35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in September 2020

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Although it might not have felt like much of a summer, the season has officially reached its end. But that doesn’t mean Netflix has stopped churning out new release movies and shows to watch as fall quickly nears. It’s time to power through the leftover titles in your watch list from August because there are plenty of new Netflix movies and shows to watch this month.

Of course, Netflix welcomes two of the highest-profile original new titles, such as the Sarah Paulson series Ratched from Ryan Murphy and Enola Holmes, starring Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown. The streamer also debuts new originals like The Devil All the Time, Away and Julie and the Phantoms as well as favorite such as the final season of The Good Place and throwback sitcom Sister, Sister. But there’s much more where those come from.

Find your next lineup of movies to marathon at the end of summer and beginning of fall with our comprehensive list of the 35 best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in September, and comment below with your favorite picks!

Best Netflix movies and movies to watch in September 2020

35. Not Another Teen Movie

Release Year: 2001

Directed By: Joel Gallen

Starring: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Eric Jungmann, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Ron Lester, Randy Quaid, Lacey Chabert, Riley Smith, Samaire Armstrong

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Taking aim at the popular teen movies of the ’80s and ’90s, Not Another Teen Movie parodies the clichés in the movies we all love (or love to hate, depending on who you are). Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh), an outcast artist, falls for football star Jake Wyler (Chris Evans) when he makes a bet to turn the wallflower into the prom queen. Obviously, the film spoofs teen classic She’s All That, as well as favorites such as Can’t Hardly Wait, Pretty in Pink and Never Been Kissed.

Not Another Teen Movie received similar, or perhaps worse, reviews than the movies it makes fun of, clocking in at a 28% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film opened behind Vanilla Sky and Ocean’s Eleven, ultimately bringing in a worldwide gross of $66.5 million against a budget of $15 million. Of course, the movie wound up a classic in its own right thanks to a certain scene featuring Chris Evans that circulates often. Don’t miss the teen parody when it hits Netflix on Sept. 1.

34. Coneheads

Release Year: 1993

Directed By: Steve Barron

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Michael McKean, David Spade, Chris Farley, Sinbad, Michael Richards, Eddie Griffin, Phil Hartman, Adam Sandler and others

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch, Coneheads stars Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin as Beldar and Prymaat, extraterrestrials with cone-shaped heads stranded in New Jersey after a mission gone wrong. When they’re forced to assimilate into society and pretending to be humans in suburbia, the Conehead family becomes the object of investigation as their home planet gives them orders. The film holds a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and made $21.3 million at the box office. Coneheads is a must-watch on Netflix this September for fans of classic SNL.

33. Puss in Boots

Release Year: 2011

Directed By: Chris Miller

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Zach Galifiankakis, Salma Hayek, Billy Bob Thornton, Constance Marie, Mike Mitchell

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

A spin-off of the popular Shrek film franchise, Puss in Boots tells the origin story of everyone’s favorite sword-yielding feline. Antonio Banderas reprises his voice role as Puss in Boots, who joins his friends Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) on an adventure to steal a golden egg from a goose. The film holds an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and made $555 million worldwide against a budget of $130 million. Before sequel hits theaters, make sure to catch the Oscar-nominated original when it streams on Netflix this month.

32. Sex Drive

Release Year: 2008

Directed By: Sean Anders

Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, Clark Duke, Seth Green, James Marsden, Katrina Bowden, Alice Greczyn, Michael Cudlitz, David Koechner

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Sex Drive centers on a teenager named Ian (Josh Zuckerman), who’s tired of always being seen as the “best friend.” When he meets a girl online who likes him, Ian swipes his brother’s car and drives to meet his potential new girlfriend. The film comes from director Seasn Anders, who also directed such movies as That’s My Boy, Horrible Bosses 2, Daddy’s Home and Instant Family. Upon release, Sex Drive earned middling reviews and disappointed at the box office, but if you’re a fan of raunchy comedies, this one’s definitely the throwback for you.

31. Anaconda

Release Year: 1997

Directed By: Luis Llosa

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde, Owen Wilson

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Jennifer Lopez stars in Anaconda as documentary director Terri Flores, who travels deep into the Amazon with her crew to search for a forgotten tribe. While in the Amazonian jungle, Terri and her team encounter Paul (Jon Voight), a stranded snake hunter willing to help them. However, his motives might ulterior as the group battles a legendary massive anaconda. The cult classic horror film was a critical failure but a financial success. With a reboot in development, now is the perfect time to become acquainted, or reacquainted, with Anaconda on Netflix at the top of the month.