13 Must-See Movies Coming to Theaters This Fall

Get ready to embrace the cozy charm of autumn with our handpicked selection of 13 must-watch movies this fall season! This list has everything from heartwarming dramas that capture the essence of changing leaves to spine-tingling thrillers perfect for those chilly nights. We also threw in a few comedies and some seductive queer dramas. Just for fun.

So, put on your coziest movie outfit, grab some popcorn, and get ready to immerse yourself in these cinematic treasures.

Dicks: The Musical

This is a bit of a wild card, but it is a must-see.

“Two self-obsessed businessmen (writers Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp) discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents, in this riotously funny and depraved musical from comedy icon Larry Charles (SeinfeldBorat) also starring Megan Thee Stallion, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Bowen Yang as God.”

Release Date: October 20

The Royal Hotel

A psychological thriller from the mind of Kitty Green.

“Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ‘The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hannah and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.”

Release Date: October 6


A sci-fi mystery thriller starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal.

“Hen (Soairse Ronan) and Junior (Paul Mescal) farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family for generations, but their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger shows up at their door with a startling proposal.”

Release Date: October 6


“A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.”

Release Date: October 20

The Canterville Ghost

A fun, animated movie about a ghost learning how to scare? Count us in.

“The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him – if she dares.”

Release Date: October 31

Five Nights at Freddy’s

It’s finally here! The supernatural horror film based on the terrifying video game will arrive in theaters in October. It stars Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard.

Release Date: October 27


Cailee Spaeny is Priscilla and Jacob Elordi is Elvis in a new biographical drama. We’ve seen an Elvis movie before, but now it is Priscilla’s turn to tell her story.

“When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.”

Release Date: November 3

The Marvels

“Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.”

Release Date: November 10

The Hunger Games

We will be seated for Hunter Schafer…

“Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) remains the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow becomes alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler) from District 12. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and political savvy, they race against time to ultimately reveal who’s a songbird and who’s a snake.”

Release Date: November 17


Thanksgiving is an upcoming slasher film, starring Milo Manheim, Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, and Addison Rae.

“After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.”

Release Date: November 17


No list is complete without a Disney film. Plus, What We Do in the Shadows star Harvey Guillén will voice a character called Gabo!

Wish will follow a young girl named Asha who wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her.”

Release Date: November 22


We all remember those pictures of Bradley Cooper and Matt Bomer kissing on set? This is that movie. Need we say more?

“This love story chronicles the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.”

Release Date: November 22


Saltburn is the erotic gay thriller we have been waiting for! Starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, the film follows “a student at Oxford University who finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family’s sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.”

Release Date: November 17

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