The summer holidays might be over, but we’ve got no complaints spending more time indoors this September, as Netflix UK lines up a blockbuster month of new films and TV shows.
Top of our binge-watching pile is Maniac, Cary Fukunaga’s mind-bending new comedy-drama, starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, but Netflix has no shortage of original series coming this month, from the return of Atypical and American Vandal to Chef’s Table and BoJack Horseman. Hannibal’s final season will bring back bittersweet nostalgia, while Love Island addicts will be pleased to see the arrival of Made in Mexico, a new Mexican reality series. Worth subscribing alone for, though, is Season 3 of The Good Place, which finally comes back to our screens for weekly episodes.
Those less excited by the return of Iron Fist can get their superhero fix with the Iron Man trilogy and Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Other modern classics include the hilarious Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, the amusing Burn After Reading, and the delightful Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nic Cage, and there’s a deserved chance to catch up with overlooked gems Queen of Katwe, American Honey, The Square and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. But Netflix isn’t slouching on the original films front, either, with the premiere of both Nappily Ever After (from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour) and Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in September 2018:
Iron Man 1 to 3 – 1st September
Get your Robert Downey Jr. fix in full with all three of Marvel’s Iron Man films to date flying back onto Netflix.
The Mummy – 1st September
Balancing adventure, horror, action and laughs, 1999’s rollicking reboot of The Mummy (starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz) is that rare thing: a real successor to Indiana Jones.
Sisters: Season 1 – 1st September
Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.
Gangs of New York – 1st September
Daniel Daw Lewis is on intimidating form in Martin Scorsese’s period drama about the formation of New York and America as we know it.
La Catedral del Mar – 1st September
In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.
Monkey Twins – 1st September
Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.
Moonstruck – 1st September
Cher and Nic Cage are together at last in this romantic comedy about Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, who finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – 1st September
Andy Samberg’s pop music satire is side-splittingly hilarious, and comes with an equally inspired Lonely Island soundtrack. The result isn’t just your new favourite comedy: it’s your new favourite album.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser – 7th September
Smart high school girl Sierra teams up with a more popular girl hoping to win over her crush. Starring Shannon Purser (Barb on “Stranger Things”).
Atypical: Season 2 – 7th September
Sam prepares for life after graduation, as Elsa and Doug face marital issues and Casey tries to adjust to her new school.
Cable Girls: Season 3 – 7th September
After a tragedy, Lidia fights passionately for her family, Carlota finds her voice, Ángeles goes undercover and Marga reveals a talent for accounting.
Iron Fist: Season 2 – 7th September
With Chinatown left vulnerable to turf wars, Danny must protect the streets of New York.
City of Joy – 7th September
Women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.
First and Last – 7th September
Filmmakers go inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail to capture two days that define an inmate’s experience: the first and last.
Next Gen – 7th September
A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl’s life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2 – 7th September
Wrongly accused for the attack on Rook Tower, the Flex Fighters must protect their city as wanted men. Will Charter City ever trust them again?
American Horror Story: Cult – 8th September
American Horror Story’s seventh season grabs the zeitgeist with a tale set in Donald Trump’s America.
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – 11th September
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell shine in this period romantic drama about ageing Hollywood starlet Gloria Grahame.
The Resistance Banker – 11th September
Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance.
The Square – 11th September
Swedish director Ruben Östlund takes aim at multiple subjects in this surreal and unsettling social satire.
On My Skin – 12th September
Arrested for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi suffers at the hands of Italy’s Carabinieri police and a broken legal system. Based on true events.
Burn After Reading – 12th September
When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. The Coen brothers let loose with this precisely chaotic farce.
The Angel – 14th September
Based on the New York Times bestselling book The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph, this thriller tells the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was Egyptian President Nasser’s son-in-law. While he acted as special advisor and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat, though, he was simultaneously one of Israeli Intelligence’s most precious assets of the 20th century. Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware and Toby Kebbell star.
Boca Juniors Confidential – 14th September
This docuseries profiles Argentine soccer power Boca Juniors, highlighting the relationships between coaches and players as they contend for trophies.
BoJack Horseman: Season 5 – 14th September
BoJack’s back on screen as the star of “Philbert,” a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons are out in full force.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches – 14th September
The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars, trading their way up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.
Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs – 14th September
Sing along and move to this groovy collection of music videos featuring monster friends Katya, Lobo, Zoe, Drac, Cleo and Frankie!
Ingobernable: Season 2 – 14th September
Emilia takes on the leader of a drug trafficking empire in her fight to reunite her family and reduce corruption in her country.
American Vandal: Season 2 – 14th September
In the wake of the first documentary’s success, Peter and Sam seek a new case and settle on a stomach-churning mystery at a Washington high school: that of the mysterious Turd Burglar.
The Land of Steady Habits – 14th September
After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life. Ben Mendelsohn stars in Nicole Holofcener’s new drama.
Bleach – 14th September
Netflix original anime. When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first.
Last Hope – 14th September
Netflix original anime. After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.
The Dragon Prince – 14th September
Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.
The Hangover – 15th September
A shallow film that skimps on everything except the jokes – but they always hit the mark. (Ignore the sequels, which also arrive on Netflix the same day.)
American Honey – 20th September
Sasha Lane, Riley Keough and Shia LaBeouf deliver quietly starmaking turns on the fringes of American society in Andrea Arnold’s intoxicating road movie, which makes you fall in and out of love with the road over and over again.
Quincy – 21st September
The life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones are traced in this biographical documentary directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.
Hilda – 21st September
Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to Trolberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.
The Good Cop: Season 1 – 21st September
Tony Danza and Josh Groban star in Netflix’s police sitcom about honest cop Tony Jr., who gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.
Battlefish – 21st September
Over the course of the fishing season, a group of fishing boats pursues the lucrative albacore tuna in the competitive waters off the Oregon coast.
Norsemen: Season 2 – 21st September
The sea road to the west has been found, but Norheim’s villagers must still cope with power struggles and the ever-present threat of Jarl Varg.
Nappily Ever After – 21st September
Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?
Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan – 21st September
Netflix original anime. Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.
Inside No. 9: Season 3 – 21st September
The increasingly versatile tone and ever-varied cast keeps Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s twisted anthology as funny and scary as ever.
Maniac – 21st September
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in Cary Fukunaga’s mind-bending comedy-drama about two strangers caught up in a pharmaceutical trial gone awry.
Doctor Strange – 24th September
Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a charismatic lead performance in this overly familiar but visually stunning Marvel blockbuster.
Queen of Katwe – 25th September
A chess movie starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o with a moving maternal bond at its centre? Checkmate.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2 – 28th September
This season, Jack and his not-so-adventurous dad, Michael, tackle Europe, including the Bavarian Alps, Istanbul, Budapest, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.
The 3rd Eye – 28th September
After the death of their parents, two sisters move back to their childhood home, where one sibling claims to be able to see a dark presence.
Hold the Dark – 28th September
Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery. Jeffrey Wright stars in the new film from Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier.
Lost Song – 28th September
Netflix original anime. War looms over the kingdom of Neunatia, where two young women are both burdened and blessed by the power of song.
Forest of Piano – 28th September
Netflix original anime. Kai grows up playing an old piano discarded in the woods; Shuhei’s father is a famous pianist. Their chance meeting transforms their lives and music.
Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 2 – 28th September
With Megabyte, Hexadecimal and the evil Sourcerer still at large, the rebooted Guardians face a new season of threats — both at home and online.
Skylanders Academy: Season 3 – 28th September
Season 3 finds Spyro and the Skylanders forging unexpected alliances, taking on new adventures and even straddling the line between good and evil.
Made in Mexico: Season 1 – 28th September
Get to know the opulent lifestyles and infamous dynasties of Mexico City’s socialites and the expats vying for a spot in their exclusive social order.
The Good Place: Season 3 – 28th September
NBC’s heavenly sitcom, starring Kirsten Bell and Ted Danson, returns for a third season of twisting, turning after-life comedy.
Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane – 28th September
Devastated by the school shooting in his town, a priest from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, bonds with a Scottish priest who experienced a similar tragedy.
Chef’s Table: Season 5 – 28th September
This season, meet four innovative chefs who are shaking up the food culture in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Bangkok and Barcelona.
Somewhere Between – 28th September
A local news producer is given one chance to relive a deadly week and stop a serial killer. If she fails, she’ll lose her daughter forever.
Two Catalonias – 28th September
Lawmakers and activists with conflicting ideologies speak about the complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain.
Hannibal: Season 3 – 29th September
It may have been cancelled, but that only makes Bryan Fuller’s mouth-watering take on Hannibal Lecter, starring Mads Mikkelsen, all the sweeter the savour.
The Grand Budapest Hotel – 30th September
“There is still a glimmer of civilisation in the barbaric slaughterhouse we know as humanity.” That’s Monsieur Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) to his young bellboy protege Zero (Tony Revolori) at The Grand Budapest Hotel. Located halfway up a mountain in the tiny, war-torn Eastern European Republic of Zubrowka, it’s a frontier for wealth, sophistication, old women with large suitcases and fluffy pink pastries. Wes Anderson’s tribute to the lost decorum of the past as well as the act of storytelling itself combines the naivety of Rushmore with the spot-motion anarchy of Fantastic Mr. Fox – a dainty clockwork delight.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in September 2018:
Born to Be Blue
Gangs of New York
Marvel’s Iron Man
Marvel’s Iron Man 2
Marvel’s Iron Man 3
Million Dollar Baby
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
The Bletchley Circle: Season 1 and 2
The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Purge: Election Year
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 18
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities: Episode 1
Power: Season 5, Episode 9
The Debt Collector
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 5
The Hundred-Foot Journey
I Kill Giants
Suits: Season 8, Episode 8
Shooter: Season 3, Episode 12
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 19
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 20
Wynonna Earp: Season 2
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities: Episode 2
Power: Season 5, Episode 10 (Finale)
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 6
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows
Call the Midwife: Season 6
Suits: Season 8, Episode 9
Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising
Shooter: Season 3, Episode 13 (Finale)
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 21
Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge: Season 1
How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny: Season 1
Three Wives One Husband: Season 1
Queens Vs Kings: Season: 1
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 22
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities: Episode 3
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 7
D.L. Hughley: Contrarian
Suits: Season 8, Episode 10
Rafinha Bastos: Ultimate
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 23
Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 24
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities: Episode 4
Dead Man Walking
Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 8
Fred: The Movie
Ouija: Origin of Evil
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