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Current Movies With Audio Description

The following is a list of audio described movies now playing in USA local cinemas.  It is created weekly from a Newsletter distributed by Vicki Vogt and the Bay State Council of the Blind.  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 List.

To learn more about AD in cinema, see our Audio Description in Movie Theaters page, or specifically Headsets for AD in Movie Theaters.  Listen also to this podcast:  Enjoying the Movies After Vision Loss with Audio Description.

LAST TITLE UPDATE:  Mar 13, 2020; count = 22 titles.   Typically updated on Fridays.

NOTICE:  Because most movie theaters are closed due to the Coronavirus, this list will not be updated until the theaters reopen.  New movies are often being released directly to streaming services.

Movies Current When The Theaters Closed

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

Big Time Adolescence

Rated R for drug content, alcohol use, pervasive language, and sexual references - all involving teens
Running time: 1 Hour, 30 Min.
Synopsis:
A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke (Pete Davidson), an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry as he teaches nontraditional life lessons in drug dealing, partying, and dating, while Mo's well-meaning dad (Jon Cryer) tries to step in and take back the reins of his son's upbringing.
Genre: Comedy

Birds of Prey

Rated R For Some Sexual and Drug Material, Language Throughout and Strong Violence.
Running time: 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis:
It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women -- Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.
Genre: Adventure, Action

Bloodshot

Rated PG 13 For Language, Intense Sequences of Violence and Some Suggestive Material.
Running time: 1 Hour, 49 Min.
Synopsis:
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he's an unstoppable force -- stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn't know what's real and what's not -- but he's on a mission to find out.
Genre: Fantasy, Action

Brahms: The Boy II

Rated PG 13 for violence, terror, brief strong language and thematic elements.
Running time: 1 Hour, 26 Min.
Synopsis:
Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms.
Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Emma

Rated PG
Running time: 2 Hours, 4 Min.
Synopsis:
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Genre: Comedy

First Cow

Rated PG 13 for strong language
Running time: 2 Hours, 2 Min.
Synopsis:
Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner's prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.
Genre: Drama

Greed

Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use.
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
After a damaging public inquiry, a billionaire's image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicized and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Hope Gap

Rated PG 13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language.
Running time: 1 Hour, 40 Min.
Synopsis:
The intimate, intense and loving story of Hope Gap charts the life of Grace (Annette Bening), shocked to learn her husband (Bill Nighy) is leaving her for another after 29 years of marriage, and the ensuing emotional fallout the dissolution has on their only grown son (Josh O’Connor). Unraveled and feeling displaced in her small seaside town, Grace ultimately regains her footing and discovers a new, powerful voice.
Genre: Drama

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

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

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

Onward

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 43 Min.
Synopsis:
Two sibling elves embark on a quest to discover if there is any magic left in the world.
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Fantasy, Family, Adventure

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Rated R for some nudity and sexuality
Running time: 2 Hours, 11 Min.
Synopsis:
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
Genre: Drama, Romance

Sonic the Hedgehog

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 39 Min.
Synopsis:
Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend -- a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure

The Call of the Wild

Rated PG
Running time: 1 Hour, 45 Min.
Synopsis:
Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure

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 Hunt

Rated R For strong bloody violence, and language throughout.
Running time: 1 Hour, 30 Min.
Synopsis:
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen... for a very specific purpose... The Hunt. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of globalist elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites' master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters' game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar (R) winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Comedy & Action

The Invisible Man

Rated R For Some Strong Bloody Violence and Language
Running time: 2 Hours, 4 Min.
Synopsis:
After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.
Genre: Horror, Thriller

The Way Back

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references.
Running time: 1 Hour, 48 Min.
Synopsis:
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) was a basketball phenom in high school but forfeited his bright future. Years later he gets the chance to take back his life when he is asked to coach the struggling basketball team at his alma mater.
Genre: Drama, Sports

Wendy

Rated PG 13 for brief violent/bloody images
Running time: 1 Hour, 52 Min.
Synopsis:
Lost on a mysterious island, a girl fights to save her family, her freedom and the joyous spirit of youth.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy