Movies in September: The best films coming to UK cinemas, Netflix, Disney+ and more

Harry Fletcher
·3-min read
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Netflix

Film finally feels like it is finding its feet again in 2020.

Tenet is here, and the early box office takings are positive news for cinemas. More people are getting out to enjoy movies in socially distanced screenings, and there’s plenty more films to check out in cinemas this month.

There are still exciting new films to catch online over the coming weeks – make sure to check out our guides to the 50 best films on Netflix and our selection of the top films on Amazon Prime Video.

Below are our picks of the best films arriving in cinemas and online in September, both online and in cinemas.

The New Mutants

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X-Men fans have had to wait a long time for this spin-off movie, which follows five young mutants discovering how to use their fledgling abilities. It was initially set for a 2018 release and was filmed all the way back in 2017, but it’s finally here after a long series of production setbacks. The Fault in Our Stars’ Will Boone directs, with Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton all starring.

Coming to cinemas on September 4

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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There’s a twisty new psychological horror movie coming to Netflix this month, with the chill-inducing trailer for I’m Thinking of Ending Things looking very promising. It follows a young woman (played by the impressive Jessie Buckley) on a road trip to her new boyfriend’s family farm. She suffers an existential crisis as the world around her becomes less and less familiar, with her perception of time and place beginning to loosen. Charlie Kaufman directs the likes of Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons and David Thewlis.

Coming to Netflix on September 4

Mulan

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After a long delay which saw it pulled from cinemas, Disney is moving its highly anticipated reboot of empowering 90s favourite Mulan to its streaming service. Niki Caro directs, with Liu Yifei starring as the titular young girl who takes her father's place in the Imperial Army disguised as a male soldier. It’s got the biggest budget for any Disney reboot at $200m and it’s looking like it could be one of the better Disney remakes of recent years, too. It’ll be available for Disney+ subscribers for an additional £19.99 this month.

Coming to Disney+ on September 4

The King’s Man

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The prequel to spy thriller Kingsman: Secret Service focuses on the formation of the world’s most dapper spy organisation. Discover the origins of the intelligence agency, with the founders facing a race against time to save millions during the outbreak of the First World War. Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans are all suited and booted for this one.

Coming to cinemas on September 16

Bill & Ted Face the Music

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return to their classic roles for the first time in 29 years, setting off on a journey through time to reunite the world and "save reality as we know it". It’s set to be one of the biggest comedy moments of the summer, and a passion project three decades in the making. Party on dudes!

Coming to cinemas on September 16

The Devil All the Time

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(Netflix)

Fresh from appearing as a suave spy in Tenet, Robert Pattinson is back as part of an excellent cast in this psychological thriller. Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard and Mia Wasikowska also appear in the film, which sees a young father from Knockemstiff, Ohio fight back at the malevolent forces threatening the security of his family.

Coming to cinemas on September 16

Enola Holmes

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(Netflix)

Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown leads the cast in this new mystery from Netflix, playing the younger sister of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. Superman star Henry Cavill and Peaky Blinders’ Sam Claflin also star in this adaptation of Nancy Springer’s book series, with the youngest member of the Holmes family taking on an intriguing case of her own.

Coming to Netflix on September 23