Best new movies and TV series on Netflix Australia: September 2020


Each month, loads of new films and TV shows are added to Netflix Australia‘s library. Critic Craig Mathieson presents his picks for titles worth watching. For the full list of everything arriving on the platform, scroll down. Also check out our top 50 movies on Netflix list.

Top picks: TV

Away season one (September 4)

Dual Academy Award winner Hilary Swank headlines this interplanetary drama as Emma Green, the American astronaut entrusted with the command of an international mission to Mars. The demands of duty and the promise of lifelong ambition come up against the sacrifices of family, as she has to leave her husband Matt (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter Alexis (Talitha Bateman) for three years.

Creator Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful) folds in spaceship struggles and family longing for all of the multinational crew, and it comes with impeccable mentors in Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) as an executive producer and filmmaker Ed Zwick (Blood Diamond) directing the first episode.

The Duchess season one (September 11)

Turns out spiky British comedies created by expatriate Canadian comics is a genre—and Netflix has it cornered. After Mae Martin’s Feel Good (well worth catching up with), stand-up star and panel show regular Katherine Ryan transitions to a 21st century sitcom.

Ryan’s fictional character, Katherine, is an unconventional London fashion industry insider and single parent who decides that she wants to add to the close bond with her beloved nine-year-old daughter by having another child. Doubtful about letting a man back into her life, her anarchic options include sperm donation, her hopeful Australian boyfriend (Steen Raskopoulos) and her daughter’s father (Rory Keenan).

Criminal: UK season two (September 16)

A second season dropping bang on a year after the first launched is a sure sign Netflix knows it has a popular franchise. The first instalment of Criminal UK astutely narrowed the crime procedural down to a single tense interview room encounter between British police detectives and a suspect. Each episode in the anthology series was a different case, although the team of detectives rotated through the episodes, with the concept allowing for tense exchanges and a fraught dynamic.

While the law enforcement cast are returning for the second season, presumably along with more scripted hints of their outside connections, the accused haven’t been announced. After the exemplary performances given by the likes of David Tennant and Hayley Atwell in season one, a high standard has been set.

Ratched season one (September 18)

Netflix’s backing for Hollywood shock auteur Ryan Murphy continues with this extended prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which focuses on the origins of the malignant antagonist from Milos Forman’s 1975 film: psychiatric hospital head nurse Mildred Ratched.

Newcomer Evan Romansky is the show’s creator, but the plot and tone feel more connected to earlier Murphy works—particularly the American Horror Story franchise—than his recent Netflix titles The Politician and Hollywood. Romansky produces the season and directs the first episode. In telling how Ratched began as a psychiatric nurse the key role goes to a Murphy favourite, Sarah Paulson. A stellar supporting cast includes Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Corey Stoll.

Top Picks: Movies + Specials

Love, Guaranteed (September 3)

Hoping to build on the romantic comedy plaudits it won for Set it Up, Netflix has another high concept and old school take on the genre with this tale of a disgruntled dating service client, Nick (Damon Wayans Jr) who hires a scrappy young lawyer (Rachael Leigh Cook) to sue an online behemoth after 986 dates fall short of his expectations. None of us will be shocked if the two discover true love on their way to the courtroom, where Heather Graham’s imperious CEO opposes them. It’s up to director Mark Steven Johnson to give the sassy sidekicks and third act crisis a fresh feel.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (September 4)

Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has had a fragmented directing career. This psychological horror film—although genres never hold firm with Kaufman—continues an unconventional line begun by 2008’s sprawling, surreal Synecdoche, New York and 2015 stop-motion animation drama Anomalisa.

Rising English star Jessie Buckley (Beast) plays a young woman who joins her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) in visiting his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis) at their farm. The longer the trip goes, the more uncertain she becomes of her own reality. That’s a recurring element in Kaufman’s work, but this time it appears to be without his trademark black humour.

The Devil All the Time (September 16)

With Biblical fervour and vintage evil to the fore, there’s a strain of period rural noir that Hollywood has long been drawn to. Following in the wake of Michael Winterbottom’s controversial The Killer Inside Me, Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) co-writes and directs this adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s acclaimed 2011 novel about a young man who feels the forces of wrongdoing coalescing around him.

Tom Holland puts his Spider-man suit aside to play the protagonist from the backblocks of 1960s Ohio, Arvin Russell, with a stacked cast—hopefully held back from overly ripe performances—that includes Jason Clarke and Riley Keough as a murderous couple, Sebastian Stan as a corrupt sheriff and Robert Pattinson as a fallen priest. Actually, the odds on Pattinson holding back are fairly long. Go for it, Rob.

Enola Holmes (September 23)

Now this looks like an absolute tonic. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown goes period punk playing the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) in this 19th century adventure. Raised to be an independent woman with all the skills and disregard for convention bestowed on her brothers, Enola is thrust into the wider world when the mother who empowered her (Helena Bonham-Cart) goes missing.

All titles arriving on Netflix Australia in September

September 1

La Partita: A single football match played on a dirt pitch in suburban Rome centers this story of a poor community struggling with ethical and moral dilemmas.

Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions: Stand-up comedian, actor and “Last Comic Standing” winner Felipe Esparza digs deeper into his past in his first Netflix Original comedy specials, Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones. Filmed in Santa Ana, California as two separate performances – one in English and one in Spanish – the specials showcase Esparza’s edgy style of humor as the perfect vehicle to weave through difficult anecdotes of his childhood and mistakes in his adult life with ease. Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions and Felipe Esparza: Malas Decisiones launch globally on Netflix on September 1, 2020.

The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!: In this interactive special, you’ll find your calling at Baby Corp by making choices and carrying out missions as part of a virtual aptitude test.

True: Friendship Day: When a giant Grippity-Grab snags Grizelda’s friendship bracelet and turns her into a mermaid, True heads under the sea with magic wishes to save the day.

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices: Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of twelve five minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience. Hosted by Marley Dias (author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign), the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action — providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content.

A Star Is Born: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Anastasia: The evil wizard Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd) puts a hex on the royal Romanovs and young Anastasia (Meg Ryan) disappears when their palace is overrun. Years later, the Grand Duchess (Angela Lansbury) offers a reward for Anastasia’s return. Two scheming Russians (John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer), planning to pawn off a phony, hold auditions and choose an orphan girl with a remarkable resemblance to the missing princess. They bring her to Paris for the reward, not knowing she’s the real Anastasia.

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2: Five young recruits from Cybertron train to be rescue bots at The Rescue Bots Academy on Earth. Hot Shot, Whirl, Hoist, Medix and Wedge learn the value of teamwork, courage and friendship as they pass simulated and real rescue challenges.

Dudley Do-Right: Based on the cartoon, this live-action comedy follows the adventures of Dudley Do-Right (Brendan Fraser), an enthusiastic, if somewhat dim, Canadian Mountie. When Dudley’s childhood crush, Nell Fenwick (Sarah Jessica Parker), returns to their hometown in the mountains, he is eager to spend time with her, but his attempts at courting her are foiled by the villainous Snidely Whiplash (Alfred Molina), who is up to his usual schemes. Can Dudley win Nell’s heart and curtail Snidely’s wicked ways?

Mean Girls: Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

Scooby-Doo: Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.

Curse of Chucky: Out for revenge, Chucky (Brad Dourif) the killer doll infiltrates the family of a woman, her sister and her young niece.

Chasing Liberty: Anna Foster (Mandy Moore), code-named “Liberty,” the daughter of the president of the United States (Mark Harmon), can’t get the Secret Service off her back when she goes on dates with boys. Accompanying her father on a state visit to Prague, she eludes her protectors and meets a handsome British boy, Ben Calder (Matthew Goode), with whom she embarks on a romantic journey across Europe. But there’s something she doesn’t know about Ben: He’s a Secret Service agent.

Mean Girls 2: After a clique of girls makes life difficult, a new student (Meaghan Martin) forms a rival group to take control of the school’s corridors.

September 2

Freaks – You’re One of Us: A working mom discovers she has superhero powers, suppressed by years of medication, and joins forces with two others like her to better the world.

Chef’s Table: BBQ: The critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. Featured chefs and pitmasters include Tootsie Tomantez, an 85-year-old grandmother who still shovels the coals at her Texas restaurant; Lennox Hastie, a remarkable Australian chef who sources all of his ingredients from the Outback; Rodney Scott of South Carolina, who is known for his whole hog barbecue; and Rosalia Chay Chuc, a traditional Mayan chef who serves Cochinita Pibil out of her Mexico home.

Bad Boy Billionaires: India: This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up — and ultimately brought down — India’s most infamous tycoons.

September 3

Young Wallander: An incendiary hate-crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.

Love, Guaranteed: To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other.

Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre: Brazilian comedian Afonso Padilha dives into his humble beginnings and digs out hilarious stories about his childhood in this very personal set.

Bumblebee: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.

September 4

Away: As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2: The PALs return to the Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy, where a new term brings big mysteries, fresh friendships and a chance to save the school!

The Theory of Everything: In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

Ride Along: For two years, security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has tried to convince James (Ice Cube), a veteran cop, that he is worthy of James’ sister, Angela. When Ben is finally accepted into the police academy, James decides to test his mettle by inviting him along on a shift deliberately designed to scare the trainee. However, events take an unexpected turn when their wild night leads to Atlanta’s most-notorious criminal and Ben’s rapid-fire mouth proves as dangerous as the bullets whizzing by them.

The Good Liar: Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

Last Vegas: Aging pals Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. When Billy finally proposes to his much-younger girlfriend, all four friends go to Las Vegas to celebrate the end of Billy’s longtime bachelorhood and relive their glory days. However, the four quickly realize that the intervening decades have changed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they had not imagined.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

A Million Ways to Die in the West: Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) feels certain that the Western frontier is trying to kill him, then he loses his girlfriend, Louise (Amanda Seyfried), to the town’s most successful businessman. However, a beautiful, pistol-packing woman named Anna (Charlize Theron) rides into town and helps Albert find his inner courage. Then Stark must put his newfound bravery to the test when Anna’s outlaw husband arrives with plans to plant him in an unmarked grave.

September 7

Record of Youth: This drama follows the lives of three people in today’s fashion industry. While dreams are a luxury not everyone can afford, this trio’s youthful passion spurs them on to make them come true.

My Octopus Teacher: An unusual friendship develops between a filmmaker and an octopus living in a South African kelp forest that shares the mysteries of its world.

The Dark Knight Rises: It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.

September 8

StarBeam: Season 2: From the selfish Captain Fishbeard to the sullen Miserable Marla, it’s up to can-do kid superhero StarBeam to stop all the baddies and save the day.

September 9

Get Organized with The Home Edit: Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives. Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims co-produce.

Mignonnes: Amy, 11 years old, tries to escape family dysfunction by joining a free-spirited dance clique named “Cuties,” as they become aware of their own femininity through dance.

Corazón loco: Fernando is a family man — equally committed to each of his two families. But one wrong turn brings them crashing together.

The Social Dilemma: We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.

La Línea: Shadow of Narco: Go inside La Línea, the Spanish beach town turned into Europe’s drug trafficking hub, and meet the law enforcement officials determined to change that.

September 10

The Gift: Season 2: Reckoning with a different world, Atiye races against time to realize her destiny as the mysterious syndicate behind Serdar threatens the future.

The Babysitter: Killer Queen: Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole’s trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.

Julie and the Phantoms: Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms — a trio of ghostly guys — become the band they were never able to be.

The Idhun Chronicles: After a necromancer takes over the magical world of Idhun, two adolescent earthlings help fight an assassin sent to kill all Idhunese refugees on Earth.

September 11

The Duchess: Katherine Ryan stars as a single mom who’s weighing whether to have a child with her nemesis: her daughter’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?

Family Business: Season 2: Forced to choose between growing weed and raising his kids, Joe tries to convince his family to quit the business, setting off a wild chain of events.

Se busca papá: What does a thrill-seeker tween girl do when her mom forbids her to enter a BMX race? Cast a struggling actor with nothing to lose to play her dad.

Pets United: A group of selfish pets are stranded in their luxury hangout when the machines that run Robo City go wild and take over, forcing all humans to flee for their lives. The pets must team up with strays to survive and save their homes, their city and maybe even the world.

September 14

Close Enough: A married couple tries to keep ⁠— and stay ⁠— cool as they move on from partying in their 20s to parenting in their 30s in this adult animated series.

Now You See Me 2: After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson) known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world’s computers. Meanwhile, vengeful FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) hatches his own plot against Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), the man he blames for the death of his father.

September 15

Taco Chronicles: Volume 2: Many of the most popular taco styles have long, rich, little-known histories. Explore some of them in Season 2 of this eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure.

Michael McIntyre: Showman: Award-winning television presenter Michael McIntyre makes his Netflix Original Stand-up comedy special debut with Michael McIntyre: Showman. Fresh off his ‘Big World Tour,’ which included over 120 shows across the globe, the comedic superstar recalls international encounters like avoiding shark attacks in Australia, New Zealanders’ strange relationship with vowels, and the difference between performing for a US audience vs. a British audience. Filmed at the London Palladium – one of the most famous theatres in London’s West End, Michael McIntyre: Showman premieres globally on September 15, 2020.

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice: A two-year-old girl from Bangkok — nicknamed “Einz” — became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab. Her head and brain now rest inside a tank in Arizona. Hope Frozen follows the family who made this unorthodox decision. The girl’s father, a laser scientist, yearns to give Einz the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body. He instills this dream inside his son, a 15-year-old whiz kid named Matrix, who wants to be a part of reviving his little sister. But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family’s radical hope in science.

Izzy’s Koala World: Follow 11-year-old Izzy and her veterinarian mother as they rescue koalas and form remarkable friendships with animals on their Australian island.

The Rainmaker: Struggling new attorney Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) resorts to working for a shady lawyer (Mickey Rourke), where he meets paralegal Deck Shifflet (Danny DeVito). When the insurance company of Dot Black (Mary Kay Place) refuses her dying son coverage, Baylor and Shifflet team up to fight the corrupt corporation, taking on its callous lawyer (Jon Voight). Meanwhile, Baylor becomes involved with Kelly Riker (Claire Danes), an abused wife, whose husband complicates matters when he confronts Baylor.

Last Holiday: The discovery that she has a terminal illness prompts introverted saleswoman Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) to reflect on what she realizes has been an overly cautious life. So Georgia withdraws her life savings and jets off to Europe where she lives like a millionaire. Upbeat and passionate, Georgia charms everybody she meets, including renowned Chef Didier (Gérard Depardieu). The only one missing from her new life is her longtime crush Sean Matthews (LL Cool J).

September 16

Baby: Season 3: Chiara and Ludovica form an unlikely friendship as they struggle to find their place and search for love at a high school in an exclusive Rome neighborhood.

MeatEater: Season 9: Steve’s latest hunt-to-table adventures include eventful trips to Colorado, Texas and Wyoming — where he prepares savory dishes.

Signs: Season 2: As Trela struggles with personal trauma, Ada takes over his responsibilities at the station. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger comes to town.

Criminal: UK: Season 2: Within the walls of an interrogation room and with time running out, London investigators go after three suspects, each accused of a grievous crime, in another season of this cat-and-mouse drama.

Sing On!: Hosted by the hilarious and talented Tituss Burgess, this eight-episode series is a karaoke-lover’s dream. In each themed episode, six contestants belt out the biggest hits from that genre while being judged by a vocal analyzer comparing their vocal performance to the original artist’s. The more they sing in tune, the more cash they add to a collective jackpot worth up to $60,000. The first round is worth $10,000 and lyrics are randomly assigned so contestants must be ready for anything – the highest scoring contestant moves on, while the remaining singers vote one fellow contestant out. For five more rounds, the stakes get higher and the jackpot gets bigger, and the final two contestants face off in a head-to-head battle to win the grand prize. Perfect for an at-home sing-a-long, viewers of all ages will find themselves off the couch, belting their favorite tunes and having a sing-off of their own.

The Paramedic: After an accident puts him in a wheelchair, Ángel decides to get even with those who betrayed him, particularly the woman who left when he needed her.

The Devil All The Time: In an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel.

Challenger: The Final Flight: The Challenger space shuttle was launched and landed nine times before breaking apart 73 seconds into its 10th mission on Jan. 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members including a civilian school teacher.

September 17

The Last Word: In the aftermath of her husband’s death, a woman unexpectedly finds a new source of energy and a lust for life – as she becomes a professional eulogist to the surprise of her family and friends.

Dragon’s Dogma: Resurrected as an Arisen, Ethan sets out to vanquish the Dragon that took his heart, but with every demon he battles, the more he loses his humanity.

Friends: Season 1 – 10: Friends is a 90’s Comedy TV show, based in Manhattan, about 6 friends who go through just about every life experience imaginable together; love, marriage, divorce, children, heartbreaks, fights, new jobs and job losses and all sorts of drama.

September 18

Ratched: This dramatic prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” follows the character Nurse Ratched.

American Barbecue Showdown: American Barbecue Showdown is an eight episode food competition series that follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion. The series is hosted by Rutledge Wood and Lyric Lewis, with judging duties falling on barbecue legends Kevin Bludso and Melissa Cookston. Each episode, Kevin and Melissa will task the cookers with a challenge that will test their barbecue skills in ways they couldn’t possibly imagine. From unique meats to old school techniques, they will have to prove they have the skills to smoke another day.

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island.

September 20

Peter Rabbit: Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

September 21

A Love Song for Latasha: Latasha Harlins was 15 when she was wrongfully killed by Soon Ja Du, 13 days after the brutal beating of Rodney King. Du was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter but received no jail time. The death of Latasha was a leading catalyst for the 1992 LA Riots.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: His genius finally recognized by his idol Chester V, inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) gets to join Chester’s company, where he can work full-time on technologies to help mankind. However, Flint soon discovers that his most-famous machine, which turns water into food, is still operating but now creates animal/vegetable hybrids. With the fate of humanity in Flint’s hands, he and his friends set out to save the world from tacodiles, shrimpanzees and other deliciously dangerous creatures.

September 22

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 4: Jovial comic Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, chronicle more travel misadventures in another season of this unscripted comedy.

The Playbook: The Playbook profiles legendary coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life. Through emotional and in-depth interviews, each coach reveals the critical moments in their personal lives and careers that ultimately helped form their coaching philosophies. Featured coaches include the Los Angeles Clippers’ Doc Rivers; two-time FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, the winningest coach in U.S. soccer history; Premier League’s José Mourinho, one of the most decorated football managers of all time; Serena Williams’ famed tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou; and hall of fame basketball player and coach Dawn Staley. The Playbook is produced by SpringHill Company, Delirio Films and Boardwalk Pictures.

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 3: It’s another season of solving problems for monkey mechanic Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force.

Mighty Express: In a playful world crisscrossed by railway tracks, a team of locomotives and their kid pals keep things moving and get deliveries through no matter what!

September 23

Enola Holmes: When Enola Holmes — Sherlock’s teen sister — discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

September 24

Romance On The Menu: Romance on the Menu follows New York restaurateur, Caroline Wilson (played by popular Canadian actress Cindy Busby) who inherits her aunt’s cafe in Lemon Myrtle Cove, Australia. In her bid to renovate the business before selling, she begins to fall in love with the place, its people, and in particular, a charming local chef, Simon Cook (Wonderland’s Tim Ross). Caroline is invigorated and inspired by her time in Australia and begins to re-evaluate her life. With her ex-fiancé begging for her to take him back, and pressing work commitments at her New York restaurant, Caroline is faced with a life-changing decision: should she give up her New York life and stay in Lemon Myrtle Cove, or return to the big city?

The Chef Show: Season 2: It’s another season with Jon Favreau and Roy Choi mixing with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends for great conversation as they work together to make delicious food.

September 25

The School Nurse Files: Eun-young might seem like an ordinary school nurse, but behind her mundane appearance is her supernatural ability to see monsters (ectoplasm) as jelly figures. When she’s appointed to a new high school, she quickly discovers mysterious secrets that threaten the students and fights alongside her fellow teacher In-pyo, the handsome heir to the school.

Sneakerheads: This scripted series focuses on sneaker collectors, resellers and flippers.

Country-Ish: COUNTRY-ISH follows country singer Coffey Anderson and his hip-hop dancer wife Criscilla as they raise their children and navigate their opposite country vs. city perspectives of life and parenting. They’ve amassed a large social following with videos reaching more than 50 million people who fall in love with their family. Perfectly relatable—and at the same time filled with one-of-a-kind humor and heart – each half house episode highlights their unique personalities as they navigate everyday life in a far-from-the-country locale – Los Angeles.

A Perfect Crime: In April 1991, Detlev Rohwedder, the head of Treuhand, the East German Privatization and Restructuring Agency, was assassinated in Dusseldorf. An inspection of the scene revealed three cartridge cases, a plastic chair, a towel and a letter claiming responsibility by the Red Army Faction (RAF), a radical left terrorist group that killed 33 people between 1971 and 1993. To this day, the assassin has never been identified.

Kick-Ass: Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to reinvent himself as a superhero — despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself “Kick-Ass,” and gets to work fighting crime. He joins forces with the father/daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy and Hit Girl, then befriends another fledgling crime-fighter called Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), but a scheming mobster soon puts their alliance to the test.

Proud Mary: Mary is a professional assassin who works for Benny, a ruthless gangster who heads an organized crime family in Boston. Her life gets completely turned around when she crosses paths with a 12-year-old boy named Danny during her latest hit. Mary’s desire to save Danny from the streets and a sadistic drug dealer soon causes an all-out turf war that forces her to do what she does best — and take down whoever stands in her way.

September 28

Whose Vote Counts, Explained: Fears about the voting process being rigged — by powerful donors and corporations, gerrymandering, the Electoral College, voter suppression, fraud at the ballot box, and the ways votes are counted — are untangled in this docuseries.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn): It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

Instant Family: When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family.

September 29

Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia: Michelle Buteau, the scene stealing queen of Netflix, delivers the night out we all need right now in her uproariously funny new special Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia. Letting loose with a goblet of frosé in hand, she delivers a dynamic hour of comedy that delves into parenthood, cultural difference, and the overlooked value of short men. Her refreshingly honest approach reminds us to appreciate government workers named Otis and, most importantly, that character counts.

September 30

American Murder: The Family Next Door: The true-crime story of Chris Watts and the murder of his wife and two young daughters is told through the camera footage that led to his capture.

Undated

Private Lives: In a world where data is no longer private, con artists uncover a sinister surveillance scheme headed by the government and a greedy corporation.

GIMS: On the Record: Go backstage with beloved rap superstar Gims in the year leading up to his major 2019 Stade de France performance in this up-close documentary.

ARASHI’s Diary Voyage ep12: In the lead-up to their 20th anniversary, the guys open up about going digital and the challenges of launching their official social media accounts.


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