Movies You Must Watch This Fall


20th Century Fox

Joanna, Editor

After the craziness of summer blockbusters, fall is a great time for any movie lover. The September to December movie season offers up drama, action, and comedy peppered with breakthrough performances by actors hoping to grab an Oscar in the spring. Below are five movies not to miss.

  1. Gone Girl

Based on the best selling novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” tells the haunting story of the destruction of the seemingly perfect marriage of Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Nick and Amy are a happy, attractive couple who live in a nice house in the suburbs and appear to have it all. However, their fairytale life is rattled when Amy suddenly goes missing on their fifth anniversary. Quickly, Nick’s odd behavior and constant lies regarding his beautiful wife’s disappearance causes rising suspicions from his friends, the media, and the police. After watching the chilling trailer, you will be asking yourself the same question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Those of you who read the thrilling novel and were disappointed with the ending will be in luck – Gillian Flynn has rewritten the entire ending for the film.

U.S. Release Date: 3 October

Japanese Release Date: 12 December


  1. Mockingjay Part 1

If you are a fan of “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins, you are most likely thrilled for the third installment in the insanely popular blockbuster that is the Hunger Games. Unlike the book, “Mockingjay” will be split into two parts: “Mockingjay Part 1”, coming out this November, and “Mockingjay Part 2”, coming out next November, 2015. “Mockingjay Part 1” picks up where Catching Fire left off – Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has escaped the Third Quarter Quell and has become a hero and a symbol of hope for the oppressed people of Panem. Katniss is living underground in District 13, and she is the driving force and face of the rebellion against President Snow and the Capitol.

U.S. Release Date: 21 November

Japaneses Release Date: Not yet available


  1. This Is Where I Leave You

Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, “This Is Where I Leave You” is a family dramedy with a hilarious cast. Jason Bateman plays Judd Altman, who hits rock bottom when he walks in on his wife cheating on him with his boss. To make matters worse, Judd’s father has just died and his last wish was for his family to spend seven days under the same roof. Judd is forced to return to his childhood home and reconnect with his four siblings (played by Tina Fey, Corey Stall, and Adam Driver), and his over-sharing mother (Jane Fonda). “This Is Where I Leave You” is a heartwarming, hysterical story about family, friends, love and loss.

U.S. Release Date: 19 September


  1. The Skeleton Twins

Saturday Night Live alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig take a break from comedy to star in a drama about estranged twins, Milo and Maggie, who attempt suicide on the same day. This leads the twins to reunite, and discover that the problems in their lives can possibly be mended through repairing the most important relationship in their lives – the one they have with each other.

U.S. Release Date: 12 September


  1. Interstellar

Fresh from his Best Actors Oscar win, Matthew McConaughey stars in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science fiction film about a team of scientists and explorers who travel through a wormhole, which theoretically can make time travel possible. In the movie, McConaughey and Hathaway are on a mission to discover a sustainable planet for humans to settle on and survive.

U.S. Release Date: 7 November

Japanese Release Date: 22 November