Summer may have just barely ended, but I am already in my fall movie mode. A lot of people might think that summer is the best time of the year for movies, but actually, it’s the last few months of the year that always have the best blockbusters. A lot of the movies that come out towards the end of the year are eligible for winning big awards for the next year, so there are a ton of good ones on the way. Plus, there are so many holiday breaks like Thanksgiving and Christmas that send a lot of people to the movies. What do you do when you have a day off from school, it’s cold out, but you don’t want to stay inside all day? Go to the movies, of course. You are in luck, because there are some awesome ones coming out this fall.
I have always been a huge fan of going to the movies because even though you can stream things online or order a DVD (do people still do that?), there is nothing quite like actually going to the movie theater with your friends, buying overpriced popcorn that makes your hands smell like butter for weeks, and sitting down to watch a movie on a huge screen in total darkness. The worst part is that the movies can get a little expensive, and you don’t want to waste your money on just any movie, so check out this list of the best movies that will be coming out in the next few months. You’ll love, them I promise.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar ChildrenBased on the best-selling novel of the same name, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is about a group of kids with weird abilities like being able to fly and breathe underwater. When they are threatened by evil creatures, they turn to a 16-year-old boy named Jake to save them. It's a little like Harry Potter mixed with X-Men. It's directed by Tim Burton, who is known for his creepy and amazing fantasy movies, so you know it will be good. It hits theaters September 30th.
The Girl On The TrainThink of this movie as Gone Girl featuring trains. I'm just kidding, but this mystery-thriller, based on the bestselling book, is expected to be a huge hit this fall. It follows a divorced woman named Rachel who passes her old home on the train every day and constantly sees her ex-husband and his new family. But, as her ex's new wife goes missing, Rachel is thrown right in the middle of the investigation. Girl On The Train comes to theaters on October 7th.
Ouija: Origin Of EvilOctober is for scary movies, right? Ouija: Origin Of Evil, the prequel to the 2014 horror film Ouija, follows a mother and her two daughters in 1967 Los Angeles after they unknowingly summon an evil spirit into their home through a Ouija board. Although it seems like the premise to basically every horror movie ever, it comes out just in time for Halloween, which will make it a perfect spooky movie to go out and see with your friends. If anything, this movie will probably teach you the "dangers" of playing with a Ouija board. They are pretty scary, TBH. Ouija opens in theaters on October 21st.
RingsGrowing up, The Ring was literally the scariest movie I have ever seen. Fourteen years later, Rings is the third movie in The Ring franchise and honestly it looks horrifying, but in the best way. You all know the basic premise of The Ring, right? I'll give you a quick rundown: basically, a bunch of people watch this creepy VHS movie (so early 2000's, right?) and then they get a call telling them that they are going to die within seven days. Sounds creepy on its own but now the 2016 movie is going to incorporate social media and updated technology. Imagine a computer virus, but instead of hurting your computer, it actually kills you. WILD! Rings comes out on October 28th.
TrollsIf scary movies aren't your thing, this lighthearted animated movie might be for you. It follows a community of trolls, you know, those little hairy things you used to play with as a kid, as they try and save their friends from the bad guy. I mean, it is definitely a little kids movie, but it might have the right amount of nostalgia to be really cute. Plus, features the voices of your faves like Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani. Trolls hits theaters on November 4th.
ArrivalIf you are a fan of alien movies, Arrival is supposed to be the next best one. When mysterious spaceships pop up all over the world, the government recruits a woman named Louise to be the one to try and communicate with the aliens who live inside, but it is a lot harder than she thought it would be. Arrival arrives (ha, get it?) in theaters on November 11th.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find ThemI want to be perfectly honest with you guys: I have been counting down the days until this move since January. You've probably heard about it, but here is a recap: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them takes place in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, AKA the same universe as Harry Potter, and follows a young magizoologist (magic animal expert, of course) as he accidentally lets a bunch of magical creatures escape. One thing about this movie is for certain: there will be tons of magic and awesome-looking creatures, so you'll definitely want to see it. Even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan (are there people in the world like that?) this movie is sure to be cool AF. It hits theaters on November 18th.
MoanaDisney movies featuring strong female leads are so important! Moana is an upcoming Pixar movie following a young girl named Moana as she sets sail on the South Pacific Ocean in order to save her people, and befriends a demi-god on the way. Not much else is known about this movie but honestly, it's Pixar, so you know it's going to 1) be amazing and 2) probably make you cry. Plus, Disney has been making headlines for deciding not to include a love interest in this film. Not every princess needs a prince! You can see Moana in theaters on November 23rd.
Star Wars: Rogue OnePerhaps the most anticipated movie of 2016 is another installment in the Star Wars franchise. This movie is hoping to attract even non-Star Wars fans, since it's a standalone story, which means that you don't really need to see any other films in the franchise to understand it. It follows a group of rebels, including a new bad-ass female character named Jyn Erso, and their mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. It hits theaters on December 16th.
SingAnother animated movie, but this one follows a koala named Buster who puts together a singing competition for his entire town of talking and singing animals. So it is a little bit like American Idol mixed with The Secret Life Of Pets. Does it sound incredibly silly? Yes. Are the animals cute? Yes, so I will definitely be watching it. Sing is in theaters on December 21st.
Which of these movies are the most excited for? Tell us in the comments!