New Netflix September 2019 Movies & TV Shows Include Original Series & Fantasy Classics

Liz Minch

Summer might not be over yet, but with many already heading back to school, it might as well be fall. On the bright side, Netflix has given us all brand new content to enjoy as we procrastinate during summer's final days. And the lineup of new Netflix September 2019 movies and TV shows is almost enough to make the end of summer worth it — almost. As is expected, there will be no shortage of original content coming to Netflix in September. A few things to definitely put on your watchlist include the highly anticipated Season 2 of Elite, the Spanish teen drama that explores the tensions between the haves and the haves-not in one private high school, and Between Two Ferns: The Movie, a take on Zach Galifianakis' "talk show" Between Two Ferns.

September will also bring a few original series premieres. Unbelievable, Netflix's new drama about a teenage rape survivor who recants her allegation when no one believes her, is sure to be a riveting and heartbreaking watch. And the Netflix series The Politician, Ryan Murphy's first for the platform, will offer a more lighthearted — if not outlandish — take on the teenage experience. Of course, there are plenty of non-Netflix original movies and TV shows coming to the site next month, including the incredibly moving and history-making docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

Here's a closer look at the most exciting movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in September.

'The Politician' — Coming Sept. 27

Netflix

Ryan Murphy's first original series for Netflix, The Politician, is hitting Netflix in September, and it certainly looks like it's going to make a splash. The series, which stars Ben Platt as a wealthy, ambitious student desperate to be Student Body President, looks like Election meets Scream Queens, with all the campy drama you'd expect from Murphy.

'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' — Coming Sept. 1

New Line Cinema

Take a trip back to 2002 with Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Both the second and third films in Peter Jackson's legendary trilogy will be streaming on Netflix in September, but, let's face it, The Two Towers is the best one and, thus, the one fans will be most excited about seeing on the list.

'Hello, Privilege, It's Me, Chelsea' — Coming Sept. 13

Netflix

Chelsea Handler is back with a new documentary special. In Hello, Privilege, It's Me, Chelsea, the comedian will take a look at white privilege, how it affects American culture, and, most importantly, the role it played in her own career in Hollywood. It's rare to see celebrities really engage with their privilege on such a massive platform, so fans should be ready for this special to spark a lot of conversation.

'Elite' Season 2 — Coming Sept. 6

Manuel Fernandez-Valdes

The Spanish teen soap-opera Elite is finally coming back for Season 2, and it looks bigger and more dramatic than ever. With the kids still reeling from the murder of María Pedraza, tensions at Las Encinas are running high. And who knows whether the murderer will be found out.

'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020' — Coming Sept. 10

Netflix

Terrace House, the beloved Japanese reality show, is heading to Tokyo for the 2019-2020 season. The series is known as being the most down-to-earth reality show — no blow-ups or dramatic fights here — and hopefully this Tokyo edition will still have that same calm charm.

'The I-Land' — Coming Sept. 12

Netflix

What happens when you mix Fyre Festival with Cabin in the Woods? You get The I-Land, Netflix's limited thriller series about a group of people who wake up on an idyllic beach with no idea how they got there, and no way out.

'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' — Coming Sept. 24

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Worried the new season of American Horror Story will make you want to watch all previous seasons ASAP after it premieres on Sept. 18? Well, then, you're in luck. AHS: Apocalypse will give fans something to watch in between episodes of the new installment, 1984. Just beware the inevitable nightmares.

'Tall Girl' — Coming Sept. 13

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September is back to school month, so it's only right that Netflix would take the opportunity to release their newest original teen movie. Tall Girl will follow the story of Jodi, who has always felt uncomfortable about being the tallest girl in school. Add in a new, mysterious tall boy and a love triangle, and you've got yourself a soon-to-be Netflix classic.

'Unbelievable' — Coming Sept. 13

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Netflix's new original series Unbelievable, about a teenage girl who files a police report claiming she was raped and later recants, is sure to be a must watch. The show, inspired by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong's article "An Unbelievable Story of Rape," will also follow two female detectives chasing down a serial rapist. While Unbelievable will no doubt be difficult to watch, there's no denying it will be worth your attention.

'Surviving R. Kelly' — Coming Sept. 15

Lifetime

To say that you could draw a straight line from Lifetime's groundbreaking docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, which aired in January, to R. Kelly's July arrest for federal sex crime charges would be an understatement. Needless to say, the documentary, consisting of multiple interviews with women, including his ex-wife, who allege that they were sexually abused by Kelly, as well as interviews with former associates of the singer, is necessary viewing.

'In The Shadow Of The Moon' — Coming Sept. 27

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Boyd Holbrook stars in this psychological thriller about a young detective who becomes obsessed with finding a serial killer who pops up every 9 years. The movie is described by Netflix as "a genre-bending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart," so get your magnifying glasses ready.

'We Have Always Lived In The Castle' — Coming Sept. 14

Brainstorm Media

Based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a dark thriller about the Blackwood family who, you guessed it, live in a castle. The film stars Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, and Taissa Farmiga as strange, and often times bewitching, relatives, struggling in the wake of the death of the Blackwood patriarch.

'Between Two Ferns: The Movie' — Coming Sept. 20

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Zach Galifianakis' famed "talk show" Between Two Ferns is getting the movie treatment. The Netflix original film will take the comedian's talk show on the road in a kind of mockumentary about a talk show host (Galifianakis) who decides to travel the country to talk to various celebs to "restore his reputation." No word on whether or not President Obama will cameo.

'Criminal' — Coming Sept. 20

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True crime fans, rejoice, for your newest obsession has arrived. Criminal is a brand new procedural told entirely via police interviews. The series will focus on 12 cases, taking place in 4 different countries, which means it will feature a big cast, and tense subjects. It might not be based on a true story, but Criminal will definitely have true crime fans hooked.

'The Lake House' — Coming Sept. 1

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2019 is the year of Keanu Reeves, so it's only right that one of his more underrated films, The Lake House, is coming to Netflix this September. The 2006 movie stars Reeves and Sandra Bullock as star crossed lovers who live in the same house — only years apart. They communicate only through letters thanks to a magic mail box. It's basically the sappy, romantic, nostalgic movie of everyone's dreams.

Of course, there's also plenty of content leaving Netflix in September, which means it will also be a month of saying goodbye to some of your most beloved films and shows. Here's everything you should watch before it leaves Netflix in September.

'Hercules' — Leaving Sept. 1

Disney

As we prepare for the launch of Disney+, the studio's exclusive streaming service, Disney is slowly moving various movies and TV shows off Netflix. And, sadly, this September, that means it's time to say goodbye to many classics, including Hercules. So, if you want to watch this animated demigod go from "Zero to Hero," just make sure you press play before Sept. 1.

'Mulan' — Leaving Sept. 1

Disney

Disney's iconic animated movie, Mulan, is also leaving Netflix this September, which means fans hoping to catch up on the classic before the live-action Mulan hits theaters will have to do so sooner rather than later. Also, don't forget, Mushu won't be in the live-action version, which means this could be your last shot to see the talking dragon in action.

'Pocahontas' — Leaving Sept. 1

Disney

Pocahontas might be one of the most problematic Disney animated films in the cannon, with it's completely fictionalized take on the relationship between Pocahontas and John Smith and simplistic view of the tensions between Native Americans and British colonizers. But, it's also a story that's about a woman who follows her heart, and doesn't let any cultural differences get in the way of what she wants.

'Magic Mike' — Leaving Sept. 1

Warner Bros.

Not only did Magic Mike help launch the McConaissance, but it also helped Channing Tatum transition from Step-Up heartthrob to serious actor and producer. Oh, and it gave the world the male stripper saga it deserves. That said, Magic Mike is much more of a character study than a dance movie, so don't press play if you're looking for a wild, Magic Mike XXL-like romp.

'Revolutionary Road' — Leaving Sept. 1

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunited on screen in the 2008 drama adapted from the novel by Richard Yates. The two actors star as a married couple, Frank and April, who are struggling to keep their marriage together and find happiness in suburban family life. It's a complex examination of a marriage crumbling in the 1940s, and, though it might be tough to watch, it's also an excellent showcase of two actors at the top of their game.

'Carol' — Leaving Sept. 20

The Weinstein Company

Carol is another intense love story about two people who feel trapped by circumstance and societal norms, albeit a very different one than Revolutionary Road. The film tells the story of a taboo affair between Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara). The movie is a glorious period piece — it takes place in 1950, and audiences agree, the set design and costumes are excellent — and a heartbreaking romance.

'Music and Lyrics' — Leaving Sept. 1

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This underrated rom-com of the late 2000s stars Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore as a mis-matched pair of songwriters. The movie is a gem, full of hilarious '80s pop references and the quirky charms that made both actors such huge stars to begin with. And, as a bonus, the movie also features some great original music.

'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' — Leaving Sept. 1

Columbia Pictures

Another underrated gem, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist will be leaving Netflix on Sept. 1. The film starred Michael Cera and Kat Dennings as two teenagers on the loose in New York City, looking for an underground concert of their favorite band. The two end up on a wild adventure in the city, and find each other along the way. In other words, it's basically your teen indie angst as a movie.

'The Fast and the Furious' — Leaving Sept. 1

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The ride that started it all. The Fast and the Furious will leave Netflix on Sept. 1, so if you were planning to relive the early 2000s and the birth of this Fast family, then you better do it, well, fast.

'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' — Leaving Sept. 1

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift reinvigorated the Fast and Furious franchise, proving that the film had room to grow and welcome new characters, like Han, who was introduced in this film before emerging as a fan favorite in later installments. Even if it's not your favorite FF film, it's definitely one worth watching before it leaves Netflix.

'Portlandia' Seasons 1-5 — Leaving Sept. 24

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The first five seasons of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's truly strange and hilarious television show, Portlandia, are leaving Netflix in September. So, if you were planning on marathoning the unique show, you might want to consider pressing play now.

'The Hangover' — Leaving Sept. 1

Warner Bros. Pictures

Say what you will about The Hangover, but there's no denying that the Bachelor party comedy is a classic in its own right. And that classic is leaving Netflix on Sept. 1. The movie helped introduce the world to Zach Galifianakis and made Bradley Cooper a movie star, so, in a way, you have The Hangover to thank for your obsessive love of "Shallow."

'Bachelorette' — Leaving Sept. 26

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If The Hangover isn't your thing, try Bachelorette. The dark comedy is sort of like a less gross, more biting version of a wild night out before a wedding. Bachelorette stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan, and the trio truly cannot be stopped.

'The Dark Knight' — Leaving Sept. 1

Warner Bros. Pictures

Sadly, both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are leaving Netflix Sept. 1, which means fans of Christopher Nolan's trilogy might want to watch the two dark takes on the Batman soon. Especially if you have plans to see Joaquin Phoenix's take on the Joker when his film hits theaters this fall.

'Parenthood' Season 1-6 — Leaving Sept. 25

NBC

Parenthood deserved so much more love than it got when it was on the air, and Netflix helped bring the fantastic NBC drama to a wider audience. It's sad to see it go, but on the bright side, hopefully knowing it's leaving will get more people to watch before it disappears.

And, in case that's not enough to look out for, here's everything coming and leaving Netflix in September of 2019.

What's Coming

Sept. 1

  • 300
  • 68 Kill
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Dante's Peak
  • Elena
  • For the Birds
  • Igor
  • Loo Loo Kids: Johnny & 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
  • Mystic River
  • Olmo & The Seagull
  • Open Season
  • Rebel in the Rye
  • Scream — Season 3
  • Serial Killer with Piers Morgan — Season 1
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • Stripes
  • Superbad
  • The Lake House
  • The Last Exorcism
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Saint
  • The Taking of Pelham 123
  • The Walking Dead — Season 9
  • Uncle Naji in UAE
  • You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Sept. 4

  • The World We Make

Sept. 6

  • Archibald's Next Big Thing
  • Article 15
  • Elite — Season 2
  • Hip-Hop Evolution — Season 3
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father — Season 3
  • The Spy

Sept. 9

  • Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

Sept. 10

  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Evelyn
  • Shameless — Season 9
  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020

Sept. 12

  • The I-Land
  • The Mind, Explained
  • Turbo

Sept. 13

  • The Chef Show — Volume 2
  • Head Count
  • Hello Privilege, It's Me, Chelsea
  • I'm Sorry — Season 2
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato
  • The Ranch — Part 7
  • Tall Girl
  • Unbelievable

Sept. 14

  • We have Always Lived in the Castle

Sept. 15

  • Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison
  • Steal a Pencil for Me
  • Surviving R. Kelly — Season 1

Sept. 17

  • Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  • The Last Kids on Earth

Sept. 18

  • Come and Find Me

Sept. 19

  • Océans

Sept. 20

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie
  • Criminal
  • Daddy Issues
  • Disenchantment — Part 2
  • Fastest Car — Season 2
  • Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
  • Las del hockey

Sept. 21

  • Sarah's Key

Sept. 23

  • Team Kaylie

Sept. 24

  • American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  • Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself

Sept. 25

  • Abstract: The Art of Design — Season 2
  • Birders
  • El recluso
  • Furie
  • Glitch — Season 3

Sept. 26

  • Explained — Season 2
  • The Grandmaster

Sept. 27

  • Bard of Blood
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders
  • El marginal — Season 3
  • In The Shadow of the Moon
  • Locked Up — Season 4
  • The Politician
  • Skylines
  • Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury
  • Vis a vis — Season 4

Sept. 30

  • Gotham — Season 5
  • Mo Gilligan: Momentum

What's Leaving

Sept. 1

  • The Fast and the Furious
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Angels & Demons
  • Baby Animals in the Wild — Season 1
  • Batman Begins
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Californiacation — Seasons 1-7
  • Eight Legged Freaks
  • Emma
  • Ghost Ship
  • Gothika
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Hercules
  • High-Rise
  • 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 First Monday in May
  • The Hangover

Sept. 4

  • Kicking and Screaming

Sept. 6

  • Honey 3

Sept. 9

  • Leroy & Stitch
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch

Sept. 14

  • Disney's Pocahontas
  • Tulip Fever

Sept. 15

  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries — Series 1-3

Sept. 16

  • Super Genius — Season 1
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

Sept. 20

  • Carol

Sept. 23

  • The Mysteries of Laura — Season 2

Sept. 24

  • Portlandia — Seasons 1-5

Sept. 25

  • Parenthood — Seasons 1-6

Sept. 26

  • Bachelorette
  • Night School