October is here, and that means the season of spooks and scares, costumes and candy, has arrived. But colorful leaves and Halloween isn’t the only thing coming this month. October 2022 also brings with it some big movies and exciting features hitting theaters. This month has it all: an anticipated DC superhero movie, a star-studded David O. Russell spectacular, a few thrilling horror movies, a moving true story, and more.

Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in October 2022. Get tickets here.

Amsterdam – Release Date: Friday, October 7

Cast: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant

Director: David O. Russell

A star-studded cast helps weave a tale of historical fact with a bit of fiction in Amsterdam. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington star as two soldiers and a nurse who meet during WWI and vow to always protect each other. Jump to the 1930s and they’re now planning a trip to Amsterdam. When they accidentally witness the murder of a Senator, they become suspects themselves as they are drawn into one of the darkest and most shocking plots in American history. The dark historical comedy is a little bit of fact, a little bit of fiction, and a whole lot of mayhem as the three try to get to the heart of the conspiracy and clear their names.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – Release Date: Friday, October 7

Cast: Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, Shawn Mendes

Director: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

The bestselling children’s book series by Bernard Waber comes to life with Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. The live-action musical comedy bursts onto the screen with pop singer Shawn Mendes providing the voice of Lyle the Crocodile. When Josh Primm and his family move to New York City, Josh struggles to find friends and fit in. One day, he meets Lyle, a singing crocodile, and they become best friends. But when their evil neighbor, Mr. Grumps, threatens Lyle, it’s up to the Primm family and Lyle’s owner, Hector P. Valenti, to band together and save Lyle. Along the way, they learn that families can come from anywhere, even if they’re unconventional, as long as there’s love.

Halloween Ends – Release Date: Friday, October 14

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Will Patton, Rohan Campbell

Director: David Gordon Green

The thrilling conclusion to David Gordon Green’s trilogy that reinvigorated the Halloween franchise is here. Halloween Ends finds Michael Myers squaring off against generations of Strode women once and for all. Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie Strode is living quietly with her granddaughter Allyson and writing a memoir about her experiences. Michael hasn’t been spotted in years, and all seems well. But when a neighborhood teen is accused of murdering a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a chain reaction of events that will find Laurie having to face the monster who has plagued her entire life–and defeat him once and for all or die trying.

White Bird: A Wonder Story – Release Date: Friday, October 14

Cast: Bryce Gheisar, Ariella Glaser, Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren

Director: Marc Forster

When R.J. Palacio’s book Wonder hit shelves in 2012, it became an instant bestseller thanks to its simple and moving concept of choosing kindness. Now its sequel, White Bird: A Wonder Story, is hitting theaters with another touching tale. This time, the story’s protagonist is Julian, the boy who previously bullied Wonder‘s Auggie. Ever since he was expelled for his treatment of Auggie, Julian has struggled to fit in and belong. Julian’s life is forever transformed when his grandmother shares with him a story from her own childhood when she had to persevere in Nazi-occupied France. When a boy and his mother shelter her from danger, she and the boy find love in a magical world of their own creation. Through her story, Julian learns that a single act of kindness can change the trajectory of someone’s life forever.

Black Adam – Release Date: Friday, October 21

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Mo Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, Viola Davis

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Dwayne Johnson’s long-awaited Black Adam finally hits theaters this month, ushering in a new era for the DCEU. Five thousand years ago, Adam was bestowed the powers of all the Egyptian gods, but when he was betrayed, was sealed into a tomb and forgotten. When a team of explorers frees him from his tomb, Black Adam is unleashed upon the world, ready to dispense his form of justice–which isn’t as heroic as audiences might expect. When Amanda Waller sends the Justice Society of America to stop him, Adam has to decide whether he wants to be a hero, a villain, or something in between.

Ticket to Paradise – Release Date: Friday, October 21

Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Lucas Bravo

Director: Ol Parker

Screen legends Julia Roberts and George Clooney reteam for a new rom-com. In Ticket to Paradise, they play a divorced couple who set aside their acrimony and agree to work together to save their daughter from getting married too young–the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago. As they travel to Bali to stop the wedding from taking place, they begrudgingly realize that maybe the other isn’t as bad as they thought. Soon, they discover that maybe being married wasn’t so bad and their marriage was never a mistake, after all.

Prey for the Devil – Release Date: Friday, October 28

Cast: Virginia Madsen, Colin Salmon, Nicholas Ralph, Ben Cross, Jacqueline Byers, Christian Navarro

Director: Daniel Stamm

Those who love theological horror are in for a treat with Prey for the Devil, releasing just in time for Halloween. After a global rise in demonic possessions, the Catholic Church opens a school to train a new army of priests in the Rite of Exorcism in a battle for the soul of humanity. However, it’s limited to male priests only, as nuns are forbidden from performing exorcisms. However, when the young nun Sister Ann shows a prodigious talent for exorcising demons, a professor agrees to train her in secret. Sister Ann soon finds herself in the battle for the soul of a young girl, but she quickly realizes the malevolent entity is more dangerous than she ever thought possible. Soon, Sister Ann is in danger of losing her own soul to Satan.

Till – Release Date: Friday, October 28

Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll

Director: Chinonye Chukwu

In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped, brutally lynched, and murdered while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. The horror of the act and his killers being acquitted raised broader awareness about the history of racism and anti-Black violence in the United States and elevated Emmett Till to a posthumous icon of the civil rights movement. Till tells the true and heartwrenching story of his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and her dogged pursuit of justice for her son. She made the brave decision to have an open casket, public funeral for Emmett because, in her words, “I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby.” Thereafter, she was relentless in her activism, not only speaking up for her son but also fighting on behalf of greater racial justice, children living in poverty, and more. Her story is proof that one determined woman can change the world.

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