1917 R/Drama/Dir: Sam Mendes (Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays) Winner of two Golden Globes. Two young British soldiers during W.W. I are ordered to deliver a message deep inside enemy territory that will save 1,600 men.

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE R/Action, Comedy/Dir: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah (Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens) The wisecracking Miami cops return, 17 years after the second film in the series, for one last ride — or not.

DOLITTLE PG/Comedy, Family/Dir: Stephen Gaghan (Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen) Expensive to make, this film unfortunately looks clunky and cartoonish; CGI animals don’t give even excellent actors much to play off of. Yes, it’s another remake of the children’s classic “Voyage of Dr. Dolittle.”

FROZEN II PG/Animation, Adventure/Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee (Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel) Does the eagerly anticipated sequel to the ubiquitous crowdpleaser recapture the magic of the original? Despite its message of the importance of self-awareness, it’s a bit lackluster — but likely to please its intended audience.

A HIDDEN LIFE PG-13/Biography, Drama/Dir: Terrence Malick (August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon) Based on real events. Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian peasant farmer, refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When he is faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering faith and his love for his wife and children keep his spirit alive.

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL PG-13/Action, Adventure/Dir: Jake Kasdan (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina) The third film in the Jumanji franchise; all involve characters who disappear into a game (originally a board game, now a vintage video game). A group of friends returns to Jumanji to rescue another, who has unwittingly “fallen in” to the dangerous game.

KNIVES OUT PG-18/Comedy, Crime/Dir: Rian Johnson (Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis) When a famous crime novelist is found dead just after his 85th birthday, a star-studded assembly of relatives is sequestered at his estate while a mysterious detective probes to discover whodunit.

LIKE A BOSS R/Comedy/Dir: Miguel Arteta (Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish) Mia and Mel are happily running a cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads and the prospect of a big buyout from a notorious cosmetics industry titan proves too tempting to pass up, putting their lifelong friendship in jeopardy.

LITTLE WOMEN PG/Drama, Romance/Dir: Greta Gerwig (Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep) Drawing on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, this tale of four sisters in New England during the Civil War feels fresh. Alcott’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects on her life in a series of flashbacks. The feminism at the heart of what some have seen as tame treacle for young girls is front and center in this witty, spirited, and intelligent film.

PARASITE R/Comedy, Drama/Dir: Joon-ho Bong (Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo) The Park family, paragons of aspirational wealth, and the Kims, rich in street smarts but not much else, are brought together and a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage battle for dominance breaks out. Devastating social satire.

RICHARD JEWELL R/Drama/Dir: Clint Eastwood (Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates) Richard Jewell was the security guard who reported finding an explosive device at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Hailed as a hero, he then became the FBI’s primary suspect, vilified by press and public alike. His lawyer struggled to clear Jewell’s name but he was up against the combined powers of the FBI, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Department — all of which Jewell, a fervent admirer of law enforcement, was in awe of, trusting the very people who were trying to destroy him.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER PG-13/Action, Adventure, Fantasy/Dir: J.J. Abrams (Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill) Forty-two years after the original, this film completes the “Skywalker saga” — the surviving Resistance faces the First Order in a final battle. Is the film amazing? Disappointing? Fans and critics are all over the map about it, with a sharp divide between die-hard lifers and newer fans. The latter complain the film was made with the former in mind, that it’s all about “fan service” and lacks imagination. In any case, there’s lots of fast action, and viewers will have much to talk about if they choose to join the heated conversation.