Bending the Arc: The inspirational film centers on three Harvard medical students — Jim Kim (current president of the World Bank), Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl — who became pioneers of global health by inventing an international framework for fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS and Ebola. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.
Breathe: The film tells the true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish (played by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up after Robin is struck down by polio. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero.
Geostorm: The disaster film by Dean Devlin stars Gerard Butler as a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a massive storm caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites. Rated PG-13.
Goodbye Christopher Robin: The movie offers a glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Rated PG.
Human Flow: Artist and activist Ai Weiwei directed the documentary on the worldwide refugee crisis, traveling to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero.
Only The Brave: The action drama based on the elite crew of firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Arizona in June 2013, stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. Rated PG-13.
The Snowman: Michael Fassbender plays the leader of an elite detective squad who fears a dormant serial killer is back in action. Rated R.
Same Kind of Different as Me: Greg Kinnear plays art dealer Ron Hall, who at the behest of his wife (Renee Zellweger) and to save his marriage after she discovers he cheated on her, begins volunteering at a local shelter, where he befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou). Rated PG-13.
Surviving Peace: The documentary by Josef Avesar and Charles Fredricks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict argues that the two-state solution is untenable, and proposes a new approach to establishing peace; the filmmaker appears in Q&A sessions after 8 p.m. screenings Oct. 20-21. Not rated. At the Presidio.
Tom of Finland: The Finnish biopic, an Oscar entry for foreign film, describes how gay Finnish military officer Touko Laaksonen finds liberation through his art and in California after World War II; lead actor Pekka Strang is slated to appear after the 7 p.m. Oct. 21 screening. Not rated. At the Embarcadero.
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween: The 10th Madea comedy, a sequel to 2016’s Halloween movie, finds the gang on vacation in a campground with their family members, unaware that the grounds are haunted. Rated PG-13.