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2022 Fall & Winter Blockbusters, Must-See Movies, and Family Films

September 12, 2022
SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 13-18 ONLY: Clerks III (Comedy | R) After a heart attack, Randal decides he's living on borrowed time and, instead of watching movies, he wants to make one. So he enlists the help of Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob to make one about the convenience store where it all began.

SEPTEMBER 16: Moonage Daydream (Documentary | PG-13) There's no denying that David Bowie was one-of-a-kind. This documentary — sanctioned by the Bowie estate and the 2022 Official Selection at Festival de Cannes — explores his artistry and the dramatic impact of his music.

SEPTEMBER 16: See How They Run (Comedy | PG-13) In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. World-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case and find themselves investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

SEPTEMBER 16: The Woman King (Historical Drama | PG-13) Inspired by actual events that happened in one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, Nanisca (Viola Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter fought the French and neighboring tribes who threatened to destroy everything they'd lived for.

SEPTEMBER 23: Don't Worry Darling (Thriller | R) Florence Pugh and Chris Pine star in this thriller directed by Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) about a 1950's housewife who begins to suspect that the glamorous community where she and her husband live might not be as perfect as it seems.

SEPTEMBER 30: The Good House (Comedy/Drama | TBD) Hildy Good is a successful New England real estate agent with a complicated life who reunites with an old flame living a simple one. Based on the best-selling novel by Ann Leary and starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, this will be a great one to see with your mom!

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 7: Amsterdam (Drama | R) If you ever choose a movie strictly because of the cast, you'll want to see this one featuring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Robert DeNiro, and so many more! The story weaves together an actual moment in history with a fictional account of three friends who were there.

OCTOBER 7: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Adventure/Comedy | PG) Javier Bardem and Constance Wu star in this feature film based on the beloved children's book about a crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) that lives in New York.

OCTOBER 7: Triangle of Sadness (Comedy | R) When a cruise filled with the super-rich and captained by a crazy American (Woody Harrelson) ends up shipwrecked, the privileged must learn to survive without food, water, or maid service.

OCTOBER 14: Till (Drama | PG-13) This may be one of the hardest but also one of the most important movies to watch. After 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally beaten and lynched in 1955 because of a false accusation from a white woman, his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, turned her grief into action. Her relentless pursuit of justice for her son helped spur the Civil Rights Movement.

OCTOBER 14: White Bird: A Wonder Story (Drama | PG-13) If you were inspired by the movie Wonder, you won't want to miss this movie in which a simple act of kindness doesn't simply change hearts — it actually can save lives.

OCTOBER 21: Black Adam (Superhero Action | PG-13) In this Shazam spinoff, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson makes his superhero/antihero debut as Black Adam. With powers equal to Superman and a rebellious streak, it may be the role The Rock was born to play!

OCTOBER 21: Ticket to Paradise (Rom-Com | PG-13) Julia Roberts and George Clooney play a divorced couple whose daughter is about to get married — but they aren't so supportive of the idea. They team up to try to sabotage the wedding and prevent her from making the same mistake they believe they made.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 11: Armageddon Time (Drama | TBD) This deeply personal story about the strength of family, the complexity of friendship, and the generational pursuit of the American Dream features a phenomenal cast, including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway, and Jeremy  Strong. 

NOVEMBER 11: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Action | TBD) The nation of Wakanda is mourning the loss of King T'Challa. At the same time, the warriors are preparing for battle. This sequel to the incredibly successful 2018 movie will continue to break barriers with a female-driven cast. It also looks like it is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

NOVEMBER 18: The Menu (Thriller | R) A young couple travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu — with some shocking surprises. It looks both wicked and wickedly funny!

NOVEMBER 18: She Said (Drama | R) Inspired by actual events, New York Times journalists Meghan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) break one of the most important stories in a generation — the story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and led to the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, among others.

NOVEMBER 23: Devotion (War Drama | PG-13) Inspired by the incredible true story of a pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots who risked their lives during the Korean War, America's Forgotten War, and became some of the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

NOVEMBER 23: The Fabelmans (Drama | PG-13) In post-World War II era Arizona, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Gabriel LaBelle.

NOVEMBER 23: Strange World (Animated Adventure | TBD) Little is known about the plot other than the movie follows the adventures of the legendary Clade family of explorers. Disney has said that the film is "a journey beyond what is possible," and I'm sure it will be an incredible experience. Featuring the voices of Jake Gyllenhall, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, and more.

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 9: Empire of Light (Drama | R) From Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes comes a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema.

DECEMBER 16: Avatar: The Way of Water (Sci-Fi | TBD) The wait is over! Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.

DECEMBER 21: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Biopic | TBD) Fans are eagerly anticipating the joyous, emotional, and heartbreaking story of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time.

DECEMBER 21: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Animated Comedy | PG) Upon realizing that he has burned through eight of his nine lives, Puss in Boots (voiced by Antonio Banderas) sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore them.