A Cinematic Harvest: 10 Must-See Films for the Fall Season

The arrival of the fall season brings with it a cinematic feast that includes both spine-tingling horrors and heartwarming biopics. In an unexpected double feature, “Saw X” joins forces with “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie,” showcasing the diverse array of films hitting theaters as autumn leaves fall and pumpkin spice lattes flow. From the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration in “Killers of the Flower Moon” to the Priscilla Presley biopic “Priscilla,” this season promises something for every moviegoer. Even music sensation Taylor Swift gets in on the action with her “The Eras Tour” concert movie premiering in mid-October.

Now, let’s take an exclusive sneak peek at the 10 films that are an absolute must-see this fall:


  1. ‘The Nun II’ (Sept. 8)
    Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) investigates a murder and has another run-in with a demon in the horror sequel "The Nun II."
    • Genre: Horror
    • Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Storm Reid, Bonnie Aarons
    • Director: Michael Chaves
    • Synopsis: Set in 1956 France, this horror sequel marks the ninth installment in “The Conjuring” franchise. Sister Irene (Farmiga), who previously encountered the demonic nun Valak (Aarons), faces another eerie encounter while investigating a priest’s murder at a mysterious boarding school.
  2. ‘Dumb Money’ (Sept. 15)
    Paul Dano stars as a YouTube financial analyst who goes all in on GameStop stock and changes the game in the true-life comedy "Dumb Money."
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Cast: Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Pete Davidson
    • Director: Craig Gillespie
    • Synopsis: In this comedic true-life story, Paul Dano plays Keith Gill, a YouTube financial analyst who goes all-in by investing his life savings in GameStop stock. His movement attracts hordes of everyday investors, making them millionaires and sending shockwaves through Wall Street.
    • Where to watch: In theaters (expanding to more cities throughout September and nationwide on Oct. 6).
  3. ‘A Haunting in Venice’ (Sept. 15)
    Famed detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is pulled out of retirement to solve a murder at a seance in the mystery "A Haunting in Venice."
    • Genre: Mystery
    • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey
    • Director: Kenneth Branagh
    • Synopsis: Based on Agatha Christie’s novel “Hallowe’en Party,” this mystery reunites famous detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), now retired and residing in Italy. An invitation to a seance hosted by a self-proclaimed psychic (Yeoh), extended by an old friend (Fey), reignites Poirot’s investigative spirit when one of the guests meets an untimely demise.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.
  4. ‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ (Sept. 29)
    The Paw Patrol gets help from scrappy married couple Janet (voiced by Kristen Bell, left) and Hank (James Marsden) in the animated adventure "Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie."
    • Genre: Animated, Kids
    • Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, James Marsden
    • Director: Cal Brunker
    • Synopsis: While featuring guest voices like Chris Rock and Kim Kardashian, this film primarily focuses on beloved characters Chase, Skye, and Marshall, who gain superpowers from a meteorite landing in Adventure City. However, their powers attract the attention of a mad scientist (Henson) with nefarious intentions.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.
  5. ‘Saw X’ (Sept. 29)
    Serial killer Jigsaw is back and that means so is his freaky little puppet Billy in the horror film "Saw X."
    • Genre: Horror
    • Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Steven Brand
    • Director: Kevin Greutert
    • Synopsis: The tenth installment in the “Saw” franchise takes a different twist by revisiting the origins of John Kramer, the infamous Jigsaw Killer. Diagnosed with cancer, Kramer travels to Mexico in search of a miracle cure, only to uncover a gruesome scam. He unleashes his signature deadly traps to teach the con artists a lesson they won’t forget.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.
  6. ‘The Burial’ (Oct. 6)
    Jamie Foxx (center) stars as Willie Gary, a charismatic attorney hired to save a family funeral-home business in the comedic drama "The Burial."
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones, Alan Ruck
    • Director: Maggie Betts
    • Synopsis: In this comedic drama inspired by a 1999 New Yorker article, Jamie Foxx portrays a charismatic, self-made attorney hired by a struggling funeral home owner (Jones). Together, they navigate their differences and bond while exposing corruption and racial injustice.
    • Where to watch: In theaters (also available on Prime Video from Oct. 13).
  7. ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ (Oct. 6)
    Ann Dowd leads a bunch of grown-ups desperately trying to rid two girls of a demonic presence in "The Exorcist: Believer," a direct sequel to the 1973 horror classic.
    • Genre: Horror
    • Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd
    • Director: David Gordon Green
    • Synopsis: Following his success with “Halloween,” director David Gordon Green crafts a direct sequel to the 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist.” The film brings back the original star, Ellen Burstyn, as her character, Chris MacNeil, is recruited to assist when two young girls mysteriously vanish in the forest, only to return possessed by a malevolent demon.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.
  8. ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ (Oct. 20)
    Lily Gladstone (center) stars as a member of the Osage Nation, a target for theft and murder in 1920s Oklahoma in Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon."
    • Genre: Western, Crime Saga
    • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro
    • Director: Martin Scorsese
    • Synopsis: Martin Scorsese’s Western crime saga, based on David Grann’s book, weaves a compelling narrative of love and crime within the wealthy Osage Nation of 1920s Oklahoma. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Ernest Burkhart, whose love story with Native American wife Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone) intertwines with a gripping tale of theft and murder.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.
  9. ‘Pain Hustlers’ (Oct. 27)
    Emily Blunt (center, with Amit Shah and Chris Evans) stars as a working-class single mom who unknowingly gets entrenched in a racketeering scheme in the Netflix crime drama "Pain Hustlers."
    • Genre: Crime Drama
    • Cast: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara
    • Director: David Yates
    • Synopsis: Emily Blunt stars as Liza Drake, a determined working-class single mother whose life takes a remarkable turn when she encounters a representative (Evans) from a pharmaceutical startup in a Florida strip mall. As she becomes a driving force behind the company’s success, Liza unwittingly becomes entangled in a racketeering scheme with unforeseen consequences.
    • Where to watch: Netflix.
  10. ‘Priscilla’ (Oct. 27)
    Cailee Spaeny plays Priscilla Presley from age 14, when she first meets Elvis, to 24 in Sofia Coppola's biopic "Priscilla."
    • Genre: Biopic
    • Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Domińczyk
    • Director: Sofia Coppola
    • Synopsis: Following Elvis’s biopic last year, Priscilla Presley steps into the spotlight. “Priscilla” is based on the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” and chronicles Priscilla’s journey from meeting Elvis (Elordi) at age 14 while he was stationed in Germany to their marriage when she was 24, becoming the queen of rock ‘n’ roll.
    • Where to watch: In theaters.

This fall, prepare for a captivating blend of cinematic experiences that cater to all tastes and preferences, ensuring there’s something remarkable for everyone at the box office.

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