Entertainment New York Film Festival 2015: Best movies, from 'The Walk' to 'Carol' By ROBERT LEVIN amWENYFF25 Updated September 29, 2015 11:34 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The New York Film Festival has come to symbolize curated excellence during the course of its 53 years, offering film buffs a chance to see the best and brightest from the international film festival circuit, along with splashy world premieres. The 2015 edition, with opening night delayed until Saturday due to Pope Francis' visit to the city, offers more of the same. These are some of the most notable movies unspooling at the Film Society of Lincoln Center between this weekend and Oct. 11, and the nine to definitely catch. 'The Walk' (Sept. 26) Photo Credit: TriStar Pictures The festival's opening-night selection is Robert Zemeckis' dramatization of the story of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his high-wire walk across the Twin Towers in 1974. With Ben Kingsley (6, 6:30, 6:45, 9, 9:45 p.m.) 'The Lobster' (Sept. 27-28) Photo Credit: New York Film Festival Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell headline one of the year's buzziest movies -- about a world in which single people are forced to couple up or face being turned into animals. (6 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 p.m. Sept. 28) 'Cemetery of Splendour' (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1) Photo Credit: New York Film Festival The Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with a film set in a hospital ward comprised of comatose soldiers. (9 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1) 'Steve Jobs' (Oct. 3) Photo Credit: TMS One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year finds Michael Fassbender playing the late Apple icon, in a picture scripted by Aaron Sorkin. (6 p.m.) 'Bridge of Spies' (Oct. 4-5) Photo Credit: Dreamworks / 20th Century Fox Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg: It's a powerful and high-profile combo, the sort that wins awards. This film's a Cold War-set drama about the 1962 prisoner swap for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. (6 p.m. Oct. 4, 9 p.m. Oct. 5) 'Maggie's Plan' (Oct. 4-5) Photo Credit: New York Film Festival Rebecca Miller, accomplished filmmaker and daughter of Arthur, comes out with an NYC-set romantic comedy starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore. (9:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Oct. 5) 'Carol' (Oct. 9-10) Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara play women who fall in love in this 1950s-set drama from Todd Haynes ("Far From Heaven"). (6 p.m. Oct 9, 2 p.m. Oct. 10) 'Brooklyn' (Oct. 7-8) Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Kerry Brown Saoirse Ronan stars as an Irish immigrant to the eponymous borough in this drama that premiered to acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. (9 p.m. Oct. 7, 6 p.m. Oct. 8.) 'Miles Ahead' (Oct. 10) Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics Don Cheadle directs and stars in this biopic about the legendary Miles Davis. (6, 6:15 and 10 p.m. Oct. 10) By ROBERT LEVIN amWENYFF25 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Celebs hit the 53rd New York Film FestivalJoseph Godon-Levitt was among the notables, attending the fest for his film "The Walk." 30 big movies in theaters this fallMust-see movies, from 'Peanuts' to a new 'Star Wars.' 11 concerts you'll be spending your paycheck on Here's who to see around the city. The best TV shows to watch this fallAdd these fall shows to your DVR queue. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.