September has arrived, meaning that Halloween is less than two months away, and we’re all eager to see the flurry of horror-themed content we’re likely to see. This is why Netflix has already announced two brand new blood-soaked thrillers this month to serve as an introduction to the horror to come.
However, September is full of surprises for all ages, with films like Tom Hopper in a brand new romance, a series of films aimed at the family’s youngest members, and the highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe biopic.
To help you organize your schedule and navigate the ever-growing streaming world, take an in-depth look at the seven top new original films streaming on Netflix in September.
9 of the best films to watch this September
Top 8 Best Movies to watch this September
1: Do Revenge
If the plot of crime-swapping from Strangers on a Train was moved to a high school instead of Clueless, it could result in Do Revenge, a black comedy-thriller written with and directed by Jennifer Kaylin Robinson.
Drea (Camila Mendes) is the queen of bees whose image is destroyed after her boyfriend leaked their sex tape. Eleanor (Maya Hawke) is the indie girl shunned by a classmate who claims she is an unsavory lesbian.
So, the two girls band together to take down their enemies. Robinson told Erica Gonzales at Elle that her film focuses on cancellation culture, accountability, and changing adolescent identities; however, that’s not the primary goal.
“We want you to have a great time,” she said. “We’re not trying to solve world peace. This is not some big political statement. It’s just an enjoyable movie that looks cool and stars a bunch of excellent actors who are at the top of their craft and just gorgeous.”
Let the war of the Pinocchios start! Matteo Garrone made a wonderful Italian adaptation of the classic novel by Carlo Collodi in 2019; however, that hasn’t stopped two famous directors from coming up with different versions.
We’re scheduled to watch Guillermo del Toro’s darkly satirical stop-motion animation. First, we’ll see Robert Zemeckis’s live-action / CGI remake of the classic Disney animated film.
Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the lonely carpenter, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices the wooden carver, Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy who brings Pinocchio to life, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt says the animated Jiminy Cricket.
Based on the trailer, Zemeckis has followed the plot closely, but whether or not he has included the scene where Pinocchio smokes a big cigar is still to be determined.
3: See How They Run
As we wait for the next installment of Knives Out and Knives In, we have another wacky whodunnit. This one is written by Tom George and written by Mark Chappell (British TV comedy veterans making their big screen debuts).
The 1950s are in full swing; Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan portray a frustrated police inspector and his effervescent assistant charged with investigating the brutal murder in the London theatre.
Adrien Brody is a member of the cast who suffers a gruesome end when the show’s producers are planning to make their successful show into a film.
And the possible suspects or future victims include David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Shirley Henderson, and Harris Dickinson, who plays the role of a young Richard Attenborough.
The rest of the absurd murder mystery is a mystery like Knives Out; the less you know in advance, the more enjoyable you’ll have. Released on September 9 in the UK and Ireland, and on September 30 in the US and Canada.
3: Both Sides of the Blade
Claire Denis has been one of the most revered actors in French cinema for a long time; however, Both Sides of the Blade is “one of her best films yet,” says Randy Myers at The Mercury News. Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon are the main characters.
According to the story, Sara and Jean are radio host and former professional player of the sport who has been happily married for over a decade.
However, when Sara discovers her ex-love Francois (Gregoire Colin) on the street of Paris, Their marriage starts to unravel and fall apart as Francois proposes to Jean an opportunity to work as an agent for sports the couple becomes enticed by.
Denis’s erotic film can be described as “a sly, disquieting triangulated romance that fires up old grudges and desires and metaphorically mirrors tangled political relationships in the Middle East,” says Myers.
“This is shrewd, distinctive filmmaking that challenges your perceptions throughout.” Released on August 31 in France, and September 9 in the UK and Ireland.
4: The Silent Twins
June Jennifer Gibbons and June Jennifer Gibbons were identical twins raised in a tiny Welsh town in the late 1970s. They are being the only children of color living in the area.
They were bullied in school and eventually retreated from society until the point that they made their world of fantasy and refused to speak with anyone other than their own.
The sisters have been the focus of a memoir, an upcoming TV drama, and a stage play and were the basis of The Manic Street Preachers’ song Tsunami.
The sisters are now the subject of the very first film in English made by the Polish state of Agnieszka Smoczynska. Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and Tamara Lawrance (Kindred) play the leading characters.
“The film looks (subtly) at the role of race and gender in the way the system wrote off the Gibbons sisters,” writes Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian.
“And Smoczynska illustrates their fantasy world with stop-motion puppet animation sequences that convey the strangeness and loneliness of their imaginings… This is an engaging, well-acted story – disturbing but also tender and sad.” Released on September 16 in the US and Canada.
5: Fight Club
If it’s been a while since you’ve watched “Fight Club,” you’ll likely need to go back and watch. Although David Fincher’s groundbreaking 1999 film is still hilarious and savage, it was also often misinterpreted upon its release.
Fincher himself said it was a romantic comedy, and it is a scathing critique of the prevalent harmful masculinity and does not celebrate the issue. However, try telling it to the countless young men whose main message of the movie was to create their fighting club.
The trio comprising Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter is phenomenal, and the ending is as powerful regardless of what number of times you’ve watched it.
6: The Mask of Zorro
In the days before “The Mummy” or “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” there was “The Mask of Zorro.” The film of 1998 is based on the iconic TV show of the same name.
However, the director Martin Campbell injects this 19th-century story with enough excitement and adventure to keep a smile in your eyes from beginning to end.
Anthony Hopkins stars as the main character, Zorro, who has been in prison for the past 20 years.
When a reckless bandit, played by Antonio Banderas, breaks him out, He begins training him to follow the steps of Zorro to save his daughter, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, from the man’s clutches who sentenced him to prison. –
7: Love in the Villa
While many of us cannot look forward to Halloween and the flurry of horror films that go in the midst, Netflix is starting September with a special treat for lovers of romance. It stars Tom Hopper from The Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper and The Vampire Diaries.
Kat Graham Love in the Villa follows the story of a woman(Graham) divorced by her boyfriend following making plans for a Shakespeare-themed trip to Italy. She must now take a break.
The first thing she imagines is that she will at least get some peacetime to process her breakup. This is, of course, be able to do that if she weren’t forced to share her home with a complete unknown (Hopper) who booked the same luxury location for his trip.
Although “Love in the Villa isn’t putting a novel twist on the room-com model, there’s a lot to appreciate in this one.
The scenery is beautiful, the actors are charming, and, with Shakespearean images everywhere, it’s impossible not to be enthralled by the September premiere of this original Netflix release.
8: Moonage Daydream
Moonage Daydream isn’t your typical rock documentary, but that’s how it was. David Bowie was no ordinary rock star. Director-writer Brett Morgen doesn’t try to document every aspect of Bowie’s extraordinary career and life.
Instead, he focuses on Bowie’s personal and philosophical growth – specifically his commitment to exploring, learning, and getting the most from every day. It’s a jolly and absorbing 140-minute film that will make you swoon with admiration for Bowie as an artist, actor, fashion icon, and individual.
“At every turn, Morgen’s film is a bombastic, overstimulating, poignant, life-affirming, and risk-taking summation of the artist’s ethos and maturation as a person,” says Robert Daniels at RogerEbert.com.
“In short, Moonage Daydream is the film Bowie would’ve proudly made.”
The album was released internationally on September 16,