The fall season is upon us, and with it comes a lineup of exciting upcoming movies to look forward to. Despite ongoing strikes in the entertainment industry, there’s still plenty of hope for a great cinematic experience this autumn. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most anticipated movies slated for release in the coming months.

Upcoming movies in September 2023


1) Expend4bles (Sept. 22)

Poster of upcoming movie- Expend4bles
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Director: Scott Waugh

Stars: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Andy García

The action-packed ‘Expendables’ franchise is back with its fourth instalment. Joining the returning stars like Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are newcomers Megan Fox, 50 Cent, and Andy García. Expect explosive stunts, intense battles, and a star-studded cast as they embark on their latest mission.

2) Flora and Son (In select theaters Sept. 22, streaming on Apple+ Sept. 29)

Poster of upcoming movie: Flora and Son
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Director: John Carney

Stars: Eve Hewson, Orén Kinlan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

‘Flora and Son’ is a heartwarming musical dramedy directed by John Carney, known for ‘Once’ and ‘Sing Street.’ The story follows single mother Flora, played by Eve Hewson, as she introduces her troubled son Max, portrayed by Orén Kinlan, to the world of music. Along the way, they both discover the transformative power of music. Adding a unique twist, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a Zoom guitar instructor who supports Flora on her musical journey. Prepare for a feel-good experience with a musical touch.

3) Saw X (Sept. 29)

Poster of upcoming movie - Saw X
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Director: Kevin Greutert

Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Steven Brand

If you’re a fan of the “Saw” franchise, get ready for the 10th installment, ‘Saw X,’ hitting theaters on September 29. This installment takes us back to the beginning, set between the first two movies. Tobin Bell returns as the iconic Jigsaw Killer, John Kramer, who embarks on a quest for a miracle cure in Mexico after a cancer diagnosis. When he falls victim to a scam, he unleashes his gruesome traps on the culprits. Brace yourself for more nail-biting suspense and gruesome challenges.

4) The Creator (September 29)

Poster of upcoming movie - The Creator
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Director: Gareth Edwards

Star: John David Washington

In ‘The Creator,’ a dystopian sci-fi thriller, director Gareth Edwards takes us into a world where advanced artificial intelligence poses a threat to humanity. John David Washington plays an ex-special forces agent on a mission to eliminate the mastermind behind this dangerous tech. However, things take an unexpected turn when he discovers that the target is a child-like AI. This film promises an action-packed adventure with a unique twist on the man vs. machine theme.

Upcoming movies in October 2023

5) The Burial (October 6)

The Burial
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Director: Maggie Betts

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones, Alan Ruck

‘The Burial’ is a comedic drama based on a 1999 New Yorker article. Jamie Foxx plays a charismatic, self-made attorney hired to save a struggling family funeral home owned by Tommy Lee Jones. As they work together, they uncover corruption and racial injustice, forming an unlikely bond. This film promises both humor and heart as it delves into themes of justice and family.

6) Anatomy of a Fall (October 13)

Anatomy of a Fall
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‘Anatomy of a Fall’ is an acclaimed existential procedural that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. The film follows a German academic suspected of murder in France after her husband’s mysterious fall. It offers a thought-provoking exploration of uncertainty and innocence while delivering a riveting courtroom drama. Plus, keep an ear out for the infectious cover of 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.” that adds a unique soundtrack element.

7) The Exorcist: Believer (October 13)

The Exorcist: Believer
Source: Universal Pictures

Prepare for a spine-tingling autumn with ‘The Exorcist: Believer.’ This movie serves as a direct sequel to the iconic 1973 film ‘The Exorcist.’ Directed by David Gordon Green, it follows the parents of demonically possessed girls seeking advice from the original film’s protagonist, Chris MacNeil, played once again by Ellen Burstyn. The cast also includes Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, and Norbert Leo Butz. Get ready for some supernatural chills and thrills.

8) Killers of the Flower Moon (October 20)

Killers of the Flower Moon
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Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is one of the most highly anticipated upcoming movies of the year, and for good reason. This epic historical drama, directed by Martin Scorsese, explores a dark chapter in American history.

This book-to-movie adaptation, derived from David Grann’s work, explores the Osage murders of the 1920s. What makes this film even more special is the onscreen reunion of longtime Scorsese collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. However, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is not your typical true-crime mystery. It’s a complex narrative that goes beyond genres, telling a story of a tragic and unusual marriage. At the heart of it all is Lily Gladstone, who delivers a captivating performance that is sure to make her a major star. Don’t miss this extraordinary cinematic experience.

9) Fair Play (In select theaters on Sept. 29; streaming on Netflix Oct.13)

Poster of upcoming movie - Fair Play
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Director: Chloe Domont

Stars: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich

‘Fair Play’ takes a deep dive into the tumultuous journey of a young couple’s engagement. Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich (you might remember him as young Han Solo) lead this intriguing drama. Their love story unfolds in the high-stakes world of a competitive hedge fund, where relationships are forbidden. Chloe Domont directs and writes this captivating narrative, which Netflix acquired for an impressive $20 million at Sundance. Get ready to explore the complexities of love and ambition.

10) Priscilla (in theaters Oct. 27)

Poster of upcoming movie- Priscilla
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Director: Sofia Coppola

Stars: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi

‘Priscilla’ invites viewers to delve into the untold side of the legendary love story of Elvis Presley. Directed by Sofia Coppola and led by Cailee Spaeny and Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi, this film brings Priscilla Presley’s perspective to the forefront. After the success of the Elvis biopic, ‘Priscilla’ promises to captivate audiences with its take on a timeless romance. Don’t miss this chance to witness history from a different angle.

11) Pain Hustlers (October 27)

Pain Hustlers
Source: Netflix

Director: David Yates

Stars: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, Jay Duplass

From the director behind Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, David Yates, comes ‘Pain Hustlers,’ a gripping crime drama based on true events. Premiering on October 27, 2023, on Netflix, this film revolves around a woman who joins a pharmaceutical start-up in Florida, only to find herself entangled in a criminal conspiracy. The stellar cast includes Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’Hara, and Jay Duplass. Expect a suspenseful ride as this thriller unfolds the dark secrets of the pharmaceutical world.

Upcoming movies in November 2023

12) Dune: Part Two (November 3)

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Director: Denis Villeneuve

Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Florence Pugh

Remember the epic journey that began with Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’? Well, get ready to continue the adventure as ‘Dune: Part Two’ hits theaters on November 3. This installment completes the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic. Timothée Chalamet returns as Muad’Dib, and Zendaya promises to have a more prominent role this time around. Joining them are a stellar cast including Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Florence Pugh. Expect more mind-bending visuals and intricate storytelling in this highly anticipated sequel.

13) Rustin (in theaters Nov. 3, on Netflix Nov. 17)

Still from upcoming movie "Rustin"
Source: Netflix

Producers: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Stars: Colman Domingo, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Rock, Audra McDonald, CCH Pounder

Barack and Michelle Obama present ‘Rustin,’ a compelling story about civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, played by Colman Domingo. Rustin’s incredible organizing skills played a pivotal role in making Rosa Parks famous and realizing Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Yet, Rustin faced adversity due to his sexuality and remains relatively unsung in history. The star-studded cast includes Jeffrey Wright as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Chris Rock as Roy Wilkins, Audra McDonald as Ella Baker, and CCH Pounder as Anna Hedgeman. Get ready for a powerful and enlightening portrayal of a forgotten hero.

14) The Marvels (November 10)

The Marvels
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Director: Nia DaCosta

Stars: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton

‘The Marvels,’ also known as Captain Marvel 2, brings back Brie Larson’s superhero alongside the new Ms. Marvel, Iman Vellani. Monica Rambeau, known from WandaVision, also joins the superhero roster as Photon. Zawe Ashton takes on the role of the movie’s villain, promising an electrifying showdown. With Nia DaCosta directing, expect a thrilling addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a few release delays, fans can finally anticipate this exciting sequel on November 10.

15) Next Goal Wins (November 17)

The cast of upcoming movie - NEXT GOAL WINS.
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Director: Taika Waititi

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett

Taika Waititi, known for his unique storytelling, follows up ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ with ‘Next Goal Wins.’ This comedy is based on a true story, centered around Thomas Rongen, portrayed by Michael Fassbender. Rongen, a down-on-his-luck former footballer, is hired to coach American Samoa’s struggling national soccer team in 2011. The film takes a humorous turn when Armie Hammer’s scenes are reshot with Will Arnett, adding an unexpected twist to the story. Expect laughter and heartwarming moments as this underdog tale unfolds on November 17.

16) The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (November 17)

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
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Director: Francis Lawrence

Stars: Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage

This November, fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise are in for a treat with ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’ This prequel takes us back to the 10th annual Hunger Games, where Coriolanus Snow mentors a tribute from District 12 and unexpectedly develops feelings for her.

The film features an impressive ensemble cast, including Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow, Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird, Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul, and Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom. With this talented lineup, the movie promises a compelling dive into the early days of the Hunger Games and the complex character of Coriolanus Snow. Mark your calendars for November 17th and get ready for an exciting return to the world of Panem.

17) Napoleon (November 22)

Napoleon (November 22)
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Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Ben Miles.

Ridley Scott, a master of historical epics, takes on the legendary figure of Napoleon Bonaparte in ‘Napoleon.’ This larger-than-life story is filled with heroism, tragedy, elaborate betrayals, and massive battles. Scott, now 85, continues to deliver ambitious and personality-driven films. ‘Napoleon’ promises to be one of his most extravagant works to date, capturing the grandeur and complexity of this historical figure. Prepare for an epic journey as ‘Napoleon’ arrives in theatres on November 22.

In summary, despite industry challenges, this fall promises a diverse selection of upcoming movies to cater to various tastes, from horror to comedy, drama to action. Mark your calendars and get ready for a season of cinematic adventures and emotional storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of classic franchises or eager to discover fresh narratives, there’s something for everyone at the upcoming movies this fall.