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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 27, 2019; count = 27 titles.

New Movies This Week

Marriage Story

Rated R for language throughout and sexual references.
Running time: 2 Hours, 16 Min.
Synopsis:
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Queen & Slim

Rated R For Nudity, Brief Drug Use, Pervasive Language, Some Strong Sexuality and Violence.
Running time: 2 Hours, 12 Min.
Synopsis:
Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defense. Now labeled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.
Genre: Romance, Drama, Crime

The Irishman

Rated R for pervasive language and strong violence.
Running time: 3 Hours, 29 Min.
Synopsis:
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. Based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.
Genre: Crime drama, Biography

Current Movies

21 Bridges

Rated R For Violence and Language Throughout
Running time: 1 Hour, 39 Min.
Synopsis:
After uncovering a massive conspiracy, an embattled NYPD detective joins a citywide manhunt for two young cop killers. As the night unfolds, he soon becomes unsure of who to pursue -- and who's in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, authorities decide to take extreme measures by closing all of Manhattan's 21 bridges to prevent the suspects from escaping.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Action

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 47 Min.
Synopsis:
A jaded magazine writer learns about empathy, kindness and decency while preparing a profile of Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers.
Genre: Drama, Biography

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

Dark Waters

Rated PG 13 for thematic content, some disturbing images and strong language
Running time: 2 Hours, 6 Min.
Synopsis:
Based on the true story of a Cincinnati-based corporate defense attorney who winds up representing West Virginia farmers who believe their cattle and crops were poisoned by toxic waste dumped by DuPont in local landfills. Stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins.
Genre: Drama, Biography, History

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

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

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

Honey Boy

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material and drug use
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Min.
Synopsis:
When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as his guardian, and their contentious relationship is followed over a decade.
Genre: Drama

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

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

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 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

Waves

Rated R for language throughout, drug and alcohol use, some sexual content and brief violence-all involving teens.
Running time: 2 Hours, 15 Min.
Synopsis:
The epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport