Roundup of Movies to Check out This Weekend: November 3-5

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Getty Greta Gerwig attends the 55th New York Film Festival - NYFF Live - Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird" at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on October 9, 2017 in New York City.

The past couple of months have welcomed a variety of critically-acclaimed films, and whispers about which movies are expected to earn Oscar nods have started to circulate.

Awards-worthy work hasn’t just been released after September, though. A decent number of films released in the first eight months of 2017 could be up for Oscars, like The Big Sick, Logan Lucky, Get Out, Dunkirk and Wonder Woman, among others.

This weekend will introduce a new batch of movies into the mix of Oscar contenders. Here’s a roundup of the top movies you should see this weekend.

1. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk/Bruce Banner
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

RELEASE DATE: Friday, November 3, 2017

OVERALL RATINGS/CRITICAL RESPONSE: As of Friday, Thor: Ragnarok was pulling an impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and with its A-list cast, it isn’t surprising the movie has done so well. A recent review by David Edelstein in Vulture read, “Comic-Con nerds might well find the movie too un-self-serious to get behind, preferring the deep ethical musings of Captain America: Civil War. This one is probably my favorite, being the most unlike the others.”

2. ‘Lady Bird’

Saoirse Ronan as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson
Tracy Letts as Larry McPherson
Odeya Rush as Jenna Walton
Kathryn Newton as Darlene
Timothee Chalamet as Kyle
Laurie Metcalf as Marion McPherson
Lucas Hedges as Danny

RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2017

OVERALL RATINGS/CRITICAL RESPONSE: Produced by A24 and marking actress Greta Gerwig’s feature directorial debut, Lady Bird is already being hailed one of 2017’s best films. The film had an 100% on Rotten Tomatoes as of Friday morning. Vox called it a “pitch-perfect coming-of-age comedy.”

3. ‘My Friend Dahmer’

Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer
Anne Heche as Joyce Dahmer
Alex Wolff as Derf
Dallas Roberts as Lionel Dahmer
Vincent Kartheiser as Dr. Matthews
Cameron McKendry as Moose

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2017

OVERALL RATINGS/CRITICAL RESPONSE: On Friday, the film had a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes and 69 on Metacritic. My Friend Dahmer stars Ross Lynch, a founding member of the pop rock band R5, and known for his work as Austin Moon on Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally.

The plot revolves around serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and boys in the midwest between 1978 and 1991. Many of his latter murders involved necrophilia and cannibalism.

4. ‘The Florida Project’

William Dafoe as Bobby
Christopher Rivera as Scooty
Valeria Cotto as Jancey
Bria Vinaite as Halley

RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2017

OVERALL RATINGS/CRITICAL RESPONSE: The Florida Project was released on Oct. 6, but is still doing extremely well in critics eyes with a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Gary Thompson of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “The Florida Project, though, dances deftly around kitchen-sink realism and instead looks at this pastel world through the eyes of characters too young to know, or care, that they aren’t rich (or that cheese puffs and waffles aren’t building strong bones and bodies).”

5. ‘LBJ’

Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Baines Johnson
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson
Rich Somme as Pierre Salinger
Bill Pullman as Ralph Yarborough
C. Thomas Howell a Walter Jenkins
Jeffrey Donovan As John F. Kennedy

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2017

OVERALL RATINGS/CRITICAL RESPONSE: The movie has received mixed reviews so far, with a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes and 50% on Metacritic. Vox writes that the movie has the makings of a “great biological film, but gets lost under its own ponderous weight.” The New York Times writes, “Directed by Rob Reiner from Joey Hartstone’s script, LBJ is a frustratingly underdeveloped vehicle for Mr. Harrelson’s talents as well as an unfortunate missed opportunity.”