Every month, we bring you a round up of the films and TV shows coming soon to Netflix UK. Note: Titles are sometimes released 24 hours earlier than stated.
What’s new on Netflix UK in September 2014? Two words: James Bond. Two more words: Hunger Games. And one more word: Diana.
With the summer officially over, people are returning home to their TV sets and Netflix is waiting for them, delivering one of its most impressive monthly line-ups in recent memory. From Skyfall to Ti West’s The House of the Devil, it’s a diverse mix of new and old that, more often than not, is also very, very good.
(For more Netflix UK titles coming out this month, see our full list of VOD release dates.)
The House of The Devil – Monday 1st September
A cash-strapped college student takes a babysitting job during a full lunar eclipse in Ti West’s horror film – only to discover her employers are hiding a sick and twisted secret…
LEGO: Legends of Chima Season 2 – Monday 1st September
In the once-peaceful land of Chima, conflict breaks out between eight animal tribes over Chi, a substance that can both sustain life and destroy it.
Milk? – Monday 1st September
Using engaging interviews and arresting visuals, this documentary investigates the case for milk as a nutritious food. Is milk good for us or not?
The Adventures of Tintin S1 – S3 – Monday 1st September
HERGE’S ADVENTURES OF TINTIN! That classic voiceover intro may not be present in the 1991 animations, but the simple visuals, cheerful sense of humour and Tintin’s ever versatile eyebrows make these three seasons as enjoyably adventurous as ever.
Ender’s Game – Thursday 11th September
Based on the award-winning novel, Ender’s Game is a sci-fi adventure about a new kind of soldier recruited to save the world. (Spoiler: It’s not as good as the book.)
SpongeBob Squarepants Seasons 3 & 4 – Friday 5th September
From his pineapple home base under the sea, SpongeBob and his friends, including his meowing pet snail Gary, get into memorable misadventures.
Honor Diaries – Friday 5th September
Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on honour violence. Less a movie and more a movement to promote women’s rights in the Middle East.
Trailer Park Boys Season 8 – Saturday 6th September
Netflix snapped up the rights to this Canadian series earlier on in the year with promise of another season by the time 2014 was out. Now, the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals who run scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park, can finally continue.
Doctor Who Season 7 Part 1 – Monday 29th September
For those who aren’t keen on Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord, the first half of Season 7 is landing on Netflix UK next week, giving them the chance to travel back to the days of Matt Smith’s bow-tied, fez-wearing mad professor. Bow ties are cool.
Skyfall – Wednesday 10th September
Sam Mendes. Daniel Craig. Javier Bardem. Was there any doubt that Skyfall would be such a triumph? Less a Bond film and more a film about Bond, it’s one of the best 007 outings in years, from Craig’s sardonic ruthlessness and Judi Dench’s concerned mother right down to Ben Whishaw as the new Q.
Turbo FAST Season 1 : Episodes 16-20 – Friday 12th September
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo FAST Action Stunt Team, as Netflix and DreamWorks’ original spin-off from the snail-racing feature film continues to race onto your screen.
Dom Hemingway – Monday 15th September
Meet Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. Well, two out of three ain’t bad. After 12 years in prison, Dom sets off with his partner in crime (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut. It’s a great cast, with Law stealing the show as a man who makes you laugh but also irritates the living hell out of you.
Iceman – Friday 19th September
When a 17th century Ming warrior & his evil foes find themselves transported into modern time, they continue their epic, centuries-old battle in the crowded streets of Hong Kong. Starring the legendary Donnie Yen, Iceman spans the ages, delivering action-packed martial arts and mind-bending adventure.
G.B.F – Saturday 20th September
It’s never easy for a high school film to carve out its own following post-Mean Girls, but G.B.F. does a good job – partly by referencing Mean Girls constantly. It’s the story of Tanner, a quiet boy who is outed as his school’s only gay student, only for three popular girls to fight over who gets to have him as their “Gay Best Friend”. Subverting stereotypes while leaning heavily on them, this is a knowing, enjoyable film with its heart – and smarts – in the right place.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Monday 22nd September
On a Victory Tour of the districts, Katniss and Peeta discover their Hunger Games triumph has sparked a rebellion – while President Snow plots the 75th Hunger Games that could change Panem forever. Or, to put it another way, Jennifer Lawrence. Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Hunger Games. Enough said.
Diana – Wednesday 24th September
In the two years before her death, Princess Diana embarks on a vital campaign to ban land mines – and on a passionate love affair with Dr. Hasnat Khan. Oliver Hirschbiegel’s bizarre film is almost worth watching just to convince yourself that it actually exists.
Frankenweenie – Wednesday 24th September
After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. Tim Burton’s stop-motion tale is as warped and heart-warming as you’d expect, with laughs, slight scares and an incredibly tactile attention to detail.
Pocahontas – Friday 26th September
An American Indian woman is supposed to marry the village’s best warrior, but she yearns for something more… and soon meets Captain John Smith.
Print the Legend – Friday 26th September
3D printing is all the rage these days, from buildings and weapons to even body parts. The only way it could be trendier? Featuring in a film on Netflix. Enter Print the Legend, a documentary that follows two start-ups, MakerBot and Formlabs, as they vie to release consumer models and compete with established industrial players.
Homefront – Monday 29th September
In this Sylvester Stallone-penned action film, Jason Statham plays an undercover cop fresh from his last job ready to make a new life on his own with his daughter. If that sentence caught your attention, this film is for you.
Nymphomaniac Volume I & Volume II – Sunday 28th September
Lars von Trier’s controversial, graphic drama. All six hours and 24 minutes of it.