Fall Movie Preview 2016: Oscar Hopefuls, Slave Rebellions and 'Rogue One'

It's fall, the season when summer blockbusters and idiot comedies give way to movies that actually might be — wait for it — good enough to grab awards. Even the epics, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, lace escapism with smarts. It's a time when a remake of The Magnificent Seven might potentially equal its predecessor, and a bestselling mystery thriller, The Girl On the Train, can get us all on board for the film version.

But fall is mostly about Oscars and how to win them. Will The Birth of a Nation, about a slave rebellion, put an end to last year's wallow in #OscarsSoWhite? Will Manchester By the Sea, about inconsolable grief, remind us of the power of indie cinema to make us feel something again? There are over a 100 fall movies vying for our attention this autumn. Here's a guide to 20 that should be on your radar over the next few months