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16 movies to keep you busy all through September

Let’s just say, you won’t be bored this month.

words by: Alee Kwong
Sep 8, 2022

Believe it or not, September is surprisingly packed with movies. I thought that this summer had a wide variety of genres to offer but this month has taken it to a whole different level. Seriously, just about every genre under the cinematic umbrella is covered this month. Grab yourself a large tub of popcorn because if you love movies, then expect to be booked and busy all month long.

 

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

 

Release date: September 2

Where to watch: In theaters and Peacock

Written, directed, and produced by Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul is based off of Ebo’s 2018 short film of the same name. Regina King and Sterling K. Brown star as the first lady and pastor of a megachurch who attempt to rebuild their congregation after a major scandal. This is Ebo’s directorial debut and is also produced by Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele.

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Extended Cut)

 

Release date: September 2

Where to watch: In theaters

You already know what the vibe is here. Are you trying to relive those exciting moments like you did last December? Do you wish that you could rewatch those iconic scenes with all three Spideys? Well, now is your chance. Spider-Man: No Way Home is being re-released and now you can watch it with the deleted scenes and an alternate post-credit scene. I know you’re curious, so just get yourself to a theater ASAP!

 

Pinocchio

 

Release date: September 8

Where to watch: Disney+

Disney has not had any chill when it comes to live-action remakes of Disney Animation classics. I’ll be real with you, not all of them are good. However, something about Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket inspires a lot of hope. From what they show in the trailer, you can expect pretty much the same things that the animated movie had to offer, but with the added visual boost that comes from CGI.

 

Barbarian

 

Release date: September 9

Where to watch: In theaters

Horror films are no longer restricted to October. Labeled as “Malignant 2022,” Barbarian is about a young woman who discovers that the rental home she booked is already occupied by a stranger. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the night but soon discovers there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest. Spooky season has technically started, so this wouldn’t be a horrible way to kick it off.

 

End of the Road

 

Release date: September 9

Where to watch: Netflix

Queen Latifah, Beau Bridges, and Ludacris star in this thriller movie about a recently widowed woman, Brenda, who drives her family cross-country to start a new life. In the New Mexico desert, cut off from help, they must learn to fight back when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.

 

Clerks III

 

Release date: September 13

Where to watch: Netflix

Clerks fans have waited a long time for this one. Kevin Smith is back with the third installment of the Clerks series and the ninth overall feature film in the View Askewniverse (a fictional universe created by Kevin Smith that encompasses all films that have been produced by Smith’s production company, View Askew). With the original cast set to return, the film revolves around Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson), who after surviving a heart attack, wants to make a movie with Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) about their lives at the Quick Stop.

 

See How They Run

 

Release date: September 16

Where to watch: In theaters

In 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrian Brody, Sian Clifford, and David Oyelowo.

 

The Woman King

 

Release date: September 16

Where to watch: In theaters

All you need to hear are these three names — Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega. The Woman King is an upcoming historical epic film about the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit who protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century. The costumes, the cast, THE POWER. I’ve watched the trailer at least 5 times and I still get chills watching it.

 

Do Revenge

 

Release date: September 16

Where to watch: Netflix

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a TrainDo Revenge is an American black comedy film about two high school students, Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke), who have their lives upended and become rejected by their high school. After a topless video of herself originally intended for only her boyfriend Max (Austin Abrams) is leaked, Drea feels shame. Eleanor becomes an outcast when a rumor about her holding Carrissa (Ava Capri) down and attempting to kiss her begins to spread. Drea and Eleanor form a friendship and agree to go after one another’s bullies.

 

Drifting Home

 

Release date: September 16

Where to watch: Netflix

Anime aesthetic fans, this one is for you. If you’re looking for a coming-of-age story with a sense of adventure, Drifting Home might be your jam. It follows two childhood friends, Kosuke and Natsume during summer break. As they play in an apartment building set to be demolished, they find themselves caught up in a strange phenomenon. All they can see around them is a vast sea.

 

Don’t Worry Darling

 

Release date: September 23

Where to watch: In theaters

If you’re not living under a rock, then I’m sure you’ve heard about all the drama that’s come from the making of this film. This psychological thriller is director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore film and shows us the lives of Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack Chambers (Harry Styles) — a young, happy couple in the 1950s, living in the seemingly perfect company town of Victory, California, which has been created and paid for by the mysterious company for which Jack works. Curiosity about the nature of her husband’s work on the secret “Victory Project” begins to consume Alice. Cracks then begin to form in their utopian life as her investigation into the project raises tensions within the community. The ensemble cast also includes Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and Nick Kroll.

 

Blonde

 

Release date: September 28

Where to watch: Netflix

Adapted from the 2000 biographical fiction novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde is a biographical psychological drama detailing the life of Marilyn Monroe. Ana de Armas (No Time to DieKnives OutBlade Runner 2049) plays Monroe in this fictionalized version of the former Hollywood bombshell’s life. Along with shifting aspect ratios, a majority of the film was shot in black and white with other portions are to be set in color.

 

Smile

 

Release date: September 30

Where to watch: In theaters

Two horror films in one month? I’m here for it. Smile is about Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), who after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

 

Bros

 

Release date: September 30

Where to watch: In theaters

Bros is a romantic comedy written by and starring Billy Eichner. You know, that guy who runs around New York City with celebrities and frantically asks civilians questions for a dollar? Bros is the first major studio gay rom-com and includes an all-LGBTQ+ cast in both queer and straight roles. The story follows two gay men with commitment problems who are “maybe, possibly, probably stumbling towards love. Maybe. They’re both very busy.”

 

Hocus Pocus 2

 

Release date: September 30

Where to watch: Disney+

It’s been nearly 3 decades but the sequel to the cult classic spooky season must-watch is finally here. Bette Midler (The First Wives Club, The Stepford Wives), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), and Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill, Veep) are back as the Sanderson sisters and are ready to cause all the Halloween drama.

 

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

 

Release date: September 30

Where to watch: Apple TV+

The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a biographical action-comedy film based on the book of the same name by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue. In 1967, John Donohue (Zac Efron) was a 26-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran working as a merchant seaman when he was challenged one night in a New York City bar. The men gathered had lost family and friends in the ongoing war in Vietnam. One friend proposed an idea many might deem preposterous: One of them should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies in combat, and give each of them messages of support from back home, maybe some laughs, and beer. The film also stars Russell Crowe and Bill Murray.

 

Like I already said, spooky season has started, so get ready with these 10 films.

 

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