The steamy days of late summer are here, and if you’re over the heat and already pining for fall, it’s the
perfect time to relax inside and have yourself a Netflix marathon. Actually, when is it not? Whether you’re watching with friends (in person or online), planning a special streaming list for date night, or are simply unwinding solo on a cozy weekend in, there are plenty of options to choose from, including returning series and original films fresh for September.
In keeping with the streamer’s promise to release at least one new original film every week in 2021,
Afterlife of the Party is one of the first features to add to your list. Starring Victoria Justice as the spirit of a fun-loving young woman trying to make amends from beyond, it’s sure to provide an early dose of Halloween spookiness. You can also plan to marathon the highly anticipated third season of Sex Education, as well as new horror series Midnight Mass , which was created by Mike Flanagan of Netflix’s The Haunting anthology, ensuring more scary goodness for your fall viewing needs.
Of course, with every influx of new shows and movies comes a departure of some of our faves, too. Prepare to say goodbye to truTV series
I’m Sorry and sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, among other titles on their way out this month. From popular series to must-see movies, here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in September 2021. Afterlife of the Party Victorious alum Victoria Justice stars as birthday girl Cassie, who tragically dies at a party before the big day arrives. In the afterlife, she’s tasked with making things right with her loved ones back on Earth, which promises to be a hilarious yet heartfelt task. “I think it's refreshing that it's a movie that's not just about like getting the guy you like,” Justice tells Bustle. “Cassie’s [not] coming back down to Earth to find the love of her life or mend whatever with her ex-boyfriend or something... I think it's important for young women to see female friendships being portrayed in a way where women are not just sitting around talking about men. Female friendships are so deep and complex and fulfilling in so many other ways.” You can catch Afterlife of the Party on Sept. 2. Sex Education: Season 3
Sex Education faves are still navigating the tricky world of love, sex, and friendship in the third season, which premieres Sept. 17. Netflix teased some of the journey ahead in an official synopsis, urging viewers to “prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff.” Yep, sounds like the Sex Education you know and love. Midnight Mass
If you’re hoping for more installments in
Netflix’s Haunting series after Hill House and Bly Manor, this new horror series might hold you over for now. Created by the same showrunner (Mike Flanagan), Midnight Mass revolves around mysterious miracles and two enigmatic figures in a spooky island community — a new priest (Hamish Linklater) and a returning “disgraced young man” played by Zach Gilford. The chilling series drops Sept. 24. Friday Night Lights alum Kicking & Screaming
If you’re a fan of
Noah Baumbach’s unique cinematic style in films like Frances Ha or Marriage Story, you’ll want to take a trip back to this 1995 throwback — which just so happens to be the filmmaker’s feature debut. Watch as a group of college graduates confront their entry into the “real world” before this drama leaves the streamer on Sept. 3. Midnight Special
Craving a serious sci-fi thriller? There’s still some time to stream
Midnight Special before the star-studded film leaves Netflix on Sept. 6. Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, and more familiar faces star in this indie adventure about the quest to protect a young, paranormally gifted child whose powers make him a major target for a cult and the authorities alike. I’m Sorry
Starring and created by Andrea Savage,
I’m Sorry is a feast for those who love awkward humor. Even at just two seasons (sadly, this truTV series was cut short during COVID), there are plenty of belly laughs to be had. Like Savage herself, the on-screen persona of Andrea is a writer and mom who confronts life’s cringiest situations with one-of-a-kind humor. Watch both seasons before I’m Sorry leaves Netflix on Sept. 12. What's Coming In September Sept. 1 A Cinderella Story Agatha Christie's Crooked House Barbie Big City Big Dreams Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982) The Blue Lagoon (1980) Chappie Clear and Present Danger Cliffhanger Cold Mountain Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Dear John Do the Right Thing Freedom Writers Green Lantern House Party House Party 2 House Party 3 How To Be a Cowboy The Interview Kid-E-Cats: Season 2 Labyrinth Letters to Juliet Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) Mars Attacks! Marshall Mystery Men The Nutty Professor The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Once Upon a Time in America Open Season 2 Rhyme & Reason School of Rock Tears of the Sun Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Sept. 2 Afterlife of the Party Q-Force Sept. 3 Dive Club Money Heist: Part 5, Volume 1 Sharkdog Worth Sept. 6 Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space Sept. 7 Kid Cosmic: Season 2 Octonauts: Above & Beyond On the Verge Untold: Breaking Point Sept. 9 Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali The Women and the Murderer Sept. 10 Firedrake the Silver Dragon Kate Lucifer: The Final Season Metal Shop Masters Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series Prey Yowamushi Pedal Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road Sept. 14 A StoryBots Space Adventure Jake Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 5 The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals: Season 2 You vs. Wild: Out Cold Sept. 15 Nailed It!: Season 6 Nightbooks Saved by the Bell: Seasons 1-9 Schumacher Too Hot to Handle Latino Sept. 16 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Jaws Jaws 2 Jaws 3 Jaws: The Revenge My Heroes Were Cowboys Sept. 17 Ankahi Kahaniya Chicago Party Aunt The Father Who Moves Mountains Sex Education: Season 3 Squid Game The Stronghold Sept. 21 Go! Go! Cory Carson: Chrissy Takes the Wheel Love on the Spectrum: Season 2 Sept. 22 Patrick McElhenney/Netflix Sept. 24 Blood & Water: Season 2 Ganglands (Braqueurs) Jailbirds New Orleans Midnight Mass My Little Pony: A New Generation The Starling Vendetta: Truth, Lies and the Mafia Sept. 28 Ada Twist, Scientist Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! Sept. 29 The Chestnut Man Friendzone MeatEater: Season 10, Part 1 No One Gets Out Alive Sounds Like Love Sept. 30 Love 101: Season 2 Luna Park The Phantom What's Leaving In September Sept. 7 Ripper Street: Series 1-5 Sept. 15 Angry Birds: Seasons 1-2 As Above, So Below Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Sept. 16 Penny Dreadful: Seasons 1-3 Sept. 18 Beauty & the Beast: Seasons 1-4 Sept. 30 Air Force One Austin Powers in Goldmember Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Boogie Nights Cradle 2 the Grave Evil Season 1 Fools Rush In Insidious The Karate Kid The Karate Kid Part II The Karate Kid Part II Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda 2 No Strings Attached The Pianist Prom Night The Queen Star Trek Star Trek: Enterprise: Seasons 1-4 Star Trek: Seasons 1-3 Star Trek: Voyager: Seasons 1-7 The Unicorn: Season 1 Why Do Fools Fall in Love