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: Wreck-It Ralph

  • Fall films: Anna Karenina

  • Fall films: Lincoln

  • Fall films: Skyfall

  • Fall films: Rust & Bone

Fall films: Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

An animated movie that’s sure to speak to the retro hearts of ’80s arcade loiterers, this adventure-comedy voice-casts hyperactive John C. Reilly as the titular Donkey Kong–esque villain who yearns to flip the script. He escapes his game, but unleashes a torrent of digital noise. (Nov 2)

Anna Karenina

This adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy perennial looks to be hypnotically lusher-than-lush. With a prime cast including Keira Knightley and Jude Law, and the immensely talented Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) at the helm, we wouldn’t expect anything less. (Nov 9)

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Steven Spielberg tackles our 16th President’s eventful final months as a date with destiny at Ford’s Theatre looms. The great Daniel Day-Lewis plays Honest Abe—which more than makes up for the film’s apparent lack of vampires. (Nov 9)


Fresh from his Olympics stunt with the Queen, Daniel Craig is back in the much-delayed Bond installment—one worth waiting for, we think. Returning after a ten-year franchise absence is gadget-laden Q (Ben Whishaw), sure to bring the toys. And the director is more A-list than usual: American Beauty’s Sam Mendes. (Nov 9)

Rust & Bone

She’s played gangster molls, numerous dream girls and Edith Piaf, but Marion Cotillard’s turn as a double-amputee whale trainer may be her finest performance to date. Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) pairs this physically disabled heroine with an emotionally damaged boxer, played by up-and-comer Matthias Schoenaerts. (Nov 16)