23ABC Movie Minute: A preview of all the movies hitting theatres this September

The slowest month of the year has a solid schedule

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - September is statistically the slowest month for movie releases. Coming just past the heavy summer movie season, and right before the award bait movies start to emerge, September is an oft-forgotten month at the cinema. But from time to time, some gems can emerge and for being a small roster, there are some solid films making their way into theatres this month.

Here's the schedule of movies coming out this month:



  • Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
  • Synopsis: The third entry in the Riddick series finds the titular character abandoned to die and must fight to survive against enemies old and new.
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban
  • Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity
  • Watch the trailer


The Family

  • Genre: Action Comedy
  • Synopsis: A mafia family is relocated to France under the witness protection program, but for this famiy, old habits die hard and they revert to their own ways to solve their problems and keep themselves safe.
  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfieffer, Dianna Agron
  • Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
  • Watch the trailer

Insidious Chapter 2

  • Genre: Horror
  • Synopsis: Aptly arriving on Friday the 13th, this sequel to the successful 2010 horror film, the Lambert family seeks to discover the secret from their childhood that has left them undesirably connected to the spirit world.
  • Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
  • Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements
  • Watch the trailer


Battle of the Year

  • Genre: Drama
  • Synopsis: An American dance team attempts to win the Battle of the Year competition for the first time in 15 years.
  • Starring: Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Josh Peck
  • Rated PG-13 for language and rude behavior
  • Watch the trailer


  • Genre: Action Thriller
  • Synopsis: The first of the heavy hitting dramas attracting awards buzz, Prisoners follows the grief of a father who is willing to do anything to save his missing daughter, even by taking the law into his own hands. His actions impact everyone around him including the family who is also missing their daughter and the detective assigned to the case.
  • Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
  • Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout
  • Watch the trailer


Baggage Claim

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Synopsis: A young woman is determined to get engaged before her youngest sister gets married, so in a 30-day, 30,000 mile adventure, she seeks to find her own Mr. Right.
  • Starring: Paula Patton, Taye Diggs
  • Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language
  • Watch the trailer

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

  • Genre: Animated/Famiy
  • Synopsis: Inventor Flint Lockwood discovered how to make food fall from the sky in the previous installment, but when his experiment went awry, the whole town had to leave. Now he comes back to their island to discover that now the food has come to life!
  • Starring: voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg
  • Not Rated at the time of publication but will most likely be PG
  • Watch the trailer

Don Jon

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Synopsis: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's writing and directing debut is the story of a young man in New Jersey struggles to balance his love of porn with his love of his family, his friends and unrealistic expectations of women.
  • Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johannson, Julianne Moore
  • Rated R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language and some drug use
  • Watch the trailer
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