Summer blockbuster season is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that there are no more good movies coming out! Fall is full of some great movie choices. The following is the list of the top ten movies I want to see this fall.
10. Saw 3D: The Traps Come Alive (October 22)
October is the month of the year I love watching scary movies, and Saw 3D is coming out at the perfect time. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Cary Elwes, the movie follows Jigsaw’s survivors who seek help from a self-help mentor, who also happens to be one of Jigsaw’s former victims. I’m personally excited to see Cary Elwes return to the franchise, and though the 3D feels gimmicky and there are already many sequels to the original, Saw 3D could still be a fun adventure.
9. Alpha and Omega (September 17)
Alpha and Omega is one of only a few family friendly movies being released this fall. This movie has an all-star voice cast, with Justin Long, Hayden Pantierre, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, and Dennis Hopper. It follows Kate, an Alpha wolf, and Humphrey, an Omega wolf, who are trying to get home after being taken half way across the country. While it’s not my favorite of the family friendly releases coming out this fall, Alpha and Omega is still sure to have a few laughs.
8. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (September 24)
Starring Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Susan Sarandon, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street. Gordon Gekko is now out of jail, and already looking to return to his greedy ways. At first, I wasn’t that excited about this film – did the original really need a sequel? However, the idea has grown on me, and now I want to see if Gekko will finally prove that greed is good, or if he’s going to end up spending life in prison.
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (November 19)
It’s the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter franchise. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, this movie covers the first half of the final Harry Potter book. The fact that it had to be split into two movies shows that they’re trying to be as true to the book as possible, and this proves to be an epic ending to a franchise that people have invested so much time and adoration in.
6. Life As We Know It (October 8)
Starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, Life As We Know It follows a couple that can’t stand each other as they’re forced to care for a child together. I’m a big Katherine Heigl fan, and Life As We Know It looks to be a dramatic yet fun adventure. I’m slightly wary, however, because the “inheriting a child” plot is done often, as is the “odd couple” plot. However, I don’t think I’ve seen them both together, so this could still prove to be an interesting and original movie.
5. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (October 8)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story stars Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, and Emma Roberts. The movie follows Craig, a 16-year-old who checks himself into a mental institution, where an older patient, Bobby, becomes his mentor. It’s an original story that looks like it’ll play with my emotions often, which is absolutely my favorite kind of movie.
4. Tangled (November 24)
Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite fairy tale was Rapunzel, and I wondered why Disney never made that into a movie. They’re too late for my childhood, but they’re finally making the fairy tale a movie with Tangled, starring Mandy Moore and Nathan Greno. The title change alone makes me a little nervous about what they’ve done with my most beloved fairy tale, but at the same time, the child in me demands that I see the movie I’ve so patiently spent my life waiting for.
3. Easy A (September 17)
Starring Emma Stone, The Scarlet Letter gets a twist and brought into modern times in Easy A. The movie follows Olive, who pretends to have sex with boys to boost not only their popularity, but her own. It’s been awhile since there’s been a fun teen movie out, and Easy A looks to be one of the better ones that could possibly stand the test of time.
2. Due Date (November 5)
Starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey, Jr., Due Date follows Peter, a soon-to-be father, as he makes a cross-country trip to make it to see his child’s birth in time. He is of course hindered by the world’s worst passenger, Ethan. Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifinakis are great actors, and the movie features a “road trip” and “odd couple” plot – I’m predicting many laughs out of this comedy.
1. Megamind (November 5)
No one movie has an equally high potential of being epic as it does of sucking than Megamind. It has a high-profile all-star cast, including Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Tina Fey. It’s a story told from the point of view of a supervillain who has to make a tough choice. These elements not only have the potential for telling a great story – it has the potential to be awful. It’s a DreamWorks movie, and is unfortunate to be coming out after the successful Despicable Me, which also featured a supervillain protagonist – DreamWorks never does well when a movie with a similar plot comes out. Will Ferrell himself is a wild card – he’s never been in a mediocre film. They were either epically good, or epically horrible. However, Megamind has potential, and that can’t be ignored.
Fall may be a time for cooling off after the summer heat, but that doesn’t mean that the movies will. These ten movies prove that fall can also bring the heat, so call up your friends or family and get ready to enjoy these movies in theaters this fall.