Ever since I moved to Toronto, I have been watching more movies in theatres. As award season has started to begin, I have decided to finally list all the movies that I highly recommend you watching. The movies listed below have also been “officially released” and are in order of when I saw them.

Pacific Rim
Directed/Written by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam etc

Blue Jasmine
Directed/Written by Woody Allen
Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin etc

The Spectacular Now
Starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie Larson

In A World
Directed/Written/Starring: Lake Bell
Also starring: Ken Marino, Nick Offerman etc

Don Jon
Directed/Written/Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Also starring Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Brie Larson etc

12 Years A Slave
Directed by Steve McQueen
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch

Dallas Buyers Club
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner etc

Directed/Written by: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Captain Phillips
Starring Tom Hanks

All Is Lost
Directed/Written by J.C. Chandor
Starring Robert Redford
Produced by Before The Door

Blue Is The Warmest Color (blog post coming soon)
Starring Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos etc

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Check out my review)
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth etc

Frozen (Check out my review)
Directed/Written by: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, etc

Philomena (blog post coming soon)
Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan etc

Saving Mr. Banks (blog post coming soon)
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, etc

American Hustle (blog post coming soon)
Directed/Written by: David O Russell
Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence etc

This post will be edited to include the remaining movies that I will be seeing later this month which I recommend. Most of the films listed will have some sort of “review” in my upcoming posts. In the meantime, if you want to know my thoughts specifically on the movies, just tweet me at @jasjwang and we shall discuss!

Movie Recommendations [June-Dec 2013]