Biggest fall movies 2013

One of the most highly anticipated films of

One of the most highly anticipated films of the year is coming to theaters Nov. 22: Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Photo Credit: MCT

Truth may be stranger than fiction, and it seems almost as popular during this year's fall movie season. We'll see roughly a dozen major movies based on true stories that cover subjects as diverse as slavery, the AIDS epidemic, Formula One racing and the making of Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins." At this rate, the fantasy-action sequels to "The Hobbit" and "Thor" almost seem like rarities. Here are 34 of this fall's biggest movies -- and that's the truth. -- RAFER GUZMÁN

From left, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman star
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From left, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman star in the dramatic thriller "Prisoners," out Sept. 20.

Chris Hemsworth stars as Englishman James Hunt in
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Chris Hemsworth stars as Englishman James Hunt in "Rush," Ron Howard's big-screen re-creation of the 1970s Grand Prix rivalry between Hunt and Niki Lauda. In theaters Sept. 20.

Sam (Anna Faris) holds Barry for Flint (Bill
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Sam (Anna Faris) holds Barry for Flint (Bill Hader) in Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," in theaters Sept. 27.

From left Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star
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From left Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," in theaters Sept. 27.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are stranded and
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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are stranded and trying to survive in "Gravity," out Oct. 4.

Tom Hanks stars in
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Tom Hanks stars in "Captain Phillips," about the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. container ship by Somali pirates, in theaters Oct. 11.

Mel Gibson plays an international arms dealer; Charlie
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Mel Gibson plays an international arms dealer; Charlie Sheen plays the president in "Machete Kills," the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 flick, "Machete." In theaters Oct. 11.

Robert Redford is the only cast member in
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Robert Redford is the only cast member in "All Is Lost," about a man lost at sea. In theaters Oct. 18.

Chloe Moretz stars in the remake of Stephen
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Chloe Moretz stars in the remake of Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," out Oct. 18, just in time for Halloween.

They're
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They're "baaack": Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, and Sylvester Stallone are convicts in "Escape Plan," out Oct. 18.

From left, Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, Carice
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From left, Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, Carice van Houten, Daniel Bruhl and Moritz Bleibtreu in a scene from "The Fifth Estate," about he founder of WikiLeaks. In theaters Oct. 18.

Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a
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Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years a Slave." The film, by director Steve McQueen, is being hailed a masterpiece and a certain Oscar heavyweight. It opens Oct. 18.

Brad Pitt, left, and Michael Fassbender in
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Brad Pitt, left, and Michael Fassbender in "The Counselor"

In
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In "Dallas Buyers Club," Matthew McConaughey plays real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof, who in the 1980s defied the FDA by smuggling and distributing illegal medicines. With Jared Leto, in theaters Nov. 1.

Harrison Ford leads a cast of young'uns in
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Harrison Ford leads a cast of young'uns in the sci-fi flick "Ender's Game," out Nov. 1.

Kevin Kline, left, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro
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Kevin Kline, left, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas "Last Vegas," out Nov. 1.

Chris Hemsworth returns as the hammer-wielding god of
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Chris Hemsworth returns as the hammer-wielding god of thunder in "Thor: The Dark World," out Nov. 8.

Liesel (Sophie N�lisse) sneaks into a neighbor's well-stocked
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Liesel (Sophie N�lisse) sneaks into a neighbor's well-stocked library to pursue her love of reading in "The Book Thief," directed by Brian Percival. In theaters on November 15.

Nope, not Jay Gatsby: Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan
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Nope, not Jay Gatsby: Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street," his fifth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese. In theaters Nov. 15.

One of the most highly anticipated films of
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One of the most highly anticipated films of the year is coming to theaters Nov. 22: Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

Road trip: Bruce Dern and Will Forte play
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Road trip: Bruce Dern and Will Forte play a father and son in "Nebraska," out Nov. 22.

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"Black Nativity," a contemporary adaptation of the Langston Hughes musical starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson, comes out Nov. 27.

Twisted tale: Josh Brolin stars in Spike Lee's
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Twisted tale: Josh Brolin stars in Spike Lee's reinterpretation of "Oldboy," out Nov. 27.

Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris
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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela star in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," directed by Justin Chadwick. In theaters Nov. 29.

From left, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam
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From left, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver star in "Inside Llewyn Davis," about a struggling songwriter (Isaac) who navigates New York City's folk scene during the 1960s. Directed and written by the Coen brothers, and in theaters Dec. 6.

Zoe Saldana and Christian Bale star in
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Zoe Saldana and Christian Bale star in "Out of the Furnace," about brothers (Christian Bale, Casey Affleck) who turn to crime in a depressed Rust Belt town. Out Dec. 6.

Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo Baggins in
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Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," in theaters Dec. 13.

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to
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Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," in theaters Dec.13, 2013.

Bradley Cooper, left, and Christian Bale star in
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Bradley Cooper, left, and Christian Bale star in "American Hustle," a drama about con men, FBI agents and political power brokers, directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"). In theaters Dec. 13.

Don't act like you're not impressed: Will Ferrell
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Don't act like you're not impressed: Will Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate returns as Veronica Corningstone in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." In theaters Dec. 20.

From left, Kate Winslet as Adele, Josh Brolin
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From left, Kate Winslet as Adele, Josh Brolin as Frank and Gattlin Griffith as Henry star in "Labor Day," about a woman and her young son who unwittingly take in an escaped convict. Directed by Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), from Joyce Maynard's novel. In theaters Christmas Day.

Ben Stiller directs and stars in
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Ben Stiller directs and stars in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the second adaptation of James Thurber's short story about an lifelong daydreamer. With Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn. Out on Christmas Day.

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