The most anticipated fall movies of 2021

It’s about this time every year that award season kicks off, which means theaters and streamers are absolutely stuffed with high-quality dramas that will vie for Oscars, Golden Globes and more in the coming months.

That doesn’t mean that movies with more commercial appeal won’t be available, however, as hits like “Cinderella” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” have already made waves with fans.

With a busy few months ahead for movie fans, here’s a look at the fall’s most anticipated titles:

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“Dear Evan Hasen” (Sept. 24)

A relatively fresh property from Broadway, “Dear Evan Hansen” tells the musical tale of a young man who pretends to have known another student who tragically passed away. The titular Evan becomes close with his late classmate’s friends and family while learning about who he really is.

Cast: Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Kaitlyn Dever and more

Rated: PG-13

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (Oct. 1)

Tom Hardy in ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage.’

Tom Hardy in ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage.’ (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

The sequel to 2018’s “Venom,” “Let There Be Carnage” sees Eddie Brock take on a similar symbiotic superpowered individual, this time in the form of Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, also known as the vicious Carnage.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and more

Rated: PG-13

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“No Time to Die” (Oct. 8)

Delayed several times by the coronavirus pandemic, James Bond is set to return to cinemas in “No Time to Die.” The film will follow 007 after his short-lived retirement is ended when he’s recruited by the CIA to take on enemies with a brand new mysterious technology. This movie is said to be Daniel Craig’s last turn as the iconic spy before the mantle is presumably passed to another Englishman.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Naomie Harris and more

Rated: PG-13

“Dune” (Oct. 22)

Like all Warner Brothers properties released this year, “Dune” is set to hit theaters and premiere on HBO Max on the same day after debuting at the Venice Film Festival earlier this summer.

The movie, based on the classic sci-fi novel, tells the story of a son of a noble family who must protect an asset vital to the galaxy.

Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac and more

Rated: PG-13

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“Last Night in Soho” (Oct. 29)

“Last Night in Soho” is set to be a trippy thriller following an aspiring London designer who gets tangled up in a decades-old crime when she gets too close to an aspiring singer during strange dream-like visions.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith and more

Rated: TBA

“Spencer” (Nov. 5)

After the success of “The Crown,” it makes sense that audiences might be interested in taking a dive into the past of the royal family. “Spencer” is set to follow Princess Diana during a Christmas visit with the royal family to their famous Sandringham estate in England in which she decides to end her marriage to Prince Charles.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and more

Rated: TBA

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“Eternals” (Nov. 5)

It seems that Marvel Studios can’t seem to misstep, so they’re going big with “Eternals.” The film will follow a group of superpowered and immortal guardians of the planet Earth who must take action to save its citizens despite being sworn not to interfere in human affairs.

Cast: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden and more

Rated: TBA

“Red Notice” (Nov. 12)

Netflix‘s long await blockbuster “Red Notice” will follow an FBI agent as he tracks a world-famous art thief.

Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and more

Rated: TBA

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“tick, tick…BOOM!” (Nov. 19)

Known as one of Netflix’s biggest awards plays of the year, “tick, tick…BOOM!” is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut and is based on the popular off-Broadway musical of the same name. It was written by “Rent” scribe Jonathan Larson and is a semi-autobiographical tale about a composer waiting for his big break as he nears his 30th birthday.

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford and more

Rated: PG-13

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (Nov. 19)

The “Ghostbusters” franchise is being brought back to life once again with a direct continuation of the original films starring Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd. In the upcoming third installment, a single mother and her children move to a small town and learn of their connection to the original ghost-hunting gang. Alongside the new cast, Murray, Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts are set to reprise their iconic roles.

Cast: Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon and more

Rated: PG-13

“House of Gucci” (Nov. 24)

Award season is in full swing with the haughtily anticipated flick “House of Gucci,” which will see an all-star cast tackle the story of Patrizia and Mauricio Gucci. As various members of the famous fashion family vie for power, Patrizia makes an irreversible call and puts out a hit on her husband, the grandson of the iconic Guccio Gucci.

Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek and more

Rated: TBA

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“Encanto” (Nov. 24)

A celebration of Columbian heritage, Disney’s “Encanto” will tell the musical story of a young girl who must learn to live with the fact that she is the only member of her family not to possess magical powers. Original songs will be written by “Hamilton” scribe and “tick, tick…BOOM! director Miranda.

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Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, Wilmer Valderrama, Diane Guerrero and more

Rated: TBA

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