With premium television at its peak and new box-office offerings every week, streaming, watching and bingeing can get overwhelming.
Fortunately for you, Very Good Light has pulled together all of the must-see movies and TV shows for the fall starring our favorite guys. From Ben Platt to Yahya Abdul-Mateen, we’ve got you covered. Take out your blankets, get your sheet masks out, and get ready, set, watch!
Timothee Chalamet, 23
Where you’ll see him this fall: Opposite Robert Pattinson in Netflix’s The King (October 11) and in Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated Little Women adaptation, out Christmas Day (December 25)
Where you’ve seen him before: Call Me By Your Name (Oscar, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee), Lady Bird (SAG Award nominee), Beautiful Boy (Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee). Oh, also making out with girlfriend Lily-Rose Depp.
Next big thing: The lead role in a 2020 remake of the 1984 sci fi classic Dune and part of the star-studded ensemble in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.
Bet you didn’t know: He’s fluent in French and learned Italian for Call Me By Your Name.
Finn Wolfhard, 16
Where you’ll see him this fall: The animated Addams Family (October 11)
Where you’ve seen him before: Netflix’s Stranger Things (SAG Award winner), It, It Chapter Two, The Goldfinch
Next big thing: Stars in January’s The Turning, a modern retelling of classic horror novel The Turn of the Screw and continues his sci fi streak with next summer’s reboot, Ghostbusters 2020.
Bet you didn’t know: He’s in an indie rock band called Calpurnia.
Kelvin Harrison Jr., 25
Where you’ll see him this fall: Festival darling Waves (November 1) alongside Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown and Epix series Godfather of Harlem (September 29) with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker
Where you’ve seen him before: As Naomi Watts’ adopted son in Luce, in horror hit It Comes At Night and in Netfelix’s Oscar-nominated film Mudbound
Next big thing: Next year, he’ll appear in the star-studded music flick Covers, as well as The Photograph, co-starring LaKeith Stanfield
Bet you didn’t know: He studied piano and trumpet in high school and counts fellow New Orleans natives the Marsalis family among his musical mentors.
Harris Dickinson, 23
Where you’ll see him this fall: Alongside Angelina Jolie in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (October 18) and in Netflix’s current Dark Crystal remake series
Where you’ve seen him before: As John Paul Getty III in the FX series Trust
Next big thing: The King’s Man (2020), co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Matthew Goode
Bet you didn’t know: When his mother, sister and nieces visited him on the Maleficent set, they told him they were there to see just one person: Elle Fanning.
Diego Boneta, 28
Where you’ll see him this fall: Terminator: Dark Fate (November 1) with original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton and sci fi fantasy Starbright (November 28)
Where you’ve seen him before: As the lead in big-screen musical Rock of Ages, TV’s Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Scream Queens, Jane the Virgin and more
Next big thing: Video-game-to-screen Monster Hunter and Revenge Ride, both due next year
Bet you didn’t know: He’s been nominated for two Latin Grammys for his music.
Jacob Tremblay, 13
Where you’ll see him this fall: The Shining follow-up Doctor Sleep (November 8) with Ewan McGregor
Where you’ve seen him before: Good Boys, Oscar-nominated film Room, CBS’ Twilight Zone reboot and Wonder with screen mom Julia Roberts
Next big thing: He’ll play Flounder in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid
Bet you didn’t know: His work in Room made him the youngest best-supporting actor nominee in Screen Actors Guild Award history.
Lucas Hedges, 22
Where you’ll see him this fall: Waves (November 1) and Shia LeBeouf’s autobiographical Honey Boy (November 8)
Where you’ve seen him before: Plenty of prestige pictures: Oscar-nominated performance in Manchester by the Sea, Golden Globe-nominated performance in Boy Erased, Ben is Back with screen mom Julia Roberts, Oscar-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Oscar-nominated Lady Bird
Next big thing: Steven Soderbergh’s latest, Let Them All Talk with Meryl Streep and French Exit co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, both due next year
Bet you didn’t know: His screenwriter-director father Peter Hedges directed him in Ben Is Back, which he also wrote.
Noah Centineo, 23
Where you’ll see him this fall: The latest Charlie’s Angels (November 15) reboot with Kristen Stewart
Where you’ve seen him before: Hit Netflix teen rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with Lana Candor, Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Freeform’s The Fosters
Next big thing: Reprising his romantic role in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) and as He-Man in Masters of the Universe (2021)
Bet you didn’t know: You may recognize him from Camila Cabello’s Havana music video.
Noah Jupe, 14
Where you’ll see him this fall: Ford v. Ferrari (November 15) with Oscar-winning co-stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale and Shia LeBeouf’s autobiographical Honey Boy (November 8)
Where you’ve seen him before: John Krasinski’s horror hit A Quiet Place and TV’s Downton Abbey and Penny Dreadful
Next big thing: 2020’s highly anticipated sequel, A Quiet Place 2 and HBO miniseries The Undoing co-starring onscreen parents Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant
Bet you didn’t know: He’s co-starred with Ford v. Ferrari co-star Matt Damon before: in 2017’s Suburbicon.
Tom Holland, 23
Where you’ll see him this fall: Animated spy comedy Spies in Disguise (December 25) alongside Will Smith
Where you’ve seen him before: As web-slinging Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, lots of Marvel crossover movies, The Lost City of Z, The Impossible
Next big thing: More Spider-Man sequels and The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle with Robert Downey Jr. (2020),
Bet you didn’t know: His father Dominic Holland is a well-known stand-up comedian in their native England.
Henry Golding, 32
Where you’ll see him this fall: As elfin Emilia Clarke’s love interest in holiday rom-com Last Christmas (November 8)
Where you’ve seen him before: He made his movie debut in the history-making Crazy Rich Asians and was also in A Simple Favor with onscreen wife Blake Lively
Next big thing: Guy Ritchie’s latest, The Gentleman (2020), opposite Matthew McConaughey and as the title character in G.I. Joe franchise spinoff Snake Eyes (2020)
Bet you didn’t know: There’s a cool story behind his Jewish-sounding surname: “My grandfather during the war was in London and as the story goes, he was possibly adopted by a Jewish family by that name,” he explained in a 2018 interview.
Tunji Kasim, 30s
Where you’ll see him this fall: The CW’s new Nancy Drew series, premiering October 9, plus a film: The Kill Team (October 25) co-starring Alexander Skarsgård
Where you’ve seen him before: If you’re a theater buff, his stage résumé is long and impressive, including a run with the Royal Shakespeare Company; Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep; TV’s Shetland
Next big thing: Nancy Drew is his American television debut.
Bet you didn’t know: To research his character’s criminal past, Kasim worked with a group of reformed prisoners in LA.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, 33
Where you’ll see him this fall: HBO’s comic book adaptation Watchmen (premieres October 20), opposite Oscar winner Regina King
Where you’ve seen him before: In huge pop culture projects across TV and film, including Netflix’s Black Mirror, DC’s Aquaman, Jordan Peele’s Us and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale
Next big thing: He’ll play the title horror icon in 2020’s Candyman reboot.
Bet you didn’t know: The UC Berkeley alum is an architect by trade and worked as a city planner before attending the famous Yale School of Drama.
Ben Platt, 26
Where you’ll see him this fall: Netflix comedy The Politician (premiered September 27) with co-star Gwyneth Paltrow
Where you’ve seen him before: He originated the lead role in Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen, winning a Tony for his work in 2017. He’s also been in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, plus TV’s Will & Grace.
Next big thing: Currently filming Richard Linklater’s Broadway-inspired film Merrily We Roll Along with Beanie Feldstein.
Bet you didn’t know: Last year, he teamed up with Lin-Manuel Miranda for Found/Tonight, a Hamilton/Dear Evan Hansen mash-up song.
Kit Connor, 15
Where you’ll see him this fall: HBO’s His Dark Materials (premieres November 4), co-starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and James McAvoy
Where you’ve seen him before: Elton John biopic Rocketman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Ready Player One
Next big thing: His Dark Materials is Connor’s American television debut.
Bet you didn’t know: He’s got some real basketball moves – just check out his Instagram.