Netflix releases: New movies and shows week of September 26

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde
(Image credit: Netflix)

There's always something new on Netflix, and this week we've got a ton of options. Not only is this because Netflix's NC-17 Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde is finally debuting, but because it's the start of the month — which means a whole lot of movies hitting Netflix. It's all a part of how Netflix provides plenty of new movies and shows every weekend

The biggest Netflix release of the week is Blonde, from writer/director Andrew Dominik. And, no, it's not a biopic. The film is based on Joyce Carol Oates' bestselling novel, which takes creative liberties with a reimagining of Monroe's life. Lead Ana de Armas is working with a solid supporting cast of stars, including Bobby Cannavale, and Adrien Brody. Blonde got a huge 11-minute-long standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival after it finished rolling. 

Earlier in the week, we've got a new standup comedy special from Nick Kroll, the latest batch of The Floor Is Lava, and Kid Cudi's animated Black romance film, Entergalactic.

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In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for the week of September 26, we've also got a list of what's leaving Netflix this month.

New on Netflix September 26

  • A Trip to Infinity (Netflix Documentary)
    This documentary profiles pioneers of math and physics around the world who are trying to explain infinity — and find it.
  • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 2 (Netflix Family)
    When these sure-footed friends stick together, their magic is even better! Welcome to Equestria, where everypony belongs.

New on Netflix September 27

  • Elysium
  • The Munsters
  • Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy (Netflix Comedy)
    After performing  stand-up for 20 years, Nick Kroll makes his Netflix stand-up special debut with Little Big Boy.  Filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC, in a set that is hilarious with an emotional undercurrent, Nick shows a bit of his vulnerable side as he talks getting his heart broken for the first time at the ripe age of 33, the power of mothers,  his journey to fatherhood, and  the trick to farting without making any noise … and much more.  

New on Netflix September 28

  • Blonde (Netflix Film)
    Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, this boldly reimagined fictional portrait of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe stars Ana de Armas.
  • Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga (Netflix Documentary)
    This humorous documentary series follows a group of millennial misfits who banded together online to rescue their beloved GameStop from the clutches of Wall Street bigwigs, in a viral David vs. Goliath story for the 21st century.
  • Inheritance
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 6 🇬🇧 (Netflix Series)
    Wrongfully convicted former inmate Raphael Rowe continues his investigation of formidable prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Greece and Moldova.
  • Too Hot to Handle: Brazil: Season 2 🇧🇷 (Netflix Series)
    The sizzling hot reality series returns.

Arriving on Netflix September 29

  • The Empress 🇩🇪 (Netflix Series)
    In 1800s Austria, passionate and rebellious Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph face love under duress, intrigues and power struggles at the Viennese court.

Arriving on Netflix September 30

  • Anikulapo 🇳🇬 (Netflix Film)
    After an affair with the king’s wife leads to his demise, a zealous traveler encounters a mystical bird with the power to give him another chance.
  • Entergalactic (Netflix Special)
    From the minds of Kid Cudi and Kenya Barris comes a story of two young artists navigating the twists and turns of finding love in New York City.
  • Floor is Lava: Season 3 (Netflix Series)
    Fifteen daring new teams fight to race to the top of a towering volcano to win $10,000. Who's going to triumph and who's going to be toast?
  • Human Playground (Netflix Series)
    Idris Elba’s Human Playground sees the Hollywood actor serve as Executive Producer, as well as providing voiceover, on this epic new documentary series brought to you by the same team behind international best seller Before They Pass Away, which has sold hundreds of thousand copies worldwide.
  • Phantom Pups 🇨🇦 (Netflix Family)
    After Freddie and his family move into a house that everyone in town believes is haunted, he uncovers the cause of the mysterious happenings.
  • Rainbow (Netflix Film)
    A modern tale of a teenager’s coming-of-age journey loosely inspired by the classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
  • What We Leave Behind

New on Netflix October 1 

  • 17 Again
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • 60 Days In: Season 3
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Barbie: It Takes Two: Season 2
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Charlotte's Web (2006)
  • Chocolat
  • City Slickers
  • The Color Purple
  • Gladiator
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • I Love You, Man
  • Labyrinth
  • Land of the Lost
  • Last Seen Alive
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Ocean's Thirteen
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Point Break (1991)
  • Risky Business
  • Robin Hood
  • Runaway Bride
  • Rush Hour
  • Rush Hour 2
  • Rush Hour 3
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Sex and the City: The Movie
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
  • Vegas Vacation
  • Walking Tall
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Yes Man

New on Netflix October 2

  • Forever Queens 🇲🇽-- NETFLIX SERIES
    This series follows the lives of Mexican show biz queens Sylvia Pasquel, Laura Zapata, Lucía Méndez and Lorena Herrera as they form a unique friendship.

What's leaving Netflix this week

Leaving 9/29/22
Gotham: Seasons 1-5

Leaving 9/30/22
3 Ninjas: Kick Back
Argo
Boogie Nights
Catch Me If You Can
The Cave
Constantine
Dirty Harry
Dumb and Dumber
Full Metal Jacket
I Am Legend
Insidious
Made of Honor
Mean Girls
My Babysitter's a Vampire: Seasons 1-2
Old School
The Perfect Storm
The Rite
Seven
The Sweetest Thing
Taxi Driver
The Talented Mr. Ripley

Leaving 10/2/22
Schitt's Creek: Seasons 1-6

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.