Goat (dir. Andrew Neel)

Our very own No Film School writer Brad Land penned Goat: A Memoir, which director Andrew Neel later adapted into his Sundance breakout film starring Nick Jonas and James Franco. Goat, a personal story that functions as an exposé on fraternity hazing, details the insidious culture of masculinity propagated across the Greek system on college campuses. Release Date: September 23, 2016, via MTV

Rebirth (dir. Karl Mueller)

Ted Sarandos of Netflix has long touted the merits of indie film, but he finally made good on his word today with the launch of Rebirth, Netflix's first low-budget original indie film. Fully funded by the streaming giant for $2 million, the thriller chronicles an ordinary suburban father's induction into a cult. Given the subject material, it's sure to hook audiences before you can say, "Not a cult!" Release Date: July 15, streaming via Netflix 

La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)

Damien Chazelle stunned the film world with Whiplash, his Oscar-nominated debut feature. Whether he can live up to his own hype remains to be seen, but by the looks of this gorgeous new trailer for La La Land, Chazelle has carved out a lasting place for himself in Hollywood. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as lovers in Tinseltown, and while we may have seen enough of that plot this year, Chazelle is nothing if not a man with a vision. The trailer's scintillating imagery boasts of high production value and lovers' dreamscapes that would give even Michel Gondry cause for envy. Release Date: December 16, 2016, via Summit Entertainment

Loving (dir. Jeff Nichols)

Premiering at Cannes this year to favorable reviews, Jeff Nichols's '60s-set love story stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as an interracial couple fighting for their right to live as a family in small-town Virginia. Loving is based on the historical US Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which saw plaintiffs Richard and Mildred Loving overturn state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. It's a quietly moving film with a lot of heart. Release Date: November 4, 2016, via Focus Features

White Girl (dir. Elizabeth Wood)

Bored and rebellious is a dangerous combination, especially when it comes to teenage girls with a penchant for adrenaline. Elizabeth Wood's Sundance debut White Girl follows the titular white girl, Leah (Morgan Saylor), as she gets into trouble with cocaine while struggling to hold down an internship in New York City. Release Date: August 29 (New York), via FilmRise