Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid.
Summer theater hits, spooky season favorites and beloved romantic comedies are making their way to the small and big screens this month. See all the best movies and shows coming out in September below.
Following its early-summer theatrical run, The Little Mermaid swims onto TV this month. A new interpretation of one mermaid’s journey to the human world, Halle Bailey stars as Ariel in this revived adventure between land and sea.
Where to Watch: Disney Plus starting Sept. 6
The third installment of the beloved romantic comedy sees the Portokalos family reunite in Greece. A hilarious and heartwarming journey, fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding will be delighted by all the love and twists. Starring and directed by Nia Vardalos, it also features John Corbett.
Where to Watch: In theaters starting Sept. 8
Nearly two years after an unforgettable cliffhanger, the new season of The Morning Show dives back into just as much chaos as we were left with. This time around, the future of the network is under threat when a tech titan becomes interested in UBA. Alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston, the ensemble features Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Greta Lee, Jon Hamm, Nicole Beharie and Julianna Margulies.
Where to Watch: Apple TV Plus starting Sept. 13
Following an applauded debut at Sundance Film Festival and a summer theaterical run, Theater Camp arrives on streaming this month. The movie showcases one summer where a longtime, rundown theater camp in upstate New York faces troubles when its owner lands in the hospital and her clueless, aspiring entrepreneur vlogger Troy (Jimmy Tatro) must work with lifelong best friends and drama instructors Amos (Ben Platt) and Rebecca-Diane (Molly Gordon) and the rest of the staff to keep camp afloat.
Where to watch: Hulu starting Sept. 14
A four-part series on the women colloquially known as “The Supers,” this documentary captures the trailblazing careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.
Where to Watch: Apple TV Plus starting Sept. 20
Before Netflix closes the curtain on this heartwarming, raunchy coming-of-age story, Otis, Eric and friends have one final mountain to climb: a new school. Moordale Secondary is closed and the students are now over at the super-progressive Cavendish Sixth Form College. While everyone tries to find their place, Otis learns what it’s like to have a sibling at home and how to be the only therapist on campus with Maeve off at university in the U.S.
Where to Watch: Netflix starting Sept. 21
Star and creator Rose Matafeo returns with the third season of her charming romantic-but-mostly-comedy series in September. Jumping two years since we last saw Jessie and Tom, the two are not together and trying to have their own romances (an engagement for Tom), but they can’t seem to move on.
Where to Watch: Max Starting Sept. 28
Sure you thought A24 films like Everything Everywhere All At Once and Marcel the Shell With Shoes On were eccentric, but just get ready for D****: The Musical. The campy, riotous musical movie sees what happens when two self-obsessed rivaling business bros find out they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to trick their divorced parents into getting back together. It stars Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang, Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp.
Where to Watch: In theaters starting Sept. 29
Sundance darling Flora and Son will arrive on streaming just after its round of screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. A musing on the transformative power of music, this musical comedy-drama sees what happens when single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) tries to keer her rebellious teen son (Orén Kinlan) busy with a beat-up acoustic guitar and is aided by a washed-up musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Where to Watch: Apple TV Plus starting Sept. 29
Kick off the countdown to Halloween with one of horror’s most infamous slashers. On Max alone, eight of the franchise’s 12 films arrive on the streamer so you can immerse yourself into the fight to stay alive against killer Jason Voorhees.
Where to Watch: Max starting Sept. 1
Among the massive slate of movies that hit Max on Sept. 1 is this 1981 psychological drama based on a harrowing exposé by Christina Crawford, daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Joan Crawford, who is played here by Faye Dunaway. Perhaps because many consider it as one of the worst movies ever made (it even won a Razzie for Worst Picture)) is the exact reason it is worth the watch.
Where to Watch: Max Starting Sept. 1
As spooky season gets underway, an on-theme antidote is needed between rewatches of horror favorites and slasher classics, and there is likely no better option than 2002’s Scooby-Doo. Full of mystery, camp and plenty of Scooby snacks, the live-action take on everyone’s favorite crime-solving dog is notable for its star-studded cast of Freddie Prize Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Isla Fisher and Rowan Atkinson. And who could forget the cameo of a possessed Mark McGrath?
Where to Watch: Max Starting Sept. 1
With all of these great options on what to watch, you will find something perfect for you in the month of September.
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