Avoiding long lines in movie theaters (especially on a Saturday night) is key. With Beauty and the Beast breaking records for sky rocketing ticket sales and Lala Land's historic Oscar wins, these are 10 must-see movies before they leave theaters and where to purchase tickets in advance!
1. Beauty and the Beast Release Date: March 17, 2017 Who? Emma Watson, Dan Stevens Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
2. Life Release Date: March 24, 2017 Who? Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
3. The Shack Release Date: March 3, 2017 Who? Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim Mcgraw Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
4. Power Rangers Release Date: March 24, 2017 Who? Naomi Scott, Elizabath Banks, RJ Cyler Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
5. Get Out Release Date: February 24, 2017 Who? Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya Skip the lines and purchase tickers here
6. Logan Release Date: March 3, 2017 Who? Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrpok Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
7. T2: Trainspotting Release Date: March 17, 2017 Who? Ewan Mcgreggor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
8. Hidden Figures Release Date: January 6, 2017 Who? Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
9. Lala Land Release Date: December 9, 2016 Who? Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend Skip the lines and purchase tickets here
10. Chips Release Date: March 24, 2017 Who? Michael Pena, Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph, Adam Brody Skip the lines and purchase tickets here!
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (in theaters March 3; targeted to teens)
A teen girl discovers she died in a car accident and relives the 24 hours before the crash over and over. Each time, she examines what she might have done differently to alter the outcome and save her life. The film adaptation of this popular young adult novel stars Zoey Deutch and Jennifer Beals.
The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee (in theaters March 31; targeted to kids)
This very funny picture book imagines a new baby as a demanding boss -- complete with suit, tie, and briefcase -- who keeps his parents hopping to meet his every need. DreamWorks' 3D animated adaptation, directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar), has Alec Baldwin voicing the baby and Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow as his parents.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (in theaters May 19; targeted to kids)
In the ninth book in the popular Wimpy Kid graphic novel series, Greg is stuck on a hilariously disastrous family road trip where things don't go at all according to plan. The film adaptation, directed by David Bowers (The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules), stars Alicia Silverstone as Greg's mom and Jason Drucker as Greg.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (in theaters May 19; targeted to teens)
A teen girl who can never leave her house because she's allergic to just about everything falls in love with the new boy next door and starts taking risks in this compelling romance/coming-of-age story. The film adaptation of this young adult novel stars Taylor Hickson (Deadpool) and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, The 5th Wave).
The Adventures of Captain Underpantsby Dav Pilkey (in theaters June 2; targeted to kids)
This first book in the best-selling graphic novel series centers on two mischievous elementary school boys who create a mock comic book superhero based on their school principal. DreamWorks' animated adaptation, titled simply Captain Underpants, features the voice talents of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, and Kristen Schaal. It's directed by David Soren (Turbo, Shark Tale).
Mary Poppins (in theaters Dec. 25; targeted to kids)
P.L. Travers' classic children's novel was already adapted by Disney in 1964. The book is charming and magical in its own way (if a bit old-fashioned). But it still offers timeless lessons about good manners and understanding other points of view. The film sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, will be a musical set in Depression-era London, with Jane and Michael Banks all grown up. It stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Hamilton star/creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamplighter friend Jack, and Meryl Streep as Mary's cousin, Topsy. Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) directs.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (in theaters April 7; targeted to kids)
This beloved middle-grade novel is about Auggie, a boy with a congenital facial deformity who, after being homeschooled his whole life, enters fifth grade at a public school. It deals with bullying and typical middle school drama as it tells the story of the entire school year in multiple voices. The film adaptation, directed by Stephen Scbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, Mandy Patinkin as his understanding teacher, and Jacob Trembly (Room) as Auggie.