In the eyes of many movie lovers, Labor Day weekend marks the official transition between the end of the summer blockbuster season and the beginning of the fall awards race. With the Telluride and Venice Film Festivals underway (and the Toronto International Film Festival kicking off next week), the world is getting its first look at the auteur-driven films that will be rolling out over the next few months.
But you don’t need to be on the Lido to catch some of the month’s biggest festival premieres. Some of Netflix’s biggest award contenders that premiered in Venice will be making their way to the streaming service later this month. The biggest title is arguably “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” Wes Anderson’s stop-motion adaptation of the Roald Dahl short story that kicks off a series of four shorts he’ll direct for Netflix. The 37-minute film dazzled critics in Venice and should be a perfect dessert course for anyone left wanting more after the visual feast that was “Asteroid City.” Netflix also has “El Conde,” Pablo Larrain’s genre-bending historical satire that reimagines Augusto Pinochet as an undead vampire hitting the streaming airwaves this month.
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Beyond that, Netflix’s latest slate of additions to its film library features plenty of classic mainstream fare worth revisiting. From nostalgic ’80s throwbacks to recent masterpieces from auteurs like Martin Scorsese and Denis Villeneuve, there’s something for every movie lover to stream this month. Keep reading for our seven favorite movies coming to Netflix in September 2023.
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