The biggest movies of the year are here! Even though the summer movie season might be over with the Labor Day holiday weekend; September is here with plenty of brilliant movies to watch both at home and on the big screen.
Top summer blockbusters such as Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder” and Universal’s “Jurassic World Dominion” which grossed just under $1 billion at the worldwide box office will see their streaming debuts in September. New movies like “The Woman King” will also hit cinemas and streaming platforms.
Here’s a list of 10 of the biggest movies you should not miss this September.
The Woman King
Rated Number 1 on Rotten Tomatoes list of most anticipated movies of September 2022; The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie; the all-female unit warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and unrivaled fierceness.
Inspired by true events, the movie stars Academy Award winner, Viola Davis (General Nanisca); as the leader of the all-female army, training the next generation of female warriors to defend the land. The movie is expected to be a major award contender even as it is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9 before hitting theaters the next week.
FBI Series (FBI, FBI Most Wanted, FBI International)
The FBI series franchises are American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Craig Turk. It first premiered on September 25, 2018, after it received a straight-to-series commission for 13 episodes the year before. The fifth season is expected to premiere on September 20, 2022. The crime drama, police procedural, and action series follow the actions of special agents Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and Zidan (Zeeko Zaki) from the New York branch of the FBI work together to keep the city and country safe. FBI: Most Wanted and FBI International are not in anyway short on the extreme power packed action thrills. To top this, the cast of these series are incredibly fine actors. So if you’re not watching for the action, watch for the eye candies.
Bullet Train is a 2022 American action comedy film based on the 2010 novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka. The movie sees Brad Pitt star as Ladybug; an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs failed.
With a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb, you get to find out what happens after Brad Pitt alongside other assassins board a fast-moving train with different missions. The movie is rated R for strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality.
Slated to be released to Netflix on 30th September 2022; Anikulapo is one of the three features in the deal signed between Nigerian film producer, Kunle Afolayan and Netflix. The Nigerian epic film stars actors like Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Sola Sobowale, and Taiwo Hassan among others. It follows the story of a man named Saro.
Saro was a simple craftsman who makes his way into a village with the power to resurrect from death. In the later part of the movie, he falls in love with a strange woman. We will have to wait till 30 September, to find out the intentions of this strange woman.
Following a sensational world premiere at the Venice Film Festival; Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde” hits Netflix on September 28th. It has generated a lot of buzz over the last few months especially for its NC-17 rating and for the casting of Ana de Armas as the Hollywood icon.
The upcoming American biographical psychological drama film is adapted from the 2000 biographical fiction novel written by Joyce Carol Oates. Blonde is a fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
Hocus Pocus (Series)
Scheduled to be released on September 30, 2022, on Disney+; Hocus Pocus 2 is an upcoming American fantasy comedy horror film directed by Anne Fletcher; written by Jen D’Angelo, and produced by Watt Disney Pictures. The movie is a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
The movie follows three young women as they accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem. And how they try to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Series)
With an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.7/10 on IMDb, this movie is a must-watch this September. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is an American fantasy television series based on; the novel The Lord of the Rings and its appendices by J.R.R Tolkien. The movie synopsis reads, “The epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell”. The series is only available on Prime Video, with only Season 1 currently streaming.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Marvel’s action and adventure movie, Thor: Love and Thunder features the character Thor; produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios. The American superhero film is a sequel to Thor: Ragnarok and the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Currently showing in cinemas nationwide, Thor: Love and Thunder hit Disney+ on September 8. The movie sees Natalie Fosterman return to Marvel Cinematic Universe, and earned mixed reviews when it opened.
Top Gun: Maverick
A sequel to the 1996 film Top Gun and the second installment in the Top Gun film series; Top Gun: Maverick is based on a story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. The movie stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the original film.
Top Gun: Maverick premiered at CinemaCon on April 28, 2022; and was theatrically released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on May 27, 2022. (In IMAX, 4DX, and Dolby Cinema). Grossing over $1.4 billion worldwide to become the highest-grossing film of 2022, it is available in cinemas nationwide. We also think that TGM is one of the biggest movies of 2022.
House of the Dragon (Series)
With an 8.8/10 on IMDb and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, the House of the Dragon; the prequel to Game of Thrones (2011 – 2019) is one series to watch in September. The series chronicles the story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 200 years before the events portrayed in Game of Thrones. It tells the story of an internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power. 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. You should however not expect to see some of your favorite actors from the previous seasons in the new season.