Morgan. The directorial debut of Ridley Scott’s son Luke, Morgan focuses on a genetically engineered girl (InStyle’s October fashion girl, the very brilliant Anya Taylor-Joy) with wide eyes, innocent features and seemingly human emotions – but what lies beneath isn’t quite so squeaky clean. For fans of Netflix's Stranger Things.
Released: 2 September
Bridget Jones’s Baby. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is in her 40s and single again. Instead of wallowing, she throws herself into work but when she meets a handsome new work colleague (Patrick Dempsy) her love life spirals into chaos (and comedy) once again. As good as the first two films.
Released: 16 September
The Girl With All the Gifts. In a dystopian future, a scientist and a teacher go on a journey of survival – with their one weapon of hope: one very special little girl. Featuring an all-star cast including Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, it's Sennia Nanua (as the girl Melanie) who steals the screen. A star of tomorrow.
Released: 23 September
The Girl On The Train. Fans of the book might be perplexed by the story changes. For instance, the film is shot in New York rather than London; Emily Blunt plays the alcoholic Rachel (and, while not as glossy as normal, isn’t as bedraggled as Rachel seems in the book.) Yet despite this, the suspense and intrigue are there by the bucket load. Gone Girl for 2016.
Released: 23 September
My Scientology Movie. There are probably few religions that come in for as much flak as Scientology. Widely reported as ultra controlling, its most high-profile member, Tom Cruise, has undoubtedly been tainted by his association with the infamous church. Whilst there have been great films on the cult before, this is by master documentarian Louis Theroux making it instantly entertaining, funny – and chilling at the same time.
Released: 7 October
Trolls. Ever get that feeling (deep in your soul) that an animated flick is just about to out sunshine all the rest? Justine Timberlake [as the voice of one of the main characters, Branch] is certainly hoping so: he’s gunning for an Oscar for his ridiculously catchy theme tune Can’t Stop The Feeling. As happy as that number one hit is, the film is a massive mood-booster. Prepare to be enchanted.
Released: 21 October
Doctor Strange. Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is an arrogant yet brilliant surgeon who, after a tragic accident, is enlisted to learn the mysterious world of mysticism and hidden dimension – in order to save the world (duh duh duuuh!) Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwitel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams, this is already shaping up to be one of the top 10 superhero films of the future.
Released: 28 October
The Light Between Oceans. After losing a child of their own, lighthouse owner Tom (Michael Fassbender) and Isabel (Alicia Vikander) find a baby on a drifting rowing boat and decide to keep her as their own. But will they live happily ever after? The film that will always be known for making a real life unit of one of the most gorgeous couples in showbiz, Fasskander.
Released: 4 November
Nocturnal Animals. Fashion designer turned filmmaker Tom Ford is back with his stunning second film based on themes of rage and revenge. Susan (Amy Adams) is a successful gallery owner in a deeply unhappy marriage to successful businessman Walker (Armie Hammer.) Out of the blue, she receives an unpublished manuscript from her scorned ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) both who have terrible issues in their shared past. When Walker is out of town, she begins to read it, with devastating consequences. Expect several 2017 Oscar nods.
Released: 4 November
A Street Cat Named Bob. Based on the internationally best selling book by the same name, this is the story of how struggling recovering drug addict and alcoholic James Bowen (played by InStyle fave Luke Treadaway) got his life back on track – with the help of a stray ginger cat called Bob. EVERYBODY now! Awww.
Released 4 November
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. J K Rowling is back with a brand new era of magic and wizardry – but this time the setting is New York City in 1926. A Magizoologist (or master of magic, to you and me) is waylaid by a suitcase named Muggle – and the magical beasts that escape from its insides. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrel, Zoe Kravitz and Jon Voight, this is an explosion of special effects and wondrous thinking.
Released: 18 November
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The second instalment from the new Star Wars franchise, InStyle cover gal Felicity Jones plays Jyn, a rebellion soldier and criminal with orders to steal plans for the Death Star. Also starring Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna, this is visual story telling at it’s most hi-tec.
Released: 16 December
Autumn's not looking so bad after all...