We’re kicking off the fall season with a strong slate of new movies hitting theaters and streaming platforms. Below, I share a quick list of six September movies to watch and three to skip because, let’s be honest, it’s not always worth it.
Many new movies are released every month, either in theaters or on streaming platforms. Plus, you have to consider all the TV shows that are airing or reruns. It can be a lot to consume. We do our best to get the list of movies coming out and let you know which movies we think you should watch and which ones we think you can put in the background.
New September Movies to Watch
Do it for Jesus. Save Your Soul – In theaters and the Peacock September 5
I may never stop talking about this movie. I saw it twice at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and recently reviewed it before my interview with the Ebo sisters. Do it for Jesus gives us one of the best performances of the year from Regina Hall and I hope every single one of you will seek this film out, whether it’s in theaters or the Peacock.
The Woman King – In theaters September 16
Viola Davis + The Woman King Trailer + her asses and her names = SIGN ME UP. Davis is one of the best working actors in all of Hollywood, and whenever she’s attached to a project, he’s an automatic must-see. I am intrigued by so much about this movie, including the story the movie is based on. Really looking forward to seeing this on the big screen.
Lou – On Netflix September 23
Allison Janney teams up with Jurnee Smollett to hunt down the person who kidnapped Smollett’s baby. I didn’t know much about the movie until the trailer was released, and the unlikely couple looks like they’re going to give us a cool little thriller.
Don’t Worry, Darling – In theaters September 23
When you have Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde all in the same movie, you know for sure people (including me) will be lining up to check this out. I loved the trailer and the premise has this great mystery-style thriller that’s not something we see in movies anymore. I think we’re all ready for this to come out.
Bros – In theaters September 30
Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors 2, Sex Tape, Night Schooll) pairs up with Billy Eichner to write the new bromantic comedy Bros. The film is based on two men with commitment issues who try to start a relationship together. Eichner is a funny guy and throw that together with Luke Macfarlane, and we could see a good time in theaters.
Hocus Pocus 2 – On Disney+ September 30
Not sure we’re friends unless you’re a fan of the original Cheating game. So I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Halloween season than to watch Hocus Pocus 2. We have Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy set to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters. They are brought back to modern day Salem by three young women by chance and they must find a way to stop them from wreaking havoc on the world.
September movies to skip
Spider-Man: No Way Home – The Latest Stuff Version – In Cinemas September 2nd
I want There is no way home as much as the next person, and it was one of my favorite movies last year. However, the fact that they are repackaging it and releasing it in theaters with 11 new minutes is a complete travesty. I hope so many people out there take the time to go and see Do it for Jesus. Save your soul or one of the other releases coming out this weekend. If you see both, good for you, but Sony/Disney don’t need your money. Just rent it at Redbox or something and save $50.
Pinocchio – On Disney+ September 8
We’re getting not one but two Pinocchio movies coming out this year. We have the live-action version (this one) and the Guillermo Del Toro animated version coming to Netflix later this year. First, I don’t know why we need two of them, and second, did we really need a live-action version of this story? I do not think so. While the cast intrigues me, I won’t be rushing to return this one this month.
The Exorcism of My Best Friend – On Prime Video September 30
The exorcism of my best friend, The Exorcism of My Aunt, The Exorcism of My Worst Enemy, you can name these movies whatever you want and I will be sure to never watch them. The only exorcism in a movie that was ever good was the one in the movie This is the end. Please stop with these movies.
From our list of September movies to watch, which ones are you most excited to see? Did we miss any?