Every Major Movie You Need to See This Fall—And Who to Watch It With

Every Major Movie You Need to See This Fall—And Who to Watch It With
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From the latest Bond installment to the buzzy Steve Jobs biopic, there’s no shortage of awesome movies coming out this season, but choosing your seatmate is crucial.

You don’t want to sit by your grandma during a super awkward sex scene. And you certainly wouldn’t want to drag your S.O. to something that is going to make him check his phone the entire two hours.

Here, we plan all your movie dates for the next three months, from your Tinder date to your #girlsquad and everyone in between.


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Movie: Steve Jobs
Who’s in it: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan, Jeff Daniels
Release date: October 9
Who to see it with: Your colleague

Even Android users have to admit that Steve Jobs totally changed the tech game. This Aaron Sorkin film shows the development of three big Apple products. The good thing about seeing this with a coworker is that you don't have to worry about anything controversial or awkward in it. And it might get the creative juices flowing for something huge on the horizon at your workplace. Hey, dream big.

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Movie: Freeheld
Who’s in it: Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon
Release date: October 2
Who to see it with: Your bestie

Freeheld shows how truly important gay rights are. When a police officer is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she and her domestic partner face a hard fight to try to secure her pension benefits. Warning: You will cry. A lot. That’s why you need your best friend there to hold your hand until the end.

Photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate

Movie: The Martian
Who’s in it: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig
Relate date: October 2
Who to see it with: Your dad

Space travel may not be the conversation topic du jour, but it was a huge deal back in the day for anyone over 50. Treat your dad to The Martian, which is about an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars. It’s full of laughs, and you’ll get to spend a couple hours swooning over Matt Damon while also winning daughter of the year.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Movie: Pan
Who’s in it: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund
Release date: October 9
Who to see it with: Your niece or nephew

OK, let's be real: Not all kids' movies are enjoyable. But this one has Hugh Jackman, so you know before you even Fandago your ticket that at least there’s that. The story is essentially the same as the Disney version, but director Joe Wright also brought Anna Karenina to the big screen, so you can count on this being one beautiful movie.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Movie: Suffragette
Who’s in it: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep
Release date: October 23
Who to see it with: Your mom or grandma

Suffragette paints a very vivid picture of what it was like to be a woman living in England during the early 1900s. That era's feminists fighting for women’s rights—particularly the right to vote—were treated worse than dogs, often beaten and thrown in jail. It’s heavy, but it's something all champions of women’s rights—of any generation—will appreciate.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Movie: Spectre
Who’s in it: Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes
Release date: November 8
Who to see it with: Your hot hookup

As a sort-of prequel to the James Bond series, Spectre is obviously going to have some steamy sex scenes. In this movie, Bond (Daniel Craig) has not one but two Bond girls he hooks up with. It has all the action you expect from a Bond movie, but it will make you happy to race home (his or yours) when the credits start rolling.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Movie: Legend
Who’s in it: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning
Release date: November 20
Who to see it with: Your online date

You’ll score major points for suggesting this smart crime drama about twins (Tom Hardy plays both) who are gangsters—and completely crazy, each in his own way. Set in 1960s London, this movie has so many twists and turns that you’ll have plenty to talk about afterward, even if you don’t have much in common in real life.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Who’s in it: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore
Release date: November 20
Who to see it with: Your #girlsquad

The Hunger Games series finally comes to a dramatic close with Mockingjay, Part 2. Going to see this movie, in which Katniss finally chooses between Peeta and Gale while also getting her revenge on President Snow, isn’t just a night at the movie theater. It’s an event. Relive your favorite Hunger Games moments with your girls before going, and take bets on which guy the movie version has her end up with. It all comes down to this.

Photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate

Movie: Creed
Who’s in it: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan
Release date: November 25
Who to see it with: A guy you have a crush on

Creed is essentially the 2015 version of Rocky, only this one has Michael B. Jordan. Rocky Balboa serves as a boxing mentor to a young hopeful, and the matches will leave you and your crush high on adrenaline from cheering him on, setting a good tone for the rest of the night. Plus, Michael B. Jordan is smokin’ hot, especially sweaty and shirtless. But maybe don’t tell your crush that.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Movie: The Night Before
Who’s in it: Seth Rogan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie
Release date: November 25
Who to see it with: Your brother

No one does debauchery better than Seth Rogan, and this movie is shaping up to be the funniest holiday movie of the year. It’s about three friends and their quest to party harder than ever, before they have to, you know, start acting like adults. No one will appreciate the bro humor more than your IRL bro.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Movie: Carol
Who’s in it: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Release date: November 27
Who to see it with: Your book club

Set in 1950s New York, Carol features Rooney Mara as a young department store clerk who falls for an older, married woman. The two begin an illicit sexual affair that could shatter their whole worlds if made public. The 1952 book the movie is based on (The Price of Salt) was so risky to write at the time that its author (Patricia Highsmith) had to use a pseudonym, so it’s worth tracking down a copy and then watching the movie with your whole book club. It’s sure to spark some very interesting conversations.

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Movie: The Big Short
Who’s in it: Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell
Release date: December 11
Who to see it with: Your best guy friend

The fact that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Christian Bale are in the same film is a gift from the movie goddess, and she is generous. Plus, they’re all actors most dudes have total guy crushes on, so your best guy bud is sure to be as pumped about the cast as you are. In the same vein as Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street, The Big Short is about the housing bubble collapse in the mid-2000s and what the big finance guys decided to do about it.

Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Movie: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Who’s in it: Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac
Release date: December 18
Who to see it with: Your boyfriend

While there are plenty of women out there who are die-hard Star Wars fans, we can’t help but think of the major points you’ll score with your boyfriend by gamely suggesting this flick. Everybody will be talking about it, so you might as well see it snuggled up to your beau. Like the other movies in the franchise, it’s about Luke Skywalker trying to save the universe from the evil Empire, but this one has a new villain (Adam Driver) and a new hero (Oscar Isaac).

Movie: Sisters
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
Release date: December 18
Who to see it with: Your sister (duh)

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up, you know it’s going to be good, and Sisters looks like one of the funniest movies of the season. The pair play sisters who come back to their hometown for one last visit to their family house before their parents sell it. Then they decide to throw a rager and things get wild. Really wild. You have to see this one with your sister—literal or figurative. There’s just no way around it.

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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