A look at some notable movies coming out this fall. All dates are theatrical releases unless otherwise stated.
“Barbarian” (20th Century Studios): A young woman (Georgina Campbell) arrives at her Detroit Airbnb to find the double-booked house and a mysterious man staying there.
“Pinocchio” (Disney+, streaming Sept. 8): The first of two upcoming “Pinocchio” movies (Guillermo del Toro will have one later this year for Netflix), is by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks voicing Geppetto.
‘The Woman King’ (Sony Pictures): In Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic, Viola Davis stars as General de l’Agojie, an all-female warrior army that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century.
“Blonde” (Netflix): Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe.
“Moonage Daydream” (Neon): Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen explores the life and music of David Bowie.
“God’s Country” (IFC Films): Thandiwe Newton stars in a thriller about a grieving college professor’s growing feud with two hunters in rural, mountainous terrain.
“Pearl” (A24): Ti West’s sequel to “X,” a slasher released earlier this year, picks up the backstory of that film’s aged antagonist (Mia Goth).
“See How They Run” (Searchlight): A thriller set in 1950s London, starring Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and David Oyelowo.
“The Silent Twins” (Focus): Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance star as twins from the only black family in a small town in Wales who are sent to a psychiatric hospital.
“A Jazzman’s Blues” (Netflix): a love story told over decades against a backdrop of racism and music in the Deep South, written and directed by Tyler Perry.
“Don’t Worry Darling” (Warner Bros.): Olivia Wilde directs and co-stars in this psychological thriller about a couple (Florence Pugh, Harry Styles) living in a strange, gated community in Palm Springs.
‘Catherine Called Birdy’ (Amazon): Lena Dunham directs this medieval comedy, an adaptation of Karen Cushman’s 1994 novel, about a 14-year-old girl (Bella Ramsey) whose lordly father (Andrew Scott) is about to marry for money.
“Sidney” (Apple TV+, in theaters and streaming): A documentary about the late Sidney Poitier, produced by Oprah Winfrey.
‘Bros’ (Universal): Billy Eichner stars in and co-writes the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio, directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow.
“Hocus Pocus 2” (Disney+, streaming): Twenty-nine years after the original, the Sanderson sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) are inadvertently resurrected.
“Smile” (Paramount): In Parker Finn’s directorial debut, a doctor’s spirit begins to turn against her after a patient dies.
“God’s Creatures” (A24): Emily Watson stars as a mother torn between covering up for her son (Paul Mescal) and reporting him after a sexual abuse allegation is made against him.
“TAR” (Focus Features): Writer-director Todd Field (“Little Children”) directs Cate Blanchett as a renowned songwriter named Lydia Tár.
“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” (Sony Pictures): A live-action adaptation of the children’s book first published in 1965, featuring a CGI crocodile.
‘Amsterdam’ (20th Century Studios): David O. Russell’s latest film centers on a 1930s murder mystery with an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington.
“Triangle of Sadness” (Neon): Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner brings together a variety of characters on a luxury cruise ship that ends in a disaster that erases class distinctions.
“The Redeem Team” (Netflix, streaming): a documentary about the American men’s basketball team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
“Halloween Ends” (Universal, in theaters and streaming on Peacock): The 13th installment in the “Halloween” franchise, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
“Till” (MGM): Chinonye Chukwu’s drama follows Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice after the 1955 lynching of her 14-year-old son, Emmett Louis Till.
“White Bird: A Wonder Story” (Lionsgate): A 2017 “Wonder” spin-off, based on the 2019 graphic novel by RJ Palacio.
‘Decision to Leave’ (Mubi): South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s latest film is a thorny noir thriller juggling a romance and a murder investigation.
“Piggy” (Magnet Releasing; in theaters and on VOD) A Spanish thriller about a bullied young girl who discovers a kidnapper kidnaps her tormentors.
21st of October
“Black Adam” (Warner Bros.): Dwayne Johnson embodies the DC Comics superhero.
“Ticket to Paradise” (Universal Pictures): Julia Roberts and George Clooney play two divorced parents who travel to Bali to sabotage their daughter’s wedding plans.
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ (Searchlight Pictures): Martin McDonagh reunites the stars of his ‘In Bruges’, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, as two feuding old friends from rural Ireland.
‘My Policeman’ (Amazon): Harry Styles stars as a gay policeman in 1950s Brighton, England, who falls in love with a museum curator (David Dawson) after marrying a schoolteacher (Emma Corrin) .
‘Wendell & Wild’ (Netflix): Henry Selick, the creator of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ returns with a spooky new stop-motion animated film co-written with Jordan Peele. The main characters, a pair of demon brothers, are voiced by Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.
“Descendant” (Netflix): Margaret Brown’s documentary chronicles the discovery of the last known slave ship to arrive on American shores, the Clotilda, and its effects on her descendants in Mobile, Alabama.
“Raymond and Ray” (Apple TV+, streaming): Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor play half-brothers reunited by their father’s funeral.
‘Aftersun’ (A24): Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells’ feature debut stars newcomer Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal on a father-daughter holiday in Turkey.
“The School for Good and Evil” (Netflix, streaming October 19): Paul Feig realizes this fantasy based on the 2013 novel by Soman Chainani.
“The Good Nurse” (Netflix, October 19): Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star in this true-story thriller about a serial killer nurse.
“Prey for the Devil” (Lionsgate): A supernatural thriller with exorcisms, nuns and a battle for a young girl’s soul.
“Armageddon Time” (Focus): Filmmaker James Gray’s final sketches of his upbringing in 1980s Queens. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
‘Call Jane’ (Roadside Attractions): ‘Carol’ screenwriter Phyllis Nagy directs this drama about a 1960s housewife (Elizabeth Banks) who joins the Jane Collective, an underground women’s rights movement that has helped women get abortions when they were illegal.
‘Holy Spider’ (Utopia): In the Iranian serial killer thriller based on a true story by Ali Abbasi, a journalist (Zar Amir-Ebrahimi) follows a man who targets sex workers.
“Enola Holmes 2” (Netflix, streaming): Millie Bobby Brown returns as the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes in this sequel.
“Bardo, false chronicle of a handful of truths” (Netflix): Alejandro González Iñárritu’s first feature film since “The Revenant” stars Daniel Giménez Cacho as a Mexican journalist.
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” (Roku, streaming): Daniel Radcliffe stars as “Weird” Al Yankovic in this comedic biopic, co-written by Yankovic himself.
“Good Night Oppy” (Amazon): A documentary about Mars rovers.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Disney): A sequel to the hit 2018 Marvel film that tells the story of Wakanda after the death of star Chadwick Boseman.
‘The Fabelmans’ (Universal): Considered one of Steven Spielberg’s most personal films, this coming-of-age drama is a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in post-World War II Arizona and the discovery of cinema.
‘The Son’ (Sony Pictures Classics): Florian Zeller’s sequel to 2020’s ‘The Father’ is about a 17-year-old (Zen McGrath) who moves in with his divorced father (Hugh Jackman).
“She Said” (Universal): Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters whose reporting helped expose Harvey Weinstein.
“The Inspection” (A24): A young gay Marine (Jeremy Pope) experiences violent hazing during boot camp in Elegance Bratton’s drama, based on the director’s own experience.
“Slumberland” (Netflix, streaming): Jason Momoa directs Francis Lawrence’s sci-fi action adventure, adapted from the comic book “Little Nemo in Slumberland”.
“The Menu” (Searchlight Pictures): Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult play a couple who travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant presided over by a chef (Ralph Fiennes) where more than food is on the menu.
“In Her Hands” (Netflix, in theaters and streaming November 16): a documentary, produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, about Zarifa Ghafari, who at 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors.
‘Bones and All’ (MGM): Director Luca Guadagnino reunites with ‘Call Me By Your Name’ star Timothée Chalamet in this romantic horror flick about two cannibalistic lovers (Taylor Russell, Chalamet) on a road trip from the 1980s.
“Devotion” (Sony Pictures): Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell star as famous wingmen flying for the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
“White Noise” (Netflix, November 25): Noah Baumbach adapts the classic 1985 novel by Don DeLillo, starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig.
“Strange World” (Disney): an original from Walt Disney Animation Studios and an ode to science fiction about a family of space explorers.
“Nanny” (Amazon): Anna Diop portrays a recently emigrated Senegalese who, while caring for the daughter of a wealthy New York couple, is haunted by the son she left behind in Africa.