7 Biggest Movie Releases of September 2021

Here’s what big-screen releases you can expect in September 2021!

The September movie line-up is looking to heat things up with a new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some tales of horror, and some gritty crime movies to keep you on the edge of your seat. Here are the 7 biggest movie releases of September 2021:

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release date: 3 September 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to continue in a new direction for the fourth phase of the expanded interconnected film franchise, with a whole bunch of lesser-known heroes stepping into the limelight. The first of which getting a solo movie is Shang-Chi, a martial arts master with some exciting powers, such as the ability to channel his own chi that allows his martial arts skills to be almost superhuman. The film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, alongside Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, and Fala Chen. The plot revolves around Shang-Chi being forced to confront his past after he is drawn into the notorious Ten Rings organisation.

Gunpowder Milkshake

Release date: 3 September 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan heads up this action flick about female assassins, who have to team up in order to take on a gang who aren’t too fond of the past actions of the hitwomen. Gillian (Sam) has to partner with her estranged mother (played by Carla Gugino) in order to survive the onslaught of cold-blooded killers trying to eliminate them. It looks like a fun spin on the genre and the action set-pieces look cleverly put together.

The Protégé

Release date: 10 September 2021

What’s a monthly movie line-up without a revenge-thriller? Starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, and Samuel L. Jackson, The Protégé follows a young girl rescued by a legendary assassin, who ends up becoming a contract killer herself. After her adopted father is brutally murdered, she must hunt down the killer whose attraction to her goes way beyond a cat and mouse game.


Release date: 10 September 2021

Insidious and Saw director James Wan’s latest horror flick will scratch that fear-itch leading up to Halloween. The film follows Madison, played by Annabelle Wallis, who is paralysed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are, in fact, terrifying realities.

The Forever Purge

Release date: 10 September 2021

Michael Bay and Jason Blum join the beloved Purge franchise as producers on this fifth instalment in the murderous series. Picking up after the events of 2016’s The Purge: Election Year, the film stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda, and Will Patton, and follows a group of people who attempt to escape from the United States after an insurrectionist movement continues committing crimes and murders nationwide after the Purge’s ending.

Cop Shop

Release date: 17 September 2021

Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo star in this gritty crime flick, which follows a wily con artist (Grillo) who is being hunted by an assassin (Butler). The con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station — but when the hitman turns up at the precinct, an unsuspecting rookie cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.

The Night House

Release date: 24 September 2021

Rebecca Hall (Godzilla vs. Kong) stars in this mind-bending horror film, which follows a widow reeling from the unexpected death of her husband and isolating herself in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together, but disturbing visions begin to haunt her. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel.

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