11 new movies, series to watch in Canada this September: Netflix, Disney+ and more

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Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy & Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe
From the "Hocus Pocus" sequel nearly 30 years in the making to Netflix's Marilyn Monroe biopic, September is filled with new titles to stream.

As September rolls in, streaming services are setting up for fall with a whole slate of films and TV shows to love.

Netflix is releasing the highly anticipated film "Blonde," starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, while Amazon Prime Video is launching their much awaited sci-fi series "The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power."

Disney+ will be releasing two big launches on Disney+ Day on September 8: "Pinocchio," starring Tom Hanks, along with Marvel's hit "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Below, check out the full list of our top picks to stream on Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Apple TV+ and Paramount Plus in Canada this month.

Week of Sept. 1

The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power

Scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power woman wears armour
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Image via Prime Video

The long-awaited Amazon Original Series brings the heroic legends of Middle-earth's history to the screen. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged. Streams Sept. 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

Islands

Still of cast Islands man blowing out birthday cake
Islands. Image via IMDB

This coming-of-middle-age film follows a timid Filipino immigrant struggling with the care of an elderly parent while managing his first experience with love. Streams Sept. 1 on CBC Gem.

Week of Sept. 5

Cobra Kai: Season 5

Still from Cobra Kai: Season 5
Cobra Kai: Season 5. Image via Netflix

As Terry leads Cobra Kai into a new regime, Daniel, Johnny and an old ally join forces in a battle that goes way beyond the mat. Streams Sept. 9 on Netflix.

Pinocchio

Tom Hanks stars in Pinocchio
Pinocchio. Image via Disney+

This movie is a live action and CGI retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the woodcarver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his real son. Streams Sept. 8 on Disney+.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman star in Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder. Image via Disney+

To combat the threat of an intergalactic god-killer, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Streams Sept. 8 on Disney+.

Week of Sept. 19

A Jazzman's Blues

Still from A Jazzman's Blues man and woman sit together in a tree
A Jazzman's Blues. Image via Netflix

Tyler Perry's sweeping tale of forbidden love unspools 40 years of secrets and lies while set to the soundtrack of blues music in the Deep South. Streams Sept. 23 on Netflix.

Sidney

Black and white photo of Sidney Poitier in an empty movie theater
Sidney. Image via Apple TV+

From producer Oprah Winfrey, this revealing documentary honours the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the centre of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Streams Sept. 23 on Apple TV+.

On the Come Up

Young woman wears a purple beanie in still from On the Come Up.
On the Come Up. Image via Paramount+

Bri (Jamila C. Gray) is a gifted 16-year-old rapper who attempts to take the battle rap scene by storm in order to lift up her family and do right by the legacy of her father – a local hip hop legend whose career was cut short by gang violence. Streams Sept. 23 on Paramount+.

Week of Sept. 26

Blonde

Ana De Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde
Blonde. Image via Netflix

Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, this boldly reimagined fictional portrait of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe stars Ana de Armas as the Hollywood siren. Streams Sept. 28 on Netflix.

Hocus Pocus 2

Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy & Sarah Jessica Parker reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2.
Hocus Pocus 2. Image via Disney+

This haunting sequel to the Halloween cult classic brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem 29 years after the events of 1993's "Hocus Pocus." Streams Sept. 30 on Disney+.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Zac Efron stars in The Greatest Beer Run Ever.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever. Image via Apple TV+

To show support for his neighbourhood friends serving in Vietnam, Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) decides to do something totally outrageous: travel to the frontline by himself to bring the soldiers a little piece of home — their favourite can of American beer. Streams on Sept 30 on Apple TV+.

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