These fall 2018 movies will have you running to the theater!
By: Atira Feliciano
If you liked Marie Antoinette (2006), you’ll like…
Mary Queen of Scots
Top Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie
Release date: Dec. 7, 2018
Get ready period piece fans, because Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan return from an Oscar-recognized season in a film about the late Queen Mary. Just as Marie Antoinette faced some backlash for historical inaccuracies, so does this movie. Slip-ups aside, audiences are still excited to see Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie’s interpretation of a complicated relationship between cousins Elizabeth and Mary. Don’t expect the movie to be much like the CW show Reign, though.
If you liked Call Me by Your Name (2017), you’ll like…
Top Stars: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Troye Sivan
Release date: Nov. 2, 2018
Based on a true story, this film is about the experience of a boy who is forced into conversion therapy after coming out. While this movie provides representation for the LGBT community and is definitely Oscar potential, it still features a linear portrayal of the gay community, presented from the perspective of white males from relatively comfortable financial backgrounds. Recent years have given more representation for the LQBT community, but from a pretty white lens, with the exception of Moonlight (2016). We still have yet to see a major motion picture, blockbuster film about women of color in a way that doesn’t objectify their sexuality or trans films with actual trans actors.
If you like The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016), you’ll like…
Top Stars: Rami Malek, Mike Meyers
Release date: Nov. 2, 2018
If you’re in the mood for something nostalgic, this Freddie Mercury biopic transports viewers into the world of Queen. This movie is sure to have a killer soundtrack and so far, fans have been impressed with Malek’s portrayal of Mercury.
If you like Taken (2008), you’ll like…
Top Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall
Release date: Nov. 17, 2018
This is an action-packed film about (you guessed it) widows whose husbands left unfinished business. The trailer feels like a Taken trailer, probably because of Liam Neeson’s presence. Not to mention it was written by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn and 12 Years a Slave writer Steve McQueen.
If you liked Step Brothers (2008), you’ll like…
Holmes and Watson
Top Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly
Release Date: Dec. 21, 2018
Our favorite comedy duo takes on a mysterious case in this movie involving the Queen of England. It’s been 10 years since Step Brothers came out and nine years since the Robert Downey Jr. version of Sherlock Holmes, so mystery and comedy fans alike are sure to hit the theaters for this one.