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22 movies, TV shows, and originals streaming on Netflix this month.

by | September 1, 2018 | Comments

Welcome to the end of summer, friends. As the big blockbuster movie season winds to a close, and whispers of upcoming horror flicks, holiday films, and awards contenders float on the breeze, it’s nice to know you can settle in at home and catch some quality entertainment. With that in mind, here are 22 films, TV series, and originals newly available on Netflix in September that might be worth your time.


Available 9/1

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Groundhog Day (1993)
96%

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Adjusted Score: 102.177%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs.
Synopsis: Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom... [More]
Directed By: Harold Ramis

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Adjusted Score: 92.649%
Critics Consensus: The Breakfast Club is a warm, insightful, and very funny look into the inner lives of teenagers.
Synopsis: John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped... [More]
Directed By: John Hughes

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King Kong (2005)
84%

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Adjusted Score: 92.74%
Critics Consensus: Featuring state-of-the-art special effects, terrific performances, and a majestic sense of spectacle, Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong is a potent epic that's faithful to the spirit of the 1933 original.
Synopsis: One of the greatest adventure stories in Hollywood history gets a new interpretation in this action drama from Academy Award-winning... [More]
Directed By: Peter Jackson

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Fair Game (2010)
79%

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Adjusted Score: 83.64%
Critics Consensus: It struggles with the balance between fact-based biopic and taut political thriller, but Fair Game brims with righteous anger -- and benefits from superb performances by Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
Synopsis: As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

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Adjusted Score: 75.816%
Critics Consensus: The Cider House Rules has wonderful performances, lovely visuals, and an old-fashioned feel.
Synopsis: John Irving scripted this screen adaptation of his 1985 novel. Set during World War II, The Cider House Rules concerns... [More]
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom

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Spider-Man 3 (2007)
63%

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Adjusted Score: 71.326%
Critics Consensus: Though there are more characters and plotlines, and the action sequences still dazzle, Spider-Man 3 nonetheless isn't quite as refined as the first two.
Synopsis: Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back, only this time his sunny outlook has become partially overcast in the third chapter... [More]
Directed By: Sam Raimi

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The Ant Bully (2006)
63%

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Adjusted Score: 66.315%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes inventive and witty, this animated adventure into an ant-sized world is a pleasant diversion.
Synopsis: "The Ant Bully" tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New... [More]
Directed By: John A. Davis


Available 9/2

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Lilo & Stitch (2002)
86%

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Adjusted Score: 89.79%
Critics Consensus: Edgier than traditional Disney fare, Lilo and Stitch explores issues of family while providing a fun and charming story.
Synopsis: A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.... [More]

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Adjusted Score: 89.323%
Critics Consensus: The Emperor's New Groove isn't the most ambitious animated film, but its brisk pace, fresh characters, and big laughs make for a great time for the whole family.
Synopsis: In a mythical mountain kingdom, arrogant, young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor, the devious... [More]
Directed By: Mark Dindal


Available 9/4

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Black Panther (2018)
97%

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Adjusted Score: 119.1%
Critics Consensus: Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.
Synopsis: "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Coogler

Available 9/7

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Adjusted Score: 66.867%
Critics Consensus: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, but her movie's okay - largely thanks to Shannon Purser's work in the title role, which is strong enough to counter an uneven narrative.
Synopsis: SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school.... [More]
Directed By: Ian Samuels

Adjusted Score: 56.297%
Critics Consensus: Better action scenes and tighter pacing elevate Iron Fist's second season, but it remains a lesser light among MCU shows.
Synopsis: Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the Immortal Iron Fist, has left behind the day-to-day oversight of Rand Enterprises, throwing himself into... [More]

Atypical: Season 2 (2018)
86%

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Adjusted Score: 48.405%
Synopsis: Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) leaves for her new high school and befriends Izzie (Fivel Stewart), the track team captain. However, this... [More]


Available 9/12

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Adjusted Score: 34.575%
Synopsis: In Season 5 of the crime drama, Red's (James Spader) life has taken a turn for the worse now that... [More]

Available 9/14

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Adjusted Score: 101.573%
Critics Consensus: BoJack Horseman continues confidently down the thematic rabbit hole with a fresh and poignant season that's as devastating as it is hilarious.
Synopsis: Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90's sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.297%
Critics Consensus: American Vandal trades one type of potty humor for another in an ambitious second season that manages to double down on the explicit gags while subtly addressing serious social issues.
Synopsis: Having left its red spray-painted mark on pop culture with a breakout freshman season, American Vandal returns with an explosive... [More]


Available 9/16

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Adjusted Score: 88.541%
Critics Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.
Synopsis: Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

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Role Models (2008)
77%

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Adjusted Score: 82.535%
Critics Consensus: Role Models is a frequently crude, always funny comedy with the cast providing solid work throughout.
Synopsis: Danny and Wheeler trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a... [More]
Directed By: David Wain


Available 9/18

Adjusted Score: 75.25%
Critics Consensus: American Horror Story: Cult intrigues with timely, over-the-top creepiness - and lots of clowns - despite being hampered by broad political generalizations and occasional holes in the narrative's logic.
Synopsis: Season 7 of the FX horror anthology. ... [More]

Available 9/23

Adjusted Score: 64.106%
Critics Consensus: The Walking Dead's eighth season energizes its characters with some much-needed angst and action, though it's still occasionally choppy and lacking forward-moving plot progression.
Synopsis: Season 8 of this drama series brings an all-out war. Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Ezekiel (Khary Payton)... [More]

Available 9/25

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Adjusted Score: 84.981%
Critics Consensus: May leave you exhausted like the theme park ride that inspired it; however, you'll have a good time when it's over.
Synopsis: A tale of adventure set during the 17th Century in the Caribbean Sea. For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack... [More]
Directed By: Gore Verbinski

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Adjusted Score: 56.151%
Critics Consensus: A Wrinkle in Time is visually gorgeous, big-hearted, and occasionally quite moving; unfortunately, it's also wildly ambitious to a fault, and often less than the sum of its classic parts.
Synopsis: Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit... [More]
Directed By: Ava DuVernay

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