The Best New Movies in October 2019

September 24th, 2019The Best New Movies in October 2019

As the Toronto International Film Festival has now officially wrapped, we're already seeing some of its biggest prospects hitting theatres as we speak. However, if you want to see the real heavy hitters, you're going to want to keep your eyes open over the next couple of months.

October in particular has some of those big ticket winners heading to a local AMC near you, as well as some other surprises that look to make new favorites out of old series. Keeping in mind that these titles are subject to change and availability, here's what movies are coming soon to a theatre near you.

October 4


Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) just wants to be a world famous comedian. But fate may have other ideas in store for him, as his efforts to break into the big time turn him into both a criminal and a symbol for the public.

Lucy In The Sky

After returning from a routine space mission, astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has started to lose interested in life on Earth. Feeling her mind begin to drift, and life slipping from her fingers, Lucy's bound and determined to get everything back on track and go to the stars again — no matter the cost.

October 11

The Addams Family

The first family of spooky sees their return to the big screen, as Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) pack up the kids and move to a new home in New Jersey. Their clashes with the modern world and a scheming reality TV show host (Allison Janney) make things extra creepy and kooky in this animated comedy.

Gemini Man

Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is a man who's had enough of death. An assassin ready to retire, he's about to be faced with his greatest challenge yet. Henry's employers won't let him go without a fight, and to make sure he doesn't make it out alive, they're sending in the best man for the job: his younger clone.


Phil (Adam Devine) used to be attached to his phone. Then, he met Cate (Alexandra Shipp) and found himself reconnected to the real world. Unfortunately for him, the AI in his phone that helped him along the way (Rose Byrne) has become obsessed with him, and she's got some tricks up her sleeve to keep Phil from leaving.

October 18


Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song) lucks into a job helping out the members of a rich Japanese family when his friend moves to America and asks him to take his place. What starts as a simple fraud escalates into a dark and twisted, yet pointedly funny, journey into the ever-present conflict between the haves and the have-nots of society.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

The sequel to Disney's 2014 reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty mythos, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL sees the titular sorceress (Angelina Jolie) and Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) facing another divisive conflict. The world of fairies and humans is about to clash in an epic battle, and the previously won peace may not be mended so easily this time around.

Zombieland: Double Tap

After a decade, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are back! They'll make new friends, see new sights, and invent new and dangerous ways to kill zombies. Though, with an improved killer breed of undead on the horizon, they'll have to keep themselves sharper than ever.

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a lonely boy who's just trying to fit in, as part of the Hitler youth. With an imaginary version of the Führer (Taika Waititi) by his side, he'll try to make sense of the world, which becomes increasingly difficult when the ideals taught to him by his instructors clash with the fact that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is secretly protecting a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie).

The Lighthouse

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are a pair of friends who slowly, but surely, get on each other's nerves in director Robert Eggers' follow-up to his experimental horror hit THE WITCH. A black and white odyssey into madness, THE LIGHTHOUSE sees tensions mount as the pair descend into a rather curious state of mind, that may or may not include the assistance of some aquatic creatures of the deep.

October 25

Black and Blue

Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, a rookie New Orleans police officer (Naomie Harris) is on the run in a desperate bid for her life. After witnessing a crime she wasn't meant to see, her workday becomes an exercise in survival, as parties from both sides of the badge would like to see her dead.


What if you knew you only had three days to live? What would you do with that knowledge? A mysterious app puts a nurse (Elizabeth Lail) in that very position, and she has a sneaking suspicion that something may be lurking in the shadows to make sure the prediction comes true.

The Current War - Director’s Cut

Two titans of electricity, Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), are ready to square off for the future of the utility's delivery method in THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT. A competition that spans the entire United States, with the Chicago World's Fair serving as the final battleground, this tale of true ingenuity and escalating viciousness is ripped straight from history.


Trying to put her family's life in order before her passing, Frankie (Isabelle Huppert) arranges for one, big fateful trip that includes three generations. It's not going to be easy, and there will definitely be tears. But hopefully in the end, everyone is left with some fond memories of the woman that brought them together.

The Last Full Measure

Recalling the true heroics of Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, this film explores not only the posthumous awarding of the Medal of Honor, but also the courageous duties that Pitsenbarger executed to earn such a recognition 53 years after his untimely death in combat.

Advanced tickets are available for some of these films, so get yours today and set a reminder to come back to AMC for the rest!

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