Even though various movie theaters across the country are starting to open up with increased health and safety measures, many streaming services will still be rolling out high-quality movies this September. Read the list below to see some of the most anticipated and biggest releases to come in the next 30 days.
The biggest release on streaming services since the whole COVID-19 pandemic started is Mulan. Disney’s live–action remake of the beloved animated film will be available on September 4. Originally scheduled to release earlier this year, Mulan is about a young girl who takes the place of her ailing father when he’s drafted into the Chinese imperial army and passes herself off as a male warrior. It promises to be an epic historical drama packed with intense action sequences and beloved characters. For $30, Disney+ subscribers can watch the movie as many times as they like while they have the streaming service.
For those looking for a suspenseful thriller, this gothic Midwestern movie is just the thing for you. It stars Tom Holland as a young man devoted to protecting his loved ones in a small, backwoods town. Set in Ohio, Holland is threatened by sinister and corrupt characters including a preacher with shady secrets (Robert Pattinson), a corrupt lawman (Sebastian Stan) and a weird couple (Riley Keough and Jason Clarke). It will be available on Netflix on September 16.
This historical film takes a look at racism in the Confederacy, just through a different lens. The movie crosses two different time periods and explores the connection between a modern-day sociologist who studies the historical disenfranchisement of Blacks and a slave on a Southern plantation forces to deal with Confederate masters. This intense drama is sure to keep you on your toes. It hits the streaming service on September 18.
Premiering at the end of the month on September 30, this film is a biography of the activist and feminist icon, Gloria Steinem. The movie features multiple actresses – including Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander – who play Steinem. It starts off when she is a young girl in 1940’s Ohio and follows her journey as the famous activist who made a huge impact in the ‘60s and ‘70s women’s liberation movement.