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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:  Jan 24, 2020; count = 20 titles.

New Movies This Week

The Gentleman

Rated R For Sexual References, Language Throughout, Drug Content and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 53 Min.
Synopsis:
Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is an American expatriate who became rich by building a marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes from those who want his fortune.
Genre: Comedy, Action

The Last Full Measure

Rated R For War Violence and Language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 50 Min.
Synopsis:
The true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Christopher Plummer), a USAF Pararescue medic who saved over sixty men in the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division before making the ultimate sacrifice in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. Also stars Jeremy Irvine (as the younger Pitsenbarger,) William Hurt, Ed Harris, Diane Ladd, Samuel L. Jackson & Peter Fonda.
Genre: War, Drama

The Turning

Rated PG 13 For Some Suggestive Content, Disturbing Images, Brief Strong Language, Terror and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Synopsis:
A young nanny uncovers dark secrets while caring for two disturbed orphans at a haunted Maine mansion.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Current Movies

1917

Rated R For Some Disturbing Images, Language and Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 59 Min.
Synopsis:
During World War I, two British soldiers -- Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake -- receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades -- including Blake's own brother.
Genre: War, History, Drama

Bad Boys for Life

Rated R For Strong Bloody Violence, Language Throughout, Sexual References, and Brief Drug Use
Running time: 2 Hours, 4 Min.
Synopsis:
Old-school cops Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) team up with an elite unit to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.
Genre: Comedy, Action

Bombshell

Rated R for sexual material and language throughout.
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis:
When Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.
Genre: Drama

Clemency

Rated R for some disturbing material, and language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 52 Min.
Synopsis:
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
Genre: Drama

Dolittle

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 46 Min.
Synopsis:
Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Adventure

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

Frozen II

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 43 Min.
Synopsis:
Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.
Genre: Animated, Family, Musical, Adventure, Comedy

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

Jumanji: The Next Level

Rated PG 13 for Adventure action, Suggestive content and some language.
Running time: 2 Hours, 3 Min.
Synopsis:
When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken -- and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there's more obstacles and more danger to overcome.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Just Mercy

Rated PG 13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
Running time: 2 Hours, 16 Min.
Synopsis:
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.
Genre: Crime, Drama

Knives Out

Rated PG 13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material
Running time: 2 Hours, 10 Min.
Synopsis:
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Comedy

Like A Boss

Rated R For Crude Sexual Material, Language and Drug Use.
Running time: 1 Hour, 23 Min.
Synopsis:
Best friends Mia and Mel run their own cosmetics company -- a business they built from the ground up. But they're also in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a buyout offer from an industry titan proves too tempting to pass up. The beauty business is now about to get ugly as the proposal puts Mia and Mel's lifelong friendship to the ultimate test.
Genre: Comedy

Little Women

Rated PG
Running time: 2 Hours, 15 Min.
Synopsis:
Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Stars Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep.
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Spies in Disguise

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 42 Min.
Synopsis:
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.
Genre: Animated, Family, Comedy, Adventure.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Rated PG 13 for scifi violence and action.
Running time: 2 Hours, 22 Min.
Synopsis:
When it's discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order's plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure.

Uncut Gems

Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.
Running time: 2 Hours, 15 Min.
Synopsis:
A charismatic jeweler (Adam Sandler) makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime Drama.

Underwater

Rated PG 13 For Terror, Sci-Fi Action and Brief Strong Language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 35 Min.
Synopsis:
Mysterious creatures terrorize crew members aboard a research station located seven miles below the surface of the ocean.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller