September Movie Openings


When faced with our darkest hour, hope is not a tactic.

Drama | Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell
In theatres: September 30

This film takes an inside look at the lives affected by the 2010 explosion of an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which leads to the most devastating oil spill in United States history.

Love demands everything.

Drama | Romance
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
In theatres: September 2

A couple in mourning finds happiness after choosing to keep an infant they find floating at sea - until they meet the child’s heartbroken mother who believes her baby is dead.

Don’t let it out.

Sci-Fi | Thriller
Director: Luke Scott
Starring: Kate Mara, Anna Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones
In theatres: September 2

A corporate consultant investigates the case of a genetically engineered girl whose accelerated growth-rate poses a serious threat to the company that created her.


Drama | Comedy
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Anna Kendrick
In theatres: September 2

When his mom is diagnosed with a brain tumor, a New York artist takes his pregnant girlfriend to his childhood home and lives to regret it when his effed-up family, meddlesome friends and oversexed ex throw him for a loop.

The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson.

Drama | Biography
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
In theatres: September 9

After saving lives by safely landing a disabled passenger plane on New York’s Hudson River, a pilot struggles to accept his hero-status, and then finds himself at the center of an investigation that threatens to destroy his life. Based on actual events.

Just because you’re stranded ... doesn’t mean you can’t make some friends.

Animation | Comedy
Directors: Ben Stassen, Vincent Kesteloot
Starring: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Cindy aus Marzahn
In theatres: September 9

After a shipwrecked human washes ashore on a remote island inhabited exclusively by animals, a parrot with wanderlust sees an opportunity to explore someplace new in this film loosely based on the story of Robinson Crusoe.

She’s carrying more than just a secret.

Mystery | Drama
Director: Jon Cassar
Starring: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Jaz Sinclair
In theatres: September 9

When a couple with fertility issues enlists a gorgeous young woman to serve as a surrogate, the pregnant woman develops an obsession with the fetus’ father, ultimately holding the bun in her oven hostage.

The only safe place is on the run.

Political | Drama
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage
In theatres: September 16

Director Oliver Stone presents the inside story of the former NSA contractor who rocked the world by exposing the far-reaching surveillance operations the U.S. government conducts on its enemies, allies and citizens.

We’re going to need bigger pants.

Romance | Comedy
Director: Sharon Maguire
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey
In theatres: September 16

After hooking up with a recent ex and having a fling with a debonair foreigner, a news exec in her 40s finds herself pregnant, with each man insisting he’s the father.

There’s something evil hiding in the woods.

Thriller | Horror
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry
In theatres: September 16

Convinced his sister’s disappearance is tied to tales of a witch in the Maryland woods, a college kid who sets off to explore the forest with friends encounters something sinister.

Justice has a number.

Crime | Action
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
In theatres: September 23

In this remake of the 1960 classic (which was inspired by the Japanese film The Seven Samurai), an evil industrialist threatens a small town in the Wild West, leading its helpless citizens to recruit seven rugged strangers to save the day.


Find your flock.

Animation | Comedy
Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Starring: Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Keegan-Michael Key
In theatres: September 23

In a world where storks no longer deliver children, but instead drop off packages for an Internet retailer, the company’s fastest feathered employee mistakenly starts a baby-making machine and must deliver a newborn before anyone notices.

Stay peculiar.

Fantasy | Adventure
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd
In theatres: September 30

A curious adolescent must save his newfound friends after entering a hidden world in which young people have unusual abilities and face formidable foes.


Biography | Drama
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga
In theatres: September 30

Upon discovering the game of chess, a young Ugandan girl sets her sights on becoming an international champion.