See The 48 Most Anticipated Movies of the Fall

Sadly, summer blockbuster season has come to a close, but that just means it’s time for some of Hollywood’s most highly anticipated and critically acclaimed films to hit theaters. From the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence romantic thriller Passengers to the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, here are 48 movies you need to see this fall.

1
The Light Between Oceans
Release Date: September 2nd
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Disney
Real-life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in this stunning drama as a lighthouse keeper and his wife who find an abandoned baby in a rowboat and decide to raise her as their own. Everything is picturesque until the baby's devastated birth mother comes searching for her years later. Watch the trailer here.
2
Morgan
Release Date: September 2nd
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20th Century Fox
Kate Mara stars as a troubleshooter who is sent to handle a genetically engineered child named Morgan. The child's handlers soon find themselves on lock-down at the hands of a violent synthetic human child. Watch the trailer here.
3
Sully
Release Date: September 9
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Warner Bros.
In 2009, pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger saved hundreds of lives when he successfully landed his failed jet into the Hudson River, but that was just the story that was told to the public. In this Clint Eastwood-directed film, Tom Hanks stars as Sully, a public hero trying to grapple with the incident that would forever change him. Watch the trailer here.
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4
Before I Wake
Release Date: September 9
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Relativity Media
After their own son dies, a couple (Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane), welcome an orphaned child,  8-year old Cody into their home. They soon come to realize that Cody's dreams magically become real, but unfortunately so do his horrific nightmares. The ridiculously adorable Jacob Tremblay stars as Cody. Watch the terrifying trailer here.
5
When the Bough Breaks
Release Date: September 9
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Screen Gems
Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut star as a child-free couple who are delighted to finally find the perfect surrogate to carry their child. Unfortunately, the surrogate (played by newcomer Jaz Sinclair) becomes obsessive and volatile, threatening the couple and their unborn child. Watch the trailer for the thriller here.
6
Bridget Jones's Baby
Release Date: September 16
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Universal
Renee Zellweger is back as our favorite Brit, Bridget Jones, and this time she has way more issues to deal with than finding a date. Bridget has just hit 40, her job as going well, she's single yet again but she's also pregnant and not quite sure who the father of her baby is. Watch the trailer here.
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7
Snowden
Release Date: September 16
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Open Road
Oliver Stone takes on the life of whistleblower Eric Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in this multifaceted story of the government's secrets and the alleged traitor. Watch the trailer here.
8
The Magnificent Seven
Release Date: September 23
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Columbia
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt team up for Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven, which chronicles a town who employs seven outlaws in order to get from under the diabolical industrialist Bartholomew Bogue's control. Watch the trailer here.
9
Queen of Katwe
Release Date: September 23
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Disney
Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo star in this Mira Nair directed Disney flick about the true story of a female Ugandan chess star who stunned the world. Watch the trailer here.
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10
Storks
Release Date: September 23
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Warner Bros.
Though Storks no longer deliver babies, they are responsible for delivering packages worldwide. However, for Junior things are about to become a bit more chaotic when he accidently activates an old baby-making machine and creates a baby girl. Junior teams up with his human friend Tulip to deliver the baby before his boss finds out. Check out the adorable trailer here.
11
Denial
Release Date: September 30
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Bleecker Street
Rachel Weisz stars as historian Deborah E. Lipstadt  who goes head to head with writer David Irving after she accuses him of denying the existence of the Holocaust and its atrocities. Watch the riveting trailer here.
12
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20th Century Fox
Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, Tim Burton's adaption of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows Jake's journey to friends, family, and his own special peculiarity. Watch the trailer here.
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13
Masterminds
Release Date: September 30
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Relativity Media
Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiigand Owen Wilson star in this hilarious comedy, based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery. Galifianakis stars as David Ghantt an armored truck driver who along with the rest of his gang manage to steal $17 million and begin to boldly spend their loot on lavish extravagances. Watch the trailer here.
14
American Honey
Release Date: September 30
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A24
Shia LaBeouf stars in American Honey, as a part of a band of runaway teens who party hard while driving across the Midwest selling magazine subscriptions. Watch the trailer here.
15
A United Kingdom
Release Date: October 5
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Pathe
Directed by Amma Asante, this British biographical film is based on the true-life romance of Seretse Khama the first President of Botswana, and his popular but controversial English wife Ruth Williams Khama. Watch the trailer here.
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16
The Birth of a Nation
Release Date: October 7
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Fox Searchlight
Controversial director Nate Parker takes on the real life story of Nat Turner, a slave who led a massive and bloody slave rebellion in Virginia  in 1831. Watch the trailer for the film here.
17
The Girl on the Train
Release Date: October 7
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Universal
Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, Emily Blunt stars as a train commuter who gets wrapped up in a violent mystery surrounding a couple whose house she passes every single day. Watch the thrilling trailer here.
18
The Accountant
Release Date: October 14
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Lionsgate
Ben Affleck stars  a mathematical genius who uses his small town CPA- office as a front for his business with dangerous criminals, that is until a Treasury agent picks up his scent. Watch the trailer here.
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Christine
Release Date: October 14
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The Orchard
This biographical film follows the circumstances surrounding '70s news reporter Christine Chubbuck who committed suicide on live television. At present there is no trailer for the film, but we will be sure to let you know when we have one!
20
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Release Date: October 21
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Paramount
Tom Cruise is back as ex-military badass Jack Reacher who is back to clear an old friend's name. Watch the trailer here.
21
The Handmaiden
Release Date: October 21
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CJ Entertainment
With the help of a clever pickpocket, a con man devises a plan to seduce a Japanese woman out of her inheritance. Watch the trailer here.
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22
Moonlight
Release Date: October 21
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A24
Moonlight is Barry Jenkins' stunning look at Black man's journey from childhood through adolescence as he grapples with his sexuality. Watch the trailer here.
23
In a Valley of Violence
Release Date: October 21
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Focus World
Ethan Hawke stars as a drifter trying to make it across Mexico. However, a marshal (John Travolta) puts a major hitch in his plans. Watch the trailer here.
24
American Pastoral
Release Date: October 21
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Lionsgate
Ewan McGregor's directorial debut is an adaptation of Philip Roth’s powerful novel. Set in the tumultuous '60s, the film follows a former athlete (McGregor) who is desperately searching for his wayward and possibly terrorist teenage daughter (Dakota Fanning). Watch the trailer here.
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25
A Monster Calls
Release Date: October 21
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Universal
Liam Neeson stars in the adaptation of Patrick Ness' book about a boy who finds solace in a fairy tale world full of monsters as a way to cope with his mother's illness and bullies at school. Watch the trailer for the film here.
26
Inferno
Release Date: October 28
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Columbia
Ron Howard and Tom Hanks join forces for the third time in The Da Vinci Code trilogy's final film, Inferno. Based on the best-seller by Dan Brown, symbology scholar Robert Langdo races across Europe in order to foil a deadly plot. Watch the trailer here.
27
Doctor Strange
Release Date: November 4
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Marvel
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Stephen Strange, a man who comes across a sorcerer (Tilda Swinton) and is given powers beyond his wildest dreams. Watch the trailer here.
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28
Bleed for This
Release Date: November 4
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Open Road
Miles Teller stars as boxer Vinny Pazienza, a man desperate to make the comeback of his career after severing his spine in a car accident. Watch the trailer here.
29
Loving
Release Date: November 4
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In 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving took their case, Loving v. Virginia to the Supreme Court after violating a Virginia law that prohibited interracial marriage. The film Loving shows their story. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga step in the shoes of the Lovings with Jeff Nichols helming the project. Watch the stunning trailer here.
30
Hacksaw Ridge
Release Date: November 4
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Summit
Mel Gibson steps behind the camera once more to direct Hacksaw Ridge, the story of a World War II medic (Andrew Garfield) who saved nearly 100 soldiers without any guns or ammunition. Watch the gut-wrenching trailer here.
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31
Shut In
Release Date: November 11
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EuropaCorp
Naomi Watts stars as a widowed child psychologist whose tries to find a child lost in a deadly winter storm after he's left in her care. The precious Jacob Tremblay stars as the terrifying little boy. Watch the hair-raising trailer here.
32
Arrival
Release Date: November 11
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Paramount
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star in this alien invasion film. When alien crafts land across the globe, Adams' character is charged with determining if they come in peace or if they are a threat to human civilization. Watch the trailer here.
33
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Warner Bros.
Eddie Redmayne stars in the first film in the Harry Potter prequel trilogy as English magizoologist 
Newt Scamander, who comes to New York City in the 1920's and gets himself into a bit of trouble when his magical creatures escape from his suitcase. Watch the Wizarding trailer here
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34
Manchester By The Sea
Release Date: November 11
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Paramount
Casey Affleck stars in this stunning drama as a man who returns home to care for his 16-year old nephew after his older brother dies. Once he arrives home, he's forced to deal with the tragic past that made him flee to begin with. Michelle Williams also stars in the film. Watch the trailer here.
35
Nocturnal Animals
Release Date: November 11
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Focus Features
Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, and Laura Linney star in Tom Ford's second feature film, about a writer who asks his ex-wife to read his very dark novel. There is no trailer available for the film yet, but we will be sure to update you once there is one released.
36
Allied
Release Date: November 23
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Paramount
Brad Pitt and the stunning Marion Cotillard star in Allied as two assassins who fall in love and get married until one of them discovers that the other is a double agent who must be eliminated. Watch the trailer here.
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37
Bad Santa 2
Release Date: November 23
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Broad Green Pictures
Billy Bob Thornton is back to his old ways as a foul-mouthed criminal set to pose as Santa Clause in order to steal from a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Watch the trailer here.
38
Moana
Release Date: November 23
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Disney
Disney's latest princess is their first Polynesian heroine. Moana tells the thrilling tale of a spirited teenager who with the help of a fallen demigod Maui embarks on an epic adventure across the sea. Oh and Lin-Manuel Miranda did the music for this feature. Watch the trailer here.
39
Rules Don't Apply
Release Date: November 23
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20th Century Fox
Warren Beatty returns after a long break from Hollywood to star in and direct Rules Don't Apply where he stars a Howard Hughes who forbids a relationship between his driver and an actress in 1950s Hollywood. Watch the trailer here.
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40
Lion
Release Date: November 25
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The Weinstein Company
Dev Patel stars in this true-life story about a man who used Google Earth to track down his long lost family in India after he is adopted by a family in Australia. Watch the trailer here.
41
La La Land
Release Date: December 2
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Summitt
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this stunning drama musical as a jazz musician and aspiring actress who while both struggling to meet ends in the city known for broken hearts and crushing dreams. Watch the trailer here.
42
Office Christmas Party
Release Date: December 9
Paramount
Jason Bateman and T.J. Miller star in this hilarious comedy about co-workers who decide to throw and epic Christmas Party in hopes of saving their jobs and impressing their CEO (Jennifer Aniston). Obviously, things quickly spiral out of control. Watch the trailer here.
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43
The Founder
Release Date: December 16
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The Weinstein Company
Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's in this biographical film. Kroc was instrumental in turning a small town fast food chain into the global phenomenon that it is now. Watch the trailer here.
44
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: December 16
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Disney
The force is still with us in 2016! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the prequel to the original Star Wars film and follows a group of resistance fighters who embark on a daring mission to steal the Empire's plans for the Death Star. Watch the trailer here.
45
Collateral Beauty
Release Date: December 16
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WENN
Will Smith stars a New York advertising executive who begins spiraling out of control after a personal tragedy. His colleagues devise a drastic plan to try and force him out of it. Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, and Keira Knightley also star. Watch the trailer here.
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46
Assassin's Creed
Release Date: December 21
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20th Century Fox
Based on the gaming phenomenon, Michael Fassbender stars as Callum Lynch, a descendant of the mysterious secret society the Assassins, must use his deadly skills to battle the powerful Templar organization. Watch the trailer here.
47
Passengers
Release Date: December 21
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Columbia
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star as two interstellar colonizers who awake from hibernation years before their ship reaches its destination and find themselves entangled in a romance. No official trailer has been released as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated once we know more.
48
Fences
Release Date: December 25
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Paramount
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in this adaptation of August Wilson's stunning play as an African American couple living in 1950s Pittsburgh. Washington directs the film and also stars as Troy, a garbage collector who is struggling to make ends meet. There is no official trailer for Fences yet, but we will let you know when we have one.

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