There are so many movies coming out this year, this list only contains September’s releases. On the 1st The Weinstein Company finally unleashed the period romance Tulip Fever, starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, and Judi Dench.
The Good Catholic: A young priest’s faith in his calling is challenged when he meets an intriguing young woman. With Zachary Spicer and Danny Glover. Written and directed by Paul Shoulberg.
Gun Shy: The supermodel wife of a spoiled rock star is kidnapped in Chile forcing him to take to the streets to save her. With Antonio Banderas. Directed by Simon West.
Home Again returns with Reese Witherspoon as a woman starting over, who lets three filmmakers crash at her guest house. Candice Bergen and Lake Bell also appear. Written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer.
It: based on the novel by Stephen King. Children in a small Maine town face off with a murderous clown called Pennywise. Written by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Directed by Andy Muschietti.
The Limehouse Golem: A Scotland Yard inspector with a checkered past fears he’s being set up after he is assigned a high-profile serial killer case. Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan, star. Written by Jane Goldman; based on a novel by Peter Ackroyd. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina.
Man in Red Bandana: Documentary chronicles the story of 9/11 hero and casualty Welles Crowther, whose actions only came to light eight months later because of a modest piece of cloth. Narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow. Written and directed by Matthew Weiss.
9/11: Five people trapped in the north tower of the World Trade Center after the 2001 attacks work together to escape before the structure collapses. With Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Gina Garson, Wood Harris, Jacqueline Bisset. Written by Martin Guigui and Steven Golebiowski. Directed by Guigui.
Rebel in the Rye: Nicholas Hoult plays young J.D. Salinger as the young writer practices his craft, woos the daughter of Eugene O’Neill and fights in World War II. With Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch, Hope Davis, Victor Garber. Written and directed by Danny Strong.
Rememory: A late scientist’s final invention, a machine that can extract, record and play people’s memories, is stolen by a man intent on solving its inventor’s unexplained death. With Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan. Written by Mark Palansky and Michael Vukadinovich. Directed by Palansky.
September Morning: Five college freshmen confront a new reality in their dorm on the morning of the 9/11 terror attacks. With Patrick Cage II, Katherine C. Hughes, Troy Doherty. Written and directed by Ryan Frost.
True to the Game: Tragedy derails a drug kingpin’s attempt to go straight and start over with a young woman from the projects of Philadelphia. With Columbus Short, Erica Peeples, Nelsan Ellis, Vivica A. Fox, Malcolm David Kelley, Draya Michele. Written by Nia Hill, based on the Teri Woods novel. Directed by Preston A. Whitmore II.
American Assassin: A black ops recruit and a Cold War veteran are recruited by the deputy director of the CIA to stop a mystery operative hitting civilian and military targets. With Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch. Written by Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz; based on the novel by Vince Flynn. Directed by Michael Cuesta.
Brad’s Status: Ben Stiller stars as a middle-aged man questioning his life while visiting Boston with his college-bound musical prodigy son. With Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer. Written and directed by Mike White.
First They Killed My Father: A 5-year-old girl and her family are driven out of Phnom Penh and terrorized by the Khmer Rouge. With Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata. Written by Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung, based on her memoir. Directed by Jolie.
In Search of Fellini: Inspired by the famous director’s films, a small-town Ohio girl travels to Italy to find him. With Ksenio Solo, Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub. Written by Nancy Cartwright, Peter Kjenaas. Directed by Taron Lexton.
Justice: While investigating the murder of his brother in 1870, a U.S. marshal uncovers a town’s plot to reignite the Civil War. With Nathan Parsons, Stephen Lang, Robert Carradine, Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Written by John Lewis, Shawn Justice, D.C. Rahe, Jeff Seats. Directed by Richard Gabai.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards: Documentary goes behind-the-scenes with the world-famous footwear designer. Featuring Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso. Directed by Michael Roberts.
mother!: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this psychological thriller where unexpected guests cause turmoil in a couple’s relationship. Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.
The Show: Thriller with Josh Duhamel.
Til Death Do Us Part: Thriller with Taye Diggs.
Wetlands: Drama starring Heather Graham, Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Ehle, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The Wilde Wedding: Comedy with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart.
From the Land of the Moon – Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard stars in a post-war melodrama about a married French woman who, sent by her husband to the Alps to find a cure for her kidney stones, falls in love with an injured veteran. Cast: Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendumühl. Director: Nicole Garcia.
Battle of the Sexes: In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvanist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming. Written by Simon Beaufoy. Directed by Jonathan Drayton and Valerie Faris.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Sequel to the 2014 hit finds the secret organization teaming with a group of U.S. spies to thwart a common enemy. With Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn; based on a comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Directed by Vaughn.
The LEGO NINJAGO Movie: A few short months after The LEGO Batman Movie grossed $175 million at the domestic box office, Warner Animation’s latest toy-centric title hits theaters with a robust voice cast (Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Jackie Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Olivia Munn).
Stronger: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man severely injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped identify one of the suspects and battled back against physical and emotional adversity. With Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown. Written by John Pollono, based on the book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. Directed by David Gordon Green.
Victoria & Abdul: The Queen of England develops a deep and trusting friendship with an Indian clerk. With Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard. Written by Lee Hall; based on the book by Shrabani Basu. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Woodshock: Tormented from within and troubled by the effects of a powerful drug, a young woman loses her grip on reality. With Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk. Written and directed by Kate & Laura Mulleavy
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Live: Documentary on the music impresario and founder of Arista Records. Featuring Davis, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston. Directed by Chris Perkel.
American Made: Tom Cruise stars as an unlikely pilot flying secret missions for the CIA. With Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke. Written by Gary Spinelli. Directed by Doug Liman.
Flatliners: The fine line between life and death becomes a dangerous obsession for five medical students. With Ellen Page, Diego Luna Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons. Written by Ben Ripley; story by Peter Filardi and Ripley. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
Gerald’s Game: A woman’s plan to reenergize her marriage at a remote lake house goes horribly wrong. With Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by Mike Flanagan.
Literally, Right Before Aaron: Comedy-drama with Justin Long, Cobie Smulders and John Cho.
Loving Vincent: Animated feature on Vincent Van Gogh. Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman.
Lucky: Harry Dean Stanton plays a desert-dwelling atheist staring down the end of life. With David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt. Written by Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja. Directed by John Carroll Lynch.
Mark Felt — The Man Who Brought Down the White House: “Deep Throat,” Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s Watergate informant and the associate director of the FBI, risks his family and career and keeps his identity secret for more than 30 years. With Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Josh Lucas, Tony Goldwyn, Michael C. Hall. Written and directed by Peter Landesman.
Our Souls at Night: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford star as longtime neighbors who reach out to each other to bridge the loneliness of their twilight. With Bruce Dern, Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Iain Armitage. Written by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the noel by Kent Haruf. Directed by Ritesh Batra.
The Sound: Horror with Rose McGowan and Christopher Lloyd.
Super Dark Times: A tragedy drives a wedge between high school best friends leading to horrific violence in upstate New York in the early 1990s. With Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Max Talisman, Sawyer Barth, Amy Hargreaves. Written by Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski. Directed by Kevin Phillips.