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…Ready For It? – 13 Movies and TV Shows to Watch Out for this Fall

**Disclaimer: while this article is PG-13, many of these movies and shows are not. Watch at

your own risk.

From horror to action to fantasy to comedy to the concert event of the year, there’s something for everyone on screens big and small this season. I’ve compiled a thorough list of

13 movies and TV shows to keep an eye on as the weather finally cools down.

Let’s start with the movies:

1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name, Aristotle & Dante tells the love story between two Mexican-American boys set in 1987 as they navigate family relationships and teenage trials and tribulations. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was released in theaters on September 8, 2023 and is rated PG-13.

2. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour 

It’s been a long time coming, and it’s finally here! With singing, dancing, and friendship bracelets highly encouraged, get ready to scream your heart out on a sparkling journey through 17 years and 10 eras of music. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will be theatrically released on October 13, 2023, in select AMC theaters. This film is not rated.

3. Five Nights at Freddy’s 

This combination might beat out Barbenheimer: the FNaF movie releases on the same day as 1989 (Taylor’s Version). Follow Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, a nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, as he uncovers the mystery of the pizzeria’s four animatronic mascots – and their haunting secret. Five Nights at Freddy’s will be released in theaters on October 27, 2023, and is rated PG-13.

4. The Marvels

The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns this fall with the sequel to Captain Marvel. Kamala Khan, Monica Rambeau, and Carol Danvers team up to discover why they swap places every time they use their powers and how this anomaly is connected to the Kree. The Marvels will be released in theaters on November 10, 2023, and is rated PG-13.

5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

And suddenly, it’s 2014 again: New FNaF content, Taylor Swift releases 1989, and there’s a new Hunger Games movie. The prequel film follows Coriolanus Snow before he became President of Panem, back when he was a mentor in the Tenth Hunger Games. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023, and is rated PG-13.

6. The Boy and the Heron

Studio Ghibli’s latest film (and Hayao Miyazaki’s latest not-actually-final film) is a historical fantasy about a boy who discovers a talking gray heron hidden in a tower in his new town. The Boy and the Heron will be released in theaters on November 22, 2023, and is not yet rated.

7. Wish 

Celebrating Disney’s centennial, this is Disney’s first foray into the world of 2D-3D hybrid animation. The film is an origin story for Disney’s iconic wishing star as a girl named Asha makes a wish and an actual star falls from the sky. Wish will be released in theaters on November 22, 2023, and is not yet rated. And now for the TV shows:

1. Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake

The multiversal spinoff of the hit Cartoon Network show Adventure Time follows Finn and Jake’s gender-bent alternate reality counterparts on a dimension-hopping adventure with Simon Petrikov, the (former) Ice King. Fionna and Cake premiered on August 31, 2023, on Max and airs weekly until September 28, 2023. It is rated TV-PG.

2. Gen V

The second spinoff of The Boys combines The Hunger Games with college drama. Follow a group of young superheroes, or “supes,” as they are tested at the Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, run by corporate overlords Vought International. Gen V, rated TV-MA, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 29, 2023, and airs weekly until November 3, 2023.

3. Our Flag Means Death (Season 2) 

This will be proof that social media word-of-mouth makes amazing things happen. David Jenkins’s breakout comedy hit splashes back into our hearts this October. Stede Bonnet (the Gentleman Pirate) and Ed Teach (Blackbeard) fell in love and fell apart. Now, they must make their way back to each other, running into a swath of unusual characters along the way. Our Flag Means Death season 2 premieres on Max on October 5, 2023, and airs weekly until October 26, 2023, and is rated TV-MA.

4. Loki (Season 2)

Marvel’s fan-favorite God of Mischief returns, traveling through the multiverse to find his variant, Sylvie. Alongside returning stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia DiMartino, and Owen Wilson, newcomers to the series include Liz Carr of Good Omensfame and Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan. Loki season 2, rated TV-14, premieres on Disney+ on October 6, 2023, and airs weekly until November 10, 2023.

5. Fellow Travelers

This historical miniseries follows the romance between two men who first meet at the height of McCarthyism in 1950s America. Their love story spans “the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s, and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, all while facing obstacles in the world and in themselves.” Fellow Travelers premieres on Showtime on October 29, 2023, and airs weekly until December 10, 2023.

6. All the Light We Cannot See

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, this series is a historical drama focused on a blind French girl and a German boyforced to be a soldier, whose paths cross during World War II. All the Light We Cannot See will be released on Netflix on November 2, 2023.

And that’s a wrap! Hopefully something on this list has sparked your interest. If so, grab some popcorn and get excited!


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