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', 'Stone' 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:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint)... Read More

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Morning Glory
PG-132010
Based on 38 critics

Newly hired as a producer on a national morning-news program called "Daybreak," Becky Fuller (Rachel... Read More

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Welcome to the Rileys
R2010
Based on 30 critics

Seeking refuge from his grief and crumbling marriage, a salesman (James Gandolfini) becomes a surrogate... Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Movie Poster
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
PG-132010
Based on 39 critics

Following a long prison term for insider trading, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the... Read More

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Unstoppable
PG-132010
Based on 34 critics

When a massive, unmanned locomotive roars out of control, the threat is more ominous than just a derailment.... Read More

The Town Movie Poster
The Town
R2010
Based on 42 critics

Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for... Read More

Due Date Movie Poster
Due Date
R2010
Based on 39 critics

Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) will be a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth in five... Read More

It's Kind of a Funny Story Movie Poster
It's Kind of a Funny Story
PG-132010
Based on 33 critics

Stressed by adolescence, 16-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health... Read More

I'm Still Here Movie Poster
I'm Still Here
R2010
Based on 33 critics

Director Casey Affleck follows Joaquin Phoenix as he carries out a plan to retire from acting and concentrate... Read More

The Social Network Movie Poster
The Social Network
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new... Read More

Hereafter Movie Poster
Hereafter
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Three people set out on a spiritual journey after death touches their lives in different ways. George... Read More

Howl Movie Poster
Howl
R2010
Based on 24 critics

Poet and cultural icon Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) is living in San Francisco in the mid '50s with... Read More

Fair Game Movie Poster
Fair Game
PG-132010
Based on 35 critics

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation... Read More

Stone Movie Poster
Stone
R2010
Based on 27 critics

Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) is just days from retirement and busy wrapping up the last... Read More

Red Movie Poster
Red
PG-132010
Based on 38 critics

After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles... Read More

127 Hours Movie Poster
127 Hours
R2010
Based on 38 critics

While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes... Read More

Love & Other Drugs Movie Poster
Love & Other Drugs
R2010
Based on 38 critics

Handsome pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) always has good luck with women. A chance... Read More

Catfish Movie Poster
Catfish
PG-132010
Based on 29 critics

When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot... Read More

Buried Movie Poster
Buried
R2010
Based on 29 critics

A civilian truck driver in Iraq, Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) falls victim to a band of insurgents. An... Read More

Easy A Movie Poster
Easy A
PG-132010
Based on 35 critics

Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive (Emma Stone), a clean-cut... Read More

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