With school starting and stress at an all-time high, there was never more of a reason to relax and enjoy a movie with friends and family. This month, streaming services are providing a myriad of shows and films to make staying home all the more enjoyable.
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices — Netflix, Sept. 1
Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Tiffany Haddish and other Black stars share the power of storytelling. Follow along in this new series as they read children’s books from Black authors focused on themes like identity and respect.
The Smurfs – Netflix, Sept. 1
This animation-meets-real world movie shows the Smurfs being chased away from their happy village and into Manhattan. With big names like Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Hank Azaria, you’ll wonder where the time went as you get wrapped up in the fate of these adorable and funny creatures.
Zathura – Netflix, Sept. 1
The spinoff of Jumanji centers around a space game rather than a jungle game. Sent into orbit, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as you hope that they find their way home.
Barbie Princess Adventure – Netflix, Sept. 1
This animated movie follows Barbie as a vlogger-turned-princess. Finding her doppelgänger, Barbie engages in a Prince and the Pauper type of adventure that’ll leave you wishing you could be friends with Barbie.
Charlotte’s Web – HBO Max, Sept. 1
Charlotte’s Web is a classic warmhearted tale that follows a pig with numbered days. Julia Roberts and Dakota Fanning spearhead this imaginative race to save Wilbur.
Spies in Disguise – HBO Max, Sept. 5
Tom Holland and Will Smith are a hilarious duo in this quirky original film. A scientist and a super spy team up to save the world by showcasing their individual talents in a movie that celebrates individuality and unexpected friendship.
Madagascar: A Little Wild – Hulu, Sept. 7
This reanimated Hulu original shows your favorite characters from Madagascarbefore the original movie. As younger animals still in the zoo, they show off their well-known personalities in never-before-seen escapades.
Julie and the Phantoms – Netflix, Sept. 10
This Netflix original series follows a girl who loses her mother but rediscovers her passion of music through the ghosts of teen boys. From executive producer Kenny Ortega (known for High School Musical), you won’t know whether to dance or cry.
Christopher Robin – Disney+, Sept. 11
There’s nothing that Winnie The Pooh loves more than honey, Christopher Robin and his friends. This story takes the beloved classic and brings it to the real world to answer the question “What happens when Christopher Robin grows up?”
Izzy’s Koala World – Netflix, Sept. 15
This Netflix Original nature series follows 11-year-old Izzy who rescues koalas. Fun and educational for the whole family, this show is sure to spark a newfound love of animals.
The Addams Family – Hulu, Sept. 22
This animated retelling of The Addams Family features the talent of actors Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as well as more familiar voices. Trying to blend into the normal crowd in New Jersey, they quickly realize that they aren’t like most families.
Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans – Hulu, Sept. 24
In a convergence of universes, the 2003 Teen Titans returns to fight the 2013 Teen Titans Go! In a battle to figure out which team ranks supreme. In a nostalgic but youthful revival, this movie provides fan service in the best way.