Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm steadily serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your binging habits, the streaming service’s firehose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
That’s why we break down each month’s additions (plus the roster from two months prior, and what’s about to bounce from the platform, just so you don’t miss a thing) with a spotlight on what to keep on your radar. Netflix’s own “new releases” category is an info dump. Consider us a picture-in-picture talking head, screaming recommendations at screen.
Available Sept. 1
Another Cinderella Story
La Catedral del Mar (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.
Monkey Twins (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.
Mr. Sunshine (Netflix Original, with new episodes every Saturday)
From Netflix: A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.
Sisters (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.
The last installment in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy features Venom’s first theatrical appearance. It’s the dark and gritty conclusion to Tobey Maguire’s run as Spider-Man and swings into Netflix just in time for Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 and Venom’s solo film debut.
The Ant Bully
The Breakfast Club
The Cider House Rules
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The film version of Douglas Adams’ iconic science-fiction comedy franchise is a testament to its long-standing place in pop culture. Originally a radio series in 1978, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been adapted to stage shows, novels, comic books, television series and video games. The film version stars Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and the voice of the late Alan Rickman as Marvin the Paranoid Android.
The Keeping Hours
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Two Weeks Notice
Available Sept. 2
Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove
Perhaps the most criminally-underrated Disney animated comedy, The Emperor’s New Groove packs a humorous punch that rivals 2016’s Zootopia. And why yes, it’s David Spade, John Goodman and Patrick Warburton in the lead roles, alongside the late Eartha Kitt as kooky villain Yzma.
Quantico: season three
Available Sept. 3
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Two brainy beauty queens — same heritage, on separate coasts — and one fateful decision that soon links their paths.
Available Sept. 4
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
Need we say more about the phenomenal and game-changing Marvel film? Even with the Academy’s introduction of the “Achievement in Popular Film” category, Marvel is allegedly pushing Black Panther for a Best Picture campaign. If you didn’t catch it in theaters, now’s your chance; if you did catch it in theaters, watch it again.
Available Sept. 5
Van Helsing: season two
Wentworth: season six
Available Sept. 6
Once Upon a Time: season seven
Available Sept. 7
Atypical: season two (Netflix Original)
Cable Girls: season three (Netflix Original)
City of Joy (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.
Beneath the Adam Sandler time-control gags is a surprisingly tender message about family. You just have to get through a lot of Adam Sandler first.
First and Last (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Filmmakers go inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail to capture two days that define an inmate’s experience: the first and last.
Marvel’s Iron Fist: season two (Netflix Original)
Danny Rand is back in action and will take on turf wars between gangs in New York City. Come for the Marvel title, stay because Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing kicks butt.
Next Gen (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl’s life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman. Watch the trailer here.
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (Netflix Film)
Starring Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser in the title role (along with the internet’s latest crush, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Noah Centineo, as the male lead), this modern gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac promises a more nuanced take on a “loser” high-school student than the controversial Insatiable.
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: season two (Netflix Original)
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In 1930s Paris, an actress famous for her gory death scenes at the Grand Guignol Theater contends with a mysterious stalker and ghosts from her past.
Available. Sept. 10
Call the Midwife: series seven
Available. Sept. 11
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The dark mind of Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent.
The Resistance Banker (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance.
Available. Sept. 12
Blacklist: season five
Life (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: At Korea’s top university medical center, ideals and interests collide between a patient-centered ER doctor and the hospital’s newly-appointed CEO.
On My Skin (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Arrested for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi suffers at the hands of Italy’s Carabinieri police and a broken legal system. Based on true events.
Available. Sept. 14
American Vandal: season two (Netflix Original)
Netflix’s true crime mockumentary series has documentary makers Peter and Sam tackle a notorious prankster known as “The Turd Burglar,” whose mondus operandi involves spiking students’ drinks with laxatives and taunting authorities with poop emojis.
Bleach (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first.
Boca Juniors Confidential (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: This docuseries profiles Argentine soccer power Boca Juniors, highlighting the relationships between coaches and players as they contend for trophies.
BoJack Horseman: season five (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: BoJack’s back on screen as the star of “Philbert,” a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons are out in full force.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars, trading their way up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.
Ingobernable: season two (Netflix Original)
LAST HOPE (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.
Norm Macdonald has a Show (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Comedian Norm Macdonald hosts this talk show with celebrity guests, unexpected conversation and a behind-the-scenes view into Norm’s world.
The Angel (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: While operating at the highest levels of Egypt’s government, Ashraf Marwan walks a dangerously thin line as a spy for Israel. Based on a true story.
The Dragon Prince (Netflix Original)
The latest animated series from the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender is already drumming up hype. The Dragon Prince tells the story of “two human princes who forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.” The trailer debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and the show’s hilarious social media presence is charming potential fans.
The Land of Steady Habits (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: season two part A (Netflix Original)
Available. Sept. 15
Inside The Freemasons: season one
Available. Sept. 16
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Based on the quirky graphic novel series of the same name, 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World features Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, who fights off the seven evil exes of his dream girl, Ramona Flowers. Remember how pre-Captain America Chris Evans and pre-Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick are in this?
Available. Sept. 17
Available. Sept. 18
American Horror Story: Cult
Season eight of FX’s hit anthology series debuts on Sept. 12. If the upcoming supernatural crossover season makes you nostalgic for the politically-charged season seven, Cult will be available right after the season premiere.
D.L. Hughley: Contrarian (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, “Black Panther,” his upbringing and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater.
Available. Sept. 21
Battlefish (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Over the course of the fishing season, a group of fishing boats pursues the lucrative albacore tuna in the competitive waters off the Oregon coast.
DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.
Hilda (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to Trolberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.
Maniac: Limited Series (Netflix Original)
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are reunited for the first time since Superbad, but this time they’re trading the raunchy teen comedy for a multiverse-crossing sci-fi limited series.
Nappily Ever After (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?
Quincy (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones are traced in this biographical documentary directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.
The Good Cop (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.
Available. Sept. 23
The Walking Dead: season eight
Available. Sept. 25
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Available. Sept. 26
Norsemen: season two (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The sea road to the west has been found, but Norheim’s villagers must still cope with power struggles and the ever-present threat of Jarl Varg.
The Hurricane Heist
Available. Sept. 28
Chef’s Table: volume five (Netflix Original)
El Marginal: season two (Netflix Original)
Forest of Piano (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Kai grows up playing an old piano discarded in the woods; Shuhei’s father is a famous pianist. Their chance meeting transforms their lives and music.
Hold the Dark (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: season two (Netflix Original)
Lessons From a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Devastated by the school shooting in his town, a priest from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, bonds with a Scottish priest who experienced a similar tragedy.
Lost Song (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: War looms over the kingdom of Neunatia, where two young women are both burdened and blessed by the power of song.
Made in Mexico (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Get to know the opulent lifestyles and infamous dynasties of Mexico City’s socialites and the expats vying for a spot in their exclusive social order.
Reboot: The Guardian Code: season two (Netflix Original)
Skylanders Academy: season three (Netflix Original)
The 3rd Eye (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After the death of their parents, two sisters move back to their childhood home, where one sibling claims to be able to see a dark presence.
Two Catalonias (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Lawmakers and activists with conflicting ideologies speak about the complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain.
Available. Sept. 30