October 3, 2016
5 Movies You Should Be Watching This October

From spy comedies to crime thrillers and historical biopics, there are more than 70 movies releasing in October. Here is a list of must-see films for this month.

  1. The Birth Of a Nation (October 7):
This American period drama film was first premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and the film's actor-director Nate Parker won an Audience Award and a U.S. Grand Jury Prize in Dramatic Competition.

Based on the story of Nate Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831, features Parker in the lead role.

The film follows the story of Turner, who as a child is taught to read so he can study the Bible and later became a preacher among his fellow slaves. Although, the Bible teachings takes a different turn when he accompanies his master on different tours.

Along with Nate Parker, The Birth Of a Nation features Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Gabrielle Union and Penelope Ann Miller in the lead roles.

2. The Girl on the Train (October 7):

If you are not into period drama films and need to clutch on your seat when you watch a film, then The Girl on the Train will serve as a perfect treat for you. Based on the 2015 debut novel of the same name, the film features Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans.

The Girl on the Train features the story of Rachel Watson (Blunt), an alcoholic who divorced her husband Tom Watson (Theroux) over the latter's infidelities, who always takes a train for her daily commute. During her train rides, she fantasizes about the relationship of her neighbors, Scott (Evans) and Megan Hipwell (Bennett). Everything changes for her when she witnesses something from the train window and how Megan is found to be missing, presumed dead.

Emily Blunt as Rachel in The Girl on the Train looks out the window
Emily Blunt as Rachel in 'The Girl on the Train' [Image by Dreamworks Pictures]

The psychological thriller is penned by British author Paula Hawkins, and by early March 2015, over 1 million copies were sold. According to BBC News, an estimated 11 million copies were sold by August 2016.

3. The Accountant (October 14):

Written by Bill Dubuque and directed by Warrior director Gavin O'Connor, The Accountant is another action thriller film.

The upcoming film features Ben Affleck, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow in the leads.

The Accountant follows the story of Christian Wolff (Affleck) who loves mathematics more than people. Along with a CPA officer as a cover, he makes his living as a forensic accountant for a criminal organization. Wolff's life changes forever when he starts to dig up the truth about the Treasury agent.

The movie was earlier set for January release, but, according to Deadline, Warner Bros. shifted the release date.

4. Christine (October 14):

Christine is a 2016 American-British biographical drama movie written by Craig Shilowich and directed by Antonio Campos.

The film stars BAFTA-winning actress Rebecca Hall as 1970s news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide on live television.

Along with Hall, Christine features Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Kim Shaw and J. Smith-Cameron.

5. Inferno (October 28):

If you happen to be a die-hard fan of Dan Brown or Tom Hanks or Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, then you cannot miss watching the movie adaptation of Brown's 2013 bestselling novel, Inferno.

The mystery thriller film is directed by Ron Howard, who earlier directed it's prequel films, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.

Like most of Brown's stories, Inferno follows the story of Robert Langdon (Hanks), who awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what happened to him in the last few days. Similar to its prequels, even in Inferno, Langdon finds himself the target of a major manhunt.

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno poster
[Image by Imagine Entertainment]

The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 18, 2015. According to The Wrap, Sony shifted the release date as it was earlier going to clash with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Let us know which movie you are planning to watch this month and why? Sound off your views in the comments below.

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