Join us as we “fall” into the themes of faith, kindness, connection, and the power of belief, all waiting to be discovered in September's streaming selection.
These shows are not only a source of amusement; they’re windows into the human experience, reminding us of the beauty and complexity of our world. So, let's hit play and explore the streaming treasures of September 2023.
Silver Bells (Peacock)
Silver Bells, a heartwarming 2005 film -- originally produced for Hallmark Hall of Fame -- finds a new home on Peacock this September. Tate Donovan and the late Anne Heche star as a widower and a widow who unexpectedly connect through a teenage runaway in New York City.
Based on the 2004 novel by Luanne Rice, Silver Bells is a timeless reminder of the power of kindness. Dive into this classic and rediscover the joy of giving.
Field of Dreams (Netflix, PG, mild profanity)
Field of Dreams is a cinematic masterpiece that transcends time. Kevin Costner's iconic role in this 1989 film has touched the hearts of many. It's not just about baseball; it's about dreams, faith, and the bonds that connect us all.
As we revisit this classic on Netflix, let's appreciate how it beautifully shines a light on faith and the power of belief, making it a must-watch for both old fans and newcomers.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground (Peacock)
The Signed, Sealed, Delivered series on Peacock (it has also aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) continues with Higher Ground. This heartwarming show revolves around the Dead Letter Office, where lost mail leads to unexpected adventures.
In Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground, we see characters embracing the power of communication, compassion, and faith. It's a series that reminds us of the positive impact of small acts of kindness and connection. Suitable for all ages, it's a gem worth exploring.
Jesus Revolution (Netflix, PG-13 for strong drug content involving teens and some thematic elements)
While the 2023 film Jesus Revolution arrived on Netflix earlier in the summer, its impact continues to resonate. This film -- starring The Chosen star Jonathan Roumie as California "hippie preacher" Lonnie Frisbee -- delves into a transformative period of Christian revival. It sheds light on a movement that ignited a spiritual awakening across America in the late 1960s and 1970s.
As you watch, you'll be inspired by the stories of faith, unity, and hope, reminding us that faith can be a catalyst for positive change.
Strange Planet (Apple TV)
The new animated series Strange Planet brings a fresh and humorous perspective, featuring a world inhabited by sweet but very honest extraterrestrial beings living everyday lives. Based on the popular webcomic series from Nathan W. Pyle, this animated show reflects on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of human existence. It's witty, engaging, and filled with insightful observations that will leave you chuckling.
Strange Planet is the perfect addition to your streaming lineup for a dose of clever, sharp humor. Generally wholesome, but some themes are slightly edgy, so it's better for 10-year-olds and up.
Whether you're revisiting classics or diving into new releases, these shows have something valuable to offer you and your family this September.
Bonus Late Summer Content:
Another late-summer arrival to hit Netflix (last month) was The Pope’s Exorcist. Check out our review here.
Image: Strange World/AppleTV+
Matthew is a left-handed cradle Catholic who enjoys reading everything Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Chesterton, and is also an avid comic-book fan. He and wife Jennifer have four children. Matthew’s favorite saints include Athanasius, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri and John of the Cross. Discover more of his Catholic content by visiting: TheSimpleCatholic.