Col Needham's Top 10 Toronto Picks for 2016by Col Needham | last updated - 09 Sep 2016
I am the Founder and CEO of IMDb and these are the 10 movies which I am most looking forward to seeing at the Toronto International Film Festival which I attend from start to finish every year. The list is in alphabetical order as it hard enough to pick only 10, let alone rank them!
Note that these are movies which I have not seen before. Recommendations from films which I have seen at other festivals are Manchester by the Sea, The Birth of a Nation, and The Handmaiden.
The scope of the festival and the quality makes it difficult to select 10 and these are all taken from my longer TIFF Interest List which contains nearly 100 movies and the festival is only 10 days long!
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1. American Pastoral (2016)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.
Votes: 9,576 | Gross: $0.54M
2. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Votes: 408,010 | Gross: $100.55M
3. City of Tiny Lights (2016)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
5. The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Thriller
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.
7. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.
Votes: 159,633 | Gross: $10.64M
9. Their Finest (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Votes: 9,590 | Gross: $3.60M
10. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Votes: 8,072 | Gross: $3.90M