The summer season of 2017 has come to an end. And it’s perhaps a lot better than last year as there were some great hits with Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, and Baby Driver just to name a few. But since the weather is becoming cooler and everyone’s going back to school, it’s time for the rest of the big hits to come out during the fall movie season. At this time, these last few months of the year will hopefully provide us with movies that many people will be scouting for the biggest blockbusters and the lookout for potential Oscar contenders. Will some of these make on someone’s Top 10 list by the end of the year?
So what’s better to start out the season with some of my most anticipated movies that are coming out for the rest of the year? Movies like Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween, My Little Pony, A Bad Moms Christmas, or Geostorm will not make it on here because the ones that I have on my list are quality movies that might be good.
Which films from September to December are you looking forward to the most? Which movie between those months will make the most money? Check out what I have below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson; December 15)
If there is a Star Wars movie coming out before Christmas season, it has to be at the number one spot. And if you can’t get excited about a Star Wars movie? There’s something wrong with you. The Last Jedi is the continuation of The Force Awakens with director Rian Johnson taking over in what could be the best one in the saga yet. Is the Jedi truly over? Will Luke train Rey? Is there hope that Kylo Ren will turn good in the end? All these questions might be answered when this comes out. Only bad news for me is that I probably won’t see it opening night.
Justice League (Zack Snyder; November 17)
After the success of Wonder Woman, Justice League needs to be great as it’s the last comic book movie to come out this year. Finally having some of DC Comics’ greatest heroes (Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Superman) come together is something every comic book nerd has been waiting forever to see on the big screen. While there will be debating which scenes Joss Whedon (steps in for Zack Snyder) did because of its heavy reshoots, this still could be the most promising film in this DCEU. But if this ends of being a massive disappointment, what’s the point of living?
Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi; November 3)
Thor is finally back in the third installment of this franchise. From the looks of Thor: Ragnarok so far, this has the chance of becoming the best one yet. Because we all want Thor to have a great movie at this point. Director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) clearly knows what he’s doing as this looks a lot different from the other films as it going to infuse some cool, awesome moments with Thor and Hulk together in an intergalactic road trip fighting against Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Matthew Vaughn; September 22)
2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was a pleasant surprise as it was a pretty sweet spy movie that was both suave and entertaining. Director Matthew Vaughn is back to direct this highly anticipated sequel as it follows Eggsy (Taron Egerton) swinging over to the American version of the Kingsman to defeat Poppy (Julianne Moore) from taking over the world. It’s hard to tell if Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the opportunity to be a lot better, but it could take up the stakes of being spectacular.
IT (Andy Mushietti; September 8)
While The Dark Tower was a complete bust over the summer, saying IT is going to be the best Stephen King movie of 2017 isn’t saying a lot. One of the most talked about horror movies to ever come out in years with early word hearing that it’s scary and chilling. That’s enough for me to think Andy Mushietti’s remake of IT will have a shot of becoming the best horror movie of this year. If this turns out to be great, this will be the movie everyone will be talking about for a long time. This film needs to provide the scares that will create nightmares out of.
The Disaster Artist (James Franco; December 1)
Ever wonder how one of the worst movies ever got made? Well, The Disaster Artist gives us the glimpse of how The Room become known as the infamous film we all know today. Based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero, James Franco as Tommy Wiseau directs and stars in what might be an Oscar contender. The first trailer alone is one of the best of the year.
The Post (Steven Spielberg; December 22)
Anytime Steven Spielberg comes out with a movie during the fall, how could I not be excited? The Post tackles the Washington Post exposing the Pentagon Papers. Sounds riveting enough to say this could have the potential. With a cast like Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, a script co-written by Spotlight‘s Josh Singer, and an appropriate date for this to come out, it looks like Spielberg has another winner on his hands.
Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh; November 10)
Based on the popular Agatha Christie novel, this new re-telling of Murder on the Orient Express has the opportunity to be a cool, stylish remake of this famous work of fiction. With an all-star cast including director Kenneth Branagh, this can’t go wrong. Cast also includes Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, etc.
The Greatest Showman (Michael Gracey; December 25)
Seems like musicals are coming back in style ever since La La Land became a huge success. Telling the story of P.T. Barnum and how he created one of the biggest circuses in history, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, sounds like an idea that needs to be seen on screen. Hopefully bringing some spectacular performances along with memorable songs, The Greatest Showman could be this year’s Moulin Rouge!
Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve; October 6)
To be honest, still haven’t seen the original film and when I heard Blade Runner 2049 was finally happening, it didn’t make me excited. However, this has Denis Villeneuve helming it, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling starring in it, and Roger Deakins doing the cinematography. That’s enough to get me to get a little excited about the film as it looks to be visually mesmerizing. But could this follow-up be a problem?
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro; December 8)
Guillermo del Toro’s latest mixes elements of horror and fantasy in what hopes to be his next big hit. The Shape of Water is about a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who becomes friends with a strange creature (Doug Jones) during the Cold War-era. Already heard it’s great from some people, and now I can’t wait for this to come out.
Battle of the Sexes (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris; September 22)
Battle of the Sexes is based on the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) and Billie Jean King (Emma Stone). Talented cast, great directors, and an Oscar-winning screenwriter, this has hopes to become the next sports film that’s worth remembering.
Breathe (Andy Serkis; October 13)
Breathe is Andy Serkis’ directorial debut as it follows Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a very smart man who became paralyzed following a case of polio. This might earn Garfield another Oscar nomination and it’s great to see Serkis behind the camera and seeing what he can do. And with The Crown‘s Claire Foy co-starring,
this has to be good.
mother! (Darren Aronofsky; September 15)
Don’t want to know anything about Darren Aronofsky’s newest film mother! Only watched the first trailer with Jennifer Lawrence walking around the house and just the premise itself. When Aronofsky has his name on a project, sign me up. I even heard it’s a bit reminiscent of Rosemary’s Baby.
Coco (Lee Unkrich; November 22)
Pixar’s second film to come out this year, Coco might be the best-animated movie of the year. The studio does have a good track record of coming up with original movies that kids and adults can enjoy. Capturing the spirit of the Day of the Dead with some gorgeous scenery, it perhaps could be a fun film to see over Thanksgiving.
The Lego Ninjago Movie (9/22), American Made (9/29), The Snowman (10/20), Wonderstruck (10/20), Suburbicon (10/27), Molly’s Game (11/22), Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project (12/25)
Box Office Monthly Predictions:
- September– IT
- October– Blade Runner 2049
- November– Justice League
- December– Star Wars: The Last Jedi