Here are the Top 10 movies you should keep an eye out for this upcoming fall…
10: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Release Date: August 9
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kevin Costner
Based on the best-selling book, this story follows the dog Enzo as he ponders on the lessons that he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny. Translation: There is a dog so just go ahead and get your tissues because what’s the freaking point of going to this movie and not expecting to be a mess?
09: Charlie’s Angels
Release Date: November 15
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott
Will this movie be groundbreaking? I highly doubt it. Will it be amazing? Nope. But guess what? It’s super cool women kicking ass while Elizabeth Banks and Patrick Stewart cheer them on. There aren’t many movies in the Fall that allow you to just turn off your brain, so this movie will be a nice breather sitting among all of the hopeful Oscar contenders.
08: Knives Out
Release Date: November 27
Starring: Everyone you have seen star in a movie in the past 5 years
A foul-mouthed version of Clue with an all-star cast. Say no more, Hollywood. Just shut up and take my money.
07: Zombieland: Double Tap
Release Date: October 11
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jessie Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin
Pretty much the only information we have about this anticipated sequel is the picture above. Despite my horrible fear of the undead, I am beyond excited for this film. The first movie really sparked a new surge of horror comedy that it doesn’t get enough credit for, and the characters were fantastic.
06: Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker
Release Date: December 20
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver
Why is the Skywalker rising? Is this film going to act like The Last Jedi never happened? (Hopefully). We won’t know until December, but thank you to whatever god was listening and brought JJ Abrams back. The trailer alone for this movie gives me the shivers. Or am I feeling the force?
05: Little Women
Release Date: December 25
Starring: Meryl Streep, Saorise Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
Oh, come one, just look at the freaking cast. AND Greta Gerwig is directing. Sweet Lord.
04: IT Chapter II
Release Date: September 6
Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
The first one was stellar. This new cast is stellar. Bill Skarsgard is a perfect Pennywise. This is the perfect movie to get you ready for Halloween in the following month. It just isn’t fall without a good scary movie.
03: Doctor Sleep
Release Date: November 8
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Alexandra Essoe
With an amazing story by Stephen King and having an amazing horror director like Mike Flanagan bringing the tale to life, this is a movie that you won’t wanna miss. For fellow Stephen King fans, this fantastic sequel to The Shining will have people in awe in the theater.
02: The Nightingale
Release Date: August 2
Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
A young female Irish convict and an Aboriginal tracker go on a journey to find the officer who killed her family in order to finally enact her revenge. From the wonderful Jennifer Kent, who gave us The Babadook, this movie has the potential to be one of the great hidden gems of 2019.
01: The Joker
Release Date: October 4
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix
Todd Phillips is thankfully doing a completely original take on the notorious DC villain. Long gone are the days of the same old story that DC has beaten us over the head with when it comes to the Joker. Heath Ledger perfected the twisted and entertaining villain that DC fans were craving. Now it’s time for Joaquin Phoenix to give us an entirely new and exciting interpretation of this complicated character. Furthermore, this movie looks sad as hell. Like, beyond sad in a way that makes you realize this version of the character has the possibility of being relatable. And I cannot wait.