From Justice League to Stars Wars: 11 movies to watch before the end of the year

From Justice League to Stars Wars: 11 movies to watch before the end of the year

Free up your calendar and make a date with your mates, because these are the biggest film releases for the rest of 2017

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Justice League comes out on November 16 and promises justice for all.
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Forget the summer blockbuster season - autumn and winter have some major movie heavyweights in store for us. Here’s what we have to look forward to hitting our screens during the rest of 2017.

Thor: Ragnarok (October 26)

The third movie in Marvel’s Thor franchise finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) captured and forced to fight against Avenger teammate, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). It also features Marvel’s greatest, and deadliest, villain yet: Hela, Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett). Can the god of long flowing blond locks (or thunder or something) stop her from destroying his home of Asgard?


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Daddy’s Home 2 (November 9)

Daddy’s Home 2 is the outlandish follow-up to 2015’s Daddy’s Home, in which stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) and biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) struggle to overcome their differences and coexist in the same family. This time, the family runs into even more disasters as both Brad and Dusty’s fathers - who are even more extreme versions of their sons - decide to turn up for Christmas.


Justice League (November 16)

It looks like the whole DC team is finally getting together in Justice League. When Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Price (Gal Gadot), aka Batman and Wonder Woman, are faced with a threat bigger than they can tackle alone, they must recruit the likes of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) and form the Justice League to fight against evil.


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Wonder (November 30)

Based on the novel by R. J. Palacio, Wonder is the touching story of August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a young boy born with facial deformities. Despite having had multiple surgeries, his face is still notably different, and Auggie is acutely aware of how people react when they see him. But as he and his classmates are about to discover, sometimes standing out can be a good thing.


Murder on the Orient Express (November 30)

Adapted from the detective novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express is a rich mystery-thriller. When a murder is committed on board a train, the passengers become tangled in the unfolding drama. Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) arrives to solve the mystery, but with everyone a suspect and time running out, it’s anyone’s guess when the murderer will strike next.


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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 14)

Momentum has been building up for the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga for some time, but there isn’t much longer to wait. The film sees Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) peaceful and isolated lifestyle come to an end when Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds him and asks that he teach her the ways of the Force.


Coco (December 21)

Pixar’s new offering celebrates the Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead. Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is an aspiring musician, but his family forbids him to play music. However, a strange series of events puts Miguel in Land of the Dead. With the help of his new-found friend Hector, Miguel embarks on a journey to uncover the truth behind his family.


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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (December 21)

Can this year’s Jumanji reboot live up to the 1995 original? The deadly board game is now a game console, which four high school teens are sucked into. Becoming the adult avatars they had chosen, each of them must overcome danger to get back home. You don’t just play Jumanji — you survive it.


The Greatest Showman (December 21)

This original musical tells the story of the birth of show business in 19th Century America. It documents the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the man who had nothing until he created a spectacle that would become a worldwide sensation.


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Pitch Perfect 3 (December 28)

Warm up your vocal cords: everyone’s favourite acapella group, the Barden Bellas, are back for the third time. Having split up, each of the Bellas realise how miserable they are, and unite one last time. to perform on an international tour.


Paddington 2 December 31

In the sequel to the adorable 2014 movie, everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear attempts to earn enough money to buy a pop-up book to send to Aunt Lucy for her 100th birthday. When the book is then stolen, it’s up to Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) and the Brown family to find the thief.

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

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