What to watch on Crave in September 2020

Including Ridley Scott's Raised By Wolves, Luca Guadagnino's We Are Who We Are and the TIFF-bound The Third Day


NOW critics unpack the September 2020 Crave schedule and take out the most interesting titles debuting on the streaming platform this month.

What we can’t wait to watch

We Are Who We Are

What’s it like being an Gen Z American teen in Europe? Initially selected to screen in the Directors’ Fortnight program at Cannes, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part miniseries is a coming-of-age drama follows two teens (Jordan Kristine Seamon and Jack Dylan Grazer) who live on a U.S. military base in Italy. The director is known for picturesque locations and cult casting and, judging from the trailer, he’s set to deliver on both scores: Chloë Sevigny and Alice Braga play a lesbian army couple and rapper/singer/songwriter Kid Cudi plays an army dad. September 14

Raised By Wolves

In this new HBO Max series, a catastrophic war has reduced Earth to a husk. Two androids (Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim) are charged with rearing human children on another world, far from the conflict. But things aren’t exactly peaceful here, either. Creator Aaron Guzikowski wrote Denis Villeneuve’s super-intense Prisoners and that recent remake of Papillon, so we’re curious to see how his grimy, ground-level vision translates to the sci-fi genre. And Ridley Scott – who knows a little something about artificial life forms – directed the first two episodes, so it’ll be eerie, beautiful and expensive. September 3

The Third Day

HBO’s limited series – the first two episodes of which will have a midnight drive-in premiere at TIFF in advance of its small-screen bow – is an experimental drama from Felix Barrett (whose theatre company Punchdrunk created the immersive experience Sleep No More) and Dennis Kelly (Utopia) about a small British island that offers redemption to broken people – if the inhabitants find them worthy. Jude Law and Naomie Harris are the latest arrivals; Emily Watson, Katherine Waterston and Paddy Considine co-star as islanders with their own very specific agenda. Just keep your eyes peeled for any large wicker men. September 14

Unpregnant

In this film from Valley Girl remake director Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Haley Lu Richardson (who was so great in Support The Girls and Columbus) plays a pregnant teen who heads out on a road trip with her ex-bestie (Euphoria’s Barbie Ferreira) to get an abortion. It sounds like the comedy version of Never Rarely Sometimes Always – one of the year’s most acclaimed dramas – but it’s actually based on a YA novel of the same name. Road trip comedies are a dime a dozen, but we’ll be anticipating the chemistry between Unpregnant’s rising leads. September 10

Courtesy of HBO/Bell Media

Dan Levy costars in HBO’s quarantine-shot movie Coastal Elites.

Coastal Elites 

The pandemic is of course changing how we make art. This Paul Rudnick-scripted HBO film is one of the first physically-distanced films to appear. Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever, Issa Rae and Canada’s own Dan Levy play characters who are breaking down as they try to deal with politics, culture and a deadly health crisis. Ya know, like all of us. Jay Roach (Bombshell) directs what is sure to be essential viewing – election year or not. September 12

The Comey Rule

Showtime’s adaptation of James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty stars Jeff Daniels as the former FBI director and Brendan Gleeson as Donald J. Trump, the president who demanded his loyalty – and fired him when he refused to provide it. Will their standoff be depicted as the battle for America’s soul (as Comey saw it), or just the latest television project where actors bury themselves in latex and bad wigs to caricature public figures? Writer/director Billy Ray turned questions of ethics and national security into riveting drama in Shattered Glass and Breach, so we’re hoping for good things here. September 27

Solid bets

A Hidden Life

Having followed his masterful The Tree Of Life with nearly a decade of self-indulgent experiments, Terrence Malick found something more to say with this majestic consideration of faith and compassion. It’s set during WWII but very much tied to the here and now, telling the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer who refused to fight in Hitler’s army and suffered terribly for his stance, Malick explores what it is to be a principled man in a world that cannot abide them. It’s a powerful allegory for the present moment, and a shattering spiritual experience thanks to both Malick’s compassionate eye and August Diehl’s remarkable, measured performance. It’s three hours long. You won’t feel it. September 18

Sailor Moon (seasons 1-5)

The world is a dumpster fire, so no wonder demand for animé – where good triumphs and evil is vanquished – is so high. The internet basically broke when Avatar: The Last Airbender hit another streaming platform earlier this summer. And now comes the return of the campy series about an empowered schoolgirl, her impossibly leggy friends, various conniving monsters and the always-out-of-reach romantic interest Tuxedo Mask. September 18

Full list of new titles available on Crave in September 2020 by date. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV SHOWS

September 1

Axios (season 1, episode 12)+

The Big Bang Theory (season 9)

September 3

Canada’s Drag Race (season 1, Episode 10)

Raised By Wolves (season 1, episodes 1-3)+

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 5)

September 4

F*ck, That’s Delicious (season 4)

Fox Badger Family

Room 104 (season 4, episode 7)+

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 4)+

Paw Patrol: Pup Tales (season 2)

The Vow (season 1, episode 3)+

Wynonna Earp (season 4)

September 5

Love Island (season 2, episodes 5-9)

September 6

The Circus (season 5, episode 12)

Love Fraud (season 1, episode 2)

Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 1)*

P-Valley (season 1, episode 8)*

We Hunt Together (season 1, episode 5)

September 7

Mary’s Kitchen Crush (season 1c)

September 10

Raised By Wolves (season 1, episodes 4-5)+

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 6)

September 11

Arrow (season 8)

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 7)

Room 104 (season 4, episode 8)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 26)+

September 12

Coastal Elites+

Love Island (season 2, episodes 10-14)

September 13

The Circus (season 5, episode 13)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 46)

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 5)+

Love Fraud (season 1, episode 3)

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 10)

Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 2)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 4)+

We Hunt Together (season 1, episode 6)

September 14

The Third Day (season 1, episode 1)+  

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 1)+

September 15

Axios (season 1, episode 13)+

September 17

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 47)

Raised By Wolves (season 1, episodes 6-7)+

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 7)

September 18

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (season 5)

Room 104 (season 4, episode 9)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 27)+

Sailor Moon (seasons 1-5)

September 19

Love Island (season 2, episodes 10-14)

September 20

The Circus (season 5, episode 14)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 48)

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 6)+

Love Fraud (season 1, episode 4)

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 11)

Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 3)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 5)+

September 21

The Third Day (season 1, episode 2)+

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 2)+

September 23

Agents Of Chaos (season 1, episodes 1-2)+

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 49)

September 24

Raised By Wolves (season 1, episodes 8-9)+

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 8)

September 25

Catfish (seasons 1-3)

The Challenge (seasons 32-34)

The Challenge Champs Vs Stars

Double Shot At Love With Dj Pauly D & Vinny (seasons 1-2)

Jim Jefferies (season 2, episodes 21-30)

Revenge Prank With Dj Pauly D & Vinny (September 25)

Room 104 (season 4, episode 10)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 28)+

Snooki & J Woww (seasons 3-4)

Teen Mom OG (seasons 1-3)

September 26

Love Island (season 2, episodes 20-24)

September 27

The Circus (season 5, episode 14)

The Comey Rule (season 1, episodes 1-2)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 50)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 24)+

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 7)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 12)

Power Book II: Ghost (season 1, episode 4)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 6)+

September 28

The Comey Rule (season 1, episodes 3-4)

The Third Day (season 1, episode 3)+

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 3)+

September 29

Axios (season 1, episode 14)+

MOVIES

September 4

Bridget Jones Diary*

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes*

The Heat*

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes*

Silver Linings Playbook*

Standing Up, Falling Down+

The Watchman*

The Way Back+

September 10

Tammy’s Always Dying+

Unpregnant+

White Lie+

September 11

Blood Quantum+

The Butler*

Diary Of A Mad Black Woman*

Good Will Hunting*

Madea Goes To Jail*

Madea’s Big Happy Family*

Operation Enduring Freedom*

Snow White And The Huntsman*

September 12

Just Mercy+

Madea’s Family Reunion*

September 14

Divide & Conquer+

September 15

The Rest Of Us+

September 16

Castle In The Ground+

September 17

And The Birds Rained Down+

September 18

Arab Blues+

Battleship*

A Hidden Life+

I Can Do Bad All By Myself*

Military Wives+

Perks Of Being A Wallflower*

Spies In Disguise+

There’s Something About Mary*

Veronica Mars (movie)*

September 25

300: Rise Of An Empire*

The Day After Tomorrow*

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

The Invisible Man+

Robert The Bruce+

Twister*

LAST CHANCE

Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in September 2020.

September 1

Crossfire

September 4

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

September 5

60 Minutes Sports (season 4, episode 9)

Everybody Knows

September 6

The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episode 26-30)

September 7

The Hate U Give

A Star Is Born

September 13

The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episode 31-35)

How It’s Made (season 26)

September 19
Ladybug

September 20

The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episode 36-40)

Little Italy

September 21

Masterchef (season 10)

The Old Man And The Gun

September 24

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

September 27

The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episode 41-45)

Wrath Of The Titans

September 29

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Prince: Sign O’ The Times  

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

September 30

3:10 To Yuma  

After Earth

Akeelah And The Bee

American Psycho  

Apocalypse Now Redux  

At First Light  

At Middleton  

Bad Lieutenant  

Battle Royale  

Beyond The Sea

The Big Kahuna  

The Blair Witch Project  

Bohemian Rhapsody  

Buffalo ’66  

The Call  

Cecil B. Demented

Chuck & Buck  

City Island  

Confidence  

Connie And Carla  

Cop Car  

The Cooler

Cosmopolis  

The Counselor  

Crank 2: High Voltage  

Crank  

Crash  

The Culture High  

Death At A Funeral  

Death Race (2008)  

Different Loyalty  

Dirty Dancing

District 9  

Dogville  

The Dresser  

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer  

Elysium  

Erin Brockovich  

Eulogy  

Eve’s Bayou  

Fierce People  

The Final Cut  

First Man  

Frailty

Friends With Benefits  

From Paris With Love

The Game   

Ghost Rider  

Girl With The Pearl Earring

Happy Endings  

Henchmen  

High Tension  

House Of D  

Johnny English Strikes Again  

Julie & Julia  

Kill The Irishman  

Killing Hasselhoff  

Kingdom (seasons 1-3)

Lantana  

Leap Year  

The Legend Of Barney Thomson 

Let Me In  

Lovely & Amazing  

The Lucky Ones  

Mary Shelley  

The Midnight Meat Train

Monster’s Ball  

Nemesis Game  

The Ninth Gate  

Peppa Pig (season 1)

Permanent Midnight

Punisher: War Zone  

Rambo  
The Red Violin

The Rite

Robin Hood  

Rock The Kasbah  

Saw  

Saw 2  

Saw 3  

Saw 3D

Saw 4  

Saw 5  

Saw 6  

Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood  

Shattered Glass  

Sleeping With The Enemy

The Smurfs    

The Smurfs 2  

Stage Beauty  

Stir Of Echoes  

Suicide Kings  

Swimming With Sharks  

This Is The End  

Trade  

Traitor  

Transporter 3

Trees Lounge  

Waiting  

War  

The Way Of The Gun  

Werewolf  

Widows  

Win Win  

The Winning Season  

Wonderland

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