29 Big Fall Movies Coming To Theaters And Streaming
Let's all go to the movies...
Typically, the summer blockbuster season is where we see the biggest movies of the year, both in terms of scope and box office returns. But, the fun at your local movie house doesn’t have to come to an end at the conclusion of Labor Day weekend. In fact, some of the biggest 2022 movie releases happen to be scheduled to premiere throughout the fall.
If you are the type that likes to plan out your theater trips months in advance (or simply want to know what you can expect to see on the silver screen as the temps start dropping), you’ve come to the right place, because we are about to break down a couple dozen of the biggest fall 2022 movies that are coming to a movie house near you (as well as various streaming services) as well as those that have already been released. There’s a lot to take in, so let’s get this show on the road…
Pinocchio (September 8, 2022)
One of two movies based on the classic fairy tale scheduled for release in 2022, Robert Zemeckis’ long in the works Pinocchio follows the lonely toymaker Geppetto (Tom Hanks) as he builds and raises the wooden figure (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) like a real boy. The live-action/animation hybrid landed September 8 on Disney+. Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also appear on the Pinocchio cast
The Woman King (September 16, 2022)
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s upcoming historical epic, The Woman King, centers on Nanisca (Viola Davis), a Dahomey Amazon general as she and a new recruit named Nawi (Thuso Mbedu) set out to defend their kingdom’s honor and get revenge on those who brought pain, suffering, and loss to their kind. The movie made its theatrical debut on September 16.
Don’t Worry Darling (September 23, 2022)
Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, centers on young married couple Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack Chambers (Harry Styles), as they move to a seemingly idyllic company town in the 1950s. As the inquisitive Alice begins to find out, however, looks can be deceiving. The controversial movie landed in theaters on September 23.
Blonde (September 28, 2022)
The long-awaited Marilyn Monroe biographical drama Blonde premiered September 28 on Netflix and welcomed audiences into the Hollywood icon’s short and tortured life. Ana de Armas led the star-studded Blonde cast which also featured Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, and others playing fictionalized versions of those closest to her.
Bros (September 30, 2022)
On September 30, the Billy Eichner-led romantic comedy Bros opened in theaters. Despite not bringing in a ton of cash at the box office, the movie was nearly universally loved by critics and audiences alike with respective Rotten Tomatoes scores of 89% and 91% upon release.
Hocus Pocus 2 (September 30, 2022)
Nearly 30 years after they were defeated and locked away once again, the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) are out on the loose again in Hocus Pocus 2. The sequel, which also features Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, and Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, debuted September 30 on Disney+. Talk about a way to kick off the Halloween season.
Amsterdam (October 7, 2022)
David O. Russell’s Amsterdam was at one point one of the biggest mystery projects in Hollywood, with the only revealed details being about its incredibly stacked cast, which includes Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift, and more than a dozen others. The period drama following three friends as they are accused of committing a murder in 1930s Europe opened theatrically on October 7.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (October 7, 2022)
The classic children’s book, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, got the big screen treatment when Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s live-action/animated comedy opened October 7. The movie, which features Shawn Mendes in the titular role, follows the fun-loving reptile as he attempts to get residents in his New York City neighborhood to see him as more than a singing croc with a mouth full of sharp teeth. Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, and Stranger Things star Brett Gelman round out the cast of what looks to be an incredibly fun and wholesome time.
Hellraiser (October 7, 2022)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser films will forever go down as some of the best horror movies of all time, and so it should come as no surprise that they are being remade. On October 7, the new Hellraiser debuted on Hulu and immediately became a hit with critics like CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg, who gave the movie 4 out of 5 stars in his review of David Bruckner’s supernatural horror flick.
Tár (October 7, 2022)
On October 7, Todd Field’s drama film Tár opened in theaters and told the story of orchestra conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), as she becomes the first female chief conductor of a major orchestra in Germany, per Deadline. This intriguing film also stars Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, and Mark Strong.
All Quiet On The Western Front (October 14, 2022)
On October 14, audiences in select theaters across the country will be able to witness the brutality of Edward Berger’s adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front, a harrowing military drama set in the height of the “War to End All Wars.” The WWI movie will find its streaming home later in the month when it premieres October 28 on Netflix.
Halloween Ends (October 14, 2022)
On October 14, Blumhouse released Halloween Ends, the third and final chapter of the production company’s saga set in the iconic horror franchise. Although the future of the franchise is a little unclear right now, Halloween Ends will surely give longtime fans of the property something to look forward to this Halloween season.
Till (October 14, 2022)
The story of the Emmett Till is one of the most tragic in the American Civil Rights Movement, and it came to the big screen with Chinonye Chukwu’s biographical drama Till. Focusing both on the Chicago teenager who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 and his grieving mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who held an open-casket funeral so the world could see what was done to her son, the movie opened in theaters October 14.
The Banshees Of Inisherin (October 21, 2022)
Martin McDonagh released his upcoming drama film, The Banshees of Inisherin, in theaters on October 21. The movie, which has a cast featuring Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon, will tell the story of two longtime buddies whose friendship begins to break apart, causing a whole bevy of issues for themselves and others on their remote Irish island.
Black Adam (October 21, 2022)
On October 21, the world finally got to see Dwayne Johnson go from successful wrestler-turned-actor to a comic book hero when Black Adam opens in theaters. The highly-anticipated movie about one of the comic world’s toughest anti-heroes has been hyped up by longtime fans, Warner Bros., and even The Rock himself, who just couldn’t help himself in the lead-up to the debut of the film’s first trailer.
My Policeman (October 21, 2022)
On October 21, My Policeman saw Harry Styles play Tom Burgess, a Brighton police officer in the 1950s with a secret that could ruin his marriage, career, and standing in the community. The movie, which also stars The Crown Season 4 star Emma Corrin and David Dawson will make its streaming debut just weeks later on November 4 on Prime Video.
Ticket To Paradise (October 21, 2022)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts teamed up for the sixth time in Ol Parker’s upcoming romantic comedy, Ticket to Paradise, which will see the Ocean’s Eleven cast members play a divorced couple who attempt to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they made all those years ago. The dynamic duo got back together on the big screen (and maybe in the story) on October 21.
Armageddon Time (October 28, 2022)
James Gray’s period drama Armageddon Time will follow a young boy named Paul Graff (Michael Banks Repeta) as he is forced to face identity, race, and coming of age after being sent to a prestigious preparatory academy. The movie, which also features Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Chastain, and Jeremy Strong, saw a limited release on October 28 before going nationwide on November 4.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (November 4, 2022)
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it became an “instant midnight classic” according to CinemaBlend’s Mike Reyes. On November 4, the movie about the iconic polka-turned-parody master landed on the Roku streaming channel with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe portraying Weird Al.
Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths (November 4, 2022)
Alejandro González Iñárritu won back-to-back Academy Awards for his decorated movies Birdman and The Revenant, and after a seven-year break, the Mexican filmmaker will soon try for his third Best Director Oscar with Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. The movie, which follows a journalist and filmmaker embarks on an existential journey, opened for a limited theatrical release on November 4 before landing on Netflix on December 16.
Enola Holmes 2 (November 4, 2022)
Those who have been waiting anxiously for the next chapter in Enola Holmes’ journey will wait no more when Enola Holmes 2 premiered on November 4. The 2022 Netflix movie saw the return of Millie Bobby Brown’s titular heroine and Henry Cavill’s Sherlock Holmes, as well as several new characters.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)
Although there has yet to be a trailer, pictures, or release of plot details about one of the most anticipated upcoming Marvel movies, comic book film fans around the world are beyond excited for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. With so many questions surrounding the movie, like who will take on the Black Panther moniker following the death of Chadwick Boseman, it is easy to see why so many couldn't wait for the film’s November 11 release.
Spirited (November 11, 2022)
There have been countless remakes and reimaginings of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but having another adaptation won’t hurt anyone. On November 11, Spirited, a modern musical version of the holiday classic starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, and others will land in theaters. The movie will became available for anyone with an Apple TV+ subscription starting November 18.
Disenchanted (November 18, 2022)
In November 2007, moviegoers fell in love with Giselle (Amy Adams), Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey), and the rest of the Enchanted cast with its hilarious and heartfelt take on the fairy tale genre. The long-awaited sequel, Disenchanted premiered November 18 on Disney+, and took audiences back to the magical land of Andalasia once again.
The Menu (November 18, 2022)
Ralph Fiennes has largely shied away from playing creepy characters since he last portrayed Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter finale, but that will change with Mark Mylod’s upcoming dark comedy horror movie, The Menu. In the movie, Fiennes takes on the role of Chef Slowik, who specializes in a rather unique culinary experience that pushes boundaries for his wealthy guests. The unnerving movie, which also stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, was first served up November 18.
She Said (November 18, 2022)
The Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse case was one of the biggest moments in the Me Too movement in 2017, and now the story of how the allegations surfaced and took down one of the biggest players in Hollywood is coming to the big screen. Directed by Mari Schrader, She Said will center on Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and how the New York Times reporters turned a story no one wanted to talk about into a story no one could not talk about. The film debuted November 18th.
Devotion (November 23, 2022)
J.D. Dillard’s action drama, Devotion, opened November 23, and tell the true story of American fighter pilots Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) and Tom Hudner (Glen Powell) whose actions during the Korean War helped turn them into two of the most highly decorated wingmen in U.S. military history.
The Fabelmans (November 23, 2022)
Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, The Fabelmans, debuted November 23 following a limited rollout in New York City and Los Angeles on November 11. The film will follow Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle and Mateo Zoryna Francis-Deford), a young boy based on Spielberg, as he grows up in post World War II Arizona and dreams of becoming a filmmaker.
Strange World (November 23, 2022)
On November 23, Walt Disney Animation Studios released Strange World, a science-fiction action spectacle starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, an explorer who travels with his family to the far reaches of the galaxy where they uncover all sorts of fantastical and dangerous creatures and terrain. Trippy visuals, Jake Gyllenhaal, and a new Disney dog? What’s not to love?
Well, this should be more than enough to get you started on your fall moviegoing experience. Now all there is left to do is book a babysitter, buy your tickets, and take off to the world of cinema.
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Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop barking at the mailman, or yelling about professional wrestling to his wife. If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.
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