12 Fall Movies You Can't Miss

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BLACK MASS

BLACK MASS
Warner Bros.

In Theaters: Sept. 18

Who's in It? Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton and Dakota Johnson

What's It About? In true Depp fashion, the actor 100 percent commits to the role of Whitey Bulger, one of South Boston's most infamous crime bosses, in this haunting biopic. "For him to completely give himself over to Whitey's psyche was mesmerizing," says director Scott Cooper.

Watch the trailer here

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EVEREST

EVEREST
Jasin Boland/Universal Pictures

In Theaters: Sept. 18

Who's in It? Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright and Josh Brolin

What's It About? Based on true events, Everest tells the story of several climbers who get caught in a blizzard atop Mount Everest on May 10, 1996. "There were all these crazy storms, but I've never had so much fun filming," says Gyllenhaal of his experience on set.

Watch the trailer here

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THE MARTIAN

THE MARTIAN
Twentieth Century Fox

In Theaters: Oct. 2

Who's in It? Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels

What's It About? "It's a survival movie, but you want it to be entertaining," Damon says of the film. The actor plays astronaut Mark Watney, who is abandoned on Mars when he's presumed dead after a storm and left to find a way to tell the world he's alive.

Watch the trailer here

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FREEHELD

FREEHELD
Phil Caruso

In Theaters: Oct. 2

Who's in It? Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Steve Carell

What's It About? Based on a true story, domestic partners Laurel (Moore) and Stacie (Page) fight for benefits after Laurel is diagnosed with terminal cancer. "I felt connected to it," Page told TIME. "It had entered me on an emotional level."

Watch the trailer here

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THE WALK

THE WALK
Sony

In Theaters: Oct. 9

Who's in It? Joseph Gordon-Levitt

What's It About? The actor takes on the role of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit in this biopic, which highlights Petit's unauthorized walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Fun fact: Gordon-Levitt was taught how to walk on a tightrope by Petit himself.

Watch the trailer here

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PAN

PAN
Warner Bros.

In Theaters: Oct. 9

Who's in It? Hugh Jackman, Cara Delevingne, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara

What's It About? "It's about a kid who is discovering his potential and power – but also his powerlessness," says director Joe Wright of the Peter Pan origin story.

Watch the trailer here

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STEVE JOBS

STEVE JOBS
Universal Pictures

In Theaters: Oct. 9

Who's in It? Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen

What's It About? A biopic about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, portrayed by Fassbender. With its screenplay penned by Aaron Sorkin, this film has Oscar buzz written all over it.

Watch the trailer here

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BRIDGE OF SPIES

BRIDGE OF SPIES
DreamWorks

In Theaters: Oct. 16

Who's in It? Tom Hanks, Alan Alda and Amy Ryan

What's It About? A lawyer (Hanks) is recruited by the CIA to help rescue a pilot detained by the Soviets in this Steven Spielberg-directed film.

Watch the trailer here

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OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
Warner Bros.

In Theaters: Oct. 30

Who's in It? Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan

What's It About? In a role originally meant for George Clooney, Bullock stars as a devious political consultant working to get an unpopular Bolivian president reelected.

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MISS YOU ALREADY

MISS YOU ALREADY
Nick Wall

In Theaters: Nov. 6

Who's in It? Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette

What's It About? Barrymore and Collette play lifelong best friends whose bond is tested when Collette's character Milly is diagnosed with cancer. "The first time Drew and Toni met, honestly, it was magical," says director Catherine Hardwicke.

Watch the trailer here

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SPECTRE

SPECTRE
Columbia Pictures

Daniel Craig as James Bond

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BY THE SEA

BY THE SEA
Universal Pictures.

In Theaters: Nov. 13

Who's in It? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

What's It About? In their first on-screen reunion since 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pitt and Jolie play a married couple confronting trouble in their relationship. The real kicker? The pair shot the movie (which Jolie also wrote and directed) while on their honeymoon. "I understand and appreciate his creative process and his work ethic even more than before," she tells PEOPLE of working with her husband.

Watch the trailer here.

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