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Netflix in September 2021: the best new films and TV shows streaming this autumn

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There is an abundance of new TV shows and films to watch on Netflix this September, including Midnight Mass, The Chestnut Man, and Sex Education’s much-awaited third season.

September is now in full swing, and Netflix has been keeping us stocked with a bundle of must-watch films and TV shows just in time for those cosy autumnal nights in.

We have a terrifying new horror series to sink our teeth into, thanks to Midnight Mass, as well as new seasons of Money Heist, Sex Education, and Dear White People. And there’s also a documentary or two in the mix, as well as the odd slushy romcom (because, let’s face it, we can always do with another slushy romcom). 

With all that to enjoy and more, here’s our pick of what’s new on Netflix this month.

Please note that this article will be updated regularly to include new titles.

Afterlife Of The Party – 2 September

When a social butterfly (Victoria Justice) dies during her birthday week, she’s given a chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones, and most importantly, prove that she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky.

Money Heist: Season 5 – 3 September

The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. Everything that could possibly have gone wrong has, indeed, gone wrong. And, to make things even worse, a new enemy has come on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army. 

“The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war,” promises Netflix. 

Worth – 3 September

Based on true events, this emotional drama sees lawyer Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) learn a lesson in empathy when he is forced to battle cynicism, bureaucracy and politics in his bid to help the victims of 9/11. But how can he ever hope to compensate those families who suffered incalculable losses as a result of the attacks on the Twin Towers?

JJ+E – 8 September

This romantic drama, set in Stockholm, follows two young people living together in a city but living very different lives.

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali – 9 September

Blood Brothers will explore the friendship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali.

This new documentary, inspired by the book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X, offers up another side to the legendary icons thanks to its never-before-seen archival footage.

Prey – 10 September

In this unsettling horror, a hiking trip into the wild turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter.

Kate – 10 September

This action thriller follows Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But, when she discovers that she’s been poisoned and has less than 24 hours to exact revenge, she finds herself forming an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims.

Lucifer: Season 6 – 10 September

We’ve finally reached the teary final season of Lucifer, and it seems the world is beginning to unravel without a God. Surely this should be exactly what the devil wants, right? So why is he hesitating?

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals – 14 September

With an eye for every budget and style of travel, three experts take you inside The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. The second season of this series will showcase more incredible properties around the world and the life changing experiences they have to offer.

You vs Wild: Out Cold – 14 September

Fancy another interactive adventure with Bear Grylls? This one sees his plane crash in the ice ravaged mountains, leaving an amnesiac Bear desperate to save himself and the pilot from the harsh winter elements. Can you help guide him over huge rock walls, through freezing dark tunnels, and sneak past creepy wildlife creatures to safety?

Schumacher – 15 September

As you’ve probably guessed from the title, this F1 documentary shines a light on Michael Schumacher and his sporting career.

Sex Education: Season 3 – 17 September

Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn in Sex Education.
Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn in Sex Education.

It’s a new year, which means we can expect some casual sex, true love declarations, feminist awakenings, commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and plenty more unexpected surprises. We can’t wait!

Ankahi Kahaniya – 17 September

Ankahi Kahaniya
Ankahi Kahaniya gives us three tales of love, loss and longing.

Cities are a hard place to live in, especially when you’re not in love. Or, y’know, looking for it or losing it. In Ankahi Kahaniya, three acclaimed directors of Bollywood give us their take on this complex emotion, in all its messy glory.

Love On The Spectrum: Season 2 – 21 September

Continuing to tell the stories of people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships, this season represents an even wider range of people and personalities, showing just how diverse the autism spectrum really is.

Intrusion – 22 September

When a husband and wife move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatised and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem.

Dear White People: Season 4 – 22 September

Set against the backdrop of senior year at Winchester as well as a not-so-distant, post-pandemic future, the fourth and final season of Dear White People promises to shake things up with its 90s-inspired musical extravaganza.

Confessions of an Invisible Girl – 22 September

Directed by Bruno Garotti, this Brazilian romcom sees a 16-year-old girl forced to start over at a new school.

Ganglands – 24 September

When Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, they find themselves forced to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.

Midnight Mass – 24 September

In Midnight Mass, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?

From The Haunting Of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford), the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater), a series of seemingly miraculous events – and some frightening omens, too. Spooky stuff, right?

Kota Factory: Season 2 – 24 September

Kota Factory, the first black and white web series of India, revolves around Kota – its students, its people and its coaching industry. The show depicts this universe through the eyes of Vaibhav, a vulnerable teenager, and Jeetu Bhaiya, a modern-day Dronacharya, as they prepare for a series of competitive exams. 

The Starling – 24 September

In The Starling, Melissa McCarthy’s Lilly struggles to deal with her own guilt when her husband leaves to get help with his grief.

As if Lilly’s troubles weren’t bad enough, a starling bird that has nested in her backyard begins to harass and attack her. This starling comes to represent all of Lilly’s problems, and she becomes comically obsessed with killing it.

Thankfully, though, Lilly eventually finds guidance from Larry, a quirky psychologist-turned veterinarian with a troubled past of his own. Will their unique and unlikely friendship helps steer them both back into the light once more?

Ada Twist, Scientist – 28 September

Ada Twist is the pint-sized heroine in the Obamas’ new animated series, as she does her utmost best to unravel and solve mysteries for her friends and family. But our curious lead soon discovered that science isn’t just about learning how and why and what… it’s about putting that knowledge into action to make the world a better place.

Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! – 28 September

In this one-off comedy special from Charlie Brooker, host Rob Lowe takes a look back at some of the most famous films in cinematic history as he invites viewers to examine the funny, weird and controversial Hollywood clichés filmmakers can’t help but use time and time again.

The Chestnut Man – 29 September

The Chestnut Man is Netflix's new Nordic noir series
The Chestnut Man: we’re already obsessed with Netflix’s new Nordic noir series

Set in Copenhagen, The Chestnut Man plunges us headfirst into a terrifying murder investigation. A body has been found in a children’s playground – with one of its hands missing. And hanging above the body is the killer’s calling card; a “chestnut man” – basically a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts.

Will ambitious young detective Naia Thulin be able to solve the case, before the murderer takes another life?

Sounds Like Love – 29 September

Based on Elísabet Benavent’s bestselling novel series, this Spanish romcom sees a 30-year-old vows to move forward with her life after finding herself stuck as an assistant.

No One Gets Out Alive – 29 September

In this malevolent horror, a young woman eagerly signs on as a tenant for a reasonably-priced apartment – only to begin hearings odd noises in the night. As the property’s strange presence grows more hostile with each passing night, it’s not long before our heroine begins to wonder if she will escape with her life…

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.

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