There are lots of exciting films with our favorite movie stars coming this season, including Don’t Worry Darling starring Harry Styles, Billy Eichner’s rom-com Bros, Hocus Pocus 2 and the Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde. Check out this list of fall films.
Music fans will have a lot to look forward to in this documentary of English singer-songwriter David Bowie. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film will explore the life and career of the talented and highly influential performer. Named after one of his songs, it includes unreleased footage from the performer’s archives and never before seen live footage. Moonage Daydream also has the full backing of Bowie’s estate.
Get cozy and stay in for this exclusive Peacock release. The rom-com, directed by Alex Lehman, stars Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco. The film follows Sheila (Cuoco) as she uses a time travel machine to “reshape” her relationship with Gary (Davidson). When a do-over of their first meeting doesn’t work out as planned, Sheila insists on time-hopping to different points in Gary’s life in the hope of shaping him into her perfect man.
Don’t Worry Darling
Harry Styles and Florence Pugh star in this psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde (who also appears in a supporting role). Tensions erupt when the reality behind a seemingly perfect couple (Styles and Pugh) living in a seemingly ideal community comes to the surface. Once Alice (Pugh) starts investigating Jack’s (Styles) employer, which happens to be the company that owns the experimental community, a whole world of secrets is unearthed.
A Jazzman’s Blues
Set in the post War War II deep south, Tyler Perry’s latest film is a drama that deals with a forbidden love, deception and family secrets. It focuses on the life of a black jazz singer as he sets out to pursue a career beyond the confines of rural life. It is based on Perry’s first screenplay, written 26 years ago. The film stars Joshua Boone, Amirah Vann and Solea Pfieffer.
Adapted from Joyce Carol Oats’ 2000 novel, Blonde uses a fictitious take on Marilyn Monroe’s (Ana De Armas) life to craft a semi-biographical tale of trauma, exploitation and addiction. It employs the stylistic use of black and white (sometimes switching back to color) to enhance the nostalgic atmosphere. The psychological drama is directed by Andrew Dominik (Killing them Softly, Mindhunter) and stars Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel and Julianne Nicholson.
Bros breaks ground as the first film both written by and co-starring an out gay man (Billy Eichner) as well as the first gay rom-com released by a major Hollywood studio. The almost entirely LGBTQ+ cast also features Luke MacFarlane, Ts Madison, Symone and Monica Raymund. The story follows two gay men with commitment issues who may not be able to avoid stumbling into love.
Hocus Pocus 2
After almost 20 years Disney is releasing the sequel to the 1993 hit film Hocus Pocus. The film’s story picks up 29 years later, with three high school students fending off the 17th century Sanderson Sisters who have returned with a vengeance to terrorize Salem. The comedy/horror hybrid stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
Set in the 1930s, Amsterdam is a comedic mystery that involves three friends who become suspects in a murder. When the friends probe into the truth behind the crime, they uncover major national secrets and find themselves at the center of an outrageous plot. It has an all-star cast that includes Christian Bale, Chris Rock, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Margot Robbie and Robert Deniro. Amsterdam is director David O’Russell’s first film since 2015’s Joy.
In theaters and on Peacock
It’s that time of year again and those who love a good scare can look forward to yet another installment from the neverending (or is this really the end?) horror franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis and James Jude Courtney will return to portray their well-known roles. Halloween Ends follows Laurie Strode (Curtis) as she’s torn away from a comfortable life penning her memoir to once again face the evil she’s fought so hard to expel from her thoughts and life.
In theaters, on Prime Video on Nov. 4
Harry Styles makes another appearance in this film directed by Michael Grandage. Set in 1950s England, Tom (Styles) is a gay policeman who marries a schoolteacher but soon enters a gay relationship with a museum curator. At a time when homosexuality was still illegal in England, the struggle to keep this a secret could destroy their lives.
Ticket to Paradise
Another romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Convinced they are preventing their daughter from making the same mistake they made when they were younger, Clooney and Roberts play divorced parents traveling to Bali to stop her from marrying a local man. The film was directed by Oliver Parker who last directed 2018’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The latest installment from the DC Comics’ universe, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge and Pierce Brosnan. After being held prisoner for thousands of years, Black Adam (Johnson) is released into the modern world and uses harsh means to deliver his own version of justice. Facing a bigger threat than they can handle, The Justice Society of America joins forces with Black Adam after helping him tone down his brutal approach.
The School for Good & Evil
The School for Good and Evil is based on Soman Chainani’s fantasy novel of the same name. Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, the Heat, Spy), it follows best friends Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofie Wylie) as they enter a magical school and end up on opposing sides. Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne also star.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Marvel Comics steps in this fall to offer the latest addition to the Black Panther series. Starring Latitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke, the film picks up after the death of King T’Challa with the kingdom of Wakanda having to defend their nation from new invaders.
Bones and All
One part romance, one part horror and one part road-film, Bones and All captures a cross country trek by two cannibalistic lovers. Set in Reagan era America, it is based on the novel by the same name by Camille DeAngelis. The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance and Michael Stuhlbarg.