These are the best films and TV shows to watch on Netflix in September

By Stephanie Rendall
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 12:21 pm
There is a wide range of new titles set for release this month.  (Shutterstock)
There is a wide range of new titles set for release this month. (Shutterstock)

If the unseasonable weather kept you inside more than you anticipated in August, causing you to binge watch the entirety of Netflix’s collection, there’s no need to fear.

Throughout the month of September the streaming service is releasing a whole new batch of films and series to keep you fully entertained as the summer creeps to a close.

Here are the top titles set for release this month.

The Duchess

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    UK Netflix release date: Friday 11 September

    Stand up comedian and occasional 8 out of 10 Cats panelist Katherine Ryan has an exciting new sitcom set for release this month. The Duchess follows Ryan, who plays an exaggerated version of herself as a flawed but loving single mum. Katherine decides to have a second child, but there is one issue: she’s not in a relationship. The series follows her as she tries to find a way to make this dream a reality from considering sperm donors to asking her ex.

    The Devil All the Time

    UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 16 September

    The Devil All the Time is an American psychological thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock. It follows Arvin Russell (played by Tom Holland) as he tries to protect his loved ones in a town filled with sinister characters such as a suspicious preacher played by Robert Pattinson, an ominous couple played by Jason Clarke and Riley Keough and a corrupt sheriff played by Sebastian Stan. Also starring Bill Skarsgård - known for his role as Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT - and Mia Wasikowski (Jane Eyre).

    Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (2020)

    UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 15 September

    This emotional documentary follows a Thai Buddhist family as they make the unconventional choice to have their terminally ill two-year-old daughter cryogenically frozen in the hope that she will be resurrected and restored back to health in the future. The documentary provides rare insight into not only grief, but the largely undocumented, new scientific fringe innovation of Cryonics, a subject that has been criticised by the wider scientific community.


    UK Netflix release date: Tuesday 1 September

    This new Netflix kids’ show tells children’s stories with an angle on race, features several big names such as Lupita Nyong'o (Us), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), and Tiffany Haddish (The Lego Movie 2). Bookmarks tells stories specifically from black points of view, covering themes of identity, respect, justice and action.

    I’m Thinking of Ending Things

    UK Netflix release date: Friday 4 September

    Charlie Kaufman’s new psychological horror film, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Iain Reid, is quite an unnerving watch. The story captures the doubts and anxieties of a nervous woman meeting her boyfriend’s rather strange parents for the first time. Starring Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons and David Thewlis.

    Enola Holmes

    UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 23 September

    Written by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) and directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag), Enola Holmes puts a feministic spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes story, by focusing on the tales of Sherlock and Mycroft’s lesser-known sister Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things). The film follows the lively Enola and friends as she tries to find her newly missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter). Starring Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin play Sherlock and Mycroft.


    UK Netflix release date: Tuesday 1 September

    This crime thriller from director David Fincher is based on a true story and has a star studded line up, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. Zodiac follows a crime reporter, a political cartoonist, and a couple of cops as they work to investigate San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer operating in the late 60s and early 70s, who is thought to have killed over 20 people and who remains unknown.

    The full list of releases coming to Netflix in September:

    Tuesday 1 September

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)BookmarksBorgen, seasons 1-3Demolition Man (1993)Indecent Proposal (1993)The Sum of All Fears (2002)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)Zodiac (2007)

    Wednesday 2 September

    Chef’s Table: BBQ, season 1

    Thursday 3 September

    Afonso Padilha: ClasslessCall the Midwife, season 8Young Wallander

    Friday 4 September

    AwayI’m Thinking of Ending Things

    Wednesday 9 September

    Get Organised With the Home EditLa Linea: Shadow of NarcoThe Social DilemmaSo Much Love to Give

    Thursday 10 September

    Julie and the Phantoms

    Friday 11 September

    The DuchessFamily Business, season 2

    Tuesday 15 September

    Hope Frozen: a Quest to Live TwiceMichael McIntyre: ShowmanMisfits, seasons 1-5

    Wednesday 16 September

    Challenger: The Final FlightCriminal, season 2The Devil All the Time

    Thursday 17 September

    GIMS: On the RecordThe Last WordThe School Nurse Files

    Friday 18 September

    Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousRatchedWhipped

    Monday 21 September

    A Love Song for Latasha

    Monday 21 September

    The Playbook

    Wednesday 23 September

    Enola Holmes

    Friday 25 September

    The School Nurse FilesSneakerheads

    Wednesday 30 September

    American Murder: The Family Next Door