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10 Movies Coming Out Soon That Will Help Get You Through the Year

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

Life can be hard sometimes, especially when midterms are coming up (the test ones and the political ones) and the days seem to get shorter and shorter. I hope these movies will make college life easier while also giving you a free pass on eating a whole bucket of popcorn (bonus points on waiting until the movie actually starts to finish it). This list includes movies of all genres with a wide variety of actors. Some might make you cry, either of joy or sadness. Another might scare you so bad that you spill your drink on the person next to you (p.s. I’ve had that happen to me before, not so fun so maybe stick with closed lid beverages). Either way, I hope you enjoy whatever movie(s) you choose to go to!


1. A Simple Favor*

*(yes, this movie already came out but nevertheless it is important for everyone to go see it)

This drama/thriller film tells the story of a blogger trying to find out what happened to her best friend and the reason behind her sudden disappearance.

Who is in it? Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding

When does it come out? September 14


2. Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins returns (shocking, I know) in this live-action sequel to the beloved classic. In this version, Mary Poppins goes back to the children she once helped raise but instead of nanny-ing, she helps Jane and Michael rediscover the happiness they felt when they were children.

Who is in it? Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Meryl Streep

When does it come out? December 19


3. Night School

A comedy about a group of misfits desperately trying to finish high school by attending night school — but they must deal with their tough exam and even tougher teacher.

Who is in it? Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish

When does it come out? September 28


4. Ralph Breaks the Internet

This sequel to Wreck It Ralph takes place six years after the original film and describes what happens when Ralph and Vanellope discover the Internet. This movie will also include ALL of the Disney princesses IN ONE PLACE!

Who is in it? John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (and did I mention: ALL of the Disney princesses!)

When does it come out? November 21


5. The Hate U Give

Based on the YA novel, this film is about Starr, a girl who witnesses her best friend being fatally shot by a police officer and decides to speak up.

Who is in it? Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, and KJ Apa

When does it come out? October 5


6. On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the beginning of her career as a young lawyer in this film. The drama describes her first groundbreaking court case and details the struggles for equality she had to overcome to get to where she is today.  

Who is in it? Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer

When does it come out? December 25


7. Nobody’s Fool

This dramedy is about two sisters, Tanya and Danica, who are complete polar opposites. Tanya just got out of jail and is now trying to help straight-laced and seemingly-perfect Danica figure out if she is being catfished or not.

Who is in it? Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter

When does it come out? November 2


8. Venom

This Marvel film is about Eddie Brock, who becomes host to an alien parasite causing him to gain superpowers and an awful alter ego. Warning: this is not your typical superhero film.

Who is in it? Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams

When does it come out? October 5


9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The second installment of Fantastic Beasts follows Newt Scamander and a young Albus Dumbledore trying to stop the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, from causing any more harm to the wizarding and muggle world.

Who is in it? Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law

When does it come out? November 16


10. Second Act

Maya is a woman who wishes for more and has huge career ambitions. She gets the opportunity to act on her dreams when a private firm hires her. The catch is that the company thinks Maya is someone else — someone with a heavier resume. Will she have what it takes to show them that she’s more than a grocery store employee?

Who is in it? Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia

When does it come out? November 21


This is in no way an exhaustive list of all the movies coming out this year but just some of the ones I’m hoping to check out and that I think other people should too. While some of these movies may just be for a laugh, others are extremely important and deal with problems that happen every day.

Now go save the dates and buy those tickets!


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Peyton is a sophomore at Boston University majoring in journalism in the College of Communication and minoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Besides writing for Her Campus, Peyton also writes for the Daily Free Press and is a member of Students for Reproductive Freedom. In her free time, she tries to find the best places for dessert in Boston and reads along with Emma Watson's book club "Our Shared Shelf."
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