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6 Flicks Picks for September 2016 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, September 1, 2016
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in September 2016?

What movies are coming out September 2016 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2016

Café Society

Synopsis: In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: First there was Kidulthood then Adulthood now comes Noel Clarkes last installment Brotherhood. With Sam facing up to the new world he realizes it also comes with new problems and new challenges that he must face that he knows will require old friends to help him survive new dangers.

Will I watch? = No

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

Synopsis: A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption.

Will I watch? = No

Naam Hai Akira

Synopsis: A gripping action thriller about a college girl Akira, who has grown up with the ideals of being self reliant. Her life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime involving four corrupt police officers.

Will I watch? = No

Things to Come

Synopsis: A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2016


Synopsis: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.

Will I watch? = No

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Synopsis: The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

Will I watch? = No

Before I Wake

Synopsis: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Shut In

Synopsis: A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Will I watch? = No

The Wild Life

Synopsis: A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby

Synopsis: The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Will I watch? = No

When the Bough Breaks

Synopsis: A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Will I watch? = Maybe


Synopsis: NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Will I watch? = Yes

RELEASE DATE: September 23, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Synopsis: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Queen of Katwe

Synopsis: A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

Will I watch? = No

The Lovers and the Despot

Synopsis: After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world's weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Synopsis: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Will I watch? = Yes

Deepwater Horizon

Synopsis: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: A man recently released from a mental institute inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.

Will I watch? = Maybe...I can't find a trailer anywhere.

American Honey

Synopsis: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. The 9th Life of Louis Drax — This was tough, as I almost gave this spot to Before I Wake or When the Bough Breaks or even Goat as they all have just as much of an intriguing side to them as this one does. Basically, it came down to a few flips of a coin and the "what if?" element of this won out.

5. Morgan — I'm not too into this overall, where I might skip it entirely, but this is a rather weak month compared to some others and it stands out as something more along the lines of what I would like than many other options. There's no way I'd choose something like Queen of Katwe over this.

4. Nerve — I like Dave Franco, I think Emma Roberts is cute, and the previews were catching my attention with this augmented reality concept. This could be a good mid-day cheap watch.

3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children — Damn it, Burton, don't end up making me regret it if I watch this. If I check it out, it better be another Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice instead of another...well...pretty much everything else.

2. The Magnificent Seven — I don't normally dig westerns, but there's something about this that has me interested. It might just be the cast.

1. Snowden — The true story behind this is interesting to me, and I have a feeling this could have some Oscar buzz around it, at least for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who definitely has to win an Academy Award at some point.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.