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6 Flicks Picks for October 2017 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, October 1, 2017
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in October 2017?

What movies are coming out October 2017 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis: A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Will I watch? = Maybe

My Little Pony: The Movie

Synopsis: A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

Will I watch? = No

The Florida Project

Synopsis: Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbour, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2017

The Snowman

Synopsis: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Will I watch? = No

The Foreigner

Synopsis: A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2017

Insidious: The Last Key

Synopsis: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet - in her own family home.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

Will I watch? = No

The Mountain Between Us

Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Will I watch? = No

Same Kind of Different as Me

Synopsis: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2017


Synopsis: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

Will I watch? = No

All I See Is You

Synopsis: A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Will I watch? = No


Well, woof. This is a bad month. I mean, really bad. I actually don't plan on seeing a single one of these movies in theaters. But hey, that's what makes this kind of fun sometimes, so let's give it a shot anyway and see which films make the cut.

6. The Snowman — Mother! looks like it's trying too hard and I wasn't as into Black Swan as other people were. Jigsaw...well, I learned my lesson with the previous films, so there's no way you're convincing me that this will be good. At least The Snowman has some potential.

5. Geostorm — This is clearly insane.

4. All I See is You — More so than any drama in the film itself, I'm more nervous about people overreacting to the movie and bitching and complaining that this is offensive to blind people.

3. The Foreigner — This is a horror heavy month, and I'm not a fan of that genre. Give me generic action over generic horror any day, even if a generic action film tends to be kind of blah. Jackie Chan is fun, though.

2. The Mountain Between Us — Normally, I don't like tension films, because I don't go to the movies to feel nervous. That's not my ideal form of entertainment. However, I was more into this trailer than all the others, for some reason.

1. Blade Runner 2049 — Admittedly, I fell asleep watching Blade Runner and it took me two times to watch it and I still didn't understand what was so great about it. It's been years since I've seen it, so maybe if I revisited it, I would appreciate it more, now that I'm older and more attuned. Generally speaking, this is the film that has a premise and a style that is much more my speed than anything else, so it tops the list.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.