All the movies coming to Netflix this September
September is such a magical time of year. The trees turn, brightly colored school supplies decorate the shelves of stores across the country, sugary Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes make their triumphant return, and people start to give serious consideration to Halloween costume plans. Above it all looms the spectre of Disney Plus like a demon that manifests only when you say its name.
Before Disney permanently changes our media landscape, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Amazon still have a few new offerings to provide. Drama, comedy, documentaries – it’s all here, and it’s all bingeable . . . and way better than wandering around looking at some dumb trees or going to the store to purchase some dumb school supplies.
We’ve compiled all the films available to binge during September on Netflix to watch while hiding from the seasons changing.
In a time before Google, there was the world of 300. Set in 480 BC, King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae. 300 is based on the bestselling graphic novel – so get ready for plenty of turgid elegiac narration derived from floating square boxes of text.
68 Kill (2017)
Love is a dangerous thing. When your girlfriend proposes to steal $68,000, how can you refuse? Chip doesn’t, and he may live to regret that decision.
American Psycho (2000)
Hiding a psychotic ego may be hard for some people, but not for wealthy New York banking executive Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale). Well at least the beginning it may not be so challenging. As he realizes his true dark nature, the world around Patrick unravels. Make your reservation at Dorsia for tonight and dig into this timeless suspense flick.
Dante’s Peak (1997)
Active volcanoes and Pierce Brosnan. Dante’s Peak will have you on the edge of your seat, but unfortunately Brosnan is not singing any ABBA in Dante’s Peak. The mayor and a volcanologist have to convince an entire town they’re in danger – let’s hope they listen.
A young Brazillian woman, Elena, travels to New York in hopes of becoming an actress, leaving her sister behind. It takes two decades for the pair to find each other – or do they lose each other all over again?
For the Birds (2019)
This Richard Miron documentary follows a woman named Kathy who houses 200 pet chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. For the Birds was filmed over the course of 5 years and delves deep into the life of Kathy and her feathered friends.
Igor’s animation delves into the classic monster movie – with a twist. Igor is a lab assistant and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his boss dies just before an evil science fair, Igor gets his chance to live his dream.
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
When your daughter’s life is on the line, your morals and choices may be brought into question. When Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian’s (Jason Patric) lives are turned upside down and the hunt for a possible match to save their daughter’s life appears to not be too far from home.
Mystic River (2003)
First off, this film is directed by Clint Eastwood! If that isn’t enough, the cast is to die for, with actors such as Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Laurence Fishburne. Childhood friends are reunited when a murder takes place in their hometown, disturbing secrets are revealed and everyone is a suspect. The only problem? The whole story is a ridiculously melodramatic kitsch-fest.
Olmo & The Seagull (2015)
An actress preparing for any role can be challenging. Olmo & The Seagull follows Olivia through love and pregnancy. The journey towards her dreams becomes more and more challenging and we get to experience just how intense it gets.
Open Season (2006)
Having a grizzly bear as a pet has its downsides for you – and for the bear. Boog has been released into the wild, but being domesticated has its drawbacks. The bear is forced to adapt to the wild without his home comforts. This animated comedy is fun for the whole family and will have you in stitches.
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
A biopic starring Nicholas Hoult as legendary author J.D. Salinger in the life he led leading up to his famous novel The Catcher in the Rye. With Zoey Dutch, Sarah Paulson and Kevin Spacey co-starring.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)
Another heartwarming adaptation of the ugly duckling story, Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a great family film for you and your children. With a scarecrow and a spider, Spookley tries to overcome his uniqueness and feelings of shame.
A true Bill Murray comedy classic from well before these boringly PC days, Stripes is centered around a band of misfits who join the army and get into all sorts of mayhem.
High school seniors Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) just want to fit in – and an upcoming party may just be their ticket to popularity & babes. This hilarious comedy is perfect for those nights in and is sure to have everyone laughing at the awkward duo and their Hawaiian pal “McLovin”.
The Lake House (2006)
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock break hearts in this beautiful romance. Two people, two separate timelines and a lot of love letters: when the laws of time are working against you, can your love survive?
The Last Exorcism (2010)
A troubled and weary minister brings in a documentary filming crew in hopes of capturing his last exorcism, of a farmer’s daughter for whom the minister is a last hope of salvation.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
This sequel in the LOTR franchise is probably the best of the trilogy, skipping as it does those sequences from J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic high-fantasy novel of hobbits trudging through endless landscapes. The quest to destroy the One Ring is greeted by crazy Gollum as Frodo and Sam keep their goal in sight.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The final battle takes place during this film, and let’s just say it’s epic. Frodo and Sam continue on their quest in hopes of destroying the Ring in the closer to Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the most famous fantasy novels of all time. The films don’t hold up all that great but they do have their moments, and are greatly superior to the disastrous Hobbit prequels of recent years.
The Saint (1997)
A thief for hire is greeted by his hardest theft yet: stealing the secret process for cold fusion is as difficult as it sounds, with what appears to be the world working against you.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
An ordinary day on the New York City subway is thrown into chaos when a group of hijackers threatens the lives of passengers unless a ransom is paid. Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) takes on the hijackers in hopes of outsmarting them and saving lives.
Uncle Naji in UAE (2019)
A holiday with friends has its comedy and strange occurrences, but something unexpected causes a very strange turn in events and it all changes into more horror than comedy.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Israeli special forces agent Zohan (Adam Sandler) fakes his death so he can live out his dream in New York City as an eccentric hairdresser.
The World We Make (2019)
The World We Make addresses racial bias in a small town when a high school equestrian and an athlete form a beautiful relationship in spite of the views of those around them.
Article 15 (2019)
Based on true events, this thrilling investigative drama is centered around a murder case – sure to have you on the edge of your seat.
Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure (2019)
An animation which can entertain the whole family! Evil archaeologist Dexter steals an artefact and Norm sets out on an adventure to retrieve it while travelling around the world.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
With Ryan Murphy at the helm and starring Julia Roberts, this film was an instant classic. Realizing how unhappy she is in her marriage, Liz gets divorced and sets out in the world to find herself and the meaning of life.
This fast-paced animation about snails follows a story about a typical garden snail who wants to become the fastest in the world. Does he have what it takes, or are the forces of nature too powerful?
Head Count (2019)
A group of teens embark on a getaway to Joshua Tree, CA, where they exchange ghost stories. An internet chat inadvertently releases a beast, and they must fight for survival.
Tall Girl (2019)
Jodi’s not like a lot of girls her age. In fact she’s nearly a foot taller than other girls in high school. This year is different though, as she finally has the courage to stand tall and embrace her insecurities.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
After experiencing a family tragedy six years prior, Constance, Merricat, and Uncle Julian remain isolated – that is, until a cousin comes out of hiding. Starring Sebastian Stan, Taissa Farmiga, and Alexandra Daddario.
Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)
Love in the unlikeliest of places: a World War II concentration camp. This documentary shows the love of two people being tested to an extreme; love letters are the one thing that sustains it. Almost makes us miss snail mail.
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)
A documentary following the life of Clive Davis and his five-decade career as a record executive and producer. Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives explores how he managed to become one of the most well known hit-makers.
Come and Find Me (2016)
Aaron Paul stars in this mystery film as a devoted husband whose life is turned upside down when his wife mysteriously vanishes. While frantically searching for her, he uncovers a series of secrets and mysteries which lead him down a very dangerous path.
This dramatic documentary focuses on oceans and the wonders which are yet to be discovered, but also the harsh realities which lay below the surface.
Daddy Issues (2018)
When you fall madly in love with an Insta crush, what could go wrong? Turns out she could be in a secret relationship with a sugar daddy. A true 21st-century love story – but will it be happily ever after?
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Zach Galifianakis brings his hilarious self in this film based on his public access show which has him going on a road trip with his crew and interviewing a series of high-profile celebrities.
Sarah’s Key (2010)
When a journalist’s life intertwines with the life of a young girl whose life was destroyed during the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942, she is instructed to write an article based on what happened, as events gradually reveal themselves.
The Grandmaster (2013)
The Grandmaster centers around the martial-arts master who trained Bruce Lee, Ip Man; directed by legendary filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.
In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
Hunting a murderer who has resurfaced, police officer Thomas (Boyd Holbrook) wants to be a detective and will do whatever it takes to do so. When the killer becomes otherworldly, the puzzle only grows.
Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury (2019)
A visual album which shows a man heading into a post-apocalyptic world for a terrifying and ferocious showdown.