With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’re all going to be needing ways to de-stress. Maybe it’s a trip to the beach, self-care night, or a night at the movies. If it’s the latter for you, check out these seven movies coming out before the end of 2019.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – November 22nd
Like many people, I grew up watching Mr. Rogers. Now to watch America’s dad, Tom Hanks, playing this role, it all seems almost too perfect. This movie tells the story of Fred Rogers’s friendship with a journalist Tom Junod (named Lloyd Vogel in the film and played by Matthew Rhys) and is sure to bring you all of the feelings of whimsy and kindness we all felt watching as children.
Knives Out – November 27th
If it’s a killer cast you want, look no further than Knives Out. The thriller’s star-studded cast includes Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Don Johnson, and Christopher Plummer. After Plummer’s character passes away during his birthday celebration, two detectives’ (Craig and Stanfield) must interview the rest of his family to find the killer. The film might serve as a reminder over the holiday season that our families aren’t so crazy after all.
Queen & Slim – November 27th
Written by Emmy-winning screenwriter, Lena Waithe, Queen & Slim tells the story of the titular characters who, on a first date, end up having to shoot a police officer in self-defense. What follows is their story of life on the run, love, and race relations across America.
Uncut Gems – December 13th
For all of his comedy chops, Adam Sandler is proving his dramatic acting to be on equal ground. In Uncut Gems, he plays Howard, a jewelry dealer who scrambles to pay his debts. The film is directed by the Safdie Brothers, Josh and Benny, and if their previous film Good Time is any indicator, Uncut Gems will be filled with dark twists and turns, New York City action, and some of the freshest filmmaking from the upcoming generation.
Bombshell – December 13th
If nothing else, Bombshell is bound to be noticed for its makeup and face prosthetics. The film tells the story of women coming forward at Fox News to accuse Roger Ailes of sexual assault with Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie as the fictional Kayla Pospisil. In both the #MeToo era and the current political climate, the film couldn’t be more poignant.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – December 20th
The final film of this trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker’s plot is shrouded in secrecy. Yet through the trailer, that’s already been seen by over 26 million people, fans can tell that the film features unreleased footage of the late Carrie Fisher, the return of Palpatine, epic action, and the end of the Skywalker saga.
Little Women – December 25th
With Little Women, director Greta Gerwig is reuniting with actors Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet for a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Also starring Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep, the film follows the March sisters as they navigate life in New England after the civil war. For any fans of Lady Bird, the film is highly anticipated and is sure to impress.