As the weather gets worse and the glorious summer evenings fade away, there’s plenty of films to entice you into the cosy warmth of the cinema. From music docs to long-awaited Hollywood flicks and everything in between, there’s a lot to be excited about on the big screen.
The Magnificent Seven
Release date: September 23
Who’s in it: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
Why it’s going to be brilliant: It’s a remake of the classic ‘60s western, which in turn was a take on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Seven outlaws pull together to help the town of Rose Krick defeat industrialist Bartholomew Bogue so you should expect a lot of action and fighting.
Southside With You
Release date: September 30
Who’s in it: Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Why it’s going to be brilliant: It’s focused around one of the most likeable US Presidents in recent memory, Barack Obama, specificially young Barack wooing his future First Lady on their first date in Chicago.
Release date: October 2
Who’s in it: The mouthiest siblings around, Liam and Noel, and their band
Why it’s going to be brilliant: It’s directed by Asif Kapadia, who was behind the moving, award-winning Amy. And it’s a film about Oasis’ early years so there’ll be plenty of drama and great insight into the start of one of Britain’s biggest bands.
The Girl On The Train
Release date: October 5
Who’s in it: Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux
Why it’s going to be brilliant: It’s a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, so it’ll get your brain working. In it, divorcee Rachel Watson (Blunt) uses her commute to work to fantasize about a neighbourhood couple, but one day she witnesses a shocking event that entangles her in a deep mystery.
My Scientology Movie
Release date: October 7
Who’s in it: Louis Theroux
Why it’s going to be brilliant: The investigative documentary-maker goes in on the Church Of Scientology, the strange religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. The trailer suggests there’s going to be a lot of confrontation and a lot of weirdness.
Release date: October 14
Who’s in it: Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, Sasha Lane
Why it’s going to be brilliant: Teenagee star joins a travelling magazine sales group across the Midwest, gets heavily involved in partying and law-breaking and tackles notions of youth and innocence. This film could bring a lot of newcomers to the fore, after director Andrea Arnold stopped teens on the street and held impromptu auditions in parking lots.
Release date: October 15
Who’s in it: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage
Why it’s going to be brilliant: Whistleblower Edward Snowden is currently living under asylum in Russia after leaking classified information from the NSA to the press three years ago. This film, directed by Oliver Stone, gives an in-depth account of Snowden and his transgression against his country.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Release date: November 18
Who’s in it: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz
Why it’s going to be brilliant: Harry Potter fans will love it – it follows writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards. Later, Potter will read his book at Hogwarts.
Release date: November 25
Who’s in it: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani
Why it’s going to be brilliant: Girls actor Adam Driver has proven himself to be one of the best new talents in acting. Paterson follows him over the course of a week as a bus driver and part-time poet in New Jersey, and his relationship with his ambitious wife.
Release date: November 25
Who’s in it: Iggy Pop, The Stooges
Why it’s going to be brilliant: It’s directed by Jim Jarmusch so it’s already bound to be great. Then you’ve got the fact it tells the story of one of the best rock’n’roll icons in history – one who has truly lived. It’d be hard to mess this one up.