Streaming and in-cinema. Watch: The Creator, Poor Things & A Million Miles Away – these are the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in September 2023
The AI war, Emma “Frankenstein” and all your fave 80s action stars (again). From action-packed futuristic battles to moving personal journeys to space and desperate fights to save humanity – in cinema and streaming on Netflix, Prime, Hulu and Disney+ – these are some of the most anticipated new sci-fi movies in September 2023.
September’s top sci-fi movie pick is of course The Creator on the 29th (check it at the bottom of this post), but as always we’ve included a nice mix of action, drama and even something for the kids. (Plus: 3 Bonus not-strictly sci-fi movies worth checking out anyway.) Enjoy!
Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming science fiction movies right now…
Awesome New Sci-Fi Movies in September 2023
Cinema, 7 September 2023
On an unwavering mission driven by personal vendetta and a long-kept promise, a man finds himself pitted against a merciless outlaw responsible for widespread suffering. In the high-stakes near-future world of Bollywod’s Jawan, Atlee Kumar, the acclaimed Tamil director, weaves a tale of unrelenting action and hope. Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Nayanthara headline the cast, joined by a stellar ensemble. Get ready for a gripping journey through justice and vengeance.in Jawan.
Watch: The Jawan Trailer
Genres Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Bollywood
Cinema, 8 September 2023
Something Frankenstein-y? Revived through unconventional science, Bella (Emma Stone), a young woman, embarks on an extraordinary journey alongside a lawyer, Duncan (Mark Ruffalo). As they traverse continents, Bella’s innocence matures into an unwavering pursuit of equality and freedom, liberated from societal constraints. Guided by Dr Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), Bella’s guardian, they challenge norms and prejudices, forging a unique bond that defies their era’s limitations in Poor Things.
Watch: The Poor Things Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy Drama, Science Fantasy
A Million Miles Away
Prime Video, 15 September 2023
The awe-inspiring tale of Jose Hernandez, a trailblazing migrant farmworker who shatters boundaries to achieve the unthinkable: becoming the first to voyage into the cosmos. This cinematic journey transcends a single individual’s quest, portraying the tenacity of community bonds and the art of self-sacrifice in the pursuit of an audacious dream. Brace for an emotional odyssey that proves no challenge is insurmountable when united by purpose in A Million Miles Away.
Watch: A Million Miles Away Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Drama
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it
No One Will Save You
Hulu & Disney+, 22 September 2023
A gifted yet isolated young woman lives in her sanctuary – the home she cherishes. Brynn’s (Kaitlyn Dever) solitude is shattered by the eerie sounds of unearthly invaders. A gripping confrontation ensues, thrusting Brynn into a high-stakes battle against extraterrestrial forces, a visceral clash that unearths her hidden past. Prepare for a riveting sci-fi psychological thriller that boldly dares to defy fate in No one will save you.
Watch: The No One Will Save You Trailer
Spy Kids: Armageddon
Netflix, 22 September 2023
Something for the kids. Prepare for an electrifying adventure as the kids of legendary secret agents unknowingly set in motion a perilous chain of events. A formidable Game Developer harnesses a malevolent computer virus, seizing dominion over global technology. Now, these unsuspecting young heroes must rise to the occasion, stepping into their parents’ formidable shoes to thwart the impending catastrophe in Spy Kids: Armageddon.
Watch: The Spy Kids: Armageddon Trailer
Genres Action, Family, Spy, Humour
Streaming Netflix | Watch it
Prime Video, 29 September 2023
Blogger Franklin Fox, portrayed by Josh Hutcherson, unexpectedly becomes entangled in a thrilling adventure when he saves visionary tech guru Anton Burrell, played by Morgan Freeman, from an attack. In return, he’s granted an extraordinary power – a ring that allows him to travel 57 seconds into the past. With Burrell’s help, Franklin sets out on a mission of revenge against a pharmaceutical giant implicated in his sister’s tragic death in 57 Seconds.
Watch: 57 Seconds Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it
Cinema, 29 September 2023
Our Top Pick: Joshua, a former special forces agent who grieves over his wife’s disappearance is enlisted to track down and eliminate the enigmatic Creator. The Creator is a genius behind the advanced AI and its devastating weapon capable of ending both the war and all of humanity. As Joshua and his elite team venture deep into AI-occupied territory, they unravel a shocking truth: the world-ending weapon is embodied by a child-like AI in The Creator.
Watch: The Creator Trailer
Genres Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, AI
Not Sci-Fi but Worth a Look
The Equalizer 3
Netflix, 1 September 2023
Denzel Washington is back as Robert McCall, a man seeking solace from his past in the tranquil corners of Southern Italy. However, when he forms bonds with new friends, he stumbles upon a harrowing truth – the grip of the Sicilian Mafia tightens around them. Forced to confront his dark history, Robert is pushed to unleash his formidable skills to shield his newfound companions in The Equalizer 3.
Watch: The Equalizer 3 Trailer
Genres Adventure, Crime Film, Mystery, Vigilante
Streaming Netflix | Watch it
Outlaw Johnny Black
Cinema, 15 September 2023
In a gritty tale of vengeance and disguise, Outlaw Johnny Black, follows Johnny Black, portrayed by the iconic Michael Jai White, as he embarks on a relentless quest to avenge his father’s death by targeting the notorious Brett Clayton. Assuming the identity of a preacher in a mining town controlled by a ruthless Land Baron, Johnny walks a dangerous tightrope in Outlaw Johnny Black.
Watch: The Outlaw Johnny Black Trailer
Genres Action, Comedy, Western
Cinema, 22 September 2023
Hollywood icons unite in the adrenaline-pumping Expend4bles. Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone reunite as the elite mercenaries, now joined by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Iwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. With an arsenal of weaponry and unrivalled skills, they stand as the world’s final shield against peril in Expend4bles.
Watch: The Expend4bles Trailer
Genres Action, War, Comedy, Adventure, Thriller, Ensemble
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