Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” – Arthur Fleck

Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’

Every month we take a look at which films are getting released. October has arrived and the biggest film festivals have screened some awards contenders. Let the hype begin!

Please note – I will be discussing the October release list for October (since that’s where I live). This could be different to some other countries in terms of actual release dates.

Joker (October 3)

Joaquin Phoenix is Joker

A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society.

Joker has already won Best Film and Best Soundtrack at Venice Film Festival.

Gemini Man (October 10)

Will Smith and Will Smith in ‘Gemini Man’

An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Hustlers (October 10)

Jennifer Lopez in ‘Hustlers’

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (October 17)

Angelina Jolie is back as Maleficent

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Maiden (October 17)

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Judy (October 17)

Renee Zellweger and Finn Wittrock in ‘Judy’

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger)arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Zombieland: Double Tap (October 17)

Exactly ten years since the original Zombieland, the entire cast is back.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

After the Wedding (October 24)

Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore in ‘After the Wedding’

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Blinded by the Light (October 24)

Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura and Viveik Kalra in ‘Blinded by the Light’

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Ready or Not (October 24)

Samara Weaving is ready to play a deadly game of hide and seek

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (October 31)

Brianna Tju in ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’

Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Terminator: Dark Fate (October 31)

Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.

Which films are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.

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