Fall Movies 2019: Here’s What’s Coming Soon to Theaters


Here is a extremely choose listing of noteworthy movies due out this season. Release dates are topic to change and mirror the newest info as of deadline.

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER The filmmaker Hassan Fazili (who’s credited as director, with Emelie Mahdavian) and his household grew to become refugees from Afghanistan after the Taliban focused him. This documentary is a first-person account of their journey towards protected harbor.

AMBITION Bob Shaye, the founder of New Line Cinema, directed this story of a musician (Katherine Hughes) whose rivals start dropping dead.

AMERICAN DREAMER A driver (Jim Gaffigan) for a ride-share service ends up with a drug dealer (Robbie Jones) as a fare. Which one is the American dreamer?

AUGGIE Richard Kind plays a married retiree who becomes overly infatuated with a virtual reality companion.

BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE Pernilla August plays a woman who ditches her philandering husband and moves to a small, quirky town. Tuva Novotny directed.

CORPORATE ANIMALS Patrick Brice (“The Overnight”) directed this sendup of workplace retreats, in which a group of co-workers is trapped while spelunking in New Mexico. Demi Moore plays the boss; Jessica Williams and Ed Helms also star.

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD “They drew first blood, not me,” Sylvester Stallone radioed in the first Rambo movie. But by God, he’ll draw last. Stallone stars in — and devised the story for — what is being billed as the final installment of his second-most-beloved franchise (after “Rocky”).

RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne play drug traffickers assigned to scrutinize their organization’s supply chain.

JUDY Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland as she prepares for a heavily anticipated London nightclub engagement. It took place, as it turned out, just months before her death in 1969. Jessie Buckley also stars. Rupert Goold directed.

THE LAUNDROMAT Steven Soderbergh takes a break from shooting on an iPhone to put his spin on the story behind the Panama Papers, leaked documents that were said to reveal how a Panamanian law firm had helped wealthy clients launder money and evade taxes. Meryl Streep leads a large cast that includes Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas as the firm’s founding partners.

THE PARTS YOU LOSE Christopher Cantwell, a creator of “Halt and Catch Fire,” directed this story of a boy who becomes friendly with a fugitive. Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star.

PRETENDERS James Franco directs himself again (see “Zeroville,” above) in a movie about a film student who is besotted with the French new wave and a mysterious woman — of whom his friend is also enamored. With Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy.

CELEBRATION Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007, this fly-on-the-wall chronicle of Yves Saint Laurent during the preparations for his final collection was blocked from release by Saint Laurent’s business partner, Pierre Bergé, who reportedly did not like his portrayal in the film. Bergé’s death in 2017, nine years after that of the designer, has enabled the documentary, now lightly re-edited, to open.

WAR The Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff meet in an action face-off spectacular.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER The director Beniamino Barrese creates a portrait of his mother, Benedetta Barzini, a former Italian supermodel who worked with Richard Avedon and studied with Lee Strasberg. “Barzini is Barrese’s subject (and apparent muse), but she’s also his mother, which creates some productive friction,” Manohla Dargis wrote after the film played at the Sundance Film Festival.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky — and now they’re illustrations once again. (Before the TV series and the live-action movies, they appeared in cartoons for The New Yorker.) Charlize Theron voices Morticia; Oscar Isaac is Gomez.

FANTASTIC FUNGI Brie Larson narrates this tour of the magical world of mycelia, featuring the authors Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) and Eugenia Bone (“Well-Preserved”) and the alternative-medicine advocate Andrew Weil.

MARY Gary Oldman buys a fixer-upper of a boat and casts off with his family. But it turns out that the vessel needs more than sail patching, like maybe an exorcist or a ghostbuster. With Emily Mortimer.

MISTER AMERICA The professional anti-humorist Tim Heidecker stars as a quixotic candidate: a man acquitted of murder (all he did was sell bad e-cigarettes) who turns around and runs for district attorney in San Bernardino, Calif.

PARASITE From Bong Joon-ho, a master of the eco-thriller (“Okja,” “The Host”), the title “parasite” might conjure up an image of a different type of movie. But this is a merciless and witty class satire, in which an impoverished family begins to leech the resources of a much wealthier one. In May, Bong became the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or.

STUFFED The filmmaker Erin Derham explores the culture of taxidermy, a discipline that’s more conservation-minded than it might appear.

BY THE GRACE OF GOD Three men (played by Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet and Swann Arlaud) seek to expose the priest who abused them when they were boys. François Ozon directed this drama from France.

#FEMALEPLEASURE The documentarian Barbara Miller profiles five women living in different parts of the world who have all challenged patriarchal social structures.

GREENER GRASS This parody of suburban life stars its writer-directors, Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, in an absurdist landscape where adults have braces and use golf carts for transportation.

JOJO RABBIT Scaling down after “Thor: Ragnarok,” Taika Waititi directed this (somehow) comedy set during World War II. It’s about a German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary friend is Hitler (Waititi) and whose mother (Scarlett Johansson) is secretly sheltering a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie, from “Leave No Trace”).

THE LIGHTHOUSE In “The Witch,” the director Robert Eggers revealed a gift for anachronistic dialogue. Drawing on sources both literary (Herman Melville and Sarah Orne Jewett) and historical, he concocted this black-and-white, claustrophobic pas de deux. It’s set in the 1890s at a lighthouse off New England, where two men (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) can’t help driving each other crazy.

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL In this continuation of the 2014 live-action spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty,” Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) does not take kindly to the news that Aurora (Elle Fanning) plans to wed.

MISS VIRGINIA A mother (Uzo Aduba, from “Orange Is the New Black”) fights to keep her son away from the streets and at a private school that she can’t afford.

SERENDIPITY The artist Prune Nourry learned she had breast cancer in 2016 and, during reconstructive surgery, began to think of her body as sculptural material, using the treatment process as inspiration for artwork in multiple disciplines. This documentary, which she directed, captures her medical and artistic experiences.

TRICK Omar Epps plays a detective who must face an escaped murderer presumed to be dead, but who seems to return each Halloween.

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin — playing the ragtag group from the original “Zombieland” (2009) — cope with familial infighting when not splattering zombie brains. Ruben Fleischer, who directed the first film, returns.

TEMBLORES A man sends shock waves through his evangelical family in Guatemala when he comes out as gay. Jayro Bustamante, whose “Ixcanul” had a following on the festival circuit, directed.

BAD TRIP Under the guidance of the “Jackass” creator Jeff Tremaine (among other producers), Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish play pranks on unsuspecting nonactors while recording them on hidden cameras.

BLACK AND BLUE Naomie Harris plays a New Orleans native who returns to her post-Katrina hometown as a police officer after serving in Afghanistan. But when she captures an execution by one of her colleagues (Frank Grillo) on a body cam, she is forced to go on the run. She can’t trust her corrupt fellow cops or civilians, many of whom regard her with suspicion for working with the police. Tyrese Gibson also stars.

THE CURRENT WAR This feature from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) dramatizes the race between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch), on the one hand, and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), on the other, to bring electricity to the United States. The movie is said to have undergone substantial changes since its poorly reviewed premiere at Toronto in 2017, when it was in the possession of the Weinstein Company. (It’s now being distributed by 101 Studios.)

PORTALS Eduardo Sanchez, one of two directors of “The Blair Witch Project,” is one of four directors — Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto and Liam O’Donnell are the others — of this anthology film, set after the world has experienced a wave of blackouts.

LIBERTY: MOTHER OF EXILES Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat”) directed this documentary in which the designer Diane von Furstenberg examines the history of the Statue of Liberty.

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND With interviews from other veterans of the business, the longtime sound editor Midge Costin (“The Rock,” “Days of Thunder”) directed this accessible portrait of how sound is constructed for movies.

THE PREY An undercover Chinese cop (Gu Shangwei) is hunted after he winds up in a Cambodian jungle.

SYNONYMS Nadav Lapid (the Israeli feature “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which was remade with Maggie Gyllenhaal) won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for this autobiographically inspired film. It follows an Israeli man (Tom Mercier) who is adrift while leading a tenuous life in Paris.

WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS Two cousins on opposite sides of the ivory trade in Kenya — a dealer and a ranger who is permitted to use violence to halt poaching — are followed over three years in this documentary.

REDOUBT This is the feature movie component of the artist Matthew Barney’s latest exhibition, also called “Redoubt,” which was held at Yale — Barney’s alma mater — this year. Reviewing the show for The Times, Jason Farago called the cinematic component “Barney’s most engrossing film in over a decade.”

THE APOLLO Roger Ross Williams (who won an Oscar for “Music by Prudence”) directed this documentary, which covers the history — and present-day operations — of this landmark Harlem theater, long a cornerstone of African-American artistry in New York.

BURDEN Garrett Hedlund plays Mike Burden, a real man who shook the influence of the Ku Klux Klan, thanks to the intervention of a minister (Forest Whitaker) and a single mother (Andrea Riseborough).

EARTHQUAKE BIRD A woman living abroad in Japan (Alicia Vikander) is thrown off balance (even more so, that is) when a young woman (Riley Keough) goes missing. Wash Westmoreland (“Colette”) directed.

HARRIET How has it taken this long to get a proper Harriet Tubman feature biopic? Cynthia Erivo plays the abolitionist over a period that includes her escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad. Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) directed.

THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese’s latest feature is, by any measure, one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated films. It reunites him with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It’s his first movie with Al Pacino, who plays Jimmy Hoffa. It reportedly uses advanced special effects that allowed De Niro to play his character across a range of years. And Scorsese is by far the biggest filmmaker yet landed by Netflix, which ran a teaser trailer during this year’s Oscar broadcast. (Hint, hint.)

THE KINGMAKER Lauren Greenfield, no stranger to portraits of cocooned wealth (“The Queen of Versailles”), directed this look at Imelda Marcos, the noted shoe collector and former first lady of the Philippines, as she works to polish the reputation of her husband, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and to usher her family back into power.

LIGHT FROM LIGHT It’s a haunted-house story, sort of — except the only specter may be that of grief. Marin Ireland plays a woman with the power to communicate with ghosts; she is contacted by a bereaved husband (Jim Gaffigan) to investigate his home. Paul Harrill directed.

PARADISE HILLS Alice Waddington directed this sci-fi story in which Emma Roberts is sent to a remote island treatment center that has a disturbing agenda. Awkwafina, Danielle Macdonald and Eiza González play three of her peers. (The genre whiz Nacho Vigalondo, of “Timecrimes,” wrote this with Brian DeLeeuw.)

17 BLOCKS Davy Rothbart, a contributor to the public radio series “This American Life,” began filming the members of a family in Washington — the title refers to the stretch between their home and the Capitol — in 1999. This documentary covers two decades of hardship and heartbreak, and includes unshakable scenes of violence and redemption.

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE He said he’d be back, and he keeps making good on that promise. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns for another sequel, and so does Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. No worries if you’ve lost track of the chronology of the last 28 years of the franchise. This installment is said to pick up from the events of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991). Mackenzie Davis also stars; Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) directed.

WAVES Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays a school athlete in South Florida whose father (Sterling K. Brown) has high expectations for him. The family must then cope with a loss. Trey Edward Shults, who explored similar breakdown territory in “Krisha,” directed.

MARRIAGE STORY Noah Baumbach memorably (and quite personally) addressed the subject of parental separation and its impact on children in “The Squid and the Whale.” In his new (and longest) feature, the centerpiece of this year’s New York Film Festival, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are a divorcing couple sparring over the custody of their son. Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta play lawyers.

MIDWAY Roland Emmerich restages the Battle of Midway with Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein and Nick Jonas, among others. The aesthetic looks as if it were closer to that of Michael Bay (“Pearl Harbor”) than that of John Ford, who shot a documentary on the battle as it unfolded.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS In this reboot of the TV series and the 2000 film, Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott play the latest team of sexy super-operatives. They get instructions from Elizabeth Banks, both onscreen (she plays Bosley, or one of several Bosleys) and as the movie’s screenwriter and director.

THE GOOD LIAR After “Ford v Ferrari,” here is knight versus dame: Sir Ian McKellen plays a con man who sets out to fleece a wealthy widow (Dame Helen Mirren). At stake are both her fortune and the crown for best actor in Britain. Bill Condon directed.

THE HOTTEST AUGUST The weather is just one subject on the mind of the Canadian filmmaker Brett Story in this essay documentary, filmed in New York in 2017. It ponders not only climate change, but also changes in the politics and social landscape of the United States.

KOKO-DI KOKO-DA In this film from the director Johannes Nyholm, a Scandinavian couple on a camping trip begin to re-experience the circumstances under which their daughter died.

THE LODGE Still grieving for their mother, a brother and sister (Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh) are taken on a winter cabin getaway with their father’s new girlfriend (Riley Keough), who has an alarming history. Then Dad leaves them alone with her. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“Goodnight Mommy”) directed.

RECORDER You’ve heard of outsider artists, but what about an outsider archivist? Marion Stokes is said to have recorded television for 24 hours a day for more than three decades, leaving behind a videotape library of American life that Matt Wolf’s documentary is able to draw on.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Tom Hanks zips on a cardigan to play Fred Rogers. Here, that beloved TV host wages a war of attrition-by-niceness with a hard-bitten journalist (Matthew Rhys). That character was inspired by Tom Junod, who profiled Rogers for Esquire. Marielle Heller (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) directed.

KNIVES OUT Taking time out from Jedi skirmishes, the writer and director Rian Johnson tips his hat to Agatha Christie. Christopher Plummer plays a dead family patriarch, the victim of (likely) foul play. Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield investigate a cast of suspects that includes Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and many others.

QUEEN & SLIM Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith play what the trailer describes as “the black Bonnie and Clyde” after Kaluuya’s character kills a police officer in self-defense. Viral video makes them famous while they’re on the lam. Lena Waithe and James Frey wrote the screenplay. Melina Matsoukas, who has made music videos for Beyoncé and Rihanna, directed.

63 UP The director Michael Apted is himself getting up in years, but his seven-year check-ins with his subjects — first seen as schoolchildren in the 1964 television documentary “Seven Up” — are a tradition that you hope will see a few more multiples.

THE TWO POPES Anthony Hopkins plays Pope Benedict XVI, and Jonathan Pryce plays the future Pope Francis in 2012. In the movie, the two men work to reconcile their different views of the future of the Catholic Church. Fernando Meirelles directed from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten (“Bohemian Rhapsody”).

THE AERONAUTS Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne set out to fly higher than anyone else ever has. It’s the 19th century, and their mode of transportation is a hot-air balloon. Tom Harper directed this reteaming of the stars of “The Theory of Everything” (for which Redmayne won an Oscar, and Jones was nominated).

BRAHMS: THE BOY II Brahms is a doll that is perhaps not as inanimate as it seems. He (or it?) befriends a boy who moves onto the estate from the first movie. Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to “The Boy,” from the same director, William Brent Bell.

DANIEL ISN’T REAL Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold, plays Daniel, an imaginary friend reconjured by a too-old-for-games college freshman (Miles Robbins) after a traumatic incident.

IN FABRIC The British director Peter Strickland (“The Duke of Burgundy”) seems to be working almost single-handedly to revive the Italian giallo tradition. The movie follows the journey of a killer dress (and not just in terms of style). Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays the first unlucky buyer. Hayley Squires and Leo Bill have the garment later on.

LITTLE JOE Emily Beecham, who won the best actress prize for this movie at Cannes in May, plays one of a team of scientists who genetically engineer a flower that has a strange property: It makes people happy. The same, of course, was also true of the Pod People, and the aroma of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” wafts through this austerely chilling feature from Jessica Hausner.

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Céline Sciamma won wide acclaim (and a screenplay award) at the Cannes Film Festival for this understated, immaculately appointed 18th-century drama. Noémie Merlant plays an artist hired to paint a portrait of Adèle Haenel, who won’t sit for anyone. At first, Merlant’s character is forced to work from memory, but the two grow closer.

CATS The “Les Misérables” director Tom Hooper uses the latest in what a promotional video calls “digital fur technology” to transform Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench and many others into Andrew Lloyd Webber’s singing kitties. The trailer has already been widely mocked, but to quote Rum Tum Tugger, there’s “no doing anything abowwowtit.”

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER How exactly is J.J. Abrams going to run with the baton that “The Last Jedi” left him? Will Rey really turn out to have come from nothing? Is that little kid with the broom a Jedi? Will die-hard fans cry heresy no matter where this movie goes? (The answer to that last question is probably yes.) Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver return to that galaxy far, far away.

SUPERINTELLIGENCE Melissa McCarthy is targeted by a superintelligent A.I. entity that wants to observe her romantic interactions — and take over the world. Bobby Cannavale and Brian Tyree Henry also star. Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband and frequent collaborator, directed.

BOMBSHELL Nicole Kidman plays Gretchen Carlson, and Charlize Theron portrays Megyn Kelly in a movie about the sexual harassment that pervaded Fox News during the reign of Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). Margot Robbie also stars.

SPIES IN DISGUISE In this animated feature, Will Smith provides the voice of a secret agent who is transformed by his colleague (Tom Holland), a scientist, into a pigeon, because that’s an easy way for him to go undetected. With Rashida Jones.

CLEMENCY The director Chinonye Chukwu won the top prize at Sundance for this character study of a prison warden (Alfre Woodard) who has been hollowed out by her work. The movie follows her after a botched execution as she prepares to administer the death penalty to another inmate (Aldis Hodge).

Compiled with the assistance of Sara Aridi.



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