The best movies and shows coming to Netflix in September

Check out our highlights of what’s coming to Netflix in August, followed by the full release schedule.

Devil in Ohio: Season 1

With echoes of Orphan (be careful who you welcome into your home) and Yellowjackets (cults have a deadly gravity), this suspense thriller stars Emily Deschanel (Bones) as a hospital psychiatrist who brings home Madeleine Arthur’s traumatised teenager, who has no past but appears to have escaped from an unknown group that wants her back.

The limited series is an adaptation of Daria Polatin’s best-seller, building tension as the family unit is subverted and scared by the increasingly obsessed newcomer. Jump scares in the bathroom mirror? Absolutely.

Untold: The Race of the Century (September 6)

Australia winning the America’s Cup yacht race in 1983—ending a 132-year American winning streak—is a celebrated moment whose backstory is little known. This documentary series aims to fill in the numerous gaps about how a boat with a radical design and boxing kangaroo sail came to deliver an iconic sporting moment.

Interviews include many of those involved, including Australia II’s captain John Bertrand and numerous collaborators, as well as featuring the last interview with the late Bob Hawke, who was Australia’s Prime Minister at the time and delivered a legendary congratulatory speech.

Heartbreak High: Season 1

If you entered your teenage years between 1994 and 1999, you might’ve come across the original Heartbreak High, a hectic Australian high school drama that had a frank outlook and a feel for juicy adolescent melodrama. Over seven seasons the show had multiple eras and their stars—whether it was Alex Dimitriades’ Nick or Callan Mulvey’s Drazic—and Netflix will be hoping this update can capture the classroom chaos that flowed through all of them.

Creator Hannah Carroll Chapman (The Heights) delivers a diverse contemporary cast and a striking instigating idea: the painting of a mural that reveals every sexual relationship amongst the student body at Hartley High.

Thai Cave Rescue (September 22)

Amazon won the race to get their scripted drama about the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue—Ron Howard’s recent film Thirteen Lives—out first, but the events in Northern Thailand created so many headlines worldwide and generated so many different stories that there is likely room for multiple iterations.

Netflix’s limited series has the rights to the story of the 12 boys from the Wild Boars soccer team who were trapped in the limestone caves with their coach, and while there are familiar Australian names in the cast—including Damon Herriman (Justified, The Tourist) and Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor)—it appears to pay greater attention to the Thai side of events. What should be unchanged? The extreme tension of the underwater rescue.

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Arrival director Denis Villeneuve spoke about Frank Herbert’s touchstone 1965 science-fiction novel with spiritual awe: turning the story of a futuristic battle between warring factions on the most valuable but unforgiving planet in the galaxy into a cohesive film was an act of devotion.

With Timothee Chalamet as his fated hero, surrounded by a stacked supporting cast that included Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and—briefly—Zendaya, the Canadian filmmaker created an epic defined by vast physicality, otherworldly wonder, and bloody conflict. It was a solemn, immersive blockbuster, worth watching again as Villeneuve and company shoot the second instalment.

Do Revenge

Netflix is getting into the Maya Hawke business. The second-generation star (her parents are Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke) has been a welcome addition to the recent seasons of the streaming service’s signature hit, Stranger Things, embodying the gangly, garrulous Robin Buckley. In this black comedy she plays an outsider new to a high school who forges a bond with a popular girl played by Camila Mendes (Riverdale), who has been betrayed and fallen from grace. Their scheme? Take down each other’s adversaries. It sounds like Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train crossed with Cruel Intentions.


Arriving with an R-rating in America due to the sex scenes and a declaration by Australian writer/director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, Killing Them Softly) that it will be “one of the 10 best movies ever made”, this anti-biopic is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Ana de Armas, who’s impressed via supporting roles in the likes of Blade Runner 2049 and No Time to Die, gets a defining role as a fictionalised version of Marilyn Monroe, the most famous of Hollywood stars. Historic misogyny and the misdeeds of famous men help define this psychological drama, shot in black and white, with Dominik already getting the full-throated blessing of author Joyce Carol Oates, whose acclaimed 2000 novel he adapts.

All titles arriving on Netflix New Zealand in September

September 1

Off the Hook
Love in the Villa
Fenced In
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles: Season 2
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN: Episodes 13-24
Playing Beatie Bow
The Efficiency Expert

September 2

Devil in Ohio: Limited Series
Dated and Related: Season 1
You’re Nothing Special: Season 1
Buy My House
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives: Season 2
The Festival of Troubadours
Ivy + Bean: The Ghost That Had to Go
Ivy + Bean
Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance

September 3

Little Women: Season 1

September 5

Once Upon a Small Town: Season 1
Cocomelon: Season 6
Rick & Morty: Season 6

September 6

Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy
Rodrigo Marques: King of Uncouth
Untold: The Race of the Century
Get Smart With Money
Bee and PuppyCat

September 7

Chef’s Table: Pizza
Indian Predator: The Diary of a Serial Killer

September 8

The Anthrax Attacks

September 9

Cobra Kai: Season 5
Merlí. Sapere Aude: Season 2
End of the Road
No Limit
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

September 12

Ada Twist, Scientist: Season 3

September 13

Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum

September 14

The Lørenskog Disappearance
Heartbreak High
Broad Peak
The Catholic School
Sins of Our Mother

September 15

Liss Pereira: Adulting
Dogs in Space: Season 2

September 16

Santo: Season 1
Fate: The Winx Saga: Season 2
The Brave Ones: Season 1
Love Is Blind: After the Altar: Season 2
Do Revenge
I Used to Be Famous
Mirror, Mirror
Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard
Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance
Drifting Home

September 19

Go Dog Go: Season 3

September 20

Patton Oswalt: We All Scream

September 21

Iron Chef Mexico
Designing Miami
The Perfumier
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist
Fortune Seller: A TV Scam

September 22

Snabba Cash: Season 2
Thai Cave Rescue
The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone
Karma’s World: Season 4

September 23

The Girls at the Back
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega: Season 2
A Jazzman’s Blues
Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles

September 24

Dynasty: Season 5
Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Alchemy

September 26

A Trip to Infinity
My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 2

September 27

Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy

September 28

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 6
Too Hot to Handle: Brazil: Season 2
Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga

September 29

The Empress: Season 1

September 30

Floor is Lava: Season 3
Human Playground
Entergalactic: Season 1
Phantom Pups
The Dry

Date to be announced

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