Don’t miss these 15 buzz-worthy movies that will surely end the year with a bang
Now that you feel the cold air on your skin and the leaves are starting to change, you know that summer is finally over. Looking back, we had some pretty awesome movies from Dunkirk to Baby Driver. However, we still had some pretty awful stuff ranging from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight. But with that cold air arriving, we have a new batch of movies coming as well.
For me, end of the year movies are often the best. Not only is it the start of Oscar season but this year, we have some great blockbusters to look forward to. I’ve managed to narrow it down to 15 films you cannot miss in the coming months.
It (September 8)
If you’re not already sold on the new It movie than you clearly haven’t watched the trailers. Yes, I know, I hate remakes too but you shouldn’t consider it as a remake. This is the first time that Stephen King’s novel is coming to the big screen which means blood, gore, and an R rating – Yes!
mother! (September 15)
We’ll get a first look at an Oscar contender with Darren Aronofsky’s mother!. It stars Jennifer Lawrence and will no doubt be a psychological thriller for the ages. If Black Swan thought us anything is that movies coming out of Aronofsky’s mind can be twisted and so so delightful. Get ready for an amazing performance by Lawrence.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22)
Calling the Kingsman sequel ”leftover blockbuster” doesn’t sound so appealing yet it’s exactly what it is. Kingsman: The Golden Circle could have easily been released in August, but for some odd reason it’s getting a September release date. No matter what, I’m sure Kingsman will please fans of the first.
Battle of the Sexes (September 22)
Retelling probably the most influential moments for women in sport, Battle Of The Sexes stars Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carrell as Bobby Briggs. Both actors are looking for an Oscar nomination and Stone, especially, after her win last year for La La Land. If this sports drama can capture the feminist hearts of the Academy voters, it may very well be a front runner.
Blade Runner 2049 (October 6)
Denis Villeneuve is on a roll and shows no sign to stop. His Blade Runner sequel is (again) looking for some Oscar, coming fresh off his nominations for Arrival. Oscar buzz has already started for Roger Deakins, who is long over due for an Oscar at this point. Blade Runner 2049 has a hell of a team and Deakins may finally win his much-needed Oscar.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (October 13)
Frances McDormand is back in this satire on police brutality. If the trailer is any indication, we’re looking for another impressive performance by McDormand reminiscent of her Fargo days. Martin McDonagh is seeking to create another In Bruges, a mixture of dark themes and comedy. If it’s anywhere near In Bruges, then we’re in for a treat.
The Snowman (October 20)
October is becoming the month of best-selling novel adaption. Following suit with Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, The Snowman adapts the best-selling Swedish novel of the same name. It stars Michael Fassbender as a police officer who hunts down a sadistic killer who makes snowmen out of his victims. Sounds silly? Well, the trailers certainly pass it off as scary and disturbing. Let’s just hope this isn’t another Girl On The Train.
Wonderstruck (October 20)
Wonderstruck made waves when it premiered Cannes. It follows the lives of two people who set out to find the things they’re missing. Starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, this is again an Oscar contender worth having an eye on.
Suburbicon (October 27)
Call me crazy, but I had no idea Goerge Clooney directed movies. However, Suburbicon looks like a wacky dark comedy tale about 1950s suburbia. The Cohen brothers are writing, and it definitely shows. It will premiere at TIFF, and everyone knows that films which premiere at TIFF go on to be great movies. Sorry Josh Brolin, but this one will be great.
The Killing Deer (November 3)
The Lobster was my 4th favorite film of 2016, so it’s no surprise that Yorgos Lanthimos’ next film is on here. This psychological thriller looks just as messed up as The Lobster, and I love me some messed up movies. Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in yet again another film about crazy people.
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3)
Thor has never been my favorite Marvel character or my favorite movie series yet Thor: Ragnarok just looks like so much fun. What We Do In The Shadows is a crafty little satire that surprised me when I actually saw it. Ever since Taika Waititi has been on my radar and when I found out he was directing a Thor movie, I just had to watch it. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ragnarok is one of my favorite film of 2017.
Murder on the Orient Express (November 10)
Did you say, Agatha Christie? Oh, how long I have dreamt of seeing an adaption of Christie’s work on the big screen and finally we have one. Kenneth Branagh is starring and directed, and I hope he doesn’t have too much on his plate. While I wasn’t too keen on the first trailer, but it’s not without potential.
Justice League (November 17)
Who thought at the beginning of the year that Justice League would be on here? Not me. But after seeing Wonder Woman, everything changed. Now, I’m actually excited for DC movies, and Justice League is no exception. If the movie is a giant failure then at least we’ll get to see more of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
The Shape Of Water (December 8)
Guillermo del Toro is going back to his Pan Labyrinth days with what looks like a fantastical love story with a dark twist of course. Like all of del Toro’s films, The Shape Of Water is gorgeous and filled with some exquisite set designs.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15)
Last but certainly not least is the continuation of the new Star Wars trilogy. The Last Jedi has no particularly peaked my interest except for the fact that it is Star Wars, but I’m sure it will be worth seeing. More of Luke Skywalker is always a plus.