Normal people – and I use that phrase loosely – might have a “to do” list but when you’re a self-proclaimed film geek like myself that quickly turns into a “to see” list. So here we are, with one of the (arguably) best movie lineups I have seen all year. Refinery 29 put together a list of the top 30 films, but I’m also a realist so I took one for the team, watched all 30 trailers and picked the top five movies to see this fall, just for you. And the winners are…
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a must-see solely because I am so intrigued. If the trailer is any indication, it will be full of flashbacks and uniquely shows both main characters points of view. Plus, Jessica Chastain can do no wrong. Currently playing in theaters.
Indie Gone Bigscreen:
What do you get when you make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader fraternal twins in a dramatic indie film? Perfection, I’m guessing. I’ve been hearing about this film since Sundance back in January and am excited to see this Little Miss Sunshine meets Saturday Night Live flick. Add it to the calendar this weekend. Currently playing in theaters.
Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Bryne, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll… do I need to go on? This film will either exceed all expectations or be just another addictive star-studded film like He’s Just Not That Into You. Either way, I’m cool with it. Opens in theaters today!
Based on a True Story:
Whoa, guys. The Theory of Everything is a film about renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his battle against illness and his discoveries in his scientific work. It’s bound to be a thought-provoker and a tear-jerker. Bring the tissues. Opens in theaters Nov. 7
Close second: The Imitation Game opens Nov. 21
Page to Screen:
I still have yet to figure out how they are making the famous (or infamous, depending on who you talk to) Mockingjay into two films but The Hunger Games trilogy has yet to disappoint so you’ll find me in the theaters for this one opening weekend. Opens in theaters Nov. 21.
Runner-up: Gone Girl opens Oct. 3