The kids are back in school, the superhero pictures are (almost) all gone and the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals are about to begin. It’s time for movies to lure adults into the theater again: Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck, Sam Mendes and Andrew Dominik all have new films to share. Of course, there will be plenty for kids and teens, too, including another Twilight movie. Here is a list of the 50-plus films heading our way between now and Thanksgiving. Dates are subject to change:
Bachelorette: Three former high school mean girls (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) are asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a friend (Rebel Wilson) they used to taunt as teenagers.
For a Good Time Call: In order to afford a New York City apartment, two college friends and roommates (Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller) start a thriving phone-sex business.
The Cold Light of Day: A tourist (Henry Cavill) vacationing in Spain goes on the run after his family is kidnapped and some sinister agents (including Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver) start asking him about a briefcase he knows nothing about.
The Words: Bradley Cooper is a frustrated writer who makes the find of a lifetime — an award-worthy manuscript, unpublished and unsigned, tucked away inside an old briefcase. Jeremy Irons is the stranger who shows up after the book has been published to great success, claiming the work is his.
Arbitrage: Richard Gere is a fraudulent hedge fund manager trying to keep up pretenses as his fortunes start dwindling and the cops are on his trail.
Chicken with Plums: A master violinist (Mathieu Amalric) loses his will to live after his wife smashes his prized musical instrument.
Searching for Sugar Man: Documentary about the search by two music fans to track down the folk singer Rodriguez, who vanished in the 1970s.
Resident Evil: Retribution: Poor Milla Jovovich, still fighting zombies.
Finding Nemo 3D: What’s arguably Pixar’s best movie returns, this time in three dimensions.
End of Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are two police officers marked for murder by a drug cartel in the latest gritty cop drama from writer-director David Ayer ( Training Day, Harsh Times).
Samsara: The latest eye-popping documentary by Ron Fricke (who directed Baraka and served as cinematographer on Koyaanisqatsi) was shot over a period of five years in 25 countries, uncovering visual wonders both natural and man-made.
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai: The unpredictable Takashi Miike ( 13 Assassins) returns to the samurai genre with this drama about a disgraced swordsman seeking moral redemption.
Side By Side: Keanu Reeves produced this documentary that examines what the movie industry stands to gain — and lose — with the extinction of 35mm film. Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch and David Fincher are among the big names who weigh in.
Compliance: The staff at a fast-food restaurant cooperates with a police officer who calls the store and claims one of the employees may have committed a theft.
Dredd 3D: Karl Urban is the futuristic cop (previously played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995) who is judge, jury and executioner all in one.
House at the End of the Street: A mother and daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new home and discover the girl who lived next door murdered her parents.