jigsaw Productions / Kew Media Group


Drama. Directed by Jorge Ameer. Hollywood Independents


Sci-fi thriller. With Lee Pace. Directed by Joe Miale. Vertical Entertainment

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington stars as a principled L.A. attorney battling in the criminal courts system who gets recruited by a high-end law firm after the death of his mentor, a civil rights icon. With Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy. Columbia Pictures

The Star

A tenacious little donkey and his newfound friends follow a bright light in the sky and become part of the first Christmas in this animated fable. Voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey. Written by Carlos Kotkin; story by Simon Moore and Kotkin. Directed by Timothy Reckart. Sony Pictures Animation

Sweet Virginia

A drifter and an ex-rodeo champ form a fraught alliance in an Alaskan town. With Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt. Written by Benjamin China, Paul China. Directed by Jamie M. Dagg. IFC Films

Wait for Your Laugh

Documentary on veteran comedic actress Rose Marie. Directed by Jason Wise. Vitagraph Films


The facial differences that a fifth-grader was born with present challenges during entry into a mainstream school. With Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs. Written by Jack Thorne and Steven Conrad and Stephen Chbosky; based on the novel by R. J. Palacio. Directed by Chbosky. Lionsgate

Nov. 22


A scene from the film "Coco."
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A young boy with musical aspirations visits the Land of the Dead. Voices of Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor. Directed by Lee Unkrich. Co-directed by Adrian Molina. Walt Disney Pictures

Crime of Monsieur Lange

Restored 1936 French comedy/drama. With René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry. Directed by Jean Renoir. Rialto Pictures

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman portrays British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. With Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn. Written by Anthony McCarten. Directed by Joe Wright. Focus Features

The Man Who Invented Christmas

In a terrible slump, author Charles Dickens desperately sets out to write and self-publish a book that might feed his family. With Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce. Written by Susan Coyne. Directed by Bharat Nalluri. Bleecker Street

Nov. 24


A suicidal housewife with a cheating husband snaps and takes on a savage, canine-like disposition. With Jason Ritter, Marianna Palka, Jaime King. Written and directed by Marianna Palka. MPI

Call Me By Your Name

In 1983 Italy, a 17-year-old Italian-American boy finds his desire awakened by a handsome visiting U.S. grad student. With Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois. Written by James Ivory. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Sony Pictures Classics

Cuba and the Cameraman

Director Jon Alpert chronicles 45 years of the island under Fidel Castro in this documentary. Netflix

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Documentary on the iconic guitarist. Directed by Lili Finick Zanuck. Showtime Documentary Films / Abramorama

A Gray State

Documentary on the 2015 deaths of Iraq war veteran David Crowley and his family while he was working on a dystopian, anti-government film. Directed by Erik Nelson. First Run Features / A&E IndieFilms


An American and a Frenchwoman reflect on a carefree night spent together in Portugal. With Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas. Written by Gable Klinger, Larry Gross. Directed by Klinger. Kino Lorber

Rebels on Pointe

Documentary on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart. Icarus Films


A young Norwegian college student from a religious family has disturbing, supernatural seizures when she experiences a fierce attraction to another girl. With Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, and Henrik Rafaelsen. Written by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt. Directed by Trier. The Orchard

November TBD

The Long Night of Francisco Santis

Argentine drama. Breaking Glass Pictures

Dec. 1

Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1

Sci-fi. Directed by Christian Pasquariello. Gravitas Ventures

Apache Warrior

Military documentary. Gravitas Ventures

The Disaster Artist

James Franco directed and stars in the story of cult director Tommy Wiseau and his questionable yet passionate quest to make his infamous film, “The Room.” With Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Ari Graynor, Paul Scheer. Written by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. A24

Extraordinary Ordinary People

Documentary on folk and traditional arts in America. Directed by Alan Govenar. First Run Releasing

Gangster Land

Crime drama. With Sean Faris, Milo Gibson, Jason Patric, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Peter Facinelli. Written by Ian Patrick Williams. Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Cinedigm

Love Beats Rhymes

An aspiring rapper is challenged by a poetry professor to aim higher. With Azealia Banks, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Common. Written by Nicole Jefferson Asher. Directed by RZA. Lionsgate


The sudden disappearance of their son shakes a divorced Moscow couple. With Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov. Written by Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev. Directed by Zvyagintsev. Qualifying run. Opens Feb. 16. Sony Pictures Classics

The Other Side of Hope

A middle-aged poker-playing Helsinki restaurateur empathizes with a homeless Syrian refugee bond. With Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen. Written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. Janus Films

Princess Cyd

A teenager expands her world through a relationship with another girl during a summer in Chicago. With Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White. Written and directed by Stephen Cone. Wolfe Releasing


Horror. Directed by Mickey Keating. Samuel Goldwyn Films


Horror. With Maggie Q. Vertical Entertainment


British drama. Written and directed by Alex Taylor. Breaking Glass Pictures

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

A teenage girl turns to surfing after her family’s move to the Southern California coast turns out to be less than idyllic. With Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Alicia Silverstone. Written by Karen Croner; based on the novel by Joy Nicholson. Directed by Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy. IFC Films

24 Hours to Live

An assassin get a second chance after being brought back to life. With Ethan Hawke, Xu Qing, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson. Written by Zach Dean. Directed by Brian Smrz. Saban Films


Documentary on Gay Talese’s controversial book “The Voyeur’s Motel.” Directed by Myles Kane and Josh Koury. Netflix

What Happened in Vegas

Filmmaker Ramsey Denison investigates police brutality and corruption in Las Vegas in this documentary. Journeyman / Dead in the Ditch

Wonder Wheel

The lives of a former actress working as a waitress, her carousel-operator husband, his estranged stepdaughter hiding out from the mob and a dreamy lifeguard intersect at 1950s Coney Island. With Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Amazon Studios

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Dec. 8

Arthur Miller: Writer

Director Rebecca Miller profiles her father, one of the greats of American playwriting, in this documentary. HBO Documentary Films

Big Sonia

Documentary on an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor. Co-directed by Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday. Argot Pictures

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Documentary on the Austrian immigrant, whose technological innovations were overshadowed by her glamorous acting career. Directed by Alexandra Dean. Zeitgeist Films / Kino Lorber

Bullet Head

Crime drama with Antonio Banderas, Adrien Brody, John Malkovich. Written and directed by Paul Solet. Saban Films / Lionsgate


The parents of a young soldier reel after learning of his death. With Sarah Adler, Lior Ashkenazi and Yonatan Shiray. Written and directed by Samuel Maoz. Qualifying run. Opens March 2. Sony Pictures Classics

Hollow in the Land

Thriller. Vertical Entertainment

I Am Evidence

Documentary probes the existence hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country through the stories of survivors and the efforts by some in law enforcement to work through the backlog. Co-directed by Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir. HBO Documentary Films

I, Tonya

The dark comic story of figure skater Tonya Harding, her scheming husband, hard-driving mother and the infamous attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan. With Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Mckenna Grace. Written by Steven Rogers. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Neon | Read the full story

Just Getting Started

Rivals at a Palm Springs seniors resort compete for the attention of an attractive newcomer. With Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, Elizabeth Ashley. Written and directed by Ron Shelton. Broad Green Pictures

Naples ’44

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this documentary on the impact of World War II on the Italian city. Directed by Francesco Patierno, based on the memoir by Norman Lewis. First Run Features

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Documentary on a young African American woman’s stand against sexual assault in the Jim Crow South. Directed by Nancy Buirski. Augusta Films


1980s New York street artist Richard Hambleton is profiled in this documentary. Directed by Oren Jacoby. Film Movement

The Shape of Water

The discovery of a secret otherworldly experiment changes the life of a lonely government employee in 1962. With Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer. Written by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; story by Del Toro. Directed by Del Toro. Fox Searchlight | Read the full story

Song of Granite

The near mythic rise of Irish folk singer Jon Heaney from the village of Carna to national troubadour is chronicled in this drama. With Macdara Ó Fátharta, Mícheál Ó Confhaola, Jaren Cerf. Written by Pat Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley. Directed by Collins. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Dec. 15

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A cowboy in Montana sets out to bring the killers of his friend, a U.S. senator, to justice. With Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan, Peter Fonda. Written and directed by Jared Moshé. A24

Beyond Skyline

Sci-fi action. With Frank Grillo. Sony / Vertical Entertainment

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Teenagers stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world plot their escape in this animated fantasy. Written and directed by Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivera; Based on a graphic novel by Vázquez. GKids


Animated tale about a large, gentle bull determined to return to his family after being captured. Voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson. Inspired by a book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Fox | Read the full story


Crime drama. With John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach. Lionsgate Premiere

The Leisure Seeker

An aging couple escape the smothering effects of doctors and children with a road trip from Boston to Key West. With Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Kirsty Mitchell. Written by Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì and Francesco Piccolo, based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian. Directed by Virzi. Qualifying run. Opens Jan. 19. Sony Pictures Classics


In 1982, a couple and their pre-teen daughter have a particularly hairy time when they move to a town in the South. With Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean. Written and directed by Colette Burson. Magnolia Pictures

Shakespeare Wallah

This 1965 drama about a British theater troupe in India and a pair of star-crossed lovers was a breakthrough for the filmmaking team of Merchant-Ivory and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. With Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal. Written by Jhabvala and Merchant. Directed by James Ivory. Cohen Media Group

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“The Last Jedi” continues the episodic story of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega) and a few original characters, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Rey continues her search for the truth behind the Force in Episode VIII. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Written and directed by Rian Johnson; based on characters created by George Lucas. Walt Disney Pictures


One man’s six-decade search to solve the mystery of his father’s death leads him into dark corners of American history. With Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd, Tim Blake Nelson, Bob Balaban, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Chernus. Written by Steven Hathaway & Molly Rokosz. Theatrical version of director Errol Morris’ four-hour hybrid documentary series. Netflix

Dec. 20

The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum — alongside Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya — in “The Greatest Showman.”

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum, the 19th century empresario who created entertainment known around the world. With Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya. With songs by “La La Land’s” Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon; story by Bicks. Directed by Michael Gracey. 20th Century Fox | Read the full story

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale star in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

Four teenagers find themselves inside an old video game console featuring ferocious realism and danger. With Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale. Written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner; story by McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Columbia Pictures

Dec. 22

All the Money in the World

The mother of kidnapped teenager John Paul Getty III races against time to persuade the boy’s billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. With Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton. Written by David Scarpa; based on the book by John Pearson. Directed by Ridley Scott. TriStar Pictures


David Ayer, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Joel Edgerton and Edgar Ramirez discuss the upcoming rated R, fantasy film “Bright.”

In an alternative present where mythical creatures exist, a human cop partners with an orc to protect a powerful ancient relic. With Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez. Written by Max Landis. Directed by David Ayer. Netflix


A stressed Omaha couple choose to take part in a groundbreaking experiment where they’re shrunk to 5 inches tall. With Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig. Written by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor. Directed by Payne. Paramount Pictures | Read the full story

Father Figures

Two brothers set out to find their biological father after discovering everything their mother told them was a lie. With Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Glenn Close, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, June Squibb, Christopher Walken. Written by Justin Malen. Directed by Lawrence Sher. Warner Bros.


Crime thriller with Al Pacino. Directed by Johnny Martin. Saban Films / Lionsgate

Happy End

Writer-director Michael Haneke reunites with stars Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant for this drama about a dysfunctional family in Calais. With Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, Toby Jones. Sony Pictures Classics


A veteran Army captain escorts a Native American chief from the Arizona Territory to Montana in the 1890s. With Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster. Written and directed by Scott Cooper. Entertainment Motion Picture Studios

Pitch Perfect 3

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the rest of the Bellas are back for one more run in “Pitch Perfect 3.”

Graduated from college and struggling to find jobs on their own, the Bellas reunite for a USO tour. With Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks. Written by Kay Cannon and Mike White; story by Cannon, based on the book by Mickey Rapkin. Directed by Trish Sie. Universal Pictures

The Post

Publisher Katherine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee guide the Washington newspaper in joining the New York Times to take a stand against the Nixon administration over the Pentagon Papers. With Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods. Written by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 20th Century Fox

Dec. 25

Molly’s Game

Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba star in “Molly’s Game.”

Jessica Chastain stars as a world-class skier who channels her shattered Olympic dreams into running a high-stakes poker game until she’s busted by the FBI. With Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. STX Entertainment | Read the full story

Phantom Thread

In 1950s London, a famous fashion designer discovers his finely-tuned lifestyle disrupted by love. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Focus Features

Dec. 27

In the Fade

A German woman fights for justice after her Kurdish husband and their son are killed in a bombing. With Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Nuan Acar, Johannes Krisch. Written by Hark Bohm and Fatih Akin. Directed by Akin. Magnolia Pictures

Dec. 29

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Annette Bening stars as Gloria Grahame in this romance about the actress’ affair with a young Englishman in 1978. With Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave. Written by Matt Greenhalgh; based on Peter Turner’s memoir. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Sony Pictures Classics

Jan. 5


Jealousy over the casting of the lead in a play rocks a suburban high school. With Quinn Shephard, Nadia Alexander, Chris Messina. Written and directed by Shephard. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

Zombies run amok as military personnel and survivalists search for a remedy in an underground bunker. With Sophie Skelton, Jonathan Schaech. Written by Mark Tonderai, Lars Jacobson, based on characters created by George A. Romero. Directed by Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Pearry Reginald Teo. Saban Films

Insidious: The Last Key

A parapsychologist discovers a horrific threat inside her own home. With Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison. Written by Whannell. Directed by Adam Robitel. Universal Pictures


Action thriller. Directed by Simon West. Momentum Pictures

Jan. 12

The Commuter

An insurance salesman stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy during his evening train ride home. With Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Sam Neill. Written by Byron Willinger & Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Lionsgate

Humor Me

After his wife leaves him, a playwright moves in with his father in a retirement community. With Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson. Written and directed by Sam Hoffman. Shout! Studios

In Between

Drama. Written and directed by Maysaloun Hamoud. Film Movement


A peasant girl longs for a village boy whose attentions tend toward a visiting German baroness in Gothic 19th century Estonia. With Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi. Written and directed by Rainer Sarnet; based on a novel by Andrus Kivirähk. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Paddington 2

The popular bear and the Brown family search Windsor Gardens for a book thief. With Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson and the voices of Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton. Written by Paul King, Simon Farnaby; based on the series of children’s stories by Michael Bond. Directed by King.

The Polka King

A Polish immigrant pursues the American dream in Pennsylvania with comic and tragic results. With Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver. Written and directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky. Netflix

Jan. 19

Den of Thieves

Action. With Gerard Butler. STX Entertainment

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Animated fantasy about an English girl who discovers a mysterious school in the sky. Written by Riko Sakaguchi; based on a novel by Mary Stewart. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. GKids

Mom and Dad

Parents maniacally turn on their children while in the grip of a mysterious 24-hour frenzy. With Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur. Written and directed by Brian Taylor. Momentum Pictures

My Art

Drama. Written and directed by and starring Laurie Simmons. Film Movement

Showdown in Manila

Action. With Alexander Nevsky. Written by Craig Hamann. Directed by Mark Dacascos. ITN Distribution / Hollywood Storm

Small Town Crime

Crime thriller with John Hawkes. Written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. Saban Films / Lionsgate

12 Strong

A U.S. Special Forces team is chosen to be the first troops sent into the mountains of Afghanistan after 9/11. With Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban. Written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig; based on a book by Doug Stanton. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Warner Bros.

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