Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
In 10 words: It’s good mother v bad mother - but which is which?
Why the buzz? Star power (Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer), incredible costumes, insane cheekbones and action scenes that people are comparing to Avatar, as Maleficent tries to stop her beloved Aurora marrying a prince whose mum wants to drive humans and fairies apart
Why you’ll go: To celebrate (or tremble at) the power of mums when the gloves come off. Like Angelina says, “There’s a part of us that is just unbridled”
Terminator: Dark Fate
In 10 words: 1991’s most heavy metal film gets its shades on again
Why the buzz? This is the first Terminator since Judgment Day to have James Cameron involved and he’s calling it a direct sequel to that ‘91 classic, reuniting Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger with some terrifyingly cool new death-bots
Why you’ll go: Just to hear Sarah Connor say “I’ll be back”
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
In 10 words: Alien meets sheep adventure - like E.T., but with combine harvesters
Why the buzz? Because Oscar-winning claymation geniuses Aardman have packed this sequel with everything four year-olds love: cute animals, fun capers, touching relationships and incredibly loud burps
Why you’ll go: Because you love that stuff even more than four year-olds do
In 10 words: Sequel to The Shining, totally worth waiting 39 years for
Why the buzz? Stephen King is massive again after the It films and this is a bit like It Part 2, with psychic Danny from The Shining grown up and facing an even bigger threat than the Overlook Hotel
Why you’ll go: To see Ewan McGregor battling soul-vampires who look like Guns N’ Roses
Doctor Sleep is out 31 October, find out more here
In 10 words: Bridget Jones meets Elf in a modern London xmas romance
Why the buzz? Director Paul Feig made Bridesmaids, The Heat and Ghostbusters but this is his first English film, written by Emma Thompson and starring mass-murderer Daenerys Targaryen - er, sorry, Emilia Carke - as a store elf with love troubles
Why you’ll go: George Michael soundtrack! George Michael soundtrack!
Last Christmas is out 15 November, find out more here
In 10 words: Most-loved film of the decade finally gets a sequel
Why the buzz? ARE YOU KIDDING? This picks up three years later as Elsa, Anna, Kristof and Olaf journey into the ancient woods to find out why Elsa was born with her powers. It features the super-spooky Swedish sound known as ‘kulning’ and… everything else is secret.
Why you’ll go: To see if the new song’s as good as Let It Go. Kristen Bell thinks so.
Frozen 2 is out 22 November, find out more here
In 10 words: Three female James Bonds clap back while saving the world
Why the buzz? Kristen Stewart has never looked cooler, or had more fun, than in this high-energy reboot of the Angels franchise. It’s directed by Elizabeth Banks (she also wrote the screenplay. And she plays Bosley), who was named Pioneer of the Year this September (becoming the first female director to receive the honour), and these Angels aren’t just fighting crime - they’re fighting period shame, too. Banks included a tampon scene in her new film and used her Pioneer of the Year acceptance speech to “say something that has never been said on this stage….tampon. TAMPON. Tampon.” 🤘
Why you’ll go: Elizabeth Banks, a trio of highly skilled women being total badasses, Janelle Monae music, THE FASHION, a new song from Ariana, Miley and Lana, that tampon scene...
Charlie's Angels is out 29 November, find out more here
Jumanji: The Next Level
In 10 words: Epic identity-swap jungle adventures inside a cursed game console
Why the buzz? It’s not just bigger, it’s weirder than before. Spencer has disappeared back into the videogame so his friends go in to rescue him - but his grumpy grandad and his hard-of-hearing mate get sucked in too, and all their avatars are mixed up.
Why you’ll go: An entire movie of Dwayne Johnson doing an impression of Danny DeVito? Shut up and take my money
Jumanji: The Next Level is out 13 December, find out more here
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
In 10 words: Omg omg it’s the DEFINITIVE END OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA
Why the buzz? Because this is the end of a nine-movie epic story that started back in 1977 and has literally shaped two generations’ imaginations. Films don’t get any bigger - on top of which, there’s genuine mystery about the plot.
Why you’ll go: To answer the burning questions. Will Rey go to the dark side? Is Kylo the hero? Is the Empire back? How are we going to live without Star Wars as we know it?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out 19 December, find out more here
In 10 words: Multibillion-pound stage musical hits the big screen at last
Why the buzz? There’s never been anything like it. Big names like Judi Dench, Idris Elba and Ian McKellen transformed into cats (obviously) for a balletic romance set at ankle-height in London’s West End
Why you’ll go: To sing. With Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo and some of the best-known songs in theatreland, how could you not?
Cats is out 20 December, find out more here