Little Women (Dec. 25)

1917 (Dec. 25)

Marriage Story (Dec. 6, Netflix)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Nov. 22)

Ford v Ferrari (Nov. 15)

The Report (Nov. 15)

Jojo Rabbit (Oct. 18)

Parasite (Oct. 11)

Ad Astra (Sept. 20)

10 more contenders

Harriet (Nov. 1)

Joker (Oct. 4)

Waves (Nov. 1)

The Two Popes (Nov. 27)

The Lighthouse (Oct. 18)

A Hidden Life (Dec. 13)

Pain and Glory (Oct. 4)

Hustlers (Sept. 13)

Dolemite is My Name (Oct. 25, Netflix)

Judy (Sept. 27)

10 dark horses

Uncut Gems (Dec. 13)

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This thriller by the Safdie Brothers (Good Time) takes us to midtown Manhattan’s jewelry district as a store owner (Adam Sandler!) tries to figure out how to pay off his debts.

The Goldfinch (Sept. 13)

The adaptation of the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt was supposed to be a major Oscars contender—until it got destroyed by critics when it screened at the fall film festivals. It could sneak its way into some of the technical categories (cinematography legend Roger Deakins did shoot the movie, after all), but its best picture chances are cooked.

The King (Nov. 1, Netflix)

Timothee Chalamet plays King Henry V in this adaptation of the Shakespeare play.

Just Mercy (Dec. 25)

Just Mercy is the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson’s attempt to overturn the conviction of Walter McMillian, a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman.

The Laundromat (Oct. 18, Netflix)

Hey, look, it’s Antonio Banderas again! Director Steven Soderbergh takes on the Panama Papers scandal in this dramedy that also stars Meryl Streep.

Queen and Slim (Nov. 27)

A young black couple go on the run after being pulled over by a white cop, directed by acclaimed music video director Melina Matsoukas.

Dark Waters (Nov. 22)

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Todd Haynes (Carol) directs this movie based on the true story of a lawyer (Mark Ruffalo, above) investigating the connection between chemical company DuPont and a series of strange deaths.

Bombshell (Dec. 20)

The Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News gets the Hollywood treatment. Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron star as the former Fox anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, respectively.

Honey Boy (Nov. 8)

Shia LaBeouf stars in this movie based on his tumultuous childhood; LaBeouf plays a version of his father, while Lucas Hedges plays a younger version of LaBeouf, who wrote the script as part of his rehab program.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Dec. 6)

In the 18th century, a female painter is commissioned to paint the portrait of a young woman. The film won both the Queer Palm and the award for best screenplay at this year’s Cannes Film Festival awards in May.

5 potential blockbusters

Rambo: Last Blood (Sept. 20)

Cats (Dec. 20)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec. 20)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Oct. 18)

Frozen 2 (Nov. 22)

10 more

Knives Out (Nov. 27)

The Good Liar (Nov. 15)

Gemini Man (Oct. 11)

Doctor Sleep (Nov. 8)

Lucy in the Sky (Oct. 4)

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Sept. 20, Netflix)

Spies in Disguise (Dec. 25)

Terminator: Dark Fate (Nov. 1)

Charlie’s Angels (Nov. 15)

Bonus: 10 great films from earlier this year to catch up on

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