How to choose between a post-apocalyptic flick and dead goats? Or Michael Cera and Michael Moore? TIFF is full of difficult decisions, but we’ve got you covered! Here are this year’s best bets for cinematic success…

Whip It (Drew Barrymore)

What’s a girl to do when she lives in small town Texas and has zero interest in beauty pageants? Get her derby on, of course! Repulsed by world peace and the swimsuit competition, Bliss Cavender (Ellen Page) catapults into the hip-checkin’, fish-nettin’ world of Smashley Simson (Drew Barrymore) and her derby-doing compatriots—trying hard not to let her parents find out, of course!

An Education (Lone Scherfig)

Written by Nick Hornby, based on a memoir by Lynn Barber, this extremely British film takes place in 1962, and follows precocious, pretty Jenny (ingenue-to-watch Carey Mulligan), head of her class and about to take her A-Levels, and determined to go to Oxford. That is, until she meets a devilishly handsome stranger (Peter Sarsgard) who can indulge her taste for art, jazz, french culture, and the good life. It won the audience award at Sundance, and we’re predicting it will be just as loved at TIFF.

Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta)

It’s a tough life being a precocious, intellectual teenager condemned to live with trailer trash parents in a mobile home community. It’s even worse when you’re chronically virginal and the girl of your dreams is dating a numbskull jock. Ahh, but such is the plight of Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) in this flick. Unlike most typical Cera movies, though, Twisp develops a sexy, sophisticated French alter ego in his attempts to get the girl. Quelle treat!

Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore)

Moore is back with another one of his shockumentaries. This time, his target is America’s founding economic doctrine: Capitalism (cue drums, horns, etc.). How convenient for Moore that because of capitalism run amok, the economy collapsed a few months into the making of this film.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (Jan Kounen)

Music, fashion, and scandal, oh my! Kounen’s film is based on a Parisian moment between 1913 and 1920 when the great designer, Coco Chanel, became transfixed by a great Russian musician’s work. Taking the broke Stravinsky in, the wealthy Chanel spent enough time with Stravinsky to provoke quite a stir with the composer’s wife. Delicious period costumes and chain-smoking, anyone?

Cracks (Jordan Scott)

And now for another schoolgirl romp! Miss G (Eva Green) is a teacher at a British girls’ school in the 1930s, but rather than promoting order, hierarchy, and chastity, the teacher instead promotes desire, stirring up the ruthless power structure of teenaged girls. Full of intrigue and doubt, Cracks marks the feature directorial debut of cinematic heiress Jordan Scott.

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead (George A. Romero)

Horror god George A. Romero strikes again with a fully fleshed-out zombie movie that is sure to put some bite in your night. This time, however, Romero examines the human condition and addresses the social issues surrounding self and “other”. But don’t worry, the delve into thought-provoking issues is not surpassed by some good ol’ fashioned slaying of the undead.

Green Porno Bon Appetit (Isabella Rossellini, Jody Shapiro)

For anyone who’s moderately-to-intensely obsessed with Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno series, here’s a new one for you! This time, Rossellini has made a flick about the sexual hijinks of animals that become our food. Like the previous two installments of Green Porno, Rossllini blends art and science together to create a shockingly hilarious, beautiful, and informative take on animal sex.

The Informant! (Steven Sodergergh)

A beefier Matt Damon stars as Mark Whitacre, an executive at a corn conglomerate. Sensing something dodgy is afoot at the company, the FBI recruits Whitacre to gather info on the conglomerate’s dealings. Unfortunately, he sucks at high-level espionage and hilarity ensues.

The Men Who Stare at Goats (Grant Heslov)

‘Member back in ‘Nam that team of psychic, Jedi-like soldiers who could kill anything by staring at it? No? Well, they’ve been reactivated for use in the Middle East and their exploits are being documented by journalist Bob Wilton (Ewen McGregor) just looking for a good story. He’s following around crack soldier Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) and taking notes on his infamous “sparkling eyes technique” used to slay goats, among other things. Intrigued? I thought so.

The Invention of Lying (Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson)

Mark Bellison lives in a parallel universe where nobody lies and fiction and fantasy are–um–mere fictions and fantasies. Order reigns because people tell one another off rather bluntly when anyone steps a toe out of line. But Bellison is rather disappointed; he’s just been laid off and the girl of his dreams (Jennifer Garner) is farther from his reach than ever. Until—that is—he decides to invent the lie. What ensues is a hilarious and farcical jaunt when a world so unlike our own is turned upside down by untruth. What else would you expect from Ricky Gervais, with cameos including Tina Fey and Louis CK?

The Trotsky (Jacob Tierney)

Jay Baruchel and Emily Hampshire star in this teen comedy about communism, reincarnation, and Mrs. Robinson-style lovin’. Baruchel plays a student radical convinced he is Leon Trotsky, brought back to life to mobilize his fellow high school students.

Antichrist (Lars Von Trier)

This disturbing dissertation on the darker side of nature stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Defoe as a couple who retreat to the woods after their son falls out a window while they have sex in the other room. Chilling.