After an eventful August with the release of new seasons of its original series such as GLOW, Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why, Sacred Games and a huge lineup added to its gigantic library of content, Netflix is surely on a roll. There seems to be no stopping the king of streaming services as September looks to add more beloved classics and new original products as well. In this list, we look at 10 (or maybe more) reasons why you should keep your subscription to the network.
Superbad (September 1)
Everybody wants a good old teen party classic and Greg Mottola’s Superbad perfectly fits the description. This modern classic comedy written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is one of the best coming-of-age comedies of the 21st century. With the success of Booksmart this year (which is co-produced by Netflix and released in France last May), it’s only fitting to give the fans back a treat with the movie that inspired countless teen comedies in the next decade. The breakout performances by Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is just flat out insane and hilarious that gets better and better everytime.
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The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers & The Return of The King (September 1)
Movie series always have an issue with streaming services. Every library differs in each region but if you’re lucky, you might just get two of the best fantasy films of all time with these entries from arguably the most successful trilogy of all-time. Journey your way across Middle-earth in these award-winning epics that withstood and will always withstand the test of time. No other epic collision in film will be safe from obscurity as long as this series reigns supreme.
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The Spy (September 6)
Based on true events, this thrilling espionage miniseries made actor and satire genius Sacha Baron-Cohen shed a new spirit that is very different from his other personas. Playing as Eli Cohen, a Mossad spy which has no relation to him by the way, showcased Sacha’s untapped range as an actor. Playing a more serious and mature role, this new Netflix original did not relive the events of Eli’s mission in Syria but also gave us Sacha Baron-Cohen’s best performance in a really long time.
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Tall Girl (September 13)
This upcoming Netflix original film takes a very basic plot put an interesting concept of what could be the views and insecurities of a girl with a staggering height. Despite its predictable nature, hopefully there lies a good message for girls of the same age and situation to fully maximize the opportunity and hype. Netflix may have a sea of predictable and mediocre original content, Tall Girl could be one of those or could be more. The thing we are looking for the most is the treatment of the protagonist’s problem, which is dealing with her insecurities brought by her stature. This is the only string that will pull the movie up from what seems to be a really worn-out premise. Of course, any twist or surprise is well appreciated!
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (September 20)
One of Funny or Die’s best assets Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis will have its own movie this month on Netflix. Zach will handle his fair share of celebrity encounters out and in between two ferns that makes the fans of the web series crazily excited. The fact that the original series are just short sketches makes everyone wonder what can this film do. Will it be good or bad? We have to wait and find out but right now, everything is pointing on the optimistic side of things.
Unbelievable (September 13)
What’s worse than getting raped? No one believing your story, not even the closest people to you. This is what the upcoming Netflix minsieries will tackle. Based on the award-winning story published by ProPublica and The Marshall Project, Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette and Merrit Wever brings a very timely but an ever-going cycle of rape and injustice that will shock the viewers for its depth and severity. With a talented cast and a tough but true story, Unbelievable promises that it won’t be easy but will definitely be a relevant program that will shed the truth in both the crime and the system that judges it.
Criminal: UK (September 20)
Set in four different countries (France, Spain, Germany and UK), this police procedural anthology will be headlined by David Tennant, Katherine Kelly and Hayley Atwell. For sure, those are good reasons to be excited but its promise of having meticulously-detailed police procedures will attract and challenge the viewers’ eyes. There’s nothing better than having a talented ensemble play a big guessing game that could very well confuse you than leave you in peace.
The Politician (September 27)
Do young people really dream of being politicians? Netflix will say yes this month as Ben Platt plays the role of Payton Hobart, an aspiring politician who dreams to become the future President of the United States. But before all of that, he must first overcome the politics of his own High School’s student government. It will discuss a lot of crazy sensitive topics of today’s ridiculous politically correct society. The handling of these issues could make or break the show. With a funny premise and solid cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton and Laura Dreyfuss, The Politician has a big shoe to fill but by the looks of it, is ready to step in.
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (September 20)
In a deeply humane approach, this upcoming documentary series will take us to the mind of the genius billionaire Bill Gates. Aside from the household knowledge as the founder of multinational tech company Microsoft, this documentary takes the task of delving in many things that keeps Bill going. His personal life, family and his humanitarian efforts and affairs that makes him a man not only notable for founding one of the biggest businesses in the world but also the seeds he sowed through his philanthropy.
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Surviving R. Kelly (September 15)
Before the insane interview with CBS’ Gayle King, a docu-series was aired in January of this year on Lifetime that exposed several mind-numbing details on R&B artist R. Kelly’s growing sexual abuse lawsuits. Now, the miniseries will be available on Netflix for those who have missed it. Not only is the show critically acclaimed, but it also sheds a light to the expanding list of big names that are deeply involved in heinous crimes. Coming after the release of Unbelievable (13th), this is going to be one hell of a heart-pounding weekend to dive in.