17 Hidden Gems On Netflix This September That You Have To Make Time For

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When most people look for a movie on Netflix, they're usually looking for something big. Blockbusters, new releases, Oscar-winners — any film that's got a good bit of buzz behind it. But sometimes it's better to search the dusty cobwebbed corners of the site for the hidden gems on Netflix that don't receive the hype of the larger films. And since Netflix's library is constantly changing, it's extra difficult to know which of these more humble films are on the site at any given time. Lucky for you, this list contains the best hidden gems Netflix has to offer this September.

September is a time of changing seasons and new beginnings, so there's really no better time to cue up a film that you've never seen and hadn't even really considered before. This list of 17 films contains movies from several genres and decades, from a 1950s sci-fi classic to a 2016 animated fantasy adventure, meaning you should be able to find something to fit whatever mood you're in. There are works from acclaimed directors like Wes Anderson and Christopher Nolan, movies with big stars such as Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson, and even a couple of Netflix original movies that for whatever reason have flown under the radar on the site. So take a look below at these 17 great Netflix hidden gems streaming in September, and start planning your month accordingly.

1'The Parent Trap'

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You've almost certainly seen the '90s remake with Lindsay Lohan, but how about the classic original from 1961?

2'The Prestige'

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This twisty magician drama may be Christopher Nolan's most underrated film.

3'Don’t Think Twice'

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For all the comedy nerds and improv geeks out there, this one's for you.

4'The Day The Earth Stood Still'

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One of the greatest science-fiction films ever made, you'll be shocked by its philosophical outlook.

5'Moonrise Kingdom'

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A great cast, a charming story, and Wes Anderson's typical quirks... what more could you want?

6'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

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This Cold War spy thriller trades action for sophisticated intrigue.

7'Young Frankenstein'

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Watch the late, great Gene Wilder in one of his funniest performances.

8'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

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In another decade, this dramedy will likely be regarded as a modern classic.

9'Dead Poets Society'

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One of the best films of the '80s, now's the perfect chance to see it if you haven't before.

10'The Squid And The Whale'

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While not the first film to be written and directed by Noah Baumbach, it's considered by many to be his breakthrough.

11'Sing Street'

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Both charming and rebellious, this coming-of-age story is a feel-good film.


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This hard-hitting film — with some comedic elements — is perhaps the most surprising film Netflix has put out yet.


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Find out why this low key drama was nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars.

14'The Little Prince'

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2016 was a banner year for animated films, which is why this one somehow got lost in the fray when it debuted on Netflix a year ago. If you missed it then, watch it now.

15'Begin Again'

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It's never too late to start over.


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Who doesn't love fun '80s comedy sci-fi?

17'Kubo And The Two Strings'

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Another outstanding 2016 animated film that got lost in the shuffle, this might just be the best film to come out last year in any genre.

It's good to venture off the beaten path now and then with your movie choices, and all of these Netflix hidden gems are great for when you're in the mood to do just that.