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What’s New to Stream on Netflix for September 2019, and What’s Leaving

It’s true, they made a movie out of Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns.’
Netflix September
By  · Published on August 30th, 2019

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix, but the rest of us are too busy enjoying new movies, engaging series, and fun specials. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish, and this month sees some of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting (and leaving) Netflix this month — September 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

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Netflix Pick of the Month


There’s no one kind of action movie, but while I love big vehicular mayhem and stylish shootouts as much as the next genre junkie my heart belongs to action films built on martial arts and fight scenes. One of the year’s best action flicks comes from Vietnam and stars Veronica Ngo as a mother trying to find her kidnapped daughter. It’s a pretty standard plot, but Furie (2018) shines thanks to some stellar fight sequences, stylish cinematography, and a fantastic lead performance by Ngo. You’ll definitely want to make time for it when Furie arrives kicking and screaming on September 25th.

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Original Films!

In The Shadow Of The Moon

It’s no newsflash that Netflix adds more branded content each month than existing films/shows, but it might surprise you that some of their original movies are actually good. It’s true! There are two arriving this month that I’m keeping a hopeful eye on. First up is Between Two Ferns: The Movie which appears on stage starting September 20th. Fans of Zach Galifianakis’ popular and frequently hilarious web series should be excited as he takes the premise into feature film territory. Can the gag work at longer lengths? We’ll find out together. Shifting from comedy to suspense thrillers, Jim Mickle’s In the Shadow of the Moon cuts its way into your life on September 27th. It follows a city cop obsessed with tracking and catching a serial killer. Mickle’s previous films include the likes of Cold in July (2014) and We Are What We Are (2013), so this could be something special.

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Watch It Again!

American Psycho

New releases are fun, but sometimes you want the comfort of an acknowledged classic you know you already love — or a gem that you’ve somehow missed over the years — and Netflix often has you covered then too. Sure they lean more recent and typically were released in this millennium, but still, they’re great movies. Two of September’s standouts lean comedic but do so in wholly different ways. American Psycho (2000) is a pitch-black satirical comedy about murder, consumerism, image, and Phil Collins. Director Mary Harron improves upon Bret Easton Ellis’ novel in myriad ways starting with the casting of Christian Bale in the lead role. Way over on the other end of the comedy spectrum sits Ivan Reitman’s Stripes (1981) which stars Bill Murray and Harold Ramis as a pair of best friends who join the military on a lark and discover a world of pain, satisfaction, and misused kitchen utensils awaiting them. It’s very funny stuff and features a killer supporting cast too.

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The Complete List

September 1st
300 (2006)
68 Kill (2018)
American Psycho (2000)
Dante’s Peak (1997)
Elena (2011)
For the Birds (2018)
Igor (2008)
Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures: Season 1
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6
Moving Art: Season 3
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
Mystic River (2003)
Olmo & the Seagull (2015)
Open Season (2006)
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Scream: Season 3
Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Season 1
Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005)
Stripes (1981)
Superbad (2007)
The Lake House (2006)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Saint (1997)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
The Walking Dead: Season 9
Uncle Naji in UAE (2019)
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

September 4th
The World We Make (2019)

September 6th
Archibald’s Next Big Thing [Netflix Family]
Elite – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Hip-Hop Evolution – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
The Spy [Netflix Original]

September 9th
Norm of the North: King-Sized Adventure (2019)

September 10th
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger [Netflix Original]
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Evelyn [Netflix Original]
Shameless – Season 9
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 [Netflix Original]

September 12th
The I-Land [Netflix Original]
The Mind, Explained [Netflix Original]
Turbo (2013)

September 13th
The Chef Show – Volume 2 [Netflix Original]
Head Count (2018)
Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea [Netflix Original]
I’m Sorry – Season 2
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato [Netflix Original]
The Ranch – Part 7 [Netflix Original]
Tall Girl [Netflix Film]
Unbelievable [Netflix Original]

September 14th
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)

September 15th
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison [Netflix Original]
Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)
Surviving R. Kelly – Season 1

September 17th
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)
The Last Kids on Earth [Netflix Family]

September 18th
Come and Find Me (2016)

September 19th
Oceans (2009)

September 20th
Between Two Ferns: The Movie [Netflix Film]
Criminal [Netflix Original]
Daddy Issues (2018)
Disenchantment – Part 2 [Netflix Original]
Fastest Car – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates [Netflix Documentary]
Las del hockey [Netflix Original]
Vagabond [Netflix Original]

September 21st
Sarah’s Key (2010)

September 23rd
Team Kaylie [Netflix Family]

September 24th
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself [Netflix Original]

September 25th
Abstract: The Art of Design – Seaosn 2 [Netflix Original]
Birders [Netflix Original]
El recluso [Netflix Original]
Furie (2019)
Glitch – Season 3 [Netflix Original]

September 26th
Explained – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
The Grandmaster (2013)

September 27th
Bard of Blood [Netflix Original]
Dragons: Rescue Riders [Netflix Family]
El marginal – Season 3 [Netflix Original]
In the Shadow of the Moon [Netflix Film]
Locked Up – Season 4
The Politician [Netflix Original]
Skylines [Netflix Original]
Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury [Netflix Anime]
Vis a vis – Season 4 [Netflix Original]

September 30th
Gotham – Season 5
Mo Gilligan: momentum [Netflix Original]

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Leaving 9/1
2 Fast 2 Furious
A Clockwork Orange
Angels & Demons
Baby Animals in the Wild: Season 1
Batman Begins
Battlefield Earth
Californication: Season 1-7
Eight Legged Freaks
Ghost Ship
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Magic Mike
Meet Joe Black
Miami Vice
Monster House
Mr. Mom
Disney’s Mulan
Music and Lyrics
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Revolutionary Road
Stuart Little
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St.
Sydney White
The Dark Knight
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The First Monday in May
The Hangover

Leaving 9/4
Kicking and Screaming

Leaving 9/6
Honey 3

Leaving 9/9
Leroy & Stitch
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch

Leaving 9/14
Disney’s Pocahontas
Tulip Fever

Leaving 9/15
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 1-3

Leaving 9/16
Super Genius: Season 1
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

Leaving 9/20

Leaving 9/23
The Mysteries of Laura: Season 2

Leaving 9/24
Portlandia: Season 1-5

Leaving 9/25
Parenthood: Season 1-6

Leaving 9/26
Night School

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Rob Hunter has been writing for Film School Rejects since before you were born, which is weird seeing as he's so damn young. He's our Chief Film Critic and Associate Editor and lists 'Broadcast News' as his favorite film of all time. Feel free to say hi if you see him on Twitter @FakeRobHunter.