TIFF 2016: Galas

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1. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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54 Metascore

Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 113,525 | Gross: $93.38M

Opening Night Film

2. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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81 Metascore

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 301,370 | Gross: $100.50M

3. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont

Votes: 80,991 | Gross: $61.28M

4. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 38,894 | Gross: $14.26M

Closing Night Film

5. A Family Man (2016)

108 min | Drama

7.7
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A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.

Director: Mark Williams | Stars: Alison Brie, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Dustin Milligan

Votes: 88

6. The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

R | 119 min | Drama

9.1
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Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia, was one of the youngest photographic stringers in Africa. But his journalistic work, which had ... See full summary »

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Ella Purnell, Maria Bello, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 27

7. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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81 Metascore

The final performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Justin Timberlake

Votes: 663

8. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, C. Thomas Howell, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 117

9. Loving (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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79 Metascore

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford

Votes: 15,251 | Gross: $7.70M

10. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 31,709 | Gross: $3.73M

11. Norman (2016)

R | 117 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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75 Metascore

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 201

12. The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2016)

105 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

Rocknroll concert doc following the Stones on their 2016 tour, culminating in their historic stop in Havana, Cuba.

Director: Paul Dugdale | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 159

13. Planetarium (2016)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.1
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41 Metascore

Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar

Votes: 576

14. The Promise (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, History

4.2
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38 Metascore

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan

Votes: 96,183

15. Queen of Katwe (2016)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.3
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73 Metascore

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanza

Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $8.81M

16. The Secret Scripture (2016)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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42 Metascore

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Rooney Mara, Theo James, Aidan Turner, Eric Bana

Votes: 179

17. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 72,914 | Gross: $21.48M

18. Strange Weather (2016)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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A poignant, lyrical drama about a mother (Hunter), who, in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score. A story of... See full summary »

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Ransom Ashley, Walker Babington

Votes: 25

19. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

Votes: 486

20. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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65 Metascore

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 2,744 | Gross: $3.52M