It’s that time of the month where we take a look at what’s coming in September and give you our top picks. For a full list of the new movies and new series coming in September, check out our preview. Thinking ahead? Take a look at our Fall Preview.
Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments below what your top five new additions are and why.
5. She’s Gotta Have It
This is the film that launched the career of director Spike Lee. Not only is it a groundbreaking film that lead to changes in how African Americans were portrayed in cinema, but also one of the first in the Independent Film movement. It tells the story of an self-reliant woman with three lovers, all of whom want her to make a commitment. This is a must watch as it leads into the upcoming Netflix original series of the same name, also by Lee.
4. Gerald’s Game Netflix Original
Stephen King adaptations are a dime a dozen, but this one is from a novel I thought would never be adapted into a film. Now it becomes a Netflix Original. What starts as a fun sexual game between lovers turns into a dark tale of survival and horrors. It’s directed and co-written by Mike Flanagan who also brought us the Netflix Original Hush (2016). We are in the hands of director who knows how to make a suspenseful thriller that is sure to scare you.
We are moving into award season and what better way to start it then with a film that was well represented in the film circuits? Directed by Todd Haynes and starting Cate Blanchett, it tells the forbidden love story of two women in the 1950s. Be warned: this film has become so popular with some that watch it they become addicted and join “The Cult of Carol,” a devoted Fandom community.
As summer comes to an end, movie buffs will enjoy watching the first summer blockbuster for the 75th time. It’s one of the few times you can safely say the film was better than the book. Directed by legend and master Steven Spielberg (it was almost pointless to have even tell you that), a killer shark terrorizes a beach community and we follow their plan to hunt the beast. Lead by Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, we have a film with first class acting, near perfect tension, and perhaps the most famous theme in film history.
1. Beauty and the Beast Exclusive Disney Early Release
When a film makes over a billion dollars there is no debate as to why it would make number one on this month’s list. (Yes. That’s billion with a “b.”) With the help of a ton of CGI, this live action version of Disney’s 1991 film is based on a fairy tale about a girl imprisoned by a monster and the story of how they fall in love. But I’m sure you already knew that. The king of the 2017 box office, most loved it. Traditionalists left upset as it’s almost a shot for shot remake of the 1991 version. But, as with most Disney films, if you have a family your Netflix account may be stuck on replay many times this month.