The first half of 2017 was great for movies — but the second half of 2017 is poised to be a stunner.
There’s something for everyone coming up: hotly anticipated franchise entries (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, War for the Planet of the Apes); sequels both long-awaited (Blade Runner: 2049) and spiritual (The Only Living Boy in New York, Cloverfield Movie); romantic comedies (Home Again); musicals (The Greatest Showman); and a fresh Pixar movie (Coco).
There are new arrivals from a murderer’s row of great directors, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Martin McDonagh, and many more. Intriguing thrillers, important documentaries, satire, and historical drama dot the schedule.
And some of the year’s most buzzed-about festival films — like Call Me by Your Name, Mudbound, and The Florida Project — are scheduled to arrive in theaters just in time for awards season.
Here are 50 movies you won’t want to miss between now and the end of the year, arranged by month and release date.
Get ready: It’s going to be a great second half of the year at the multiplex.
Marjorie Prime -
Release date: August 18
Why it matters: There was a hologram of Jon Hamm (along with actual Jon Hamm) walking around the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to promote Marjorie Prime, a sci-fi movie based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play about love and loss. In addition to Hamm, it stars the great Geena Davis.