The Best Apple TV+ Original Shows and Movies (and What's Coming Soon)

The premium service has quietly built a solid list of titles, with more on the way.

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Rose Byrne in 'Physical' | Apple TV+
Rose Byrne in 'Physical' | Apple TV+

So Apple wants to take on Netflix. And Disney. And HBO Max. And countless other streaming services. With $1 billion invested in original content, a reasonable subscription price, and a captive audience on its devices, we wouldn't count Apple out in the streaming wars. With those big Silicon Valley bucks now investing in Hollywood, the streaming service has been able to tap exciting talent for its original content, leading to a handful of gems. While it may not have as extensive of a library as its competitors, it still has a handful of shows and movies worth watching. Below, find our recommendations of the best series, movies, and documentaries available on Apple TV+, and see what's in the works or soon to be streaming on the platform.

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Jason Sudeikis in 'Ted Lasso' | Apple TV+

Defending Jacob (2020)

This limited series stars the retired Captain America himself (Chris Evans) in an adaptation of William Landay's crime novel of the same name about an ADA's son suspected of killing a classmate. Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell co-star for the miniseries, which proved to be the streaming service's surprise hit with its eerie tone and many twists and turns upon its spring 2020 release.

Dickinson (2020– )

The phrase "Emily Dickinson comedy" might sound like a misnomer, but this show is more so an utterly weird, but true-to-itself poetic response to the poet than a biographic drama about her. Pop star and True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld plays the literary icon in her younger years as a wild socialite, remixing the 1850s-set show to feel like a contemporary teen series (she speaks like a 20something from this century, Wiz Khalifa plays Death, you get the picture). It may take a lot of creative license, but it's downright amusing, witty, and has its own sense of genius.

For All Mankind (2019– )

For All Mankind starts off in the summer of 1969, with every nuclear family in America gathered around their TV sets to see the first human being set foot on the moon—except, instead of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, it's a Soviet cosmonaut who hops out of the spacecraft, hoisting a hammer and sickle flag into the lunar soil. What For All Mankind does that is so remarkable, not to mention insanely fun to watch, is imagine what would have happened if such a grand failure had driven us to achieve much more than we did. Creator Ronald D. Moore, who also brought us a little show called Battlestar Galactica, fashions a creatively designed alternate timeline for the space program and American politics, creating a space freak's playground chock full of historical what ifs.

Home Before Dark (2020– )

This mystery is inspired by Hilde Lysiak, a young girl who publishes her own newspaper in Pennsylvania and got the scoop on a murder case. She's helped by her father, a former New York Daily News reporter. You can try to make this stuff up, but it's not recommended. The Florida Project's precocious star Brooklynn Prince portrays Lysiak, and she's supported by Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller, and Louis Herthum.

Lisey’s Story (2021)

Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) has been a widow for two years since her husband, the famous novelist Scott Landon, died, and her home is overrun with boxes and crates of his books, writing materials, and unpublished manuscripts, the latter of which is highly desired by Professor Dashmiel (Ron Cephas Jones), who hounds Lisey at every opportunity. Procrastinating on her cleanup, she and her sister Darla (Jennifer Jason Leigh) attempt to care for their nearly nonverbal sister Amanda, who speaks in coded nonsense and seems to reside in a world totally apart from our own. Dashmiel sics obsessive Scott Landon fan Jim Dooley (Dane DeHaan) on Lisey to try to wear her down, but Jim's attempts to liberate Landon's stuff become increasingly more violent. When Lisey finds a hidden message from her late husband promising to send her on a "bool" hunt with a hidden prize at the end, all the disparate threads start to converge. The miniseries, with episodes written by Stephen King himself and directed by Pablo Larraín (JackieEma) keeps its true intentions hidden, lingering on sweeping, atmospheric shots and scenes that go on for just long enough to get uncomfortable.

Little America (2020– )

The Big Sick co-writers and real-life couple ​​Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon created this anthology series about immigrants in America. Each episode tells a singular story, some funny, some romantic, about unique immigrant experiences, like of a young man from Nigeria who finds a connection to Oklahoma cowboy culture or a woman from Uganda set on making it as a baker.

Little Voice (2020)

After singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles took her talents to Broadway where she adapted Waitress as a musical, among many other projects, she headed to Apple TV+ to co-create this coming-of-age series. Little Voice follows a young hopeful singer named Bess (played by Brittany O'Grady of The White Lotus) as she moves to New York and tries to make it in the Big Apple. Cliched as it may be, it'll find its way to warm your heart and you won't be able to get its original tunes out of your head.

The Morning Show (2019– )

The Morning Show is about, well, a morning show… and all of the behind the scenes drama and dynamics that viewers don't see when they're enjoying those network programs with their morning coffee. It's also become one of Apple TV+'s most shiny, award-winning pieces. Much of its acclaim and half of the fun watching the dramedy is due to its star-studded cast, led by Jennifer Aniston as a Katie Couric-like anchor and Reese Witherspoon as the spitfire from down South who haphazardly finds her way co-hosting alongside Aniston's character when a Matt Lauer-esque scandal erupts regarding her former co-host played by Steve Carell. Although the show might not have anything entirely new to say about gender dynamics in the workplace, it's an addicting watch that will keep you pressing play, like viewers have been tuning into The Today Show for years.

Mosquito Coast (2021– )

Apple gave an update to this Paul Theroux's seminal 1981 novel about American idealism gone to rot (after an 1986 movie adaptation starring Harrison Ford). In this version, the author's own nephew Justin Theroux plays Allie Fox, an inventor who uproots his family. Unlike in the source material, where the trouble starts for Allie when he arrives in Central America, showrunner Neil Cross, of Luther fame, reimagines the saga as a chase. Here, Allie is being pursued by authorities for reasons that are initially unknown to the audience and enlists the help of coyotes, smugglers, to get his brood into Mexico, where more trouble awaits.

Mythic Quest (2020– )

Mythic Quest is a comedy series from the brains of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia veterans Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, and it's co-produced by Ubisoft (yes, the video game development company). The series follows a group of devs working on the eponymous Mythic Quest, a wildly successful MMORPG on the cusp of releasing its first major expansion. McElhenney stars as Ian Grimm, a gifted creative director with "an ego the size of a bus," alongside a great ensemble cast that always finds a way to push the limits of comedy TV.

Physical (2021– )

For all of its neon colors and being pegged as a show about the '80s aerobics craze, you might think that Physical is a peppy comedy. But then the show retreats into the lead character Sheila's head where a voiceover makes it evident that this housewife has turned to the fitness movement because of an all-consuming eating disorder, and it's clear the show is about a much darker topic. Created by Annie Weisman (Desperate Housewives) and starring the always excellent Rose Byrne, the show is a deeply uncomfortable but necessary viewing experience that, underneath all of the spandex, operates as a dual portrait of a woman in the throes of a disease, and an era crumbling under the allure of capitalism.

Schmigadoon! (2021– )

Schmigadoon! was made for musical theater nerds. In the musical-comedy, Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key play Melissa and Josh, two doctors in a relationship, who get trapped in the strange town of Schmigadoon on a camping excursion. They quickly learn that they are in a Golden Age musical and the only way out is to cross a bridge with their true love. Unfortunately, Melissa and Josh are on the fritz, and they have to brave a series of romantic misadventures before they realize they are perfect for one another. It's ripe with fun songs, appearances by stage veterans like Kristin Chenowith, and references galore from The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Sunday in the Park with George, and many other shows. Even if you aren't able to catch the very dorky Easter eggs, it's a show that's simply a joy (as long as you can stomach the cast constantly breaking into song).

Servant (2019– )

This psychological thriller, created and written by Tony Basgallop and executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, stars Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, and Ron Weasley (AKA Rupert Grint) and tracks a troubled couple after a nanny arrives to take care of their infant son. Given Shyamalan's involvement, you can probably guess that things are not exactly what they seem.

Ted Lasso (2020– )

If you're looking for a show that'll do nothing short of warm your heart (and inspire you to look up how to get specific tea and biscuits imported into the US), Ted Lasso is it. The series has become a full-blown phenomenon for Apple because of how damn wholesome it is. The plot may sound similar to anyone who has seen Major League, as it follows the mission of the new owner (Hannah Waddignham) of the AFC Richmond football club as she tries to take down the team her ex-husband loves by hiring Wichita State football coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis). While the plan is sly because Lasso isn't a total joke but doesn't know anything about soccer, what he lacks in skill he makes up for in kindness and heartfelt desire to help the team. Its lack of cynicism makes it the utmost comforting watch. So find some biscuits, make a cup of tea, and curl up with Ted Lasso.

BEST APPLE TV ORIGINAL MOVIES NOW STREAMING

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Rashida Jones and Bill Murray in 'On the Rocks' | A24/Apple TV+

The Beastie Boys Story (2020)

The Beastie Boys Story is an amalgamation if you will—a movie hybrid that's one part documentary, one part concert film, and one part live, two-man play. The simple formula, which finds remaining Beastie Boys bandmates Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) and Mike Diamond (aka Mike D) sharing the story of their lifelong friendship with the late Adam Yauch (aka MCA), and their rise, fall, and subsequent rise again as trend-setting icons in the music world. The scaled-down storytelling formula of the doc offers an off-the-cuff, intimate experience which shines a light on the ups and downs the group hit in their career—from their embarrassing early days as Def Jam's hit party boy rap group to the experimental jam sessions that sparked an evolution that propelled the Beastie Boys to new heights, both creatively and spiritually. Directed by Spike Jonze, the film takes the formula of a Behind the Music episode and elevates it with humor and heart.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021)

The World's a Little Blurry is not the hagiography one expects as a film made with the full participation of the pop star that inspired it. It's instead a deep portrait of a truly unusual current icon encountering a truly unusual type of fame. Director R.J. Cutler buoys the narrative with concert footage and clips of the songwriting process that showcase Eilish's natural talent, but the most astounding moments are the ones when he captures her as a teenager caught in a maelstrom. She throws a Louis Vuitton sweatsuit in the backyard washing machine of her childhood home where she still lives with her tight-knit family; her dad gives her a kind-hearted, almost spiritual lecture about responsibility before she takes her car out for the first time by herself after getting her license. Even as she's reaching new peaks, she's dealing with typical teenage stuff, including a shitty boyfriend who refuses to come see her following her major Coachella performance. A touch of fear hangs over The World's a Little Blurry, the notion that it could all go wrong very quickly, but it's also a look at someone who almost has no choice but to be a star.

Boys State (2020)

Since 1937, the American-Legion has assembled two yearly gender-segregated programs—Boys State and Girls State—to walk young people through America's political process. Boys State follows a large swath of teenage boys on the verge of adulthood as they converge to assemble their own mock government. What transpires is reminiscent to Lord of the Flies in the sense that the young people are in charge. But the real entry-point to the story is the multiple characters the camera crews decide to follow. While the documentary takes place in Texas and is filled with the expected conservative views that come with living in the red state, the movie does its best to explore the views of the next generation without bias. In turn, it shows how handed-down ideologies can impact our young people, and thusly shines a light on our country's political strengths and weaknesses. While audiences will most certainly be yearning for the female perspective once all is said and done, Boys State acts as a reminder that the children are indeed our future—and that concept plays out in both a terrifying and inspiring light.

CODA (2021)

CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adults, which is an acronym that applies to the main character, Ruby, of this family dramedy. Ruby is the only hearing member of her working class family and has acted as their interpreter most of her life in their small New England town. Although she's been ostracized for years, once she discovers she has a gift for singing, the coming-of-age film follows the high schooler as she tries to find her own voice. It's the kind of family film that's unabashedly sentimental and will undoubtedly make you cry, but with a story this sweet, you'll welcome the waterworks.

On the Rocks (2020)

Sofia Coppola's On the Rocks is a sweet, melancholic midnight rendezvous around the upper echelons of Manhattan. The film sees her reunite with Bill Murray, who plays a dashing playboy art dealer named Felix who unexpectedly crashes back into the life of his daughter Laura (Rashida Jones) as she's in a midlife crisis and suspects her husband is having an affair. A few cocktails, joy rides in vintage red hotrods, and ice cream sundaes at members-only clubs later, and the two are sleuthing across the City (much to Laura's dismay). It's a world that's surprising, and also shockingly intimate.

Wolfwalkers (2020)

This gorgeous animated movie from directors Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore, and Moore's team at Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon will have you longing for days when 2D was the norm. The folk tale-esque film retells a classic Irish fable about wolfwalkers, or humans that could transform their souls into great wolves, bringing them to stunning, cinematic life. The story here follows a young girl named Robyn and her father, a talented hunter, as he's tasked with hunting down the last of a pack that's ravaging an Irish city—all of which is complicated with Robyn meets the pair of wolfwalkers who are actually leading the tribe.

UPCOMING APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL SHOWS

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Lou Llobell in 'Foundation' | Apple TV+

Foundation

Premiere date: September 24
Isaac Asimov took the world of science fiction by storm when he published his novel (and plenty of followups) about a vision of the future in which every major political event is predicted and planned for in advance by "psychohistorians," who have turned seeing the future into a science. This adaptation stars Lee Pace as the Emperor of the Galaxy and Jared Harris as the brilliant Hari Seldon.
(Watch the trailer)

The Problem With Jon Stewart

Premiere date: September 2021
Jon Stewart is returning to TV for the first time since his hosting duties at The Daily Show ended in 2015. The Apple project, which is already set to run for multiple seasons, is another current affairs series from the political comedian. 

Invasion

Premiere date: October 22
If aliens invaded Earth, how do you think you would react—like, legitimately? This sci-fi show created by Simon Kinberg (X-Men movies) and David Weil (Hunters) explores various perspectives from across the globe in the midst of an invasion.
(Watch the teaser)

The Shrink Next Door

Premiere date: November 12
The Shrink Next Door brings Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, and director Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer,The Big Sick) together—but it'll be a much darker kind of comedy than fans are used to from them. Based on the podcast of the same name—which became one of those pods that everybody talks about—it examines the true, bizarre relationship between a psychiatrist and his patient who lived next door, whose life he manages to take over.
(Watch the teaser)

Severance

Premiere date: TBA 2021
Patricia Arquette and Ben Stiller are joining forces yet again for a series not at all affiliated with Ling Ma's excellent 2018 novel Severance. Like he did Escape From Dannemora, Stiller's directing the actress in an upcoming workplace thriller set in an office with unusual work-life balance policies. Deadline reported Arquette will play the boss to Adam Scott's character, who is said to have a dark past he's trying to escape, and will be joined by Christopher Walken and John Tuturro.

The Afterparty

Premiere date: TBA
Apple announced in June 2020 that it had give an eight-episode series order to Phil Lord and Chris Miller's idea for a murder mystery show set amongst a high school reunion, in which each episode takes us through the events of the same night from a different perspective, with different visual styles for each. The group of former classmates is rounded out with some A+ comedic stars including Tiffany Haddish, Ilana Glazer, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, and others. 

Big Door Prize

Premiere date: TBA
What if the answer to your life's destiny was available down the produce aisle at your local supermarket? Pretty crazy, right? That's basically the subject of M.O. Walsh’s bestselling novel, which Schitt's Creek writer/executive producer David West Read is adapting into a 10-episode series. The fantasy show is set in the small town of Deerfield where residents one day discover a mystical machine that can predict their destiny at the grocery store.

City on Fire

Premiere date: TBA
Josh Schwartz has made a lot of landmark teen TV with shows like The O.C. and Gossip Girl under his belt, and now he's taking his talents to Apple TV+ with City on Fire. Based on Garth Risk Hallberg's popular thriller novel, the show follows a young woman who becomes wrapped up in a shooting that kills an NYU student in Central Park when she fails to have an alibi after leaving her friend's concert. Also expect mysterious fires erupting around Manhattan, a real-estate conspiracy theory, and likely a good indie rock soundtrack, as it's set in 2003 NYC.

The Essex Serpent

Premiere date: TBA
Claire Danes stars in this adaptation of Sarah Perry's 2016 novel about a woman named Cora who, after divorcing her abusive husband, travels from Victorian London to rural Essex following rumors of sightings of the legendary "Essex Serpent." Tom Hiddleston also leads the cast.

Five Days at Memorial

Premiere date: TBA
Five Days at Memorial is based on Sheri Fink's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book about the first five days at a New Orleans hospital when caregivers and patients were overwhelmed once Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The limited series sees Vera Farmiga in the lead role as a doctor at the hospital, and it finds her teaming back up with Bates Motel showrunner Carlton Cuse who is behind the series, along with John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). 

Harriet the Spy

Premiere date: TBA
Apple is making a Harriet the Spy series! The animated show will adapt Louise Fitzhugh's classic 1964 children's detective book, with Beanie Feldstein voicing the titular character, and Jane Lynch and Lacey Chabert also starring. 

Hedy Lamarr

Premiere date: TBA
Gal Gadot will executive produce and star in this series about the famous Hollywood glamour girl and inventor Hedy Lamarr, written by Sarah Treem of The Affair, House of Cards, and In Treatment. 

Hello Tomorrow

Premiere date: TBA
The Morning Show isn't Billy Crudup's only Apple project. He'll also star in this lite sci-fi dramedy set in the future where he plays a salesman selling lunar timeshares. 

High Desert

Premiere date: TBA
Another Patricia Arquette and Ben Stiller team-up coming to Apple, High Desert will take a much lighter approach as a half-hour comedy. Stiller is on as director/executive producer and Arquette will play a former addict who decides to change up her life and become a private investigator following the death of her mother.

In With the Devil

Premiere date: TBA
Based on James Keene and Hillel Levin's novel, In With the Devil is a dark legal thriller about the relationship between two inmates that forms when a lawyer offers one prisoner a deal if he can coax the other into confessing he committed a series of murders. Taron Egerton leads the cast and is supported by Ray Liotta, Greg Kinear, and others. 

Lady in the Lake

Premiere date: TBA
Natalie Portman leads this adaptation of Laura Lippman's novel of the same name, playing a housewife in '60s Baltimore who tries to reinvent herself as a wannabe investigative journalist when she becomes obsessed with an unsolved murder. It'll be her first major TV role—and the same goes for Lupita Nyong'o who plays another mother and advocate of Black advancement in Baltimore that clashes with Portman's character. 

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Premiere date: TBA
Samuel L. Jackson is making his TV starring role debut. The Oscar-nominated actor is taking on the titular role in this six-episode adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel. The mystery tells the story of a 91-year-old man with dementia whose family has forgotten about him, and he can't remember much about his identity himself, but he uses his remaining memories to try to piece together his nephew's death. 

The Last Thing He Told Me

Premiere date: TBA
Julia Roberts is about to channel Erin Brockovich again… sort of. She's really just digging into a mystery here, playing a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her teenage stepdaughter when her husband disappears and they look into his whereabouts. Based on Laura Dave's novel, the limited series, which is executive produced by Roberts and Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, was said to have been outbid by Apple in a bidding war among several streamers. 

Lessons in Chemistry 

Premiere date: TBA
An adaptation of Bonnie Garmus' novel of the same name, Brie Larson is on as executive producer and stars in this drama series as a '60s housewife who dreams of working in science and takes a job hosting a cooking show to force her way out of the domestic sphere.

Loot

Premiere date: TBA
Maya Rudolph's going to be rolling in the big, big bucks. Well, her character will, at least, in his upcoming series in which she plays a woman whose husband leaves her with nothing but $87 billion. The show finds the comedian teaming back up with Forever showrunner Alan Yang.

Masters of the Air

Premiere date: TBA
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are teaming up once again for a follow-up to Band of Brothers and The Pacific, based on Donald L. Miller's book about the Air Force bomber boys who flew their planes over Nazi Germany in World War II. Austin Butler and Callum Turner are among the cast. 

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends

Premiere date: TBA
Any time you can use a W.B. Yeats line as the title of your television show, YOU DO IT. Jennifer Garner will star as a woman waiting for her second heart transplant—she makes it through thanks to (you guessed it) her friends. This one is based on the memoir of the same name, and will have J.J. Abrams as executive producer. 

Platonic 

Premiere date: TBA
Fans of the 2014 comedy Neighbors, you'll want to tune into Platonic. The series sees the whole gang back together—director Nick Stoller and stars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen—with the two leads playing a couple of platonic friends (obviously) who reconnect years after having a falling out.  

Shantaram

Premiere date: TBA
American Hustle writer Eric Warren Singer will write and executive produce this adaptation of Gregory David Robert's novel of the same name, the first two episodes of which will be directed by Justin Hurzel. Hopefully it's more coherent than American Hustle. Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) was recently cast in the series' lead role.

Shining Girls

Premiere date: TBA
Elisabeth Moss will star in this adaptation of Lauren Beukes' 2013 bestselling metaphysical thriller about a Chicago reporter hunting down her assailant while reality around her shifts in unexpected ways. 

Slow Horses

Premiere date: TBA
Gary Oldman is starring in this adaptation of Mick Herron's series of books (collectively called Slough House) about a backwater dumping ground for MI5's worst secret agents. If that sounds sort of Veep-y to you, you'll be thrilled to learn Veep writer Will Smith (no relation) will both write and executive produce the series. 

Strange Planet

Premiere date: TBA
Apple's blasting off to one Strange Planet in this animated show based on Nathan Pyle's popular graphic novels and webtoons. The odd planet in question is full of bright pink and blue hues and populated by genderless aliens. Rick and Morty and Community's Dan Harmon will serve as co-creator.

Swagger

Premiere date: TBA
Former NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has long had an interest in diversifying his portfolio with tech investments and his very own media company. This series is based on Durant's early life and will allegedly explore the world of AAU basketball, which if done honestly could lead to a pretty sordid and fun show! We'll see what Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Television production company can come up with. There are already character descriptions in a casting call for young actors, and spoiler alert: These kids MUST HAVE INNATE ATHLETIC ABILITY. There's going to be lots of basketball in Swagger, in other words. Apple announced that Winston Duke (Black Panther, Us) will star as Ike, a youth basketball coach and former star player. 

Untitled Damien Chazelle series

Premiere date: TBA
Title suggestion: High School Musical 4.

Wool

Premiere date: TBA
Wool is unfortunately not about fluffy sheep. It's an adaptation of Graham Yost's book trilogy about a dystopian future where society moves into an underground facility and dictates the roles men and women can take. Rebecca Ferguson (Dune, Mission: Impossible) leads the 10-episode series and author Yost is on as showrunner. 

UPCOMING APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL MOVIES

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Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Killers of the Flower Moon' | Apple TV+

The Velvet Underground

Premiere date: October 15
Todd Haynes (Carol, I'm Not There) directs one of the most extensive rock documentaries on The Velvet Underground to date, featuring new interviews and unearthed recordings and Warhol films.

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Premiere date: 2021 TBA
'Tis the first film from thine Coen brothers with only sole involvement from one Coen. Directed by Joel Coen comes an A24-produced adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Tap into your high school lit knowledge to remember the story of a lord who learns from three witches he's poised to be the next King of Scotland, and tap into your cinephile taste to excited for the cast led by Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

Finch

Premiere date: 2021 TBA
There's a lot of last man on Earth movies—but what if that last man was Tom Hanks? He is in Finch, playing the titular aging inventor Finch, who attempts to build an android to look after his dog when he dies. The sci-fi movie is helmed by Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik. 

Argylle

Premiere date: TBA
007 isn't the most infamous spy in the world, actually. It's the mysterious spy in this movie, based on a book by Ellie Conway that won't be published until 2022. While the details are scarce, this was a highly sought after project for Apple and will be adapted by Matthew Vaughn (The Kingsman movies, Kickass) with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dua Lipa (in her first on-screen performance) among the cast.

Bride

Premiere date: TBA
Scarlett Johannson was the voice of an AI technology in Her, and now she'll be playing another form of AI—this time in front of the screen—in Bride. The actress stars in Sebastián Lelio's (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) latest, which is another film in Apple and A24's deal, finding her as an entrepreneur's creation of an ideal wife who decides to escape his hold and enter the outside world. 

Emancipation

Premiere date: TBA
Antoine Fuqua will direct Will Smith as runaway slave Peter, who escaped his Louisiana plantation in 1863 and joined the Union Army where he allowed his scarred back to be photographed during a medical examination. The photo of his whip scars was published in the Independent, revealing to the world the cruelties of American slavery and inspiring many free Black people to join the Union Army.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Premiere date: TBA
Based on Chick Donahue and J.T. Molloy's memoir, this 20th century period piece follows a young man's wild, dangerous mission to bring brewskies to his boys… while they're off fighting in Vietnam. Zac Efron is taking on the lead as the young man who treks through the jungle in search of his bros, and Russell Crowe is also among the cast.

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Premiere date: TBA
Martin Scorsese will direct Jesse Plemons, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Robert de Niro in this adaptation of David Grann's 2017 book about the FBI investigation into the murders of Native Americans from the Osage Nation in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land.

Kitbag

Premiere date: TBA
Joaquin Phoenix might be up for another Oscar in the near future. In this historic biopic from Ridley Scott he's taking on Napoleon Bonaparte, which tracks his power-hungry rise in the military to ruler, as well as his volatile relationship with his wife. Jodie Comer of Killing Eve will play Napoleon's beloved Josephine.

Sharper

Premiere date: TBA
Julianne Moore will star in and produce this movie about a con artist taking on "the world of Manhattan’s billionaire echelon." Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (Dice, The Sitter) are writing the script, and A24 is also producing. 

Swan Song

Premiere date: TBA
Mahershala Ali will play a man named Milo, living in the near-future, who discovers just how far he will go to give a better life to someone he loves. The film is described as "genre bending," and is directed by Benjamin Cleary, who directed the fantastic 2015 short film Stutterer

Tetris: The Movie

Premiere date: TBA
Unlike The Emoji Movie, this video game movie isn't necessarily set in the world of Tetris (which would just be a bunch of blocks anyway). The film actually tells the game's fascinating origin about the Dutch video game designer (played by Taron Egerton) who created it and became embattled with copyright disputes surrounding it during the '80s.

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