2017 Fall Movie Guide

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 24 seconds ago

Hotly anticipated sequels like 'Thor: Ragnarok,' awards bait such as 'Darkest Hour,' and family fare including 'Coco' await you in IMDb's Fall Movie Guide.

34 images

1
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in Justice League (2017)

Justice League | U.S. Release Date: November 17

The Plot: Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a team superheroes to save the world from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The Buzz: This superhero epic has been dogged by rumors of trouble almost since inception. But the introduction of Avengers director Joss Whedon to help finish the film, and the blockbuster success of Wonder Woman has given fresh hope to the film, and could provide the boost needed for the DC Extended Universe.

Watch the Comic-Con Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

2
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Jacob Tremblay in Wonder (2017)

Wonder | U.S. Release Date: November 17

The Plot: August Pullman, a young boy with facial disfigurement, is about to enter fifth grade at his first ever mainstream school.

The Buzz: For anyone of a certain age, this drama will be inextricably linked to their relationship with the movie Mask. For younger generations, it would be appear to be a new rallying cry against bullying and otherness. The not-so-secret weapon here is writer/director Stephen Chbosky, who notched a permanent young adult victory with his adaptation of his own work, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Watch the Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

3
Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Rodriguez, Steven Yeun, and Aidy Bryant in The Star (2017)

The Star | U.S. Release Date: November 17

The Plot: A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and on his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the story of the first Christmas.

The Buzz: Kickstart the holiday season with this animated retelling of a classic Biblical story ... from the point of view of donkey. The voice cast boasts a diverse group of stars from movies and TV, including Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, and Tyler Perry among others.

Watch the Latest trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

4
Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Roman J Israel, Esq. | U.S. Release Date: November 17

The Plot: When defense attorney Roman J Israel is called upon to serve in a higher profile role at his prestigious L.A. firm, he soon learns about the company's nefarious practices, ultimately causing him to take extreme action to set things right.

The Buzz: We'll be amazed if this legal thriller doesn't undergo yet another title change because Roman J Israel, Esq. is a seriously hard-to-market concept, but the white-hot script in the hands of Dan Gilroy and Denzel Washington could become one of the winter season's breakout hits — even if Denzel is looking his frumpiest as a lawyer turned action hero.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

5
Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

Coco | U.S. Release Date: November 22

The Plot: An aspiring singer and self-taught guitarist who dreams of following in the footsteps of the most famous musician in the history of Mexico, Miguel teams up with a scrappy, streetwise skeleton on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

The Buzz: Anticipation is high for Pixar's first non-sequel since 2015. Much of the buzz centers around the creative team: The movie is helmed by Lee Unkrich, whose bona fides include Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3. But the big story around this movie is the thematic material. Coco delves deeply into Mexican culture and traditions. Pixar went to great lengths to ensure authenticity and accuracy: from hiring an all-Latino cast to securing consultants to sweat all the details, such as the incidental music and the architectural elements of the Land of the Dead. Disney-Pixar is pulling out all the stops: Olaf's Frozen Adventure is the short that will play before Coco in theaters.

Watch the Latest trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

6
Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour | U.S. Release Date: November 22

The Plot: Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

The Buzz: Stop and realize for a moment that Gary Oldman has only been nominated for an Oscar once in his career; it was five years ago for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He's essentially a lock for a nomination this year in a picture that looks to be a return to solid form for director Joe Wright.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

7
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas | U.S. Release Date: November 22

The Plot: Charles Dickens mixes real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and other characters for the timeless tale, A Christmas Carol.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

8
Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, and Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name | U.S. Release Date: November 24

The Plot: Summer of 1983, Northern Italy. An American-Italian is enamored by an American student who comes to study and live with his family. Together they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.

The Buzz: There's a dialogue-free shot in this trailer where Timothée Chalamet is upset and his mother, played by Amira Casar, consoles him — one hand running through his hair, the other on the steering wheel of her car, holding a lit cigarette. It's this moment, which we're imagining comes near the end of the movie where Chalamet's character, a well-educated and worldly young man who is going through his first heartbreak, that devastates us. It's also one of many reasons that Luca Guadagnino's latest film might be at the top of our personal fall movie list.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

9
James Franco and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist | U.S. Release Date: December 1

The Plot: The true story behind the making of The Room, a film described as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, which has become a cult phenomenon and made filmmaker Tommy Wiseau an underground star.

The Buzz: The first look at this film generated a huge response from IMDb's Facebook followers, perhaps proving it has a draw outside simply those who know the cult original. Stars James Franco and Seth Rogen also prove a draw, and reviews out of SXSW, where the film debuted, hailed Franco's performance as his best since 127 Hours.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

10
Justin Timberlake in Wonder Wheel (2017)

Wonder Wheel | U.S. Release Date: December 1

The Plot: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.

The Buzz: With a voter-friendly release date, this film will position both Woody Allen and star Kate Winslet as serious contenders for awards season. Additionally, the movie, the first to be fully distributed by Amazon Studios, will premiere as the closing-night film of the New York Film Festival. Wonder Wheel will serve up plenty for critics and fans to enjoy, not the least of which are cinematography by three-time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro and 1950s-era lifeguarding by 10-time Grammy winner Justin Timberlake.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

11
The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

The Tribes of Palos Verdes | U.S. Release Date: December 1

The Plot: After relocating to a California oceanside community, an unexpected separation between her parents sends young surfing enthusiast Medina on a quest for happiness and community.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

12
Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water | U.S. Release Date: December 8

The Plot: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The Buzz: Everything about Guillermo del Toro’s passion project has got us excited: Doug Jones' return to embodying del Toro’s otherworldly beings, a fairy tale in an unlikely setting of a 1963 government-research laboratory, and the stellar cast that includes Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, and Octavia Spencer. The film is already gearing up for awards, having been selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

13
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya | U.S. Release Date: December 8

The Plot: A darkly comedic look at the life of American figure skater Tonya Harding, one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

14
Morgan Freeman, Joe Pantoliano, Graham Beckel, George Wallace, and Nick Peine in Just Getting Started (2017)

Just Getting Started | U.S. Release Date: December 8

The Plot: Duke Driver is the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. Diver may have a mysterious past, but he's a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer Leo checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived Suzie. When Duke's past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

15
Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi | U.S. Release Date: December 15

The Plot: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

The Buzz: After The Force Awakens provided a new hope for fans of the Star Wars universe, this next chapter in the Skywalker saga needs to deliver on that promise. Shrouded in mystery, it looks to take a more bleak turn as Luke declares: "It's time for the Jedi to end." The film will also mark beloved star Carrie Fisher's final appearance in the series.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

16
John Cena in Ferdinand (2017)

Ferdinand | U.S. Release Date: December 15

The Plot: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

The Buzz: Walt Disney created an Oscar-winning animated short version of author Munro Leaf's flower-loving, pacifist bull back in 1938 (a mere two years after Leaf's book was published). In the ensuing years there have been so few adaptations of the character, it's a bit jarring for long-time fans to see him in computer-generated animated form. Hopefully everything Ferdinand stands for won't get lost in this particular translation?

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

17
Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, and Kira McLean in Permanent (2017)

Permanent | U.S. Release Date: December 15

The Plot: It's 1982, and the Dicksons (Jim, Jeanne, and Aurelie) are the new-comers to a southern town where all the girls long for Farrah Fawcett-type curls. Pre-teen Aurelie begs her parents for a permanent, hoping for life-changing waves, but when they take her to a Beauty School instead of a salon to save money, disaster ensues, and the perm ends up destroying Aurelie's already low-grade social life as well as her hair follicles.

[url=/list/ls020190317/videoplayer/ vi3527981337]Watch the Latest Trailer[/url] | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

18
Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle | U.S. Release Date: December 20

The Plot: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into a certain game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives.

The Buzz: How do you revive an old franchise. Add Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, of course. Alongside co-stars Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black, this update of 1995's Jumanji promises to be a fun crowd-pleaser over the holidays.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

19
Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in All the Money in the World (2017)

All the Money in the World | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: The story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the heir to the Getty oil fortune, and his mother’s desperate attempt to get the cash for the ransom.

The Buzz: All we know about Ridley Scott's latest is that the director, like Steven Spielberg, is speeding through post-production to get the picture ready for awards season. We also hear the dynamics of Michelle Williams' character, Gail Harris, could put her in Oscar contention.

Watch the Latest Trailer | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

20
Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons, and Ed Helms in Father Figures (2017)

Bastards | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: Two brothers, raised to believe their biological father died, find out their mother slept with many powerful and famous men in the 1970s, and the siblings hit the road to find their real father.

The Buzz: Justin Malen's script has been on the Black List (an industry countdown of the top-rated unproduced screenplays) since 2011, when Hollywood was snatching up R-rated comedies in hopes of finding the next Hangover-sized hit.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

21
Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: A couple signs up for a radical new procedure where they will shrunken to four inches tall so they can have a better lifestyle and be more eco-conscious at the same time.

The Buzz: Like Nebraska, Downsizing is one of Alexander Payne's projects that he's slowly developed over time, and it's the first time he's flirted with the sci-fi genre, one of many reasons audiences are breathless to see mini Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig navigate Payne's utopia. We've seen scenes from the movie and were left speechless in the best sense of the term.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

22
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, and Shelley Regner in Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Pitch Perfect 3 | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: On a hiatus after the A Capella World Tournament, the Bellas reunite for one last singing competition: A USO tournament with both bands and a cappella groups.

The Buzz: We're 99% sure this is the last time you'll see Anna Kendrick in Bella-mode, and 100% sure the Pitch Perfect franchise will be spun-off or rebooted within a few years — with or without Hailee Steinfeld. Until then, we're liking the fact that the end of the trilogy finds them entertaining the troops instead of, say, on a reality competition show.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

23
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

The Post | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

The Buzz: Steven Spielberg has sped through production to get his latest, a look at how the Washington Post won a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed the outlet to continue reporting on the Pentagon Papers, an account of the country's long involvement in Vietnam/Indochina. Reportedly the film has an All the President's Men feel to it, right down to Tom Hanks portraying Ben Bradlee, the Post editor played by Oscar-winner Jason Robards in AtPM.

See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

24
Happy End (2017)

Happy End | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: The lifeless business and personal affairs of the affluent Laurent family, who own and operate a successful construction and transport company, are seen through the eyes of Ève, the youngest member of the clan.

The Buzz: More than one critic has offered that Michael Haneke's latest movie acts as a sequel to Amour in that it slowly tracks the hopeless interpersonal dynamics between family members with a teasing, masterful hand. Fanzine Harduin, who plays 13-year-old Éve, is said to turn in a noteworthy performance.

See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

25
Christian Bale in Hostiles (2017)

Hostiles | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

26
Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread | U.S. Release Date: December 25

The Plot: Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dressmaker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.

The Buzz: For now, we can consider this to be Daniel Day-Lewis' last role since the three-time Oscar winner has claimed this will be his final appearance on the silver screen. If this turns out to be true, thankfully he's decided that Paul Thomas Anderson will be the last person to direct him, since they made lasting impression together in There Will Be Blood a decade ago.

Watch the Latest Trailer | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

27
Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle in The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman | U.S. Release Date: December 25

The Plot: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Buzz: Hugh Jackman is no stranger to origin stories or the musical genre, and the feather-light touch that seems to be in play here could result in one of those unstoppably popular holiday releases that continues Jackman's high-functioning relationship with 20th Century Fox.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

28
Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game (2017)

Molly's Game | U.S. Release Date: December 25

The Plot: The true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested by the FBI.

The Buzz: We love movies like this — seductive thrillers that feel like Vanity Fair feature articles come to life, and sense that the pairing of Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain could make for one wicked, adult-oriented caper.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

29
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool | U.S. Release Date: December 29

The Plot: A former Hollywood leading lady gets a second lease on life with a younger actor as her boyfriend and a relocation to Liverpool, England.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

30
Lin Shaye in Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

Insidious: The Last Key | U.S. Release Date: January 5

The Plot: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

31
Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga in The Commuter (2018)

The Commuter | U.S. Release Date: January 12

The Plot: As he's contacted by a mysterious stranger, an insurance salesman's routine commute home takes a threatening turn as he's drawn into a conspiracy where he's forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

32
Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington 2 | U.S. Release Date: January 12

The Plot: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

33
Proud Mary (2018)

Proud Mary | U.S. Release Date: January 12

The Plot: An assassin working for a Boston-based organized crime family begins to rethink her career objectives after she crosses paths with a young boy during a hit that has gone awry.

Watch the Latest Trailer | See More Photos | Check Global Release Dates | Read Trivia

34
Chris Hemsworth in 12 Strong (2018)
Chris Hemsworth in 12 Strong (2018)