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The best new movies and TV shows coming this September


By Sarah Gill
06th Sep 2023

Netflix

The best new movies and TV shows coming this September

If you’re looking for some viewing inspiration, we’ve gathered the very best movies and shows coming to streaming, cinemas and screens over the course of September. Get the popcorn in…

The Little Mermaid

6 Sept, Disney+

If you missed it in the cinema, you can head on down Under the Sea in the comfort of your own home now that the 2023 iteration of The Little Mermaid is streaming. A live action retelling of the animated classic, the film follows Ariel as she longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, falling in love with Prince Eric in the process. Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula has other ideas.

Top Boy: Season 3

7 Sept, Netflix

Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson will be joining the Top Boy crew for the highly anticipated third and final season of the gritty crime drama. Following powerful drug dealers as they continue their pursuit of money and power, there’ll be plenty of epic drama in the final episodes, while also promising “no loose ends.”

The Lovers

7 Sept, Sky

Written by award-winning playwright David Ireland and directed by BAFTA-winning Justin Martin, The Lovers is a dramedy that follows the journey of the love-struck, oddly paired duo, Seamus and Janet, played by Johnny Flynn and Roisin Gallagher. When Seamus unexpectedly drops into Janet’s world, they instantly clash – and yet also find themselves inextricably drawn to each other. Set in Belfast, this is a sexy, funny, fight-y love story about two people who appear to be utterly wrong for each other – yet may just be utterly right.

Virgin River: Season 5 Part One

7 Sept, Netflix

Fans of this romantic drama series have been waiting over a year for a return to Virgin River, and now the time has come to welcome back Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson) and the rest of the gang for more sweet moments, secrets and scandal. As Mel adjusts to a different pace of life, Jack works to grow his business, and the town faces new threats as secrets begin to surface.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

8 Sept, in cinemas

From writer and director Nia Vardalos, the worldwide phenomenon My Big Fat Greek Wedding is coming back to theatres with a brand-new adventure. Join the Portokalos family as they travel to a family reunion in Greece for a heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists and turns. Opa!

The Changeling

8 Sept, Apple TV+

Based on Victor LaValle’s acclaimed bestselling book of the same name, The Changeling is a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed. Starring and executive produced by Academy Award nominee LaKeith Stanfield, the series also stars Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson and special guest star Malcolm Barrett.

Past Lives

8 Sept, in cinemas

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are torn apart after Nora’s family emigrate from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life. It’s an A24 film, so bring the tissues.

The Nun II

8 Sept, in cinemas

It’s never too early to start watching some spooky horrors to get yourself in the mood for Halloween, and the next chapter of The Nun will definitely have your hair standing on end. In 1957 France, a priest was murdered and an evil force spread. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

Sitting in Bars with Cake

8 Sept, Amazon Prime Video

Inspired by true events, Sitting in Bars with Cake follows best friends Jane (Yara Shahidi) and Corinne (Odessa A’zion) navigating life in Los Angeles in their twenties. Corinne, the ultimate extrovert, convinces her shy-but-extremely-talented home baker best friend Jane to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars, with the goal of meeting people and developing confidence–also known as “cakebarring.”

Great British Bake Off

Rumoured 12 Sept, Channel 4

While there’s no concrete start date just yet, there are whispers of Tuesday 12 September as kickoff for the 2023 instalment of Great British Bake Off! Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding will be joined by Alison Hammond, replacing Matt Lucas, and twelve new contestants will be stepping into the tent to battle out over ten weeks to see who’s crowned winner of the show’s 14th season.

The Morning Show: Season 3

13 Sept, AppleTV+

The future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. Unexpected alliances form, private truths are weaponized, and everyone is forced to confront their core values both in and out of the newsroom. Along with Witherspoon and Aniston, the star-studded season three ensemble cast is led by Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Greta Lee, Jon Hamm, Nicole Beharie, and Julianna Margulies.

Welcome to Wrexham, Season Two

13 Sept, Disney+

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds navigate running the third oldest professional football club in the world. Welcome to Wrexham tracks the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, as two Hollywood stars guide the future of the historic team. Dedicated supporters dream of returning to glory while bracing for the challenges that fame has brought to the community.

Love at First Sight

15 Sept, Netflix

After missing her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson of The White Lotus) meets Oliver (Ben Hardy) in a chance encounter at the airport that sparks an instant connection. A long night on the plane together passes in the blink of an eye but upon landing at Heathrow, the pair are separated and finding each other in the chaos seems impossible. Will fate intervene to transform these seat mates into soul mates?

Wilderness

15 Sept, AmazonPrime Video

Liv becomes the actress starring in Will’s bad dreams after she learns about his betrayal, and her heartbreak is swiftly followed by another emotion: fury. The couple embark on an American road trip Liv’s fantasised about since she was little, from the Grand Canyon on through Yosemite, before ending up with a hedonistic weekend in Las Vegas. For Will, it’s a chance to make amends; for Liv, it’s a very different prospect—a landscape where accidents happen all the time. The perfect place to get revenge.

The Super Models

20 Sept, Apple TV+

The Super Models travels back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York. Already forces in their own right, the gravitas they achieved by coming together transcended the industry itself. Their prestige was so extraordinary that it enabled the four to supersede the brands they showcased, making the names Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy as prominent as the designers who styled them. Today, the four supermodels remain on the frontlines of culture through activism, philanthropy and business prowess. As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself — and women’s roles within it — this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to claim it, paving the way for those to follow.

Sex Education: Season 4

21 Sept, Netflix

Returning for its fourth and final season with eight episodes, the final of which will span 83 minutes, as opposed to the standard 55 minutes duration. Tackling love, sex and friendship in a refreshing, modern way, we may not want to see them go, but we all have to graduate sometime.

Ballywalter

22 Sept, in cinemas

A life-affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives, Ballywalter follows Eileen (Seána Kerslake) and Shane (Patrick Kielty) as they make peace with themselves and reintegrate into the world they find themselves in.

The Lesson

22 Sept, in cinemas

Liam (Daryl McCormack, Bad Sisters), an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair (Richard E. Grant). But soon, Liam realises that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène (Julie Delpy), and their son Bertie (Stephen McMillan) all guard a dark past, one that threatens Liam’s future as well as their own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination in this taut noir thriller.

Still Up

22 Sept, AppleTV+

A new comedy series about two people who are not sleeping together (or at all), Still Up follows best friends Lisa and Danny who are bonded by insomnia as they stay connected late into the night and find their way through a world of wonderfully weird surprises as their relationship deepens.

The Creator

28 Sept, in cinemas

As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child.

GEN V

29 Sept, Amazon Prime Video

From the world of The Boys comes Gen V. Young, aspiring heroes have their physical and moral boundaries put to the test while competing for Godolkin University’s highly coveted top ranking. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.

Flora and Son

29 Sept, AppleTV+

Flora (Eve Hewson), a single mother who argues with her son Max in an attempt to find him a hobby, retrieves a guitar from a dumpster and discovers that one person’s rubble can be a family’s salvation. From Irish director John Carney (Once, Begin Again, and Sing Street) comes a touching tale that’s set to be an instant classic.