Counting Down To TIFF: The Films On Our Watch List

Counting Down To TIFF: The Films On Our Watch List

TIFF 2023 is just around the corner, running from September 7th to the 17th! The Toronto International Film Festival is arguably Toronto’s most anticipated event of the year. Being one of the largest film festivals in the world, founded back in 1976! Every year, celebrities, industry professionals, and film fanatics flock to Toronto for screenings and other TIFF-related events. This year, there are over 200 selections to choose from! We can’t possibly watch all of the films being showcased (yet), so we’ve selected some of the most anticipated ones to try and get tickets for!

Here are 10 of the films on our watch list for this year’s TIFF:

Dumb Money

“Paul Dano and Seth Rogen find themselves on opposite ends during a tug-of-war, in Craig Gillespie’s take on the outrageous battle of wits between amateur investors and hedge fund billionaires that became the infamous GameStop Wall Street scandal.” (Via TIFF)


“Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, and Robert De Niro star in this fabulously unpredictable ensemble dramedy from director Tony Goldwyn (TIFF ’10’s Conviction) about parents struggling over how best to raise their child.” (Via TIFF)

Fitting In

“Fitting In mines a traumatic, rare reproductive abnormality diagnosis for laughs and tears in director Molly McGlynn’s second feature film, starring Maddie Ziegler as a teen who must confront her new health reality.” (Via TIFF)

Dream Scenario

“This satirical swipe at celebrity and groupthink from writer-director Kristoffer Borgli and co-producer Ari Aster stars Nicolas Cage as an inconspicuous academic who is thrust into the limelight after he starts inexplicably appearing in people’s dreams.” (Via TIFF)

The Holdovers 

“Paul Giamatti stars in Alexander Payne’s latest about the bond that forms between a strict professor and a belligerent student he’s stuck supervising over the winter holiday at an elite boarding school.” (Via TIFF)

Dicks: The Musical 

“Larry Charles (Borat) conducts an uproarious musical-comedy riff on The Parent Trap that follows a pair of identical twins who conspire to reunite their divorced and disturbingly deranged parents (Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally).” (Via TIFF)

Quiz Lady

“From Oscar winner Jessica Yu comes a comedy starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh as two very different sisters who are forced to pay off their mother’s gambling debts by concocting a scheme to go on a quiz show.” (Via TIFF)

Boil Alert

“This urgent documentary about activist Layla Staats shows the faces and personal stories behind the struggle of First Nations reserves to receive a basic human right: drinkable water.” (Via TIFF)

The Royal Hotel

“Director Kitty Green and actor Julia Garner (The Assistant) reunite in this story of two friends who run out of cash while backpacking in Australia and must take jobs in an exploitative pub to fund their trip home.” (Via TIFF)

Seven Veils 

“Atom Egoyan and his Chloe star Amanda Seyfried reunite for this knotty psychodrama about a young theatre director forced to re-examine her own trauma while working on a remount of Salome.” (Via TIFF)

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