The Complete Guide to Hollywood Movies Opening in September 2019

It Chapter Two (opening 5 Sep) is the movie to look out in September. I don’t watch horror movies, but I may be tempted to make an exception because of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. (Or I may just google the synopsis and then search for clips of them on YouTube months after the movie is out. I really don’t watch horror movies.)

Movies coming out in September 2019

(Click on the movie titles in the bullets to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list. You can also click on each movie’s heading to go to their IMDb pages. Release dates below are for Singapore, but if you’re outside Singapore, IMDb can tell you fairly accurately what’s the release date in your country.)

Opening on the week of 5 September

It Chapter Two (5 Sep)

Director: Andy Muschietti (“It”, “Mama”)

Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Teach Grant, Bill Skarsgård, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT CHAPTER TWO brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (5 Sep)

Directors: Thurop Van Orman (debut feature), co-director John Rice (debut feature)

Voice Cast: Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Nicki Minaj, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Leslie Jones, Sterling K. Brown, Dove Cameron, Peter Dinklage, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Eugenio Derbez, Brooklynn Prince, Beck Bennett

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Synopsis: The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Plus One (5 Sep)

Directors: Jeff Chan (debut feature), Andrew Rhymer (debut feature)

Cast: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Rosalind Chao, Beck Bennett, Finn Wittrock

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience—in which seemingly every person they know gets married—and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.

Opening on the week of 12 September

Hustlers (12 Sep)

Director: Lorene Scafaria (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, “The Meddler”)

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis: HUSTLERS follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler.

Good Boys (12 Sep)

Directors: Lee Eisenberg (debut feature), Gene Stupnitsky (debut feature)

Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Kieth L. Williams, Molly Gordon, Millie Davis

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind “Superbad”, “Pineapple Express” and “Sausage Party” take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, GOOD BOYS. After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).

Horrible Histories: The Movie (12 Sep)

Director: Dominic Brigstocke (TV’s “Horrible Histories”)

Cast: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Nash, Rupert Graves, Alex Macqueen, Sir Derek Jacobi, Alexander Armstrong, Lee Mack, Warwick Davis, Lucy Montgomery

Genre: Comedy, Family

Synopsis: HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS will transport audiences back to Roman Britain and embrace the timeless, irreverent humour of the successful books and TV series. Atti is a Roman teenager with brains but very little brawn. When one of his schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero, Atti is forced to join the army and sent to miserable, cold, wet Britain. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the British rebellion, led by Boudicca. As the Romans prepare for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.

Opening on the week of 19 September

Ad Astra (19 Sep)

Director: James Gray (“The Lost City of Z”, “Two Lovers”, “We Own the Night”)

Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, John Ortiz

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Rambo: Last Blood (19 Sep)

Director: Adrian Grunberg (“Get the Gringo”)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Synopsis: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.

The Goldfinch (19 Sep)

Director: John Crowley (“Brooklyn”, “Closed Circuit”, “Boy A”)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Jeffrey Wright, Aneurin Barnard, Luke Wilson, Finn Wolfhard, Oakes Fegley

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Theodore “Theo” Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day… a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch – The Goldfinch.

Killerman (19 Sep)

Director: Malik Bader (“Cash Only”, “Crush”)

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero, Nickola Shreli, Suraj Sharma, Mike Moh, Zlatko Buric

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis: In KILLERMAN, a New York City money launderer named Moe Diamond (Liam Hemsworth) desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.

Can You Keep a Secret? (19 Sep)

Director: Elise Duran (debut feature)

Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin, Sunita Mani, Laverne Cox, Kimiko Glenn

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis: Thinking they’re about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger… Until she later meets Jack, her company’s young CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Based on the blockbuster NYT bestseller.

Opening on the week of 26 September

The Informer (26 Sep)

Director: Andrea Di Stefano (“Escobar: Paradise Lost”)

Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas

Genre: Crime, Drama

Synopsis: Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General’s bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City’s most powerful organizations – the mob, the NYPD and the FBI – in order to save himself and his family.