So far, 2018 has been a year of pretty stellar movies and that’s going to continue as more epic films arrive this fall.
Stars like Tiffany Haddish (Night School, Nobody’s Fool, The Oath), Viola Davis (Widows), and Cynthia Erivo (Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale) are set to rule the box office. Fans will also finally get to see Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and the highly-anticipated Creed II.
With so many incredible movies slated for fall, it was tough narrowing down the list, but we’ve picked 11 upcoming films that you must have on your radar.
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Night School (Sept. 28)
This comedy sees Kevin Hart as Teddy, a restaurant mascot who joins a night class to earn his GED but meets his match in Tiffany Haddish's Carrie, an unorthodox teacher who will make sure her students graduate. Even if it's the last thing they do.
Bad Times at the El Royale (Oct. 5)
Cynthia Erivo rounds out an amazing cast in this mystery-thriller that sees seven strangers meeting in a rundown hotel, where they have one night to seek redemption.
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The Oath (Oct. 12)
Another fall comedy featuring Tiffany Haddish, The Oath sees an interracial couple struggling to get through Thanksgiving in politically divided America.
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The Hate U Give (Oct. 19)
Based on the young adult novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give focuses on Star (Amandla Stenberg), a teenage girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend and is thrust into the spotlight.
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Nobody's Fool (Nov. 2)
Newly released from jail, Tiffany Haddish's Tanya reunites with her sister, played by Tika Sumpter. However, once Tanya finds out about her sister's online relationship with a mystery man, she begins to suspect that she may be getting catfished.
Widows (Nov. 16)
From Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen, Widows sees a group of women band together after their husbands are killed in a criminal venture gone wrong. The film stars Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, and Brian Tyree Henry.
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Creed II (Nov. 21)
While Ryan Coogler won't return to direct, fans can still enjoy Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, this time facing off against Ivan Drago's son Viktor.
Green Book (Nov. 21)
Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali stars alongside Viggo Mortensen in this film which sees a Black pianist touring the American South with his white chauffeur.
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nov. 30)
Adapted from James Baldwin's classic novel, If Beale Street Could Talk is the highly-anticipated follow-up from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. The film follows Tish as she desperately scrambles to prove that her fiancé is not guilty of a crime while carrying the couple's first child.
Tyrel (Dec. 7)
Starring Jason Mitchell, Tyrel tells the story of a sole Black man who attends a weekend of debauchery in a cabin in the Catskills only for things to spiral out of control.