Fall Into Film: 10 can’t-miss movies to catch on screen before end of 2017

It’s November, meaning the last big release period for movies is upon us. Here’s a list of my top ten picks.


Justice League (Nov. 17):

Avengers who? “Justice League” will be the first time the infamous league of heroes unites on a live action screen. The film stars are a seasoned ensemble that will justify why this has been my most anticipated film since Warner Bros. announced production.


Lady Bird (Nov. 3):

Take me back to my senior year of high school. Saoirse Ronan portrays the titular character in this coming-of-age comedy, and while I’ve only seen the trailers, “Lady Bird” is already all that I’d hope for in a Greta Gerwig film.


Pitch Perfect 3 (Dec. 22):

The franchise that made acapella cool, “Pitch Perfect 3” follows the Bellas as they take on their last ride as performers. Let’s just say I’m already prepared to have the soundtrack on loop.


Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3):

Marvel fans missed the Asgardian in “Civil War,” so it’s good to have him back on the big screen–even if his infamous long locks are gone. Along with the film’s great reviews, what’s got me hooked is how it will lead into the highly anticipated “Infinity War.”  


Darkest Hour (Nov. 22):

Set at the beginning of World War II, the film’s plot centers on Winston Churchill as he faces one of his most defining and turbulent trials with Nazi Germany. Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Churchill–who is barely recognizable– is enough to attach me to the film and should guarantee him that overdue Academy Award.


The Last Jedi (Dec. 15):

Luke Skywalker (the last Jedi) mentoring Rey and the Resistance preparing for battle with the First Order? Count me in. “The Last Jedi” ranks on this list due to its intriguing trailers and the fact that this will be the first Star Wars film released subsequent to Carrie Fisher’s death.


Murder on the Orient Express (Nov. 10):

A murder, 11 suspects and one detective, all on a train. With an all-star cast and a plot that will keep the audience on the edge of their seat, this film is more than worthy of making this list.


Coco (Nov. 22):

I love Pixar and I love them even more for creating a film that embraces Mexican culture. Based on the holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), “Coco” follows 12-year-old Miguel as he ventures into the Land of the Dead hoping to learn more about his family history.


The Greatest Showman (Dec. 20):

Anything with Hugh Jackman, and I’m there. But aside from that, the film promises a heartwarming story based on the real life of showman P.T. Barnum. Plus, it’s a musical, and who doesn’t love a good musical?


The Shape of Water (Dec. 8):

Truthfully speaking, I’m still a little baffled by this film’s plot. But Guillermo del Toro is a visual genius, so I’m willing to sit through 123 minutes of great directing in the hopes that I will understand this fascinating story.