October is the perfect time to start going to the movies again. The sun is setting earlier, the days are getting colder, and swimsuit season is over so you can get extra popcorn. Can’t decide on what to see? Here are 10 movies to see in October. You could even go by yourself!
The Girl on the Train – Oct. 7
Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Luke Evans
Why you should watch it: ALL THE PLOT TWISTS. But, really, the plot twists are key. Varying perspectives and an unreliable narrator will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is actually happening. *Read the book
The Accountant – Oct. 7
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow
Why you should watch it: Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck, I repeat, Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck! Part spy movie, part thriller, the Accountant should make you fall in love with Ben all over again (don’t you dare lie and said you didn’t love him in the early 00s)
Keeping up with the Joneses – Oct. 21
Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, John Hamm, Gal Gadot
Why you should watch it: Who doesn’t love a good comedy and with Zach G. and Isla you know it’ll be funny. We all hope that our neighbors are government spies who’ll let us in on the action, especially if your next door neighbor is Gal Gadot.
Inferno – Oct. 28
Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
Why you should watch it: The Da Vinci Code part 3. There will be puzzles, beautiful views of Italy, religious subtext, and obviously Forrest Gump in a suit.
The Birth of a Nation – Oct. 7
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union
Why you should see it: A story about slaves before the Civil War. It’s a history lesson for those who want the nitty gritty of history, those who hope to understand the horrors of slavery.
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life – Oct. 7
Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Andy Daly, Adam Pally
Why you should watch it: Our queen, Lauren Graham, has returned. Middle School is about breaking all the rules and seeking revenge on the Middle School principal. A dream I’m sure we’ve all had. Relive your middle school years, I dare you.
Blue Jay – Oct. 11
Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson
Why you should watch it: Two high school sweethearts reconnect when they both return to their hometown. You know there is going to be heartbreak in there somewhere. But, we all need a good cry every now and then.
The Great Gilly Hopkins – Oct. 7
Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Julia Stiles
Why you should watch it: It’s a heartwarming story about a girl who just wants to find a home. Anyone can relate to wanting to find a place to belong.
The Coming Through the Rye – Oct. 14
Alex Wolff, Stefania Own, Chris Cooper, Adrian Pasdar
Why you should watch it: First, if you didn’t read The Cather in the Rye in high school, you should. This movie tells the story of a boy who was inspired by Holden Caulfield, and through that inspiration comes of age.
Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back – Oct. 21
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge
Why you should watch it: A little action, a little adventure, a little justice. Also Tom Cruise. I would recommend watching Jack Reacher 1 first, but since this movie comes out the end of October, you have plenty of time.