Top 10: Fall movies to watch

Top 10: Fall movies to watch

"The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1" is one of many movies to look forward to this fall.

We all like being told stories. Sometimes you learn something from them and other times you just want to be entertained. Everyone has a busy schedule these days, but you are allowed a break every once in a while. Take your friends with you to the cinema this fall and load up on popcorn. Here are 10 movies worth checking out.

1. “The Maze Runner” – Sept. 19
Action – Mystery – Sci-fi
The movie fall starts off with the beginning of the maze runner saga. The plot revolves around the character Thomas played by Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”), who wakes up in the middle of a maze and tries to escape. The trailer is filled with action and mystery. You should check out this if you are into fantasy films.

 2. “Hector and the Search for Happiness” – Sept. 19
Adventure – Comedy – Drama
If you are more into the feel-good comedy drama, this is the film for September. The brilliant Simon Pegg (“Hot Fuzz”) plays the main character. He tries to find out what makes people happy. The film has a British vibe to it, so if you like everything that comes out of Britain, this should not be an exception.

3. “The Equalizer” – Sept. 26
Action – Crime – Thriller
Denzel Washington looks awesome in the trailer for this new action thriller about a retired black ops commando who embarks on a mission to save a girl, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, from the Russian mob. If action is your thing, this has been generating a lot of buzz over the summer.

4. “Fury” – Oct. 17
Action – War – Drama
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) in one film. What more do you need? The story is about a team of five soldiers who go behind enemy lines in a final push to end Nazi Germany. The trailer shows that it should be a heavy-action drama, with shooting and explosions but also some interesting character studies.

5. “Laggies” – Oct. 24
Comedy – Romance
This film is about a woman stuck in adolescence that doesn’t quite know what to do with her life. Keira Knightly and Chloë Grace Moretz play the main characters that meet and become friends. The trailer gives you a few laughs and the theme is fitting for us students who also are on the verge to become proper adults.

6. “Interstellar” – Nov. 7
Action – Adventure – Mystery
From director Christopher Nolan who gave us the latest Batman series and “Inception”, comes this new fantasy film about space travel. The world is running out of food and a team is sent up into space in a wormhole in an attempt to save humankind. On the team is Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and Brand (Anne Hathaway). This is one of this fall’s big blockbusters and would be worth checking out (even just for the director and cast).

7. “The Imitation Game” – Nov. 21
Biography – Drama – Thriller
Benedict Cumberbatch is back this fall as he plays the brilliant Alan Turing who broke the enigma code in World War II. The story looks at Turing and his team and how important it was to decrypt the messages in order to win the war. The film has a great British cast and the story is set in England. You should check it out if you like an interesting drama, but here you could also learn a thing or two.

8. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” – Nov. 21
Adventure – Sci-fi
Get your tickets early for this one, as I have a feeling it will be soldout the first weekend. “The Hunger Games” fan base is massive, as the first part of the third and last book hits theaters this November. The story grows more serious in this one, as the war between the Capital and the districts begin.

9. “Exodus – Gods and Kings” – Dec. 12
Drama
This film takes its story from Exodus in the Bible about Moses and Rhamses and the plagues that were sent from God. It is backed up with the director who created “Gladiator,” Ridley Scott, and a great cast with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton. It will be interesting to see what they do with this story and should be worth checking out this December. The trailer looks pretty amazing!

10. “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” – Dec. 17
Adventure – Fantasy
Finally the wait is over! The final part of “The Hobbit” comes out just at the end of this year, and it looks like one you wouldn’t miss. The hobbit and the dwarfs have finally made it to the lonely mountain, and the dragon Smaug is on the loose. This will be an action-filled adventure film that also leaves clues toward the beginning of “The Lord of the Rings”. It should be a great ending to the film year of 2014.