Upcoming movies calendar

Every film that's coming out between now and autumn 2013

We've scoured the film release schedules to bring you a month-by-month calendar of every new movie until the end of next year. Release dates? Actors? Directors? What to expect? Find out exactly what's coming to a cinema near you right here.

October film highlights

Wednesday October 3

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Writer-director Stephen Chbosky has adapted his own 1999 novel about a nerdy kid Charlie whose best friend recently committed suicide. He’s picked on in high school until he falls in with Sam and Patrick.

Thursday October 4

  • Taken 2

    This time it’s Mills and his ex wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) who get nabbed, by the father of one of the kidnappers that Mills killed last time around.

Friday October 5

  • English Vinglish

    Sridevi makes her comeback playing an Indian housewife in New York who decides to learn English after becoming the butt of family jokes.

  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

    This doc is a functional but entertaining flick through Bond’s back pages, from Ian Fleming’s furtive schoolboy fantasies to Daniel Craig and his oh-so-serious realpolitik action-star antics.

  • Liberal Arts

    It's the coming-of-middle-age story of 35-year-old Jesse (Radnor), a man who thinks his best days are behind him and who accepts an invitation to speak at the retirement dinner of his favourite university professor.

  • Sinister

    Found-footage horror-thriller about a true crime writer who decides to move his entire family into the house of murder victims while researching their case for a new book. Probably not the best idea, eh?

  • Some Guy Who Kills People

    Ken Boyd is a 34 year-old average-seeming guy in small town America. But Ken has a troubled past – he spent years on a psychiatric unit after being bullied as a teenager. And when he begins drawing revenge fantasies about his victimisers they start coming true.

  • Sparkle

    It's a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which chronicled the trials and tribulations of three sisters forming a girl group in late ’50s Harlem (inspired by The Supremes). This time around the actions shifts to ’60s Detroit and the Motown era.

  • The Knot

    Two mismatched acting giants play a couple on the verge of their wedding, whose plans are scuppered by a series of extraordinary events.

Wednesday October 10

  • Globe on Screen: Much Ado About Nothing

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Friday October 12

  • Bhoot Returns

    The poster features a particuarly spooky pre-teen with four eyes (can she see into the future?) and a trickle of blood running from her mouth.

  • Hit & Run

    The film is a labour of love from writer and co-director Dax Shepherd. He also co-stars with Kristen Bell (his real-life fiancée) as a couple driving to Los Angeles where she hopes to land her dream job. What he has neglected to mention is that he’s in witness protection.

  • Hotel Transylvania

    Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) owns the titular Romanian hotel, a five star resort attracting the world’s most glamorous monsters. His teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus) is also an attraction for curious young human traveller Jonathan (Andy Samberg), much to Dracula’s distaste.

  • On the Road

    Jack Kerouac's early 1950s spin on his late 1940s encounters with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and, above all, his magnetic free-spirited friend Neal Cassady.

  • Private Peaceful

    Here’s an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling 2003 children’s novel about two brothers sent to fight in the trenches in WW1.

  • Pusher

    Richard Coyle plays the bottom-rung drug dealer who owes big to a local crook, Milo. Intriguingly, model Agyness Deyn has been cast as the love interest.

  • Radioman

    Radioman (real name Craig Castaldo) is a New York institution. He’s made over 100 cameo appearances in movies shot in NYC – usually playing a homeless guy.

  • Ruby Sparks

    A romantic comedy with a sting in the tale. Paul Dano plays a twentysomething writer struggling to follow up a mega-successful first novel. When he begins writing a story about his dream girl, Ruby, she comes to life as if by magic.

Monday October 15

  • BB King: The Life of Riley

    Born in Mississippi in 1925, King worked on plantations from seven and sung his way out of poverty. Since then he’s spent his life on the road, performing over 15,000 gigs, often touring more than 300 days a year.

Wednesday October 17

  • Frankenweenie

    Feature-length retooling of a story about a young boy who discovers a way of bringing his dog, Sparky, back to life after he’s killed in a car accident.

  • Paranormal Activity 4

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Thursday October 18

  • Crossfire Hurricane

    Although this is a Stones-sanctioned film, we’re told it will cover the drugs busts, Brian Jones’s death, and assorted bandmates’ comings and goings. All living Stones and ex-Stones appear on the commentary and much of the footage will be previously unseen.

Friday October 19

  • 5 Broken Cameras

    When Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat bought a video camera in 2005, it was to film his newborn son. Around the same time, the Israelis began building a ‘security fence’ in his village – supposedly to stop suicide bombers, but also to cordon off land from the village to build Israeli houses.

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    First-time feature filmmaker Benh Zeitlin has adapted a one-act play by fellow American Lucy Alibar into a dreamy but strikingly immediate and frayed-at-the-edges, child’s-eye view of life on the margins of America.

  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

    It’s the first Chinese-language film to jump on the 3D bandwagon, and Tsui handles the gimmick with aplomb: the opening shot, vertiginously soaring over the vast shipyards of Ming-dynasty China, is as giddy a marvel as anything in the movies this year.

  • Ginger and Rosa

    In Sally Potter’s latest drama two teenage girls, Ginger and Rosa – born on same day in 1945 when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima – come of age as London starts to swing.

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippopotamus attempt to return to New York but end up in Monte Carlo and join a travelling circus that tours Europe.

  • Student of the Year

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Monday October 22

  • Dark Tide

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • Hello Quo

    The ultimate blue collar chug-rock dinosaurs Status Quo get their own bio-doc, and much like the band, ‘Hello Quo!’ starts out unpretentious and highly entertaining, loses focus in the middle, then makes a surprise rally in the final stretch.

Wednesday October 24

  • Chakravyuh

    It’s the story of two friends. Adil is a police officer investigating the massacre of over 70 policemen in a Maoist controlled area. His directionless friend Kabir offers to infiltrate the group, but once inside discovers another side of the story.

  • Globe on Screen: Doctor Faustus

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • The Penguin King

    The doc tells of the journey of a plucky male penguin: from his battle to find a mate to attacks from predators.

Friday October 26

  • Elena

    The titular protagonist is a former nurse in a second marriage to a rich businessman; her wastrel son wants more of the man’s financial help so that his son can buy a university place, but then Vladimir suffers a heart attack and threatens to leave most of his fortune to his hitherto estranged daughter.

  • Halloween (RI)

    A superb essay in Hitchcockian suspense, which puts all its sleazy Friday the 13th imitators to shame with its dazzling skills and mocking wit. Rarely have the remoter corners of the screen been used to such good effect as shifting volumes of darkness and light reveal the presence of a sinister something.

  • It Always Rains on Sunday (RI)

    A resolutely downbeat account of a day in the life of Bethnal Green when an escaped convict (McCallum) seeks shelter at the home of a former girlfriend (Withers), now respectably married but bored and waspishly discontented.

  • Room 237

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

  • Sister

    A sense of suburban decay and lives in limbo carries over from the earlier film as we meet Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein), a resourceful latchkey 12-year-old living with his twentysomething sister, Louise (Léa Seydoux) in a grim concrete block at the foot of a sparkling Alpine ski slope.

  • Skyfall

    Details of the new James Bond movie – ‘Skyfall’ – have been leaking gradually. What do we know? Most importantly, Daniel Craig will be back for more as 007, which is good news.

  • Stitches

    Jaded children’s entertainer Richard ‘Stitches’ Grindle (comedian Ross Noble) returns from the grave to take revenge on the 16-year-old party-goers who, six years earlier, mocked and disrupted his magic tricks before accidentally causing his comically gruesome death.

  • Welcome Abroad

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.

Monday October 29

  • Fun Size

    A missing little brother is not what you need on Hallowe’en, but that’s just what smart-talking teenaged girl Wren gets in this all-American comedy.

Wednesday October 31

  • Silent Hill: Revelation

    The plot follows an American teenager who is drawn into a parallel dimension, where she confronts demons, killers and other assorted nasties from the beyond.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RI)

    Fresh-faced Sarandon and Bostwick are the all-American honeymooners who wind up in the tender care of Tim Curry's camper-than-thou Transylvanian transvestite, O'Brien's hunchback butler and sundry kinky cronies.

  • We are the Night

    Time Out has not reviewed this film yet.