It’s that time again! The Toronto International Film Festival is a little more than a month away. The first part of the 2018 roster of films was announced today and, tbh, we’re already thinking about lining up for them now. Here are a select few movies you’re definitely going to want to catch at this year’s fest. 


A Star is Born 


Lady Gaga’s big-screen debut, Bradley Cooper’s first time behind the camera? What more do you need to know about the latest version of A Star is Born, which is making its North American premiere at TIFF.


Life Itself 


Make sure you have tissues handy for Life Itself. Directed by Dan Fogelman—a.k.a. the mastermind behind This Is Us—the film is a multigenerational story about the unexpected twists of everyday life. Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac and Annette Bening star.




The all-star cast of Widows—to name just a few, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya and Liam Neeson—is more than enough of a reason to add the film to your to-watch. Add in the fact that the Chicago-set heist thriller is co-written by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)? We’re in.


The Hate U Give 


Angie Thomas’s debut novel was one of last year’s most talked about books. For its film adaptation, Amandla Stenberg is Starr, a 16-year-old prep school student who has to deal with the aftermath of witnessing her unarmed friend get shot by a police officer. Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Common also star. 


First Man