22 Must-See Movies Coming Fall 2013

No. 18. Escape Plan

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvestor Stallone both have starred in big flops this year, seriously putting into question their ability to headline films alone. So… they’re starring in a movie together –about two men who try to escape from a high-tech prison. I’m a sucker for vintage action movies, so here’s hoping for some good old fashioned fun.

October 18

No. 17. The Fifth Estate

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian Assange in this drama-thriller about the WikiLeaks founder. Though “biopics” about people whose story has yet to run its course tend to be hit-or-miss, this particular movie seems timely. Whether director Bill Condon is up to the task is another matter.

October 18

No. 16. Insidious Chapter 2

The first Insidious was a surprisingly scary adventure into “the other side,” and director James Wan, hot off his summer hit The Conjuring, looks to keep momentum up with a sequel. Horror sequels are always a questionable affair, but this second chapter manages to maintain a pretty high level of tension.

September 13

No. 15. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

The first Cloudy was surprisingly very good. Can Sony Pictures Animation rekindle the magic for a second round, or will the sequel just be more of the same? There aren’t many family films being released this fall, so Cloudy 2 has the chance to be big.

September 27

No. 14. Rush

This racing movie from director Ron Howard looks like a lot of British accents, but early reviews have been extremely positive. It’s been a long while since there’s been a racing movie worth watching (with exception to the fabulous documentary Senna), and who better to deliver the goods than the usually reliable Howard?

September 27

No. 13. All is Lost

Robert Redford goes it alone in this survival flick about a man whose yacht is capsized in a storm in the middle of the ocean. There’s no question that Redford has the acting chops to pull off a movie like this; the question mark is writer/director J.C. Chandor, whose sole other credit – Margin Call – was decent but unmemorable.

October 18

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By Erik Samdahl
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