Top 5 Movie Releases in October 2022

Top 5 Movie Releases in October 2022 (Image via Universal/ 20th Century Fox/ DCEU)
Top 5 Movie Releases in October 2022 (Image via Universal/ 20th Century Fox/ DCEU)

October is set to be a blockbuster month, with several exciting titles releasing throughout the month. Offerings will range across multiple genres like drama, thriller, horror, rom-com, and more. With titles featuring big names like Christian Bale, Dwayne Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and others, fans have a lot to look forward to.

If you feel overwhelmed by the plethora of films arriving in cinemas and you're unsure about which one to watch, let us make it a bit easier for you. Here, we explore five of our top picks for October 2022.


Black Adam, Ticket to Paradise, and more - 5 of the best theatrical releases in October 2022

1) Amsterdam

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Amsterdam (Image via )

Amsterdam is an upcoming period drama film directed and produced by David O. Russell, director of acclaimed titles like Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013). The film has an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington in the lead roles alongside Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift, Michael Shannon, Robert de Niro, Rami Malek, and other notable names.

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The movie follows three friends- a soldier, a lawyer, and a nurse. The three initially met during the war, and as they grew closer, they made a pact to always protect each other. They get involved in a man's death and are deemed the prime suspects.

Amsterdam had its world premiere on September 18, 2022, in New York at the Alice Tully Hall and is set to release across the US on October 7, 2022.


2) Black Adam

Black Adam (Image via DCEU)
Black Adam (Image via DCEU)

Black Adam is an upcoming superhero film from DC Extended Universe (DCEU) by Orphan (2009) director Jaume Collet-Serra. The movie is set to be a sequel to the 2019 movie Shazam and will star Dwayne Johnson in the titular role of Black Adams. The movie will feature stars like Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Shahi, and others.

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The movie focuses on the story of Black Adam, an antihero from the ancient city of Kahndaq, who gets revived after five thousand years of imprisonment. Reborn into an unfamiliar age, Adam reacts to injustice. This prompts the Justice Society of America to contain and educate him about the modern age.

Together, Black Adam and the Justice Society must stop an unparalleled threat. Black Adam introduces several new characters to DCEU and has fans riled up for the upcoming release. The movie will release in theatres on October 21, 2022.


3) Halloween Ends

Halloween Ends (Image via Universal Pictures)
Halloween Ends (Image via Universal Pictures)

Halloween Ends is an upcoming slasher horror movie from the house of Universal Pictures. Directed by David Gordon Green, this is going to mark the end of the epic slasher film series Halloween, which created the nightmarish character of Michael Myers. The movie will star Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Will Paton, and Kylie Richards, reprising their roles from previous films in the series.

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Halloween Ends will pit Laurie Strode against Michael Myers for the last time and draw a conclusive end to the forty-four-year-long storyline. The official synopsis for the movie reads as follows.

"Four years after the events of last year's Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn't been seen since his last brutal rampage. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. "

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But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can't control, once and for all."

Halloween Ends is set to release in theatres across the US on October 14, 2022, after a world premiere on October 11, 2022, at the Beyond Fest. The movie will also be available on demand on Peacock simultaneously.


4) Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise (Image via Universal)
Ticket to Paradise (Image via Universal)

Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy offering from Universal Pictures. Directed by Oliver Parker, the movie will see George Clooney and Julia Roberts get back together on screen six years after Money Monster. The film features picturesque views and will leave you feeling warm and cozy inside.

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David and Georgia were separated for a long time after five years of marriage. When they know that their daughter has decided to marry a guy she met in Bali. However, the trip to the tropical paradise holds something more for the separated couple.

Ticket to Paradise was released in the UK on September 20, 2022, and is set for a theatrical release across the US on October 21, 2022.


5) Prey for the Devil

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Prey for the Devil (Image via Lionsgate)

Prey for the Devil is an upcoming supernatural horror thriller by Lionsgate set to bring some spine-chilling horror in October. The movie is directed by Daniel Stamm and is based on a screenplay by Robert Zappia. In pivotal roles, it will feature Jacqueline Byers, Colin Salmon, Posy Taylor, Christian Navarro, and others.

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When supernatural phenomena rise, the Catholic Church reopens multiple exorcism schools to train priests in the Rite of Exorcism. Sister Ann is selected as one of the candidates because of her innate gifts. Ann sets off with fellow student Father Dante to take on a demonic being who has possessed a young girl. Battling the fiend brings back Ann's old memories as she realizes that it is the same demon that once haunted her mother.

Prey for the Devil is released in theatres on October 28, 2022.

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Edited by Sayati Das