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

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Julie and the Phantoms and new Netflix shows and movies to watch

20. Get Organized with The Home Edit

Season: 1

Starring: Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin

Release Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9

If you’ve ever seen a celebrity share their newly organized kitchen pantry on Instagram and felt jealous, you’re about to feel jealous all over again. The Home Edit brings their organization expertise to Netflix with an eight-episode lifestyle series Get Organized with The Home Edit. You’ll see the expert duo lend a helping hand to celebrity clients Rachel Zoe, Khloe Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Retta, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Jordana Brewster, Kane and Katelyn Brown and Reese Witherspoon, who executive produces the series. Get organized on Sept. 9!

19. Greenleaf

Season: 5

Created By: Craig Wright

Starring: Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Deborah Joy Winans

Release Date: Thursday, Sept. 10

Right now, you’re probably looking for an addictive new series to start watching in the absence of the usual fall television season. Obviously, there’s plenty to choose from on Netflix, and there’s lots more coming. The OWN Network drama series Greenleaf brings its eight-episode fifth and final season to the streamer this month, ending the series with a stunning finale. In total, 60 episodes of the juicy drama will be streaming in full on Sept. 10.

18. My Octopus Teacher

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed

Release Date: Monday, Sept. 7

Never underestimate the ability of a Netflix documentary to become the next big conversation piece online. There are so many new documentaries coming to the platform this month, just as there were last month, but one of the most intriguing titles has to be My Octopus Teacher. From directors Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, the documentary centers on a filmmaker making an unlikely bond with an octopus in South Africa learning from the animal about the unknown about its own world. Don’t miss this interesting tale when it premieres on Labor Day.

17. Julie and the Phantoms

Season: 1

Created By: Dan Cross and David Hoge

Starring: Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada, Owen Patrick Joyner, Booboo Stewart, Cheyenne Jackson, Carlos Ponce, Sonny Bustamante, Jadah Marie, Sacha Carlson , Savannah Lee May

Release Date: Thursday, Sept. 10

Based on the Brazilian series of the same name, Julie and the Phantoms stars Madison Reyes as a teenager named Julie who lost her love for music after the death of her mother. However, Julie encounters the ghosts of three handsome musicians from 1995 who start to reinvigorate Julie’s spirit and passion for performing. The family-friendly musical dramedy comes from executive producer Kenny Ortega, the director of High School Musical, and is perfect for the younger binge-watchers who have been watching Victorious. Catch the shows’ debut on Sept. 10.

16. Adrift

Release Year: 2018

Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grace Palmer

Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Based on a true story, Adrift stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, a couple who finds themselves sailing into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes of all time. When Tami discovers Richard has been severely injured and their boat has been damaged, she must muster the strength to save them both. Upon release, the film earned mostly positive reviews with a 70% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but struggled at the box office. You don’t want to miss the heart-stopping survival tale when it hits Netflix at the top of the month.