September is here, which means Halloween is only two months away, and we’re all looking forward to watching the wave of horror content we’re sure to receive. It’s no wonder, then, that Netflix is already releasing two new original bloodthirsty thrillers this month as an appetizer for the horror to come. Even so, September still has something for everyone, including Tom Hopper in a new romantic comedy, a trilogy of films made for the youngest members of the family, and the highly anticipated Biopic about Marilyn Monroe. To help you organize your schedule and navigate the ever-crowded streaming landscape, let’s take a look at the seven best new original movies coming to Netflix in September.
When available: September 1st
Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Duration: 114 minutes | Gender: Rom-Com
Cast: Tom Hopper, Kat Graham, Raymond Ablack, Sean Amsing, Emilio Solfrizzi
While some of us can’t wait for Halloween and the wave of horror movies that come with it, Netflix is kicking off September with a treat for romance fans. Featuring TheUmbrella Academyis Tom Hopper and The Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham, love at the villafollows a woman(Graham) who gets dumped by her boyfriend after planning a Shakespeare-themed vacation to Italy, which she now has to enjoy on her own. The first thing she thinks about is that she can at least have some calm to deal with the breakup. In other words, she would if she didn’t have to share her villa with a complete stranger (Hopper) who booked the same luxurious place twice for her vacation. Whereas love at the villa doesn’t put any new spin on the old room-com formula, there’s a lot to enjoy here. The setting is beautiful, the slopes are lovely, and with Shakespearian vibes everywhere, it’s hard not to fall in love with this Netflix Original release from September.
When available: September 2
Director: Elissa down | Duration: 56 mins, 61 mins and 53 mins | Gender: Family Comedy
Cast: Keslee Blalock, Madison Skye Validum, Jane Lynch, Sasha Pieterse, Nia Vardalos
Based on a series of best-selling children’s books by the author Annie BarrowsNetflix releases three Ivy + Bean features in September. Like the original books, the films follow the titular Ivy (Keslee Blalock) and bean (Valid Madison Skye) as they overcome their prejudices and forge an unbreakable bond, supporting each other through all their adventures. The first film, simply named Ivy + Bean, will show how the two friends get to know each other, learning that first impressions can sometimes be wrong. The second movie, Ivy + Bean: The Ghost Who Was Gone, gets into the spooky spirit of the season by having the girls do battle with a haunted toilet. Finally, the duo will have to shake their bodies by Ivy & Bean: condemned to dance, in which the girls are forced by their parents to commit to their choice to attend a dance class. That’s a lot of content for the younger members of the family.
When available: September 9
Director: Millicent Shelton | Duration: 89 minutes | Gender: Thriller
Cast: Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Beau Bridges, Mychala Faith Lee, Shaun Dixon
End of the road stars Queen Latifahin a film about two of America’s greatest traditions: road trips and serial killers. In End of the road, Latifah is a widow who decides to put her children and brother in a car and drive her family across the United States to a better future. Unfortunately, they will be stalked by a killer threatening to slaughter the whole family once they become the unfortunate witness of a murder. So, with no one else to look after them, the family must band together to fight off their pursuer, hoping to arrive safely at their destination. The first trailer promises a thriller filled with car chases and nerve-wracking moments, which means End of the road is a good warm-up while waiting for the big Halloween race.
When available: September 16
Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson | Duration: 118 minutes | Gender: Thriller
Cast: Maya Hawke, Camila Mendes, Sophie Turner, Austin Abrams, Ava Capri
Another thrilling thriller coming to Netflix in September is Revengefeaturing Camila Mendes and Maya Hawklike two unlikely friends who come together to crush their enemies. In the film, Mendes stars as Drea, who is publicly humiliated after her ex-boyfriend (austin abrams) shares her sex tape online. As for Hawke’s Eleanor, she seeks revenge on Carissa (Ava Capri), who spread a false rumor that she is a predator who tries to forcefully kiss other girls. United by their hatred, Drea and Eleanor will work together to destroy the people who have hurt them. Their plan, however, could escalate and turn them into murderers. It’s another pre-Halloween treat just for you!
When available: September 23
Director: Tyler Perry | Duration: 127 minutes | Gender: Drama
Cast: Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Ryan Eggold
What could be more exciting than forbidden love? The blues of a jazzman follows a young couple (Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer) who fall in love with each other as brutal social forces attempt to pull them apart. With a story that spans 40 years, the film will show how the two lovers are separated by family but never stop caring for each other no matter how far life takes them. Besides being an obvious tearful story, The blues of a jazzman also promises to explore the hurdle black men must overcome to be recognized as citizens, particularly in mid-twentieth century America. The film will also show how art can be a powerful tool for expressing emotions, such as The blues of a jazzman is steeped in incredible music.
When available: September 23
Director: Anna Foerster | Duration: 107 minutes | Gender: Thriller
CastJurnee Smollett, Allison Janney, Logan Marshall-Green, Ridley Asha Bateman, Matt Craven
The third thriller of the month, Lou is another story of women banding together in the face of danger. movie stars Jurnee Smollet as a mother who sees her child being kidnapped and decides to go after the man who kidnapped her daughter. To ensure that the kidnapper gets what he deserves, the mother will ask for help from her neighbor (Allison Janney), a reclusive woman. However, the woman is too well equipped to hunt the kidnapper, which raises some questions about her past, adding a nice layer of mystery on top of the action thriller. With a talented cast and well-choreographed action sets, Lou is one of Netflix’s biggest promises in September 2022.
When available: September 28
Director:Andrew Dominik | Duration: 166 minutes | Gender: biopic
Cast: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Caspar Phillipson
To conclude the month, Netflix brings Ana de Armas as pop culture legend Marilyn Monroe. Based on the best-selling historical novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blond explores Monroe’s rise to stardom and how the pressure to remain a sex symbol has deeply affected her mental health. During the 1940s and 50s, Monroe developed a prolific career as an actress, singer, and model. However, behind his big smile and seductive gaze was a person who felt compelled to act as everyone expected, which ultimately led to his death from an overdose, deemed a possible suicide. By exploring Monroe’s life, the biopic also aims to show how the film industry is constantly objectivizing women and associating their value with their appearance. Blond could be Netflix’s biggest original movie to be released in September 2022, and it should be on everyone’s bucket list.