AFI Fest, the American Film Institute's annual (and free!) celebration of international cinema, kicks off November 6 with more than 120 movies over eight days, including multiple world premieres and works from both modern masters and emerging auteurs. It's a cinema lover's dream, except for the fact that many screenings overlap or are only playing during 9-to-5 hours. Even if that's not a problem for your schedule, there are still too many films to choose from—unless you plan on spending the next 168 hours at the movies, which, um, we might. For the rest of you who want to keep your day jobs and see great films, we've narrowed it down to ten films that are true must-sees. Whether you're a romantic, edge-of-your-seat thrill-seeker or downright cinematography geek, click through our slideshow of what we can't wait to see at this year's fest. Enjoy the show!
RECOMMENDED: See more in our AFI Fest guide, like where to eat and drink in Hollywood before a screening
Check out the full fest lineup here. Ready to reserve free tickets or buy a pass? Find out how.
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