2017 Fall Movie Guide

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 week ago

Hotly anticipated sequels like 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' awards bait such as 'Battle of the Sexes,' and family fare including 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' await you in IMDb's Fall Movie Guide.

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Christoph Waltz and Alicia Vikander in Tulip Fever (2017)

Tulip Fever | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: Set in 17th century Amsterdam, a married woman begins a passionate affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.

The Buzz: Director Justin Chadwick has a knack for making visually sumptuous historical dramas that sometimes feel a bit lacking in the story department but are gorgeous to look at nonetheless. Tulip Fever doesn't seem fit to change this opinion despite its intriguing premise and appealing cast. With its ever-shifting release date and handfuls of middling reviews, it will be up to audience word of mouth to keep it in theaters for long.

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Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, Dolly Wells, Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Amber Heard, and Wyatt Cenac in I Do... Until I Don't (2017)

I Do ... Until I Don't | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: Three couples at various points in their relationships become the subjects of a film about marriage being an antiquated idea that needs a reboot: Why not turn marriage into a seven-year deal with an option to renew?

The Buzz: Lake Bell is back behind the camera after notching the indie hit In a World..., though her followup, which also deals with questions of identity and interpersonal relationships, albeit on a much more intimate scale, hasn't enraptured audiences as much.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind | U.S. Re-release Date: September 1

The Plot: After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a worker feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

The Buzz: Digitally remastered in 4K, this 40th anniversary re-release of one Steven Spielberg's first movies about aliens looks set to be a visual spectacle. It will give audiences another chance to see the enigmatic epic on a massive screen.

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Orlando Bloom and Noomi Rapace in Unlocked (2017)

Unlocked | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: A disgraced CIA agent living in London is called back into action to help prevent an imminent biological attack. Unearthing classified information on the case, she enlists the help of an ex-soldier to bring down the terrorist — and to help keep her alive.

The Buzz: Director Michael Apted, who has spent a lot of time in the TV world since Chasing Mavericks, unites a calm-and-collected Noomi Rapace with a tattooed Orlando Bloom in an effort to keep London safe from a terrorist attack, in a movie that seems too close to the real world for our potential comfort.

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Dolores Huerta in Dolores (2017)

Dolores | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: A documentary on civil rights activist and American labor leader Dolores Huerta who fought for racial and economic justice alongside Caesar Chavez but never enjoyed the same recognition — until now.

The Buzz: Now in her 80s, Dolores Huerta is waging the same battles she has fought since the 1950s, though, thanks to this documentary by Peter Bratt (yes, Benjamin's brother) history can be rewritten to include her achievements.

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Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville in Viceroy's House (2017)

Viceroy's House | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

The Buzz: The pairing of Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson could be a draw for audiences who otherwise might not be immediately drawn to this story of the partitioning of the British Indian Empire.

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Humberto Busto, Mauricio Ochmann, and Alfonso Dosal in Do It Like An Hombre (2017)

Hazlo Como Hombre | U.S. Release Date: September 1

The Plot: Raúl, Eduardo and Santiago have led a happy and "straight" life since their childhood, until, one day, Santiago confesses to them that he is gay.

The Buzz: Wonderful to see that an anti-machismo comedy sits atop any country's year-to-date box office. In the case of Aftershock director Nicolás López's latest, it topped the Mexican box office over its opening weekend and has become the country's No. 1 earner of the year.

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Bill Skarsgård in It (2017)

It | U.S. Release Date: September 8

The Plot: When children begin to disappear in a small town, a group of kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back centuries.

The Buzz: Anticipation has been high for the the film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel since setting the record for the most-watched trailer online in a single day with 197 million views. Combining a creepy clown with a creepy kid, good word of mouth could translate into a bumper box office for this scary movie.

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Reese Witherspoon in Home Again (2017)

Home Again | U.S. Release Date: September 8

The Plot: After her separation, Alice moves her daughters back to LA, her hometown. During a night out on her 40th birthday, she meets three aspiring filmmakers and makes the snap decision to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways — especially when her ex shows up, suitcase in hand.

The Buzz: Reese Witherspoon is always at her best when scripts push her to the edge, and we are into the idea of seeing how her character develops as she works to reinvent herself while also offering shelter to a creative young trio of men. Just don't get re-married or we'll boo from the back of the theater!

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Trophy (2017)

Trophy | U.S. Release Date: September 8

The Plot: A documentary focused on animal conservation and commodification at a time when endangered African march ever closer to extinction.

The Buzz: Already listed on several best-of lists, Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau's doc might be the discovery of the season.

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Gina Gershon, Whoopi Goldberg, and Charlie Sheen in 9/11 (2017)

9/11 | U.S. Release Date: September 8

The Plot: Five people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The movie chronicles their attempts to work together and escape.

The Buzz: Martin Guigui (The Bronx Bull) directs Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, and Gina Gershon in this movie, which was written for the big screen but premiered on a stage in Arizona in 2011. The Tucson Weekly wrote at the time: "This is an interesting but rather skeletal piece, begging to be fleshed out with richer characterizations and hinting at a depth it doesn't quite reach." Early reviews of the film version hint at this being a best-case scenario.

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School Life (2016)

School Life | U.S. Release Date: September 8

The Plot: Long-time careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.

The Buzz: The school in this documentary is playfully compared to Hogwarts by many people who have had he good fortune to see it, and we imagine the decisions facing these real-life students and teachers will be as emotionally affecting as their fictional counterparts.

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Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence in Mother! (2017)

mother! | U.S. Release Date: September 15

The Plot: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

The Buzz: So many questions (how exactly does Kristen Wiig fit into all of this?) ... so many exclamations (what a year for Michelle Pfeiffer!) ... We hope that Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence's artistic and romantic relationship is for the long term, and we sense that Aronofsky's homage to Rosemary's Baby stands on its own as an original vision as well. Right now we're imagining it's a bit like if the Woodhouses and the Castevets shared an apartment instead of living next door to one another.

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Dylan O'Brien in American Assassin (2017)

American Assassin | U.S. Release Date: September 15

The Plot: CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp and his mentor, Cold War veteran Stan Hurley, are tasked with investigating a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. Soon they discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a World War.

The Buzz: Dylan O'Brien is literally back in action after the serious accident that befell him on the Maze Runner: The Death Cure set with a potential franchise character and a solid supporting cast and filmmaking team to deliver a hit — especially if O'Brien's formidable female following want to see him in a more grown-up role.

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Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams in Brad's Status (2017)

Brad's Status | U.S. Release Date: September 15

The Plot: A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

The Buzz: Ben Stiller is in life-crisis comedy mode again; fortunately, there's Austin Abrams' performance to look forward to as Stiller's level-headed, plain-spoken son who seems more than able to take on the role of parent while he tries to get into some of the country's finest colleges and universities. Mike White writes and, for the first time since "Enlightened," directs.

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Nicholas Hoult in Rebel in the Rye (2017)

Rebel in the Rye | U.S. Release Date: September 15

The Plot: A biopic of author J.D. Salinger that focuses on his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill, his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye.

The Buzz: Writer/director Danny Strong, who returned to Stars Hollow for the "Gilmore Girls" revival as a successful Hollywood screenwriter, debuted his J.D. Salinger biography at Sundance earlier this year, then recut the film to address festival-audience feedback. Nicholas Hoult, who received strong reviews for his work, is now gearing up to play a young version of another legendary author: J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US, which must band together to defeat a common enemy.

The Buzz: This sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service will benefit from the strong fanbase generated by that surprising and visceral original. It also looks set to win fresh fans with a strong line up of new additions including Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore.

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Jackie Chan in The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they fight villains and monsters. By day, they struggle against their greatest enemy: high school.

The Buzz: Surprise hit The LEGO Movie opened the door for a series of movies based around the toy bricks, beginning with successful superhero spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie earlier this year. The LEGO Ninjago Movie looks set to build on that popular streak, with a funny take on martial arts movies and a voice cast that includes Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, and Justin Theroux

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Liesl Ahlers in Friend Request (2016)

Friend Request | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

The Buzz: Strange that there's no active teen-centric horror franchise these days. Not that major and indie studios haven't tried to get one up and running, but Rings failed as a reboot, Ouija suffered from sequelitis, and indies such as Wish Upon couldn't distinguish themselves. Maybe it's time to boot up the Final Destination saga.

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Steve Carell and Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

The Buzz: Although this film is based on the historic match between King and Riggs in 1973, it feels quite timely, especially given John McEnroe's recent remarks that Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, would rank 700th if she were in the male circuit. Perhaps we'll see a sequel?

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Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in Victoria and Abdul (2017)

Victoria and Abdul | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: The true story of an unexpected friendship between a young clerk from India and Queen Victoria, in the later years of her reign in the 19th century.

The Buzz: Dame Judi Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria, 20 years after being Oscar-nominated (and winning the Golden Globe and Bafta) for her performance in Mrs. Brown. Expectations for the film are bolstered by the fact it is directed by Stephen Frears, the filmmaker behind The Queen, last year's Florence Foster Jenkins, and Philomena, which secured a further Oscar nomination for Dench.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany in Stronger (2017)

Stronger | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: The real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The Buzz: Jake Gyllenhaal might just earn his second Oscar nomination — his first since Brokeback Mountain — with this true story helmed by David Gordon Green, the former super-indie filmmaker who now functions as a director for hire (no shade). Mistress of accents and Tatiana Maslany supports as Erin Hurley, Bauman's partner, in what could be another awards-worthy role.

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Kirsten Dunst in Woodshock (2017)

Woodshock | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: Theres is a young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss and torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

The Buzz: We've always loved the narratives that Kate and Laura Mulleavy have told with their fashion label, Rodarte. (Did you know they famously — and controversially — created some of Black Swan's costumes?) Once we heard that the sisters were co-writing and directing a film starring Kirsten Dunst (a fashionplate in her own right), it didn't really matter what the subject might be — we were intrigued just by the thought of the collaboration. After getting some hints at what the narrative might be from watching the trailer a few times, our hope is that the Mulleavy sisters bring out a new side of Dunst as an actress — something we began to see with her performance in Melancholia.

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Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Tuva Novotny in Kongens nei (2016)

The King's Choice | U.S. Release Date: September 22

The Plot: Set during Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway in 1940, King Haakon VII receives an ultimatum from his opponents to surrender or die. During the ensuing three days, Haakon's bravery and loyalty earns him the title of the people’s king.

The Buzz: Anyone primed for an alternative view of WWII is the audience for this Norwegian export that won 8 Amandas (Norway's equivalent of the Oscar) this year.

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Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson in American Made (2017)

American Made | U.S. Release Date: September 29

The Plot: Follows the outrageous and true exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot who was unexpectedly recruited by the CIA in the 1980s to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

The Buzz: Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman, in this international escapade, which combines daring aerial stunts with an astonishing story and a performance from Cruise that focuses more on character than the action roles he has taken in recent years.

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Diego Luna, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons in Flatliners (2017)

Flatliners | U.S. Release Date: September 29

The Plot: Five medical students embark on a dangerous experiment of stopping their hearts for short periods of time to trigger a near-death experience. But they become haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing on the other side.

The Buzz: The 1990 film of the same name, for which this serves as a sequel, has become a cult movie. But this will be a fresh concept for a large portion of the audience, who may turn out for this creepy movie starring Ellen Page and Diego Luna, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role from the original movie.

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Super Dark Times (2017)

Super Dark Times | U.S. Release Date: September 29

The Plot: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

The Buzz: After Gus Van Sant's Elephant, we didn't know if we'd ever really want to take in another Columbine-themed drama, but Super Dark Times played well on the festival circuit, and the studio cut one seriously effective trailer for director Kevin Phillips' feature debut.

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Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky (2017)

Lucky | U.S. Release Date: September 29

The Plot: Having outlived all of his contemporaries, 90-year-old atheist Lucky finds himself nearing the end of his life in an off-the-map desert town.

The Buzz: Described as a lovely little movie about everything and nothing, Lucky is a treatise on the daily routine of life and impending death. Praised as the best Harry Dean Stanton vehicle since Paris, Texas, Lucky is also the directorial debut of character actor John Carroll Lynch.

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Liam Neeson in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House | U.S. Release Date: September 29

The Plot: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

The Buzz: Should All the President's Men just get re-released already, because directors are hungry to revisit this era in American politics. After we see Liam Neeson do his potentially awards-baiting work as Watergate informant Mark Felt, Steven Spielberg's The Post will serve as a prequel of sorts as he unveils his take on the Pentagon Papers incident with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 | U.S. Release Date: October 6

The Plot: Thirty years after the events of Blade Runner, LAPD officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos, and leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for decades.

The Buzz: It is hard to imagine a film that could match the visionary Blade Runner, but in director Denis Villeneuve we trust. From what we have seen to date, the sequel looks to feature stunning visuals that wrap around an enigmatic, sci-fi mystery. Include Ryan Gosling and the return of Harrison Ford and this could be a rare sequel that lives up to the promise of the original.

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Idris Elba in The Mountain Between Us (2017)

The Mountain Between Us | U.S. Release Date: October 6

The Plot: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

The Buzz: Based on the Charles Martin 2011 novel, this star-studded survival film makes it world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and there's already talk of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba being serious contenders for the upcoming awards season.

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Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Andrea Libman, and Ashleigh Ball in My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

My Little Pony: The Movie | U.S. Release Date: October 6

The Plot: A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

The Buzz: Followers of the original series will be heartened that the film has been steered by original director and writer Jayson Thiessen and Meghan McCarthy. Even so, the film, which is produced by Hasbro's film label Allspark Pictures, packs a voice-acting punch: The cast includes Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, and Uzo Aduba among others.

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Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (2017)

The Florida Project | U.S. Release Date: October 6

The Plot: Halley and her daughter Moonee live in a motel that's managed by Bobby, a man whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, while her mother soon finds herself exploring increasingly dangerous options as a way to keep them both alive.

The Buzz: Director Sean Baker didn't shoot his follow-up to Tangerine on an iPhone, but he's again focused on a close-knit group of people living on the fringe of society. Both Baker and Willem Dafoe, who notches a must-see supporting role here, are said to be in award-worthy form.

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Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad, and Chadwick Boseman in Marshall (2017)

Marshall | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

The Buzz: Chadwick Boseman takes on his third biopic, this time inhabiting the role of NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall as he tackles a racially charged case early in his career, before his tenure in the Supreme Court. Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Sterling K. Brown round out the cast.

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Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan in The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: A businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

The Buzz: We hear that Green Lantern's Martin Campbell might be out of director jail for his work on this thriller that pits Jackie Chan against Pierce Brosnan and gives both men a compelling backstory as they face off in a war of ideals.

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Will Tilston in Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

Goodbye Christopher Robin | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: The story of the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.

The Buzz: The family drama, which explores how the the success of the books impacted their relationship, has already generated some early awards buzz for Margot Robbie, who stars as the wife of A.A. Milne, played by Domhnall Gleeson. It certainly looks set to be a prestige title from Simon Curtis, the director of Woman in Gold and My Week With Marilyn, of which the latter secured Oscar nominations and won the Golden Globe for Michelle Williams.

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Jessica Rothe in Happy Death Day (2017)

Happy Death Day | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: Tree Gelbman is forced to relive the the day of her murder, which also happens to be her birthday, until she's able to solve the mystery of her killer's identity.

The Buzz: Happy Death Day is the latest from Blumhouse Productions, the producers behind the summer hit Get Out. Billed as the Groundhog Day of horror films, Happy Death Day promises thrills and chills as well as the comfort of a tried-and-true formula.

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Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans, and Bella Heathcote in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: The true story of William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated in its earlier years.

The Buzz: Clearly, there's no better timing for this story because we're all still talking about how excellent Wonder Woman was and are curious to see if it earns any award nominations. Angela Robinson's biographical look at William Moulton Marston should help people understand why some of the WW comics' panels looked so sexy and taboo.

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Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy in Breathe (2017)

Breathe | U.S. Release Date: October 13

The Plot: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

The Buzz: This inspiring love story marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Star Andrew Garfield is already earning kudos for his powerful performance, and is set to receive the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye Award.

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The Snowman (2017)

The Snowman | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Buzz: Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson helms this adaptation of Jo Nesbø's popular Norwegian crime novel of the same name. At the center of the action are two IMDb fan favorites, Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, the detective duo on the hunt for an elusive serial killer. True to the novel, the movie was shot in Norway and features a cameo from the author himself.

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Tyler Perry in Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed.

The Buzz: Another year, another Tyler Perry Madea movie for Halloween. The 10th installment in the franchise and a follow-up to Boo! A Madea Halloween, which grossed nearly $74 million worldwide, Boo 2! finds Madea facing off against a new squad of antagonists in a send-up of classic camp horror movies that spoofs recent horror flicks, such as Get Out.

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Geostorm (2017)

Geostorm | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

The Buzz: Gerard Butler has graduated from saving Washington, D.C., and London to the entire world in this storm-controlling-satellite-induced global disaster film. Geostorm marks the feature film directing debut of Dean Devlin ("Leverage," "The Librarians") who also co-wrote the script. Although the film has been delayed twice, we’re all in when it comes to Gerard Butler saving things and disaster extravaganzas so this one we’re hoping will be fun.

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Josh Brolin in Only the Brave (2017)

Only the Brave | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: A drama based on the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

The Buzz: We're interested to see what director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy/Oblivion) brings narratively and visually to this true story of the tragedy that befell the heroic fire-fighting squad, the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

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Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, and Djimon Hounsou in Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)

Same Kind of Different As Me | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: Ron Hall is on a quest to save his marriage to his wife, Deborah. In the midst of his journey, he befriends a homeless man who alters their lives forever.

The Buzz: It seems like there was a change-up in distributors after the first look at this faith-based drama was released; public reaction was rather negative as to what appeared to be some tone-deaf story telling about matters of race relations and homelessness. Pure Flix Entertainment, which specializes in such films, had stepped in to assist Paramount with getting the word out.

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Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck (2017)

Wonderstruck | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: The story of 12-year-old Ben, set in 1977, is interwoven with the story of 12-year-old Rose, a young girl in New York in 1927, as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

The Buzz: Directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Wonderstruck was widely praised for its two young co-stars (Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds) and visual beauty when it was screened at Cannes.

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Nahuel Pérez Biscayart in 120 battements par minute (2017)

BPM (Beats Per Minute) | U.S. Release Date: October 20

The Plot: A drama centered around a group of Parisian ACT UP/AIDS activists in the 1980s.

The Buzz: The Cannes jury and audiences alike embraced Robin Campillo's latest, which has raised the writer/director's international profile considerably. The drama won four awards at this year's festival, including the Grand Prize of the Jury.

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Laura Vandervoort in Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

The Buzz: Seven years after Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, the franchise is being "reinvented" with a new story line, characters and a new "Saw for 2017" approach as directors Michael and Peter Spierig look to tone down the viciousness and up the fun, while keeping the gore that fans have come to expect.

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Julianne Moore and Matt Damon in Suburbicon (2017)

Suburbicon | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns — the perfect place to raise a family. In the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

The Buzz: We have to wonder if the highly neurotic trailers for George Clooney's latest offering as a director will appeal or repel audiences who might otherwise be attracted to whatever Clooney has crafted this time with the Coen Bros. (who wrote the script) and BFF Matt Damon.

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Miles Teller and Haley Bennett in Thank You for Your Service (2017)

Thank You for Your Service | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

The Buzz: Miles Teller will certainly turn heads with his portrayal of a soldier torn to pieces by his own internal struggles and will help to reignite a broad conversation about the domestic implications of war abroad. But the most eye-catching performances here will be from Haley Bennett, who takes on a character wildly divergent from her role in The Girl on the Train, and Amy Schumer, who doesn't need much screen time to make a big emotional impact.

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Jason Clarke and Blake Lively in All I See Is You (2016)

All I See Is You | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about their marriage.

The Buzz: Directed Marc Forster, this romantic thriller made its debut at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews. However, critics did agree that lead Blake Lively delivers a strong performance as a blind woman trying to navigate the world after she regains her sight.

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Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: This psychological horror centers on a charismatic surgeon who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

The Buzz: The film polarized critics when it debuted at Cannes, and was described as "a disturbing melodrama with shades of thriller and even horror." It went on to win the best screenplay prize at the festival, with Nicole Kidman's performance opposite Colin Farrell singled out for particular praise. But this does not look like a film for the feint of heart.

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Margaret Qualley in Novitiate (2017)

Novitiate | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

The Buzz: A first-time feature from Margaret Betts, Novitiate is graced with a strong cast of women that includes Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Morgan Saylor, Dianna Agron, and Liana Liberato. Set at a critical turning point in the history of the Catholic Church, elements of drama spice up a story that might otherwise have become a religious procedural.

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Terry Notary in The Square (2017)

The Square | U.S. Release Date: October 27

The Plot: A poignant satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

The Buzz: The latest film from award-winning director Ruben Östlund, this Swedish drama won the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was also chosen as Sweden's official 2018 Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Phil Pierce in A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

A Bad Moms Christmas | U.S. Release Date: November 3

The Plot: Amy, Carla, and Kiki decide to rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.

The Buzz: Is it rational to hope that this sequel to the breakout hit Bad Moms will become the kind of holiday movie we watch alongside The Addams Family and The Ref?

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Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok | U.S. Release Date: November 3

The Plot: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

The Buzz: Taika Waititi brings his quirky humor, his indie sensibility, and Oscar-winning Cate Blanchett to the Thor franchise. If the record-breaking teaser trailer (136 million views in 24 hours) is anything to go by, this could be the biggest Thor film to date.

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Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, and Bryan Cranston in Last Flag Flying (2017)

Last Flag Flying | U.S. Release Date: November 3

The Plot: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

The Buzz: Last Flag Flying is the latest from Richard Linklater. Last Flag Flying is the sequel to The Last Detail, and both movies are based on novels of the same name by Darryl Ponicsan. Ponicsan and Linklater co-wrote the screenplay, and Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne star. Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters in The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson, and the late Otis Young.

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

Roman J Israel, Esq. | U.S. Release Date: November 3

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.

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Woody Harrelson in LBJ (2016)

LBJ | U.S. Release Date: November 3

The Plot: LBJ centers on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin's bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing Kennedy's historic Civil Rights Act.

The Buzz: Woody Harrelson transforms himself with into Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming Rob Reiner directed presidential biopic that is already getting some early Oscar buzz. The star-studded cast includes C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bill Pullman.

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Kenneth Branagh in Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express | U.S. Release Date: November 10

The Plot: Based on the classic Agatha Christie novel, what starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into a mystery in which 13 strangers become stranded on a train, and everyone’s a suspect.

The Buzz: Kenneth Branagh directs this thriller and stars as detective Hercule Poirot, sporting a grand moustache that seems to be a character of its own. The all-star cast, that includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, and Dame Judi Dench among others, could ensure a strong turnout for this classic mystery.

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Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Will Ferrell in Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

Daddy's Home 2 | U.S. Release Date: November 10

The Plot: Father Dusty and stepfather Brad have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho Dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

The Buzz: A blended family Christmas gets a little more complicated and over the top with two disparate grandfather figures. John Lithgow plays Will Ferrell's similarly quirky dad, while Mel Gibson plays a fitting father to Mark Wahlberg's character, even if he's only 15 years older than him in real life.

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Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | U.S. Release Date: November 10

The Plot: After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

The Buzz: The latest film from Academy Award-winning director Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards ... has a powerhouse cast including Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is making its rounds on the festival circuit and will likely be a strong contender for awards season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Death Wish (2017)

Death Wish | U.S. Release Date: November 22

The Plot: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

The Buzz: Eli Roth's contempotary take on the iconic Charles Bronson character, family man turned vigilante Paul Kersey, already has certain people stirred up, saying the director is projecting an "alt-right fantasy." To others, it might look like the B movie of the winter season?

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

Molly's Game | U.S. Release Date: November 22

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.

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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.

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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.

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Polaroid (2017)

Polaroid | U.S. Release Date: December 1

The Plot: High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

The Buzz: Polaroid is based off a short story and award-winning 14-minute short film by Norwegian director Lars Klevberg, who also helms the American feature-length remake. The terrifying Javier Botet, best known for playing the monsters in Mama, Insidious, [Rec], The Conjuring 2, and the upcoming Slender Man is cast in an unnamed role, which immediately makes Polaroid that much scarier.

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James 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.

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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.

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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.

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Ridley Scott

All the Money in the World | U.S. Release Date: December 8

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, and Ester Dean 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.

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Tom Hanks 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.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Current War (2017)

The Current War | U.S. Release Date: December 22

The Plot: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American public.

The Buzz: Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon have somehow never shared the screen until now, and now their respective fan bases will be able to see if they can truly make any subject matter fascinating.

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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.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film (2017)

Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project | 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.

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

The Greatest Showman | U.S. Release Date: December 27

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.

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