As the summer winds down and students return to the classroom, traffic at the North American box office typically slows down. Even though a good chunk of potential moviegoers won’t return to the theater until closer to the holidays, that hasn’t stopped distributors from absolutely stacking this September with must-see releases nearly every week. Let’s break down the new month in film and take a look at some of the more noteworthy movies hitting screens this September.
Barbarian (Sept. 9) – Wide Release
Synopsis: A woman staying at an Airbnb discovers that the house she has rented is not what it seems.
Medieval (Sept. 9) – Wide Release
Synopsis: The story of fifteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
House of Darkness (Sept. 13) – VOD
Synopsis: Justin Long and Kate Bosworth star in this seductive thriller from director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man). Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.
Clerks III (Sept. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18) – Fathom Events
Synopsis: Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.
The Woman King (Sept. 16) – Wide Release
Synopsis: A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Pearl (Sept. 16) – Wide Release
Synopsis: The story of how Pearl became the vicious killer seen in “X”.
Don’t Worry Darling (Sept. 23) – Wide Release
Synopsis: A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.
Blonde (Sept. 28) – Netflix
Synopsis: A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
The Munsters (Sept. 27) – Blu-ray, digital, and DVD
Synopsis: Reboot of “The Munsters”, that followed a family of monsters who moves from Transylvania to an American suburb.
Smile (Sept. 30) – Wide Release
Synopsis: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
Bros. (Sept. 30) – Wide Release
Synopsis: Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship.
Those are the highlight new releases coming in the month of September. Which films are you most excited to check out? Or does nothing jump out to you? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!