The Top Movies to Watch Out for This Coming Oscar Season (22 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       15 Sep 2015       6316      


IMAX open date: Sept. 18th Everywhere else: Sept. 25th

This film is aimed to transport audiences to a completely new place- the top of Mount Everest specifically. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Emily Watson, the story follows a cataclysmic blizzard in 1996. The film was shot in a number of real mountain locations, including the actual Everest Base Camp itself.

Black Mass

Sept. 18

Johnny Depp may not have had the best luck with films since Pirates of the Caribbean, but Black Mass has already been called his comeback movie. Depp plays James “Whitey” Bulger, who rose to infamy in the Boston crime world in the 70s before being on the run for almost 20 years. Depp is transformed in this role as a ruthless killer , and some are anticipating it to be the crime drama of the year.


Sept. 18th

Emily Blunt stars as an FBI agent brought in by a Juarez task force to track a deadly drug lord, and of course, things don’t go as planned. FYI,”sicario” means hit man in Mexico.

The Martian

Oct 2nd

Ridley Scott’s next space epic doesn’t involve Xenomorphs, but it does involve Matt Damon. Damon plays NASA botanist Mark Watney who gets stranded on Mars after an accident. His crewmates must find a way to rescue him while he struggles to survive.

The Walk

Oct. 2nd

This true story starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt follows a French high-wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers in the 1970s.


Oct. 2nd

Tom Hardy plays both gangster brothers Reggie and Ronnie Kray who terrorized London in the 1950s and 1960s.

Steve Jobs

Oct 9th

Many have tried to tell the ‘real’ story of the Apple co-founder since he died in 2011. Will Danny Boyle’s film stand out as THE version? Michael Fassbender plays the title role while Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet plays Macintosh marketing queen Joanna Hoffman. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and many have already got it down for awards consideration.

Crimson Peak

Oct 16th

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film involves a young author (played by Mia Wasikowska) who marries a charming aristocrat (played by Tom Hiddleston) with a dark past. It’s centered around a Victorian haunted house, so it should be plenty creepy.

Beasts of No Nation

Oct 16th

This is Netflix’s debut original film, and it might end up being one of the most talked about movies of the season. Directed by True Detective alum Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of a Nation takes place in a West African country torn by civil war. A mercenary recruits child soldiers, including a boy named Agu. It premiered at this year’s Venice International Film Festival and it’s already being called visionary.

Bridge of Spies

Oct 16th

Bridge of Spies is the latest Steven Spielberg film and is a dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of Cold War. James Donovan, played by Tom Hanks is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself in the center of it all when the CIA sends him on a seemingly impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot.


Oct 16th

Brie Larson plays Ma, who’s trapped in a tiny room with her 5-year-old son Jack, who has never seen the outside world.


Oct 16th

Peter Sarsgaard plays controversial psychologist Stanley Milgram who is best known for his controversial experiment on obedience conducted in the 1960s while he was a professor at Yale.

The Last Witch Hunter

Oct 23rd

Vin Diesel plays a centuries-old witch hunter with a flaming sword. Witches have returned to the modern world and are threatening everyone with their evil witchcraft. However, the twist is that in order to save everyone he must team up with a beautiful witch, played by Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones.


Nov 6th

Daniel Craig’s last ride as James Bond takes on the classic Bond criminal organization. A cryptic message from the past sends him on a rogue mission to Mexico City and then Rome, where he meets the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. He infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.


Nov 6th

Taking on the role of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, Bryan Cranston portrays the man who was blacklisted from Hollywood for being a communist.

James White

Nov 13th

Christopher Abbott plays a role for that he received rave reviews for when it hit Sundance Film Festival, and the movie tells the story of an irresponsible, privileged New Yorker forced to confront his ways when his mom is diagnosed with cancer.


Nov 25th

This film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Sylvester Stallone in his famous role. Michael B. Jordan plays the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson. Rocky ends up training the young fighter.

Victor Frankenstein

Nov 25th

Mary Shelley’s sci-fi tale gets a little bromance makeover with James McAvoy as the title character, and his protégé Igor played by Daniel Radcliffe. When Frankenstein’s experiments go too far, only Igo can brink him back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

The Good Dinosaur

Nov 25th

Pixar’s latest creation is finally coming out after having its release be pushed back for a two full years. Have you ever Imagined a world where dinosaurs didn’t go extinct, and humans walked alongside them? Pixar did.

I Saw the Light

Nov 27th

Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in the latest musical biopic.


Dec 4th

We all know the famous Shakespearean story about the ambitious Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife, and it’s been adapted many times. However, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in the latest one, and they wowed audiences onscreen at the Cannes Film Festival.


Dec 4th

As the fall season comes to an end, Santa movies abound. Krampus tells the sinister side of the holiday, focusing on young Max, who has turned his back on Christmas. Little does he know, his lack of festive spirit unleashed the wrath of a demonic force of ancient evil hell-bent on punishing non-believers. This horror-comedy stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette and many others.





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