A new month has arrived, sleuths, bringing with it a whole new batch of cases to crack. We’ve done the investigating for you in order to find the best mystery and thriller movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video this September. From brand-new flicks like Enola Holmes and The Devil All the Time to old favorites such as Absolute Power, these films will keep the thrills coming all month long.
Red Dragon (September 1)
Anthony Hopkins reprises his role as Hannibal Lecter in this tense 2002 prequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Add this horror-thriller to your queue to find out what hair-raising deeds caused the renowned psychiatrist to be committed to an institute for the criminally insane.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (September 4)
Making its Netflix debut on September 4, this psychological thriller is based on the novel of the same name by Iain Reid. Though she’s having second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman joins her boyfriend’s family for a weekend away, and begins to unravel when a freak snowstorm traps her at their remote farm.
Midnight Special (September 7)
In the mood for a freaky flick about religious cults, the government, and eerie mysteries that entwine them both? Watch this 2016 sci-fi thriller about a man who kidnaps his biological son to save him from ill-intentioned entities.
The Devil All the Time (September 16)
A highly-anticipated upcoming psychological thriller, The Devil All the Time is based on Donald Ray Pollock's noir novel of the same name and boasts an ensemble cast starring Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Robert Pattinson, and more. In the backwoods of Ohio, a young man tries to ward off sinister townspeople from harming his family.
The Paramedic (September 16)
It’s natural to struggle to cope with a big life change, and for newly wheelchair-bound Angel, that’s certainly the case. But his life begins to rapidly deteriorate in new ways when he becomes paranoid that his girlfriend is being unfaithful in this upcoming Spanish language film.
Enola Holmes (September 23)
Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame plays Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister in this delightful upcoming mystery film. When her mother disappears, Enola Holmes takes up the family trade and decides to do some sleuthing of her own.
Absolute Power (September 1)
A political thriller starring Clint Eastwood? Count us in. A master jewel thief breaks into a billionaire’s mansion, where he accidentally witnesses a bloody crime that implicates the president of the United States and the Secret Service.
Criminal Law (September 1)
Criminal Law wasn’t critically acclaimed upon its 1988 release, but electrifying performances from Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon redeem this legal thriller. A brash defense attorney will do anything to get his clients off the hook, but he’s forced to rethink his questionable code of ethics when a young man lures him to the scene of a violent crime.
Desperate Hours (September 1)
This neo-noir suspense film is a remake of the 1955 movie starring Humphrey Bogart, both based on the book by Joseph Hayes. A defense attorney helps her client escape from custody, and he takes a family hostage in an attempt to evade the authorities.
Call Me (September 1)
A young journalist receives a lewd phone call, and mistakes the man on the other end of the line for her boyfriend. When she agrees to meet the caller at a bar, she inadvertently witnesses a murder in the women’s restroom, drawing her into a harrowing mystery.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (September 1)
A young Jodie Foster plays 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs in this horror-thriller that will chill you to the bone. Rynn apparently lives all by herself in a big Maine house, and when curious neighbors and nefarious townspeople alike try to get to the bottom of her situation, they learn the young girl is hiding a dark secret.
The Weight of Water (September 1)
The past and the present collide in this mystery film based on an Anita Shreve novel. A newspaper photographer travels to an island off the coast of New Hampshire to research the 19th-century murders of two immigrant women, and the historical narrative intertwines with her struggle to resolve issues in her personal life.
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Alex Cross (September 1)
In this adaptation of a James Patterson novel, Tyler Perry plays psychologist and police lieutenant Dr. Alex Cross, a role previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Here, Cross hunts down a serial killer nicknamed Picasso after the charcoal sketches he leaves behind at crime scenes.
Casino Royale (September 1)
A spy flick based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name, Casino Royale (2006) stars Daniel Craig as the incomparable James Bond. Bond attempts to capture an Albanian private banker with ties to international terrorists in a taut plot with all the action and suspense we’ve come to expect of the MI6 agent.
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The Bank Job (September 1)
Based on a true story, The Bank Job is a heist thriller set in London. When a woman is caught smuggling drugs into Heathrow Airport, she agrees to help MI5 retrieve a safe deposit box from Lloyd’s Bank in exchange for immunity, entangling her in a complex web of criminals and intelligence agents.
The House On Carroll Street (September 1)
Set during the Cold War, The House On Carroll Street opens with a woman refusing to divulge information to the House Un-American Activities Committee. She’s subsequently fired from her job at Life magazine, and later overhears a mysterious argument that sets her on the path to investigating a shocking assassination.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (September 1)
This chilling 1971 horror-thriller film is a twisted take on the tale of Hansel and Gretel. An eccentric but kindly local woman known as “Auntie Roo” throws a Christmas party for the children at a nearby orphanage. When one of the young girls goes missing, her brother suspects Auntie Roo of kidnapping her.
Barney Thomson (September 1)
Fans of British crime comedies are in luck—Barney Thomson is officially available on Amazon Prime Video. A 50-year-old barber leads an uninteresting life, until he accidentally kills his boss and is plunged into the tragi-comic lifestyle of a serial killer.
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