Skyfall was up there with the very best Bond movies, so forgive us if we're breathlessly excited at the thought of director Sam Mendes returning to tell a story that taps into the darkest corners of the James Bond mythology. If Daniel Craig is ever going to top Sean Connery as the definitive 007, this is going to be the time to do it.
Spectre opens November 6.
A good franchise never taps out. And so Rocky Balboa is back for another triumphant return—sort of. This refreshingly different reboot stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of the Italian Stallion's greatest opponent, who can only box his way out of a rough situation with a helping hand from the pride of Philadelphia.
Creed opens November 25.
Pixar didn't release a single film in 2014, but it turns out they weren't just licking their wounds. (Remember Brave? Of course you don't). They roared back in a big way with this summer's Inside Out, and the redemption tour is set to continue with this colorful adventure about the friendship between a little boy and an orphaned dinosaur.
The Good Dinosaur opens November 25.
Eddie Redmayne, fresh off his Best Actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, teams up with It girl Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) for this sumptuous biopic about a Copenhagen artist who so vividly painted her husband as a woman that he was inspired to become one. Let's hope that director Tom Hooper is able to tell this important trans story with more sensitivity than he brought to Les Miserables.
The Danish Girl opens November 27.