Sometime very soon, the leaves will begin to parachute away from the trees; sweaters and hoodies will emerge from their summer slumber; and Pumpkin Spice products will begin dominating the urban landscape. Next thing you know, Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart will be playing in every department store and coffee shop in the city once again. So many things are changing... but not the movies. The movies will always be there for you. And we are here with our fall/winter movie recommendations.

That includes blockbusters (Joker, Cats, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker), auteur-driven fair (The Lighthouse, Pain and Glory, Uncut Gems), crowd pleasers (Ford v Ferrari, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood), indie flicks (Marriage Story, Queen & Slim), artsy experiments (A Hidden Life, Parasite), and Oscar favorites (Little Women, The Irishman). Below, check out our list of the most exciting, strange, questionable and tantalizing films coming out over the rest of 2019.

It: Chapter 2 (September 6th): James McAvoy, Bill Hader & Jessica Chastain portray grown-up versions of The Losers Club in the sequel to the 2017 coming-of-age horror hit about a misunderstood clown who just wants to feed off of children's fear and murder the occasional munchkin. Early reviews say that it's pretty good, if not as tight as the first film, but be warned: at 169 minutes, this movie is very, very long for what it is!

The Goldfinch (September 13th): This adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller revolves around a 13-year-old boy whose mother gets killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He then grows up to become an art thief (classic art thief origin story), which ends up kinda ruining his life? But also leading him on adventures? The movie stars Ansel Elgort as art thief Theodore Decker, along with Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, and Sarah Paulson. It's directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn).

Hustlers (September 13th): "Oceans 11 with poledancers" sounds like a pretty good pitch for a film, doesn't it? The film is based on Jessica Pressler’s excellent New York magazine article about a real-life scam involving dancers at Scores. It stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Lizzo and Lili Reinhart. Make sure you read the article before you see it for gems like this: "'That’s the problem with these girls,' Rosie told me of her cohort, shaking her head. 'I see the forest. They just wanted a $50,000 tree.'"

Monos (September 13th): If you're interested in a grittier film, you might want to check out director Alejandro Landes’ survivalist saga about teenage guerilla rebels holding an American woman (Julianne Nicholson) hostage. Reviewers say that it mixes South American politics with thriller movie motifs, conjuring up an atmosphere of chaos along the way. As Indiewire wrote, "Equal parts Lord of the Flies and Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Landes’ third feature distills guerrilla warfare into sheer anarchy."

Ad Astra (September 20th): Director James Gray, who has been building up quite the resume of work (Two Lovers, The Immigrant), follows up his wonderful The Lost City Of Z by going to space with Brad Pitt. Do you like your sci-fi films with a tinge of intellectual seriousness (think Solaris) AND Interstellar-worthy sentimentality? Then you will not want to sleep on this film, which has been getting great reviews. It's an adult film set in space with moon pirates and monkeys, what more do you need to know?

The Laundromat (September 27th): Steven Soderbergh's second film of the year for Netflix (following High Flying Bird) is based on the Panama Papers scandal, a large data leak that showed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Starring Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, and Gary Oldman, it sounds like his version of The Big Short, both wonkish and playful and a little over-the-top, with all the tricks and comedic fourth-wall breaking that other movie had. As Time wrote, "Much of the movie is bitterly funny; some of it just amusingly droll. But the finale, a rallying cry that’s both galvanizing and wistful, is a wrap-up worth waiting for."

Joker (October 4th): Joaquin Phoenix dons the clown makeup in the much-anticipated—and much-documented—origin film for the classic comic villain. Judging by early reviews, it's also a lowkey Martin Scorsese homage that combines Taxi Driver and The King Of Comedy with superhero antics. This is sure to be one of the biggest films of the fall, one that inspires as much vitriol as praise—and perhaps even an Oscar nomination or two.

Lucy In The Sky (October 4th): Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley will make his movie debut with this story about an astronaut love triangle starring Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Zazie Beetz. Portman's performance looks amazing in the early glimpses of the film, which make it seem a little like Black Swan with astronauts. And don't forget: the story was partially inspired by Lisa Novak, the NASA astronaut who drove 950 miles from Houston to Florida (allegedly wearing an adult diaper) to confront a romantic rival.

Pain And Glory (October 4th): Pedro Almodovar remains one of the greatest living directors, one who works steadily and is still able to roll out a masterpiece once or twice a decade. His latest, in which Antonio Banderas plays a variation on the director revisiting his relationship with his mother (Penelope Cruz) and former lovers, sounds like it belongs in the latter category.

Gemini Man (October 11th): Will Smith pulls double duty as an elite assassin and his 25-year-old clone in Ang Lee's upcoming sci-fi film, which utilizes the much ballyhooed CGI de-aging technology that is all the rave these days. In the last two decades, Lee has tended to go back-and-forth between Oscar hits (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) with smaller films (Taking Woodstock, Lust, Caution). Considering that his last film was the very little-seen Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, so we are expecting this one to be much more of a crowd pleaser.

Parasite (October 11th): Director Bong Joon Ho has been on such a tear over the last decade (Snowpiercer, Okja, The Host), we would see basically anything he put out at this point. His latest is about a working class family who slowly insert themselves into a rich families life. It's been described as a thriller and satire about the class divide with a "nuts" twist, and won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Don't miss out on this one.

The King (October 11th): Timothée Chalamet gets a bowl haircut in this upcoming Netflix film. He plays Hal, reluctant heir to the English throne who is crowned King Henry V when his tyrannical father dies. He has to navigate palace politics, chaos and war alongside Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris and more.

JoJo Rabbit (October 18th): Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows) plays an imaginary Hitler in the "anti-hate satire" about a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his "idiotic imaginary friend" Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Sounds pretty fun to me!

The Lighthouse (October 18th): If you saw Robert Eggers directorial debut, the acclaimed supernatural horror film The Witch, then you already know Eggers has a way with stylistic horror touches. In this new black-and-white film, Willem Dafoe plays a sea captain tasked with manning a mid-1800s lighthouse on a remote island, with Robert Pattinson as his new partner. Things go haywire, to put it mildly.

The Irishman (November 1st): Martin Scorsese's long-awaited gangster epic The Irishman, which reunites him with longtime collaborators Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci (his first film in almost a decade!), is one of the must-see films of the fall. De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, the man who claims to have killed Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino, his first Scorsese role). It's an epic crime saga that utilizes de-aging technology (there it is again) for its three leads; it also includes Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Uncle Junior, Bo Dietl (?), and literally 400 other credited actors (I counted it! That's a huge cast!). It's 210 minutes long, and I shall cherish every minute of it.

Harriet (November 1st): Cynthia Erivo, who broke out last year with great turns in Widows and Bad Times At The El Royale, takes on the role of Civil War abolitionist Harriet Tubman in this biopic. Directed and co-written by Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou, Black Nativity), it spans Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

Marriage Story (November 6th): Are you a fan of Kramer v Kramer? Do you like relationship movies that can rip out your guts? Are you Colin Jost? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you won't want to miss Noah Baumbach's next film, starring Very Tall Boy Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a married couple going through a divorce.

Doctor Sleep (November 8th): The most unlikely sequel of the season is Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game) followup to the Stanley Kubrick classic, which is based on Stephen King's own sequel to The Shining. Ewan McGregor plays a grownup Danny Torrance who is still dealing with his psychic powers, and ends up trying to protect a similarly gifted young girl from a gang of "psychic vampires."

Ford v. Ferrari (November 15th): Director James Mangold (Logan) follows a team of American engineers and designers, led by Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), as they attempt to build a new automobile in this sure-to-be crowd pleaser. If you're hoping for the kind of cinematic vibe that sits right between The Martian and the vastly underrated Rush, this is your best bet.

The Report (November 15th): But maybe you want something a little more serious, in which case this docudrama would fit the bill. Daniel J. Jones (played by aforementioned Very Tall Boy Adam Driver) and the Senate Intelligence Committee (including Annette Bening as Dianne Feinstein) investigate the CIA's use of torture following the September 11th attacks. It's a "gripping procedural" that already has a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (November 22nd): If you're looking for the feel-good movie of the season, look no further than Marielle Heller's Mr. Roger's film. Tom Hanks stars in the film, which is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys). Heller has been on a hell of a run as well—her first two films are both quiet masterpieces (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and it looks like she'll be three-for-three.

Knives Out (November 27th): Rian Johnson took a break from making Star Wars movies with this whodunit, Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery, which stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer. If you appreciate witty dialogue and repartee, films where everyone is a suspect, and titles based on Radiohead songs, this is gonna be a fun one for you.

Queen & Slim (November 27th): Writer Lena Waithe (Master Of None, The Chi) and director Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Beyonce's "Formation" video, Master Of None's "Thanksgiving" episode) team up for this film about "a black man and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop." It stars Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith (in her first starring feature-film role) as they unwittingly become "a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country."

Uncut Gems (December 13th): For their followup to the electrifying, unforgettable Good Time, the Safdie Brothers have recruited Adam Sandler (!) to play a jewelry-store owner, wheeler-dealer, gambling addict, and all around piece of work Howard Ratner in this propulsive thriller. There's no trailer yet, but early reviews have been rapturous about Sandler and the entire ensemble (including basketball legend Kevin Garnett, playing himself), comparing the film to "a cocaine rush."

A Hidden Life (December 13th): Terrence Malick's next film depicts the life of Austria’s Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector during World War II who was put to death for undermining military actions. Anytime Malick releases a new film, it should be an event, but audiences and aficionados have tired of some of his recent experimentation (Song To Song, Knight Of Cups, To The Wonder)—but while this one retains his trademark poetic style, it's especially exciting because Malick actually wrote a script for it!

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (December 20th): The Skywalker family saga probably (?) comes to a conclusion. Who are you kidding, of course you're going to see this film.

Cats (December 20th): Most of the movies on this list seem like they could be good films, entertaining films, emotional films, maybe even masterpieces. Cats falls into a different cats-egory. Cats looks like a beautiful trainwreck, a film based on a nonsensical Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that has been equally beloved and despised by audiences for decades. Everything about it, from the CGI to the casting to the directing, seems pitched somewhere between bonkers and inexplicable. If I were a betting man, I'd guess this will end up being a huge hit.

Bombshell (December 20th): On the heels of Showtime's miniseries The Loudest Voice comes a movie also about former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and his fall. This one, directed by Jay Roach (the Austin Powers films, Trumbo, Meet The Fockers), stars Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson; an almost unrecognizable Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly; and Margot Robbie as a composite character of every random blonde Fox News employee who had to put up with Ailes.

Little Women (December 25th): For her followup to her debut Lady Bird, director Greta Gerwig has assembled quite the cast—including Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen and Timothée Chalamet—for her remake of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel about the March sisters. It's basically the Avengers of award season casts, and is almost certainly going to garner tons of Oscar nominations.

1917 (December 25th): If it just doesn't feel like Christmas without at least one war movie, then you won't want to miss Sam Mendes' World War I film. The story is about two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, aka King Tommen from GOT) who must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. It also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth and Richard Madden, in case you were wondering whether this film was British enough for you.

These are, of course, not the only movies coming out over the next four months. Here are some of the other films: Sylvester Stallone will murder a bunch of people in Rambo: Last Blood (September 20th). Rich British people will be hanging out at Downton Abbey (September 20th). Renée Zellweger will channel her inner Judy Garland in Judy (September 27th). Eddie Murphy will star in this biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, the influential comedian and creator of the iconic blaxploitation film character Dolemite, in Dolemite Is My Name (October 4th). Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer will share the screen in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (October 18th). Get ready for more zombie shenanigans with Zombieland: Double Tap (October 18th).

Linda Hamilton returns to the franchise in Terminator: Dark Fate (November 1st). Edward Norton will bring Jonathan Lethem’s book Motherless Brooklyn (November 1st) to life. Shia LaBeouf mines his childhood for the autobiographical Honey Boy (November 8th). Kristen Stewart leads the cast of the newest reboot of Charlie's Angels (November 15th). The Frozen Cinematic Universe expands in Frozen II: Ice To See You (November 22nd). Are 21 Bridges (November 22nd) too many bridges? Only one way to find out! Mark Ruffalo stars in Todd Haynes' next film Dark Waters (November 22nd). Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite for The Aeronauts (December 6th), which I almost certainly won't see. What if Jumanji, but taken to the next level? You get Jumanji: The Next Level (December 13th).