September, fall and PSLs are practically here (crazy, right?!). This seasonal switch means it’s time to ditch your summer clothes in exchange for something that allows you to lounge on the couch (athleisure, anyone?), get comfy and binge on Netflix content that’ll be either added to or pulled from the streaming site during September. So, ladies and gents, listen up, hunker down and get ready to tune in to these shows and movies next month.
WHAT’S COMING TO NETFLIX
1. Portlandia (Season 5): Put a bird on it (!) and prepare yourself for a hysterical Portlandia binge for all of season 5. Thankfully, the comedic geniuses that are Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are here to make you LOL through the return of Toni + Candace (yaaaass), Lance + Nina, Kath + Dave and more of your fave funny duos.
2. 6 Years: This film debuted at SXSW, so you know it’s worth a watch. The story centers on a young-and-in-love couple whose world and relationship comes tumbling down as they dabble in violence, which leaves a big question mark on their formerly idyllic future.
3. COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret: Dubbed “the film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see,” this documentary focuses on animal agriculture and its lasting effects on the environment — specifically cattle. Mayyyybe consider ordering a veggie burger for this showing.
4. Up in the Air: This 2009 movie starring (my husband) George Clooney and (my wife) Anna Kendrick is a feel-good movie to watch about constant travel and how companionship can be found in unexpected places at unexpected times — a perfect plane ride flick for your weekday business travels.
5. The Blacklist (Season 2): Mystery and crime fans, you’ll want to catch season 2 to keep up with FBI profiler Liz Keen and career criminal Raymond Reddington as their bizarre working relationship unfolds.
6. Call the Midwife (Season 4): This show is a blast from the past that portrays midwifery in London during the 1950s, with a focus on the ins and outs of old-school family life. The BBC is in its fourth installment of this series, so you know it’s worth a watch.
7. Why Did I Get Married?: Prepare to LOLOL when you turn on Tyler Perry’s 2007 dramedy. Eight married pals head out for their annual couples’ vacay, where the trials and tribulations associated with being officially boo’d up are on full display.
8. Philomena: This biographical drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan is about a journalist who follows the heartfelt story of a woman’s decades-long search for her son, who’s been missing since she was forced to live in a convent while pregnant.
9. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, y’all, and we couldn’t be more stoked for the return of Mister Rogers to our screens so we can watch him + his incredible cardigans whenever we damn please. The world would be a better place if more peeps were like Mister Rogers.
10. Black or White: Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star in this touching 2015 film that follows a little girl who is at the center of a custody battle between both sides of her family. The families overcome issues of race and forgiveness as they figure out together what’s best for their little relative.
WHAT’S LEAVING NETFLIX
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Adventure, sci-fi and dystopian flick fans will need to watch this movie before Netflix pulls it at the end of September. Even if you’re not typically into movies like this, it’s worth watching while you can — who doesn’t want to see Jennifer Lawrence girlboss it as Katniss Everdeen?!
2. The IT Crowd: This funny series follows a group of three motley IT workers who have to make sure their company’s day-to-day operations are running smoothly while getting into their own kind of mischief. It’s worth cueing up for anyone who wants to unleash their inner geek.
3. Sleepless in Seattle: Ahhh, Sleepless in Seattle, a truly classic must-see movie — but then again, what isn’t a must-see when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are stars? This feel-good flick centers on a widower who can’t shake the death of his wife. His son encourages him to call into a radio show to recount his marriage while a Baltimore-based reporter happens to tune in. The rest is movie magic history.
4. World War Z: Well, this movie stars Brad Pitt, so you’re gonna want to watch it ASAP. Beyond that important fact, this zombie-centric film is totally action-packed and leaves you questioning whether we could all survive a real zombie pandemic. That said, we would feel confident surviving anything if Mr. Pitt was in charge *swoon*.
5. The Wolf of Wall Street: We promise, TWOWS will make you say, “WTFFF no way!” at least a dozen of times. It’s based on a crazy-true story that you can’t help but become totally immersed in. From the straight-up beautiful + talented actors (love ya, Leo) and actresses (keep slaying, Margot Robbie) to the awesomely insane storyline, you simply must watch this one before Netflix pulls it.
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction: Autobot fans, this one is for you — catch it while you can on the ‘Flix in September. Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor all star in this action/sci-fi/adventure blockbuster that features everything from alien robots to trucks that take on a life of their own.
7. The Expendables 3: The third installment of the Expendables adventure/thriller series, starring Sylvester Stallone, focuses on the takedown of Conrad Stonebanks, who’s also the co-founder of the Expendables. We don’t want to put out any spoilers, but you’ll have to tune in to see for yourself whether Barney + his team will come out victorious in the end.
8. Apocalypse Now: This 1979 film is set during the Vietnam War, during which U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent on a special mission to kill an elusive Colonel named Walter Kurtz. Willard’s team finally reaches Kurtz, but that’s just the beginning of this story. It’s history, it’s heavy, but it’s a true cinematic classic.
9. Ink Master: Tatted-up peeps, listen up! Ink Master is like a cross between reality competition shows and LA Ink, challenging budding tattoo artists to prove their ability to conceptualize and execute great tats in all different types of situations through challenges on real people.
10. Mortal Kombat: This 1995 action/fantasy movie, which is based on the popular video game, follows three martial artists who have the weight of the world on their shoulders — literally. They embark on a journey to a remote island where they will compete in a tournament which determines the world’s destiny. NBD.
More Content That’s Coming + Going
Also coming to Netflix in September
Netflix Originals: Netflix has really stepped up its original content game in the past year (OITNB, we’re lookin’ at you) and people have been steadily tuning in. September will introduce us to Longmire (Season 4), a crime-drama series based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels, and Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist.
YouTube Adventures: YouTube stars Jenn McAllister and Lauren Elizabeth star alongside Molly Ringwald in Bad Night, which follows friends Kate + Abby, who are mistaken for infamous art thieves. Enough said. Another gem is Smosh: The Movie, featuring YouTube funny girl Jenna Marbles. A not-so-flattering video of a character named Anthony emerges online before a high school reunion — but the Smosh dudes then attempt to do major virtual damage control before Anthony’s reunion and reputation is ruined.
For the Kids: Who remembers VeggieTales (and Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber), the veggie-tastic show that teaches kiddos about positive life values like friendship, honesty and forgiveness? It’s BACK with VeggieTales in the House this month. You should also queue up Puffin Rock, an Irish kids’ series that follows two puffins, Oona and Baba, as they embark on a world exploration.
Also leaving Netflix in September: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, FernGully, DINOSAURS, Coach, Hercules
What are you most excited about watching in September on Netflix? Are you sad to see any movies or shows go? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.