WASHINGTON - Just because it’s back-to-school time doesn’t mean that the summer blockbuster fun has to end. Here is a list of five fall movies that you can put on your September watch list right now:
For stay-at-home film fans: Wonder Woman is now on demand!
It was the biggest movie of the summer! Now the female-led superhero saga starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins is breaking glass ceilings once again with news that Wonder Woman has surpassed Iron Man 3 to become the fifth biggest superhero movie of all time, grossing more than $800 million at the box office worldwide.
You can now watch this must-see movie from the comfort of your home on streaming services like FandangoNOW.
Read more about how Gadot, a mom of two, filmed Wonder Woman with a baby bump!
For horror movie lovers: Mother! opens Sept. 15
All eyes in Hollywood are on the next fierce female-driven feature and Jennifer Lawrence is stirring up quite a buzz in her new horror flick, Mother! The drama unfolds when a couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive to their home, only to disrupt their tranquil existence.
For documentary cinema seekers: Dolores opens Sept. 15
Dolores Huerta is the woman who gave us the famous phrase, “Yes, we can”—only she said it in Spanish (Si, se puede) and nearly 50 years before Barack Obama. In this inspiring documentary from producers Carlos Santana and Benjamin Bratt, the transformational work of the legendary labor activist and mother of 11 is chronicled.
For sports rivalry enthusiast: Battle of the Sexes opens Sept. 22
Emma Stone stars as tennis great Billie Jean King who stands up to the challenge of her male rival Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carrell. It’s the true story of a 1973 match that went down in history as one of the greatest battle of the sexes between athletes of all time.
For animated family film fun: The Magic School Bus Rides Again premieres Sept. 29
Hamilton mastermind Lin Manuel Miranda voices the theme song and Kate McKinnon stars as Mrs. Frizzle and in this Netflix revival of the popular 90s kids series about scientific exploration. Already getting major buzz, it's yet another reason to "Netflix and chill" this fall.
Markette Sheppard is host of Great Day Washington and your resident "Mom at the Movies." She is also a wife, mother of a rambunctious 3-year-old and avid film lover. You can see more of her movie previews and reviews weekdays at 9 am.
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