Ten best films coming out this autumn

Ten best films coming out this autumn

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster (16 Oct) / credit: Despina Spyrou

The season's top cinematic treats, from Macbeth to The Hunger Games

Sad that it's nearly time to get your scarf and gloves out again? With the bumper crop of films out this autumn, we're of the opinion that you can spend the next few months pretty happily indoors at the cinema. Here are our picks of the 10 best films coming out this season.


Snowtown director Justin Kurzel serves up a bold, thrillingly ferocious twist on 'the Scottish play', with a typically barnstorming Michael Fassbender in the title role.
Fri 2 Oct.


You'll need your hankies at the ready as screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame) shows how British women battled for the vote against overwhelming opposition. Carey Mulligan plays a young foot soldier, while Meryl Streep pops up as Emmeline Pankhurst.
Mon 12 Oct.

Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro returns with a lavish-looking 'old dark house' horror featuring the frighteningly good Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska.
Fri 16 Oct.

The Lobster

Colin Farrell searches for love in bizarre and brilliantly conceived circumstances in a black comedy from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) that's a genuine one-off.
Fri 16 Oct.


Peter Pan gets the origin story treatment in Joe Wright's latest, starring Hugh Jackman, which promises to be another feat of visual imagination.
Fri 16 Oct.


After the record-breaking and emotional Skyfall, Bond is back and expectations are higher than ever. Daniel Craig slips back into the suits, and Christoph Waltz is his shadowy adversary.
Mon 26 Oct.

Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle helms and Aaron Sorkin pens the story of the Apple co-founder. That man Fassbender is the hardly obvious, but hopefully smart choice for Jobs.
Fri 13 Nov.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The end is nigh as Katniss and co take on the Capitol in the final instalment of the superior YA franchise. Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie joins the throng.
Fri 20 Nov.

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg follows the Oscar-winning Lincoln with an espionage thriller starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.
Fri 27 Nov.


Todd Haynes' Patricia Highsmith adaptation blew everyone away (including us at The List) when it premiered at Cannes, with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara looking like Oscar nomination locks.
Fri 27 Nov.

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