There are plenty of September movies that are coming to theaters, streaming platforms, and video on demand this month that we should not miss. This month offers loads of movies belonging to a wide plethora of genres. That includes action flicks, dramas, romantic comedies, horror, adventure, sci-fi, and thrillers.
Netflix is known for releasing a lot of content each month and September is looking as heavy as it normally does. Some of them include original movies such as: Love, Guaranteed, i’m thinking of ending things, Cuties a comedy-drama; The Babysitter: Killer Queen a horror comedy; The Devil All The Time, Enola Holmes, and also a few other new movies.
HBO Max original, Unpregnant a comedy-drama; Disney+ original, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals a superhero action-comedy; Amazon’s The Glorias a biopic are also coming this month.
Many September movies have been released digitally for the audience to view on-demand in the last five months. There are a ton of VOD releases in September including Children of the Sea, Followed, The Owners, Critical Thinking, I Am Woman, Antebellum, Lost Girls and Love Hotels, Let It Snow a thriller; Ava, Misbehaviour, all soon becoming available for VOD. Most of the VOD releases are also opening in drive-ins and select theatres before, or simultaneously, launching on digital platforms.
In September, many theaters across various countries are reopening and new movies are getting ready to premiere wherever theaters are available. One of the biggest movies of 2020 is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Warner Bros. debuted the movie internationally in August across 70 countries and now it’s going to be released in the US, wherever possible.
In a surprising move, Disney opted for their highly anticipated live-action remake, Mulan to be released on Disney+ instead of theatres. Mulan will available for a premium rental price, in addition to the subscription fee. Other new movies that are also getting a theatrical release are Sony Pictures’ YA romantic-comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery and Gerard Butler’s disaster film Greenland.
Check out the synopses and release dates for each of these upcoming September movies below.
September Movies To Watch Out For
Children of the Sea
Children of the Sea is an anime film directed by Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers: Number Zero) and produced by Eiko Tanaka, with animation production by Studio 4 °C. It is based on the manga of the same title by Daisuke Igarashi, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. The film stars the voices of Mana Ashida (Pacific Rim), Hiiro Ishibashi, Win Morisaki (Ready Player One), Goro Inagaki (13 Assassins), Yū Aoi (Penance), and Seishū Uragami. Set by and in the ocean and themed on the mysteries of life, it depicts the connections between humanity and nature.
The story follows a young girl, Ruka (Ashida) whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. After a falling out with both her mother and the other members of her junior high school club Ruka finds herself with nowhere to spend her days during summer vacation, and so she ends up hanging out at the aquarium. While there, she meets a mysterious pair of brothers, named Umi (Ishibashi) and Sora (Uragami), who her father tells her were raised in the sea by dugongs.
Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the same sort of supernatural connection to the ocean that they do. Umi and Sora’s special power seems to be connected to strange events that have been affecting the world’s marine life such as the appearance of sea creatures far from their home territory and the disappearance of aquarium animals around the world. However, the exact nature of the boys’ power and of the abnormal events is unknown, and Ruka gets drawn into investigating the mystery that surrounds her new friends.
Children of the Sea had its premiere in Japan on June 7, 2019. This fantasy adventure/mystery film holds a 71% RT score based on 14 reviews. The film has earned Best Animation film at Mainichi Film Awards and the Animation Division – Grand Prize for Japan Media Arts Festival Awards. The anime was supposed to see a theatrical release in April 2020, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This mesmerizing movie is now arriving on-demand.
Children of the Sea VOD release date: September 1, 2020
Followed is a supernatural horror film written by Todd Klick and directed by Antoine Le, in his feature directorial debut. The film is told almost entirely through a single screencast, in which a sequence of vlogs being watched on a website chronicle the events of the plot. It stars Matthew Solomon as a controversial vlogger and social media celebrity, who is haunted by strange forces when he takes his weekly vlog to a haunted hotel.
The synopsis of Followed: When aspiring social media influencer “DropTheMike” is offered a lucrative sponsorship to grow his channel, he’s joined by his video crew on a visit to one of the reputedly cursed hotels in America, where he’ll give his audience a horrific night of thrill-seeking the likes of which they have never seen before. What begins as a fun investigative challenge including the infamous Elevator Ritual quickly descends into a personal hell of true evil, begging the timely question: how far would you go to pursue internet fame?
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Followed also stars Tim Drier (Pledges), Caitlin Grace, John Savage (The Thin Red Line), Sam Valentine (The Incantation), and Kelsey Griswold (American Crime Story). The R-rated thriller had its world premiere at Burbank International Film Festival on September 7, 2018, followed by a release in other independent film festivals, where it won multiple awards such as Best Horror/Thriller Feature Film. Followed holds a 78% RT score based on 18 reviews. It was released in select theaters and drive-ins in the United States on June 19, 2020, and now it’s coming to VOD platforms.
Followed VOD release date: September 1, 2020
Tenet is Christopher Nolan’s latest tentpole movie and it is one of the most anticipated films of this year. Tenet is a spy action-thriller written and directed by Nolan (Inception, Dark Knight), who produced it with Emma Thomas. The plot follows a secret agent who must manipulate time (called time inversion) in order to prevent a Russian oligarch from carrying out World War III.
It stars John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman), Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse), Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Dimple Kapadia (Dabangg), Michael Caine (The Prestige), Clémence Poésy (Birdsong, Harry Potter), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk).
Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Nolan himself has called “Tenet” the most ambitious movie he’s directed so far, and that’s a declaration that seems tough to contend with. The film received positive reviews from critics, who favorably compared it to Nolan’s Inception and praised the cast’s performances. Although some lamented the confusing plot and impassive tone.
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Warner Bros. Pictures originally scheduled Tenet for July 17, 2020, release. After delaying it three times the release was held up indefinitely. Warner Bros. arranged the film to be released internationally on August 26th in seventy countries and is scheduled to launch in the United States this month. It will be released in the US where a release is possible starting with select cities, gradually expanding in the ensuing weeks. The movie comes out in China on September 4th.
Tenet is a spectacle with mind-blowing technical aspects and a lot of heavy action in which everything that you see onscreen was done practically without any VFX and it is a blockbuster that should be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Read our Tenet non-spoiler review below.
Tenet US release date: September 3, 2020