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

BIRDS OF PREY R/Action/Dir: Cathy Yan (Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor) After breaking up with the Joker, comic book character Harley Quinn teams up with a gang of other tough female antiheroes to defeat the villainous Black Mask.

BOMBSHELL R/Biography, Drama/Dir: Jay Roach (Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie) Send in the blondes! Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson famously charged Fox News head Roger Ailes with sexual harassment, leading to his ouster. In this docudrama, great performances don’t resolve the contradictions and discordant jumble of styles in the film — painting glamorous women who were right-wing cheerleaders as feminist heroes is an iffy proposition.

CLEMENCY R/Drama/Dir: Chinonye Chukwu (Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff) Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, she must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates. This ultimately connects her to the man she has most recently been sanctioned to kill.

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.”

THE GENTLEMEN R/Action/Dir: Guy?Ritchie (Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery) An expatriate marijuana magnate decides to sell his business, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail.

GRETEL AND HANSEL PG-13/Fantasy, Horror/Dir: Oz Perkins (Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw) A young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to encounter horror.

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.

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.

THE RHYTHM SECTION R/Drama/Dir: Reed Morano (Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown) When a woman discovers that a plane crash that killed her family was not an accident, she seeks revenge on those responsible. She must ultimately confront the futility of revenge and the limits of violence.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PG/Action/Dir: Jeff Fowler (Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden) Another movie based on a product, for those who have been waiting. Sonic, one of the world’s best-known video game characters, is also the world’s speediest hedgehog (and is, by the way, bright blue). He and a new friend team up to defend Earth from an evil genius, Dr. Robotnik, and the villain’s plans for world domination.

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.