Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
In September 2021, cinematic masterpiece School of Rock hits the platform, and to be honest, that is all you really need to know. On the television end, a(nother) new He-Man series and a new My Little Pony series are set to premiere, along with Midnight Mass and new seasons of Kid Cosmic, Sex Education, and Lucifer — that show’s sixth and final season.
Available in September
Baki Hanma (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: Baki Hanma continues his quest to become the most powerful fighter and prepares for his battle with the strongest creature in the world — his father.
Bangkok Breaking (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Newly arrived in Bangkok, Wanchai joins the road rescue service and unravels a city-wide conspiracy with the help of a journalist.
Crime Stories: India Detectives (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Cameras following Bengaluru police on the job offer a rare glimpse into the complex and challenging inner workings of four major crime investigations.
Kota Factory: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Continuing their pursuit of a coveted IIT seat, Vaibhav and his friends try not to let academic pressure — or adolescent angst — get the best of them.
Available Sept. 1
How to Be a Cowboy (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Dale Brisby uses social media savvy and rodeo skills to keep cowboy traditions alive — and now he’s teaching the world how to cowboy right, ol’ son.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from al-Qaida’s roots in the 1980s to America’s forceful response, both at home and abroad.
A Cinderella Story
Agatha Christie’s Crooked House
Barbie Big City Big Dreams
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Clear and Present Danger
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
Do the Right Thing
House Party 2
House Party 3
Kid-E-Cats: Season 2
Letters to Juliet
Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003)
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Once Upon a Time in America
Open Season 2
Rhyme & Reason
School of Rock
Tears of the Sun
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Available Sept. 2
Afterlife of the Party (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Cassie lives to party... until she dies in a freak accident. Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.
Q-Force (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Agent Steve Maryweather was once the Golden Boy of the American Intelligence Agency, until he came out as gay. Unable to fire him, they sent him off into obscurity. Instead, he assembled LGBTQ+ squad of misfits - together they’re Q-Force.
Available Sept. 3
Dive Club (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: On the shores of Cape Mercy, a skillful group of teen divers investigate a series of secrets and signs after one of their own mysteriously goes missing.
Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The gang has been in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours and the Professor is at risk. To make matters worse, a new adversary is coming: the army.
Sharkdog (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Half shark, half dog with a big heart and a belly full of fish sticks! Together, Sharkdog and his human pal Max can take on any silly or messy adventure.
Worth (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: An attorney learns a lesson in empathy when he is faced with the near-impossible task of determining how to compensate families who suffered incalculable losses as a result of the September 11th attacks in 2001. Based on true events.
Available Sept. 6
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This ambitious series covers the trailblazing Inspiration4 mission in near real-time, bringing viewers behind the scenes with the four crew members who will make history as the first all-civilian mission into orbit. Episodes 1 & 2 premiere Sept. 6.
Available Sept. 7
Kid Cosmic: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Jo learns what it means to be a true leader as the Local Heroes embark on a space adventure to find the remaining Stones of Power and save the galaxy.
Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Netflix Family)
From Netflix:The Octonauts expand their exploration beyond the sea — and onto land! With new rides and new friends, they’ll protect any habitats and animals at risk.
On the Verge (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: On the Verge, written by the heartwarming words of Julie Delpy (2 Day in Paris, Before Sunrise), brings us a comedy set in the crazy world of LA. We dive into the lives of four women that are On the Verge.
Untold: Breaking Point (Netflix Documentary)
The final film in the five-part docuseries event from the creators of WILD WILD COUNTRY. Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, Untold: Breaking Point tells the story of Mardy Fish as he rose to be the number one ranked American male tennis player while facing mental health challenges that changed his life on and off the court.
Available Sept. 8
The Circle: Season 3 (Netflix Series, new episodes weekly)
From Netflix: A fresh crew of flirts, fibbers and honest allies join the Circle — and navigate new twists and turns — in hopes of winning this season’s cash prize.
Into the Night: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: After finding refuge deep underground, the passengers contend with a flurry of new crises — and rising tensions with their military hosts.
JJ+E (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Vinterviken is set in Stockholm and focuses on the love story between Elisabeth and John-John. The two youngsters are raised in the same city, yet they live light years apart, separated economically, socially and culturally. That is until the day they start in the same high school class
Available Sept. 9
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: From a chance meeting to a tragic fallout, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s extraordinary bond cracks under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.
The Women and the Murderer (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This documentary follows a police chief and a murder victim’s mother in their unflagging efforts to find and prosecute a serial killer in 1990s Paris.
Available Sept. 10
Firedrake the Silver Dragon (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When his home is threatened by humans, a young dragon summons the courage to seek a mythical paradise where dragons can live in peace and fly free.
Kate (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Slipped a fatal poison on her final job, a ruthless assassin working in Tokyo has less than 24 hours to find out who ordered the hit and exact revenge.
Lucifer: The Final Season (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Lucifer scored the promotion, but does he really want the job? Plus, Chloe prepares to give up detective work, Amenadiel joins the LAPD, and more.
Metal Shop Masters (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Sparks fly and tensions flare in Metal Shop Masters, a fierce, fiery competition between 7 of America’s top welding legends. Hosted by Jo Koy, over the course of six episodes, these iron men and women race against the clock in challenging builds ranging from epic, one-of-a-kind grills to futuristic vehicles, all judged on both form and function. Pressure, heat and hustle makes for grinding work, and in the end, only one will forge a path to victory and the title of Metal Shop Master.
Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: As Ash battles his way through the World Coronation Series, Goh continues his quest to catch every Pokémon. Together, they’re on a journey to adventure!
Prey (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A wilderness trip turns deadly when five bickering hikers are inexplicably pursued by an unseen — and unrelenting — hunter.
Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road
Available Sept. 13
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: *New Episodes* This ambitious series covers the trailblazing Inspiration4 mission in near real-time, bringing viewers behind the scenes with the four crew members who will make history as the first all-civilian mission into orbit. Episodes 3 & 4 premiere Sept. 13.
Available Sept. 14
A StoryBots Space Adventure (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Join the StoryBots and the crew of the historic SpaceX Inspiration4 mission as they search for answers to kids’ questions about space.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 5 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Jovial comic Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, take unusual and amusing trips to foreign lands in an attempt to strengthen their bond.
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Travelers Megan Batoon, Jo Franco and Luis D. Ortiz discover more enchanting vacation properties for every budget and dish out tips for perfect stays.
You vs. Wild: Out Cold (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: After a plane crash leaves Bear with amnesia, he must make choices to save the missing pilot and survive in this high-stakes interactive adventure.
Available Sept. 15
Nailed It!: Season 6 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a cash prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess.
Nightbooks (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night — or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever.
Saved by the Bell: Seasons 1-9
Schumacher (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix:The life of Michael Schumacher, who rose to a Formula One icon thanks to a daring and defiant spirit, is explored in this insightful documentary.
Too Hot To Handle Latino (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A group of singles from across Latin America are challenged to give up sex. But on this reality show, abstinence comes with a silver lining: US$100,000.
Available Sept. 16
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Mighty teen Adam and his heroic squad of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull — and their destiny to defend Eternia from sinister Skeletor.
Jaws: The Revenge
My Heroes Were Cowboys (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Robin Wiltshire, an immigrant inspired by the iconography of the Hollywood western, finds meaning and redemption through the art of horse training.
Available Sept. 17
Ankahi Kahaniya (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: As big city life buzzes around them, lonely souls discover surprising sources of connection and companionship in three tales of love, loss and longing.
Chicago Party Aunt (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Chicago partier Diane is a beef-sandwich-chomping Bears fan with a talent for avoiding adulthood. But she has a soft spot for her nerdy nephew.
The Father Who Moves Mountains (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When his son goes missing during a snowy hike in the mountains, a retired intelligence officer will stop at nothing — and risk everything — to find him.
Sex Education: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: It’s a new year, Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. Meanwhile, new headteacher Hope tries to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence.
Squid Game (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.
The Stronghold (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Tired of the small-time grind, three Marseille cops get a chance to bust a major drug network. But lines blur when a key informant makes a big ask.
Available Sept. 19
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Go! Go! Cory Carson: Chrissy Takes the Wheel (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: From arcade games to sled days and hiccup cures, Cory Carson’s curious little sister Chrissy speeds off on her own for fun and adventure all over town!
Love on the Spectrum: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Love on the Spectrum S2 continues to tell the stories of people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships. With a few familiar faces, and some delightful new ones, this season represents an even wider range of people and personalities, showing just how diverse the autism spectrum really is.
Available Sept. 22
Confessions of an Invisible Girl (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: When the smart but socially awkward Tetê joins a new school, she’s ready to try everything to fit in with the cool kids. But soon, her plan hits a snag.
Dear White People: Volume 4 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Reunited amid a pandemic, future Sam and Lionel look back on their epic final year together at Winchester — which plays out as a ‘90s musical.
Intrusion (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After a deadly break-in at a couple’s new dream home, the traumatized wife searches for answers — and learns the real danger is just beginning.
Jaguar (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In 1960s Spain, a Holocaust survivor joins a group of agents seeking justice against the hundreds of Nazis who fled to the nation to hide after WWII.
Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behavior, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.
Available Sept. 23
Je Suis Karl (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After most of her family is murdered in a terrorist bombing, a young woman is unknowingly lured into joining the very group that killed them.
Available Sept. 24
Blood & Water: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The Cape Town-set YA series returns with more twists and turns.
Ganglands (Braqueurs) (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: When his niece crosses a powerful drug kingpin, professional thief Mehdi and his crew of skilled robbers are pulled into a violent and deadly turf war.
Jailbirds New Orleans (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A look at life beyond the prison bars for a group of incarcerated women serving time in a New Orleans jail.
Midnight Mass (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A community experiences miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival. From the creator of “The Haunting of Hill House.”
My Little Pony: A New Generation (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Equestria’s divided. But a bright-eyed hero believes Earth Ponies, Pegasi and Unicorns should be pals — and, hoof to heart, she’s determined to prove it.
The Starling (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A woman adjusting to life after a loss contends with a feisty bird that’s taken over her garden — and a husband who’s struggling to find a way forward.
Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This documentary series examines the true story behind two of Sicily’s “Anti-Mafia” crusaders, who both wound up on trial for major crimes themselves.
Available Sept. 28
Ada Twist, Scientist (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Pint-sized scientist Ada Twist and her two best friends are asking big questions — and working together to discover the truth about everything!
Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! is a one-off special featuring some of the most famous films in cinematic history along with a plethora of Hollywood A-Listers, Screenwriters, Academics and Critics as they guide us through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on our cinema screens.
Posed in a classic crisp suit, host Rob Lowe invites viewers to examine the Hollywood clichés filmmakers can’t help but use, time and time again. With the help of the experts, Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! analyses the origins and evolutions of everything from ‘Walking Away from an Explosion’, to the ‘Meet-Cute’, and ‘Females Running in Stilettos’ - there’s also a ‘Wilhelm Scream’ montage for real movie buffs.
Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! is produced by Broke and Bones, with executive producers Rob Lowe, Jon Petrie, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. It is produced and directed by Sean Doherty, with Alice Mathias and Ricky Kelehar also serving as directors.
Available Sept. 29
The Chestnut Man (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: A young woman is found brutally murdered in a Copenhagen playground. Next to her lies a small doll made of chestnuts. Adapted from the acclaimed novel.
Friendzone (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Hopeful romantic Thibault believes his luck could change when sparks fly between him and Rose. But can he go from bestie to boyfriend?
MeatEater: Season 10 Part 1 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: Steven’s quest for delicious game in exotic locales takes him into the Rockies and Ozarks, the swamps of North Carolina and the grasslands of Hawaii.
No One Gets Out Alive (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A haunted house horror story, a sobering account of immigrant life, and a world where ancient folklore can become terrifyingly real.
Polly Pocket Season 3 Part 1
Sounds Like Love (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Fashion assistant Maca has just about got her life together after a devastating breakup, when Leo, the man who broke her heart returns. Seeking support from best friends, Adriana and Jime, all three will learn love can be complicated.
Available Sept. 30
Love 101: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: The Istanbul-set series about 1990s teens navigating awkwardness and heartbreak returns for a second season.
Luna Park (Netflix Series)
From Netflix: In 1960s Rome, an encounter between a girl raised in a carnival and a girl from a rich home leads to intrigue, secrets and new and unexpected loves.
Available late September
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: *Finale Episode* This ambitious series covers the trailblazing Inspiration4 mission in near real-time, bringing viewers behind the scenes with the four crew members who will make history as the first all-civilian mission into orbit. The final episode, which premieres just days after the mission is completed, will capture the historic launch and the crew’s journey into space, culminating in their triumphant splashdown and return to Earth.