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

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More good Netflix movies and shows to watch in September

30. How to Train Your Dragon 2

Release Year: 2014

Directed By: Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington

Release Date: Friday, Sept. 11

A follow-up to the 2010 animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues the story five years after the events of the first film. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless discover cave full of wild dragons, including a dragon rider that turns out to be Hiccup’s mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett). The animated adventure film was a box office smash, critical favorite and Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature. It’s the perfect fun for the whole family, and arrives for streaming this month.

29. Van Helsing

Season: 4

Created By: Neil LaBute

Starring: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Aleks Paunovic, Keeya King, John Cassini, Neal McDonough, Nicole Munoz, Caroline Cave, Tricia Helfer

Release Date: Sunday, Sept. 27

Picking up in the aftermath of season 3, Syfy’s Van Helsing returns for its fourth season, and finds Vanessa (Kelly Overton) vowing to defeat the darkness. The latest season of the fan-favorite series comes to Netflix this month as one of the best new release shows to watch. Given the slight drought of new content, it’s certainly a series worth checking out if you haven’t yet. The 13-episode fourth season of Van Helsing joins the first three seasons of 39 episodes on Netflix ahead of the upcoming fifth and final season on Syfy.

28. American Barbecue Showdown

Season: 1

Starring: Rutledge Wood, Lyric Lewis, Kevin Bludso, Melissa Cookston

Release Date: Friday, Sept. 18

Right now more than ever, Netflix binge-watchers are turning to fun, mostly unchallenging content as a form of coping with the current state of the world. And the streaming giant continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. If you’re looking for another competition series to become all too invested in, check out the American Barbecue Showdown, which challenges the skills of some of the best competitive barbecuers in a wild ways. The eight-episode series fires up the smoker on Sept. 18 with what’s hopefully the next great escapist binge-watch.

27. Muppets Most Wanted

Release Year: 2014

Directed By: James Bobin

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrelll, Tina Fey

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

A spin-off of the 2011 hit film The Muppets, Ricky Gervais stars in Muppets Most Wanted as Dominic Badguy, the gang’s new manager responsible for their latest world tour. Kermit suspects it’s not a good idea, and he’s proven right when Dominic turns out to be just as much of a badguy as his surname suggests. Muppets Most Wanted holds an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes but disappointed at the box office with a worldwide gross of $80.4 million against a $51 million budget. Don’t miss the Muppets’ return to Netflix at the top of September.

26. Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Pallin Wedel

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15

One of the many new documentaries coming to Netflix in September, Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice follows the story of a two-year-old girl from Bangkok. Einz became the youngest person to undergo cryo-preservation after she died from brain cancer. Because she died so young, her laser scientist father made the difficult decision to preserve her body if there should be any chance in the future for Einz to live again in a new body. Hope Frozen goes on the family’s emotional journey of hope when the documentary makes its premiere on Sept. 15.