Let's watch something true and heart-shaking, with pure emotions and breathtaking moments. October is a real drama queen featuring sixteen new movies. Unique stories, complex situations and excellent choice of actor teams are going to carry you away from damp and chilly autumn routine. Just take a look at the movie list and pick the ones your intuition urges to.
SO B. IT
Plot Synopsis: A young girl named Heidi (Talitha Bateman) who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mother's past.
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Plot Synopsis: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Plot Synopsis: On a day where supervisor Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) is being pressured to make a round of redundancies, he is shocked to be visited by a young and beautiful woman, Una (Rooney Mara).
Fifteen years earlier, when Una was barely a teenager, the two had a forbidden romance for which Ray was arrested and imprisoned. He has since built a new life for himself. She is a broken child-woman frozen in time.
Like a wrecking ball from his past, Una's unexpected arrival threatens to destroy his new identity. She opens the wounds of the past, wanting to destroy the man who hurt her while craving his recognition. Memories bleed into the present. Desire is mixed up with contempt, tenderness with abuse, shame with love.
Plot Synopsis: Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield), has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralyzed by Polio. Against all advice, Robin's beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humor, courage and lust for life. Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it's your last.
Plot Synopsis: Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. It is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.
PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMAN
Plot Synopsis: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940's. While Marston's feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity', he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston's muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research - while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE
Plot Synopsis: Lady Rose is an elderly woman who has lived in a hospital for 40 years. Despite her bleak surroundings there is a light in her eyes that cannot be extinguished. Dr Grene is drawn to her, compelled to discover her past and gain her freedom. Through her scripture we reveal a life of extraordinary love, great injustice and a remarkable young woman of courage whose only crime was to fall in love yet she survives the system's brutal violations. Set against a backdrop of troubled times locally and chaos internationally we learn of her ultimate triumph.
Plot Synopsis: Installation artist Miranda Fall follows, photographs and documents the lives of strangers to create her art. One night her secret lover witnesses a violent act from Miranda's apartment window. To protect his identity, Miranda poses as the primary witness, making statements to the police about a crime she did not see. This simultaneously selfish and selfless act sends Miranda into a maze of doubt and fear, blurring the lines between artist and subject.
ONLY THE BRAVE
Plot Synopsis: All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it - they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME
Plot Synopsis: The story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renee Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Plot Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers (Kate Winslet and Idris Elba) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a terrifying journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and igniting an unexpected attraction.
THE STRANGE ONES
Plot Synopsis: Mysterious events surround two brothers (Alex Pettyfer and James Freedson-Jackson) as they travel across a remote American landscape. What appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a more complicated and darker truth.
Plot Synopsis: Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millicent Simmonds) are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Plot Synopsis: Welcome to sunny Suburbicon! A suburban community of smiling young families nestled in the heart of Middle America. With its affordable homes and manicured lawns, this is 1957's postcard answer to the American dream. Despite being pillars of the Suburbicon Community, the Lodge family's lives are turned upside down when a home invasion gone wrong is responsible for the shocking death of little Nicky Lodge's mother. An unlikely and highly suspicious series of events consumes the Lodge household as the family descends deeper into a web of betrayal, adultery and blackmail. Following his mother's death, young Nicky attempts to make sense of the strange and selfish machinations of the adults that surround him. This curiosity threatens his father's attempts at a new family order. All the while, the chaos unraveling inside the Lodge family home goes unnoticed as the town works itself into a riotous mob in response to the first black family moving into the home right next door…
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Plot Synopsis: The film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Plot Synopsis: The story follows a young man that needs to take revenge, a doctor that has to make a decision, and his family that must survive. A psychological thriller with supernatural elements. Inspired by a Euripides tragedy, the story centers on Steven (Colin Farrell), a charismatic surgeon, and a teenage boy who seeks to integrate himself into Steven's broken family. When the boy's actions become increasingly sinister, Steven's ideal life starts to fall apart and he is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.