Posted by: ckckred | September 4, 2012

Films to See for the Rest of the Year

Lincoln is one of the few films I’m excited for this year

Labor Day means the end os summer and the start of Oscar season, meaning that studios are likely to pull out their big films likely to win awards.  I’ve decided to make a list of films I want to see for the rest of the year, and will try to watch them all.


It’s a Steven Spielberg film, plus it has Daniel Day Lewis in it.  I heard rumors that Lewis was so convincing on the set that even the crew called him “Mr. President.”

The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film since There Will Be Blood has me very excited to see.  It has some of my favorite actors in it (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix), so this is a must-see for me.

To The Wonder

Terrance Malick has sprung up to become one of my favorite directors.  Last year I named The Tree of Life to be the best film of the year.  And Ben Affleck, who stars in the film, said that To the Wonder makes The Tree of Life look like Transformers.  You know it’s going to be great.

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite directors of all time, plus I’m a big fan of spaghetti westerns.  The film stars Jamie Fox, Christopher Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Life of Pi

Ang Lee has made some of the highest praised films of the last decade, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain.  The trailers for Life of Pi look fantastic and I’m sure Lee could master 3-D like Scorsese did last year with Hugo.

Not Fade Away

David Chase made perhaps the greatest television show of all time (The Sopranos), so I’m excited for his movie debut, which is about an aspiring band in the sixties.


I actually don’t know too much about Amour, but it won the Cannes Film Festival this year and it’s playing at the New York Film Festival soon.  I’ll try to catch this one.

Inside Llewyn Davis

I have no idea when this is actually coming out, but it’s a Coen brothers movie.  That means I’m going to see it.

Trouble with the Curve

Moneyball was one of my favorite films last year, and from some early buzz Trouble with the Curve sounds great.  Plus it has Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in it.


It’s James Bond.  Enough said.


Ben Affleck has had a bumpy career but made a comeback with The Town. Also Argo has Bryan Cranston in it and as an enormous Breaking Bad fan I have to see it.

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to The Hurt Locker is about the hunt for Bin Laden.  I was unsure of the trailer, but I’m still going to watch it.

Hyde Park on Hudson

I’m a little hesitant on this one because I’m afraid it will just be like another historical drama.  But Bill Murray’s one of my favorite actors, so I have to see this film.

Les Miserables

I’m not a fan of musicals, so like Hyde Park I’m unsure if I will see this, plus I still hold a grudge against Tom Hooper for beating out David Fincher for winning Best Director. But the trailers indicate it might be different from the average musical film, which sounds promising.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I could get in trouble for saying this, but the Lord of the Rings are overrated.  This doesn’t mean I don’t like them, but I don’t consider them masterpieces like most people do.  Still, The Hobbit‘s going to be huge, and I can’t miss that.

Any film do you think I should watch that’s coming soon?  You can give me a recommendation below.


  1. Great post, I’m so looking forward to Skyfall.

    • I as well. It looks great.

  2. […] recently challenged myself to watch a bunch of films coming out soon.  So for the next few months I’m going to try to focus on finishing this list as well as […]

  3. I’m excited for many of these as well, here’s my fall list:

    • I’ll be sure to check it out. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Some good films (well, I hope they will be good) on this list that I can’t wait to see either. The Hobbit and Skyfall are the obvious ones that I’m most looking forward to seeing.

    • Thanks! The Hobbit and Skyfall could be the two biggest films of the year.

  5. […] while ago I wrote a post on my most anticipated films of the year.  In fall and winter, studios let out their heavy hitters that are usually the ones that grab […]

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