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

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15. Sneakerheads

Season: 1

Created By: Jay Longino

Starring: Allen Maldonado, Andrew Bachelor, Jearnest Corchado, Matthew Josten, Yaani King Mondschein, Justin Lee, Aja Evans

Release Date: Friday, Sept. 25

This September, Netflix boasts a number of high-profile new release original movies and series. But Sneakerheads just might be one of the most underrated new series coming this month. Allen Maldonado stars as Devin, a stay-at-home dad who used to be a sneakerhead, or a collector of sneakers. Devin decides to get back in the sneakerhead game, but falls into a get-rich-quick scheme that rapidly unravels on the hunt for an elusive, exclusive new shoe. Make sure to check out the brand-new series when the full first season arrives at the end of September.

14. Bad Teacher

Release Year: 2011

Directed By: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel

Release Date: Sunday, Sept. 27

Cameron Diaz stars in Bad Teacher as middle school teacher Elizabeth Halsey, whose apathy for her profession gets worse as she prepares to marry a rich man. But when she’s dumped, she must put a little more effort into her job to score a raise a hot new rich teacher (Justin Timberlake). The film earned middling to negative reviews and holds a 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but Bad Teacher proved a box office smash with a $216.2 million worldwide gross. Don’t miss one of Diaz’s best roles when the nearly 10-year-old comedy hits Netflix on Sept. 27.

13. Love, Guaranteed 

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Damon Wayans Jr., Heather Graham

Release Date: Thursday, Sept. 3

Ready for a new Netflix original romantic comedy to swoon over? Love, Guaranteed stars Rachael Leigh Cook as Susan, a lawyer trying to save her small firm with a big money case. Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.) seeks to sue a dating website that guarantees its clients will find love. Obviously, Nick did not find love. However, in working together on the case, Susan and Nick’s connection heats up just as much as the lawsuit. Spend the long holiday weekend with Netflix’s best new premieres, including Love, Guaranteed when the rom-com premieres on Sept. 3.

12. The Boys in the Band

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Joe Mantello

Starring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchinson, Tuc Watkins, Michael Bejamin Washington

Release Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30

Based on the 1968 play of the same name, The Boys in the Band follows a group of gay friends who come back together to celebrate one of their birthdays. But when one of their seemingly closeted college roommates joins the party, the reunion gets complicated. From director Joe Mantello and producer Ryan Murphy, who reteam after collaborating on the Emmy-nominated Netflix miniseries Hollywood. End September with what will surely be a can’t-miss movie when The Boys in the Band makes its premiere on the last day of the month.

11. The Duchess

Season: 1

Created By: Katherine Ryan

Starring: Katherine Ryan, Max Fincham, Nathan Clarke

Release Date: Friday, Sept. 11

Katherine Ryan executive produces, writes and stars in the new Netflix original series The Duchess, which centers on a single mother who tends to make problematic but powerful choices. Katherine and her daughter, Olive, live in London and take on the world together, but soon the single mother starts wondering whether she should have a second child… with her estranged ex and Olive’s father. The Duchess just might be the dark horse comedy to win us over this fall. Check out all the first-season episodes when they debut on Sept. 11.