The weekend is here, and with it the latest major film releases - along with the movies that've been released in recent weeks (or, in rare cases, months) and are still playing in theaters.
Between On Demand, Netflix Original features, and everything in-between, there are a growing number of entertainment options competing with theater chains for movie buffs' attention these days (and that's to mention nothing of the increasingly massive TV landscape). As a result, it's trickier than ever to keep track of which films are playing in theaters at any given time of the year. It's even more difficult when awards season rolls around, and movies start playing in limited release or New York/Los Angeles several weeks before they begin screening nationwide. This is where we come in.
So, without further ado - here are the new movie releases for this week, along with the major films that are still showing in theaters right now.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Teenaged Dora sets out on her biggest adventure yet - attending high school - in this live-action adaptation of the Dora the Explorer cartoon series. Isabela Moner, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, Jeff Wahlberg, Madeleine Madden, Nicholas Coombe, and more lead the cast. Read Screen Rant's Dora and the Lost City of Gold review.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - A group of kids unwittingly unleash a terrible curse upon themselves in this big screen adaptation of Alvin Schwartz's short story collections. Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush, Natalie Ganzhorn, Dean Norris, and Austin Abrams costar. Read Screen Rant's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review.
The Kitchen - Three mob-wives in Hell's Kitchen (circa the 1970s) decide to start running the family business together after their husbands are arrested in this adaptation of Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle's comic book series. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Common, Domhnall Gleeson, and more round out the cast. Read Screen Rant's The Kitchen review.
The Art of Racing in the Rain - An unusual Golden Retriever named Enzo learns lessons about life and what it means to be human through his experiences with his race car driving owner in this adaptation of Garth Stein's novel. Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner costar in the film. Read Screen Rant's The Art of Racing in the Rain review.
Brian Banks - Former high school football star Brian Banks attempts to clear his name after being convicted and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit in this true story-based biographical drama. Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Melanie Liburd, Xosha Roquemore, Sherri Shepherd, and Morgan Freeman round out the cast. Read Screen Rant's Brian Banks review.
The Peanut Butter Falcon - A young man with Down Syndrome flees his nursing home and ends up joining a small-time outlaw on a journey to attend his favorite wrestler's school. Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Thomas Hayden Church, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, and Jon Bernthal costar in the movie. Read Screen Rant's The Peanut Butter Falcon review.
What's (Still) Playing
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in this spinoff of the Fast & Furious movies, which follows its titular characters as they take on a soldier-turned terrorist with superhuman abilities. Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, and Eiza González help round out the cast. Read Screen Rant's Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw review.
The Lion King - Lion cub crown prince Simba prepares to become king of the Pride Lands in Disney's photorealistic CGI retelling of its 1994 animated classic. Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver lend their voices to the film. Read Screen Rant's The Lion King review.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play a movie star and his longtime stunt double who are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing Hollywood landscape in Quentin Tarantino's 1960s-set film. Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, and many more make up the supporting cast. Read Screen Rant's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review.
Spider-Man: Far From Home - Peter Parker tries (but fails) to enjoy a quiet vacation in Europe with his friends in the final Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 film. Tom Holland stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, and Cobie Smulders. Read Screen Rant's Spider-Man: Far From Home review.
Toy Story 4 - Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the Toy Story gang are back for a road trip adventure where Woody learns just how big the world can be for a toy. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele all lend their voices to the film. Read Screen Rant's Toy Story 4 review.
Yesterday - Director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis team up on this musical fantasy rom-com, where a struggling singer-songwriter gets hit by a bus and wakes up to a world where The Beatles never existed. Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon star. Read Screen Rant's Yesterday review.
The Farewell - Awkwafina stars in this Sundance breakout hit about a young Chinese-American family who discover their grandmother is dying and organize a wedding as an excuse to all see her one last time. Diana Lin, Tzi Ma, Zhao Shuzhen, Chen Han, and Aoi Mizuhara help round out the supporting cast. Read Screen Rant's The Farewell review.
Crawl - Kaya Scodelario stars in Alexandre Aja's survival horror-thriller as a young woman who ends up battling hungry alligators while trying to help her injured father (Barry Pepper) escape from an incoming Category 5 hurricane. Anson Boon and Moryfydd Clark round out the main supporting cast. Read Screen Rant's Crawl review.
Aladdin - Disney's 1992 animated classic gets re-imagined in this live-action musical directed by Guy Ritchie. Will Smith stars as The Genie opposite a cast that includes Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, and Alan Tudyk. Read Screen Rant's Aladdin review.
Annabelle Comes Home - The Warrens lock the Annabelle doll away in their cursed artifacts museum, only for the evil toy to escape and unleash the spirits that've been lying dormant in the room in this Conjuring mid-quel. Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, and Katie Sarife star. Read Screen Rant's Annabelle Comes Home review.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Max, Duke, and their furry (or feathered) friends continue to lead secret lives when their owners are not around in Illumination's animated sequel. Patton Oswalt, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, and more lend their voices to the movie. Read Screen Rant's The Secret Life of Pets 2 review.
Stuber - Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star in this action-comedy about a hapless Uber driver who, in his efforts to achieve a five-star rating, agrees to drive a hot-tempered detective who's in hot pursuit of a criminal. Iko Uwais, Mira Sorvino, and Natalie Morales help fill out the supporting cast. Read Screen Rant's Stuber review.