This season marks the arrival of many of the big “important” movies that will be garnering a lot of Oscar talk, but it’s also a time for diverse cinematic experiences for a variety of audiences, such as “Gold,” “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” or “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Here are the movies you need to know about this winter.

'Underworld: Blood Wars’ (Jan. 6)

Not to sound like a broken record, but
Not to sound like a broken record, but here it is, the fifth film in the "Underworld" franchise. Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, who is the midst of a lycan and vampire war. (Credit: Larry Horricks)

‘Monster Trucks’ (Jan. 13)

Much more interesting than anything in this CGI-filled
Much more interesting than anything in this CGI-filled action flick about a blob-ish creature living in and controlling a monster truck is the fact that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Viacom is taking a "write-down of $115 million" as the film is expected to bomb. Ooof. (Credit: Paramount Pictures / Kimberley French)

‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ (Jan. 20)

Vin Diesel returns to the franchise he started
Vin Diesel returns to the franchise he started way back in 2002 as Xander Cage (he skipped the 2005 sequel "State of the Union," which starred Ice Cube). Here, he's coming out of exile to take on new villain Xiang (Donnie Yen). (Credit: George Kraychyk)

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‘Split’ (Jan. 20)

Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan once again tries to
Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan once again tries to come out of his years-long cinematic slump with this thriller about three teen girls who are taken by a man with 24 personalities. Starring James McAvoy, Kim Director, Haley Lu Richardson and Anya Taylor-Joy (Credit: Universal Pictures)

‘Gold’ (Jan. 27)

Edgar Ramirez and Matthew McConaughey play a duo
Edgar Ramirez and Matthew McConaughey play a duo searching for gold in an Indonesian jungle in this film, based on a true story. Directed by Stephen Gaghan and also starring Toby Kebbell and Corey Stoll. (Credit: Patrick Brown)

‘Bastards’ (Jan. 27)

Twin brothers set out to find their real
Twin brothers set out to find their real dad, whom their mother said was dead, in this comedy from longtime cinematographer Lawrence Sher, making his directorial debut. Starring Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw. (Credit: Daniel McFadden)

‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ (Jan. 27)

Broken record time again: Here it is, the
Broken record time again: Here it is, the sixth film in the "Resident Evil" franchise. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, who has to save the world and stuff. (Credit: Ilze Kitshoff)

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ (Jan. 27)

A dog explores his existence over several lifetimes
A dog explores his existence over several lifetimes in this Lasse Hallstrom film starring Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad as the voice of the dog. Based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron. (Credit: Joe Lederer)

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‘Rings’ (Feb. 3)

This new installment in the
This new installment in the "Rings" franchise further complicates the mythology. Starring Aimee Teegarden, Vincent D'Onofrio and Johnny Galecki. (Credit: Paramount Pictures / Quantrell Colbert)

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ (Feb. 3)

This documentary is built on an unfinished memoir
This documentary is built on an unfinished memoir manuscript, called "Remember This House," from the late writer and activist James Baldwin. By documentarian Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. (Credit: Magnolia Pictures)

‘Renegades’ (Feb. 3)

A renegade team of Navy SEALs goes in
A renegade team of Navy SEALs goes in search of lost Nazi gold in a lake in Bosnia in this action film starring Sullivan Stapleton and J.K. Simmons. (Credit: EuropaCorpe / Reiner Bajo)

‘The Space Between Us’ (Feb. 3)

Asa Butterfield plays the first human born on
Asa Butterfield plays the first human born on Mars as he makes his first trip to Earth. Also starring Britt Robertson and Carla Gugino. (Credit: STX Entertainment)

‘Collide’ (Feb. 3)

This action thriller featuring two actors who seem
This action thriller featuring two actors who seem to rarely say no to a role -- Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley -- follows an American backpacking in Europe who gets caught up in a drug smuggling ring. Also starring Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult. (Credit: Open Road Films)

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‘The Comedian’ (Feb. 3)

Robert De Niro plays a comedian who gets
Robert De Niro plays a comedian who gets a second lease on life, as well as a much younger girlfriend (Leslie Mann), in this Taylor Hackford comedy. This is the wide release after a one-week run beginning Dec. 2. (Credit: Alison Cohen Rosa)

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ (Feb. 10)

Spinning off of the blockbuster 2014 film
Spinning off of the blockbuster 2014 film "The Lego Movie," the Dark Knight mini-figure voiced by Will Arnett gets his own awesome film with a stellar voice cast that features Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes and Alfred, Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. Anyone want to take bets that this will be the best "Batman" movie to come out in the next few years? (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ (Feb. 10)

Keanu Reeves returns as the former hitman in
Keanu Reeves returns as the former hitman in this action-thriller franchise, where he is joined by his "Matrix" co-star Laurence Fishburne and a ton of guns. (Credit: Niko Tavernise)

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ (Feb. 10)

In this steamy sequel, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and
In this steamy sequel, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) continue their torrid romance, while she deals with his past lovers. (Credit: Universal Studios / Doane Gregory)

‘The Great Wall’ (Feb. 17)

Matt Damon stars in this fantasy epic about
Matt Damon stars in this fantasy epic about monsters attacking China at the Great Wall. Also starring Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe, and directed by award-winning director Yimou Zhang. (Credit: Universal Pictures / Jasin Boland)

‘A Cure for Wellness’ (Feb. 17)

Dane DeHaan is an executive tasked with getting
Dane DeHaan is an executive tasked with getting his company's CEO from a wellness center in the Swiss Alps, which is not all that it seems to be, of course. Directed by Gore Verbinski. (Credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

‘A United Kingdom’ (Feb. 17)

This biopic follows the life of Botswana's Prince
This biopic follows the life of Botswana's Prince Seretse Khama, who married a white British woman in the 1940s. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. (Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

‘Get Out’ (Feb. 24)

Jordan Peele writes and directs this horror film
Jordan Peele writes and directs this horror film about a black man who visits his white girlfriend's family home, which is cursed. Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford. (Credit: Universal Pictures)