We’ve got a lot of time on our hands right now. Here are all the movies and television shows we can’t wait to watch on streaming services in September 2020.
This socially distanced comedic satire features five characters—based either in New York or Los Angeles—as they grapple with the current state of politics and culture in the midst of the pandemic. The film stars Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae, each telling a distinct story of their life in lockdown. Available September 12
Adapted from a young adult novel, this film follows a college-bound 17-year-old who goes on a 1000-mile road trip with her ex-best friend in pursuit of an abortion that she can’t get in her home state without her parents’ permission. The film stars Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira, Giancarlo Esposito, Sugar Lyn Beard and Betty Who. Available September 10
The Third Day
This HBO limited series is divided into two parts: “Summer,” starring Jude Law and “Winter,” starring Naomie Harris. Both parts see the lead characters visiting a mysterious island off the British coast where the inhabitants are intent on preserving their home at any cost. Available September 14
We Are Who We Are
Created and directed by Luca Guadagnino, this drama series follows two American teenagers who live on an American military base with their parents in Italy. The 8-episode limited series explores themes like friendship, love and identity, and stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga and Kid Cudi. Available September 14
The Comey Rule
Based on former FBI Director James Comey’s best-selling book, A Higher Loyalty, this Showtime series offers a behind-the-headlines account of the events surrounding the 2016 presidential election. The miniseries features Jeff Daniels as Comey, Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Barack Obama. Available September 27
Selected as the opening night film of Midnight Madness at TIFF 2019, this horror film centres around an isolated Mi’gmaq community in Quebec that discovers they are the only humans immune to a zombie plague. The Indigenous Canadian stars of the film include Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brandon Oakes, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Gary Farmer. Available September 11
This television series follows astronaut Emma Green, played by Hilary Swank, as she sets off on a dangerous three-year mission to Mars with an international crew, leaving her husband (played by Josh Charles) and teenage daughter behind. Available September 4
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Based on a novel by Canadian author Iain Reid, this psychological thriller takes place over the course of a single night, following a woman conflicted about her new relationship as she embarks on a road trip with her boyfriend to visit his parents at a remote farm in the middle of a snowstorm. The film, directed by Charlie Kaufman, stars Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette and David Thewlis. Available September 4
Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan makes her scripted comedy debut with this London-based series, in which she stars as a single mom debating whether to have a second child with her estranged ex, a troubled former boy bander. Available September 11
This psychological thriller serves as the origin story of Mildred Ratched, a character from Ken Kesey’s unsettling novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. In the late 1940s, Nurse Ratched arrives at a psychiatric hospital in California, where she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system. Sarah Paulson plays the titular character in this series, with co-stars Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Jon Briones. Available September 18
A former sneakerhead turned stay-at-home dad finds himself in debt after falling for one of his friend’s get-rich-quick schemes. Desperate to get his money back, he enlists the help of a motley group of fellow shoe lovers on his hunt for the holy grail of sneakers. Available September 25
Introducing Sneakerheads, our new @Netflix original comedy that takes you on the journey of Devin and Bobby (@kingbach), two friends who are on a global hunt for the grail of all sneaker grails. Out September 25th.
— Complex (@Complex) August 17, 2020
Long Way Up
Starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, this travel series reunites the best friends (and bike enthusiasts) for another motorbike adventure around the world. Covering 13 countries over 100 days on prototype electric Harley-Davidsons, the two start from the city of Ushuaia in Argentina and journey through South and Central America in their most challenging expedition yet. Available September 18
From Fauda writer Moshe Zonder, this espionage thriller tells the story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in jeopardy. Apple TV+’s first non-English series, its stars include Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, Navid Negahban and Liraz Charhi. Available September 25
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