The 30 most exciting fall films to keep your eye on

Don’t book your autumn without making room for these promising fall films—the best of Hollywood, the art house and beyond.

  • Fall films: Taken 2

  • Fall films: V/H/S

  • Fall films: Wuthering Heights

  • Fall films: Argo

  • Fall films: Holy Motors

Fall films: Taken 2

Taken 2

Looks like he’s going to have to break out that “very particular set of skills” again. Liam Neeson returns as relentless mercenary Bryan Mills, this time going head-to-head with a gaggle of ex-wife-grabbing terrorists in Istanbul. (Oct 5)


A who’s who of modern horror directors (Ti West, Adam Wingard) and micro-indie stalwarts (Joe Swanberg?) contribute to this spooky anthology, in which folks find mysterious videotapes featuring fright-inducing footage. (Oct 5)

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë’s romantic classic is shaken up—literally—by Andrea Arnold’s handheld camera, roving over the wild and windy moors. It also features a provocative tweak in the casting of Heathcliff (James Howson), no longer a Gypsy but black. (Oct 5)


Actor-turned-surprisingly-good-director Ben Affleck looks to extend his winning streak with this intriguing, supposedly true story of a CIA agent attempting to free the 1979 hostages in Iran—via a fake sci-fi-film production. (Oct 12)

Holy Motors

The brilliant, bat-shit French director Leos Carax’s first feature in 13 years—in which a costumed Denis Levant portrays some sort of hired performer—baffled audiences and inspired bravos at Cannes. One thing is certain: It will totally blow your mind. (Oct 17)