For moviegoers, autumn traditionally signals a return to serious drama and relatively weighty subject matter after the popcorn-flavored fare of summer. And while we certainly have a decent slate of rock-solid dramas to look forward to this year (including 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'
and 'Fair Game'
), there's also a variety of other offerings: Two very different comedies starring Zach Galifianakis
, romantic comedies, thrillers with and without action, and films that may or may not be documentaries, to round things out.
Though no major theme dominates the season, a few minor ones are evident, namely directorial Afflecks (Casey
's debut and Ben
's return), movies involving Facebook, and, as previously noted, questionable docs. Plus James Franco
-- virtually a theme in himself these days -- taking on two demanding roles.
Here, in order of release date, are 20 fall movies we're really looking forward to:
Newly hired as a producer on a national morning-news program called "Daybreak," Becky Fuller (Rachel... Read More
When a massive, unmanned locomotive roars out of control, the threat is more ominous than just a derailment.... Read More
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for... Read More
Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) will be a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth in five... Read More
I'm Still Here
Director Casey Affleck follows Joaquin Phoenix as he carries out a plan to retire from acting and concentrate... Read More
Three people set out on a spiritual journey after death touches their lives in different ways. George... Read More
Poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) is living in San Francisco in the mid '50s with... Read More
Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation... Read More
Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) is just days from retirement and busy wrapping up the last... Read More
After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles... Read More
While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes... Read More
Love & Other Drugs
Handsome pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) always has good luck with women. A chance... Read More
When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot... Read More
A civilian truck driver in Iraq, Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) falls victim to a band of insurgents. An... Read More
Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive (Emma Stone), a clean-cut... Read More