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Current Movies in Cinemas With Audio Description

The following is a list of movies AUDIO DESCRIBED IN ENGLISH 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. Additions to this list are posted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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. And you will find movie reviews which include reviews of the quality of the audio description at Live in the UK? Visit the YourLocalCinema website.

LAST TITLE UPDATE: Jul 28, 2023; count = 16 titles.


Vicki is on leave until October, so this page will not be updated until she returns.

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1 Hour, 54 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for suggestive references and brief language.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Description:Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence.Trivia: According to Ryan Gosling, he accepted the role of Ken after seeing his daughter's Ken doll lying face down in the mud next to a squished lemon. He then took a shot of the doll and lemon and sent it to Greta Gerwig, saying, "I shall be your Ken, his story must be told."Kate McKinnon's Barbie in the film is a humorous nod to the kind of rough play to which a child could subject their Barbie doll. The stains on her face are from marker and her messy haircut is a result of a child butchering their doll's hair with scissors.


1 Hour, 28 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for horror violence and some language
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Description:Horror strikes when an eight-year-old boy named Peter tries to investigate the mysterious knocking noises that are coming from inside the walls of his house and a dark secret that his sinister parents kept hidden from him. Inspired by the short story "The Telltale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.


1 Hour, 50 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Description:The film journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

Haunted Mansion

2 Hours, 2 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some thematic elements and scary action.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Description: A single mom named Gabbie hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest and a historian to help exorcise her newly bought mansion after discovering it is inhabited by ghosts.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

2 Hours, 34 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, language and smoking
Genre: Action, Adventure
Description:Experience the return of legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in the fifth installment of this beloved swashbuckling series of films. Finding himself in a new era, approaching retirement, Indy wrestles with fitting into a world that seems to have outgrown him. But as the tentacles of an all-too-familiar evil return in the form of an old rival, Indy must don his hat and pick up his whip once more to make sure an ancient and powerful artifact doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Insidious: The Red Door

1 Hour, 47 Min.
Rated: R for violence, terror, frightening images, strong language and suggestive references.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Description:The Lamberts must go deeper into The Further than ever before to put their demons to rest once and for all.The movie marks the return of Lambert family since Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), after that Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) and Insidious: The Last Key (2018) are prequels set before Insidious (2010).

Joy Ride

1 Hour, 34 Min.
Rated: R for strong and crude sexual content, language throughout, drug content and brief graphic nudity.
Genre: Comedy
Description:From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians, JOY RIDE stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Oscar© nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey's (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo's eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

2 Hours, 43 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some language and suggestive material.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Description:Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must track down a dangerous weapon before it falls into the wrong hands.

No Hard Feelings

1 Hour, 43 Min.
Rated: R for sexual content, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use.
Genre: Comedy
Description:Jennifer Lawrence's character portrays the "ne'er-do-well" who answers a Craigslist ad that was placed to hire a date for an introverted and socially awkward teen boy (Andrew Barth Feldman), by his mother and father, who also just so happens to be preparing for college soon.


3 Hours
Rated: R for some sexuality, nudity and language.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Description:The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.Trivia:In order for the Black & White sections of the movie to be shot in the same quality as the rest of the film, Kodak developed the first ever B&W film stock for Imax.

Sound of Freedom

2 Hours, 11 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for thematic content involving sex trafficking, violence, language, sexual references, some drug references and smoking throughout.
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Description:Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy's sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

Spider Man: Across the Spider-Verse

2 Hours, 16 Min.
Rated: PG for sequences of animated action violence, some language and thematic elements.
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Description:Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar©-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

Talk to Me

1 Hour, 34 Min.
Rated: R for strong/bloody violent content, some sexual material and language throughout.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Description:When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and opens the door to the spirit world forcing them to choose who to trust: the dead or the living.

The Baker

1 Hour, 44 Min.
Rated: R for violence, language and some drug use.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Description:"The Baker" centers on a quiet, solitary man whose estranged son suddenly comes back into his life with a granddaughter he never knew existed. When his son disappears on a shady business opportunity, the baker must do everything he can to find his son and protect his granddaughter from the mob hitmen sent to find her.

Theater Camp

1 Hour, 32 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some strong language and suggestive/drug references.
Genre: Comedy
Description:As summer rolls around again, kids are gathering from all over to attend AdirondACTS, a scrappy theater camp in upstate New York that's a haven for budding performers. After its indomitable founder Joan (Amy Sedaris) falls into a coma, her clueless "crypto-bro" son Troy (Jimmy Tatro) is tasked with keeping the thespian paradise running. With financial ruin looming, Troy must join forces with Amos (Ben Platt), Rebecca-Diane (Molly Gordon), and their band of eccentric teachers to come up with a solution before the curtain rises on opening night.

The Little Mermaid

2 Hours, 15 Min.
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Description:The youngest of King Triton's daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.Note: Asteroid City and Past Lives are still playing at the Amherst Cinema.