12 New Movies And Tv Shows You Need To See This Month: September 2020

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Woke -- "Prayers for Kubby” - Episode 107 -- What should be a quick trip across town instead turns into the bus ride from Hell. Gunther (Blake Anderson), Clovis (T. Murph) and Keef (Lamorne Morris), shown. (Photo by: Liane Hentscher/Hulu)

Okay, so this post is extremely late! I’ve been busy ALL damn month, and I’m still not even sure how that happened, but let’s just call it a blessing, kay? Cool! But even though there doesn’t seem to be MUCH new content out this month, I still wanted to get this post done, because there are still a few things that are on my “must watch” list, which is basically what this list is slowly becoming every month. So without futher ado, here’s what to watch this month – September 2020.

Everything New Worth Watching This Month: September 2020

Note: Movies & TV shows are sorted by release date. 

What To Watch On Netflix In September 2020

Bookmarks – September 1

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Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience.

Hosted by Marley Dias (author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign), the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action — providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content.


Series Guests: Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Tiffany Haddish, Jill Scott, Marsai Martin, Kendrick Sampson, Grace Byers, Caleb McLaughlin, Karamo Brown, Misty Copeland, Jacqueline Woodson and Marley Dias (Host)

Books featured: ABC’s For Girls Like Me, Anti-Racist Baby, Brown Boy Joy, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, Firebird, I Am Enough, I Am Perfectly Designed, I Love My Hair, Let’s Talk About Race, Pretty Brown Face, Sulwe, The Day You Begin, We March

Click here to watch Bookmarks on Netflix.

Sister, Sister – September 1

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Tia and Tamera are twins who were separated at birth, with each being adopted by a different parent. One day, the teens have a chance encounter while shopping at a clothing store in the mall. After the families meet, Tamera’s adoptive father reluctantly allows Tia and her mother to move into his home so the girls can be together. But just because they’re twins doesn’t mean Tia and Tamera are identical in any way other than looks — Tia is intelligent and from inner-city Detroit while Tamera is the boy-crazy twin from the suburbs.

Click here to watch Sister, Sister on Netflix.

Cuties – September 9

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Photo Credit: MIGNONNES de Maïmouna Doucouré par Jean-Michel Papazian pour BIEN OU BIEN PRODUCTIONS 2018

Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.

Click here to watch Cuties on Netflix.

Girlfriends – September 11

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An ensemble sitcom focusing on a mixed batch of black women who face life’s tests and triumphs together. From dating to divorce and friends to family to relationships, Joan, Maya, Lynn and Toni support each other despite their differing backgrounds, learning about true friendship in the process.

Click here to watch Girlfriends on Netflix.

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia – September 29

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Michelle Buteau Comedy Special 2020. Michelle Buteau. Cr. Marcus Price/NETFLIX © 2020

Michelle Buteau, the scene stealing queen of Netflix, delivers the night out we all need right now in her uproariously funny new special Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia. Letting loose with a goblet of frosé in hand, she delivers a dynamic hour of comedy that delves into parenthood, cultural difference, and the overlooked value of short men. Her refreshingly honest approach reminds us to appreciate government workers named Otis and, most importantly, that character counts.

Click here to watch Welcome to Buteaupia on Netflix.

What To Watch On Hulu In September 2020

Woke – September 9

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Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series Woke takes an absurdly irreverent look at identity and culture as it follows Keef, an African-American cartoonist finally on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes everything. With a fresh outlook on the world around him, Keef must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built. The series stars Lamorne Morris, T. Murph and Blake Anderson.

Click here to watch Woke on Hulu.

My Hero Academia (Season 4 Dubbed) – September 11

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In a world where those with powers are known as “Quirks,” Izuku Midoriya has aspirations to one day become a hero but there’s a catch — he isn’t a Quirk. After a tragic accident involving his friend Katuski Bakugo; Midoriya is the only one to have stepped forward to help protect Bakugo from a villain, because of his acts, he is given a gift by the world’s greatest hero, All Might. Now, Midoriya attends U.A. School–a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes.

What To Watch On HBO Max In September 2020

Lovecraft Country – Already Streaming

Okay, so Lovecraft Country came out in August, but since episodes get posted weekly, not uploaded all at once, I’m here to remind you once again – WATCH THIS SHIT! It’s that simple! It’s unbelievably dope, and it keeps me on my toes the entire time! If you’re not a fan of horror, please read my review of episode 1 and 2. I’ve never mentioned a show or movie twice in any of my monthly “watch list” posts, so take this recommendation very seriously and watch it!

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Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff.

Click here to watch Lovecraft Country on HBO Max.

We Are Who We Are – September 14

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Two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy explore friendship, first love, identity, and all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager.

Click here to watch We Are Who We Are on HBO Max.

The Invisible Man – September 19

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After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.

What To Watch On Prime Video In September 2020

Gemini Man – September 18

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Henry Brogan is an elite 51-year-old assassin who’s ready to call it quits after completing his 72nd job. His plans get turned upside down when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, Brogan soon learns that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.


Antebellum – September 18

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A successful author finds herself in a horrifying reality and must figure out the mystery behind it before it is too late.

So, what will you be watching this month?


Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.



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