December Movies 2017: Top 10 Must-See New Film Releases

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With the end of the year approaching quickly, movie distributors have one last month to get their movies out either for the big Holiday rush or to get their films out in time for consideration for the Academy Awards! This month is PACKED with releases from some really fantastic looking movies!

Whether you’re in the mood to continue the Skywalker Saga in the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise in Star Wars: The Last Jedi or looking for a strange love story starring a mute janitor and an aquatic being under observation in Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water; December has a movie for literally anyone!

Check out our picks for the Top 10 Movies releasing in December 2017!


The Disaster Artist

Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Allison Brie, Josh Hutcherson
Directed By:
James Franco
Release Date:
December 1st, 2017

Chronicling the conception and making-of the infamous 2003 cult classic, The Room, which some refer as the “worst movie ever made”; The Disaster Artist follows all around “strange” man, Tommy Wiseau, as he fights to make his dreams come true in the harsh world of Hollywood. Along with his new friend, Greg Sestero, Tommy sets out to make his own movie after being rejected time and time again. Directed and starring James Franco, this comedy is already earning critical acclaim for its funny and heartwarming tale.


The Shape of Water

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones
Directed By:
Guillermo Del Toro 
Release Date: 
December 8th, 2017

After four long years director, Guillermo Del Toro, finally returns to movie screens as he tells this fantastical and otherworldly love story that only he could direct! Following a mute janitor, Elisa, as she falls in love with a captured sea creature in 1962 Baltimore. The film has already earned rave reviews and is already on the early predictions for Best Picture at the Oscars next year.


I, Tonya

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Juliette Nicholson
Directed By:
Craig Gillepsie 
Release Date: 
December 8th, 2017

Following the life of once acclaimed Olympic skater, Tonya Harding, this dark comedy sets out to tell the story of the woman who’s life was ruined with the smack of a hammer. Telling the story of her life and marriage to Jeff Gilooly; I, Tonya sets out to humanize the vicious villain every one made her out to be back in 1994. Gaining rave reviews, especially for Robbie & Janney’s performances, this movie is one to look out for!


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Starring: Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Adam Driver
Directed By:
Rian Johnson 
Release Date: 
December 15th, 2017

Picking up directly after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this new installment of the Skywalker Saga sets out to further tell the complicated story taking place in the galaxy so far, far away. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will continue Rey’s quest to find Luke Skywalker and finally bring peace to the Galaxy and more importantly… the Force. No doubt this will be the biggest movie of the year, so get your Wookie roars ready for December 15th!!!!


Gotti

Starring: John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco
Directed By:
Kevin Connolly  
Release Date:
December 15th, 2017

Telling the origin story and rise of one of New York’s most infamous mobsters, Gotti, tells the story of John Gotti, a high ranking boss of the Gambino crime family. Known all over the world as one of the most dangerous and violent mob bosses in the world, the film follows Gotti’s rise to power in the Gambino family and his plans to take over.


Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas
Directed By:
Jack Kasdan  
Release Date: 
December 20th, 2017

Twenty years after the release of the original film, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is a standalone sequel that follows four friends as they get trapped in a mysterious video game that sends them into a tropical landscape. With the trailers showing the film off to be a fast paced and action packed comedy, this movie could end up being the sleeper hit of the year.


The Greatest Showman

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson
Directed By:
Michael Gracey  
Release Date: 
December 20th, 2017

Following the creation and rise of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Showman is a musical drama that follows ringleader, P.T. Barnum, as he creates the famous travelling circus. The film will feature original songs performed by the cast and features some heavy hitting cast members in Zac Efron and Zendaya.


Downsizing

Starring: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis
Directed By:
Alexander Payne  
Release Date: 
December 22nd, 2017

Set in a world where in order to fight over-population, scientists have created an irreversible procedure that shrinks humans down to 5 inches allowing them to live care free and more luxuriously in their small communities. After Paul and his wife Audrey decide to make the switch, Audrey backs out at the last second leaving Paul to live his new small life alone.


Pitch Perfect 3

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp
Directed By:
Trish Sie  
Release Date: 
December 22nd, 2017

After five long years and three movies, the Pitch Perfect series finally comes to a close this December. Following the Barden Bellas once again, this final installment finds the group disgraced and out of touch as they head out on one last European tour with musicians who actually play intruments…(yawn).


Molly’s Game

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd
Directed By:
Aaron Sorkin 
Release Date: 
December 25th, 2017

In his long awaited directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin, writes and directs this intense and sexy thriller staring Jessica Chastain as a woman who comes under investigation for her high profile celebrity Poker games. Finding success and tons of cash running illegal Poker games, Molly Bloom finds herself in an even bigger game of stakes when she finds out she is being investigated by the FBI. Sorkin’s script and Chastain’s performance have already garnered rave reviews!

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