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Current Movies With Audio Description

The following list of audio described movies now playing in local cinemas is compiled by Vicki Vogt of the Perkins School for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts.  It is generally updated on FRIDAYS (but may be delayed occasionally).  Please Note:  Technically, this is a list of described movies playing in the Boston, MA, area; however, most of them should be playing in YOUR area also.

(generally updated weekly on Fridays)
Produced by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind

New Movies

A Wrinkle in Time (Rated PG) (Also in 3D)
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Gringo (Rated R)
Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of his back stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black ops mercenary.

The Hurricane Heist (Rated PG 13)
Thieves attempt a heist against the U.S. Treasury as a massive hurricane approaches a small town.

The Strangers, Prey at Night (Rated R)
A familys road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted.

Thoroughbreds (Rated R) (Limited Release)
Two upper class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems, no matter what the cost.


Movie Descriptions

The 15:17 to Paris

Rated PG 13 For Drug References, Bloody Images, Language, Some Suggestive Material and Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 34 Min.
Based on a true story. On Aug. 21, 2015, the world watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack on a train that's bound for Paris -- an attempt prevented by three young Americans traveling together through Europe. The heroic and courageous actions of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone help to save the lives of more than 500 passengers on board.
Genre DocuDrama, Suspense/Thriller

(New) A Wrinkle in Time (Also in 3D)

Rated PG.
Running time 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Megs younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides Mrs.Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.
Genre SciFic/Fantasy


Rated R For Some Sexuality, Language, Bloody Images and Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Based on Jeff VanderMeers best selling Southern Reach Trilogy. A biologists husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what shes expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist. Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac
Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Horror

Black Panther (Also in 3D)

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of Action Violence and A Brief Rude Gesture
Running time 2 Hours, 14 Min.
Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Call Me By Your Name

Rated R For Some Language, Sexual Content and Nudity
Running time 2 Hours, 12 Min.
In 1983 Italy, a 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet) falls in love with a visiting American scholar (Armie Hammer) who has been hired as a research assistant by his father (Michael Stuhlbarg). Over the course of a memorable summer, the two flirt as the teen discovers his sexuality.
Genre Drama/Romance

Darkest Hour

Rated PG 13 For Some Thematic Material
Running time 2 Hours, 5 Min
This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.
Genre Drama 

Death Wish

Rated R For Strong Bloody Violence and Language Throughout
Running time 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city's violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media's attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel -- or the Grim Reaper itself.
Genre Action/Adventure

Early Man

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 29 Min.
A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy, the Bronze Age
Genre Animated, Action/Adventure

Every Day

Rated PG 13 For thematic content, language, teen drinking, and suggestive material
Running time 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Based on David Levithans acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16 year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.
Genre Romance, Fantasy

Fifty Shades Freed

Rated R For Nudity, Language and Strong Sexual Content
Running time 1 Hour, 41 Min.
Believing they've left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and his new wife, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins
Genre Romance, Drama

Game Night

Rated R For Some Violence, Sexual References and Language
Running time 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Max and Annies weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, its all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.
Genre Comedy

Get Out

Rated R For Language, Bloody Images, Sexual References and Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 44 Min.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet the parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the familys overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughters interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Genre  Horror, Comedy

The Greatest Showman

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 45 Min.
This musical about the life of entrepreneur P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) depicts how he found fame and fortune by starting a circus in 1870s America. The Greatest Showman posits Barnum as the creator of modern show business, and a man who believed in celebrating those who were different instead of scorning them. Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson co-star.
Genre Musical

(New) Gringo

Rated R For Violence, Sexual Content and Language Throughout
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
The story follows mild mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (Oyelowo), who has a new wife and a stake in a pharmaceutical company about to go public. He seemingly has the American Dream in his grasp until everything goes wrong. Stranded south of the border, with a price on his head, Harold discovers that the life he had never really existed in the first place.
Genre Comedy


Rated R For Strong Violence and Language
Running time 2 Hours, 15 Min.
In the new Western "Hostiles," the new era is still dealing with a lot of old wounds. Christian Bale plays an Army captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief, played by West Studi, back to tribal lands in Montana from an Army outpost in New Mexico.
En route, Bale and company meet a young widow, played by Rosamund Pike, whose family was murdered on the Plains. Along the way, they are united by even more hostile forces from without. Directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart"), "Hostiles" also stars Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster and Adam Beach.
Genre Action/Adventure, Western


(New) The Hurricane Heist

Rated PG 13 For Language, Destruction, Action, Sequences of Gun Violence and Some Suggestive Material
Running time 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Under the threat of a hurricane, opportunistic criminals infiltrate a US Mint facility to steal $600 million for the ultimate heist. When the hurricane blows up into a lethal CATEGORY 5 storm and their well made plans go awry, they find themselves needing a vault code known only by one Treasury Agent (Maggie Grace), a need that turns murderous. But the Treasury agent has picked up an unlikely ally, a meteorologist (Toby Kebbell) terrified of hurricanes but determined to save his estranged brother kidnapped by the thieves. He uses his knowledge of the storm as a weapon to win in this nonstop action thriller.
Genre Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller


Jumanji, Welcome To The Jungle (Also In 3D)

Rated PG 13 For Some Language, Adventure Action and Suggestive Content
Running time 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Four teenagers discover a mysterious video game from the 90s while serving detention, and are sucked into a virtual jungle when they try to play it. Transformed into various video game characters, a hunky explorer (Dwayne Johnson), a clever zoologist (Kevin Hart), a warrior babe (Karen Gillan), and a rotund professor (Jack Black), the group must trek through this strange new world if they want to survive. Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel to the 1995 fantasy adventure Jumanji.
Genre Action/Adventure

Lady Bird

Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying
Running time 1 Hour, 33 Min.
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Birds father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Genre Comedy

Maze Runner, The Death Cure

Rated PG 13 For Intense SciFi Violence, Action, Language and Some Thematic Elements
Running time 2 Hours, 22 Min.
Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.
Genre SciFi, Suspense/Thriller


Rated R for some language
Running time 1 Hour, 54 Min.
Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, and more talk about the things that make the past present for them.     
The film follows the lives of people connected through loss, examining the human process of finding love and solace in the artifacts and memories we share with each other.
Genre Drama

The Party 

Rated R for language and drug use.
Running time 1 Hour, 11 Min.
In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janets acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.
Genre Art House, Drama/Comedy

Peter Rabbit

Rated PG
Running time 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Gluck and Rob Lieber, based on the stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter. The film features voice roles played by James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki, and live action roles played by Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill.
Peter Rabbit's feud with the McGregor family reaches new heights as he and Thomas McGregor compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door.
Genre Childrens, Comedy, Action/Adventure

Phantom Thread

Rated R for Language
Running time 2 Hours, 10 Min.
Set in the glamour of 1950s post war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcocks life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.
Genre Drama

The Post

Rated PG 13 For Language and Brief War Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Posts Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers, and their very freedom, to help bring long-buried truths to light. The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project.
Genre Docudrama

Red Sparrow

Rated R For Sexual Content, Language, Some Graphic Nudity, Strong Violence and Torture
Running time 2 Hours, 19 Min.
Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is drafted against her will to become a "sparrow," a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanizing training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program's strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency's most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.
Genre Suspense/Thriller


Rated PG 13 For Violence and Battle Sequences
Running time 1 Hour, 50 Min.
SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson (Taylor James) is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory
Genre Action/Adventure

The Shape Of Water

Rated R For Language, Graphic Nudity, Sexual Content and Violence
Running time 2 Hours, 3 Min.
A mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) working in a secret U.S. government lab in 1962 befriends an otherworldly, aquatic creature (Doug Jones) whos being held there against its will. In time, she and her friends decide to help it escape from captivity, even if it means risking the wrath of a ruthless G man (Michael Shannon). Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer co-star.
Genre Drama

Star Wars, The Last Jedi

Rated PG 13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence
Running time 2 Hours, 32 Min.
In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.Wars: Episode VIII.
Genre Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy

(New) The Strangers, Prey at Night

Rated R For Terror Throughout, Language and Horror Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 25 Min.
A familys road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the familys every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.
Genre Horror

(New) Thoroughbreds

Rated R for disturbing behavior, bloody images, language, sexual references, and some drug content
Running time 1 Hour, 30 Min.
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lilys contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one anothers most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
Genre Drama, Suspense/Thriller

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references
Running time 1 Hour, 55 Min.
Frustrated with the lack of progress by the local police in finding those responsible for the brutal murder of her daughter, a mother (Frances McDormand) installs three controversial billboards on the edge of town to goad the department into action. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, and Abbie Cornish costar in this crime drama
Genre Suspense/Thriller


Rated PG 13 For Drug Content, Disturbing Images, Some Sexual Material, Thematic Elements and Violence
Running time 1 Hour, 39 Min.
Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.
Genre Suspense/Thriller