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14 Films To Look Out For This Fall

It’s September, which means school has started, summer is coming to a close, and the Toronto International Film Festival has taken over the city. With films like Bohemian Rhapsody, The Hate U Give, and Mid90s making their way onto the TIFF big screen, we can’t help but look forward to a solid season of movie entertainment.

Check out our list below of films to look forward to this Fall.

The Predator

Release date: September 14

Shane Black’s The Predator comes as the fourth installment in the Predator series (not including the Alien vs. Predator films) and served up a violent, gut-filled trailer earlier this year. Though it’s been receiving mixed reviews, the film is highly-anticipated if not solely based off the fact that Black has actively spoken out about the efforts he’s put into this movie. We’re all curious to see the final cut.

Hold The Dark

Release date: September 28

Starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, and Saulnier muse Macon Blair, Hold the Dark is an upcoming thriller directed by Jeremy Saulnier — the same person behind 2016’s horror/thriller Green Room. This time around, Saulnier flexes his thriller genius to explore the story of a man who is hired to find a couple’s missing kid, only to discover the true horrors that lie in the wilderness.

A Star Is Born

Release date: October 4

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut sits as the fourth remake of a classic film. Starring Cooper and Lady Gaga, A Star is Born tells the story of the emotional journey two musicians take together. Gaga plays an aspiring young singer who falls for a musician who is struggling to hold onto his career. This love story also apparently draws upon its predecessors in a tasteful way — Cooper’s directorial debut is expected to be a hit.


Release date: October 4

Sony’s next foray into Marvel territory stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who transforms into Venom, an amorphous alien-like creature. The movie is being produced in association with Marvel, but exists outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s own series of films based on Marvel characters. Hardy has already signed on for two sequels, so the studio is expecting big things from this franchise.

The Kindergarten Teacher

Release date: October 12

Maggie Gyllenhaal is already receiving acclaim for her role as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher who is great at her job but is largely unsatisfied by her life. After discovering that a boy in her class might be a poetry prodigy, she sets her sights on moulding his talent into what she believes it could become, while also straddling the line between professionalism and inappropriate involvement in the child’s life.


Release date: October 19

All hail Jamie Lee Curtis! David Gordon Green’s new Halloween serves as a direct sequel to its 1978 original. Set 40 years after Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) initial encounter with Michael Myers, Curtis has returned to star and also kick butt in this film as she attempts to rid Myers of her life once and for all. If that isn’t nostalgic enough for you, John Carpenter himself co-composed the score to the upcoming slasher film.

The Hate U Give

Release date: October 19

Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg and tells the story of a young black woman faced with the realities of police violence and brutality against people of colour after witnessing her friend get killed by an officer. Directed by George Tillman Jr, the film also stars Russell Hornsby as Starr Carter’s (Stenberg) father as it explores the bond between a father and daughter, as well as the coming of age of a young woman fighting for change.


Release date: October 19

Jonah Hill’s directorial debut has been taking TIFF audiences by surprise. This coming-of-age film tells the story of Stevie (played by Sunny Suljic), a boy growing up in the 90s in LA. He spends his summer running between a rough home life and a group of friends who love to skateboard. Apparently inspired by films Kids and This is England, the soundtrack to this film alone is going to worth the listen.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Release date: October 23

Perhaps the most anticipated film of this year is Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic that tells the story of Queen. Starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is headed for an emotional premiere at London’s SSE Arena, which was originally known as Wembley Stadium, famous for being the venue that hosted Queen’s Live Aid show in 1985.


Release date: October 26

Ever since we learned that Thom Yorke would be composing the score to this remake of a 1977 Italian horror film we’ve been anticipating its release. Coming out of Amazon Studios and directed by Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria tells the story of a young ballerina in the late 70s who travels to a prestigious dance school just after a student there mysteriously goes missing.


Release date: November 16

Widows is the brainchild of director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). This highly-anticipated heist film tells the story of a group of widows (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo) who step up to finish the job their husbands couldn’t. This star-studded cast also includes Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.

Creed II

Release date: November 21

Creed II is an upcoming film written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker. The film serves as the eighth instalment in the Rocky series and stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, who is determined to avenge his father by beating the son of Ivan Drago.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Release date: November 30

Written and directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), If Beale Street Could Talk is one of the most-anticipated films of this year. The movie stars Kiki Layne as Clementine “Tish” Rivers, a young woman who is tries to clear her husband’s name (played by Stephan James) before the birth of her child.

Under the Silver Lake

Release date: December 7

Under the Silver Lake is a neo-noir film directed by David Robert Mitchell, who first received acclaim for directing 2014’s horror hit It Follows. The movie stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a young man that’s determined to find a woman he has fallen in love with after she mysteriously abandons her home one night.

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