Must See Films this season
With summer behind us, we wave goodbye to blockbuster season and say hello to some compelling dramas and intense thrillers hitting our screens this Autumn! From the return of Robert Pattinson, to Matthew McConaughey risking his life to save humanity, there’s something for every Jane!
Here are Average Janes top 10 must see films this Autumn…
RELEASE DATE 5 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Lance Reddick
New hottie on the scene Dan Stevens (although you may recognise a cleaner cut version of him from Downton Abbey!) plays David Collins, a steely-eyed soldier recently discharged from the war in Afghanistan. Collins goes to the family home of his fallen comrade Caleb Peterson to fulfil a promise he made to him. He is welcomed into their house, however a sinister chain of events leads Caleb’s sister Anna to question whether David is who he says he is…
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
RELEASE DATE 5 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Based on the 2011 novel of the same name, this mystery thriller promises to be one of the most intense films you’ll see this Autumn! Following a car accident Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) loses all memory of the traumatic incident. Years later, terrifying new truths begin to emerge leading her to question everything about her life.
RELEASE DATE 12 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
Winner of the Queer Palm award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, this British drama film depicts the real-life story of a group of LBGT activists who raised money to help families affected by the UK miner’s strike in 1984. It promises to be a heart-warming tale of humanity and compassion, with a lot of laughs to be had throughout.
MAPS TO THE STARS
RELEASE DATE 26 SEPTEMBER
The Talent: Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack
RPatz is back on our screens, REJOICE! He plays a limo driver and struggling actor in Maps To The Stars, a film about the plight of two former child-stars from the entertainment industry and the damaging effects it, as a whole, has on Western civilization.
RELEASE DATE 3 OCTOBER
The Talent: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
The long awaited film adaptation to the hugely popular best-selling novel is finally coming to our screens! There are no words to describe our excitement for this film. David Fincher (Se7en, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directs a whodunit tale, as Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) falls under suspicion when his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing.
Watch the trailer here.
RELEASE DATE 17 OCTOBER
The Talent: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Although we are a little upset to not be seeing Robert Downey Jr in his Ironman attire, we will get to see him looking rather dapper in a suit instead! He plays Henry Palmer, a successful lawyer who returns home to find his estranged father Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Henry defends his father in court against a prosecutor who is determined to place his Joseph behind bars.
RELEASE DATE 7 NOVEMBER
The Talent: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
All you really need to know to be sold on this sci-fi epic is that it is directed by Christopher Nolan, who brought us Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises…need we say more!? Okay, it features an absolutely insane ensemble cast with one of our favourite actors, Matthew McConaughey at it’s helm. If that hasn’t persuaded you, we don’t know what will!
THE IMITATION GAME
RELEASE DATE 14 NOVEMBER
The Talent: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
The Imitation Game is historical drama film about the life of British Mathematician Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code that helped the allies win World War II. He was later criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. If nothing else, the film will be a fitting tribute to this brilliant and yet cruelly wronged hero.
THE HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY PART 1
RELEASE DATE 21 NOVEMBER
The Talent: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
We are struggling to contain our excitement for this! Mockingjay Part 1 is the first of two cinematic parts based on the final book within The Hunger Games Trilogy. The story leads on from Catching Fire as we see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) become a reluctant hero and a symbol of hope for the nation of Panem following her escape from the Third Quarter Quell. So Katniss, all there is left to say is…may the odds be ever in your favour.
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2
RELEASE DATE 28 NOVEMBER
The Talent: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day
Sometimes sequels don’t work, but we have high hopes for this one! Nick (Jason Bateman) Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) are back and this time they decide to launch their own business, but a savvy investor appears to take them down. Expect lots of laughs and of course some more of Jennifer Aniston at her raunchiest!
So there we have it, our top film picks for this Autumn! What do you think? Have we missed any you are looking forward to see? Let us know! @tweetjanes