With fall almost upon us and the dread of classes, colder weather, and too much pumpkin spice begins to lurk, we know we can find solace in the box office.
These 20 films are as refreshing as your last taste of that iced beverage you’ll have right before the temperature drops. Basically, these films are gonna make for a really great fall. These 20 films will surely have you wanting to ditch syllabus week for the theaters:
It (September 8)
This anticipated remake of the 90s cult-classic adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel is sure to send chills down your spine, the trailer is enough to give us the creeps.
mother! (September 15)
The trailer for this upcoming psychological thriller featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem leaves you with more questions than answers, staying true to director Darren Aronofsky’s style. If this film is anything like Aronofsky’s Black Swan, we are truly in for a treat.
Battle of the Sexes (September 22)
A lighthearted take on the iconic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, this film seems to take a deeper look at the lives of King and Riggs as they attempted to challenge and represent gender roles for generations to come.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22)
This sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service seems promising in its deliverance of the balancing act that is comedy and action. Featuring its usual British wit and the striking good looks of Taron Egerton, director Matthew Vaughn’s first sequel to his name will surely bring in the big box-office bucks next month at the theaters.
Woodshock (September 22)
The directorial debut of fashion designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy features Kristen Dunst in her most haunting role. It tells of a young woman battling emotional turmoil and the effects of a reality altering drug. Good thing creepy avant-garde filmmaking is right up our alley.
Stronger (September 22)
This inspirational tale of a man who lost his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 will hit home for many. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in one of the many films that will require a stack of tissues this season.
Flatliners (September 29)
A remake of a 1990 film of the same title, Flatliners follows five medical students who experiment with life after death, but what they don’t know is that death bites back. This thriller seems gripping to say the least with its dark twists and turns that will keep its viewers on the edge of their seat.
American Made (September 29)
Because we love Tom Cruise as a pilot, why not once more for old time’s sake? Cruise plays an unscrupulous pilot who starts drug running for both the CIA and South American drug cartels in the 1980s. It’s been said this film is for fans of the show Narcos, which seems to cover a wide demographic, so basically, this movie has something for everyone.
The Mountain Between Us (October 6)
This movie is exactly what we need this fall to keep things interesting within the sea of overly exhausted superhero franchise films. Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers, the beautiful and talented Idris Elba and Kate Winslet must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Genuine storytelling at its finest, take that Marvel.
Blade Runner 2049 (October 6)
This neo-noir sci-fi film is a sequel to the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (who reprised his role as Rick Deckard). Fans of the original await its release and newcomers will rejoice in its attention to detail with its futuristic atmosphere, phenomenal cinematography, and one-of-a-kind soundtrack.
Happy Death Day (October 13)
With Halloween just around the corner, this horror film sees a college student reliving the day of her birthday and murder as she tries to figure out her killer’s identity. With enough jump scares and laughs to keep everyone interested, this could be the next best horror film of 2017.
Breathe (October 13)
Since Andrew Garfield is one of the most charming men in Hollywood right now, who better to portray the adventurous Robin Cavendish, a 28 year old man who won’t let his contraction of polio hold him back. With the help of his wife, he devotes his life to helping other’s who suffer from the paralyzing disease.
Marshall (October 13)
This biopic thriller depicts the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the first cases of his early career. Appropriately timed considering the current political climate, this film will serve as a powerful reminder of where our views should stand.
Goodbye Christopher Robin (October 13)
This bittersweet story captures a behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Let yourself be taken over by nostalgia this fall with this lovely tale.
The Snowman (October 20)
Another creepy horror film just in time for Halloween is The Snowman, which puts a nightmarish spin on the classic story of Frosty the Snowman. Get ready for all kinds of chills as this sleepy winter town is shaken by the disappearance of a woman and an ominous snowman figure.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (October 27)
From the works of Yorgos Lanthimos brought us the Academy Award nominated film The Lobster, Colin Farrell returns as Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart as the behavior of the teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. Lanthimos recharges his creepy, and clinical theatrical style to deliver a truly intuitive feature.
My Friend Dahmer (November 3)
The origin story of one of the most dangerous serial killers in history, Jeffery Dahmer, isn’t a slasher film at all, but an insightful look at this troubled teen years that begs the question: why did he do what he did? And maybe sometimes the nature vs. nurture argument just isn’t enough.
Murder on the Orient Express (November 10)
Critics are calling Murder on the Orient Express “Clue on a train,” and with a cast this renowned, I’m hoping they’re right. This is a classic “whodunit,” with a little more shine and polish. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, a lavish train ride through Europe quickly turns into a stylish yet suspenseful murder mystery as the thirteen riders attempt to find the killer among them.
Molly’s Game (November 22)
The true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Starring the gorgeous Jessica Chastain, this Oscar contender is a must see this fall.
Call Me by Your Name (November 24)
In 1983 Nothern Italy, a young Italian and an American student fall for each other as they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them. Starring a swoon-worthy Armie Hammer, this indie flick will have you wishing for a secret love of your own.