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2019 October Movies

Joker (2019)

October 4, 2019
R
Crime, Drama, Thriller

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

The film first entered development in late 2017, with Warner Bros. confirming that it would be part of a new line of films separate from the already established DC Extended Universe. With Martin Scorsese as producer, originally Leonardo DiCaprio was eyed for the role, but Joaquin Phoenix landed the part. The Hangover director Todd Phillips will call the shots, conceiving Joker as a gritty origin story that depicts the Joker's days as a failed comedian.

Watch the Joker Trailer

 

Zombieland: Double Tap/Zombieland 2 (2019)

October 18, 2019
Not Yet Rated
Action, Comedy, Horror

Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

This is the sequel to the 2009 comedy Zombieland, which grossed $102.3 million worldwide at the box office and received widespread acclaim. A followup was planned for a number of years, but didn't really gain traction until 2016 when co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were revealed to be penning a script. Sony finally gave Zombieland 2 a green light in July 2018, announcing that the original cast would be returning. Principal photography began in January 2019.

Artwork is from the original movie.

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Gemini Man (2019)

October 11, 2019
PG-13
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.

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Watch the Gemini Man Trailer

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

October 15, 2019
R
Comedy

Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of 'Bluntman and Chronic' movie from getting made.

The film was officially announced in 2017. Principal photography began in February 2019, after Smith made a recovery from a near-fatal heart attack. Filming wrapped in March 2019.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

October 18, 2019
Not Yet Rated
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The complex relationship of Maleficent and Aurora continues to be explored as they face new threats to the magical land of the Moors.

This the sequel to Disney's 2014 hit Maleficent. It was first officially announced in 2015 and Angelina Jolie's return was confirmed in 2016. After the supporting cast was filled out, production began in May 2018. Filming concluded in August of that year.

The film was originally scheduled for release in 2020, but Disney moved it up to October 2019. In March 2019, the movie received its official title.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

October 18, 2019
PG-13
Drama, Comedy, War

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Based on the novel Caging Skies.

The project was officially confirmed in March 2018, when Waititi signed on to direct and play the film's version of Adolf Hitler. After the rest of the cast rounded into shape, production began in May 2018. Reshoots took place in early 2019 to finish the movie. Fox Searchlight is potentially eyeing an awards season run by releasing Jojo Rabbit in October.

Jojo Rabbit official trailer

The Addams Family (2019)

October 11, 2019
PG
Comedy, Animation, Family

An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

The Addams Family trailer

The Current War (2019)

October 25, 2019
PG-13
Drama, Biography, History

THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history.

The Current War trailer

The Laundromat (2019)

October 18, 2019
R
Drama

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

The Laundromat will release in limited theaters September 7 before premiering on Netflix.

The Laundromat trailer

Lucy in the Sky (2019)

October 4, 2019
R
Drama, Sci-Fi

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space, and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

Watch the Lucy in the Sky Trailer

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

October 25, 2019
R
Drama, Comedy, Biography

When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film Dolemite.

Dolemite Is My Name will screen at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. It will open in limited theatrical release on October 4 before it starts streaming on Netflix.

Watch the Dolemite Is My Name Trailer

Low Tide (2019)

October 4, 2019
R
Drama, Thriller

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

Screen Rant's Low Tide Review

The Lighthouse (2019)

October 18, 2019
R
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

The Lighthouse was announced in February 2018. Principal photography began in April of that year. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and will also screen at some of the fall festivals.

Watch The Lighthouse Trailer

Jexi (2019)

October 11, 2019
R
Comedy

A comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life.

Jexi official trailer