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The Fall Movie Preview list of films

The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.

Sept. 10

My Old Lady

A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father and travels to France to sell it, only to discover a live-in tenant who's unwilling to budge. With Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. Written and directed by Israel Horovitz. Cohen Media Group

Sept. 12

108 Stiches

A misfit college baseball team schemes to raise $50,000 in one day to avoid being disbanded. With Josh Blue, Dat Phan and Erin Cahill. Written by Jake Katofsky and David Rountree. Directed by Rountree. Freestyle Releasing

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?

A railroad executive and a mysterious figure try to rebuild a collapsing dystopian society in the final installment of a three-part adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." With Laura Regan, Kristoffer Polaha and Rob Morrow. Written by J. James Manera, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro. Directed by Manera. Atlas Distribution

Canopy

In 1942 Singapore, during the Japanese invasion, an Australian fighter pilot downed in the jungle and an injured resistance fighter realize they are each other's best hope to survive. With Khan Chittenden and Tzu-yi Mo. Written and directed by Aaron Wilson. Monterey Media

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

A once happily married couple find themselves longing to understand each other in the wake of a tragedy. With Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Nina Arianda. Written and directed by Ned Benson. The Weinstein Co.

Dolphin Tale 2

A boy who helped rescue and rehabilitate an injured dolphin tries to find her a companion so she can stay at the local aquarium. With Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr. and Morgan Freeman. Written and directed by Charles Martin Smith. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Drop

A lonely bartender who funnels cash to local gangsters finds himself caught in the middle of a robbery gone awry and a deep-digging investigation. With Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini. Written by Dennis Lehane. Directed by Michael Roskam. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Green Prince

A documentary about the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prime informants and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Directed by Nadav Schirman. Music Box Films

Honeymoon

While on their honeymoon in remote lake country, a husband finds his wife wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night and begins to suspect something sinister is afoot. With Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway. Written by Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei. Directed by Leigh Janiak. Magnet Releasing

No Good Deed

A devoted wife and mother of two living in the suburbs of Atlanta fights to protect her family from a charming but dangerous escaped convict. With Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson and Leslie Bibb. Written by Aimee Lagos. Directed by Sam Miller. Screen Gems

A Picture of You

Two estranged siblings travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother and make a discovery that turns their world upside down. With Jo Mei, Andy Pang and Teyonah Parris. Written and directed by J.P. Chan. Country House Pictures

The Quitter

A failed baseball player tries to become the father he never was when his ex-girlfriend moves back to the neighborhood with their 7-year-old daughter. With Matthew Bonifacio, Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio and Destiny Monet Cruz. Written by Bill Gullo. Directed by Matthew Bonifacio. Goodface Films

Rocks in My Pockets

An animated film telling five fantastical stories of courageous women and their battles with madness. With the voice of Signe Baumane. Written and directed by Baumane. Zeitgeist Films

The Rule

A documentary about the impressive academic success of the nearly 150-year-old St. Benedict's Preparatory School in inner-city Newark, N.J. Directed by Marylou Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno. Bongiorno Productions

The Skeleton Twins

An unexpected reunion forces estranged twins living on opposite sides of the country to reevaluate their lives. With Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Ty Burrell. Written by Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman. Directed by Johnson. Roadside Attractions

Swearnet

After losing a coveted TV deal, three out-of-work comedic actors start their own uncensored Internet channel. With Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells. Written by Smith, Tremblay and Wells. Directed by Warren P. Sonoda. DaDa Films

Take Me to the River

A documentary about the history and legacy of the Memphis music scene, as seen through the lens of creating an intergenerational compilation album. Directed by Martin Shore. Abramorama

Wetlands

After a shaving accident, a sexually adventurous, unhygienic teenager lands in the hospital and sees it as a way to reconcile her parents while forming an unlikely bond with her male nurse. With Carla Juri, Marlen Kruse and Christoph Letkowski. Written and directed by David Wnendt. In German with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

Sept. 17

The Guest

A friendly, helpful young man who shows up on a family's doorstep claiming to be the good friend of their son, a fallen soldier, may not be what he seems. With Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe and Brendan Meyer. Written by Simon Barrett. Directed by Adam Wingard. Picturehouse

Sept. 19

Altina

A documentary portrait of the tobacco heiress and free-spirited artist Altina Schinasi. Directed by Peter Sanders. First Run Features

Autumn Blood

In a secluded farm high in the Austrian mountains, a 16-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother try to survive while keeping the recent death of their widowed mother a secret. With Sophie Lowe, Peter Stormare and Gustaf Skarsgard. Written by Stephen T. Barton and Markus Blunder. Directed by Blunder. Arc Entertainment

Dr. Cabbie

An unemployed doctor turned cab driver converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. With Vinay Virmani, Adrianne Palicki and Kunal Nayyar. Written by Virmani and Manu Chopra. Directed by Jean-Francois Pouliot. Eros International

Fort Bliss

A decorated medic and single mother returns home from an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan and struggles to reclaim the affection of her 5-year-old son. With Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston and Manolo Cardona. Written and directed by Claudia Myers. Phase 4 Films

The Frontier

After receiving a letter from his estranged father, a retired professor and activist, a ranch hand goes home to see the old man, who has just invited his personal trainer to move in and help write his memoirs. With Max Gail, Coleman Kelly and Anastassia Sendyk. Written by Carlos Colunga and Matt Rabinowitz. Directed by Rabinowitz. It's Terrific Pictures

Hector and the Search for Happiness

A quirky psychiatrist dissatisfied with his humdrum life embarks on a global quest to uncover the secret of true happiness. With Simon Pegg, Toni Collette and Rosamund Pike. Written by Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay. Directed by Chelsom. Relativity

I Am Eleven

A documentary portrait of 11-year-old children from around the world as they stand on the cusp of adolescence. Directed by Genevieve Bailey. International Film Circuit

Keep on Keepin' On

A documentary portrait of the 93-year-old jazz musician Clark Terry. Directed by Alan Hicks. Radius-TWC

Kelly & Cal

A suburban mom nostalgic for her punk-rock days strikes up an improbable friendship with a frustrated 17-year-old. With Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston and Josh Hopkins. Written by Amy Lowe Starbin. Directed by Jen McGowan. IFC Films

Last Days in Vietnam

A documentary about the evacuation of Saigon during chaotic final days of the Vietnam War. Directed by Rory Kennedy. mTuckman Media

Life's a Breeze

An unemployed slacker, his aging mother and his niece race to recover the old lady's stash of nearly 1 million Euros they've unknowingly thrown out while cleaning up her cluttered apartment. With Pat Shortt, Fionnula Flanagan and Eva Birthistle. Written and directed by Lance Daly. Magnolia Pictures

The Maze Runner

In a post-apocalyptic future, an amnesiac teen wakes up trapped in a massive maze with other boys and has to find a way to escape. With Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Aml Ameen. Written by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin. Directed by Wes Ball. 20th Century Fox

Pump

A documentary about the United States' dependence on oil and its effect on our economy, environment and foreign policy. Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell. Submarine Deluxe

Reclaim

An American couple mourning the death of their unborn child in a car accident travel to Puerto Rico to adopt an orphaned Haitian girl, but she mysteriously vanishes from their hotel room. With John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe and Rachelle Lefevre. Written by Carmine Gaeta and Luke Davies. Directed by Alan White. Lionsgate

The Scribbler

A young woman confonts her mental illness using an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities, but she's haunted by the notion of getting rid of her true self. With Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg and Eliza Dushku. Written by Dan Schaffer. Directed by John Suits. XLrator Media

Space Station 76

The dysfunctional crew of a retro-futuristic space station is shaken up by the arrival of a new assistant captain who happens to be a woman. With Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer. Written by Jack Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Kali Rocha and Michael Stoyanov. Directed by Plotnick. Vertical Entertainment

This Is Where I Leave You

When their father passes away, four adult siblings must return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week with their oversharing mother and an assortment of spouses and exes. With Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Adam Driver. Written by Jonathan Tropper. Directed by Shawn Levy. Warner Bros. Pictures

Tracks

A young woman leaves her life in the city to trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert accompanied by her dog and four camels, and she meets a National Geographic photographer en route. With Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. Written by Marion Nelson. Directed by John Curran. The Weinstein Co.

Tusk

A podcaster trying to interview an enigmatic old seafarer is captured by the man, who intends to turn him into something inhuman. With Justin Long, Michael Parks and Genesis Rodriguez. Written and directed by Kevin Smith. A24

A Walk Among the Tombstones

A former NYPD cop working as an unlicensed private investigator reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife. With Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and David Harbour. Written and directed by Scott Frank. Universal Pictures

We Are Kings

A down-and-out bluesman tries to save his bar and his deathly ill wife, joining forces with two homeless young musicians and a runaway rapper. With Sammy Blue, Rita Graham and Bianca Ryan. Written and directed by Toby Hubner. Indie Rights

The Zero Theorem

An eccentric, reclusive computer genius works on a mysterious project to discover the meaning of life — or the lack of one. With Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry and Lucas Hedges. Written by Pat Rushin. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Amplify

Sept. 24

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

In this animated film set in Victorian-era Scotland, a boy who had his defective heart replaced with a cuckoo clock tries to resist falling in love, which could kill him. With the voices of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks and Michelle Fairley. Written by Mathias Malzieu. Directed by Malzieu and Stephane Berla. Shout Factory

Sept. 26

20,000 Days on Earth

A docudrama chronicling 24 hours in the life of musician Nick Cave. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Drafthouse Films

Art and Craft

A documentary about Mark Landis, a prolific art forger who donated his fakes to museums across the country. Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman. Oscilloscope

At the Devil's Door

When she's asked to sell a house with a checkered past, an ambitious young real-estate agent crosses paths with a disturbed girl and gets entangled with a supernatural force. With Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Ashley Rickards. Written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy. IFC Midnight

The Boxtrolls

An animated movie about an orphan who is raised by mischievous underground creatures and must protect them from the town villain. With the voices of Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning. Written by Irena Brignull and Adam Pava. Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. In 3-D. Focus Features

The Equalizer

A disillusioned former black-ops agent looking to put his dark past behind him comes out of retirement to save a young girl from ruthless Russian gangsters. With Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz and Marton Csokas. Written by Richard Wenk. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. In Imax. Columbia Pictures

Good People

A Chicago couple in their 30s who are deep in debt find that the tenant in their downstairs apartment has passed away and left behind $400,000 in cash, but the money doesn't make their lives any easier. With James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy. Written by Kelly Masterson. Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz. Millennium Entertainment

Hellaware

A wannabe photographer finds a goth rap group on YouTube and travels to Delaware to immerse himself in their culture. With Keith Poulson, Sophia Takal and Kate Lyn Sheil. Written and directed by Michael M. Bilandic. Factory 25

Jimi: All Is by My Side

A biopic covering a transformative year in the life of Jimi Hendrix as he went from an unknown guitarist to a rock musician on the verge of stardom. With Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell. Written and directed by John Ridley. XLrator Media

Plastic

A brazen ring of college students turned credit card thieves inadvertantly rob a notorious gangster and are forced to settle the debt. With Ed Speleers, Will Poulter and Alfie Allen. Written by Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey and Chris Howard. Directed by Gilbey. Arc Entertainment

Pride

In Thatcherite England, gay and lesbian activists try to raise money to support striking miners and their families. With Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West. Written by Stephen Beresford. Directed by Matthew Warchus. CBS Films

The Song

An aspiring singer-songwriter struggling to escape the shadow of his father, a country music legend, finds romance and writes a breakout hit, only to grapple with stardom and temptation. With Alan Powell, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas and Ali Faulkner. Written and directed by Richard Ramsey. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Swim Little Fish Swim

A young New York City couple at a crossroads have their already fragile balance upset by the arrival of a bubbly 19-year-old French artist. With Dustin Guy Defa, Lola Bessis and Brooke Bloom. Written and directed by Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar. Under the Milky Way

The Two Faces of January

A wealthy American couple touring Greece in the 1960s meet a con artist who becomes entranced by them, and a sudden accident puts them all in danger. With Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Written and directed by Hossein Amini. Magnolia Pictures

Two Night Stand

After a regrettable one-night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in, having slept through a blizzard. With Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr. Written by Mark Hammer. Directed by Max Nichols. eOne

Oct. 1

Men, Women & Children

High school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the ways the Internet has changed their relationships, communication and self-image. With Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever. Written by Jason Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson. Directed by Reitman. Paramount Pictures

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

A documentary about the rapper Nas, the making of his landmark album "Illmatic" and its legacy. Directed by One9. Tribeca Film

Oct. 3

Annabelle

A young couple with a newborn learn that a vintage doll in their home has a demon attached to it. With Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton and Alfre Woodard. Written by Gary Dauberman. Directed by John Leonetti. Warner Bros. Pictures

Drive Hard

A former race car driver working as a driving instructor is dragooned into serving as the getaway driver in a $9-million heist. With John Cusack and Thomas Jane. Written by Chad Law, Evan Law, Brigitte Jean Allen and Brian Trenchard Smith. Directed by Smith. RLJ / Image Entertainment

Gone Girl

On his fifth wedding anniversary, a husband reports that his wife has gone missing and finds himself at the center of a police investigation and a media frenzy in this adaptation of the 2012 novel. With Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris. Written by Gillian Flynn. Directed by David Fincher. 20th Century Fox

The Good Lie

A brassy American woman helps four Sudanese refugees start over in the U.S. With Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng and Ger Duany. Written by Margaret Nagle. Directed by Philippe Falardeau. Warner Bros. Pictures

A Good Marriage

After 25 years of marriage, a woman discovers her husband's sinister secret while he's away on a business trip. With Stephen Lang, Kristen Connolly and Joan Allen. Written by Stephen King. Directed by Peter Askin. Screen Media

Harmontown

A documentary chronicling Dan Harmon's podcast tour after he was fired from NBC's cult comedy series "Community." Directed by Neil Berkeley. The Orchard

The Hero of Color City

In this animated movie, a band of crayons comes alive in a little boy's room when he drifts off to sleep. With the voices of Christina Ricci, Owen Wilson and Rosie Perez. Written by J.P. McCormick, Rick Raczelowski, Kirsty Peart and Jess Kedward. Directed by Frank Gladstone. Magnolia Pictures

Left Behind

When millions of Christians are transported to heaven in the Rapture and the rest of the world is plunged into chaos, a pilot tries to save his hysterical passengers and get back to his family. With Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Cassi Thomson. Written by Paul Lalonde and John Patus. Directed by Vic Armstrong. Stoney Lake Entertainment

The Liberator

A biopic about chronicling the life and times of the South American anti-colonialist leader Simón Bolívar. With Edgar Ramirez, Maria Valverde and Danny Huston. Written by Timothy J. Sexton. Directed by Alberto Arvelo. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Lilting

A Cambodian Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son has her world disrupted by a stranger, but a translator helps the two piece together the memories of a man they both loved. With Ben Whishaw, Pei-pei Cheng and Andrew Leung. Written and directed by Hong Khaou. In English and Mandarin, with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

The Little Bedroom

When his adult son leaves town, a cantankerous old man develops an unlikely friendship with his new nurse, who is still coming to terms with her own loss. With Michel Bouquet, Florence Loiret Caille and Eric Caravaca. Written and directed by Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond. In French with English subtitles. Cinema Libre Studio

The Supreme Price

A documentary about the evolution of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria as seen through the eyes of a second-generation activist. Directed by Joanna Lipper. Women Make Movies

Oct. 10

Addicted

A successful businesswoman who seemingly has everything risks it all to pursue temptations she can't resist. With Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe and Tasha Smith. Written by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash. Directed by Bille Woodruff. Codeblack Films

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

An 11-year-old boy experiences a calamitous day and learns he's not alone when his family members face their own tribulations in this comedy based on the Judith Viorst children's book. With Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Written by Rob Lieber. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Walt Disney Pictures

Bjork: Biophilia Live

A documentary capturing Bjork's multimedia concert based on her eighth studio album, "Biophilia." Directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland. Cinema Purgatorio

Catch Hell

A washed-up Hollywood actor is kidnapped by thugs on the way to work in Shreveport, La., and fights for his life. With Ryan Phillippe, James Dumont and Joyful Drake. Written by Phillippe and Joe Gossett. Directed by Phillippe. Phase 4 Films

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

The sole survivor of an encounter with unfrozen Nazi zombies once again clashes with the undead soldiers in this sequel to the 2009 film "Dead Snow." With Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr and Orjan Gamst. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Well Go USA

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her

A once-happily married couple find themselves longing to understand each other in the wake of a tragedy in this double feature told from each character's perspective. With Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Nina Arianda. Written and directed by Ned Benson. The Weinstein Co.

Dracula Untold

An origin story about the man who became Dracula. With Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper. Written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Directed by Gary Shore. In Imax. Universal Pictures

I Am Ali

A documentary portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali. Directed by Clare Lewins. Focus World

The Judge

A big-city lawyer returns to his childhood home for his mother's funeral only to see his estranged father, the town's judge, become suspected of murder. With Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga. Written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque. Directed by David Dobkin. Warner Bros. Pictures

Kill the Messenger

A fact-based drama about the journalist Gary Webb and his incendiary report linking the CIA and Nicaragua's Contras to the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. With Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Ray Liotta. Written by Peter Landesman. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Focus Features

Kite

When her parents are killed, a teenage girl teams with her policeman father's ex-partner and a mysterious friend from her past to exact revenge. With India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe and Samuel L. Jackson. Written by Brian Cox. Directed by Ralph Ziman. Anchor Bay Films

One Chance

A biopic telling the story of Paul Potts, a Welsh cellphone salesman and amateur opera singer who became an overnight sensation via the reality TV series "Britain's Got Talent." With James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters and Mackenzie Crook. Written by Justin Zackham. Directed by David Frankel. The Weinstein Co.

Whiplash

A determined 19-year-old jazz drummer at an elite music conservatory is pushed to the brink by his autocratic instructor. With Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Sony Pictures Classics

You're Not You

A brash college student and would-be rock singer takes a job assisting a successful classical pianist who has just been diagnosed with ALS, and the two form an unconventional bond. With Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Frances Fisher. Written by Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts. Directed by George Wolfe. eOne Films

Oct. 17

Advanced Style

A documentary delving into the personal lives of an assortment of New York City's most fashionable women over 60. Directed by Lina Plioplyte. Bond/360

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

A documentary portrait of the Indian swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman. Counterpoint Films

The Best of Me

Two former high school sweethearts find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend, but the forces that drove them apart live on. With Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Luke Bracey. Written by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe. Directed by Michael Hoffman. Relativity

Birdman

A washed-up actor famous for playing an iconic superhero struggles to mount a Broadway play. With Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Andrea Riseborough. Written by Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo. Directed by Inarritu. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Book of Life

In this animated movie, a conflicted hero and dreamer embarks on an epic quest through magical worlds to rescue his one true love and defend his village. With the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. Written by Jorge R. Gutierrez and Doug Langdale. Directed by Gutierrez. 20th Century Fox

The Culture High

A documentary about the debate over the legality of marijuana in the U.S. Directed by Brett Harvey. Phase 4 Films

Dear White People

Black students navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college. With Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson and Teyonah Parris. Written and directed by Justin Simien. Roadside Attractions

Evolution of a Criminal

A documentary in which the filmmaker turns the camera on himself and explores how he went from 16-year-old honor student to bank robber. Directed by Darius Clark Monroe. Gathr / The Film Collaborative

Felony

After surviving a brush with death and celebrating at the local pub, a dedicated narcotics cop gets in a tragic accident and tries to cover it up. With Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. Written by Edgerton. Directed by Matthew Saville. Gravitas Ventures

Fury

In the final days of World War II, a five-man Allied tank crew goes on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. With Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña. Written and directed by David Ayer. Columbia Pictures

Housebound

Placed on house arrest, a twentysomething petty criminal begins to wonder if her blabbermouth mother is right about the home being haunted. With Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru. Written and directed by Gerard Johnstone. XLrator Media

Listen Up Philip

With his relationship on the rocks and his second novel on the way, an egocentric young author jumps at the opportunity to take refuge in his idol's isolated summer home. With Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss and Jonathan Pryce. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Tribeca Film

Rudderless

A distraught advertising executive wasting his days away on a docked sailboat after the death of his teenage son stumbles upon the boy's original music recordings, which change his life. With Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Huffman. Written by Casey Twenter, Jeff Robison and William H. Macy. Directed by Macy. Samuel Goldwyn Films

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

In this animated folk tale, a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo is raised by an old man and his wife into a beautiful young woman who enthralls everyone she meets, but she ultimately has to face her destiny. With the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen. Written by Riko Sakaguchi and Isao Takahata. Directed by Takahata. GKids

Watchers of the Sky

A documentary about the life and legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jewish lawyer, linguist and human-rights advocate who coined the term "genocide." Directed by Edet Belzberg. Music Box Films

Young Ones

In a future where water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, a hardened father defends his farm and family from bandits, but his daughter's boyfriend has designs on his land. With Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Written and directed by Jake Paltrow. Screen Media Films

Oct. 24

23 Blast

A high school football star is stricken with blindness and finds the courage to return to the field. With Mark Hapka, Stephen Lang and Alex Vega. Written by Bram Hoover and Toni Hoover. Directed by Dylan Baker. Abramorama

1,000 Times Good Night

After a brush with death, a war photojournalist is given an ultimatum by her husband and two young daughters to choose between her family and her dangerous profession. With Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lauryn Canny. Written by Harald Rosenlow Eeg. Directed by Erik Poppe. Film Movement

E-Team

A documentary following the high-stakes work of four human-rights emergency investigators. Directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman. Netflix

Exists

Five friends camping in Texas have their vacation derailed by an accident on a dark, desolate country road. With Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis and Roger Edwards. Written by Jamie Nash. Directed by Eduardo Sanchez. Lionsgate

Force Majeure

When an avalanche bears down on a model Swedish family vacationing in the French Alps, the clan's father makes a fateful decision. With Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli and Clara Wettergren. Written and directed by Ruben Ostlund. In Swedish, French and English, with English subtitles. Magnolia Pictures

John Wick

A former hit man tracks down the gangsters that took everything from him. With Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist and Alfie Allen. Written by Derek Kolstad. Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. Lionsgate

Laggies

After her high school boyfriend unexpectedly proposes, a directionless 28-year-old retreats to the home of her new 16-year-old friend and her attractive single dad. With Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz. Written by Andrea Seigel. Directed by Lynn Shelton. A24

Ouija

Friends must confront their most terrifying fears after awakening the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. With Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos. Written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Directed by White. Universal Pictures

Return to the Hiding Place

A historical drama about a band of teenage resistance fighters who rescued Dutch Jews from the Holocaust. With David Thomas Jenkins, John Rhys-Davies and Mimi Sagadin. Written by Peter Spencer. Directed by Peter Spencer and Josiah Spencer. Ocean Avenue Entertainment

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Two immigrant brothers try to make it in 1980s New York City by joining a Chinatown gang. With Justin Chon, Kevin Wu and Harry Shum Jr. Written by Michael Di Jiacomo and Andrew Loo. Directed by Loo and Andrew Lau. A24

St. Vincent

A retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling becomes an unlikely mentor and friend to the 12-year-old boy next door. With Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. Written and directed by Theodore Melfi. The Weinstein Co.

Stonehearst Asylum

In 19th century England, a young doctor lands a seemingly ideal apprenticeship at an asylum, but a series of unusual events lead him to make a horrifying discovery. With Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale and Ben Kingsley. Written by Joe Gangemi. Directed by Brad Anderson. Millennium Entertainment

White Bird in a Blizzard

A 17-year-old girl relishing her newfound sexuality is at first unfazed by the disappearance of her increasingly erratic mother but begins to come to grips with the truth of her departure. With Shailene Woodley, Eva Green and Christopher Meloni. Written and directed by Gregg Araki. Magnolia Pictures

Oct. 31

The ABCs of Death 2

An anthology of 26 shorts about death, organized alphabetically. Multiple cast members, writers and directors. Magnet Releasing

Before I Go to Sleep

A woman who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past discovers terrifying new truths that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life. With Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Written and directed by Rowan Joffe. Clarius Entertainment

Horns

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find horns sprouting from his temples. With Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple and Heather Graham. Written by Keith Bunin. Directed by Alexandre Aja. Radius-TWC

Low Down

A biopic about the virtuoso jazz pianist Joe Albany, his struggle with heroin addiction and his complex relationship with his daughter. With John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Glenn Close. Written by Amy-Jo Albany and Topper Lilien. Directed by Jeff Preiss. Oscilloscope

Nightcrawler

A driven young man desperate for work gets involved in the cutthroat world of freelance crime journalism. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton and Rene Russo. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy. Open Road

The Overnighters

A documentary about Pastor Jay Reinke and his efforts to help the hordes of unemployed men, some of questionable backgrounds, turning up to drill for oil in his North Dakota boomtown. Directed by Jesse Moss. Drafthouse Films

October TBA

Maps to the Stars

Recently released from a psychiatric ward, a tormented teen girl returns to Hollywood and her dysfunctional showbiz family. With Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson. Written by Bruce Wagner. Directed by David Cronenberg. eOne Films

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

On a reservation in 1970s Canada, a 15-year-old weed dealer comes into conflict with the corrupt local Indian agent. With Devery Jacobs, Roseanne Supernault and Glen Gould. Written and directed by Jeff Barnaby. Monterey Media

Two-Bit Waltz

After an especially turbulent week, a teenager learns she's set to inherit a large sum of money from her deceased grandmother on the condition that she finish her education. With Clara Mamet, Jared Gilman and Rebecca Pidgeon. Written and directed by Mamet. Monterey Media

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