By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Aug 21, 2019 at 7:01 PM

After spending the past year nagging Netflix about its declining selection and predicting its imminent demise, I almost feel bad for the Big Red Streaming Monolith.

The end of days, or at least very challenging days, for the breakthrough streaming service are now in sight with Disney+ and Warner Bros.' HBO Max poaching away movies and gearing up for their debuts, with Universal, Apple and a Paramount newly reunited with CBS not far behind. And the newly announced list of new arrivals for the month of September does not help assuage any fears, featuring more additions along the bizarrely random likes of "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" and "Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures" and fewer noteworthy hits like "300" or "Lord of the Rings" (but only two of the three films). 

As has been the case for the past several months now, the commendable new releases are almost entirely in the Originals category – next month featuring a new series from Ryan Murphy called "The Politician" and a new spy drama series from Sacha Baron Cohen. Yes, a drama starring Borat. There's also a "Lost"-esque riff called "The I-Land" (because that worked so well for "Surface," "Manifest," "Invasion," "Jericho" and a dozen others), a Bill Gates documentary and a "Between Two Ferns" movie – but really, even amongst these new Netflix Original options, there's not a lot of signature names. There doesn't appear to be a "Stranger Things" or "GLOW" or "Mindhunter" in the bunch.

It's lot utterly dire amongst the outside releases as well, as the streaming service is adding hits like "300," "Superbad," "Eat Pray Love," "American Psycho" and the two aforementioned "Lord of the Rings" adventures. But look at this lineup, and see how many movies get you excited about the next 30 days of Netflix. I imagine a lot of shrugs reading what follows below – and the Big Red Streaming Monolith has to be concerned those shrugs are going to continue as other streaming platforms show up with larger libraries, and in Disney+'s case impressive bundles, to offer. 

And so here we are: The giant killer is slowly becoming the streaming David against the studio Goliaths. Don't feel too bad, though; they cancelled "One Day at a Time." HYOU MONSTERS!

Anyways, here's the full list of movies and television shows coming to Netflix in September. 

Sept. 1


"68 Kill"

"American Psycho"

"Dante's Peak"


"For the Birds"


"The Lake House"

"The Last Exorcism"

"Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures" season 1

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

"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"



"The Saint"

"The Taking of Pelham 123"

"Uncle Naji in UAE"

"The Walking Dead" season 9

"You Don't Mess with the Zohan"

Sept. 4

"The World We Make"

Sept. 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Archibald's Next Big Thing"

"Article 15"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Elite" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hip Hop Evolution" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father" season 3


Sept. 9

"Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure"

Sept. 10

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Bill Burr: Paper Tiger"

"Eat Pray Love"


"Shameless" season 9

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020"

Sept. 12


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Mind, Explained"


Sept. 13

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Chef Show" volume 2

"Head Count"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea"

"I'm Sorry" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Ranch" season 7


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Unbelievable"

Sept. 14

"We Have Always Lived in the Castle"

Sept. 15

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "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"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Last Kids on Earth"

Sept. 18

"Come and Find Me"

Sept. 19


Sept. 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Between Two Ferns: The Movie"


"Daddy Issues"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Disenchantment" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fastest Car" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Las del hockey"

Sept. 21

"Sarah's Key"

Sept. 23


Sept. 24

"American Horror Story: Apocalypse"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself"

Sept. 25

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Abstract: The Art of Design" season 2




NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Glitch" season 3

Sept. 26

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Explained" season 2

"The Grandmaster"

Sept. 27


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dragons: Rescue Riders"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "El marginal" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "In the Shadow of the Moon"

"Locked Up" season 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Politician"


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Vis a vis" season 4

Sept. 30

"Gotham" season 5

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mo Gilligan: Momentum"

To be announced


Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.