3 September 2016
Though the summer blockbuster season ended recently, there are still many much-anticipated fall movies set to premiere.
While the summer months brings massive blockbusters, the fall season more often delivers the Academy-Award winning material. In this case, once September begins, there is no shortage of well-acted, well-directed dramas that provide the best Hollywood can deliver. Fortunately, for the average viewer, the fall season also provides more than a few crowd-pleasing flicks. Regardless of what style a person prefers, Fall 2016 has a number of options. Following these options, here are the top 5 films people should watch from the upcoming months.
Sully follows the real-life story of US Airways pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. Based on the biography of the man, Clint Eastwood directs the film with Tom Hanks as the lead. With this combination of notable talent combined with a dramatic real-life story, Sully should be one of the earliest films on the Oscar radar. Sully officially premieres on September 9.
4. Bridget Jones’s Baby
After years of no word, Bridget Jones’s Baby premiered its trailer to a long patient audience. With the previous sequel premiering in 2004, this movie comes after more than a decade of buildup. After this time, the movie follows Bridget Jones breaking up with her former love Mark Darcy. She eventually meets a new American suitor, prompting her to rethink her life. However, when she becomes pregnant, she must now discover which of the men could be the father. Bridget Jones’s Baby officially premieres September 16.
3. Birth of a Nation
Despite the controversy surrounding writer-director Nate Parker, Birth of a Nation remains one of the more anticipated fall movies in critical areas. The story follows the story behind Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1831 with Nate Parker playing the lead role. Already premiering in notable film festivals, the film itself developed a strong, positive following. With many comparing the film to Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, Birth of a Nation will likely gain recognition. Even with the controversy, this film remains a constantly-discussed movie on the horizon. Birth of a Nation officially premieres October 7.
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The largest blockbuster on the list, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ultimately returns to the Wizarding World introduced in the Harry Potter films. The movie follows a young Newt Scamander in 1926 America. After accidentally releasing a number of dangerous creatures to an unsuspecting populace, he must hunt them down before the authorities capture him. Directed by Harry Potter director David Yates and written by author J.K. Rowling, the film appears to be a clear companion of the famous series. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them officially premieres November 18.
Developed by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana became anticipated simply by default. In summary, the film follows Moana, a young navigator who partners with the legendary demigod Maui to find a fabled island. The movie also boasts the talent behind Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as songwriter. The latest film on the list, Moana is sure to usher in the winter season. Moana officially premieres November 23.
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