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.
That’s why we break down each month’s info dump with a few recommendations for what to keep on your radar. This month, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland star in chilling Midwestern Gothic, The Devil All The Time. Ryan Murphy’s latest series, an origin story centered around One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s Nurse Ratched (starring Sarah Paulson, naturally), also makes its streaming debut. Netflix tries its hand at Disney Channel spectacle with Kenny Ortega’s Julie and the Phantoms. Millie Bobby Brown fearlessly investigates a case as Sherlock Holmes’ sister in Enola Holmes. From the library, Netflix brings out the Back to the Future trilogy, Magic Mike, and one of the Muppets movies that isn’t on Disney Plus yet. And if you’ve been waiting to catch on on the final season of The Good Place, that hits later this month.
Available in September
ARASHI’s Diary -Voyage- ep 12 (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In the lead-up to their 20th anniversary, the guys open up about going digital and the challenges of launching their official social media accounts.
GIMS: On the Record (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Go backstage with beloved rap superstar Gims in the year leading up to his major 2019 Stade de France performance in this up-close documentary.
Available Sept. 1
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience. Hosted by Marley Dias (author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign), the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action — providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content.
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: In this interactive special, you’ll find your calling at Baby Corp by making choices and carrying out missions as part of a virtual aptitude test.
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions (Netflix Comedy Special)
From Netflix: Stand-up comedian, actor and “Last Comic Standing” winner Felipe Esparza digs deeper into his past in his first Netflix Original comedy specials, Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones. Filmed in Santa Ana, California as two separate performances – one in English and one in Spanish – the specials showcase Esparza’s edgy style of humor as the perfect vehicle to weave through difficult anecdotes of his childhood and mistakes in his adult life with ease. Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones launch globally on Netflix on September 1, 2020.
La Partita / The Match (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A single football match played on a dirt pitch in suburban Rome centers this story of a poor community struggling with ethical and moral dilemmas.
True: Friendship Day (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When a giant Grippity-Grab snags Grizelda’s friendship bracelet and turns her into a mermaid, True heads under the sea with magic wishes to save the day.
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Barbie Princess Adventure
Borgen: Season 1-3
Children of the Sea
Muppets Most Wanted
Not Another Teen Movie
The Producers (2005)
The Promised Neverland: Season 1
Puss in Boots
Sister, Sister: Season 1-6
Available Sept. 2
Bad Boy Billionaires: India (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up — and ultimately brought down — India’s most infamous tycoons.
Chef’s Table: BBQ (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. Featured chefs and pitmasters include Tootsie Tomantez, an 85-year-old grandmother who still shovels the coals at her Texas restaurant; Lennox Hastie, a remarkable Australian chef who sources all of his ingredients from the Outback; Rodney Scott of South Carolina, who is known for his whole hog barbecue; and Rosalia Chay Chuc, a traditional Mayan chef who serves Cochinita Pibil out of her Mexico home.
Freaks – You’re One of Us (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A…