Each month, so many different movies are released, some great and some not so great. If you’re unsure what films to check out this month, we’re here to help! Here are the Top 5 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in October:
“Gravity”: In “Gravity,” Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play as astronauts lost in space after a mission gone wrong, and they must work together to survive. The wait for the film seems endless, especially with all the award season buzz the highly-anticipated space drama is garnering. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long, because “Gravity” hits theaters on Friday, October 4. Rated PG-13.
“Romeo and Juliet”: It’s the tale as old as time, the story of two lovers who are torn apart by their feuding families. This traditional adaptation stars Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Douglas Booth as the lovers in question, with CW stars Ed Westwick and Paul Wesley appear alongside Holly Hunter and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Let Me In”). There’s a reason the story remains iconic after more than 400 years. Out 10/11, Rated PG-13.
“Captain Phillips”: It’s always great to see the terrific Tom Hanks in a dramatic role, so the inclusion of “Captain Phillips” on this list is all but mandatory. Hanks stars as the Captain in question, based on a real-life man named Richard Phillips, who was caught up in the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009. Adapted from a book written by Phillips himself, the film currently holds an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Out 10/11, Rated PG-13.
“Carrie”: What would October be without one major horror release, just in time for Halloween? Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, you may think you know how the story goes. And sure, “Carrie” may seem like just another reboot of a scary movie classic, but with stars like Chloe Moretz as the film’s lead and Julianne Moore as her evangelical mother, “Carrie” could be bloody good. Out 10/18, Rated R.
“The Counselor”: A lawyer (Michael Fassbender) gets caught up in a drug trafficking, and it threatens to tear everything apart, including his relationship with the love of his life (Penelope Cruz). Cameron Diaz proves that it’s good to be bad as the fierce Malkina, along with Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem in this intricate drama comes from author-turned-screenwriter Cormac McCarthy (“The Road”) and director Ridley Scott (“Hannibal”). Out 10/25, Rated R.
What movies are you most excited to see this month? Let us know in the comments section below!