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New on Netflix September 2020: Movies, TV shows and original series

New on Netflix September 2020
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Sweater weather means it's time to see what's new on Netflix for September 2020. Netflix has kept us entertained during the pandemic with dozens of new TV shows, movies, documentaries, stand-up comedy specials and originals rolling out every week. Oh, and its latest big batch has beloved film-maker Charlie Kaufman's latest film, I'm Thinking of Ending Things.

And that's just the start of this month's new on Netflix lineup. There are star-studded drama films, foodie series, outrageous reality shows and family-friendly titles. There truly is something for everybody. The most high-profile title that's new on Netflix is the highly-anticipated Devil All the Time, with Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan and more. 

September also brings several intriguing new Netflix series, including Away, with Hilary Swank as an astronaut. There's also Ratched, a tense thriller starring Sarah Paulson that's based on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. We're also ready to belt out some tunes with the karaoke fest Sing On hosted by Titus Burgess. 

Add into the mix Chef's Table: BBQ, a spinoff season of the gorgeous docu-series, and a new season of The Chef Show with Jon Favreau, and September's lineup is looking deliciously binge-worthy.

That's just the tip of the Netflix iceberg. The streaming service's huge library is growing even bigger, with the addition of classic and favorite movie titles like the Back to the Future trilogy, Glory, Grease and Pineapple Express.

Browsing by specific genres? Check out our guides to the best family movies on Netflix and the best horror movies on Netflix. And if you feel like you've watched everything on the streamer, you may be surprised at Netflix hidden gems that can be unearthed deep within the library.

In addition to the list of what's new on Netflix for September 2020, we've also got the titles that hit Netflix during the last days of August, so you don't miss anything that just dropped. 

Best new shows and movies on Netflix in September 2020

The Devil All the Time (September 16)

Netflix is premiering its latest star-studded drama, one that could very well be an Oscar contender this awards season. Tom Holland stars as a young orphaned man named Arvin Eugene Russell living in the backwoods of Ohio. Sinister figures converge around him, including an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), a twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough) and a crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan). Set between World War II and the Vietnam War, director Antonio Campos explores the psyches of these broken characters in a tumultuous time. Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling and Haley Bennet also star.

Away (September 4)

Away has a great pedigree; the 10-episode drama comes from Jason Katims, the creator of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. It centers on astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank), who is preparing to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars. But the thrilling adventure comes a difficult time, when her husband (Josh Charles) and teen daughter (Talitha Bateman) need her the most. As the crew embarks on their journey, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from home become increasingly complex.

Chefs Table: BBQ (September 2)

Get ready for some food porn, because a new iteration of Chef's Table is here and this time, it's truly bringing the fire. Chef's Table: BBQ dives into the juicy, smoky world of barbecue. The features chefs and pitmasters include: Rodney Scott of South Carolina, who is known for his whole hog barbecue; 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; and Rosalia Chay Chuc, a traditional Mayan chef who serves Cochinita Pibil out of her Mexico home. 

Our top selections are in bold, and we've got quotes from Netflix to help explain its latest originals that you might not know about.

New on Netflix September 1

  • The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! (Netflix Family)
    Netflix says: "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."
  • Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Netflix Family)
  • Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • La Partita / The Match (Netflix Film)
  • True: Friendship Day (Netflix Family)
  • Adrift
  • Anaconda
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Barbershop
  • Barbie Princess Adventure
  • Borgen: Season 1-3
  • Children of the Sea
  • Coneheads
  • Glory
  • Grease
  • Magic Mike
  • The Muppets
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Not Another Teen Movie
  • Pineapple Express
  • Possession
  • The Producers (2005)
  • The Promised Neverland: Season 1
  • Puss in Boots
  • Red Dragon
  • Residue
  • Sex Drive
  • Sister, Sister: Season 1-6
  • The Smurfs
  • Wildlife
  • Zathura

New on Netflix September 2

New on Netflix: Chef's Table BBQ

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  • Chef's Table: BBQ (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "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."
  • Bad Boy Billionaires: India (Netflix Documentary)
  • Freaks – You're One of Us (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix September 3

  • Love, Guaranteed (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick's feelings for each other."
  • Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Young Wallander (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix September 4

New on Netflix: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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  • Away (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind."
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm."
  • The Lost Okoroshi
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix September 7

  • Midnight Special
  • My Octopus Teacher (Netflix Documentary)
  • Record of Youth (Netflix Original)
  • Waiting for "Superman"

New on Netflix September 8

  • StarBeam: Season 2 (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix September 9

New on Netflix: The Social Dilemma

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  • The Social Dilemma (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen."
  • Corazón loco / So Much Love to Give (Netflix Film)
  • Get Organized with The Home Edit (Netflix Original)
  • La Línea: Shadow of Narco (Netflix Documentary)
  • Mignonnes / Cuties (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix September 10

  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix Film)
  • The Gift: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Greenleaf: Season 5
  • The Idhun Chronicles (Netflix Anime)
  • Julie and the Phantoms (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix September 11

  • The Duchess (Netflix Original)
  • Family Business: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Girlfriends: Seasons 1-8
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Pets United (Netflix Family)
  • Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 2 (Netflix Family)
  • Se busca papá / Dad Wanted (Netflix Film)

New on Netflix September 15

  • America's Book of Secrets: Season 2
  • Ancient Aliens: Season 3
  • Cold Case Files Classic: Season 1
  • The Curse of Oak Island: Season 4
  • Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (Netflix Documentary)
  • Izzy's Koala World (Netflix Family)
  • Michael McIntyre: Showman (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Pawn Stars: Season 2
  • The Rap Game: Season 2
  • The Smurfs 2
  • Taco Chronicles: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
  • The Universe: Season 2

New on Netflix September 16

New on Netflix: The Devil All the Time

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  • The Devil All The Time (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "In an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel."
  • Sing On! (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "Hosted by the hilarious and talented Tituss Burgess, this eight-episode series is a karaoke-lover’s dream. In each themed episode, six contestants belt out the biggest hits from that genre while being judged by a vocal analyzer comparing their vocal performance to the original artist’s. The more they sing in tune, the more cash they add to a collective jackpot worth up to $60,000."
  • Baby: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Challenger: The Final Flight (Netflix Documentary)
  • Criminal: UK: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • MeatEater: Season 9 (Netflix Original)
  • The Paramedic (Netflix Film)
  • Signs: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix September 17

  • Dragon’s Dogma (Netflix Anime)
  • The Last Word (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix September 18

New on Netflix: Ratched

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  • American Barbecue Showdown (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "American Barbecue Showdown is an eight episode food competition series that follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion."
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Netflix Family)
    Netflix says: "Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island."
  • Ratched (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "This dramatic prequel to 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest' follows the character Nurse Ratched."

New on Netflix September 21

  • A Love Song for Latasha (Netflix Documentary)

New on Netflix September 22

  • The Playbook (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "The Playbook profiles legendary coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life. Through emotional and in-depth interviews, each coach reveals the critical moments in their personal lives and careers that ultimately helped form their coaching philosophies. Featured coaches include the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers; two-time FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, the winningest coach in U.S. soccer history; Premier League’s José Mourinho, one of the most decorated football managers of all time; Serena Williams’ famed tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou; and hall of fame basketball player and coach Dawn Staley."
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Kiss the Ground
  • Mighty Express (Netflix Family)

New on Netflix September 23

New on Netflix: Enola Holmes

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  • Enola Holmes (Netflix Film)
    Netflix says: "When Enola Holmes — Sherlock’s teen sister — discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord."
  • Waiting…

New on Netflix September 24

  • The Chef Show: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)
    Netflix says: "The Chef Show returns for another season as Jon Favreau (Director/actor) and award-winning Chef Roy Choi come back together to continue learning, sharing, and celebrating different flavors, cultures and people. The two friends explore new recipes, collaborate with big names in the culinary world, and connect over their shared passion for bringing people together over a delicious meal."
  • Real Steel

New on Netflix September 25

  • A Perfect Crime (Netflix Documentary)
  • Country-Ish (Netflix Original)
  • Nasty C
  • The School Nurse Files (Netflix Original)
  • Sneakerheads (Netflix Original)

New on Netflix September 26

The Good Place just ended, here's what you should watch next

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  • The Good Place: Season 4

New on Netflix September 27

  • Bad Teacher
  • Van Helsing: Season 4

New on Netflix September 28

  • Whose Vote Counts, Explained (Netflix Original)
    Netflix says: "Fears about the voting process being rigged — by powerful donors and corporations, gerrymandering, the Electoral College, voter suppression, fraud at the ballot box, and the ways votes are counted — are untangled in this docuseries."

New on Netflix September 29

  • Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix Comedy Special)
    Netflix says: "Michelle Buteau, the scene stealing queen of Netflix, delivers the night out we all need right now in her uproariously funny new special Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia. Letting loose with a goblet of frosé in hand, she delivers a dynamic hour of comedy that delves into parenthood, cultural difference, and the overlooked value of short men."
  • Welcome to Sudden Death

New on Netflix September 30

  • American Murder: The Family Next Door (Netflix Documentary)
  • Wentworth: Season 8

What’s Leaving Netflix September 2020

Sept. 4
Christopher Robin

Sept. 5
Once Upon a Time: Seasons 1-7

Sept. 8
Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

Sept. 10
The Forgotten

Sept. 14
Cold Case Files: Season 1

Sept. 15
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Sept. 16
The Witch

Sept. 17
Train to Busan

Sept. 20
Sarah's Key

Sept. 21
Person of Interest: Seasons 1-5
SMOSH: The Movie

Sept. 22
20 Feet From Stardom

Sept. 26
The Grandmaster

Sept. 28
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Sept. 30
40 Days and 40 Nights
A Knight's Tale
Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
Dear John
Despicable Me
Donnie Brasco
Frances Ha
House of the Witch
Inside Man
Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III
Menace II Society
Million Dollar Baby
Mortal Kombat
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Schindler's List
Starship Troopers
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation
The Devil's Advocate
The Social Network
Zack and Miri Make a Porno