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Fall movie preview: Compared to summer flicks, these films show signs of maturity

Published September 7, 2013 5:28 pm

98 films • Things get serious as Hollywood starts thinking about Oscar.
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Summer is behind us, and the fall movie season is showing signs of comparative maturity.

It's a time for serious drama, as the studios gear up for a tough Oscar campaign. There are stories of survival, in outer space in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and on the open sea in the Robert Redford-starring drama "All Is Lost." There are the true-life ordeals of a pre-Civil War black man in "12 Years a Slave" and a 21st-century victim of Somali pirates in "Captain Phillips." There are adaptations of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" and Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."

But it's not all dark material. There are plenty of comedies this fall, a few kids' films, some intriguing documentaries and plenty of action.

From now to the end of the year, there are 98 movies coming your way — so there's sure to be something for every taste.

Click through these slideshows, grouped by genre, to see what's coming to theaters this fall. (Release dates are tentative.)

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