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The Ultimate 2017 Fall Movie Guide

Whoa, September is just a few weeks off. How the heck did that happen? To soften the blow of another summer gone by, we’ve rounded up all the movies that should definitely be on your radar for fall. Most importantly, there’s a new Reese Witherspoon rom-com. Save the date.

Comedy

Laughter is your cardio

home again Open Road Films

Home Again

(September 8)

Reese Witherspoon plays a single mom whose life gets turned upside down when she allows three young guys to move into her home.

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brad s status Amazon Studios

Brad’s Status

(September 15)

Ben Stiller takes his son on an East Coast college tour—and takes himself on a trip down memory lane assessing the life choices he did and didn’t make.

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battle of the sexes2 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Battle of the Sexes

(September 22)

Emma Stone and Steve Carell face off on the court in this film based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and ex-champ (and sexist pig) Bobby Riggs.

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suburbicon Paramount Pictures

Suburbicon

(October 27)

In this latest from the Coen brothers (and director George Clooney), Matt Damon stars as the head of the Lodge household, who’s picture perfect 1959 suburban life goes awry when his wife is murdered.

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a bad mom s christmas Paramount Pictures

A Bad Mom’s Christmas

(November 3)

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are back, this time taking on the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. (Did we mention their moms are also in town?)

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daddy s home 2 Paramount Pictures

Daddy’s Home 2

(November 10)

Another sequel: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell return, but this time their dads (John Lithgow and Mel Gibson) are there to wreak havoc on their holiday plans.

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three billboards Fox Searchlight Pictures

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

(November 10)

When Mildred Hayes’s (Frances McDormand) daughter is murdered, she leases three billboards on the outskirts of town to wage a smear campaign against the cops (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) who she feels are doing a half-assed job.

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Drama

We’re not crying, you’re crying

stronger Lionsgate Films

Stronger

(September 22)

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the heart-wrenching role of Jeff Bauman, the man who lost both his legs when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line.

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victoria and abdul Focus Features

Victoria and Abdul

(September 22)

Based on a true story, Queen Victoria (the great Dame Judi Dench) forms an unexpected friendship with Abdul, an Indian clerk (Ali Fazal) who travels from India for her golden jubilee.

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marshall Open Road Films

Marshall

(October 13)

Chadwick Boseman is Thurgood Marshall in this film about one of his career-defining cases in which he defends a black chauffeur accused of sexual assault by his socialite employer (Kate Hudson).

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breathe Bleecker Street

Breathe

(October 13)

It’s the inspiring real-life story of Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy), who prove there is hope for the disabled after Robin is diagnosed with polio.

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only the brave Columbia Pictures

Only the Brave

(October 20)

Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly star in this true story about an elite crew of fireman from Prescott, Arizona, who battled a 2013 blaze that claimed 19 of their men.

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same kind of different as me Paramount Pictures

Same Kind of Different As Me

(October 20)

With their marriage on the brink of disaster, Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) who becomes a guiding light.

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thank you for your service DreamWorks Studios

Thank You For Your Service

(October 27)

U.S. soldier Miles Teller struggles to re-integrate into the life he pined away for while on the battlefield in Iraq.

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the man who invented christmas The Mob Film Company

The Man Who Invented Christmas

(November 3)

It’s the story of Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) and his attempt to revive his career by self-publishing a novel about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge.

No trailer yet

lbj Castle Rock Entertainment

LBJ

(November 3)

Woody Harrelson steps into the shoes of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the days after JFK’s assassination when the Civil Rights Act is still the topic at hand.

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murder on orient express 20th Century Fox

Murder on the Orient Express

(November 10)

With a cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Josh Gad and Pénelope Cruz, this film—based on the Agatha Christie novel—tracks a murder on the rails that must be solved before the murderer strikes again.

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last flag flying Lionsgate

Last Flag Flying

(November 3)

Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne star in this Richard Linklater film about two members of the Navy showing the third a good time while escorting him to prison for a petty crime.

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wonder Lionsgate

Wonder

(November 17)

Based on The New York Times best seller, this heart-warming film follows Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy born with facial differences who struggles with fitting into the fifth grade. (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson also star.)

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darkest hour 20th Century Fox

Darkest Hour

(November 22)

A film about the turbulent early days of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), when he has to choose between negotiating a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or staying true to the ideals of a nation.

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Action

Cue the explosions

unlocked Lionsgate Films

Unlocked

(September 1)

A CIA interrogator (Noomi Rapace) learns the hard way to “trust no one” when she is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a terrorist attack. Orlando Bloom and Toni Collette also star.

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renegades Canal+

Renegades

(September 1)

This film follows a group of Navy SEALS (led by J.K. Simmons) who set out on an unauthorized mission to recover $300 million worth of gold.

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american assassin Lionsgate Films

American Assassin

(September 15)

After his girlfriend is killed during a terrorist attack, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) trains with CIA figure Michael Keaton to become a counterterrorism agent.

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kingsman 20th Century Fox

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

(September 22)

After their headquarters are destroyed, the heroes of Kingsman uncover a secret spy organization in the U.S. and decide to team up.

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american made Universal Pictures

American Made

(September 29)

Tom Cruise is Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who gets recruited by the CIA to work as a drug runner for the good guys in the 1980s.

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mountain between 20th Century Fox

The Mountain Between Us

(October 6)

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba charter a flight that crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain and are forced to rely on each other if they want to get home alive.

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geostorm Warner Bros.

Geostorm

(October 20)

When the satellites designed to control the climate on Earth start to go on the attack, it’s up to select group of humans (Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess) to prevent the most epic geostorm of all time.

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thor Walt Disney

Thor: Ragnarok

(November 3)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) goes head to head against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). But he has another—and much bigger—battle to wage, this time against the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett).

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justice league Warner Bros.

Justice League

(November 17)

Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (yay, more Gal Gadot!) team up to fight a new enemy in the latest superhero film.

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Thriller

Totally cool if you need to cover your eyes

it New Line Cinema

It

(September 8)

Based on the novel by Stephen King, kids in a small neighborhood town in Maine band together to square off against an evil clown who’s hunting them one by one.

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all i see is you Open Road Films

All I See Is You

(September 15)

When a blind woman (Blake Lively) undergoes surgery to restore her eyesight, her marriage takes a turn when she discovers new details about her husband.

No trailer yet

woodshock A24

Woodshock

(September 15)

When Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) suffers a terrible loss, she copes with her anxiety by taking a powerful psychedelic drug that uncovers her grief in a dreamlike state.

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flatliners Columbia Pictures

Flatliners

(September 29)

A handful of medical students (including Ellen Page and Nina Dobrev) trigger near-death experiences in order to gain a better understanding of the after-life.

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blade runner Columbia Pictures

Blade Runner 2049

(October 6)

Ryan Gosling is a young blade runner on a quest to track down his predecessor (Harrison Ford), who’s been missing for 30 years.

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the snowman Universal Pictures

The Snowman

(October 20)

Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around a terrifying-looking snowman.

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Family

Kid-tested, MOM (AND DAD)-APPROVED

legoninja Warner Bros.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

(September 22)

In the latest from the LEGO movie series, six young ninjas (voiced by Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux and Jackie Chan, to name a few) are tasked with defending their island home against a group of evil villains.

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my little pony Lionsgate

My Little Pony

(October 6)

An evil force is threatening Ponyville, so the ponies must travel to the edge of Equestria to stop it in its tracks. (Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth lend their voices to the film.)

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christopher robin Fox Searchlight Pictures

Goodbye Christopher Robin

(October 13)

Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie star in this film about the life of A.A. Milne and how he came to dream up the adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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the star Columbia Pictures

The Star

(November 10)

Gina Rodriguez and Keegan-Michael Key are just a couple of the voices you’ll hear in this animated tale about a brave donkey (and his animal friends) friends) who becomes the unsung hero of Christmas.

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coco Walt Disney Pictures

Coco

(November 22)

Music is banned in his family, but that doesn’t stop Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) from aspiring to be just like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).

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Independent

Because you’re into things that are artsy

lucky2 Superlative Films

Lucky

(September 29)

Harry Dean Stanton plays a 90-year-old atheist who has outlived (and out-smoked) his friends. Now, with the end of his life on the horizon, he’d like to know the meaning of it all.

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wonderstruck Amazon Studios

Wonderstruck

(October 20)

Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams star in this film about a young boy in the Midwest in 1977 and a young girl in New York in 1927, who seem to have a mysterious connection.

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the bachelors Freestyle Releasing

The Bachelors

(October 20)

When J.K. Simmons finds himself a widow, he relocates himself and his teenage son across the country for a new job—and a fresh start.

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the sacred killing of a deer A24

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

(November 3)

Colin Farrell is a heart surgeon who, along with his wife (Nicole Kidman), finds himself in a disturbing predicament when a teenage boy named Martin enters his life.

No trailer yet

call me your name Sony Pictures Classics

Call Me By Your Name

(November 24)

When an American student moves in with an American-Italian family in northern Italy, romance blossoms during a summer the two boys will never forget.

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