We’re officially into September. School is back in session, football is here, and theaters still have plenty to offer in the way of great movies. As we head into fall, the perfect pairing is a great movie on the big screen, and September has a lot. Denzel is back, big horror sequels hit the screen, a raunchy teen comedy makes its mark, Gareth Edwards returns with a mind-blowing sci-fi epic, and more hit theaters this month.
Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in September 2023. Get tickets here.
The Equalizer 3 – Release Date: Friday, September 1
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, David Denman, Gaia Scodellaro, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Remo Girone, Sonia Ammar, Daniele Perrone, Andrea Scarduzio, Andrea Dodero
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. In The Equalizer 3, he finds himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy. He soon discovers, however, that his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.
Bottoms – Release Date: Friday, September 1
Cast: Ayo Edebiri, Rachel Sennott, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Dagmara Dominczyl, Miles Fowler, Marshawn Lynch, Punkie Johnson
Director: Emma Seligman
A refreshingly unique raunchy comedy, Bottoms focuses on two girls, PJ and Josie, who start a fight club as a way to lose their virginities to the hot, popular cheerleaders they crush on. Somehow, their bizarre plan works. The girl’s fight club gains traction and soon the most popular girls in school are beating each other up in the name of self-defense – and to stick it to the jock football player who keep picking on them.
The Nun II – Release Date: Friday, September 8
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, Bonnie Aarons, Katelyn Rose Downey, Jonas Bloquet
Director: Michael Chaves
In the sequel to the Conjuring franchise spinoff The Nun, The Nun II is amping up the horror. The story will reportedly take place in 1956 France, when a priest is murdered under ominous circumstances. Once again, Taissa Farmiga’s Sister Irene must face down a demonic entity and banish it from the world.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 – Release Date: Friday, September 8
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Maria Vacratsis, Andrea Martin, Elias Kavacas, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Melina Kotselou
Director: Nia Vardalos
Director Nia Vardalos returns with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. This time, the entire Portokalos clan travels to Greece for a family reunion after a death in the family. As always, love, laughter, misadventures, and unexpected surprises await the Portokalos. Whether or not they’ll survive them without killing each other remains up in the air.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Release Date: Friday, September 8
Cast: Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Veronica Falcon, Kevin Alejandro
Director: Aitch Alberto
Based on Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe tells the story of the friendship between two teenage Mexican-American loners in 1987 El Paso. After they find each other, their newfound friendship encourages them to explore a new, unusual friendship and the difficult road to self-discovery.
A Haunting in Venice – Release Date: Friday, September 15
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Emma Laird, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kelly Reilly
Director: Kenneth Branagh
In post-World War II Venice, detective Hercule Poirot is now retired and living in his own exile in A Haunting in Venice. The reclusive sleuth reluctantly attends a seance at the behest of a friend. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
The Inventor – Release Date: Friday, September 15
Voice Cast: Stephen Fry, Daisy Ridley, Marion Cotillard, Matt Berry, Natalie Palamides, Max Baumgarten, Ben Stranahan, Jim Capobianco, John Gilkey, Jane Osborn
Director: Jim Capobianco, Pierre-Luc Granjon
The stop-motion movie The Inventor is the most inventive movie on this list, a true love letter to one of the most brilliant minds history has ever known. Inventing flying contraptions, war machines, and studying cadavers, Leonardo da Vinci tackles the meaning of life itself with the help of French princess Marguerite de Nevarre.
Dumb Money – Release Date: Friday, September 15
Cast: Paul Dano, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Shailene Woodley, Nick Offerman, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Clancy Brown, Anthony Ramos, Dane DeHaan
Director: Craig Gillespie
Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world’s hottest company. In the middle of everything is regular guy Keith Gill, who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock and posting about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich – until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.
Expend4bles – Release Date: Friday, September 22
Cast: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Randy Couture, Jacob Scipio, Andy Garcia
Director: Scott Waugh
A new generation of stars join the world’s top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in Expend4bles. This time, the Expendables are hired to stop Rahmat, the head of a terrorist organization, whose plot to smuggle nuclear warheads will spark a war between the United States and Russia. Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia.
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – Release Date: Friday, September 22
Voice Cast: Kristen Bell, James Marsden, Mckenna Grace, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Christian Convery, Ron Pardo, Lil Rel Howery, Kim Kardashian, Chris Rock
Director: Cal Brunker
When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City in PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers. For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn when the pups’ nemesis Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a meteor-obsessed mad scientist, to steal the superpowers and turn themselves into supervillains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
The Creator – Release Date: Friday, September 29
Cast: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Allison Janney, Marc Menchaca, Amar Chadha-Patel, Ian Verdun
Director: Gareth Edwards
The epic sci-fi action thriller The Creator is set amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence. Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war–and mankind. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory, only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child.
Saw X – Release Date: Friday, September 29
Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Michael Beach, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Renata Vaca, Paulette Hernández, Octavio Hinojosa, Joshua Okamoto
Director: Kevin Greutert
John Kramer is back in Saw X. The most disturbing installment of the Saw franchise yet explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. Set between the events of Saw I and II, a sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps.
The Kill Room – Release Date: Friday, September 29
Cast: Uma Thurman, Joe Manganiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Debi Mazar, Maya Hawke, Dree Hemingway, Amy Keum, Candy Buckley, Larry Pine, Jennifer Kim
Director: Nicol Paone
Patrice Capullo has a big problem in The Kill Room: her art gallery isn’t making money. Gordon Davis has an even bigger problem: arranging hits for the mob is lucrative, but he and his colleague Reggie Pitt need a better way to launder their money. A chance introduction through Patrices’s drug dealer has the art world meet the underworld, and a plan is hatched when Gordon accidentally becomes an overnight sensation in the art world.