We all know that multiple movies come out every week and some people will go see almost anything that comes out. The truth is, many of these movies are simply not worth seeing. There are select films that are released throughout the year that are worth checking out and a number of those tend to come out toward the end of the year in order to prepare audiences for the awards season.There are some great films set to be released in the next few months, featuring veteran directors such as Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott and the Coen brothers.
Of course, we still have the big budget films that the mass of people will flock to, but for this article I would like to focus primarily on the award-worthy looking films and ones that everyone may not be aware of already. Everyone knows that the "Anchorman" sequel is coming out and will be looking forward to that, as well as the latest in the "Hunger Games" series, which will likely both have excellent results at the box office. Luckily, for the award worthy films, box office results doesn't often mean much.
In no particular order, here is the list featuring some films that many people may not be aware of yet. I tried to pick out a few films that look really good and even have some star power attached, but that have not been buzzed about much yet. If you do not pay attention to films really closely, you probably have not heard of select films such as "Her" or "Out Of The Furnace." I will feature the first five first and keep an eye out for the next five, which will be released shortly.
10. Don Jon- This is a film that a lot of people have probably heard about already, especially if they are fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, since he is the writer, director and star of the film. I am excited to see what a film directed by Gordon-Levitt will be like and after premiering at multiple film festivals this past spring, it is sure to become a hit. The film tells the story of Jon Martello, a guy from New Jersey who objectifies everything in his life from his apartment to his family and church and of course, women. He soon develops unrealistic expectations for his love life after watching a large amount of porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. This film comes out September 27.
9. The Counselor- I don't know how much others are intrigued by this fact, but I am really excited for this film, as it is the first film that Cormac McCarthy has written the original script for. For those who are not aware, McCarthy has writtten a number of novels that were adapted into films including No Country For Old Men and The Road. Audiences even get to see Javier Bardem get cast as the creepy bad guy again, for those that loved him in the role of Anton Chigurh. Not much of the plot seems to have been revealed so far, but what we have is a lawyer who finds himself over his head after getting involved in some dangerous drug trafficking. The film is also directed by Ridley Scott, who we all know is excellent when he gets behind the camera of a thriller. In addition to Bardem, the film has an excellent cast including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and even a couple female stars with Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz. Keep an eye out for this action-packed thriller, coming out on October 25.
8. Ender's Game- Okay, so this is a bit of a mainstream release, but I had to throw it in here because of how much certain people will be looking forward to this film. Ender's Game, the well known novel by Orson Scott Card has become a cult hit with readers all over, some who are into the sci-fi genre and even others who are not. Some consider it a young adult story, with it having a cast dominated by a majority of child actors, but this film will really appeal to anyone. The cast for the film is excellent with the older generation of actors in the film including Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis. What I am looking forward to even more is the fact that the younger actors are ones that I have seen before and after falling in love with each of their acting skills, I am excited to see what they will do for this film. Having become stars recently, the main characters are portrayed by Asa Butterfield (Hugo) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). Abigail Breslin will also play Ender's older sister. The plot of this film takes place 70 years after a horrific alien war, where we find an unusually gifted child, Ender, who is sent to an advanced military school in outer space in order to prepare for a future invasion. Ender's Game will be released on November 1.
7. The Wolf of Wall Street- This is one film that has been talked about for a while now that I am really looking forward to. It is the next release from veteran director Martin Scorsese and of course he is directing Leonardo DiCaprio as the star again. Nothing bad could possibly happen when those two are involved in a film together and this film is also based on a true story, like a few of their other projects have been. This film tells the story of Jordan Belfort, tracking his rise to a healthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall including crime, corruption and the federal government. Scorsese, being known for his well known films that tell the story of people and crime, is sure to have another hit with this film. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Jon Favreau. It will be released on November 15.
6. Out of The Furnace- This is one film that I have not heard much about yet, but after reading the description and seeing the cast, I feel that this will be one to look forward to and had to include it. It is also the second feature film from director Scott Cooper, who did an incredible job with Crazy Heart. This film tells the story of Rodney Blaze, who mysteriously disappears and after law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother Russell, takes matters into his own hands. This film stars Casey Affleck as Rodney, while Christian Bale plays his brother that seeks out the truth on what happened to him. The star power does not stop there, with Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe and Sam Shepard all being involved with the film in an excellent ensemble cast. After seeing and being impressed with Cooper's work on Crazy Heart, I am looking forward to this film. This film has been given a release date of December 6.
Well, that wraps up the first five. Check back for the next five soon!