Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from
Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from "Lady Bird."

Every movie you’ll want to see this year

THIS is it. A whole new year of movies to watch, obsess over and argue about.

From massive superhero blockbusters to silly comedies to spirited independent fare, we've got you covered from January 1 until December 26.

Mark your calendars - these are the films you'll be watching in 2018.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI - January 1

A vengeful mother plasters a pointed message to the town's sheriff across three billboards after a year of inaction over her daughter's rape and murder, dividing the small Missouri town.

Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage

Director: Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths)

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - January 4

When oil baron J Paul Getty's grandson is kidnapped, the miserly billionaire refuses to pay the ransom, leaving his mother and a former CIA operative to try and get him back. Based on a true story.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris and Christopher Plummer

Director: Ridley Scott

THE POST - January 11

Set during the Nixon administration, The Post follows Kay Graham, the publisher of The Washington Post, and her editor, Ben Bradlee, over whether to publish the explosive Pentagon Papers.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk and Tracy Letts

Director: Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from
Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post."

 

DARKEST HOUR - January 11

Gary Oldman disappears into his portrayal of Winston Churchill as PM, taking office while an ascendant Hitler threatens to invade Britain during World War II.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Joe Wright (Atonement)

THE POLKA KING - January 12

This Netflix comedy is based on the true story of a Polish immigrant musician who drew his fans into a sophisticated Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of people out of millions of dollars.

Starring: Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman

Directors: Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky (Infinitely Polar Bear)

THE SHAPE OF WATER - January 18

Set in the early 1960s, a mute janitor working at a highly classified government facility comes across an amphibious creature, falls in love with him and sets out to free him in this tale of magical realism.

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer

Director: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy)

SWINGING SAFARI - January 18

Swinging Safari tries to capture the chaos of Australian beachside life in the 1970s, focused on three families and their manic brood of kids. But everything changes when the parents get a little too frisky with some car keys and a vase.

Starring: Julian McMahon, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Radha Mitchell and Asher Keddie

Director: Stephan Elliott (The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert)

SWEET COUNTRY - January 25

When a middle-aged Aboriginal farmer kills a bitter war veteran in self defence, he's forced on the run in the Outback for the murder of a white man. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival.

Starring: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie and Matt Day

Director: Warwick Thornton (Samson And Delilah)

Aussie cinema at its most powerful
Aussie cinema at its most powerful

FACES PLACES - January 25

A charming French documentary about two artists who visit small towns to create large portraits of the community, Faces Places has a 100 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Directors: Agnes Varda and JR

I, TONYA - January 25

The true story of Tonya Harding, the American figure skating champion whose colourful career as an outsider culminated in the plot to attack her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver

Director: Craig Gillespie (Lars And The Real Girl)

A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE - January 26

A who's who of American comedy makes up the ensemble cast in this behind-the-scenes depiction of the rise and fall of National Lampoon.

Starring: Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Joel McHale, Matt Walsh, Seth Green, Paul Scheer, Emmy Rossum

Director: David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models)

MOLLY'S GAME - February 1

Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, a woman who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game, Molly's Game is the directorial debut of screenwriter and West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera

Director: Aaron Sorkin

PHANTOM THREAD - February 1

Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are dressmakers to the stars, draping royals, actors and socialites, but nothing seems to pierce Reynolds' steely heart until he meets a strong-willed woman who becomes his muse.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood)

Vicky Krieps, left, and Daniel Day-Lewis appear in a scene from
Vicky Krieps, left, and Daniel Day-Lewis appear in a scene from "Phantom Thread."

FATHER FIGURES - February 1

Twin brothers Kyle and Peter learn that their father didn't die young as their mother had told them, rather that he could be any number of famous men - so they go on a road trip to track him down.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J.K Simmons, Christopher Walken and Harry Shearer

Director: Lawrence Sher (cinematographer on The Hangover, Dan In Real Life)

STRONGER - February 8

A biopic of Jeff Bauman, a Costco employee who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings. Jeff has to adjust to his new reality as a PTSD-afflicted amputee and a hero who gave the description of Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the FBI.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson

Director: David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express)

HAPPY END - February 8

A scathing critique of the French bourgeois, Happy End is the story of a construction family, the Laurents - the youngest might be a poisoner and the ageing patriarch wants to die.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant

Director: Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Amour)

THE 15:17 TO PARIS - February 8

A biographical thriller, the movie is based on the real-life events of three Americans who thwarted a would-be terrorist on a fast-train to Paris in 2015. Expect patriotism.

Starring: Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos as themselves, plus Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer and Tony Hale

Director: Clint Eastwood

BLACK PANTHER - February 15

The 18th instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow Black Panther, also known as King T'Challa, in the fictional kingdom of Wakanda as rivals conspire to bring him and the world down. This is the first Marvel superhero movie to feature a largely black cast.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Angela Bassett

Director: Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station)

 

So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture
So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture

 

LADY BIRD - February 15

A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in 2003, Lady Bird is a tender and smart portrait of a young woman and her sometimes fractious relationship with her strong-willed mother.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein, Tracy Letts, Timothee Chalamet and Lucas Hedges

Director: Greta Gerwig (actor and writer for Frances Ha, Mistress America)

ANNIHILATION - February 22

Annihilation is a sci-fi/horror movie set in an enviromental disaster zone, from which a lone survivor returns on the brink of death, prompting his wife to lead another group back in to find out what happened.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Director: Alex Garland (Ex Machina)

GAME NIGHT - March 1

A group of friends who regularly come together for a game night find themselves unwittingly investigating a real murder, only they don't know it.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morris and Sharon Horgan

Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation)

THE PARTY - March 1

In this black comedy, secrets are unearthed and arguments ensue when a high-profile politician invite her friends for a dinner party, one of whom has smuggled a gun into the house.

Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cherry Jones and Cillian Murphy

Director: Sally Potter (Orlando)

GRINGO - March 8

A straight-laced pharmaceutical middle manager ends up on the wrong side of the law in Mexico - kidnapping, drugs and guns - in this crime caper comedy.

Starring: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Joel Edgerton, Sharlto Copley and Thandie Newton

Director: Nash Edgerton (The Square)

Charlize Theron plays a ruthless executive
Charlize Theron plays a ruthless executive

PETER RABBIT - March 22

Beatrix Potter's beloved characters come alive in this blend of live action and animation. Peter and Mr McGregor's feud comes to blows when both fall in love with the kindly neighbour.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley

Director: Will Gluck (Easy A)

MARY MAGDALENE - March 22

Originally slated to be released in 2017, it was pushed back because of the Weinstein scandal. The movie will tell the story of one of the most enigmatic biblical figures.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ryan Corr

Director: Garth Davis (Lion)

TOMB RAIDER - March 15

A reboot adaptation of the video game franchise, Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will step into the role of Lara Croft as the archaeologist embarks on her first mission to solve her father's mysterious disappearance.

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Nick Frost and Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Roar Ulthaug (The Wave)

READY PLAYER ONE - March 29

Based on the popular novel of the same name, the movie is set in a dystopian future where most people escape the drudgery of life by entering a virtual reality. Teenager Wade Watts is to find an Easter Egg within the VR world that would bequeath him a fortune.

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance

Director: Steven Spielberg

A WRINKLE IN TIME - March 29

When young Meg learns her astrophysicist father is being held captive by an evil force, she sets out with three astral travellers to find him. The movie is adapted from a classic 1962 novel.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine and Storm Reid

Director: Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th)

 

So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture
So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture

 

BLOCKERS - March 29

From the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg oeuvre comes writer Kay Cannon's directorial debut. When three parents find out about their daughters' pact to lose their virginities on prom night, they set out thwart their plans.

Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena

Director: Kay Cannon (writer on 30 Rock, Pitch Perfect)

THE NEW MUTANTS - April 12

Set within the X-Men film franchise, five young mutants discover their abilities and fight to escape their imprisonment in a secret facility.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt

Director: Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars)

ISLE OF DOGS - April 19

Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation will tell the story of Atari, a boy on a quest to find his dog Spots, who been sent to a quarantine island of dogs.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig and Frances McDormand

Director: Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore)

One boy’s search to find his lost dog in Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs
One boy’s search to find his lost dog in Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - April 25

An all-out superhero epic, the third Avengers movie will see all of Marvel's fighters - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange and Guardians among them - team up to battle the villainous Thanos and his universe-conquering plans.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson

Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War)

LAST FLAG FLYING - April 25

Three Vietnam War veterans reunite on a bittersweet road trip when one of the men's sons is killed in the Iraq War, reminiscing about their time together.

Starring: Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston

Director: Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Boyhood)

BREATH - May 3

Breath is Australian actor Simon Baker's directorial debut, an adaptation of Tim Winton's book. Set in the 1970s, the movie tells the story of two teenage boys and their relationship with an older, risk-taking surfer.

Starring: Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh and Rachael Blake

Director: Simon Baker

LIFE OF THE PARTY - May 10

Dumped by her husband, housewife Deanna goes back to school, ending up in the same class as her daughter and goes full-in on the college experience. What could go wrong?

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen and Jacki Weaver

Director: Ben Falcone (Tammy, The Boss)

A QUIET PLACE - May 10

A supernatural horror film with a twist, A Quiet Place is the story of a family living very quietly on a farm because the slightest sound will set off those who lurk in the dark.

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds

Director: John Krasinski (The Hollars)

CHAPPAQUIDDICK - May 10

When Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car into the water in 1969, killing a young staffer named Mary Jo Kopechne, he didn't call the police, fearing scandal. Instead he turned to his overbearing father, Kennedy patriarch Joe, for help.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Clancy Brown and Jim Gaffigan

Director: John Curran (Tracks, The Painted Veil)

 

So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture
So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture

 

A STAR IS BORN - May 17

This is the third remake of the classic 1937 film, the most famous of which was the 1954 version starring Judy Garland. An ageing star helps a young ingenue find fame despite his own career's downward spiral.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliot and Dave Chappelle

Director: Bradley Cooper (directorial debut)

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - May 24

A standalone prequel to the first Star Wars trilogy, Solo will follow the adventures of a young Han Solo. The production has been beset by problems with its original directors sacked and replaced.

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Thandie Newton

Director: Ron Howard, replacing Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

DEADPOOL 2 - May 31

Ryan Reynolds' potty-mouthed "superhero" will be back to terrorise decorum in the hotly anticipated sequel to 2015's surprise R-rated hit.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J Miller and Josh Brolin

Director: David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde)

OCEAN'S 8 - June 7

An all-female, sort-of remake of Ocean's 11, Danny Ocean's equally mischievous sister Debbie is released from prison, only to embark on a massive heist at New York City's storied Met Gala.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and Sarah Paulson

Director: Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games)

Ocean’s Redux
Ocean’s Redux

INCREDIBLES 2 - June 14

A sequel 14 years in the making, Pixar's Incredibles family is finally coming back to battle a new villain, The Underminer, while balancing the daily challenges of their strange, super-powered lives.

Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T Nelson, Samuel L Jackson and John Ratzenberger

Director: Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille)

SICARIO 2: SOLDADO - June 28

Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return for a follow-up to the suspenseful drug drama from 2015. The pair are out to stop the cartels from smuggling terrorists over the US border.

Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Director: Stefano Sollima (Suburra)

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - June 21

A sequel to Jurassic World and the fifth instalment in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will see our heroes return to the island to save the dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption and certain extinction.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D Wong, James Cromwell and Jeff Goldblum

Director: J.A Bayona (A Monster Calls, The Impossible)

McKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART - July

An intimate documentary of the life and career of Sir Ian McKellen, a titan of British screen and stage, as he reflects on the events and roles that shaped him.

Starring: Ian McKellen

Director: Joe Stephenson (Chicken)

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - July 5

Feeling more confident as Ant-Man, Scott Lang has to juggle his responsibilities as a father with his hero antics when a new threat emerges, one that also calls on Hope van Dyne to don the Wasp suit.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena

Director: Peyton Reed (Ant-Man, Down With Love)

Evangeline Lilly all decked out in the Wasp suit
Evangeline Lilly all decked out in the Wasp suit

THE WIFE - July 19

Adapted from Meg Wolitzer's novel, this drama stars Glenn Close as the long-suffering wife of a famed author who has sacrificed her own ambitions for his career. Then she reaches breaking point.

Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater

Director: Bjorn Runge (Mouth To Mouth)

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN - July 19

A follow-up to the successful 2008 musical, this time Sophie is pregnant and facing single motherhood. When she doubts she'll be able to do it, her mother's friends recount how Donna was able to make a go of it all those years ago.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Cher, Lily James, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper
Director: Ol Parker (Imagine Me & You)

ON CHESIL BEACH - July 26

With a screenplay by Ian McEwan, adapted from his novella, On Chesil Beach is the tense story of two newlyweds on their honeymoon and their fear of sexual intimacy.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff

Director: Dominic Cooke (famed theatre director's film debut)

CRAZY RICH ASIANS - August 16

New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend Nick to a wedding in Singapore, where she finds out he's the heir to a mega-rich family. Now she has to contend with jealous socialites and an intimidating almost-mother-in-law. Crazy Rich Asians is the first major Hollywood-funded movie to feature primarily an Asian cast.

Starring: Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh

Director: Jon M. Chu (G.I Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2)

We’re crazy and we’re rich. Picture: Sanja Bucko
We’re crazy and we’re rich. Picture: Sanja Bucko

KODACHROME - August 23

Based on a New York Times article, the film follows a son and his dying, estranged photographer father on a road trip across the country to the only place in the world that still develops Kodachrome film.

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen

Director: Mark Raso (Copenhagen)

THE LITTLE STRANGER - August 30

Adapted from Sarah Waters' best-selling book, The Little Stranger tells the story of a 1940s doctor who's called to look after a patient at a country estate where his mother once worked as a housemaid. There are secrets that threaten to haunt both families.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling

Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, Room)

WHITE BOY RICK - August 30

The true story of a working class young man who became a police informant at the height of the crack epidemic in the 1980s. He's then abandoned by his handler and imprisoned as a drug dealer.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Director: Yann Demange ('71)

MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS - September 13

Queen of France at 16 and widowed by 18, Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne only to have to battle her "sister" Queen Elizabeth I in a game of betrayal, rebellion and power. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon wrote the screenplay.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant and Guy Pearce

Director: Josie Rourke (theatre director's feature debut)

Saoirse Ronan is also having a busy year
Saoirse Ronan is also having a busy year

ROBIN HOOD - September 20

A new version of the classic adventure of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves, this darker adaptation is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's company.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Tim Minchin, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson and Ben Mendelsohn

Director: Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders)

NIGHT SCHOOL - September 27

A group of misfit adults are forced into night school so they can finally graduate from high school and get their diploma in this comedy Kevin Hart co-wrote.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Ben Schwartz and Rob Riggle

Director: Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip)

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE - October 4

A thriller set in the 1960s, Bad Times at the El Royale will see a group of shady characters, including a down-on-his-luck priest, clash at a hotel near Lake Tahoe.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges

D irector: Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods, screenwriter on The Martian)

VENOM - October 4

The first in a series of Spider-Man spin-offs in Sony's Marvel Universe (not to be confused with the main Marvel Cinematic Universe), the movie will introduce the character of superhero Eddie Brock/Venom. The movie is said to be inspired by the works of David Cronenberg and John Carpenter.

Starring: Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams

Director: Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland)

HALLOWEEN - October 18

Four decades after Laurie Strode first met Michael Myers, the killer behind the mask, the pair are set for their final confrontation.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle

Director: David Gordon Green (Stronger, Manglehorn)

Look behind you!
Look behind you!

MOWGLI - October 18

An origin story for Mowgli, the human child brought up by a wolf pack in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the movie will be a mix of live action and motion-capture animation.

Starring: Matthew Rhys, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hollander

Director: Andy Serkis (Breathe)

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - October 18

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander, is back in the first instalment based on David Lagercrantz's continuation of Stieg Larson's books. This time, she and Mikael find themselves caught in a spider's web of cybercriminals.

Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason and Sylvia Hoeks

Director: Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe)

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX - November 1

Set a decade after X-Men: Apocalypse, Jean Grey is accidentally supercharged and struggles to control her powers when an alien shapeshifter seeks to exploit her for an evil plan.

Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

Director: Simon Kinberg (producer and writer on previous X-Men films)

HOLMES AND WATSON - November 8

A comedy mystery based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, this movie will see Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite on screen as the famed detective buddies.

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, Hugh Laurie and Ralph Fiennes

Director: Etan Cohen (Get Hard)

WIDOWS - November 15

A heist thriller based on the 1983 British TV show of the same name, the screenplay was written by Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn. It involves the widows of four robbers who try to finish the job that killed their husbands.

Starring: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya and Colin Farrell

Director: Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger, 12 Years A Slave)

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD - November 15

When dark wizard Grindelwald escapes custody in an effort to raise an army of pure-blood wizards, a young Albus Dumbledore must enlist the help of his former student Newt Scamander to put an end to his evil-doing.

Starring: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp

Director: David Yates (Harry Potter 5 to 8, The Legend Of Tarzan)

So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture
So tempted to crop Johnny Depp out of this picture

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - December 26

A biopic of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody will focus on the 15 years of the musician's life from when the band formed to their performance at Live Aid 1985.

Starring: Rami Malek, Ben Hardy, Allen Leech, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander

Director: Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), replacing Bryan Singer

AQUAMAN - December 26

A stand-alone DC Extended Universe adventure, Arthur Curry, first introduced in Justice League, must accept his destiny as heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson

Director: James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw)

MORTAL ENGINES - December 26

In a dystopian future, cities are now movable machines that travel the Earth and battle each other for scarce resources, and there's a dark secret aboard the Traction City of London.

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar and Jihae

Director: Christian Rivers (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)

BIRD BOX - Undated

This Netflix thriller is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a blindfolded woman and two children on a 20-mile river journey while trying to escape an alien attack.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes and Sarah Paulson

Director: Susanne Bier (The Night Manager)

THE CURRENT WAR - Undated

Originally slated for release in late 2017 as an Oscar hopeful, this movie portrays the rivalry for electricity supremacy between pioneers Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. Its release was delayed because of the Weinstein scandal and it currently has no release date.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland and Katherine Waterston

Director: Alonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl)

 

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