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Current Movies With Audio Description

AUDIO DESCRIBED MOVIES
(generally updated Fridays)
Produced by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind

The following list of audio described movies now playing in USA 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).  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.  All titles are included in our Master AD ListLAST TITLE UPDATE:  Nov 15, 2019; count = 25 titles.

New Movies This Week

Charlie’s Angels.

Rated PG 13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material.
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy

Ford v Ferrari

Rated PG-13 for some language and peril.
Running time: 2 Hours, 32 Min.
Synopsis:
American automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Genre: Drama, Biography, Historical, Action/Adventure

The Good Liar

Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity.
Running time: 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis:
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellan) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
Genre: Drama

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

Rated R for some violence
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi tells the true story of the legendary Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless freedom fighter. In 1857 India, this 24-year old General led her people into battle against the British Empire earning the reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East. This real-life Wonder Woman’s insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.
Genre: Drama, History, Biography

Current Movies

Black and Blue

Rated R for violence and language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis:
A rookie policewoman in New Orleans inadvertently captures the shooting death of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the only person from the community who's willing to help her. Now, she finds herself on the run from both the vengeful criminals and the lawmen who desperately want to destroy the incriminating footage.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller, Crime Drama

Countdown

Rated PG 13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements.
Running time: 1 Hour, 28 Min.
Synopsis:
When a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict when a person is going to die, it tells her she has only three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law -- a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Doctor Sleep

Rated R For Drug Use, Disturbing and Violent Content, Language, Nudity and Some Bloody Images
Running time: 2 Hours, 31 Min.
Synopsis:
40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance is still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child. His hope to find peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Genre: Horror, Mystery/Thriller

Downton Abbey

Rated PG
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants -- setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.
Genre: Drama

Harriet

Rated PG 13 for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets.
Running time: 2 Hours, 5 Min.
Synopsis:
From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) is told.
Genre: History, Drama, Biography

Hustlers

Rated R For pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity
Running time: 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis:
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Suspense/Thriller

Jojo Rabbit

Rated PG 13 For Some Disturbing Images, Mature Thematic Content, Language and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis:
Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend -- Adolf Hitler -- Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Joker

Rated R For Strong Bloody Violence, Brief Sexual Images, Language and Disturbing Behavior.
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. Also starring Robert De Niro.
Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Judy

Rated PG 13
Running time: 1 Hour, 58 Min.
Synopsis:
Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.
Genre: Drama, Music/Performing Arts

Last Christmas

Rated PG 13 For Language and Sexual Content
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom -- a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true. As the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Tom and Kate's growing attraction turns into the best gift of all -- a Yuletide romance.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Midway

Rated PG 13 For Sequences of War Violence, Language and Smoking
Running time: 2 Hours, 18 Min.
Synopsis:
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Genre: Drama, War, Action/Adventure, History

Motherless Brooklyn

Rated R For Some Sexual References, Language Throughout, Brief Drug Use and Violence
Running time: 2 Hours, 24 Min.
Synopsis:
Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) is a lonely private detective who doesn't let Tourette's syndrome stand in the way of his job. Gifted with a few clues and an obsessive mind, Lionel sets out to solve the murder of Frank Minna -- his mentor and only friend. Scouring the jazz clubs and slums of Brooklyn and Harlem, Essrog soon uncovers a web of secrets while contending with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city.
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Pain and Glory

Rated R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language
Running time: 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis:
Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Also starring Penélope Cruz and Asier Etxeandia.
Genre: Drama

Parasite

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content .
Running time: 2 Hours, 12 Min.
Synopsis:
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Playing with Fire

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 36 Min.
Synopsis:
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.
Genre: Comedy

Terminator: Dark Fate

Rated R For Language, Brief Nudity and Violence Throughout
Running time: 2 Hours, 8 Min.
Synopsis:
In Mexico City, a newly modified liquid Terminator -- the Rev-9 model (Gabriel Luna) -- arrives from the future to kill a young factory worker named Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes). Also sent back in time is Grace (MacKenzie Davis), a hybrid cyborg human who must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible robotic assassin. But the two women soon find some much-needed help from a pair of unexpected allies -- seasoned warrior Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and the T-800 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegge) .
Genre: Action, SciFi

The Addams Family

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 27 Min.
Synopsis:
Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.
Genre: Animation, Family

The Current War

Rated PG 13 for some disturbing/violent images, and thematic elements.
Running time: 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Synopsis:
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse -- the greatest inventors of the industrial age -- engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

The Lighthouse

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language
Running time: 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis:
There is enchantment in the light. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. This nautical tale of madness and dread, soaked in filthy glee, stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.
Genre: Horror, Drama

Zombieland: Double Tap

Rated R For Bloody Violence, Some Drug and Sexual Content and Language Throughout.
Running time: 1 Hour, 39 Min.
Synopsis:
Zombie slayers Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy