“By the Sea” — November 13
Angelina Jolie Pitt wrote, directed, and stars in this film with husband Brad Pitt about a couple who travel to a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France while their marriage is in apparent crisis.
“Love the Coopers” — November 13
Four generations of the Cooper family come together for a gathering, at which they discover new family bonds and the spirit of the holidays. Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie and John Goodman are among those starring in the film.
“Carol” — November 20
“Secret in Their Eyes” — November 20
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” — November 20
In the fifth and final movie of the franchise, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her comrades in District 13 embark on a full-on revolution against the Capitol.
“Creed” — November 25
“The Good Dinosaur” — Nov. 25
Pixar’s movie about the epic journey into the world of dinosaurs features an Apatosaurus as he makes an unlikely friend: a human boy.
“Victor Frankenstein” — Nov. 25
In this retelling of Mary Shelley‘s classic, Daniel Radcliffe‘s Igor takes center stage as we learn about his dark origins and how he became the assistant of scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy).
“The Danish Girl” — Nov. 25
“Krampus” — December 4
Just another little holiday horror film as a young boy conjures a Christmas demon.
“Macbeth” — December 4
“The Lady in the Van” — December 4
Maggie Smith reprises her onstage role as a crotchety transient who parks herself on an otherwise quiet residential street.
“Youth” — December 4
“In the Heart of the Sea”” — December 11
In Ron Howard‘s film, a 19th-century whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, which strands the crew at sea for 90 days. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Cillian Murphy and Benjamin Walker.
“The Big Short” — December 11
“Sisters” — December 18
“Son of Saul” — December 18
A prize winner at this year’s Cannes, the Hungarian drama follows a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz who finds a body be believes may be his son.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — December 18
“Concussion” — December 25
“Daddy’s Home” — December 25
“Joy” — December 25
“Point Break” — December 25
“The Hateful Eight” — December 25
A bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) gets caught in a blizzard in 19th-century Wyoming and finds shelter with some very suspicious strangers. Quentin Tarantino‘s Western also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern and Walton Goggins.
“The Revenant” — December 25
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a trapper on the 19th-century American frontier seeking revenge on the people who left him for dead after a bear mauling. Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson also star.
“Anomalisa” — December 30
Charlie Kaufman‘s new film, a prize winner at the Venice Film Festival, is a typically bizarre stop-motion animated dramedy about an author who struggles to connect with other people.