Now that Movie Pass is no more it feels like something of a financial commitment to see more than one movie in theaters per month. Plus, with the arrival of Disney+ and a constant stream of new content coming to Netflix, good luck finding yourself in the mood to go to a movie theater when you have so much to watch at home. Regardless, going to a movie is still a fun and memorable experience, and Hollywood would likely rather see you enjoy its productions in the way they’re meant to—on the big screen. Here are a handful of movies hitting theaters this month that we can’t wait to check out.
Terminator: Dark Fate (11.01)
Produced by James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller, this Terminator film begins in Mexico City where a new liquid terminator model is sent to kill someone in the past. Based on the trailer, the film is not lacking in a hefty amount of action scenes and excitement. The film isn’t getting the best reviews online, but fans of the Terminator franchise may be entertained by this installment.
Knives Out (11.27)
With a superstar cast and a decent trailer, it would be surprising if Knives Out doesn’t do well once it hits theaters during Thanksgiving week this month. The comedy stars Toni Collete, Jaime Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, and Daniel Craig, among others, and follows a group of relatives during an investigation after their grandfather dies mysteriously at his 85th birthday party.
Last Christmas (11.08)
In her first major appearance since the ending of Game of Thrones earlier this year, Emilia Clarke stars in this romantic comedy about two people that fall in love during the Christmas season alongside Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians). We know, we know, how original. But the marketing circulation for the film has taken advantage of conspiracy theorists online, as the filmmaker revealed that there is a supposed major plot twist at the ending. The film also stars Emma Thompson, so we can guess that there is a little more depth to it than your average Hallmark Channel movie plot.
Honey Boy (11.08)
Premiering at Sundance this January, Honey Boy follows the story of a young actor during his attempt to overcome his troubled childhood and get back on good terms with his father. The film was written by Shia Labeouf, who also stars in the role written about his own rocky childhood. Longtime fans of Labeouf’s career (meaning everyone that watched The Disney Channel growing up) will enjoy this striking drama about overcoming childhood trauma. The film is also releasing the Honey Boy Podcast alongside its theatrical release, giving audiences a new way to interact with the filmmakers and story tellers that brought Labeouf’s story to life. Access the podcast anywhere you prefer.
Frankie (Varying Release)
Though Frankie, filmmaker Ira Sachs’ latest production, was technically released in some cities on October 25, many cities will see the film come to their local independent film theater in upcoming weeks. The film follows a woman named Frankie (Isabelle Huppert) and her family. It tells a story about the nuances of familial relationships told over the course of a family vacation to picturesque Sintra, Portugal. Sachs and his writing partner Mauricio Zacharias have returned as screenwriters on the film, which has garnered positive reviews. To find out when the film comes to your city, click here.
Charlie's Angels (11.15)
When it was revealed that there would be a remake of Charlie’s Angels coming to theaters this November, fans had mixed feelings about it. That was, until the film released a promotional single from Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande to go with the theme of the movie. Fans did like that, but it still remains unclear whether or not the new Charlie’s Angels can hold a candle to the original (Lucy Liu! The costumes!). The new movie hits theaters next week on November 15, so you can see for yourself whether or not it compares to the original.
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (11.22)
We implore you to get through this one without crying. Tom Hanks stars as Mr. Rogers in a tear-jerking film about the late children’s television personality. The film is based off of a real-life friendship between Mr. Rogers and a journalist that gets in touch with him after being assigned to profile the personality in Esquire. Tom hanks looks precious all dressed up as Mr. Rogers, so good luck not shedding a tear (I made it to the above photo, FYI).